With the long weekend upon us, it's a perfect chance to hit the road and explore activities and attractions outside your community and across New England - something to enjoy both day and night. Take full advantage of making this October in New England your most memorable month yet!HalloweenNewEngland.com offers! You have the ability to see a state attraction map for each of the six New England states!
Behind-the-Scenes Daytime Tours and Events at Area Haunts!
Guided tours behind the scenes of Barrett's Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA! You've always wanted to get a look behind the scenes at the notorious haunt's two attractions, costume, and makeup trailers, and more, now is your chance! Barrett's Haunted Mansion Lights On Tours are offered every Saturday in October from 2:00pm-4:00pm, the lights-on tours will begin beneath the covered line behind the house and run between 30-40minutes. This is a unique opportunity for a peek at the craftsmanship, artistry, and moving pieces that contribute to why this 30-year legendary New England haunt is so special.
Massachusetts Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Come explore our beautiful property as we transform Long Hill into a celebration of autumn and the Halloween season. Follow our seasonal-themed trail that will feature over 1,000 jack-o'-lanterns, hundreds of mums and pumpkins, elaborate Halloween sets, light displays, music, and more. This is the perfect Halloween event your family won’t want to miss!
Advanced purchase of timed tickets is required as tickets will not be sold on-site. The event will be held Thursdays through Sundays, now through October 24th, and will be held nightly from October 25th– 31st.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show will screen the movie on the big screen while you are also treated to the LIVE cast by RKO Army. Regular and VIP tix are available with the VIP admission includes early admission, souvenir laminates for everyone in the car, and a pass to come back for movies! Beetlejuice starts at 7:30PM followed by Rocky Horror Live featuring RKOArmy.
The Makeup Curio will be in Framingham this Saturday, October 9th where you'll have the chance to truly learn how to transform into a zombie with techniques such as cuts and bruises, hair creation, bald capping, and prosthetic application. This all-day course comes with your own makeup kit to get started which will include 3rd Degree, bruise wheel, foam latex prosthetics, and more. With plenty of time to both learn and practice your new techniques ahead of Halloween season, don't miss your opportunity! This is a vaccination-only event --sign up soon before it sells out!
When Objects Talk Back: A Look into Haunted Objects & Paranormal Research on Tuesday, October 12th in Somerset, MA will have you taking another look at that heirloom in the corner.
Join “The Paranormal Couple” Cody Ray Desbiens & Satori Hawes from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Nation” as they dive deep into the phenomena of Haunted Objects! As the curators of “The Paranormal Couple’s Haunted Museum of Objects, Oddities, and Curiosities: The Traveling Exhibition”, both Satori and Cody have built up quite the collection of creepy oddities and haunted objects.
Connecticut Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Teen Event: Making Haunted Gingerbread Houses sounds yummy-Candy, frosting, red icing.... can you create the creepiest Haunted Gingerbread House? Get creative with friends (ages 11-17) and build haunted gingerbread houses at the library! Don't worry - there will be plenty of candy for us to eat!
On Saturday, October 9the the Torrington Public Library will host its annual, all-ages Not So Spooky Halloween Bash
which serves up fun for the whole family! The event will keep things strictly “not-so-spooky” for the youngest kiddos to ensure that everyone can feel comfortable during the festivities as you support the library through this delightful Halloween fundraiser! All ages are encouraged to come in full costume! There will be trick-or-treating, temporary Halloween tattoos, a Halloween photo station, and much more! Timed entry will be in place. advanced tickets are required.
New Hampshire Halloween Events (Full Guide)
Bring your own flashlight and dress for the weather.
The hayride is approximately 30-45 minutes long and reservations are strongly recommended
Rhode Island Halloween Events (Full Guide)Fairy Tale Fun Night at the Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular!
On these special nights, you'll love the fairy tale theme as your family participates in meet & greets with some of their favorite costumed characters before hopping on the pumpkin trail.
All events are 6:00 – 8:00 pm and are included in the price of the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular ticket.
Fairy Tale Nights - Tuesdays, October 12th & 19th
Superhero Nights - Wednesdays, October 13th & 20th
Vermont Halloween Events (Full Guide)
In the center of gorgeous Burlington, this reputable tour has been chosen as one of New England’s best-haunted walks by Yankee Magazine You will be treated to stories and tales featuring some of Burlington’s most infamous characters and intriguing haunts during this 60-minute tour offered through Queen City Ghost Walk.
Maine Halloween Events (Full Guide)
You'll find the pumpkins on display for you on Main St. from October 9th-19th so circle Damariscotta on your map and head north to check out this fun fall experience.
Plan ahead for your October weekends by checking out haunted attractions on a Sunday night! This weekend there are TWENTY-EIGHT haunted attractions open this Sunday, October 11th.
Click for a complete list visit our Guide to which Haunted Attractions are Open Weeknights.
Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Friday, October 8th
Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Haunted Hayrides Opening Saturday, October 9th
Toward the end of last week, we spotted the MEAT Tank while we were at The Big E for the day. If you're curious to learn more about the MEAT tank, you can find it every night at DementedFX haunt in Holyoke, MA now that they've just opened for the season.
On Friday, we headed down to Putnam, CT to take in the annual Zombie Fashion Show which was a super festive community Halloween event where zombies - different age groups - walked the runway strutting their undead fabulousness, and competed for Best Zombie prizes!
Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour hosted by Salem Historical Tours.
We took a detour up to Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA to visit the local artisan pop-up market Ghastly. Produced by A Little Bazaar - a different themed pop-up market every weekend - we loved this particular weekend's horror and oddity-themed marketplace which was, you guessed it, right up our alley! We met so many terrific local dark artists, collectors, graphic artists, and fun people!
Sunday morning brought us to Concord, MA for a family-friendly graveyard tour called Grave Detectives! which is the new kid-appropriate cemetery tour offered by the Concord Tour Company.
Monday may have been a rainy night in Portsmouth, NH but nobody on the fabulous Legends, Ghosts & Graves Tour noticed the rain because we were all having too much fun with Portsmouth's own New England Curiosities! With two decades of tours under her belt, there might not be a better keeper of seacoast stories and legends than Roxie Zwicker and I know we'll be back for more!
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