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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 27-28. 
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.

Jack O’ Lantern Journey Franklin Park Zoo – October 5-November 4
This October, immerse yourself in a fantastical experience filled with whimsical pumpkins that will delight and amaze at the new Jack O’ Lantern Journey. Celebrate the season amongst thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes. With glowing dinosaurs, a fanciful princess castle, and amazing animal scenes, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo at Stone Zoo!
 – October 20-21
 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
 –  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
 – 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.

Halloween Happenings– October 19 & 20 – Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary – Fun, family-friendly, non-scary events for families with children ages 4-10.

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!

Spooktacular Halloween – 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!

Downtown Trick or Treat – 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.

Halloween Pet Parade – Faneuil Hall, Boston – October 27 – . 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 invited to join in the fun and dress in costumes as well. Prizes will be awarded for “Best in Show,” “Best Owner & Pet Combo,” “Best Local Representation,” “Most Creative,” “Best Group” and “Spookiest.” Prize baskets featuring gift cards and goodies will be provided by Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchants.

Cirque of the Dead – Back for its sixth year, Cirque of the Dead continues its tradition of providing “macabre and unsavory” circus acts mixed with a witches’ brew of music, humor and horror to create an adults-only Halloween show — which is not for the faint of heart. But for those long past trick-or-treating age, this edgy Boston Circus Guild performance seduces you to the dark side with gory and gruesome versions of aerial, acrobatic and variety acts. Wear your best costume to this immersive show at the OBERON.

Ghost Tour in Harvard Square – What better way to welcome fall than listening to dark tales of the ghastly deeds and wandering spirits that haunt the brick buildings and gravestones of Harvard Square? This 90-minute guided walking tour, conducted by experts attired in period costume, will send shivers down your spine as you listen to stories of gruesome murders, untimely deaths, dismemberments and other things that go bump in the night.

The Van Helsing Chronicles – Somerville – This Halloween, the Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to present The Van Helsing Chronicles. Famed monster hunter Professor A. Van Helsing hosts and narrates two tales of Gothic horror — original adaptations of Richard Marsh’s The Beetle and Bram Stoker’s Dracula — in which he eventually also plays a role.

Freaky Funk: A Haunted Halloween Costume Cruise – Northern Lights, Boston – A graveyard bash is brewing aboard the haunted Northern Lights this Halloween. Join Classic Harbor Line in Boston for a spooky-good cruise when their house funk band rises from the dead to deliver you some groovy and thrilling vibes. Come dressed as your best zombie or werewolf to win best Halloween costume of the night. Best-dressed wins four complimentary tickets on a Brunch Cruise through Classic Harbor Line.

Black Pearl: Halloween Party Cruise – Spirit of Boston – Don’t be afraid to come aboard the most magnificent party cruise in Boston, the Black Pearl Halloween Cruise. Transformed into a haunted Titanic, the Spirit of Boston will make sure your holiday is sufficiently creepy — and with four decks, three DJs and two floors of music, there’s plenty of room for your costumed crew (costumes aren’t required, but why not get creative?) to monster mash the night away. You’ll soak up some of the most gorgeous views of the Boston skyline on this three-hour sail.

Boston 3-Day HalloWeekend Bar Crawl – Hard Rock Cafe – Imagine Boston’s best party crowd dressed in ridiculously wild costumes, getting together, having amazing drinks, and roaming the streets of Beantown, with you and your crew right in the middle of the action. Faneuil Hall will be transformed into the center of nightmare nightlife for all those who seek thrills and chills this Halloween weekend. Start out at the Hard Rock Cafe and hit the best bars in Boston on the most exciting weekend of the year, creating memorable moments over three full days of frightfully fun partying.


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NORTH OF BOSTON

Haunted Happenings
 – Through October 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
 – September 28 – October 31.  
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 Radio Theatre
Saturday, October 27 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Sleepy Hollow-een Tour
Sunday, October 28th 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!

Eerie Stories on Salem Sound – 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 25 – 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 25-26 – 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.

Salem Horrorfest – Acclaimed suspense director John Carpenter once said, “Horror is a reaction, not a genre.” Salem Horror Fest is the ultimate tribute to everybody’s favorite reaction, with a stellar slate of cinematic horror classics for your edge-of-the-seat entertainment. From slashers to specters, creepers to creature features, Salem Horror Fest at Cinema Salem is a silver screen smorgasbord of scares — just in time for Halloween!

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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.

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.

Boo Bash at Battleship Cove – Fall River
Trick-or-treat aboard the historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove on Thursday, October 25, and meet friendly costumed sailors as your tour the museum! Fun activities and more for the whole family! $9.00 per person. Members are free. Price includes candy, activities and admission to the museum. 4:30-7:30pm

Sheep Pasture SPOOKTACULAR – October 27 – 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

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.

Sandwich Halloween 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.

Halloween Parade – October 31 – Nantucket –  Costumed adults and children are asked to begin arriving downtown around 4:30 pm in preparation for the 5:00 pm start of the parade at the fountain at the base of Main Street. Prior to the parade, a costume contest will be held on the steps of the Methodist Church, where the best-dressed family will be awarded the top prize! After judging, the parade will proceed to the church, where every child will also receive a ribbon and a goodie bag. Most downtown businesses are open for trick-or-treaters!

A Visit With the Night Watchman – October 27 – Falmouth Museums on the Green – What happens inside the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks house is a closely-guarded secret every year, but the eerie characters (from an infamous poisoner to an abandoned bride) and mildy-macabre scenes are based on real-life historical figures and actual happenings in Falmouth. Be forewarned, the Museums’ grounds also feature several spooky surprises.  A new storyline, new sets and new special effects make this a great night out for family and friends.


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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
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
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.

A Village Trick or Treat – 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 Mega Farm Festival – September 14-October 28 – Lots of great events and attractions including the corn maze, zip lining, food, drink and family events.

Haunted Speakeasy: Music, Spirits & More – Bull Mansion New American Bistro – Worcester – Come party like it’s 1929, as Bull Mansion turns into the Haunted Speakeasy this Halloween season. The veil lifts at this historic spot in downtown Worcester to reveal scenes from the town’s ghostly past. Dance and enjoy spirits (booo) and spirits (*wink*) as 1920s music (and a few contemporary songs reVAMPed for that flapper feel) fill the ballroom, thanks to resident Speakeasy Spectacle Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, interspersed with just the right amount of floor performances by some of New England’s best burlesque and variety acts.


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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
 – 
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.

Naumkeag Haunted House – 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 – 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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