MEDIA RELEASE: What's On in Port Hope

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What’s On in Port Hope: Festive Fall Fun Throughout the Municipality this October

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Port Hope, ON

Fall has arrived and it’s the perfect season to explore the colourful tree-lined streets in the Municipality of Port Hope. Below is a list of the upcoming fall-themed events in the community:

Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15
• Vintage Film Festival: All screenings and events this year are to be at Port Hope's 'atmospheric' Capitol Theatre. The weekend is best enjoyed as an event. Starting with a gala reception followed by two films on Friday. On Saturday, six movies make up the program that range from very old, silent films, to talkies and musicals. Sunday wraps up with four movies. Since 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, all movies will feature a Canadian actor or director. www.vintagefilmfestival.ca

Saturday, October 28
• Spooktacular at the Town Park Recreation Centre: A free event, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all ages; wear costumes, win prizes and participate in some spooky fun. www.porthope.ca/events

• Ghostly Visit at Wesleyville: Scary family fun and games at this annual Halloween event. Frightening decorations, live ghouls and treats provided by fearsome friends of Wesleyville Village. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 2082 Lakeshore Road, Port Hope. www.wesleyvillevillage.com

• Farmers Market. The last day of the Port Hope Farmers Market for the 2017 season. www.porthopefarmersmarket.ca

Sunday, October 29
• Pumpkin Fest in Memorial Park, hosted by the Northumberland Child Development Centre: The event is free to the public. Event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes live music, fee pumpkins for Jack-o-Lantern carving and participants are encouraged to come dressed in costume. www.ncdc.ca

• Spooky Skate: Free public skate open to all ages. Come in your costume for a fang-tastic time! 1:00 p.m. to 2:30pm at the Jack Burger Sports Complex. www.porthope.ca/events

• Haute Goat Halloween: Enjoy a scary wagon ride, tricky treasure hunt, face painting, decorate a "permanent pumpkin," bring your trick or treat bag and add some fun to it, and most of all bring your creative juices to our best dressed goat costume contest. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Haute Goat Farm, 1166 5th Line, Port Hope. www.hautegoat.com

Tuesday, October 31
• Halloween Night: The grand finale! Head out in your neighbourhood and practice the age-old tradition of trick or treating.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca