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Oct. 19, 2019 | Saturday
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Queen Street in Niagara Falls to host two-day Hallow Queen Fright Fest
The two-day Halloween festival on Queen Street will also showcase family friendly paranormal panels, haunted houses, art shows and much more during the pre-Halloween bash. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

No stranger to witchy spectacles, Cat Thagard of Cat & Monkey Events will host the annual Witches Ball at 4548 Queen St. in Niagara Falls – just one of many eerie experiences planned for the first ever Hallow Queen Fright Fest on Oct. 18 and 19.

The Witches Ball, which runs from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 19, is a 19-plus event. Tickets cost $65, and $10 from each ticket will go to Super Heroes Of Autism Niagara, a local community organization focused on informing and guiding the autism community.

The two-day Halloween festival on Queen Street will also showcase family friendly paranormal panels, haunted houses, art shows and much more during the pre-Halloween bash.

Many Queen Street businesses will be open for trick-or-treaters on Friday evening, the event begins at 5 p.m.

Saturday’s activities will begin as early as noon and run until midnight.

Steve Wilson Studios and the Gallery at 4681 Queen St. will feature an Art of the Macabre gallery showing.

“Artwork that’s macabre themed – skeletons, owls, anything that’s kind of depressing, scary, freakish. We don’t know what’s coming in yet we just put out a call to artists,” said Wilson gallery owner and artist.

“It’s going to be a surprise to me.”

Each Queen Street business taking part in the festival will host their own unique themed events. Wilson said he’s interested to see what Fae Nature will offer. The mystical-themed creative shop on Queen Street will host Dark Side of the Fae throughout the festival, where the shop will offer new art displays and décor.

“Fae Nature has a Dark Side of the Fae, so it’ll be interesting to see how gruesome they can get over there,” Wilson said.

Hallow Queen was planned in collaboration with the Queen Street Business Improvement Area’s event committee, with Matt Guarasci, owner of Invittco, leading the charge.

Guarasci said the festival is a way to try to bring more people to the historic downtown of Niagara Falls.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the families come out, and bringing more people to the street,” he said.

A full list of events and times can be found through Hallow Queen’s Facebook event page.

The free event is presented by Haunt Manor and is supported by 105.1 The River and 101.1 More FM.

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