Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween New England's Top Picks for October 23rd - 29th, 2014

Jack-o-Lanterns - Halloween New England
At long last we can finally say that Halloween is NEXT WEEK
When it comes to Halloween, it truly doesn't get better than these next two weeks. There are more activities, events and parties than we could possibly list here but they all can be found on the event state by state Halloween calendars on Halloween New England.

Halloween New England is your best resource for all the events and attractions across New England. Remember to visit Halloween New England's Guide to Haunted Attractions, Trails, Mazes, and Hayrides open on Sundays and Weeknights! We've done the research so you don't have to and you can maximize every night as we round into the home stretch.

The Legendary Haunt Tour is Coming to New England Nov 7-8th!
Legendary Haunt Tour Salem - Halloween New England
If you love haunted attractions and you consider yourself a superfan, you will be thrilled to know that the Legendary Haunt Tour is making it's way to our beautiful region in just two weeks!
Choosing a different region of the US, the Legendary Haunt Tour selects different attractions to feature each November--this year we are honored to have THREE New England haunts being showcased--Haunted Overload, Fright Kingdom, and Nightmare New England.

Haunt owners, designers, and industry innovators from around the world join this tour and it is an unparalleled opportunity to meet, talk with, learn from, and socialize with the very people who shape the direction of the haunted attraction industry. With a day in Salem on the itinerary, this is the highlight of the Halloween season for many. The tour is must for pro and novice haunters, haunt enthusiasts, superfans, and those considering considering opening up a haunted attraction. Read our article delving into the incredible access that the Legendary Haunt Tour provides tour-goers. 

Guide to Haunts, Mazes, Trails, Hayrides are OPEN on Halloween.
Making plans for the ultimate Halloween experience? We have compiled a quick and easy guide for you to find all the New England Haunted Attractions that will be open this Halloween!
Click here for the Guide to Haunted Houses, Trails, Mazes, and Hayrides Open this Halloween.

Looking for Special Lights OUT and Lights ON Events this Season?
Lights OUT and Lights ON events are few and far between every Halloween season. We've pulled togther a list of who is offering these events this season. Click here for the Guide to New England Haunted House Lights OUT and Lights ON Events in 2014.

Top Event Picks for the Upcoming Week:
Graveyard in NH - Halloween New England
If you live in Connecticut take a look at the Slithery, Slimy, Creepy, Crawly Outdoor Adventure in Stamford and the Haunted History Lantern Tour at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford both on Friday and Howl-o-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo on Saturday and Sunday the 25-26th.
Saturday the 25th delivers "Dusk with the Dead at Elm Grove Cemetery" in Mystic and Tom Sawyer's Trick or Treat in Hartford.
Weathersfield's Webb-Deane Museum is hosting "Up Close and Creepy: Wethersfield Witch Trials, Ancient Burying Grounds & a 19th-Century Wake"  on Saturday and Sunday as well.

In Massachusetts, you'll want to consider Halloween Prowl at the Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon on Friday-Sunday 24th-26th, and Saturday the 25th offers a Halloween 5k Zombie Run in Winchendon. 

Jack-o-Lanterns - Halloween New EnglandNew Hampshire features a very special Halloween Masquerade Ball on the Lake at 
Weirs Beach in Laconia and Portsmouth hosts Ghosts on the Banke --both on Saturday, Oct 25th. 

Haunted Providence debuts their daytime psychic faire/paranormal expo designed to showcase area readers, vendors and paranormal groups on Saturday the 25th and the festivities kick off  on Friday with a Witches Masquerade Ball.
The Spooky Zoo comes to Rhode Island's Roger Williams Park Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th-26th.

Maine has a number of very cool events lined up starting with Longfellow's Haunted House Tour at the Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland offered daily from Friday, the 24th through Thursday the 30th. Saturday the 25th delivers an overnight paranormal experience called "Overnight with Myrtle" in Newcastle. 

Looking for Smaller, Community-based, Charitable Haunts?
Circo Animarum Marlborough - Halloween New England
Many of you already know about the important role that charitable haunts and trails play in supporting our local communities. Halloween New England has a number of smaller, shorter season haunted events listed on our state guides to Halloween Events and Activities. Many of these smaller attractions have a donation-based admission such as canned food for the local food bank. 

Remember to visit your local community Halloween events to support the charitable work these dedicated volunteers are doing for your local town.
Check out Circo Animarum in Marlborough, MA,  Trail of Terror in Eliot, ME, and River Valley Haunted Walk in Mexico, ME are just a few of the dozens of great events going on over the next two weekends.


Haunted Overload Pumpkin Head Scarecrow - Halloween New England
With three remaining ticket contests running right now on  Halloween New England you can enter to WIN a pair of tickets to see Haunted Overload in Lee, NH and The Armory of Horror in Somerville, MA.
Next week is your last chance to win a pair of blood red Beats Solo headphones from The Only Scream in Town --this headphones contest ends on Halloween.

These are the last batch of tickets we're giving away for nearly all haunts as we want to have you win them in time to use them. Visit the home page of Halloween New England to find links to all contests.

Congrats to Geo Manko, Courtney McQuaid Laura Ferrer, Stacey Lawrie and Lloyd Erickson who won the tickets to see Haunted AcresIvianis Garcia won tickets and a t-shirt to The Amity Road Horror, Sarah Xu won tickets to The Only Scream in TownNick Grantsis and Tiakna Grace won tickets to Ghoulie Manor, and Britnee Torres, Ashley Red, Michaela Costa, Natasha Ruggeri  and Nikki Pueschel won tickets to Fright Fest.

Where has Halloween New England been lately?
Halloween New England has been packing them in while the season is hot! We've been to The Haunting of Barrett Park in Leominster, MA, Fright Kingdom in Nashua, NH, DementedFX in Easthampton, and Screeemfest at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. We almost made it to The Monster Mash Scream Park in South Hadley, MA as well but we missed the last hayride --next year we'll be back!
A huge thank you to all of those haunts and mazes for a memorable weekend!

Where are we headed this week?
With plenty to choose from at this point in the season, we're in Halloween heavenWe've got Fear Town in Seekonk, MA, and The Armory of Horror in Somerville, MA lined up for this weekend. We may even sneak in a trip to Ghoulie Manor in Taunton, MA and a reprise visit to Haunted Hill in Cumberland, RI if we can!
Next week we're making an overnight trip to Chicago to check out the revamped 13th Floor Chicago and we'll be spending our Halloween back in New England at Haunted Overload in Lee, NH.

Haunted Houses, Trails, Hayrides, and Mazes Opening this Weekend:

Opening Friday, October 24th, 2014

Throckmorton Manor    (VT)

The Haunted Forest     (VT)

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