Love Halloween? Here’s a big list of fun Halloween celebrations, from haunted castles, houses, and forests to parties for little kids. Click on the link at each listing and find the goofy, fire-lit, pumpkin-heavy, costumed celebration perfect for you. Listings are by state, for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Big thanks to Boston Events Insider.
Jack O Lantern Journey at Franklin Park in Boston, MA
Pumpkin trail, pumpkin carving demonstrations, pumpkin patch, food. drink, interactive experiences.
Wilson Farm Hay Maze in Lexington, MA
Daytime only hay maze with some decorations. 781-862-3900
Frightful Fridays at Gore Place in Waltham, MA
One-hour historic mansion tours with spooky stories.
First Parish Haunted House on October 19-20, 2018 in Bedford, MA
Two nights only. In a church. And a not-so-scary Sunday.
Hansons Farm Haunted Farm & Hayride in Framingham, MA
Every Friday and Saturday in October, 7-10 p.m. 508-877-3058
Haunted Woods Hayride on October 19 and 20, 2018, in Grafton, MA
Haunted hayride. Spooky kid dancers.
Cry Innocent! in Salem, MA
One of many performances by History Alive! More Salem history than spooky. 978-867-4767
Frankensteins Castle at Salem Wax Museum in Salem, MA
Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruise in Salem, MA
90-minute boat cruise with spooky stories. Formerly Haunted Harbor Cruise. 978-825-0001
The Salem Haunted Magic Show in Salem, NA
Magic and circus stunts, oddities.
Imprisoned! 1692 in Salem, MA
15-minute historical walking tour
The Halls of Darkness at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA Haunted castle tour. October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, 7-11 p.m. Visitors must park at Stage Fort Park, and ride the free shuttle bus to the castle. 978-283-2080
Legacy of the Hanging Judge & Spirit of the Gables at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA. 978-744-0991 ext. 104
Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Ipswich, MA
Kids guided nighttime tour of a wildlife sanctuary where you meet creatures and learn about nature.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Brown Street, in Newburyport, MA
Spooky theater shows that may be outdoors. Show on Edgar Allan Poe and then Maudslay is Haunted. 978-465-2572
Barretts Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA. Call 781-871-4573
Haunted Woods at Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark in Plymouth, MA
Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville Railroad in Carver, MA
Haunted train ride. Non-spooky for kids. Formerly Pumpkins Aglow. 508-866-8190
Alden Haunted House on October 20, 2018, Duxbury, MA
Haunted house in a historic home. One night only. Not-so-scary haunted tours of the historic Alden House, monster mash disco, face painting, kids games and activities, maze, and haunted trail walk.
Boo at the Zoo at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA
Spooky Express train ride, Trick or Treat Trail, Shipwreck Cove Maze. Seems like it might be not-so-scary, for kids.
Octoberfest at Winslow Farm in Norton, MA
Haunted walks both scary for adults and non-scary for kids. 508-285-6451
Sleepy Hollow at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA
Outdoor theater show in old-time living history village museum
Witch’s Woods in Westford, MA
Hayrides, carnival, woods walk, indoor attractions at an upscale restaurant at a ski resort. 978-692-3033
Fear on the Farm at McCrays Farm in South Hadley, MA
160 acres of haunted trails plus indoor attraction, hayride.
Hicks Family Farm Haunted Weekends in Charlemont, MA. Haunted corn field maze. Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Jack O Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI
5,000 pumpkins, kid stuff. Soaring Eagle zip line. Nearby nighttime paddle boats. Special nights for Fairy Tales, Wizards, Super Heros. 401-785-3510
13th World in Cumberland, RI
Outdoor trail. Formerly Haunted Hill at Diamond Hill State Park
Scary Acres in Cranston, RI
Family farm with 30-minute haunted corn field maze and 20-minute haunted trail walk. 401-827-5000
Seven Cedars Farm Haunted Hayride in Smithfield, RI
The hay ride winds through 21 acres of wooded trails.
Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston, RI. Dance parties on weekends in October. 401-942-6571 or 401-943-8686
Slater Park Haunted Tunnel in Pawtucket, RI
Also known as the Daggett Farm Haunted Tunnel. Friday-Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m.
Haunted Halloween Barn in Portsmouth, NH
Free. Every Tuesday through Sunday in October.
Devils Playground in Unity, NH
Haunted house, maze daily. Woods walk is open Friday, Saturday
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH. 603-826-5700
Harvest of Haunts at Chamingfare Farm in Candia, NH
Four different attractions, viewed from a horse-drawn wagon. Previously Harvest of Horror. 603-483-5623
The Salisbury Haunted Woods Barn and Trail on October 13, 20, 26, and 27, 2018, in Salisbury, NH
Woods talk and barn. Fundraiser.
Silly Spooky Halloween at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH
Large kids theme park decorated for Halloween. Not-so-scary daytime attraction for kids. Only two days.
Stew Leonards Halloween Hayride Spooktacular in Danbury, CT
Daytime hayrides. Not-so-scary, for kids. 203-790-8030
Pumpkintown USA in East Hampton, CT
Hayride through town of pumpkin dioramas. Daily. Non-scary, for kids. Pumpkintown Village where over 70 pumpkinhead people and animals enjoy life in their old-fashioned village complete with a church, post office, saloon, and more. Weekend activities include a huge Moonbounce Pumpkin, face painting, and a unique Sling-a-Ding game. 860-267-0143
Timeless Tales of Fairview Cemetery on October 18-19, 2018, in New Britain, CT
Outdoor night tours where real historical figures tell their tales. Not so spooky. 860-826-3360
The Haunted Graveyard in Bristol, CT
Multiple scenarios (including a graveyard!) 860-583-3300
Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm in Shelton, CT
Trail and hayride with seven attractions. 203-944-9090
Sonnys Place Harvest Happenings in Somers, CT
Fun park. Carousel, VR, laser tag, mini bowling, rock wall, rides, mini golf, ziplines, go karts, arcade, batting cages. Halloween theming is light: pumpkin mini golf, zombie laser tag, crafts, spooky music. But they have a Hayride of Horror. Daily, but hayrides Friday-Sunday only.
Witches Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, CT
A wax museum of horror movie icons. 860-583-8306
Nautical Nightmares at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT
One hour Lovecraft themed tour of19th century sailing village with historical re-enactors. Costume parade daily. 860-572-0711
Haunt on Eden in Plantsville, CT
Haunting at a ski resort. Not for young kids
A Haunting at Mill Hill in Norwalk, CT
One-hour lantern tour through a cemetery and park with historic park, led by a historical society, plus a haunted maze. 203-846-0525
Haunted Isle at the Shore Line Trolley in East Haven, CT
Trolley ride and haunted woods walk. 203-467-6927
Flamig Farm Halloween Hayrides in West Simsbury, CT
Family farm hayride. Bonfire. 860-658-5070
West Hartford Hauntings on October 19 to 27, 2018, in West Hartford, CT
West Hartford Historical Society’s spooky, theatrical cemetery tour. 860-521-5362
Haunting at the Hollow on October 13-27, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in New Fairfield, CT. Outdoors.
Woodbury Lions Club Haunted Hayride in Woodbury, CT
Haunted hayride. They have a not-so-spooky version for kids. 203-263-4314
Cemetery Lantern Tour in East Hartford, CT
Historical society tour of a cemetery where live actors talk about history. 860-643-5652
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT
Haunted tours of the Mark Twain Museum. Fridays. 860-247-0998
New London Halloween Town in New London, CT
Kids walk the waterfront to trick-or-treat. Dance party. Pumpkins.
Howl-O-Ween & Boo at the Zoo at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT
Meant for kids 8-15, but can be scary. The Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsleys Farmstead, and the Ghastly Greenhouse. Magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, dancers and more. 203-394-6565