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Halloween 2017 -- Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns

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Charlie the Butler Ghost Party with Jared the Magician & Mentalist - Cranston, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Governor Sprague Mansion Museum, 1351 Cranston Street Cranston, RI
Jared the Magician and Mentalist will entertain guests; see if Jared really can read your mind! Enjoy Tarot card and psychic readings, oracle readings, ghoulish decoration. Light refreshments will be served. Appropriate for 12 years and older. Costumes are optional; no masks. Send your check by October 25 to Cranston Historical Society, 1351 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI. Seating is limited; reserve your place early.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 401-944-9226

Adults

Witches Night Out 2017 - Newburyport, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Downtown and Tannery Marketplace, Water and Independent streets Newburyport, MA
This adult-oriented evening welcomes adults to dress in costumes turn out for a fun night of shopping, drinks and snacks at many of the local Newburyport retailers. The highlight for many people is a visit to Partridge in a Bear Tree, famous for its unique Halloween decorations. Later, head to a local restaurant for a Halloween costume contest. Details TBA.
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Spirited Train with Berkshire Scenic Railway - North Adams, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 departing from North Adams station, 98 Crowley Avenue North Adams, MA
New this year, "Spirited" Trains on the Hoosac Valley line are for adults only and offer a serious look into the Spirit world. Working with the history of the area and the residents of Southview Cemetery, guests are exposed to the gifts of Medium Julie. She is enthusiastic and down to earth. Tickets are available online. Walk-up availability not guaranteed.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors 65 and older, $12

WCLZ Halloween Party with The Motet - Portland, ME

Oct 31, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Aura, 121 Center Street Portland, ME
The dance party delivery squad is coming! The Motet brings its Halloween Special to Aura. The set list will feature the band’s favorite picks from all of the genres and years of its signature funky spin. For guests age 18 and older.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Telephone: 800-745-3000

All Ages

Return of the Pumpkin People - Mount Washington Valley, NH

Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Mount Washington Valley area Mount Washington Valley, NH
Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. Maps and People Choice Award Ballots are available. Email info@jacksonnh.com.
Time: All day
Telephone: 603-383-9356

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2017 at Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI - Providence, RI

Oct 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
In 2017 the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – a trail in Roger Williams Park that passes elaborate installments of carved jack o lanterns -- will take explorers through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. Art and music of each era will accompany the intricate pumpkin carvings. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday visits are available for purchase online only; timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. Adults, $18; children ages 2-12, $15. Trail open 6-11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday visits are sold online and at Zoo admissions. Adults, $15; children at 2-12, $12. Trail open 6-10:30 p.m. Last ticket is sold at 10 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

HalloweenTown 2017 - East Madison, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Tohkomeupog at Purity Spring Resort, 2151 East Madison Road, Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH
Trick or Treat Trail features a series of spooky Halloween-themed cabins for trick-or-treaters to explore over a half-mile of lighted pathways through the camp. It is designed to be appropriate for kids of all ages; little ones are welcome. A variety of finger foods will be for sale. Also: bouncy house, face painting, carnival games, story telling. Presented by Camp Tohkomeupog & Purity Spring Resort.
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Telephone: 603-367-4010

Ghostport 2017 - Bucksport, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Various locations Bucksport, ME
The Ghostport festival offers something for all ages, from the Lil' Goblins Parade down Main Street to a road race. Events include Jonathan Buck's Race To The Grave, Lil' Goblins Parade & PTO Brunch with the Witches; Spirited Vendors; Trebuchet Pumpkin Launch; Chili Cook-Off; Spooky Story Reading; Trunk R Treating; Movie At The Alamo; Carved Pumpkin Contest; A Bump In The Night Halloween Dance; culminating the Friends of Fort Knox fireworks display.
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ghosts on the Banke 2017 - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Strawberry Banke, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH
Come and meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke’s famous Halloween celebration. Long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Tickets available at the door.
Jack-O-Lanterns light the way to step over the threshold of time. Discover pirate treasure, visit with the wacky witch, look into the future with a gypsy fortune teller. Community members bring history back to life with spooky plays, skits, and interactive improvisation throughout the evening. Enjoy a bonfire.
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: $8; children under age 1, free

Halloween in the Harbor 2017 - Sunapee Harbor, NH

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Sugar River Bridge on River Road Sunapee Harbor, NH
Gather at the site of the Sugar River Bridge on River Road from 5 to 8 pm. Dine on tasty morsels, go Tailgate “Trick or Treating” Venture over the bridge to the Haunted Tunnel… if you dare? Then into the woods past the Spooky Graveyard where Sinister Spirits live! Follow the Pumpkin Trail to the Teller of Fortunes A Magical Frightful Night of Fun for all ages!
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Children & Families

Pumpkintown USA 2017 - East Hampton, CT

Sep 16, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Pumpkintown U.S.A., 93 East High Street East Hampton, CT
Great place for the youngsters for a Halloween treat. A non-scary adventure through a town with a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. Take a hay ride and catch a glimpse of more than 30 pumpkin-headed characters and their dwellings.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Weather permitting.
Admission: Weekends and holidays: village, $6; hay ride, $7; village and ride $12. Weekdays: village, $2; hay ride. $7

Haunted Playground 2017 at Cranmore Mountain Resort - North Conway, NH

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 239 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH
The Haunted Playground is Cranmore Adventure Center transformed into a Halloween theme. Tame fun for younger kids. Ride the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip line. All Haunted Playground rides offer a unique night-time experience with special lighting, effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul. Age, height and weight restrictions apply. Open Fridays and Saturdays.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wicked Wednesday for Kids at Haunted Happenings - Salem, MA

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Many locations Salem, MA
Wicked Wednesdays that will be chock full of programming for kids age 12 and younger. Weekly events include make your own pastry monsters Make Your Own Pastry Monsters at Bit Bar; trick-or-treat tea at Jolie Tea Co.; historical daytime walking tours of Salem; family navigation game at the House of the Seven Gables; kids crafts at Waite and Pierce; sea creatures great and small with Sea Shuttle; making dolls and toys of the Puritan era at Cry Innocent. Other family discounts at attractions and restaurants.
Time: All day
Admission: some discounts for families at restaurants and attractions

"Dracula - Goes to High School" - Bridgeport, CT

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Kids Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
It’s the first day back at school for the students of Transylvania High School in this rockin’ new musical, but not everyone is excited. It’s not always fun being the new kid in school, but that’s just what young Dracula needs to do. Come join the Halloween adventure. Children’s Theatre shows run 75-80 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. Dates: October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $19-$23
Telephone: 203-576-1636

Howl-o-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport, CT

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue Bridgeport, CT
This family-oriented event features activities and attractions geared towards kids ages 8-15. Also: magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, dancers, and more. Braver children (and parents!) can enter two haunted houses, the haunted hayride, all performances, face-painting, carousel rides. Dates: October 14, 21, 27, and 28.
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
Admission: $12-$15; parking is free.
Telephone: 203-394-6565

Zoo Boo Days 2017 at Southwick’s Zoo - Mendon, MA

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA
Zoo Boo Days is Southwick's Zoo's annual week of family friendly Halloween fun! Children in costume receive free general admission, and kids can trick or treat in the zoo! Different animals will be given pumpkins and cornstalks as enrichment during Zoo Boo Days as well.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults age 13 to 61, $25; seniors age 62 and older and children age 3 to 12, $18

Spooky Nature Trail 2017 - Mystic, CT

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road Mystic, CT
Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with weird and wild animals, glowing, jack-o-lanterns and frightful and delightful creatures of all kinds. Families will enjoy spooky-themed crafts and games for children. Treats and cider available for purchase.
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children, $12
Telephone: 860-536-1216

Make Up Halloween Stories Famiy Day at the Mark Twain House - Hartford, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
Come hear how Twain created nightly bedtime stories for his three daughters, using objects in his home for inspiration. Then, play a similar storytelling game using Halloween-inspired objects! Fun for all ages. This event is free, but pre-registration is recommended.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free

Boo at the Zoo 2017 - Stoneham, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Come and trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills and animals lurk along the trick-or-treat trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests and a haunted maze.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free with admission

Ballet Spooktacular 2017 - Old Saybrook, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT
The Spooktacular opens with short ballet dances that capture the spirit of Halloween. Girls and boys parade onstage after the show, then trick-or-treat throughout the decorated theater and pose for photographs with the dancers.
Time: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. performances each day
Admission: Adults, $20; children age 12 and younger, $14

Silly, Spooky Halloween Extravaganza 2017 at Santa’s Village - Jefferson, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Santa’s Village, 528 Presidential Highway (Route 2) Jefferson, NH
Come for plenty of family Halloween fun. Santa’s Village Park will be transformed into a magical Halloween adventure. The Silly Nilly Witch of the North will be stirring a spooky brew. Shops cater to the Trick or Treaters, and it's much more fun if you arrive in costume. Last ticket will be sold two hours before closing. Dates: October 21 and 28.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $27 per person; children age 3 and younger, free.

Trick-or-Treating Spooktacular 2017 at Patriot Place - Foxborough, MA

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA
Visit our check-in location adjacent to Godiva, grab your Halloween Goodie Bag and Trick-or-Treat throughout Patriot Place. Also enjoy live music outside Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Wear your best costume!
Time: Two sessions: 12:30-1:30 p.m. (following a Halloween themed storytime at Showcase Cinema de Lux at 11 a.m.) and 5:30-7 p.m.

Essex Junction Halloween Celebration 2017 - Essex Junction, VT

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
Join us for a night of treats, games, crafts, Officer McGruff, prizes, the spooky maze, and fun for everyone. Come in costume for a safe night to remember with friends and family. Geared toward children from preschool to fourth grade.
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Mount Holly Halloween Party 2017 - Belmont, VT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Mount Holly Library, 26 Maple Street Belmont, VT
Families can join in the Scarecrow Jamboree, with trick or treating, hayride, snacks, costume contest and crafts from 4 to 7 p.m. Free. The adult Halloween party begins at 8 p.m. after the kids have cleared out. It will be a BYOB party with live music. 802-259-9130
Time: 4 to 8 p.m. for kids and 8 p.m. to midnight for adult party

Fletcher Memorial Library’s Halloween Party 2017 - Ludlow, VT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Fletcher Memorial Library, 88 Main Street Ludlow, VT
Stop by the library to have some ghoulish goodies, play some ghastly games and have a spook-tastic time. Costumes are optional and all ages welcome.
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 802-228-8921

Spooky Night 2017 at Bass Pro Shops - Foxborough, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Bass Pro shops at Patriot Place, 1 Bass Pro Drive Foxborough, MA
Join Patriot Place for some spooky fun behind Bass Pro Shops as we count down the days until Halloween. Activities include balloon artist, face painting, mini-golf. Special Screening of Toy Story of Terror at 6 p.m. Wear your costume, and bring lawn chairs/blankets! Event will take place on the back lawn behind Bass Pro Shops.
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Trick or Treat at Roseland Cottage - Woodstock, CT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169 Woodstock, CT
Ghosts of Halloween pass out candy at Roseland Cottage to anyone with the courage to knock. Stop by and put the “Gothic” in Gothic Revival this Halloween.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Longfellow's Haunted House 2017 Family Tour - Portland, ME

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street Portland, ME
Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is led in a way that evokes the family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. The Family Tour is 30 minutes, followed by cookies and cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-774-1822

KidoInfo Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park - Providence, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI
Storytime is back to haunt Burnside Park. Author Alison Paul and performer Ricky Katowicz will read spooky favorites. The Kidoinfo Art in the Park Wonky World of Roald Dahl theme continues with Spooky Storytime art inspired by "The Witches." Kids will create art inspired by Halloween and enjoy a dance party and costume parade, a hay bale maze, and mini pumpkins to paint.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Monster Mash 2017 at Stepping Stones - Norwalk, CT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Mathews Park Norwalk, CT
Families can meander through a Halloween maze, make crafts and meet live creatures like a pink-toed tarantula, emperor scorpion, and others. Play games like Witch Hat Ring Toss and Monster Bean Bag Throw. Decorate a giant pumpkin, wrap a mummy, or make a spider web. Watch a demonstration of witch’s magic. The Stepping Stones Cafe will be open. Registration is required.
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $17 per person

Spooktacular Halloween Party & Costume Contest
 2017 - Hull, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Paragon Carousel, 205 Nantasket Avenue Hull, MA
Arrive in costume and take a spin on the spookiest Halloween carousel ever. Enjoy a costume party, prizes, spooky Carousel rides!
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Admission: Rides are $3

Halloween Family Festival 2017 at Heritage Museums - Sandwich, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
There will be lots of Halloween-themed activities throughout the evening, including a costume parade, dance party hosted by DJ Ooch, photo op in a 1913 Model T Ford, performances by a show choir, tractor-pulled hayride, exploration of Hidden Hollow, specially lit for Halloween, rides on a vintage carousel, carnival-style games and face painting; a cake walk.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: $5; family maximum of $25; children 2 and under are admitted free
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Hillside Halloween 2017 - Harvard, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
This Halloween weekend, Fruitlands Museum will be alive with Halloween family fun. Bring a goodie bag and collect treats. Take a museum scavenger hunt and a Fall Hike-and-Seek on the trails. Play historic games at the Fruitlands Farmhouse, enjoy seasonal crafts, and throw the atlatl at the Native American Gallery. Enjoy stories in the longhouse.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors and college students, $12; children age 5-13, $6
Telephone: 978-456-3924

The Perfect Pumpkin Party 2017 - Bristol, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Join Audubon and search for hidden pumpkins throughout the wildlife refuge; try your hand at other pumpkin themed games. Visit our silly photo booth for a fall family picture and purchase a pumpkin to decorate. Come in costume and receive a prize. Meet Zach the Common Raven! No need to register.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $6; children age 4-12, $4

Newport Halloween Monster Bash 2017 - Newport, VT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Main Street & Municipal Gym Newport, VT
Mummies, boos and ghouls: creep over to Newport for tricks, treats, games, and activities for the whole family. Ghost Walk Parade and Costume Contest starts at 12:30 p.m. from the Great Pumpkin gazebo near Gardner Park.
Trick-or-Treating & Wagon Rides. Merchants on Main Street will be handing our sweets, a game or craft. Hay wagon rides pick up periodically at the Municipal Building parking lot for free loops around the waterfront.
After the costume parade, come to Newport Municipal Gym for the Halloween Carnival. Play Monster Match, Witch Pitch and Give Frank a Heart. Most activities are geared toward children age 3-10.
At the Haunted House, chilling acting and creative set design transform the Gardner Park skate shack into the most disturbing place in Newport. For people over 12 years old.
For the younger crowd, check out the Haunted Hallways at the Emory Hebard State Building from 1 to 3 p.m. Move from classroom to classroom; knock on the door and find a different surprise every time.
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Halloween Express Train Ride - Burlington, VT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Echo Leahy Center, 1 College Street Burlington, VT
This kid- focusedevent features a pre-boarding Halloween party at the ECHO Center one hour before your train ride . This is not a haunted or scary Halloween event. After the party, enjoy a spirited 60-minute train ride to Shelburne and back featuring Halloween story time with a cookie and juice for each child, popular costumed characters, a small goodie bag. Costumes are encouraged. All ages welcome. Schedule and tickets.
Time: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person (Early Bird and Night Owl trains); $29 per person all other trains
Telephone: 802-864-1848

Zoo Howl 2017 at Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
Trick-or-treat among the animals and enjoy Halloween-themed crafts, games, and costume contests. There is also a scary maze – but not too scary. Hay rides will be offered at $2 per child.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $19.95; seniors, $16.95; children ages 2-12, $13.95

Shelburne Museum Trick-or-Treating Haunted Happenings 2017 - Shelburne, VT

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT
Be creative and dress up in your most playful costumes as you trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum. Schedule and map.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: $7 per person for age 3 and older

Family Halloween 2017 at Billings Farm & Museum - Woodstock, VT

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road Woodstock, VT
Halloween fun for all ages: doughnuts-on-a-string, pumpkin carving, Halloween tales, wagon rides, and lots more. Costume parades at noon and 2 p.m. Children in costume admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 802-457-2355

Tricks & Treats at Fairbanks Museum - St. Johnsbury, VT

Oct 31, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, 1302 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT
Can you scare our bears? Start your Halloween with a family-friendly visit to the Fairbanks Museum. Fur and feathers camouflage and call attention to the diverse creatures in our displays … how does your costume help you stand out?
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Telephone: 802-748-2372

Corn Mazes

Night Maze at Treworgy Family Orchards - Levant, ME

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 3876 Union Street Levant, ME
The Night Maze is family-friendly, so there is nothing scary or haunted. Bring your own flashlight to wander through the maze. Each station will be lit, and guests will collect treats as they go. Night hayrides will be available, and from our cafe, you can purchase hot cider and donuts, too. Warm up by our night fire and enjoy the night sky. Ticket price includes the night hayride and candy treats. Please park in the lower field by the Pember Road entrance.
Time: $10/person over age 2
Telephone: 207-884-8354

Cruises

Mahi Mahi Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruise - Salem, MA

Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 23 Congress Street Salem, MA
Cruise alongside the coast near Salem and enjoy storytelling with Halloween best party songs, tarot card readings, face painting, views of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and The Misery Islands, full bar and fresh grill, heated main cabin and open-air seating on the top deck.
Time: Thursday-Sunday, 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 4-12

Halloween Masquerade Ball 2017 aboard the M/S Mount Washington - Weirs Beach, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 211 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach, NH
oin a boatload of spooky characters on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee on the M/S Mount Washington. It is a great Halloween party with some of the best costumes in all of NH. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Costume competition with prizes completes the night. This cruise is for adults over 21 only.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $57
Telephone: 603-366-5531

Dance

Ballet Spooktacular 2017 - Old Saybrook, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT
Special effects and bewitching costumes set the stage for spirited performances of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Dancing Bones," and "Halloween Waltz." Children are invited to wear their costumes to parade on stage, trick-or-treat throughout the decorated theater and pose for pictures with the dancers.
Time: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. performances each day
Admission: $14-$20
Telephone: 860-510-0453

Festival Ballet Providence presents “The Widow's Broom” - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Based on the spooky story by Chris Van Allsburg, Festival Ballet tells the story of a witch’s worn-out broom that is left behind in a lonely widow’s garden. It becomes part of the family to the growing distrust of her neighbors.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $23-$85

Dinner Theater

Haunted Dinner Theater 2017 - Salem, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Hawthorne Hotel or Finz Seafood & Grill Salem, MA
As the haunted dinner theater show returns by popular demand to Salem, and we invite you to join us for our newest show, “Bewitched,” playing at the Hawthorne Hotel or Finz Restaurant this fall! Tickets available for October 27, November 3 and 4.
Everyone knows that Salem is famous for its witches, but what happens when Samantha Stevenson of the TV show “Bewitched,” comes to town to host a party for her husband’s co-workers? Chaos ensues! Several audience members will be playing minor roles, giving clues to discovering who’s behind the mayhem. Before the evening gets underway, you’ll feast on a grand buffet. Work with your table mates to solve clues and interrogate suspects! Family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Tickets.
Time: Call event host for time
Admission: $40-$60
Telephone: 978-744-4080

Farms

Hanson’s Haunted Hayride - Framingham, MA

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Hanson’s Farm, 20 Nixon Rd Framingham, MA
Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm. We do group rates and discounts. Friday and Saturday nights in October
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Time: 7-10 p.m.

Halloween Party 2017 at Escobar’s Highland Farm - Portsmouth, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Escobar's Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road Portsmouth, RI
Everyone is invited to this old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family! Fun and games and crafts. Wear a costume and receive $1 off admission. Rain date is October 29.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Festivals

Day of the Dead Museum Open House and Evening Celebration - Cambridge, MA

Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA
Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community. Come dressed as a catrina or a catrín. Reservations required.
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Film

Halloween Silent Film – “The Phantom of the Opera” - Portland, ME

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Organist Tom Trenney provides an improvised soundtrack for this classic silent film. Come early for pre-concert activities, including a costume contest!
Time: Preconcert activities, 6 p.m.; Costume Contest, 7 p.m.; The Phantom of the Opera with Tom Trenney, organist, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.

Classic Horror Movie: “Creature from the Black Lagoon” - Clinton, CT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT
Relive the horror in classic black and white at Henry Carter Hull Library Library with a free screening of the 1954 film “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” starring Richard Carlson and Julie Adams. This monster classic tells the tale of a mysterious creature who escapes the grasp of scientists to abscond with their beautiful assistant. Rated G.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

Halloween Movie Spook-a-thon 2017 at the Zeiterion - New Bedford, MA

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
It’s double the trouble when The Z presents a pair of spooky movies back-to-back to honor the frightful holiday. First, is “The Addams Family” (1991), followed by “Coraline” (2009), a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature from the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $10

Food, Wine, Beer

Dining in the Dark - Salem, MA

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex Street Salem, MA
Embark on a journey of the senses at this very unusual dinner. Once you are blindfolded, let your senses take over and you’ll enjoy the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the textures of the food and company. Enjoy fine food, inspiring music and a story that ties everything together. Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $75

Historic

Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Exhibit - Guilford, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street Guilford, CT
Explore the origins and myths of our most popular holidays. Hands-on activities include trying on Halloween costumes, a trivia challenge, and writing letters to Santa. Held Wednesdays through Sundays.
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $6; children (6-17), $5

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Guests will be ghoulishly guided through Old Sturbridge Village’s countryside, where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and maybe the Headless Horseman. Each outdoor performance is 1.5 hours long, and requires walking. Performances are rain or shine. If the evening is a rainout, a modified version of the Experience will take place in the Brewer Theater. Schedule
Time: Wednesday - Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Providence Ghost Tours - Providence, RI

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Prospect Terrace Park, 60 Congdon Street Providence, RI
The Providence Ghost Tour is a walking haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence. Guests re led by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic neighborhood, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. Be sure to bring a camera!
Time: See website for schedule.
Admission: $18
Telephone: 401-256-1477

Candlelit Ghostly Walking Tour - Salem, MA

Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 [see event website] Salem, MA
This guided tour walks the streets of historic Salem, passing many haunted houses and locations. Guides discuss the history of the buildings as well as their accounts of spirit activity. You will be advised on the best methods of ghost photography as well as the different types of spectral evidence that appear on people's home photography. Some tour highlights are the Joshua Ward House, the Howard St. Cemetery and Old Salem Prison and the Lyceum.
Time: Nightly, 5-10 p.m.; tour starts every 30 minutes
Admission: Adults, $15; youth and seniors, $10

Ghost Tours at The Mount 2017 - Lenox, MA

Oct 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 The Mount 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Creaking floors, slamming doors, ghostly footsteps… are these tricks of the imagination or something (or someone) else? When Ghost Hunters visited The Mount, Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate in Western Massachusetts in 2009, their findings were inconclusive. Join us on a ghost tour and decide for yourself.
Fright Night Fright happens all Fridays through October at 5:45 p.m. and 7p.m.; Saturday Night Spirits are October 14 and 28 at 5:45 p.m. and 7p.m.; Halloween Ghost Tours are October 31 at 8p.m. and 10 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: $20-$28
Telephone: 413-551-5100

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours 2017 at the Mark Twain House. - Hartford, CT

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goose bump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. Not for children under age 10. Dates: October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28.
Time: Four tours are offered each evening, at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
Admission: $25; $17 for children age 16 and younger
Telephone: 860-247-0998

Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours 2017 - Bangor, ME

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street Bangor, ME
The Bangor Historical Society's Ghostly Bangor Walking Tour feature tales veiled in unsolved mysteries, murder and the past residents who may still linger in the Queen City. Tours stroll through the streets of Downtown Bangor and last approximately 90 minutes. Dates: October 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 12 and younger, $5
Telephone: 207-942-1900

Frightful Friday Ghost Stories and Tour 2017 at Gore Mansion - Waltham, MA

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA
The 1806 Gore mansion is the place to befor spooky tales and haunted activities during nighttime tours. The tour lasts one hour and it is not gruesome. Dates: October 13, 20, and 27. Tickets.
Time: 7 and 8:15 p.m.
Admission: $15; kids age 12 and younger

A Haunting at Mill Hill 2017 - Norwalk, CT

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT
As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play. Take a lantern-lit tour through the Mill Hill graveyard and hear stories of murder, death, and destruction. Norwalk mobster Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet. If it rains, the walk will be suspended but the spirits will tell their tales inside the Town House.
Time: October 14 at 6, 7:30, and 9 p.m.; October 20 at 7:30 and 9 p.m.; October 21 at 6, 7:30, and 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults and teens over age 13, $15-$18; children ages 8-12, $10-$12
Telephone: 203-846-0525

Harvard Square Ghost Tours - Cambridge, MA

Oct 16, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Tours leave from the Harvard Coop at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
Gruesome murders, untimely death, and bizarre occurrences are scattered through the history of Harvard Square. Come meet the ghosts that haunt the streets you walk through daily on the Harvard Square Ghost Tour. Use the code HARVARDSCARE for $5 off on your adult and student tickets.
Time: Thursday-Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for kids 8-18.

Roseland After Dark - Woodstock, CT

Oct 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169 Woodstock, CT
Have you ever wondered what our landmark Gothic cottage is like after dark? Experience the light and shadows of the house as the family did on this intimate and evocative tour.
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $15

Things That Go Bump In the Night - Coventry, CT

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT
The evening features a special candlelight tour, room-by-room, all the way up to the attic of the Nathan Hale Homesite. Hear the traditional Homestead ghost stories and the Hale staff’s spooky Homestead stories, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters. Includes refreshments. Reservations required at 860-742-6917 or hale@ctlandmarks.org.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 860-742-6917

Ghostly Sightings 2017 at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion - Norwalk, CT

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, 295 West Avenue Norwalk, CT
The tours will take place inside the Mansion, cloaked in darkness, where interpreters will lead visitors by candlelight and tell the haunting history of Connecticut’s witch hunts and trials, the New England Vampire Panic began, and ghost sightings at the Mansion. Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, October 20-22, 27-29. Advance payment and reservation required.
Time: Tours at 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Telephone: 203-838-9799

Tate House Ghosts at Stroudwater Cemetery - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 1267 Westbrook Street Portland, ME
Hear from the ghostly apparitions themselves as they talk about the joys and hardships of colonial life as they knew it. Gather up your friends and family and get ready for a tour that is a little bit spooky and a little bit educational. An afternoon of ghostly fun and entertainment awaits visitors.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; youth age 12 and younger, $6

A Walk Amidst the Gravestones - Holyoke, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Meet at entrance to Forestdale Cemetery, Sycamore and Pleasant streets Holyoke, MA
Take this informed walk through Forestdale Cemetery with Historian Penni Martorell. Find out the history of some of Holyoke’s founding families, and learn some of the facts of death and dying in the 19th century. Photograph monuments, markers, crypts and crosses.
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Admission: $12

A Hempsted Halloween 2017 - New London, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempsted Street New London, CT
Get into the spirit of the season with A Hempsted Halloween. Experience the city's oldest house at twilight while meeting ghosts of past New Londoners with ghoulish stories to tell. Hear their tales and talk with them if you dare! Then visit our stone house to enjoy some cider and make s’mores over an open fire.
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Telephone: 860-443-7949

Up Close and Creepy - Witches and Tombstones Tours - Wethersfield, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
During the 1800s, straw was strewn onto the lid of a lowered coffin before shoveling began, because, said Nathaniel Hawthorne noted, “the clods on the coffin lid have an ugly sound.” This and many other historical details will be told during the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s annual Witches and Tombstones Tours. Space is limited. The tours include walking on uneven ground and the use of stairs.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person.
Telephone: 860-529-0612

Dark of the Night 2017 in Pioneer Village - Salem, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Pioneer Village in Forest River Park, 78 West Street , Salem, MA
In candlelit cottages at the dark forest’s edge, ghostly stories are told… Pioneer Village is America's first living history museum. It sits on three acres and contains various examples of Colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, and the Governor's Faire House. Email: info@pioneervillagesalem.org. Dates: October 21 and 28.
Time: Every half-hour from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $13
Telephone: 978-744-8815

Spirits at Stowe 2017: An Otherworldly Tour - Hartford, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT
Tour the Stowe House after dark, explore 19th century Spiritualism and hunt for ghosts. L earn about Harriet Beecher Stowe and paranormal beliefs of the 19th century. For guests ages 12 and older. Tickets.
Time: October 21 at 8:30 p.m.; October 20, 27, 28 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $18 per person

Longfellow's Haunted House Tours 2017 - Portland, ME

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street Portland, ME
Evoking the various family members who died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" (the opening lines are above) these popular tours always sell out!
The 30-minute Family Tour is followed by cookies and cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.
The 60-minute Adult Tour is followed by beverages, including beer and cider, and snacks in the ell of the house. Advance reservations are required. For ages 21 and older.
Time: Family Tours, October 27, 28 at 5 p.m.; adult tours October 25-28 and 30 at 6 p.m.
Admission: Family tours, $15; adult tours, $20

Raising Spirits: A Walking Tour African American Hauntings in Rhode Island - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 The event begins in front of RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walk Providence, RI
Take a tour of African American hauntings on College Hill with Ray Rickman; hear master storyteller Robb Dimmick tell about Tuggy Banock, a 19th-century black witch in South County; see Phillis Chace rise from the grave; and sip cider in our shop. Advance registration required.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person

Hallowed History Lantern Tour 2017 at Cedar Hill Cemetery - Hartford, CT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue Hartford, CT
History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. Reservations required for specific time slots. Book your reservations early by phone. Please note: This tour is NOT be suitable for children under 13. Bring a flashlight.
Time: 6-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 860-956-3311

All Souls Walk 2017 - Kennebunk, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME
Begin at the Brick Store Museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Tour lasts about one hour. Not too spooky, it’s perfect for the whole family. No reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Time: Continuous tours begin noon with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person; $30 per family

Victorian Frightful - South Berwick, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, 5 Portland Street South Berwick, ME
Hear Victorian tales of hauntings and horror read in portrayals of their authors, including Edgar Allen Poe, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Sarah Orne Jewett, in the Victorian surroundings of the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum at night. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
Time: Shows at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m. Shows are one hour.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $9; kids age 3-12, $6
Telephone: 207-384-2454

Ghost Encounters 2017 at Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury, NH

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Ghost Encounters is an other-worldly experience of the 200-year-old historic site. Take a ghost tour through the Village and hear about true stories--several where these events took place. Families can trick-or-treat-or-create with Halloween-themed activities throughout the Village.
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-17, under 5 free.

All Souls’ Walk 2017 from the Brick Store Museum - Kennebunk, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
Begin at the Brick Store Museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Tour lasts about one hour. Not too spooky, it’s perfect for the whole family. No advance reservations required. Tickets.
Time: Continuous tours begin noon, with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10/person; $30/family

Halloween Hysterics at Henry's 2017 - Guilford, CT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street Guilford, CT
The lights will be off in Connecticut’s oldest house, so bring a flashlight to explore. Admission includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House, scavenger hunts, craft activities, displays about the Whitfield connection to the Salem witch trials and the Guilford Green graveyards.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors & college students, $6; children age 6-17, $5
Telephone: 203-453-2457

Myles Standish Burial Ground Cemetery Tour - Duxbury, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Myles Standish Burial Ground, Chestnut Street and Pilgrim Byway Duxbury, MA
Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft guides a tour of the resting place of many of the Mayflower's passengers: John Alden, Priscilla Alden and Myles Standish. Also in the same area are the sites of the First and Second Meeting Houses in Duxbury. Parking available along Pilgrim Byway, or in the Hall’s Corner parking lots,
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $15; children under age 12 admitted free. Admission collected at the start of tour (cash, please).

Literary

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour 2017 - Providence, RI

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Two locations; see below Providence, RI
The life and work of Providence's fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will provide the backdrop for the tour by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Lovecraft's Providence stories are the inspiration behind the walk. Participants will see the site of his home, and locations from “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” “The Haunter of the Dark,” “The Shunned House,” and “The Call of Cthulhu.”
Screenings will take place Saturday at The Vets Cinemathéque, 83 Park Street, and Sunday, at the Providence Public Library Theatre, 150 Empire Street.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $19; includes a ticket to the Lovecraft-inspired screenings of the Vortex Festival
Telephone: 401-861-4445

Classic Poems for All Hallows’ Eve 2017 - Salem, MA

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Gedney House, 21 High Street Salem, MA
Hear readings of classic poems about ghosts, goblins, spirits, and Halloween, dramatically presented in a 17th-century shipbuilder’s house by lantern light.
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Music

Music at the Fountain Stage 2017 - Salem, MA

Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Enjoy live outdoor music every weekend in October. In front of the Peabody Essex Museum.
October 14 – Sinners and Strings (Acoustic Weekend)
The Boondock Sinners, 1-3 p.m.; Glenn French & Lisa Haley, 3 p.m.; Molly Pinto Madigan. 4 p.m.; Familiar Strangers, 5 p.m.; The Taylor Twins, 6 p.m.; Bon Saints, 7 p.m.
October 15 – Sinners and Strings (Acoustic Weekend)
The Boondock Sinners, 1 p.m.; Dave Simmons, 2 p.m.; Ted Solovicos and Rosemarie Rose, 3 p.m.; Jame Redd, 4 p.m.; The Strungout Playboys, 5 p.m.; Joe Savia, 6 p.m.; Gary Brewer & Dawn Frost, 7 p.m.; Boondock Sinners Acoustic Friends, 8 p.m.
October 21-22 – A3D World (African Development through Drum and Dance) Music Fest
TBA
October 27-29 – The Electric Ghost (Electronica Festival)
TBA
October 31 – Halloween Day!
TBA
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Purple Brainz 5: A Halloween Tribute To Prince - Portland, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME
For five years, Dean Ford and The Keepsakes present Ford, as Prince, performing everything from “Purple Rain” to other material from the catalog of his royal badness between the years 1978 and 2004.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $15-$17

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Halloween Costume Ball 2017 - Hartford, CT

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT
Who better way to celebrate Halloween with than the truly oddball Slambovian Circus of Dreams, once described at “the hillbilly Pink Floyd”? The band produces Halloween shows every year at moving locations. Get dressed up to party down with a fantastic quartet.
Time: Show at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24 - $39
Telephone: 860-560-7757

Older Teens & Adults

Night Terrors Haunted Woods Walk 2017 - Kittery, ME

Sep 5, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park 506 US Route 1 Kittery, ME
Join Night Terrors for the spookiest walk through the woods on the seacoast. It features six sets with ghouls, clowns, witches, and the pitch-black maze. Soar through the night's sky the Zombie Zip Line Tour. Travel on six zip lines directly over Night Terrors Haunted Walk. Reservations are required for Zombie Zip Line Tours.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Zombie Zip Line Tours, $35; Haunted Woods Walk, $15
Telephone: 207-439-8838

Witch’s Woods 2017 at Nashoba Valley Ski Area - Westford, MA

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Power Road Westford, MA
A cast of actors will transform into ghosts, ghouls, beasts and zombies every night. Killer Thriller Stage Show live performances are presented every hour. Climb aboard the Haunted Hayride, and visit the Keeper’s Crypt, Castle Morbid and Nightmare Mansion.
Time: Thursday-Sundays, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $37

Hammond Castle Halls of Darkness 2017 - Gloucester, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Fort Stage Park, 24 Hough Avenue Gloucester, MA
Tour the castle but be aware of those spirits lurking inside and out. For this event please park at Stage Fort Park and ride the free shuttle bus to the castle. Dates: October 13- 14, 20-21, 27-28.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 978- 283-2080

Dark Rites 2017 at Haunted Castle - New Harbor, ME

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Haunted Castle, 2634 Bristol Road New Harbor, ME
A castle rises out of the mist, lights flickering in the chill air. The High Priestess summons you to her labyrinth of secrets. Witness rituals drawn from ancient lore, and assist her followers in their conjurings. Obedient guests will be rewarded with sweets. Dates: October 27-29, and 31.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207-677-3741

Outdoor Activities

Haunted Maudslay 2017 - Newburyport, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Maudslay State Park, 74 Curzon Mill Road Newburyport, MA
Theater in the Open hosts this notorious haunting of Maudslay State park. Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes among autumn grandeur. Discover parts of the park you never knew existed. This is a family event intended for all ages. Allow for a brief walk from the parking lot; follow the Frankenstein signs. Rain date is October 28.
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Admission: $7; children age 3 and under, free. Parking is $5 fee for Massachusetts plates and $10 for out-of-state plates

Junkins Haunted Estate 2017 - Kittery, ME

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 87 Wilson Road Kittery, ME
Over two acres of Halloween decorations surround a quarter-mile path across the haunted swamp. If you want the candy, you’ll have to make the trek. Candles lit your way through the woods and over the bridge. Scary characters are waiting for you. Free event. Kids under 19 must be accompanied by an adult. Email: hauntedestate@aol.com. Dates: October 20-22 and 27-31, 2017
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Halloween Spooktacular with Audubon - Greenwich, CT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
Come to two events, for younger and for older kids.
Nature Walk for ages 3 to 10. Discover the magic of nature as you help solve a mystery. Come dressed in costume and meet some of your favorite characters as you walk the trail. Not scary. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $13
Frightful Forest for ages 11 and older. Something has gone terribly wrong in the forest! Tread lightly as you go on your way- unspeakable horrors and terrible creatures lie around every turn. Very scary. 7-9 p.m. $13
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

Parades

Portsmouth Halloween Parade 2017 - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 31, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Peirce Island Portsmouth, NH
The Portsmouth Halloween Parade encourages everyone to participate in the creativity and fun. The Parade is always held on October 31, rain or moonshine. The mob will converge on Peirce Island at 6 p.m., caper about as the sun goes down, and march into the night at 7 p.m. No motored vehicles are allowed in the parade.
Time: 7 p.m.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Aplus 2017 Halloween with Aplus Rises - Providence, RI

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Fête Music Hall, 103 Dike Street Providence, RI
This year Aplus takes over to provide the ultimate Halloween fest. Drink, dance, chill, romance and go absolutely wild. So gather your friends and loved ones for a truly spooktacular good time.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $20

Welcome To The Upside Down Party 2017 - Providence, RI

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 The Strand (formerly Lupo's) 79 Washington Street Providence, RI
In addition to guest DJs, a dazzling stage production, and special effects, all attendees will have a chance to Get Stranger. Costumes are encouraged and all attendees have the chance to be painted by the event's resident UV body painters. This is an immersive Halloween experience.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $20-$30

Portland Ghoulwill Ball 2017 - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Portland Club,156 State Street Portland, ME
Hosted by Blake & Eva from the Coast 93.1 Morning Show, the Ghoulwill Ball is creativity without boundaries.The evening is filled with music from Motor Booty Affair, food and drink from Black Tie Catering, and costume contests with the themes Most Creative Use of Goodwill Finds, Best Group Theme, People's Choice, Judges’ Best Overall Grand Prize.
Time: 7:30-11 p.m.
Admission: $15

Halloween Potluck & Scary Readings 2017 - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Opera House will be wicked with Halloween decorations for this community pot luck dinner and scary readings. Bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert. After dinner, people will read stories and passages – frightening, unsettling, scary and more. This fun night is for grown-ups, not kids.
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Fright Night Costume Party with I'm Shmacked by 199X - Providence, RI

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Mezzo, 393 Charles Street Providence, RI
Music by DJ SO Wavey and DJ Kris Andre. Halloween costumes suggested; join the costume contest. Guests must be over age 21 to drink.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $19.99
Telephone: 609-571-7693

Haunted Hall Crawl and Halloween Ball 2017 - New Haven, CT

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT
The spirits of the Peabody Museum come alive at the haunted costume ball! Dance with the dinosaurs, slither with snakes, drink the witch's brew, and take tours of terror through haunted halls. Costumes encouraged but not mandatory — the evening's "best" costume will be handsomely rewarded. For guests age 18 and older. Food and cocktails served.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $10 for students; $17.50 for Yale employees; $25 for non-members

Halloween CarnEvil 2017 at by Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road Middletown, RI
This costume party is an evening of circus performers, a fortune teller machine, beats by DJ Jay Buff from 92 PRO-FM and appearances from Ami Bruni and Adam Berry of TLC’s Kindred Spirits! Prizes. Cash bar. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $55 per person

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade 2017 - Providence, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Providence Public Library, 225 Washington Street Providence, RI
Eternal Masqueraders will experience a Halloween Odyssey of performances, food & drink, and exploration of this dramatic building. Over the course of the evening guests will be invited to engage in interactive and mysterious live performances that combine to create a suspenseful literary expedition through the Library's historic Renaissance and 1950s structures.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Admission: $125 - $325
Telephone: 401-725-1031

Gabriel’s Rainbow Coffeehouse Halloween Music and Dance Costume Ball - Newburyport, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 People’s Café at United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase Street Newburyport, MA
Refreshments, prizes for costumes, dancing, and Halloween garb! Featuring The SpaceHeaters, an eclectic group of musicians who blend rock, R&B, soul, funk and folk rock. New Orleans style pianist and guitarist Malcolm Carnwath aka Dr. Feelgood and British singer-songwriter, Lucian Parkin aka Lucky Leroux.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 suggested donation at the door.

Space Halloween Party 2017 - Portland, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress Street Portland, ME
Halloween party honors New Wave with music by Sunset Hearts as The Cure, members of Contrapposto, Superorder (& more) as Cocteau Twins, The Psychic Dicks as Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Blood Caps as The Replacements. Glamorous Halloween photo-booth by Samuel Cousins.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Halloween Silent Film Night – “Phantom of the Opera” - Portland, ME

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
See the 1925 movie “The Phantom of the Opera” with live organ music by Thomas Trenney. Pre-concert Activities and Treats at 6 p.m.; costume contest at 6:30 p.m.; film and organ accompaniment at 7:30 p.m.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $20; seniors, $18; students, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Pets

Halloween Pet Parade 2017 at Faneuil Hall - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston, MA
Dress up your pet and parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Prizes for Best of Show, Best Owner & Pet Combo, Best Local Representation and Most Creative. Registration for the costume contest is required ahead of time. The parade starts promptly at noon.
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Science & Nature

Spooktacular 2017 at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Bridgeport, CT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT
The day will be filled with spooky activities and fun for the entire family. Some of the highlights will include a Pumpkin Chunkin competition, Exploding Jack-O-Lanterns, and our Mad Scientist laboratory. (We really like to blow stuff up!) Bring your eerie engineers and mysterious mathematicians for some silly, spooky STEM fun! Costumes are strongly encouraged. No adult full face masks, please
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Normal museum admission fees apply.
Telephone: 203-372-3521

Tastings

Hallowine Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Portsmouth, RI

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI
Join Greenvale Vineyards for a wine tasting, music, and light hors d'oeuvres. This is a fund raiser for Clean Ocean Access,
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the door

Theater

Nautical Nightmares 2017 at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
Nautical Nightmares is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and unsolved mysteries of days gone by. Spirits guiding you through a darkened village are among the ghostly goings-on of this theatrical performance. Each performance is about an hour. Preregistration is encouraged. For guests ages 12 and older. Nautical Nightmares requires a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29.
Time: Tours begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.
Admission: Adults, $25; youth, $20
Telephone: 860-572-5331

“Curse of the Gay Bride” - Rochester, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, MA
“Curse of the Gay Bride” combines a rock show, theater, and comic book art to a cartoon-ish musical. "Curse of the Gay Bride" is a story of unrequited love with animation, and a twist that will have you laughing all night long. It's a a must see this Halloween! Dates: October 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $18-$22

WholeTone Opera’s “The Werewolf” - Somerville, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA
A cursed loup-garou is terrorizing a quiet village full of secrets and seducing young brides. Will the secret witch, Alice’s heart be stolen by the werewolf, or will Vincent, a sassy young nobleman, be the one to find true love at last? The Werewolf is based on the opera "Le Loup-garou" by Louise Bertin. Surprise opener by the Parlor Opera Players!
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $18 – $45
Telephone: 617-684-5335

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde radio drama - Hartford, CT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
As in the golden age of radio, Capital Classics Theatre Company members use live sound effects, music, and storytelling skills to tell the tale of Dr. Jekyll, who faces horrible consequences because of a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. Performances will also include readings of some short stories by Mark Twain. Fine for all ages.
Time: October 27-28 at 7:30 p.m.; October 29 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $20

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” - Tiverton Four Corners, RI

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Dr. Frankenstein, delirious from chasing his creation across the world, recounts his tragic past as a warning to humanity. This dark tale comes to life with a spark, revealing the truth behind Dr. Frankenstein’s creation and the irreversible horrors that unfold quickly after. For ages 13 and older.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance, online. $20 at the door

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Rails to the Darkside 2017 - East Windsor, CT

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road (Route 140) East Windsor, CT
During this haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget. This experience is rated PG-13, for guests age 16 and older. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday nights. Not for children.
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $18 per person

Pumpkin Train 2017 with Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore Street Portland, ME
Enjoy the beauty of the season with a ride aboard our Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a miniature pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Dates: October 21, 22, 28, 29.
Time: Open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; trains leave on the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 207-828-0814