Hallowe'en Spooktacular

7:30 PM | ONLINE from The Secret Castle in the Haunted Forest | 10.30.2020

The NSO presents our second annual Hallowe’en Spooktacular. This year, join our NSO musicians together with resident teller of ghoulish tales Dale Jarvis. We will bring you on a journey through some fun and spooky (kid friendly) tales with a Newfoundland and Labrador twist.

Gather your ghosts and goblins round the living room, scrounge up some spooky snacks and settle in for a great night of family entertainment.


It’s Hallowe’en so lets celebrate with the spookiest drink we know – Butter Beer from the world of Harry Potter! Gather the ingredients and follow the recipe below!


Hey kids! It’s the SPOOKIEST night of the year – Hallowe’en with the NSO! We have lots of fun in store. Make sure you dress in costume to watch the concert and take part in our costume contest – tag us on social media with a picture and we’ll pick a winner for a special NSO prize pack!

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We’ll also have a dance party during the concert so get ready to strut your best dance moves!

About Dale Jarvis: Dale Jarvis is the provincial folklorist for Newfoundland and Labrador, helping communities to safeguard traditional culture, the first full-time provincially funded folklorist position in Canada.

He holds a B.Sc. in anthropology/archaeology from Trent University and a M.A. in folklore from Memorial University. Dale is a past president of the Newfoundland Historic Trust and has contributed as a board member and volunteer to many local arts and heritage organizations. He regularly teaches workshops on oral history, cultural documentation, public folklore, and intangible cultural heritage.

By night, Dale is the proprietor of the St. John’s Haunted Hike ghost tour and raconteur of local tales. As a storyteller, he performs recitations of ghost stories, stories of the fairies and little people, tales of phantom ships and superstitions, and legends and traditional tales from Newfoundland, Labrador, and beyond. His repertoire includes long-form folk and fairy tales from the island, with a wide-ranging knowledge of local legends, tall tales, and myths. Author of several books on Newfoundland and Labrador ghost stories and folklore, he is a tireless promoter of local culture.


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