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Halloween 2014


GREATER BOSTON NORTH OF BOSTON SOUTH OF BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS


GREATER BOSTON

Halloween Costume Party Cruise
 – November 1
 for the perfect mix of tricks and treats, bring the whole family down to the Harbor for Spirit of Boston’s festive Halloween Lunch Cruise. Enjoy an open soda and juice bar, trick or treat goodie bags for all kids and engaging DJ entertainment featuring fun games for the kids. Plus, there will be a kid’s costume parade, so don’t forget to dress up in your favorite Halloween garb!
 Spirit of Boston
 200 Seaport Blvd.

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 25-26. 
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 18-19
 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 16.  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 10, 17 & 24.
 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.

Spooktacular on the Common – 
October 25, 12:30-4pm
 Natick Common. The Great “Spooktacular” Event and Trick or Treat Parade is coming soon. Natick Center Associates with the Natick Recreation Department will hold the “Spooktacular” event on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 12:30 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. there will be two separate children’s parades winding their way through downtown seeking candy and treats. In the event of inclement weather, the activities will be moved to the new Community-Senior Center on East Central Street. Enjoy games, treats, the great pumpkin smash, and a costume parade through Natick Center!

Bowlloween 2014 – October 31, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am, Lucky Strike Lanes, Boston. This Halloween, think beyond another house party or crowded bar and consider Bowlloween – A Halloween event so sin-sational and diabolical which will haunt all Hollow’s Eve nationwide. On Friday, October 31st, every Lucky Strike Lanes will transform into Bowlloween. Let the good times really roll this Halloween with a bewitching Bowlloween party at the world-famous combination bowling alley-restaurant-lounge, Jillian’s Lucky Strike Boston. This particular monster mash is for adults only, and is primed to offer up plenty of thrills and chills in the form of drink specials and dancing to the finest in DJ-spun music. Costumes are most definitely encouraged, and you can expect the devilry to last long past the witching hour, since Halloween so conveniently falls on a Friday this year. All tickets include one complimentary “Lucky Shot” of alcohol, and with VIP admission, you also get express check-in and access to a special room with a private bar.

Scared for Good Halloween Organ Concert – Oct. 31, 7:30 pm, Old South Church in Boston. It’s been two years of checking under your bed and sleeping with the light on since Horrific Harry Huff’s last hair raising performance of Scared for Good. In a night sure to rattle your bones, this creepy crawly concert on Copley will feature everyone’s favorite ghoulish tunes, played on the delightfully devilish E.M. Skinner organ. Set amidst the candlelit Gothic splendor of Old South Church, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Sweeney Todd”, “The Exorcist”, “Harry Potter”, “The Ride of the Valkyries”, and many more will all be brought (back) to life by the supernatural powers of Minister of Music Harry Huff. FREE admission. A voluntary offering will support the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry. Costumes are absolutely encouraged!


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NORTH OF BOSTON & GREATER MERRIMACK VALLEY

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 November 1. 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

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Alden Haunted House
 – October 25, 5:00-9:00 pm 
The Alden House Historic Site 
105 Alden Street, Duxbury

Spooktacular Halloween Party & Costume Contest
 – October 26
 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.


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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS

Halloween Family Fun Nights
 – October 24-25 
Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich
feature festive, non-scary holiday activities designed for children of all ages. The Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform a concert with puppets and original Halloween songs, during which the performers will dress kids in kooky Halloween gear and teach them dances like “Do the Frankie” (as in Frankenstein). Participants will also play games, make creature-of-the-night crafts, get temporary tattoos, take spins around the carousel, and tour the Auto Museum, where they can “ride” in the 1913 Model T Ford. Weather permitting, visitors will be able to explore the lighted Hart Family Maze Garden, take a tractor-pulled hay ride around the Parade Field, and play in Hidden Hollow, lighted specially for this event. Treats will be for sale at the museum’s Magnolia Café. Participants are welcome to dress in costume, but should wear comfortable shoes to walk throughout the event.

Falmouth Museums on the Green
 – Saturday, October 25,
 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.


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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 2014
 – October 25.  
Ecotarium, Worcester
. Don’t miss the biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts!


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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

13 Nights at Jiminy – September 26-27, October 3, 4, 10-12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 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.

Mike’s Maze
 – Through October. South Main St., Sunderland
. Visitors to Mike’s Maze will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements. Every year, Will creates a themed game within the maze that will entertain the entire family. The 2011 Maze features a bust of Noah Webster. You can also go on a horse drawn wagon ride, pick your own Halloween pumpkin, shoot spuds from our potato cannon, eat farm fresh food at the Corn Cafe, view the maze from the perspective of our walk-in Camera Obscura, ride a pony at our petting zoo, and even stock-up on fresh local produce from our farm!

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.

Candlelight Tours
- October 31 – 
Wistariahurst and Parks and Recreation have collaborated to bring Halloween to the Museum’s haunted doorstep! The fun filled event will include music, magic performances, games, crafts, goodie bags and more! Admission $2 per child or $10 for families of 5 or more children. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Please register in advance with Parks & Recreation at 413-322-5620. This event is rain or shine.

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