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Halloween 2018 -- Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns

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Screeemfest - Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH! Haunted Houses, Rides, Rocktoberfest; and much more!

Adults

The Awesome Halloween Ball

Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018 Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street Portland, ME

Excellent music, lively crowd, great atmosphere, costumes encouraged. A great place to party!

13th Halloween Iron Pour: The Lost Yard

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave. Providence, RI

This Providence’s raddest and hottest Halloween party, with live performative Iron Pour; live music and entertainers, including The Firefly Caravan LLC and Unkle Thirsty. For this performance, artists harness the power of an iron tilt-furnace to pour over 2,500 pounds of luminous, molten iron. People return annually for the sparky performance and the numerous steel and iron props and also for the phenomenal local music and food.

Delusional Halloween Party with Arielle Extreme

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 475 Valley Street Providence, RI 02908

This is an interactive Halloween party for adults. An aerialist will be performing though out the night, along with a cash bar, dancing with DJ OG Pauly D, haunted exhibits, spooky photo booth fun, midnight costume party with a cash prize.

Halloween Gala 2018 at Willowdale Estate

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018 Willowdale Estate, 24 Asbury Street Topsfield, MA

Enjoy a spooky and fun-filled evening at this decorated estate and tent with fellow ghouls and goblins. The costume theme is black and white. Enjoy the dark décor, delicious food, costumes, and dancing. This is one of the most popular Halloween parties on the North Shore. Each year has a new twist. A cash bar will be available.

Museum After Dark: Hollywood Halloween 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street New Britain, CT

At this adults-only party, witches and wizards, monsters and magicians, haunt the galleries, dance to music by DJ zErP, and unwind with other young professionals in a creative environment. Come in character and have your photo taken at the photo booth. Admission includes entrance to the museum galleries, live music, beer, wine, and light snacks. IDs checked at the door.

Gaslight League Halloween Steampunk Masquerade

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Bring your futuristic dress or go the classic steampunk route for the theme Steampunk Meets Sci-Fi. Expect signature cocktails and mocktails and music from returning DJ Jonny Noise. Limited number of tickets for the general public. For guests age 21 and older.

All Ages

Pumpkintown USA 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Pumpkintown U.S.A., 93 East Hight 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.

Haunted Happenings 2018

Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 various locations Salem, MA

Visitors can look forward to new Haunted Happenings events like the Great Salem Pumpkin Walk, Salem Fairy Fest, and Kids' Costume Party during Wicked Wednesdays, and The Spirits Speak, a magic and mentalism event. Returning favorites include the Food Truck Festival, the Grand Parade, Haunted Harmonies, and Howl-o-ween. A few highlights:

The Great Salem Pumpkin Walk on October 10, 4-8 p.m. Salem invites you to explore the historic and haunted downtown district for a special self-guided tour of pumpkin displays, activities, and entertainment.

Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Salem. This year’s event will feature the theme “The Magic of Hocus Pocus.”

The Spirits Speak: Magic, Mediums, and Mentalism at Salem Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street. Experience the mystery of Victorian spiritualism. $10-$20. Dates: October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Check website for performance times.

Howl-O-Ween Parade on October 13 at 1 p.m. at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby Street. The event includes plenty of fun and games and a pet parade and costume contest with prizes.

Kids Costume Celebration on October 17, 4-7 p.m. Kids costume party, sing-along, and dance party. Meet at Riley Plaza, parade down Pedestrian Mall, party at the Fountain Stage.

Haunted Dinner Theater: “Shipwrecked!” at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West. Salem’s most creative interactive performance with an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner. Several dates; consult website.

Salem Witches’ Magic Circle on October 31 at 5 p.m. Drumming by the Dragon Ritual Drummers as witches from around the globe gather for the sacred and magical ritual of Halloween!

Halloween Finale Fireworks on October 31 at 10:15 p.m. over the North River.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2018

Oct 4, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

The 2018 show displays 5,000 carved pumpkins displaying wizards, tall tales, famous characters of legend, heroes, and people who changed our world. Trail is fully accessible to strollers, wagons and wheel chairs.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday tickets available online only and entry is timed. Requires pre-registration. Above age 12, $18; youth age 2-12, $15. The 10 p.m. slot is $15 and $12, online. Trail open 6-11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday tickets are sold online and at Zoo admissions box. Above age 12, $15; youth age 2-12, $12. Trail is open 6 to 10:30 p.m. Last ticket sold at 10 p.m.

Glocester Scarecrow Festival 2018

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 111 Putnam Pike Chepachet, RI

Scarecrows will be lined on the Main Street/Putnam Pike in Chepachet. Music begins at 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion at Kent Field. Glocester students provide music at 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m. the Class Five Jazz Quintet performs. The event includes a bunny pen and 100 pumpkins will be available for pumpkin painting. Local restaurants participating will offer specials that day.

Halloween Harvest Festival 2018

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Wojtusik Nursery, 750 Terryville Ave. / Route 6 Bristol, CT

Enjoy a Not So Haunted Haunted House, Minion Maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, tractor and train rides, games, photo booth, pumpkin patch, apples. cider, mums, vendors and food. Free to shop the vendors, eat and enjoy the surrounding festivities. Get $2 off a ticket by bringing a food item for donation to the local food pantry. Dates: October 13 and 14, 20 and 21, 27 and 28

Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke Museum

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Come and meet the ghosts of Strawbery Banke: sea captains, 17th-century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood. Still, you can trick or treat safely from one historic house to the next. Jack-O-Lanterns light the way. Characters present spooky plays, skits, and interactive improvisation throughout the evening. Enjoy a seat at the bonfire and do some shopping at Pickwick's At the Banke.

Children & Families

Wicked Wednesdays Kids Halloween Fun 2018 in Salem

Oct 3, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 various towns; see details above Salem, MA

Halloween Kids’ Crafts (October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) Join in the Halloween crafts-making for kids every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Waite and Peirce, 193 Derby Street. Free. Call 978-744-4319
Make Your Collage (October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) Make a Halloween-themed collage at The Witchery, 61 Wharf Street at Pickering Wharf. Collages are easy to make and fun for all ages. Call ahead for hours. Free. 339-203-1307
Harrowing Historic Stories with Salem Kids Tours (October 3, 10, 17, ad 24) At Salem Kids Tours, 185 Essex Street, kids can learn about the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692 in a kid-oriented way. Tours are at 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. $10-$12. 978-766-1103
Family Adventure at The House of the Seven Gables (October 10, 17, 24) The House of the Seven Gables at 115 Derby Street presents a family navigation game on October 10, 17, 24. From 4 to 7 p.m. up to two kids age 17 and younger are admitted for free with every adult ticket purchased. Adult tickets are $15. 978-744-0991.
Tours and Games at Phillips House (October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31) Get wicked at Phillips House at 34 Chestnut Street as part of Haunted Happenings family events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, and a family tour of the house. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 per family. 978-744-0440
Kids Costume and Cosplay Celebration (October 17) The Creative Collective and the Phoenix School present the 2nd annual kids costume party and cosplay celebration parade, sing-along, and dance party. Meet at Riley Plaza, parade down Pedestrian Mall, party at the Fountain Stage. 4-7 p.m.
Salem Fairy Door Trail (October 24) A magical quest through the streets of downtown Salem. Discover beautiful fairy doors created by local artists. Get your fairy door location map at Artemisia Botanicals AT 3 Hawthorne Blvd. 978-745-0065.

Haunted Happenings 2018 at Shelburne Museum

Oct 3, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT

Dress up in your most playful costumes as you trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum. Enjoy spooktacular games, food, music, and more.

Spooky Nature Trail

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. 109 Pequotsepos Road Mystic, CT

Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with glowing jack-o-lanterns and frightful and delightful creatures. Families will enjoy spooky-themed crafts and games and encounters with the cuddly and creepy creatures. Treats and cider available for purchase. Don’t forget your flashlights! Children must be accompanied by an adult on the trails. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Nightmare and Spookyville Vermont

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT

A unique Halloween event combines live stage combat, an original storyline, scares and special effects. Each year brings a new experience. Spookyville, our children’s show, presents interactive stories and kooky characters to get children in the spirit of Halloween. Purchase timed tickets. Nightmare is for older teens; Spookyville for younger kids. Dates: October 18-20 and 25-27

Halloween Town 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Tohkomeupog, 2151 East Madison Road (near the junction of Route 153 and next to King Pine ski area) East Madison, NH

Tohkomeupog’s many cabins are transformed into Halloween sets for this event. The evening’s activities include a kid carnival, petting farm, food court, hot air balloon rides, amusement rides,and trick-or-treat trail. The trail is for all ages; little ones are welcome! Some parts of the trail may be scary for some kids. Some parts of the trail are dark and forested. Hosted by Purity Spring Resort. Map.

Head Over Heels Gymnastics Halloween Party

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Head Over Heels Gymnastics, 152 N. Main Street Rutland, VT

Come in costume for a frightfully fun Halloween Party at Head Over Heels Gymnastics. The afternoon includes inflatables, shadow dancing, scarecrow making, spooky skeleton trail, glow sticks, scary snacks, monster mash dance, crafts, photo booth and more!

Halloween Tricks and Treat Week 2018 and Monster Mash Party

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue Norwalk, CT

Stepping Stones Boo Squad has conjured up a week’s worth of fun, exciting experiences that are sure to inspire and delight. From October 23-31, enjoy daily costume catwalks, creature features, face painting, hat sorting, magic tricks, make-believe monsters, mask making, pumpkin decorating, silly sensory science lab experiments and pumpkin parades. Monster Mash, the Halloween fete, is on October 27 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Horribles Parade and Main Street Zombie Walk

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 downtown Rochester Rochester, NH

Costumed children age 10 and younger are invited to go door-to-door at the participating businesses to get treats and goodies. Participants are asked to gather in the Union Street parking lot at 4 p.m. to pick up treat bags and maps indicating participating businesses.

Waterville Valley Halloween Celebration 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Waterville Valley Town Square 3, Village Road Waterville Valley, NH

On Friday, October 26, the Recreation Department will host a Pumpkin Carving & Pizza Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Carve and decorate your own pumpkin while enjoying pizza and other fall treats. $10 per family.
On Saturday, October 27, the Halloween Spooktacular begins at 4 p.m. Enjoy spooky snacks and treats, a costume contest, a trick-or-treating parade to lodges. Buses will be running if there is inclement weather. Please dress accordingly.

Halloween Shindig at Old Colony YMCA

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch, 237 Wareham Road Plymouth, MA

Join Miss Tricia at the Old Colony YMCA Plymouth Branch for a Halloween Shindig for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Come dressed in costume and plan to trick or treat. Enjoy Halloween games and crafts, dance and costume contests, a movie and much more! Food and water will be provided. Registration is required.

A Haunted Halloween Book Give-Away and Stories

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 The Feguson Library, 1 Public Library Plaza Stamford, CT

Kids age pre-kindergarten to grade 5 are welcome to choose new books to take home, hear spooky stories, join a costume parade through the Ferguson Library. Also: Halloween crafts, music, raffle, Halloween snacks, and more

Sandwich Halloween Festival 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

Heritage Museums & Gardens hosts these Halloween activities, including with admission: Halloween dance party with DJ Ooch, family photo in a spooky Model T, rides on the vintage carousel, Halloween-themed crafts. STEM activities at The Hundred Acre School Additional ticketed activities for all ages are also available for purchase at the event (cash only).

Second Chance Animal Services Halloween Barktacular

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 4H Camp Marshall, 92 McCormick Road Spencer, MA

Indoor and outdoor activities including costume contest and trick-or-treating for kids and pets, haunted hayrides, indoor Kid Zone with carnival games, bouncy castle, Walk ‘N Wag trail walk with scavenger hunt, doggie games and contests, music, food and craft vendors, and other Halloween fun. Families and pets are welcome! Halloween event to benefit Second Chance Animal Services.

Sheep Pasture Spooktacular 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 307 Main Street North Easton, MA

Sheep Pasture’s Spooktacular is a great family event that will have special fall activities for visitors of all ages. Come enjoy non-scary hayrides, fires in the fire pit, nature hikes at eh sheep pasture, face painting, a skull station with animal skulls and biology lessons, pumpkin decorating, and arts and crafts.

Happy Halloween House with Kaleidoscope Theatre

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Scottish Rite Auditorium, 2115 Broad Street Cranston, RI

Instead of a scary haunted house, bring the little children to Kaleidoscope Theatre's Happy Halloween House - an Unhaunted Fairytale Come True! This is a fun non-scary Halloween walk-through adventure through Fairytale Land where you will meet your favorite fairy tale characters. It is a great alternative to the haunted houses that are too scary for little children.

Children’s Theater Halloween Performance

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road West Kingston, RI

A spookily fun Halloween production for the whole family is produced by The Courthouse Chimes!

Spooky Zoo 2018 at Rogers Williams Park and Zoo

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

Spooky Zoo has something for animal lovers, sports buffs, music enthusiasts, dancers and Star Wars fans. The day includes trick or treating, animal encounters, fun in Hasbro's Big Back Yard, Star War characters, RI ComicCon, music, photo booth, dance parties, drumming circle, sculpture making. Free with zoo admission. Children 12 and younger in costume get in for half price. All activities are weather permitting and while supplies last.

Cruises

Halloween Masquerade Ball 2018

Sep 24, 2018 - Oct 24, 2018 211 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach, NH

Halloween Masquerade Ball on the vessel M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee. Join a ship full of spooky characters on a fun cruise. Dancing to live music and buffet dinner is included. Costume competition with prizes. Departs from Weirs Beach For guests age 21 and older.

Eerie Stories on Salem Sound

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Central Wharf, 193 Derby Street (docked behind Waite & Peirce) Salem, MA

This harbor cruise leads to a night of storytelling on Salem Sound. The crew tells folklore and tales of Salem's dark past. Departing from the historic maritime district, this harbor cruise is unique.

Films

Witch City Horror Film Festival

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Cinema Salem, 1 E India Square Mall Salem, MA

The Witch City Horror Film Festival celebrates local and regional independent horror film and filmmakers, the modern innovation of the horror genre and soon-to-be cult classics.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA

The Halloween tradition returns! The RKO Army provides a live shadowcast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on stage as the tale of a young couple stranded at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter unfolds on the screen behind them. R-rated for adults age 18 and older.

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween With The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Travel back to the early 1900s to watch three ghostly silent films paired with the original historic orchestral scores– Buster Keaton in "The Haunted House" (1921), Laurel and Hardy in "Habeus Corpus" (1928), and Charlie Chaplin in "One A.M." (1916). Between the films, enjoy the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century as played The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more. One FREE kids ticket will be offered for each full-priced adult ticket purchased. Enter the code KIDSFREE at checkout. Offer expires October 7.

Health & Fitness

Bad & BOOjee Halloween Yoga

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018 141 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI

This 60 minute vinyasa yoga class is accompanied by spooky hits. After class, mingle with like-minded spirits as you sip sangria and taste curled fried eggplant.

Historic

Stowe Lantern Tours 2018

Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Departing from the Visitor's Center, Main Street Stowe, VT

A guide leads and narrates the walk with entertaining ghost stories and Stowe history. On this half-mile walk, you carry a replica of an 18th century barn lantern to help ward off the countless ghosts! Hear dramatic stories of early settlers and see Stowe's historic buildings. Call for reservations. September 18 through October 31

The Sleepy Hollow Experience 2018 at Old Sturbridge Village

Sep 26, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA

At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be guided through Old Sturbridge Village, where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman. Each outdoor performance is one and a half hours long, and requires standing and walking. Performances are held rain or shine. Before show time, guests can enjoy hot soups and chowder, snacks and sweets for $8 to $10. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available before the show and during intermission.

Spirit Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH

To the Shakers, the spiritual world was a very real part community life. During this 60-minute guided tour of Canterbury Village guests can hear first-hand accounts of the Shakers' otherworldly encounters and learn about the growth of spiritualism in Shaker communities. Reservations required. For people age 12 and older. Dates: October 5, 12, 19, and 26 http://www.shakers.org/spirit-encounters-tours/

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours 2018 of the Mark Twain House

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT

Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian spiritualism, these night tours are fun, scary and even a little educational. Guests will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain’s interest in the supernatural. Tour is not suitable for children under age 10. Dates: October 5, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25. 26. and 27

"Imprisoned! 1692"

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 35 Saint Peter Street Salem, MA

Visit the Old Witch Gaol (jail), where people held during the infamous Salem Witch trials. Your jailor will tell stories of the convicted people and their last days. “Imprisoned!” is a 15-minute walking tour that takes you through a dark space. Not for young children.

Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA

This tour uncovers the myths and misconceptions you might have about the Salem Witch Trials. The tour includes stops at the Old Burying Point Cemetery, Witch Trials Memorial, and the site of the original 17th-century jail.

Nautical Nightmares at Mystic Seaport 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT

Nautical Nightmares: Madness on the Mystic River, is a new show inspired by the writings of the horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Mystic is falling into in trouble! Join the alienists of Arkham to investigate a haunted whale ship and the madness that has infiltrated the community. Nautical Nightmares take an hour and half a mile of uneven terrain including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs. Dates: October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-28.

Haunted Storrowton 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 Meetinghouse at Storrowton Village Museum, 1305 Memorial Ave. West Springfield, MA

Who knows whether or not ghosts live in Storrowtown? You’ll have to be here to find out! Museum staff will present the history of the buildings and Agawam Paranormal will present findings from observation visits. Map.

Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue Norwalk, CT

A troupe of living history volunteers tells the history and legends that surround the Civil War. Listen to the tales of sightings of the specter who haunted the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, and the words of Lincoln a she predicted his demise. Ghosts will wander throughout the first and second floors of the Mansion. Dates: October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.

Hempsted Halloween 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempsted Street New London, CT

Visit New London’s oldest house at twilight while meeting and hearing ghoulish stories from ghosts of past New Londoners. Chat with them if you have the courage. Then visit our stone house to enjoy some cider and make s’mores over an open fire.

Hallowed History Lantern Tour 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue Hartford, CT

History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors tell true stories of Hartford residents. Reservations are required for specific time slots. Call for reservations. This tour may not be suitable for children under 13. Wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

All Souls Walk 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Hope Cemetery, 2-12 Barnard Lane Kennebunk, ME

Join costumed interpreters for a narrated walk through Hope Cemetery. Visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. The tour lasts about one hour. Not too spooky. No advanced reservations are required.

Twilight Tour in Casey Farm's Cemetery

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road Saunderstown, RI

Casey Farm has a hidden-away and fascinating family cemetery. Carved expertly, the grave markers from 1747 to 1955 tell us much about the people who lived at the farm and about local history. Come see Casey Farm in a new way at twilight, lit only by your flashlights (provided). Registration is recommended.

Beacon Hill With a Boo Walking Tour

Oct 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA

Join Boston By Foot its most popular event of the year. On the “Boo!” tour, you will hear stories that shed a new light on this quiet residential neighborhood. Murder and mayhem lurk just below the surface. Beacon Hill transforms itself for Halloween with elaborate decorations and hoards of trick or treaters in costumes. Tours lasts 90 minutes. Email: info@bostonbyfoot.org

Literary

Spirits of the Manse

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Old Manse, 269 Monument Street Concord, MA

Encounter the literary spirits of The Old Manse the weekend before Halloween. Join a guide to explore the Old Manse attic by night and learn about ghostly encounters and frightening experiences as described by residents and authors. Hear a dramatic reading of "Young Goodman Brown," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a story of witches, the devil, and temptation.

Music

Haunted Horns 2018: A Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet Halloween Concert

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street Waterbury, VT

The VSO’s brass quintet presents a Halloween concert full of musical treats. Enjoy wacky, scary, mysterious, and fun favorites in this 50-minute performance. A highlight of the concert is Plog’s “Animal Ditties.” There will be a parade of costumes

Older Teens & Adults

The Ghoullog 2018 at Cranmore Mountain

Sep 22, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 239 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH

North Conway’s premier Haunt, the Ghoullog, is back for its 12th season. It is held at the base of Cranmore Mountain. Reservations for the Ghoullog are recommended and can be made online or by phone. Map.

Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce

Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, 822 Lake Avenue Bristol, RI

The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is a terrifying one-mile journey through darkly glittering catacombs to an eerie graveyard, to a vampire’s haunt, to a witch’s lair, then onto a misty lake and an ancient temple. Amusement park rides are open.

Ghost Ship Harbor

Sep 28, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018 549 South Street Quincy, MA

Named the scariest Haunted Attraction in Massachusetts by Fodor’s Travel, Ghost Ship Harbor returns with updated haunts, scare zones, paranormal ghost hunts and more. Ghost Ship Harbor takes place on the deck of a 716-foot heavy cruiser (battleship). Not for children.

Things That Go Bump in the Night at The Nathan Hale Homestead

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT

Shiver and shudder through a special candlelight tour that will take you room by room up to the dark and dreary atticof the Nathan Hale Homestead. Hear the traditional, long-standing Homestead ghost stories and the Hale Staff’s spooky encounters, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters. This tour is not recommended for young souls. Light refreshments will be served after the tour. Reservations required. Email to register is hale@cltandmarks.org. Dates: October 11, 12, 18, and 19.

2018 Fright at the Fort - King of Horror

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Fort Knox, 740 Fort Knox Road Prospect, ME

Fright at the Fort features stories from Stephen King in a Civil War era fort on the Penobscot River. Experience the most terrifying frights and scariest sights from the mind of the master himself. Not recommended for children younger than 12. Uneven surfaces, low ceilings and numerous sets of stairs along the tour. High use of fog machines and strobe lighting effects. Dates: October 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

EqualityMaine's Great Pumpkin Ball

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 State Theatre, 609 Congress Street Portland, ME

The Vixen from Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Music by DJ Steve Sidewalk and DJ Kate; drag, theater and cabaret performances; costume contest with over $1000 in prizes. For guests age 18 and older.

Outdoor Activities

Halloween Hoot 'N Howl 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road Holderness, NH

Join a slightly spooky 40-minute guided tour around the Science Center grounds and enjoy the live skits along the way. Walks leave every 10 minutes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come in costume and dress for outdoor weather. After your journey, warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats! Map

Parades

Portsmouth Halloween Parade 2018

Oct 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Peirce Island Portsmouthq, 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. Map.

Paranormal

The Spirits Speak: Magic, Mediums, and Mentalism

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA

Experience the mystery of Victorian spiritualism revealed by a true magician. This is a 45-minute theater program.The audience will see the techniques used by mediums and mentalists of the Victorian period.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Harry Potter Halloween Party 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Blantyre, 16 Blantyre Road Lenox, MA

Join us for an adults-only Halloween party inspired by Harry Potter and the magical, mystical world of Hogwarts. Our gilded age mansion serves as the perfect backdrop while live entertainment, inspired food stations and creative cocktails transport guests into J. K. Rowling’s beloved world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Halloween Gala with James Montgomery Band and Poppy Champlin

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road West Kingston, RI

The annual Halloween gala with the fabulous James Montgomery Band and Poppy Champlin includes music, comedy and fun in a historical, haunted courthouse! Halloween prizes, raffles, food, and more.

Halloween By the Sea Costume Ball 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA

This party pops with live music from Good Stuff Band + DJ JR from 106.3 Frank FM. Get your costume portrait taken in front of a Halloween backdrop. Fortune teller readings available for a fee. The highlight of the night is the adult costume contest, with $1,000 in cash prizes!

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“Frankenstein” Comes to the Mark Twain House

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT

Capital Classics brings spellbinding, radio-theater performances of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to The Mark Twain House & Museum. Frankenstein performances will also include radio-theatre-style readings of a Mark Twain short story to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Science & Nature

Spooky Science of the Sea

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA

You think YOUR Halloween costume is scary?? New Bedford Whaling Museum will be transformed into exploration stations for kids to learn about weird, icky, and fascinating facts about life in the ocean. Find out how a sperm whale searches for its nemesis – the mysterious giant squid, and discover more about spooky looking animals.

Storytelling

Chilling Celtic Tales with Lynne Cullen

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Terrifying tales of Celtic myth and folklore told by New England story teller Lynne Cullen. This event will be held for two nights, with performances at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. each night.

Train Excursions

Halloween Express Train Ride 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Echo Leahy Center, 1 College Street Burlington, VT

This kid- focused, family event features a pre-boarding Halloween party at the ECHO Center starting one hour before your train ride. This is not a haunted or scary Halloween event. After the one-hour party, enjoy a spirited 60-minute train ride to Shelburne and back featuring Halloween story time, costumed characters, a small goodie bag and more. Costumes are encouraged.