Thursday, 29 October 2015

Witches, Warlocks and Westfield!

Do you have your Witch attire ready for the big night? Come to Westfield's Witches' and Warlock's Convention. We are celebrating someone's special birthday. There will be games on the green, a craft in the school house and potions for sale in the confectionary store. If you are up to it- visit the Haunted Train station. Westfield will be open Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission for an adult is $11.00, a senior 65+ is $10.00, a child 6-12 years is $6.50 and a child 5 and under is free. You may also use your Nature's Reward Pass which admits up to 6 people including 4 adults. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. and the Village gates will open at 6:30 p.m. The Ancaster Lions Club will have the Ironwood Hall open selling light refreshments.

Pumpkin Sunday Was So Much Fun!


Yummy treats from the Lockhart kitchen, fun games on the Village green and some new volunteers pose for a picture. It was a fun day for all who came out. Join us for our Haunted Halloween Event on October 30 and 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Haunted Halloween

The 2nd Annual Witches’ and Warlocks’ Convention will take place in Rockton at Westfield Heritage Village on the evenings of Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Witches and warlocks of all ages are welcome to join in the fun at this special Halloween event.  Come dressed as a witch or warlock and be a convention delegate!  At Westfield you can brush up on your broom-making skills, marvel at the glowing display of carved pumpkins and dance in the bandstand under the twinkling lights.  Younger visitors will enjoy making a special Halloween craft in the one room school house.  Braver souls can risk visiting the Jerseyville Railway Station and the Walk of Doom!

“The Halloween program is one of our favourite events at Westfield.  The historic village is a fascinating place to be at night time.” says Lisa Hunter, head of programs. “This year is even more fun because the second of our two events is actually happening on October 31st.  This is the first time ever that you can visit Westfield on Halloween night!”

This year’s convention features opportunities to learn about the history of Halloween traditions and to take part in a special all-ages witch and warlock fashion show. Discover the village by moonlight and lantern light, hear traditional ghost stories, make a craft in the one-room schoolhouse and visit the village drug store to learn about magic potions. There will also be a very special 511th birthday celebration for a very important warlock (it’s a surprise!) which will include theatre, music and a unique and amazing birthday cake.  There will be so much to see and do, and lots of photo opportunities!

“Our volunteers here at Westfield are so excited about Halloween and the Witches’ and Warlocks’ Convention theme, “says Lynn Felker, Volunteer Coordinator at Westfield. “We will have a full crew out on both Friday and Saturday night to help create some very special experiences for our guests.”

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Pumpkin Sunday Coming Soon!

Come to Westfield Heritage Village on October 25 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. for Pumpkin Sunday, a fun-filled event for families.  Enjoy pumpkin-themed games, activities and demonstrations in Westfield’s beautiful historic, rural setting.  Lots of special photo opportunities.  Free pumpkins, in exchange for a food donation, will be available from 1:00 – 3:00, while supplies last.  Regular admission rates apply.