The Jack O'Lantern Spectacular Delivers 32 Nights of Glow Starting Oct. 1st
Massachusetts Halloween Events (Full Guide)An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe" (virtual) this Thursday, October 1st. Hosted on Zoom via the Brooke County Library, you'll be treated to this performance of readings of familiar and lesser-known Poe work. For this, email to pre-register for the Zoom link.
Yet another great event is slated for this Thursday, October 1st - for some under-the-moonlight culture, Full Moon Tours at deCordova Museum are small-group, outdoor, socially distanced guided tours of the sculpture museum grounds.
Two more virtual presentations are slated for this Monday, October 5th - both via Zoom. Check out "Halloween: A Haunted History" Lecture offered virtually by the Medford Public Library and the Southwick Library offers up a presentation focused on Massachusetts Serial Killers. Both events require pre-registration.
Connecticut Halloween Events (Full Guide)Dustin Pari is offering two virtual supernatural-focused presentations this week - check out "Spirits of New England" on Thursday, Oct 1st hosted on Zoom by the Branford Library, and on Wednesday, October 7th you'll find a more global focus with "Spirits of the World" hosted on Zoom by the Cheshire Library. AS with all Zoom events, pre-registration is required to access the link.
Night Fall Hartford returns this Saturday, October 3rd with a magical, free, community performance celebrating seasonal change through art, dance, music, and Anne Cubberly’s legendary giant puppets.
Nightmare on Main in Willimantic is happening this Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th. With afternoon and evening tours every 20 minutes, this Halloween-Themed History Exhibit is billed as "a socially distanced museum tour through gruesome and gripping stories about mythical characters that have terrified every culture around the world through the ages. Humans have conjured up monsters to understand the unexplainable evil in the world."
Brush up on your local history with this virtual lecture The Connecticut Witch Trials hosted on Zoom through the Seymour Public Library on Tuesday, October 6th. As always, register in advance to get the Zoom link!
Check out more upcoming Halloween events for kids at our Family-friendly Halloween Event Guide for all-ages fun in CT.
New Hampshire Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Pumpkin Festival will be underway at Charmingfare Farm over the next two weekends - the first of which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th. It's a family-focused festivity with live music, pumpkin decorating, tractor train Rides, horse-drawn rides to Carlton’s Hay Maze, and pony rides. As with most things these days, be sure to purchase your ticket in advance as tickets have moved online.
The Jack O'Lantern Spectacular (see feature above) is definitely the biggest event to capture our attention in Rhode Island this week. They're open 7 nights a week now (Oct 1st) through Nov 1st and the admission is charged by the vehicle (not per person) for this drive-through carved pumpkin display. They've also gone with digital tickets and assigned time-slots for entrance this year so be sure to buy your tickets in advance! Details on the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.
Rhode Island Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Vermont Halloween Events (Full Guide)
The event listings are starting slow this month in beautiful Maine but we encourage Mainers to explore the many (open-to-all) virtual Halloween events happening in other states. Zoom is able to cross state-lines so definitely check out virtual events across New England this week (including a few listed above).
Maine Halloween Events (Full Guide)
If you've ever wanted to stretch your spooky story-telling muscle but could use a little support, you might enjoy the online Halloween Storytelling Class - a 4-week (all Monday night) Zoom course offered by Stomping Ground Comedy. This course will focus on finding inspiration and sources for scary stories, building suspense and tension in the audience, creating audience engagement through details and specifics, and performance techniques for telling your stories to an audience. There is a fee for this course and pre-registration is required.
Plan ahead for your October weekends by checking out haunted attractions on a Sunday night! This weekend there are EIGHT haunted attractions open this Sunday, October 4th including 13th World (Cumberland, RI), and The Dark Manor (Baltic, CT). Sundays often offer shorter lines and a more personal experience-- so what are you waiting for?
Find the complete list on Halloween New England's Guide to Haunts Open on Sunday Nights.
CONTESTS: Opening Weekend Giveaways, Invite-Only Nights, and Tickets Galore!
Ending Soon: Our 2nd Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tour wraps up soon and so will your final chance to win VIP tickets Haunted Overload's Oct 8th invite-only night. Sunday is your deadline to enter our current contest for a pair of tickets to The Dark Manor Haunted House in Baltic, CT.
Enter all contests right from the home page of Halloween New England.
Haunted Houses, Haunted Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Friday, October 2nd
Trail of Terror (Wallingford, CT)
13th World Haunted Trail (Cumberland, RI)
Seven Cedars Haunted Hayride (RI)
Dead North (VT)
Destination Haunt (ME)
Fright Kingdom (NH)
Haunted Houses, Haunted Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Saturday, October 3rd
The Monser Mash Haunted Hayride (MA)