Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Halloween New England Top Picks for October 1st - 7th, 2015

We've waited 11 months for the return of October but at last our favorite month is here!
Halloween New England has you covered all month long with upcoming events and we'll help you stay on top of new Halloween Attractions opening up.

Top Event picks for the upcoming week:

Salem's Haunted Happenings kicks off today with the popular Grand Parade is Thursday, Oct. 1st. Details here.

With so much going on in Salem over the next month, consider checking out Haunted Happenings Magazine or, better yet, download their app for the most updated calendar.

If you'll be in Salem over the next month, check out Salem Historical Tours who offers multiple tours daily to fit any time you're in the Witch City.

The return of The Day of the Dead Scavenger Hunt is coming up this Sunday, October 4th in Taunton, MA. A full-day of clues, puzzles, and costumes-if-you-wish is a family-friendly adventure and tickets are going fast.We'll be there ourselves! Day of the Dead Scavenger Hunt details.

Hartford CT's Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours will be happening throughout the month starting Friday, October 2nd so buy your tickets early to get your preferred date.

This Thursday, October 1st also marks the return of the month-long Jack-o'-lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. We've been running a series of contests to win tickets to this event so visit Halloween New England to enter for a chance to check out this event "on us".

The annual Jack-o-lantern Spectacular is a pumpkin festival featuring a jaw-dropping number of jack-o-lanterns and it is open every night in October through Nov. 1st. You'll be treated to a breathtaking display of carved pumpkins and pumpkin displays, It's a perfect way to spend a crisp fall evening. Details here.

We've got three contests right now on Halloween New England. Enter to WIN a pair of tickets to Amity Road Horror haunted trail in Bethany, CT, Haunted Overload haunted trail in Lee, NH, Haunted Acres in Candia, NH and the Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI. Visit Halloween New England's home page for contest details.

Congrats to Kendra LaTorraca who won the tickets to The Amity Road Horror, Jennifer Christie won the all-inclusive Day of the Dead Scavenger Hunt tickets,  Julia Young and Caley Cook won four-pack of tickets to the Jack-o-lantern Spectacular, and Kevin Heim and Michaela Costa won tickets to Salem's Gallows Hill Witchcraft and Ghost Experience!

Where is Halloween New England headed this weekend?
We had some local haunted hayrides circled for this weekend but with some wet weather at the end of the week, we are staying flexible in case there are some weather cancellations. We'll let you know where we end up!
No matter what Mother Nature throws our way, we'll know we'll be participating in The Day of the Dead Scavenger Hunt and Party in the Pines in Taunton, MA all day Sunday--join us!

Last weekend we returned to Fright Fest at Six Flags New England for their opening weekend. The weather was crisp and the spirits were high across the whole park. Let there be no doubt, everyone was in the mood for Halloween!

If you are looking ahead to plan your October weekends but want to check out haunted attractions on an off-peak night, we have your Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Sunday Nights.

Haunted houses, trails, haunted hayrides, and haunted corn mazes opening Friday, October 2nd:

Mike's Maze (MA) - Flashlight and Haunted Corn Maze

Fear Town (MA)
Hysteria at Connors Farm (MA) – Trail and non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Witch's Woods  (MA) - House and Haunted Hayride
Monster Mash Scream Park (MA) - Haunted Hayride
Davis Farmland MegaMaze (MA) –Haunted Corn Maze
Marini Farm (MA) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Field of Screams (RI) - Trail and Haunted Hayride
Scary Acres (RI) – Haunted Corn Maze and Haunted Hayride
Trails to Terror (RI) – Trail and Haunted Hayride
Legends of Fear (CT) – Trail and Haunted Hayride
Foster Family Farm (CT) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Hayes Corn Maze (CT) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (CT) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze

Screeemfest Canobie Lake Park (NH)
Nightmare New England (NH) - Trail and Haunted Hayride
The Ghoullog (NH)

*as always, if the weather is lousy it's wise to double check that the event is open as some may close for inclement weather


Haunted houses, trails, haunted hayrides, and night corn mazes opening this Saturday, October 3rd:

Trombly Gardens (NH) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Clark Farms Garden Center (RI) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Salisbury Farm (RI) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze 
In case you missed it...Haunted houses, trails, haunted hayridesand haunted corn mazes already open:
Davis Farmland MegaMaze (MA) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Hayes Corn Maze (CT) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (CT) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze
Cucumber Hill Farm (RI) – non-haunted Flashlight Corn Maze

2015 Guide to Haunted Attractions Open Sundays




Halloween New England has you covered this Halloween season!

We know how challenging it can be to squeeze in as many haunted trails, hayrides, and corn mazes every Halloween season. Expert thrill-seekers know that the only way to manage it is to expand your haunt-going outside of the Friday and Saturday nights which can be crowd-magnets.

It can be daunting to sort through dozens of websites to discover which haunted attractions will be open to accommodate your Sunday night screams so we've compiled an easy guide for you find out which local New England haunts, trails, flashlight mazes and haunted hayrides will be there to help you end your weekend right. 

Remember to SHARE our  Sunday Night Guide with your fellow Halloween-loving friends.

In case you missed it, we've already posted our Opening Night Guide for New England Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails, Haunted and Flashlight Corn Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides to help you know when each attraction's season kicks into gear.

Don't miss our Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Weeknights for even more opportunities to check out haunts on off-peak nights and our Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Halloween.

Thanks also to New England's talented The Pixel Perfection: After Dark whose ultra creepy, photos populate the guide this year. As always, we know you love their photos...just please don't steal their photos! Why not just follow them on Facebook instead or hire them to capture your Halloween attraction or event?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Opening Night Guide for New England Haunted Attractions


Today is the first official date of fall and not only does the weather feel crisp but the leaves are definitely starting to turn color--a welcome sight!

Even better, for us it is the start of Halloween New England's season! Several haunted attractions opened mid-September and many more are opening up over the next few weeks.

We know how time-consuming it can be to sort through dozens of websites and info to find out when the local haunts, trails, flashlight mazes and haunted hayrides will be opening up. 

Rather than have all of our wonderful, Halloween loving readers spending their precious hours doing the research we did it all ourselves and compiled the opening nights into a nifty guide to help you plot and plan your thrills this Halloween season.

This year we've posted our Opening Night Guide for New England Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails, Haunted and Flashlight Corn Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides right on our website so it's easier for us to update as more haunted attractions post their opening nights.

Be a good friend and remember to SHARE the Opening Night Guide with your fellow thrill-seeking, adrenaline-junkie, Halloween-loving friends.

Stay tuned for more guides all season long including our Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Sundays and Weeknights for the folks who love to check out haunts on off-peak nights and our Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Halloween for well, isn't it obvious?

We've also teamed up with New England's own crazy talented The Pixel Perfection: After Dark whose ultra creepy, heebie-jeebie inducing photos populate the guide this year. As always, we know you love their photos...just please don't steal their photos! Why not just follow them on Facebook instead or hire them to capture your Halloween attraction or event?