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Halloween & Fall Events to Plan Now

Local and regional Halloween and Fall events

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher October 6, 2021

Updated for 2021! 

Plan ahead for these popular large Halloween and Fall events!  Purchase your tickets now, since many sell out.  

See our Halloween & Fall Mega Fun Guide for a list of smaller local events.  Download our Fall Fun List too to find more Fall family fun!



Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
September 30 to October 31 6-10:30 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence RI
Enjoy thousands of carved pumpkins and the sights and sounds of the Halloween season while staying safely in your car

Spooky Zoo
October 23 10 AM-3 PM
Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence RI
Trick or treat throughout the zoo, while supplies last, and visit the animals.  Purchase online tickets in advance.

Fright Walk
October 29-30  6-10 PM
Worcester County 4-H Center
92 McCormick Rd, Spencer MA

Autumn Illuminated
September 30 to October 31  6-10 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Dr, Boylston MA
Celebrate the season with a half-mile illuminated evening stroll through the gardens.

Halloween Car Scavenger Hunt
October 30-31
Greater Lowell
Register your family/team, dress in costumes, and follow the clues that you'll receive via email on the morning of Saturday, October 24th!  Find the answers in Greater Lowell and post photos of your team at each location.  Cash prizes!

Zoo Howl
October 30-31 10 AM-3 PM
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston MA
Trick or treat throughout the zoo, scavenger hunt, and visit the animals

Zoo Boo Spooktacular
October 29 6-9 PM
Capron Park Zoo
201 County St, Attleboro MA
Explore the zoo, trick or treat and pick a pumpkin

Halloween Family Lanes Party
October 24 12-2 PM and 2:30-4:30 PM
Wamesit Lanes
434 Main St, Tewksbury MA
Includes 2 hours of bowling for up to 6 people, shoe rental, goodie bag, $5 game card and costume contest

Not So Haunted Halloween Farm Day
October 31 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Good Pickin' Farm
5 Gould Rd, Westford MA
Hayrides, costume parade, animals, games and trick or treating.

Spooky World
Open Fridays to Sundays through October 31
Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield NH
Enjoy four haunted attractions, including a Haunted Hayride. Scary, not for the littles!

Boo at the Zoo
October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31
Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford MA
Wear your costumes and explore the zoo, including scavenger hunt, mazes, trick or treating and socially-distanced fun.  Separate events for kids under under 5 (Baby Boo) and older kids (Boo at the Zoo).

Witch's Woods
Open weekends through October 31
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
79 Powers Rd, Westford MA
Haunted hayride, indoor haunted attractions and hundreds of carved pumpkins

Halloween at deCordova
October 22-23 and 29-31
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln MA
Wear your costumes and explore the outdoor park using an activity sheet.

Fright Kingdom
Weekends only through November 6
12 Simon St, Nashua NH
Best for children 12+. Indoor and outdoor scary attractions.

Halloween & Fall Events at Charmingfare Farm
Weekends through October 31
Charmingfare Farm
774 High St, Candia NH
Tickets available for trick or treating, pumpkin festival, and Harvest of Haunts

Hillside Halloween
October 29 and 31
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard MA
Wear your costumes and trick or treat at Fruitlands. 

Nocturnal Animal Trail
October 22-31 3-7:30 PM
The Stevens-Coolidge Place
137 Andover St, North Andover MA
Wear your costumes and enjoy hundreds of pumpkins, a story walk, lights and a nocturnal animal scavenger hunt.

Safe Trick or Treat Hay Ride
October 16-17 and 23-24
Krochmal Farms
31 Jennies Way, Tewksbury MA
Kid-friendly Halloween-themed horse-drawn hayride through the woods, with costumed characters handing out candy.

Trick or Treat Hay Ride
October 16-17
Marini Farm
259 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich MA
Explore the corn maze and take a hayride around the farm, with trick or treating stops. Wear your costume!



These large events are free to visit.  

NARA Park's Pumpkin Stroll
October 28-29
NARA Park
25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton MA
Drop off your carved pumpkin at NARA Park and it will be placed on display in the park.  Come back on October 28-29, anytime, to see all the pumpkins!  

Scarecrow Contest & Glow-by
October 29-31
Cucurbit Farm
32 Parker St, Acton MA
Stop by to view scarecrows and pumpkins submitted by local families and organizations and vote for your favorites.  All proceeds benefit NAMI Central Middlesex.




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