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Halloween Fun in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Looking for some great fall and Halloween fun this weekend? Look no further than New Hampshire’s Lakes Region where you will find the following great events:

It promises to be a great fall weekend for these great fall events.

Many thanks to the Lakes Region Tourism Association for bringing these events to our attention.

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“Treats and Tricks” at Old Sturbridge Village

Picture of a Jack-o-Lantern and Trick-or-TreatingOld Sturbridge Village (OSV) is offering up a free Halloween event “Treats and Tricks” this coming Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Children can trick-or-treat at the houses around the common which will be decorated for Halloween. Also on tap for the evening’s fun:

  • Juggling by Lucky Bob the Comedic Juggler
  • Stories by by storyteller Katie Greene
  • Puppet shows by Carravan Puppets

. . . and yes, it is all free …

OSV is also encouraging attendees to bring donations of canned goods for a local food pantry.

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Halloween Fun at the Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield, MA

Looking for some family friendly Halloween fun? Well check out these events at the Zoo in Forest Park:

  • Illumination Nights on Monday through Thursday from October 7 to 24, 2013 at 6 PM to 8 PM. Come see the zoo decked out in illuminated milk jugs that were decorated by area school children and visit with the nocturnal animals.
  • Spooky Safari trick or treating. Come in costume to trick or treat at the zoo on October 12, 19, and 26, 2013 from 7 PM to 9 PM. There will be games, costume contests, and raffle prizes,

Great fun for the entire family!

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Old Sturbridge Village Gets Into Halloween

Picture of the Sign to Old Sturbridge Village SignYes, even Old Sturbridge Village has Halloween offerings to delight and frighten the kid in all of us. On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Old Sturbridge Village will be offering up two events for Halloween fun and frolic.

Things that Go Bump in the Night
Things that Go Bump in the Night runs from 5 PM to 9 PM. This is a family oriented Halloween event offering:

  • A haunted pumpkin patch
  • Trick or treating in the center village
  • A puppet show
  • A juggler
  • Spooky stories
  • Psychic readings

Trail of Terror
For older kids (11 and up), they are also offering the Trail of Terror. This starts at 6:30 PM and takes you away from the center village into the dark countryside where terror awaits.

Admission to the Village is $15 with advanced registration ($17 day of event). The Trail of Terror is an additional $8.

To learn more see: Things That Go Bump in the Night – October 27

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Many Frightful Delights at the Witches Cottage in Salem, MA

Looking for something to really get you into the Halloween Spirit – then check out the offerings at the Witches Cottage in Salem, MA. The Witches Cottage provides theatrical shows bringing the Salem Witch trials and witches to life, providing frightening tales of ghosts and other supernatural entities, and even take you on a trolley tour of Salem while trying to scare the bejeepers out of you… The shows they offer include:

  • Witches Cottage Main Show – The Main Show is a live witchcraft and ghost show that teaches you about the Salem witch trials, and witches of fact, legend and myth. You will also learn about Salem’s ghostly haunts and even come face to face with other supernatural entities.
  • Special Night Time Witchcraft and Ghost Show – This show will be three nights only on October 19, 20, and 21, 2012.
  • Chamber Of Spirits – Terrifying tales of ghosts and madness.
  • Ghosts & Legends Trolley Tour – Board the Salem Trolley for a journey through the darkened streets of Salem while hearing stories of witches, ghosts, murder and more…
  • Professor Wunder’s School of Magic! – This is great for families with young children – lots of fun without the scarry stuff…

What better way to get your nerves on edge for Halloween than one of the shows at the Witches Cottage?

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Northern New England (ME, NH, & VT) Halloween Fun

Picture of a Jack-o-Lantern in Front of a GraveyardThis is the second part of our round up of frightfull Halloween fun. Yesterday’s post was on southern New England (see: Southern New England (CT, MA & RI) Halloween Fun). Today we turn our attention to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for a round-up of haunted attractions…

Maine Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

New Hampshire Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

Vermont Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

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Southern New England (CT, MA & RI) Halloween Fun

Halloween GraphicAre you looking for frightening and blood curdling thrills? Is screaming your idea of a good time? Well look no further…

Fall may be a time for harvest festivals and foliage, but it is also a time for something a little darker, a little more macabre, perhaps even downright evil… In the fall, especially in October on the run up to Halloween, haunted hay rides and haunted houses spring up all over the region like those seasonal Halloween stores. Each tries to outdo the others to be more innovative, more creative, and, of course, more scary.

If you are looking for a frightening good time in southern New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island) this Halloween season check out the haunted houses and hay rides that we list below:

Connecticut Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

Massachusetts Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

Rhode Island Haunted Graveyards, Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hay Rides

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Haunted Happenings 2012 in Salem, MA

This is our first in a series of haunted and ghoulish delights that will over take the region on the run up to Halloween. What better place to start than Witch City itself, Salem, MA.

Every October this city that was home to the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 hosts “Haunted Happenings“, a month-long celebration of Halloween, fall and Salem’s history both witch-related as well as its rich maritime history. Haunted Happenings draws an estimated quarter of a million people every year to its many events.

During the course of the month there are events too numerous to count throughout the city and surrounding areas. Events include:

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Great List of Halloween Things to Do in MA

Picture of a Jack o LanternWith Halloween coming up on Monday I thought I would share this great list of Halloween events on the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism website. Tons of stuff here for Halloween aficionados of every type…

Picture credits: The picture of the jack o’ lantern is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo

From October 6 to October 31 the Roger Williams Park Zoo becomes home to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. You can walk a trail  illuminated by the light of 5,000 jack-o-lanterns. The event is held nightly from 6 PM to 11 PM nightly. Get in early and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Harvest Buffet. The Buffet runs nightly from 5 PM to 7 PM. This year’s theme is “A Journey Around the World.”

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