The Alderney Landing Bluenose Ghost Festival

Alderney Landing hosts annual Bluenose Ghost Festival It’s that time of year again when Alderney Landing hosts The Bluenose Ghost Festival,  The Bluenose Ghost Festival runs during the following dates/times:  October 5-7, 12-15, 19-22 & 26-31 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The spine-tingling Fear The Darkness Haunted House is the major event but there are many other events that may be more for the non-scream seekers including The New Selfie Haunted Park, a simulated Casket Ride, walking tour of Geary Street Cemetery and the Free Food & Folklore Festival at the farmers market Saturdays and Sundays. The Bluenose Ghosts Festival is an ongoing initiative by Alderney Landing to preserve the cultural heritage and integrity of Dartmouth by engaging many levels of the community. From offering students in Saint Mary’s University’s History Department unique research projects to curriculum aligned educational programs for elementary and junior high students and fine art projects. Researching and retelling entertaining stories inspired by Dr. Helen Creighton’s work on the supernatural is a rewarding activity for students of all ages. An homage to Dr. Creighton and her tireless efforts to document stories, songs and experiences of Atlantic Canadians we continue to collect stories of Downtown Dartmouth. Festival Highlights: To satisfy the public’s thirst for Fear, Alderney Landing presents Fear the Darkness Haunted House. Not for the faint of heart, this annual haunted house tour is sure to scare even the tough guys! (Parental discretion advised). If you don’t wish to enter the Darkness, there is something for everyone including the new Selfie Haunted Park. #Selfie with the scariest Celebrities and Ghosts! Lie down in a Simulated Casket Ride. Go to Departures: The Geary Street Cemetery Interactive Online Media Tour.  Kids, make sure you visit the witches on-site to help fill your trick or treat bag with candy!  In front of the Fear the Darkness Haunted House, look for the Bluenose Ghosts Media Wall. This Media Wall will showcase the winners and best entries from The Horror Movie Trailer Competition, as well as the short film. “Bluenose Ghosts” and clips from the previous winners of “Fear the Darkness Haunted House.”Enter your spooky yard into this coast to coast yard haunt! Pick up a yard sign, package and register to be part of the fun. Extreme Yard Haunt or Family Friendly Yard Haunt! You Decide! October at Farmers' Market is the Free Food & Folklore Festival Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm & Sundays 11 am - 3 pm.  Local Entertainer Willy Badger will be recounting traditional scary folklore tales of Dartmouth and Nova Scotia. The Bluenose Ghost Festival runs during the following dates/times:  October 5-7, 12-15, 19-22 & 26-31 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.  Admission is $12. For a complete list of activities and information please visit For more information about The Bluenose Ghost Festival, please contact:  Willy or the Main Office at 902-461-4698 For media interviews please contact:  Bea MacGregor, Executive Director at

Admission details

All tickets are sold at The on-site Fear the Darkness Haunted House in front of the Haunted House. $12 for the haunted House and $20 to gain access to everything.

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