3 3hings to do in Windsor this weekend

From food to phantoms, CBC Windsor's Mike Evans has scouted some of the best things to do this weekend.

Food, phantoms and haunted houses are on the agenda

Scare House Windsor is open for its seventh frightening year. (Scarehouse Windsor/Facebook)

The long, Thanksgiving weekend is here and there is plenty to do in Windsor-Essex.

From food to phantoms, CBC Windsor's Mike Evans has scouted some of the best things to do this weekend.

The list includes:

1. Scare House Windsor

Scare House Windsor is a haunted house located right on Ouellette Avenue.

The house has been terrifying Windsorites for seven years now and it's only getting bigger.

"It was basically four people in the beginning now we have more than 50," head ghoul Shawne Lippert said. "This year, in Windsor, I don't think there is another haunted house."

Lippert said he's seen people cry, gasp for air and clutch their chests as they exit the back door.

"The best, though, are the smiles," he said.

Lippert said 22 "chickens" left the house before finishing the tour on the weekend.

The house is open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday from now until Halloween.

2. Phantoms of River Canard Ghost Tour

The tour runs every weekend from now until Halloween.

The spooky tour starts at the River Canard Canoe Company at 7:30 p.m.

Organizer Ron Lapoint calls the tour historical and creepy.

"The way to experience the local history of River Canard and its darker aspects," Lapoint said.

Tour includes a guide, who discusses the War of 1812, burial grounds, muskrat farms, drownings, legendary ghost tales and St. Joseph's Church.

Lapoint said being on River Canard at night is "spooky and eerie."

"It's a very unique experience," he said.

There's more information available on River Canard Canoe's website.

3. Leamington Farmers Market

Not only will the Leamington Farmers Market have all the vegetables needed for a Thanksgiving day spread, but it will also have a very special celebrity vegetable on hand.

A 317-kg pumpkin will be on display Saturday. That's a 700-pound gourd.

The pumpkin is just for show, not for sale and not for baking. It's been brought in as an incentive to check out the farmer's market, which runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

The market's at the Leamington Fairgrounds

More information is on the market's website.

Mike Evans feels it's his responsibility to make sure you have fun things to do on the weekend.

To hear his column and even more things to do, click the audio box.


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