With October arriving after the weekend, we are thrilled that our favorite month of the year is knocking at the door! Bring on the thrills, pumpkins, traditions, lights, decorated yards, haunted trails, costume contests, Halloween displays, and yes, bring on the candy too.
We're also thrilled to see a flood of Halloween events finally being confirmed all around the region. In fact, we've added hundreds to our Halloween Events calendars over the last week so now you'll have a taste of what is lined up during a most-unusual Halloween season.
Halloween New England has the bases covered for you all season long with our Top Picks, highlights for the weekend, special events not to be missed, contests, and other essential info to keep you on top of everything this Halloween season.
Massachusetts Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Barrett's Haunted Mansion with their new Screens and Screams drive-in horror movie experience.
If you are looking for some spooky history presented virtually, the Attleboro Library welcomes you to reserve your spot to tune in for "A History of the Witch Persecutions" happening Wednesday, September 30th. Pre-registration required 48 hours in advance.
Plus, take a sneak peek at all-ages events coming up on the calendar on our Family-friendly Halloween Event Guide for MA.
Connecticut Halloween Events (Full Guide)
This Tuesday, September 29th the Meriden Public Library is Zoom hosting a is a virtual class--Monster Drawing for Kids as part of their Art at Home series. Geared toward grades K-5, kids can get in the spooky spirit by trying their hand at drawing monsters with guided instruction. Pre-registration is required.
Check out more upcoming Halloween events for kids at our Family-friendly Halloween Event Guide for all-ages fun in CT.
Rhode Island Halloween Events (Full Guide)
"The Arnold Estate, located in Harrisville, R.I., is a rare and truly unique destination. An authentic Colonial home, circa 1736, its rich and mysterious history will entice those seeking some paranormal adventure. It provides an opportunity to revisit a bygone era, along with the spirits who once inhabited the home – and still do! This mystical, magical farmhouse offers all of its visitors a thoroughly transformational experience. Most famous for its association with “The Conjuring” (the infamous feature film released in 2013) a horror movie released a torrent of interest in this supernatural stronghold. It is likely the most haunted house in America, revealed in detail by the Perron family who once dwelled within its walls for a decade during the 1970s. Though the film was fictionalized, the truth is stranger than fiction." This is a special evening and requires advance tickets to reserve your spot. Details here.
In scenic Portsmouth, RI you'll find Escobar Farm hosting their annual Pumpkin Festival at Escobar Farm on Saturday, September 26th (rain date Sept 27). Look for pumpkin games, crafts, face painting and scarecrow making fun for everyone! Environmental artists Michael Higgins will be there on Saturday to amaze you with his chainsaw skill. Plus, who can resist getting "lost" in their expansive corn maze! This year's maze theme celebrates farmers and they've even added hayrides to their fall activities
Vermont Halloween Events (Full Guide)Gaines Farm Twilight Maze night! Visit the maze this Saturday night, September 26th in Guilford which is 1 mile over the MA state line and easy to reach right off I-91.
New Hampshire Halloween Events (Full Guide)It's a quiet week for NH Halloween events but we encourage you to take a look at our NH Events Guide to get a taste of what's coming down the pipeline for Halloween fun in the coming weeks
Looking for info on which haunts are open on Sundays? Did you know that TWO haunted attractions are open this Sunday, September 27th including The Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston, RI, and Legends of Fear (Trail only) in Shelton, CT.
If you love to plan your October weekends ahead like we do and want to check out haunted attractions on an off-peak night, we've compiled our essential Guide to Haunted Attractions Open on Sunday Nights.
Opening Weekend Giveaways, Invite-Only Nights, and Tickets Galore!
Enter to WIN a four-pack of tickets to 13th World Haunted Trail (Cumberland, RI) or enter our newest contest to win a Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tour (Mystic, CT).
Ending Soon: On Friday we're wrapping up our first contest to win admission to The Dark Manor Haunted House (Baltic, CT) and on Saturday we end the 2nd chance to win tickets to Haunted Overload's Invite-Only Night in October (Lee, NH). Enter all contests right from the home page of Halloween New England.
Congratulations to recent contest winners including Sarah Lemoine and Kasie Tresback who won tickets to Haunted Overload's VIP night, Ashlie Woods scored admission to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Jess Swazey won tickets to Barrett's Hauned Mansion's Screens and Screams opening weekend and Lindsey Tierney won tickets to visit this weekend. Nick Pietrunti scored a 4-pack of tickets to check out 13th World this season and Tayla Oliveira was the lucky winner to take a Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tour!