After 11 months of waiting and counting down the days, our favorite month is here at last! The temperatures are lovely during the day and perfectly crisp at night and we are spotting the leaves turning more every day. New England is showing signs of looking like October ought to! Before we know it, there will be a chill in the air and we'll be staying toasty in our wool sweaters and flannel.
Halloween New England Pumpkin Patch Guides
Organized in an intuitive way - one guide per state- tap into Halloween New England's six Pumpkin Patch Guides to help you find a local patch where you live or where you might be road-tripping! Lucky for us all, many patches overlap with farm bakeries and other agri-fun so maybe you'll score some cider donuts too!
The Jack O'Lantern Spectacular Delivers 32 Nights of Glow Starting Sept. 30th. Tune in Thursday when the Spectacular takes over our Instagram Story!
In 2021, this annual pumpkin festival has been returned to its glory as a walk-through event for people of all ages to enjoy thousands of hand-carved carved Jack O' Lanterns on display fitting a different arcing theme every year.
Held 7 nights a week, September 30th through October 31st, 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 as you soak up the sights of thousands of glowing, stunningly carved pumpkins.
Visit Halloween New England's Instagram Story on Thursday, Sept. 30th to follow along with the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular Takeover--or look it up under the #HNETakeover and #HNExJOLS to get a peek at what the Spectacular has in store for us all this season!
The first-ever Haunted Speakeasy at Sea BOO-ze cruise heads into Boston Harbor this Saturday! NEW Salem Haunted Speakeasy events start soon!
Don't forget to buy your tickets early for the rest of October when The Salem Haunted Speakeasy descends on Salem, MA this year with six Speakeasy events lined up during October weekends inside Salem's historic Old Town Hall starting October 9th! With live entertainment, spooky-themed cocktails, dancing, burlesque performers, haunted characters, and more this is an incredibly well-planned Halloween event you will not want to miss.
What has Halloween New England been up to?
Barrett's Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA who hosting us for a wild Saturday night during their 30th Anniversary season of haunting -- a truly impressive accomplishment! Days later, our adrenaline is just starting to dial down after the screams and terror inside the Haunted Mansion and the brand-new attraction Condemned. They outdid themselves this year and we'll treat you to some video from our night there if you hop over to Halloween New England's Instagram.
Massachusetts Halloween Events
Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston opens its Autumn Illuminated display this Thursday, September 30th. Walk along a half-mile trail, lit by hundreds of lights, adding an ephemeral aspect to the already beautiful statuary, fountains and grounds. This event is mostly outdoors. Advanced tickets are required.
On Saturday, October 2nd we'll be up in Salem all day and will kick off our adventures in the Witch City by attending the Salem Zombie Walk and wrapping it up in the evening with a Haunted Footsteps Salem Ghost Tour! On Saturday you are also likely to run into us in Lowell while we are checking out GHASTLY: The Oddity & Horror Marketplace at Mill No. 5 featuring all kinds of local artists and vendors.
Connecticut Halloween Events
Grab your flashlight, check the moonlight and go to Orange, CT to experience the Night Maze at Treat Farm this Friday, October 1st. Enjoy their 6.5-acre maze, complete challenges found within, and use your instincts to find your way out.
Be a part of the event as a mini-monster (child) or adult, or just come and watch the festivities! For one night only in scenic Putnam, you'll find the Zombie Fashion show this Friday, October 1st as the event begins around 7 PM. Guess who else is excited about this event --we are! Halloween New England will also be visiting this event for the first time and we can't wait - it's been on our wish list for a while now!
This new gear-for-the-kids attraction is a fun, family-friendly interactive hayride through an enchanted orchard with monsters to pet! This is not a scary event - in fact, it is as family-friendly as can be! You'll also be treated to a farm market, food trucks, pumpkin picking, photo-ops, and other fall goodies along with daily entertainment.
New Hampshire Halloween Events
Flashlight Maze at Trombly Gardens opens for the season this weekend also and you'll find them open Friday and Saturday nights in October from October 1st - 30th. Find your way out of the corn maze using just a flashlight, some courage, and hopefully a good sense of direction! Even still, getting "lost" in the maze is part of the fun and there's no better way to partake than in the moonlight during the fall. Trombly Gardens offers up this non-haunted corn maze throughout weekends in October. Bring your own flashlight!
Another fun one to note during the Week of Witches happens Tuesday, October 5th when they show The Craft!
Rhode Island Halloween Events
The Jack O'Lantern Spectacular in Providence (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 (September 30) through October 31st and with thousands--yes thousands!--of hand-carved Jack-O'Lanterns lining the walk, you will be impressed by this atmospheric, all-ages, quintessential New England Halloween experience Details on the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.
Halloween fun can include our furry friends. Leash up and bring your dog to Howlween Annual Dog Walk and Costume Contest with Warwick Animal Shelter on Saturday, October 2nd. With
Vermont Halloween Events
Maine Halloween Events
Why not take in some classic horror flicks?
Brunswick is where the double-feature is happening and it is the only location in Maine to treat yourself to this double-matinee!
Find the complete list on Halloween New England's Guide to Haunts Open on Sunday Nights.
Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Friday, October 1st
13th World Haunted Trail (Cumberland, RI)
Fear on the Farm at McCrays Farm (S. Hadley, MA) - Haunted Hayride and Walk-through