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Halloween fun covers every taste: adult parties, zoo animals, cemetery tours, pumpkin patch parties, terrifying train excursions. Costuming is fun, and optional

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 2, 2017 2:36:05 PM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe

Halloween is a month-long celebration of fall-themed hijinks that can appeal to every age and taste, from pumpkin play for todders to outlandish parties for adults, and everything in between.

Halloween Events calendars are live now on for every state. Today, we feature Connecticut at Halloween.

416-NAUTICL-nIGHTMARES.jpg Maritime history.

Mystic Seaport will shiver your timbers with Nautical Nightmares – a spirit-led guide through a darkened village. Map







Visit Mark Twain’s House in Hartford for stories and learn how to make up your own spooky tales. Map







Let’s blow stuff up.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport promises you can really blow stuff up at its Halloween Spectacular. Also: pumpkin chunkin competition, exploding jack-o-lanterns, and a Mad Scientist laboratory. Map



320-HOWL-O-WEEN.jpgFun with animals.

Howl-O-Ween at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Map





SPIRITS ALIVER CEMETERY TOUR for blog.jpgActual dead folks.

Learn about Victorian-era practices and beliefs about the dearly departed at the Witches and Tombstones tours at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield (map)and Hillside Cemetery in Chester. (map)





Pumpkintown USA in East Hampton let’s you explore a town people by pumpkinheads, busily following their lives at a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. Hay rides for all. Map

Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe