With October knocking on our door, we are thrilled that our favorite month of the year is right around the corner! Bring on the pumpkins, falling leaves, traditions, lights, spooky yards, horror movies, haunted trails, costume contests, Halloween displays, and yes, bring on the candy too.
We're also very happy to see Halloween events starting to kick in around the region. In fact, we've added over 1000 events to our events database and you'll see them populating the state-by-state Halloween events guides very soon. With our new website, we're making sure everything works smoothly for you before we roll things out -- once the event listings start showing up on the guides, you will go crazy with all there is to do!
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 happening across New England this Halloween season. We publish a fresh post every Wednesday until November!
Grave Addiction and Grave Detectives - Cemetery Tours for every age!The Concord Tour Company has rolled out two exciting new tours this October!
If you are looking for cemetery tours geared toward adults, you will enjoy the Concord Tour Company's Grave Addiction experience where you will explore everything about these graves from burial customs to iconography. A sometimes humorous and sometimes chilling look at the stories behind the stones, this is a unique and memorable historical experience in beautiful downtown Concord!
Tours run Fri-Sun at twilight every weekend in October! Book early as these will fill quickly and that promo code will work for this tour too!
Squeeze every drop of blood from your season with our Haunt Guides!Opening Night Guide and Sunday Night Haunt Guide came to be! Soon after, we added the Weeknight Haunt Guide so we could squeeze every last drop of blood from our haunt-going every season.
Over the years, you might have seen us attending six haunts in a single weekend! Now you can too with just a click to access our guides.
Find Haunted History and Ghostly Tales on our state-by-state Ghost Tour Guides!
Okay, okay, I know we are preaching to the choir here... we love it as much as you do!
If you haven't yet checked out Halloween New England's Ghost Tour Guide for every New England state then jump on over to our website where you can access a list of all the professional ghost tours and haunted history tours listed under each state. Plus, as our event calendar is populated, you'll find additional seasonal ghost tours rounding our your options on the Halloween Events and Activities Guides.
Instagram Takeover Alert!
Be sure to tune in and follow Halloween New England's Instagram Story this Friday, September 24th - from morning to evening for 13th World's behind-the-scenes peek at working in a haunted attraction and get to meet a few of the folks who make you pee your pants every year! (Oh, that is just us? Uh, never mind!) You'll meet Morgan - Queen of Darkness, and Mama Nun - veteran actors at 13th World who will treat you a few of the ins and outs of working in a haunt.
Massachusetts Top Halloween Event Picks!
Connecticut Top Halloween Event Picks
Rhode Island Top Halloween Event Picks
Rhode Island's very own Block Island welcomes its first and only interactive ghost tour which explores the stories and lore behind ghost ships, FBI serial killer man-hunts, massacres, and curses--and that is just a sample of the things you will hear all about! This easy one-mile tour shines a light on the darker, hidden history of Block Island and every tour is unique as their ghost hosts deliver their own creative twist on the history and folklore of Block Island.
Vermont Top Halloween Event Picks
New Hampshire Top Halloween Event Picks
Last weekend Halloween New England was treated to a fun evening taking the twilight Deadwick's Spectral Stroll and you can be equally enchanted this Friday, September 24th!
Maine Top Halloween Event Picks
Presque Isle Haunted Hearse Tours asks the question: Are there really ghosts and lingering spirits in Presque Isle? reserve your seat on the haunted hearse for a trip around Presque Isle on Thursday, September 23rd--and another lined up for October 21st and 31st. Haunted hearse tours are the kind of programming Halloween LOVES to see at this time of year!
Looking for info on which haunts are open on Sundays? Did you know that THREE haunted attractions are open this Sunday, September 26th including The Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston, RI, Scary Acres in Hope, RI, and Fright Fest at Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA.
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.
Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Friday, September 24th
Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Saturday, September 25th
Opening Weekend Giveaways, Invite-Only Nights, and Tickets Galore!
We've got one special chance to win 2 tickets to The Haunted Speakeasy's (21+) vintage Halloween BOO-ze Cruise (Boston, MA) on October 2nd and you can also enter to WIN a four-pack of tickets to 13th World Haunted Trail (Cumberland, RI) or enter our new contest to visit Elm Grove Cemetery with Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours (Mystic, CT). Central MA folks will jump at the chance to attend Fear at the Farm at McCray's Farm (South Hadley, MA) with Opening Weekend tickets.
We've just posted a contest to win VIP Passes to the legendary Trail of Terror (Wallingford, CT) and you can try your luck at winning tickets to celebrate the 30th season at Barrett's Haunted Mansion (Abington, MA). We also have another VIP pass contest for DementedFX (Holyoke, MA). We just rolled out our first Fear Town (Seekonk, MA) contest and their companion haunt Factory of Terror (Fall River, MA) also has a contest running!
Ending Soon: On Friday we're wrapping up our first contest to win admission to The Dark Manor Haunted House (Baltic, CT) and on Thursday we end the 2nd contest 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 Jaimie Cura who won the contest to attend the Virtual Salem Tour with Seaside Shadows and Rayah Martin won the tickets to Seaside's Elm Grove Cemetery Tour! Nick Pietrunti and Jesse Bonello won tickets to Haunted Overload's VIP night, and Amy McKeon, Sheena deMedeirios, and Jenna Guancio scored admission to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence! Kiana Ka and Sean Randall were the happy recipients of the four-pack of tickets to 13th World haunt in Cumberland, RI.