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What is Monster Month?

The village of Elora in the Township of Centre Wellington has become Ontario's #1 destination for Halloween. Ghosts, goblins and monsters lurk around every corner during October. Here are the ghastly details.

Halloween is one of the most mysterious times of the year!

It's a holiday filled with mysteries, monsters and stories of the dead. A little town near Toronto has been gaining international acclaim for it's month-long Halloween festival called Monster Month.

Just north of Guelph is the picturesque village of Elora. This tiny village has been titled "Ontario's Most Beautiful Village" and has become a hotspot where internationally acclaimed artists call home. One of those artists, Tim Murton started a tradition over a decade ago that takes Halloween to a whole new level.

It's has become a tradition for families across Ontario and now brings tens of thousands of people to the area.

Halloween lovers unite!

The popularity of the festival is expected to reach a whole new audience with the magical appearance of the OWOW Magic Festival which debuts in neighbouring Fergus and coincides with the Halloween celebrations.

How did Monster Month Begin?

This impressive collection of souls began two decades ago as Twilight Zoo created by Tim Murton. People began flocking from all across Ontario Originally started over a decade ago, the month-long festival began as a unique collection of lantern sculptures by renowned artist Tim Murton. The display of illuminated sculptures was titled Twilight Zoo.

Tim Murton has received world-acclaim for his art. He spent 18 years