We are throttling toward Halloween and this week has thrilled us with the addition of more events being added to our state calendars. This week really offers something for everyone who love Halloween - we have events to appeal to haunt-goers, scaredy-cats, ghostly tale lovers, Jack-o-Lantern fans. We've got events for folks who want to go out, for folks who prefer to stay home, and events for absolutely everyone in between.
Spooky-not-Scary Events at Area Haunts
Fright Night Lite at Haunted Overload in Lee, NH. This actor-free, scare-free wooded trail is lined with treetop-tall handmade creatures, vibrant colorful lighting, and fascinating scenery. Sound, lights, ad fog will be on. Advance tickets also required.
Pick a perfect pumpkin at your local pumpkin patch!
We have state-by-state guides and maps to all your local farms featuring pumpkin patches and PYO pumpkins.
Click on your state for Halloween New England's Pumpkin Patch Guides for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Massachusetts Halloween Events (Full Guide)Abandoned Villages and Ghost Towns of New England is a special virtual presentation by author Thomas D'Agostino this Thursday, October 15th via Zoom, hosted by the Southwick Public Library. This event is free but pre-registration required.
Foxborough's Boyden Library presents ghosthunter Dustin Pari's Halloween: A Haunted History Lecture also this Thursday, October 15th which will feature legends, superstitions, and Halloween traditions. You'll need to sign up in advance for this free zoom event - all are welcome.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe is a theatrical reading well-known and lesser-known Poe as performed by literary historian Rob Velella. This special virtual event held Tuesday, October 20th is hosted by the Wilmington Public Library and requires advance registration.
Connecticut Halloween Events (Full Guide)
The annual Things that Go Bump in the Night series returns for the next few weeks where you can take a candlelight tour of the exterior property and short peeks at inside rooms as you are treated to theatrical ghost stories at the historic Nathan Hale Homestead. Offered over six nights this month, the first two nights are this Thursday and Friday, October 15th and16th - advance tickets are required.
Let's be honest, few things capture our Halloween heart more than seeing events like DIY Halloween Makeup for Kids: Fake Wounds (virtual) popping up on the Halloween calendar! Kids and Teens can learn how to make a gory wound this Wednesday, October 21st using everyday supplies you might have around the house. There is a "supply list" you'll need to gather for this online Zoom class so registering a few days in advance will be helpful. Shout out to the Wallingford Public Library for bringing creative programs like this to their calendar!
New Hampshire Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Rhode Island Halloween Events (Full Guide)
In Central Falls this Thursday, through Monday, October 15th - 19th is your chance to embark on the Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat for the Swamp Scare Riverboat Tour - a 20-minute journey aboard along a scary (and socially distanced) spooky experience on the water. Costumes highly encouraged - and masks are required.
With advance tickets you can visit the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular's reimagined drive-through carved pumpkin and Halloween display which is open 7 nights a week at the Zoo.
Around the corner at the Museum of Natural History you can find a two-night-only Night at the Haunted Museum event where the most bizarre items from their collection will be on display "amongst spooky living art" for you to enjoy. Advance tickets for both events above are essential.
Vermont Halloween Events (Full Guide)
On Friday, October 16th at the Hub Teen Center and Skate Park Pavilion in Bristol, pack a blanket and chair for their first of three weekly free Friday Night classic horror nights. This Friday, October 16th you'll find "The Hitch-Hiker" (1953) playing on the outdoor screen and all are welcome!
Maine Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Our top picks for this weekend in Maine is the Night Maze at Treworgy Family Orchards. Grab your flashlight and head bravely into the cornstalks to navigate your way through under the light of the moon. Held Friday and Saturday nights, October 16th and 17th at their property in Levant, this is a non-scary Halloween attraction suitable for all who don't mind being a little lost in the maze! Advance tickets suggested.
Come see this classic from 1923 on the big screen and hear the improvised score" (pre-recorded) for this special night. Limited capacity so advance tickets (only $15!) highly recommended.
Plan ahead for your October weekends by checking out haunted attractions on a Sunday night! This weekend there are FOURTEEN haunted attractions open this Sunday, October 18th.
Thursday, October 15th has 3 haunted attractions open including Haunted Overload (NH) - Fright Night Lite (full show, no scares) and Legends of Fear (CT) offers up their final Spooky Night Halloween Lights (Lights On, No Actors, No scares)