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Have $79.13 and want to get yourself a really cool pumpkin for Halloween?
Vancouver’s Urban Fare grocery stores are selling what may be the world’s creepiest (and most expensive) pumpkins. Known as Pumpkinsteins, they’re actual pumpkins that have been grown to look like an orange Frankenstein head.
And I’m not just talking about a passing resemblance. These pumpkins have eyebrows and noses and lips and a receding hairline and ears … basically everything except the two bolts that stick out of Frankenstein’s neck. It’s like Frankenstein got stuck inside a pumpkin and is trying to burst out from inside.
When you think of Halloween, you think of a good time. On November 1st, the revived Waldorf Hotel will be serving as the setting for the first ever Mad Decent Halloween from Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent.
Headliners include Paul Devro, Party Favor, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and cult of personality favorite, Riff Raff. Performances will be on both floors of the Waldorf Hotel, each with their own custom-designed space for you to enjoy. Expect less ‘scarecrows and cobwebs’ and more state-of-the-art, 3D-mapped visuals, twerking, and a VIP after party upstairs in the hotel. So, if you’re in for a less gimmicky Halloween where the focus is on great visuals and music to get you amped, then you’re in luck because we’re giving away tickets to this event.
For the next two weeks or so, you’re going to be seeing a lot of pumpkins for sale.
They’re in every grocery store, usually not far from the check-out counter so you can make an impulse buy on the way out. They come in all shapes and sizes – from 20-pound monsters to petite little gourds meant for centrepieces.
But true Halloween fans know there’s only one real way to pick out a pumpkin: by wandering through an honest-to-goodness pumpkin patch.
Now, you’re unlikely to find many pumpkin patches in downtown Vancouver. In fact, you have to expand your search radius quite a bit before you get to pumpkin country. Head east to Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, even Surrey – These are all prime pumpkin towns, with plenty of farmland and open spaces. To the south, Richmond, Delta and Ladner aren’t slouches either in the pumpkin department. (This handy list of corn mazes is a good indication of where the pumpkin hotspots are.)
In fact, when you get down to it, the Lower Mainland offers a veritable cornucopia of pumpkin patch options, which is why I need your help: Do you have a favourite pumpkin patch in or around Vancouver? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below.
I’ll get things started with my personal favourite, the Westham Island Herb Farm, in Delta. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!
There’s no dearth of scary movie options this month in Vancouver, and horror movie fans are definitely going to have their hands full trying to choose what to see. From British and American classics to Canuck ’70s slasher films to a screening with live musical accompaniment by the VSO, there’s something to satisfy every movie fan’s dark cravings. Here are several options.