Doors Open Niagara – Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at sites on both sides of the border. The 11th annual binational event began as part of the Ontario Heritage Foundation’s Doors Open Ontario in 2002. The theme for 2013 is 20th Century Neighborhoods of Niagara and focuses on buildings erected in the late 1800s and early 1900s. For a list of participating venues, visit www.doorsopenniagara.com.
Hallowine Murder Mystery Weekend – Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at participating wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail. Collect clues at each winery to solve the mystery – this year’s theme is “Three Rings to the Wind,” a circus murder mystery. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door – they are valid for all three days and include tastings at each winery, a commemorative glass and information to solve the crime. Hours are Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. – find out more at www.niagarawinetrail.org.
Howl-O-Ween Hayrides – Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo from 4 to 7 p.m. The 17th annual event will feature treat stations, hayrides, games, apple cider and donuts – costumes are strongly encouraged for participation in the costume parade. Admission is $6 per person for Zoo members and $9 per person for non-members –get all the details at buffalozoo.org.
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