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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 28-29. 
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 21-22
 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 12.  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 13, 20 & 27.
 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.

Pumpkinfest– 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.

Halloween Pet Parade – October 28 – 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 Kids Fun Lunch Cruise – October 28 – Spirit of boston – Get the whole family decked out for this special costume cruise aboard Spirit of Boston! Kids especially are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and take part in our onboard contest, where they can win fun prizes. With a buffet-style lunch,cookie decorating station, fun games, and Halloween goodie bags, there’s no better way to make a great memory with the whole family! Please book online or give us a call!

Halloween Prowl – October 27-29 – Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill, Sharon – Join Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill in its 35th year for the very popular Halloween Prowl. This annual event is creative, non-scary and FUN. It is an enchanting evening with many delights including a barn filled with Jack-o’-lanterns. Discover the history of Halloween from a Druid and then encounter costumed characters performing nature skits as you are guided along a candle-lit trail. After the hour-long guided walk, return to the Nature Center for refreshments. Sing along with the folk singers as you enjoy the campfire.

8th Annual Halloween Family Festival – October 29 – Everwood Day Camp, Sharon – There will be activities for the whole family including carnival games, laser and arrow tag, horse drawn hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, and more! Visit with our favorite Magician, Todd Miggliacci, and our Critter expert Joe’s Crazzy Critters, and Big Joe the Storyteller!

Spooktacular Halloween – October 28-31 – Imagine Playspace, Cambridge – 4 Day Halloween Extravaganza. Daily Activities Include:
Costume Ball / Parade at 10:30am & 4pm
Spooky Stories & Songs at 11am & 4:30pm
Sensory Experience, Crafts, Games, Photo Ops​ throughout!

Halloween at the Museum – October 26 – Trailside Museum, Milton – Celebrate Halloween at this family-friendly, non-scary event. People tell stories about the animals that go “bump” in the night, but which stories are just make-believe? Discover some of the truths about nighttime animals as we share a Halloween party with our visitors. All of the different kinds of owls that call Trailside home will be there for you to meet, as well as snakes and our resident raven. You can make an animal mask to take home with you, and play a game to earn a Halloween treat. Drop by the museum from 3:00 to 4:30 and come enjoy the party! Walk-ins are welcome.

Downtown Trick or Treat – October 26 – In both Hudson and Maynard, the Chamber coordinates Annual Downtown Trick or Treats on the Thursday before Halloween from 4 to 6 pm. This event draws approximately 2000 kids in Hudson and 1500 kids in Maynard. The event features dozens of stores to visit for treats, a Boys & Girls Club Haunted House, storytelling at the Unitarian Church and middle school marching bands. In Hudson, Main Street is closed, and in Maynard, Nason Street is closed.


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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.

Halloween Extravaganza
Saturday, October 28th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Sleepy Hollow-een Tour
Sunday, October 29th 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.

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!

Haunted Dinner Theater – Be Witched – October 27 – Salem – Everyone knows that Salem is famous for its witches, but what happens when one of the most famous witches of all time, Samantha Stevenson, comes to town to host a party for her husband’s co-workers? Chaos ensues! To help our characters sort through the madness several of the audience members will be playing minor roles, telling their own tales as well as giving necessary clues to discovering the mystery of who’s behind the mayhem. Before the evening gets underway, you’ll feast on our legendary buffets. While you’re doing so, you’ll have a chance to work with your table mates to solve clues AND interrogate suspects! At the same time, family-friendly special effects will complete the evening. So jump back in time and meet the famous characters from the original television series that you know and love while joining us for a spooktacular evening filled with suspense, magic, and dinner!

Haunted Candlelight Tour – Through October 31 – Newburyport – Join Untapped History this October for a chilling candlelight walking tour along the Newburyport waterfront. Here stories of crimes, train accidents, shipwrecks and witches. Discover fascinating stories of the Ipswich Fright and the Great Fire of 1811. Best of all, we’ll end each tour at Michael’s Harborside with a sampling of historical alcoholic drinks that were commonly found in Newburyport over the last 350 years!

Eerie Stories on Salem Sound – October 201-22 & 28-29 – Salem – Join us aboard our boat Naumkeag for an evening of storytelling on the Salem Sound, where your crew will entertain you with history and folklore from Salem’s dark past! Escape the crowds and take to the sea, haunting tales and harbor views await! Departing from the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, this one hour boat tour allows guests to experience Salem in October like never before.

Corn Maize & Haunted Attractions – Connors Farm, Danvers – Our Annual Corn Maze, Haunted Cornfield and Woods, and Zombie Safari Paintball Return for Another Season! A Great Way to Spend an Autumn Day or Night! Come for Family Fun! The Corn Maze is 7 acres of fun to explore! Try the interactive activities – some to provide clues, some just for fun. This year’s theme is ‘It’s the Great Corn Maze, Charlie Brown!’ Experience the feel of the country only minutes from your home. With over 50 daytime attractions, there is something for all ages.

Downtown Trick or Treat – October 26 – Beverly – Annual Downtown Trick or Treat event is a fun way for little ones in costumes to get their treats! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have an orange flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat. Street closure – Cabot Street and some side streets will be closed to cars from 3:30-6:30pm from Dane Street to Railroad Ave.

Tales of the Night – October 26-27 – Drumlin Farm, Lincoln – A frightfully fun evening for the whole family Put on your favorite costume, grab a flashlight, and join us for the silliest, spookiest, and most family-friendly Halloween tradition.

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

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.

Not So Spooky Halloween – Edaville Family Theme Park’s first annual “Not So Spooky Halloween.” Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and head on over for a full day of kid friendly, parent approved trick or treating at every ride!  FEATURING big kid rides, little kid rides, family rides, COME HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIVES! Admission includes Thomas Land, Dino Land, all rides & attractions.

Haunted Whale Ship – The third annual Haunted Whale Ship ties up at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 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 – HALLOWEEN MOVIE SPOOK-A-THON. It’s double the trouble when The Z presents a pair of spooky movies back-to-back to honor the frightful holiday. First, The Addams Family (1991) follows Gomez (Raul Julia), Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and their ghoulish household as they fall prey to a scam involving long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd). Next is Coraline (2009), a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature from the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads her into a world that’s just like her own…but better!

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.

Scarecrow Festival – Fall River
Bring your own materials to create a scarecrow. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Sheep Pasture SPOOKTACULAR – October 28 – North Easton – *Rain date Sunday, October 29, 2017. A great family-friendly event that will have special fall activities for visitors of all ages. To make sure everyone has a good time, please no costume weapons or extremely frightening costumes at the event. Activities scheduled for the SPOOKTACULAR include: Family hayrides, fire pit, night hikes, face painting, skull station, pumpkin decorating, and arts and crafts!


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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS

Falmouth Museums on the Green
 – A “Visit with the Night Watchman” will be presented on Saturday, October 28 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. Join 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.

Howl-A-Ween – October 27 & 29 – Brass Lantern Inn, Nantucket – You and your pooch can celebrate Halloween at the Brass Lantern! This special event will offer ‘Yappy Hour’, Halloween themed breakfasts and refreshments, Ghost Walks and costume contests with prizes for people and pooch! Just $99 with a two night reservation.

Nantucket Halloween Parade – October 31 – Join the fun at the Annual Halloween Parade & Custume Pageant! Prize for Best Family Themed Costume at 4:30 PM on the Methodist Church steps. Parade begins at 5 PM with every child recieving a ribbon and goodie bag!

Haunted Hotel Provincetown – October 31 – Provincetown – Free interactive haunted house @the Brass Key Hotel. Drink all night long at The Shipwreck Lounge. 21+ only.

Provincetown’s Vampire House Party – October 27-28 – Brass Key Hotel, Provincetown – Come boogie with all the ghouls and spooky party people at The Shipwreck Lounge, Provincetown’s Halloween Headquarters! Costumes not req’d. 21+ only.


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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 Nights
 – October 19-22 & 26-29.  
Ecotarium, Worcester
. Don’t miss the biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts!

Zoo Boo Days – Southwick’s Zoo
October 14-31. 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!

The Sleepy Hollow Experience – Old Sturbridge Village
Through October 29
After last year’s sold-out run of The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, the museum is again joining forces with Brian Clowdus Experiences to bring the immersive theatrical experience back to the Village. At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Villages countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Please note that each outdoor performance is approximately 1.5 hours long, and requires standing and walking. Performances are rain or shine. If the evening is a rainout, a modified version of The Sleepy Hollow Experience will take place in Old Sturbridge Village’s Stephen M. Brewer Theater.

Spoooooky Storytime – October 28 – Annie’s Book Stop – Worcester – Join us in celebrating all things Halloween on Saturday, October 28th, with our annual Spooooky Storytime event. ABSW staff and friends will be reading classic and beloved Halloween tales from 11AM to 9PM, with possibly a few surprises from local authors and actors. We are reading favorite stories every hour on the hour! We’ll be following a schedule of earlier morning readings meant for children ages 3 to 7, mid-day readings suitable for children 8 to 12, and evening readings for teens and adults. Join us for a frighteningly good time! Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

A Village Trick or Treat – October 29 – Old Sturbridge Village – Old Sturbridge Village will open after public hours for a family-friendly evening of trick-or-treating on the Common. The Village invites guests to show off their best Halloween costumes, hear spooky tales, enjoy a bonfire, take a hayride, see a magic show, and more! Historic interpreters will be in period clothing, specially festooned with a touch of Halloween decor.

Davis Farmland “Go Pats” Corn Maze – Directly across the street from Davis Farmland, Mega Maze is a world-class cornfield maze full of challenges and fun. This year’s maze pays homage to our own ‘New England Patriots’. Be among the first to get lost in this world-class cornfield maze full of challenges and fun. Mega Maze in Sterling is an eight-acre pattern that changes each year to foil repeat visitors. Davis Mega Maze encompasses 8 acres of corn and almost 3 miles of puzzling pathway networks. It offers opportunities that will appeal to any type of gamer. Spend a few hours or the entire day. If your looking for more of an adventure, try one, or all of our 7 Extreme Mazing Levels, which allows guests to tailor their experience to their desired intensity.


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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

13 Nights at Jiminy –  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! 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 -
 
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.

A Walk Amidst the Gravestones
- October 21 – 
Wistariahurst.  Monuments, Markers, Crypts and Crosses are but a few of the sights you will see on this insightful walk through Forestdale Cemetery with City Historian Penni Martorell. Find out the history of some of Holyoke’s founding families, and learn some of the facts of death and dying in the 19th century.

Halloween Milonga – October 31 – UMASS Fine Arts Center – Join several dancers from Argentina’s renowned tango company, Tango Buenos Aires, and local tango instructor Veronika Kruta of VKTANGO for tango classes, demo and Milonga. Dress for Halloween, dress for Dias de los Muertas, or dress to impress – all are welcome. Prizes for best costumes.

Naumkeag Haunted House – October 20-21 & 27-28 – Naumkeag’s Haunted House returns with more scares, bigger haunts and new surprises that are not for the faint of heart! This year, we’re moving things into the mansion itself in addition to a new, frightening path through our historic gardens. Don’t miss the Southern Berkshire’s only Haunted House! Recommended ages 12 and up. For all updates and weather-related changes, check our Trustees West Region Facebook page.

Halloween at Hancock – October 28 – Hancock Shaker Village – Make slime. Decorate pumpkins. Bob for donuts. Trick or treat in costume. Head to the Round Stone Barn for spooky story time and visit a fortune teller in the Brick Dwelling to learn your fate.

For more Halloween events, visit our events page.

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