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GREATER BOSTON

Hanson’s Haunted Hayride
 – Friday and Saturday nights in October
 Hanson’s Haunted Farm, Framingham
. Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm. We do group rates and discounts.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo
 – October 29-30. 
Franklin Park Zoo
 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston 
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests and a haunted maze! Be sure to take a hay ride at Zoo Howl! Hay rides will be provided by Pine Meadow Farm and will cost $2.00 per person or three for $5.00.

Boo at the Zoo at Stone Zoo!
 – October 22-23
 Stone Zoo
 149 Pond Street, Stoneham
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests, and a haunted maze!

Ghosts and Gravestones Tours of Boston
 – Through October. Come hear Boston’s real history – the stories you won’t hear before the sun goes down. What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny? An experience unlike anything else in Boston! Those are just a few of our guides who will drag you kicking and screaming through Boston’s sordid past. Never was there a more treacherous lot of characters – each one dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. There are so many of us that each time you take our tour, you’ll have a startling new experience. So join us again and again! You will never know with whom you will be trapped. – 80 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours
 – Through November 13.  Step through the shadows and discover the chilling and ghastly tales of murder, revenge, lust, and heartache… The best way to see Historic Boston is by foot. This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets in search of the countless ghosts rumored to haunt the city. Daily
 Central Burying Ground Boston

Frightful Friday Ghost Stories and Tour at The Gore Mansion
 – October 14, 21 & 28.
 Gore Place 52 Gore Street Waltham. Guides lead visitors through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion where they hear stories from New England and beyond–A great way to celebrate the Halloween season and enjoy this beautiful historic house! $15, $10 members and children ages 5-12.

Beacon Hill With a Boo!
 – October 31. Boston By Foot, Inc.
 77 North Washington Street Boston. Beacon Hill With a BOO! is the Halloween walking tour of Beacon Hill featuring the murders, executions, ghosts and politicians of this seemingly quaint neighborhood.

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins- October 29 & 30 – Boston Nature Center – Celebrate the fall harvest and Halloween by creating your own carved pumpkin. Take part in pumpkin seed experiments and contests. Learn about the history of pumpkins, the Jack-O-Lantern story, and techniques to create spooky and silly designs. Register a week in advance to ensure a pumpkin of your own. Mass Audubon members $7.00, Nonmembers $9.00. Plus $5.00 per pumpkin or bring your own.

Howl O Ween – October 29 – Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association will host its fourth annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM in the West End of the property. Pet owners are invited to dress their pets in Halloween costumes and parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Participants will then walk the “cat walk” in front of a panel of judges. Pet owners are also invited to join in the fun and dress in costume too!

Halloween Weekend – October 28-31 – Boston Children’s Museum – Join in the Halloween celebration all weekend long! Come in costume and go trick-or-treating (non-candy items) in different exhibits. Visitors can also enjoy other Halloween activities such as face painting, mask making, and trick-or-treat bag decorating.


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NORTH OF BOSTON

Haunted Happenings
 – October 1-31. A month-long celebration of Halloween and fall in New England , Haunted Happenings features more than 130 events for all ages. In addition to special events in October, most Salem attractions and museums have extended hours and most restaurants will feature special programming including parties and live music.

Salem Witch Museum – 
19 ½ Washington Square North, Salem
The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history… THE WITCH HYSTERIA of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing. Their exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans… Do you believe in witches? Don’t answer until you see Salem’s Most Visited Museum.

Witch’s Woods
 – Through October 31. Thurs – Sun 
Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford, 
Greater Merrimack Valley’s original Halloween Screampark. Climb aboard Witch’s Woods most popular attraction, the Haunted Hayride, and visit the Keeper’s Crypt, Castle Morbid and Nightmare Mansion.

 Groton’s Annual Halloween Costume Parade
 October 28, 
2:40pm. 
Meet at Prescott School next to Ace Hardware Wear costumes! Parade starts at 3pm, runs down Main Street to the Town Field where children can enjoy dancing, games with prizes, face painting, giveaways, snacks, and more. There will also be a very special guest to greet the children. Age ranges from 2-10. Cost: Donation of at least one dollar per child at the field

Downtown Trick or Treat – Beverly
Beverly Main Streets’ annual Downtown Trick or Treat event is a safe and fun way for little ones in costumes to get their free treats! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have the orange flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat. Note – Cabot Street will be closed to cars from Dane St to Railroad Ave.

Chelmsford Center for the Arts
Thursday, October 27th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Witches’ Night Out for the Arts is an adult FUNdraiser to support the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. Get into the Halloween Spirit with a night of fun! Enjoy music, shopping, photography opportunities, snack and maybe even get a drink fromtheir cash bar! Be sure to be in for a night full of surprises! Costumes are welcomes but not required.

Concord Museum
Sunday, October 30th from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guide. Learn about the lives and deaths of past Concordians through stories passed down through the generations. Concord Museum Members: $5 per person; Non-Members: $10 per person. Register online

Hartwell Tavern
October 29th from 5:30pm-6:15; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Halloween tales. Join The Guild of Historic Interpreters in a very spooky, candle-lit setting for an evening of traditional New England ghost stories. For families with young children we are offering a special, less scary lantern walk at 5:30 p.m. followed by stories in the barn. The walk will gather at the Hartwell Parking Area. The regular story-telling program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hartwell barn, appropriate for ages 7 and up. Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the Hartwell parking area to the barn.

HyperText Bookstore & Café
Friday, October 28th from 8:00pm-10:30pm
What lurks BELOW?? Come venture beneath the streets of the city into the eerily abandoned basement of Lowell’s own HyperText Cafe and experience a frightful evening with fellow horror fans! Our “Horror Below” Movie Night guarantees scares and screams with a film showing of the terrifying creature feature “The Descent.” To warm your bones, we’ll have hot mulled cider available for purchase as well as all your favorite movie candy. We’ll even provide chairs for your seating enjoyment, but we highly recommend bringing your OWN pillows, blankets, or outdoor lawn chairs for optimum cozy movie comfort. But keep your wits about you — creatures of the night just love disturbing an audience …Advance tickets: $6.00/pp and at the Door: $8.00/pp

Lowell Lodge of Elks
Sunday, October 30th at 10:00am
Hallows Eve 5k Fun Run & Walk. Kids fun run, Kids activities, Face painting, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest, Raffles and Prizes!

Luna Theatre
Saturday, October 29 all day long
Halloween Monster Movie Marathon at the Luna Theatre. If you wear a costume you’ll be entered to win a four ticket pack to a future screening at The Luna Theater! Tickets are $8.00/pp for all day access.

Murder at the Nesmith House
Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th from 6:30pm-9:00pm
The performance is based on the original production “Slaughterhouse,” by Norman Robbins.  In the story, Romney Marsh, former king of the stage, invites a select group from his latest production to his manor. However, someone is harboring a dark secret that threatens the lives of all the guests.  When the weekend takes a dark turn, the party begins to feel more like the plot from one of his horror plays.  Will they be able to solve the mystery before it is too late? Tickets for the event are $75, and can be ordered online at: www.middlesex.mass.edu/mystery. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.  There will also be a cash bar.

Merrimack Valley Pavilion
2087 Main Street 978.988.2100
When: All October long
What:
Haunted Laser Tag. All this Month, MVP has some Scary Good Deals! Join MVP in scaring up some Halloween Spirit the entire month of October. Play some Zombie style Laser Tag in the Haunted Arena!
When: Sunday, October 30th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
What:
Halloween Fair! Come visit MVP for some tricks and treats! Free Candy, Games and Prizes. Open to all kids aged 12 &under.

 

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Alden Haunted House
 – October 22, 5:00-9:00 pm 
The Alden House Historic Site 
105 Alden Street, Duxbury

Spooktacular Halloween Party & Costume Contest
 – October 30
 Paragon Carousel, 
205 Nantasket Avenue, Hull 
Arrive in costume and take a spin on the spookiest Halloween carousel ever!

Factory of Terror – 
33 Pearl St., Fall River
Factory of Terror is New England’s premier haunted house. When you visit us, be prepared to be scared out of your mind! A well-known haunted attraction in the Boston area, The Factory of Terror lures fear seekers from all over New England, including Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Winslow Farm – Open Fri/Sat nights 6-8pm and Sat/Sun days 12-4pm.  Kid-friendly haunted trails, warm fire to sit by, animals to visit with during the daytime hours, refreshments, and pumpkin painting. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, under 2 is free.

Pumpkins Aglow – Weekends in October. Come see the garden of endless jack-o-lanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the parade. Trick or treat and go on the spooky train ride. Edaville Railroad.

Haunted Whale Ship – The third annual Haunted Whale Ship ties up at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Saturday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The family-friendly event is geared for children 12 and under and their parents. Children are invited to come in their Halloween costumes, explore the century-old museum in a strange new light and meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past.
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center October29 – The Z’s famed Wurlitzer and organist Bernie Anderson, Jr. provides the spooky soundtrack to a great American horror film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Anderson plays the suspenseful score as the silent movie unfolds on screen, telling the story of the benevolent Dr. Jekyll (John Barrymore) as he explores the other side of his personality with an enlightening concoction. Experience the classic story in a unique way and find out if Dr. Jekyll will be able to control his evil alter ego. Dun-dun-dunnn.

USS Salem, Ghost Ship Harbor – Quincy
Ghost Ship Harbor is your last hope for survival. A plague has broken out and all hell has broken loose. The ship will be leaving port October 31st so you must get on before that if you want to survive. It is important that anyone who comes has not contracted the virus. You will be checked before getting on the ship to make sure you will not contaminate it.


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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS

Falmouth Museums on the Green
 – Saturday, October 30,
 Dr. Francis Wicks House, Falmouth. A “Visit with the Night Watchman” will be presented on Saturday, October 29 from 6 – 9 PM. The Dr. Francis Wicks House at 55 Palmer Avenue and the surrounding grounds will be used for the flashlight tour. Town “spirits” lurk in corners and interact with visitors in very short improvisations. The mildly scary tour is designed to attract families with children over the age of six.

Harvest of Horrors
 – Weekends in October
 Tony Andrews Farm, Old Meeting house Road, East Falmouth
The Harvest of Horrors is the longest continuously-running haunted attraction in southeastern New England.

Halloween Family Festival – Heritage Museums and Gardens. October 28-29Join the Halloween dance party with DJ Ooch, go on a hayride, get a temporary tattoo, join in the fun in Hidden Hollow, and enjoy themed drinks and snacks from the Magnolia Café. Come in costume and be part of the fun! New this year: Meet characters from the movies, craft your own fantastic mask, and navigate your way through a burlap maze! Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes to walk to all of the activities.


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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

Factory of Terror – 344 Franklin Street, Worcester
Factory of Terror is New England’s premier haunted house. When you visit us, be prepared to be scared out of your mind! A well-known haunted attraction in the Boston area, The Factory of Terror lures fear seekers from all over New England, including Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Great Pumpkin Fest 2016
 – October 22.  
Ecotarium, Worcester
. Don’t miss the biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts!

Zoo Boo – Southwick’s Zoo
Celebrate Halloween at Southwick’s Zoo with this non-spooky, family friendly event! We’re offering free general admission to kids ages 3-12 in costume, and kids can trick or treat around the zoo. Our animals will even join the fun when we give them pumpkins to eat and play with!


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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

13 Nights at Jiminy – October 2-3, 9-11, 16-17, 22-24, 29-31.
 Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. 
Descend into the depths of the mountains’ past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in terror of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures and impending doom. Are you scared yet?! (ages 10+)

Ghost Tours at The Mount
 – Fridays & Saturdays through October 
 – Creaking floors, slamming doors, ghostly footsteps… are these tricks of the imagination or something (or someone) else? When Ghost Hunters visited The Mount, Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate in Western Massachusetts in 2009, their findings were inconclusive. Join us on a ghost tour and decide for yourself! Read our Haunted Blog Project, to learn about The Mount’s haunted history and about visitors’ encounters with the unexplained. If you have your own Mount ghostly experience, please share it with us at info@edithwharton.org. For more information including dates and times of ghost tours and other Halloween events, visit EdithWharton.org.

Frightfest at Six Flags New England -
 Through November 1 – 
Check website for dates. Six Flags New England
 Agawam. 
Check out all Six Flags New England in Agawam has to offer for your Halloween celebrations. Thrills and frills you can’t get enough of. Call (413) 786-9300 ext 3241 for more information and times.

Mystery of the Dead
- October 18 – 
Wistariahurst and Parks and Recreation have collaborated to bring Halloween to the Museum’s haunted doorstep!

Halloween Fun at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round – October 29
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round invites you to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 29 with fun activities for the whole family! Wear your Halloween costume to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round from 12 to 4 p.m. and receive a 1/2 price ride! Children 12 and under will enjoy a DJ Dance Party from 1 to 3 p.m. at Heritage State Park for just $3. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 per ride or 6 for $10. Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton Street and borders Dwight Street in Holyoke. The Park offers family-oriented cultural and recreational programs. The eight-acre site contains the Park Visitors’ Center, Holyoke Children’s Museum, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.

For more Halloween events, visit our events page.

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