Scare In The Square 

Downtown Brantford Presents Scare In The Square

Friday October 6 & Saturday October 7

Schedule **Please note times are subject to change**


5:00pm-8:00pm Photo Booth
5:00pm-9:00pm Michael’s Casper’s Craft Corner
5:00pm-9:00pm Millards Presents Hayrides*
5:00pm-9:00om Inflatable Harvest Maze
5:00pm-9:00pm FREE Halloween Make-Up Tutorials
5:00pm-10:00pm– NEW Escape Key*
5:30pm-West Brant Animal Hospital Presents Howl’Oween Dog Parade (Register at Harmony Square)  Followed by Howl’Oween Dog Parade Awards
5:00pm-10:00pm Ghost Hunting Tour at Odeon Theatre (Market Street)*
7:00pm-10:00pm Haunted House Blood in the Bayou *located at Laurier Student Union*
8:00pm-Waking Life


12:00pm-10:00pm NEW Escape Key*
12:00pm—2:00pm BGH Fun Troop
12:00pm—5:00pm Michael’s Casper’s Craft Corner
12:00pm-7:00pm  Inflatable Harvest Maze
1:00pm—7:00pm Photo Booth
2:00pm—4:00pm Children’s Trick or Treating (Register in Harmony Square)
4:00pm—Costume Contest Judging
4:00pm—9:00pm Millards Presents Hayrides*
5:00pm—10:00pm Ghost Hunting Tour at Odeon Theatre (Market Street)*
6:00pm—Brantford Toyota Presents Zombie Walk, followed by Awards
7:00pm—10:00pm Haunted House Blood in the Bayou *located at Laurier Student Union*
7:30pm—10:00pm GLOW Party (wear white and neon colours!)


  • Escape Key
  • GLOW Party - Wear white (Saturday night only)
  • Face Make Up Tutorials (Friday only)
  • Inflatable Harvest Maze

Pumpkin & Scarecrow Competitions

To register a Scarecrow or Pumpkin, please email

Scarecrow Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Winner will be announced at 5pm on the Bell Stage.
  • A representative is expected to be present at judging. 
  • Entries will be voted on by the public.
  • All votes will be tallied Friday and Saturday and announced at 5pm.
  • One Scarecrow BASE per participant will be provided
  • All entries must be delivered to Harmony Square on Friday October 6th
  • Entrants are responsible for bringing and installing their fully assembled scarecrows
  • All entries will receive a 4’X4’ display area
  • Scarecrows must NOT exceed 8’ in height 
  • Only 1 scarecrow per display area
  • BIA members MAY have multiple entries – however only 1 base will be provided 
  • Brantford Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Brantford BIA are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged scarecrows
  • Entries MUST be removed by 5pm on October 7th, 2016.  Bases are the Property of Brantford Parks & Recreation and must be left at Harmony Square.
  • Any entries left after the removal date will be disposed of.


  • Scarecrows MAY promote yur business in a creative fashion
  • Each scarecrow must be free standing on base provided.  
  • Scarecrows can NOT be driven into the ground
  • Scarecrows can NOT lean up against trees
  • No tiki torches, gas-powered generators or any other flammable objects allowed as props
  • No sharp objects allowed as props ex. Pitch forks
  • Human scarecrows NOT allowed
  • Store bought masks NOT allowed
  • All scarecrows will be provided a name plate by Parks & Recreation and turned over at the base
  • Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand weather such as wind & rain and be in good taste.  Brantford Parks & Recreation reserves the right to remove any entrant deemed inappropriate
  • No religious or political statements

Winning Scarecrow entry will receive a circulating PLAQUE to display at their workplace!

Pumpkin Rules and Regulations:

  • Pumpkins can be decorated in any manner you choose: Carved, painted, dressed up, get creative!
  • Participants must provide their own pumpkin.
  • The contest is open to individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses.
  • Location: Harmony Square, Downtown Brantford
  • Participants will be provided a large sign with the entry name clearly marked (for judging purposes).
  • All entries must be delivered to Harmony Square on Friday October 6th between 10am-3pm
  • Entries MUST be removed by 5pm on October 7th, 2016. Any entries left after the removal date will be disposed of.

Thanks to all our Sponsors

  • Downtown Brantford BIA
  • The Fright Club
  • West Brant Animal Hospital
  • Brantwood Farms
  • Brantford Toyota
  • West Brant Window World
  • Brant News
  • ICHTHYS Theatre
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • J.P Graci and Associates
  • Advanced Machine Tool Services Inc.
  • Laurier Student Union
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • The Brantford Paranormal Society
  • Halloween Alley 
  • Michael's - The Arts and Crafts Store
  • Your Neighborhood Credit Union
  • Levac's Trophies
  • The Costabile Group