ScreamFest returns to Calgary as part of new Halloween expo
Published Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:40PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:44AM MDT
A popular spooky Calgary attraction during the month of October has returned for another year of scares.
ScreamFest has a new home at the BMO Centre as part of HEX, the inaugural Halloween and Entertainment Expo.
"[One] of the changes here is we can control the environment," said Mike Sheppard, co-creator of HEX.
“We get to make it dark in the middle of the afternoon. Makes it much more interesting for haunted houses to be in the dark.”
The expo features celebrity appearances by Meatloaf and C. Thomas Howell, who is known for his roles in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Outsiders and weill as many more.
Organizers say many of this year's additions were made possible because of the new venue.
“We can have many more vendors, add a lot more atmosphere to what we want to do without having to be outside. So its been a really good change for us."
In 2018, ScreamFest was held at the Stampede Grandstand.
The expo runs until Monday and a full guest lineup and schedule can be found on HEX's official website.