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Halloween & Fall MEGA Fun Guide

Events, activities, crafts, recipes and more for Halloween and Fall in Greater Lowell!

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher August 28, 2022

Updated for 2022! Will continue to update throughout the month. 

Our Halloween and Fall MEGA Fun Guide for Greater Lowell has everything your family needs to make the season fun!  Things to do, farms, Halloween events, Fall and Halloween recipes, crafts and events and so much more!

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First, visit our list of plan-ahead Halloween events -- many of these require advance ticket purchases.

Second, check out the smaller local and online Halloween events from our event calendar.

Note that some of these events require registration in advance

Halloween Events:

September 30: Hocus Pocus 2 Releases on Disney+

October 4: Mini Pumpkin Decorating at Reuben Hoar Library 

October 6: Super Simple Craft Chelmsford Library: Sugar Skull Collage

October 7-October 31: Classic Halloween movies (Beetlejuice, Halloween, Poltergeist, etc.) playing at Showcase Lowell

October 9: Luna Theater: Beetlejuice

October 12: Spooky Tea Party at Tewksbury Library 

October 13: Teen Program Billerica Library: DIY Jack Skellington Clothespin Wreath

October 14: Movie Night at Centerstage Dance Academy: "Hocus Pocus 2"

October 15: Billerica Halloween Bash & Touch-A-Truck

October 15: Parents Night Out Spooktacular at One Stop Fun

October 18: Teen Event Tewksbury Library: Halloween Peeps Houses

October 18: Teen Program Billerica Library: Ceramic Day of the Dead Skull Painting

October 21: The Spooky Halloween Virtual Show with Mr. Matt

October 21: Free Fall-O-Ween Children’s Festival at Boston Common Frog Pond

October 22: Trunk or Treat at Chelmsford Bible Church

October 22: TikTok Halloween Party

October 22 & 23: Safe Trick or Treat Hayride at Krochmal Farms

October 23: Westford Trunk or Treat

October 23: Tyngsboro Trunk or Treat

October 23: Chelmsford Trunk or Treat

October 23: Trunk or Treat Presented by Shawsheen Tech Billerica

October 24: Teen Program at Billerica Library: Halloween Paint Pouring

October 25-29: Pumpkin Decorating for All Ages at Tewksbury Library 

October 25: Take Home Teen Program: Day of the Dead Clay Skulls

October 26-31: Children's Halloween Scavenger Hunt at J.V. Fletcher Library 

October 26: Teen: Haunted Candy House Party at Chelmsford Library

October 26: Interactive Halloween Movie at Dracut Library 

October 26: PumpkinFest '22 by RiverCourt Residences (pumpkin pick up 10/19)

October 27: Toddler Halloween Bash at Altitude Trampoline

October 27: Teen Program Billerica Library: Halloween Pumpkin Carving

October 28: 16th Annual Littleton Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade

October 28: Spooky Story Celebration (Age 5-18) at Chelmsford Library 

October 29 & 30: Safe Trick or Treat Hayride at Krochmal Farms

October 29 & 30: Trick or Treat at the National Street Car Museum 

October 29: North Chelmsford Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat Party

October 29:  Family "Tent or Treat" Halloween Event in Billerica

October 29: Halloween Boo Bash at Billerica Library

October 29: Halloween Party at Dracut Library

October 29:  Haunted House Storytime and Craft

October 29: Teen Tween Halloween at J.V. Fletcher Library

October 29: Halloween Magic Show at Tewksbury Library

October 29: Outdoor (Slightly) Spooky Storytime (Age 2-8) Chelmsford Library

October 29: Ghostly Gathering at APEX Entertainment

October 29: Lowell Halloween Craft Fair at Shedd Park

October 29: Lowell Annual Monster Bash & Halloween Stroll

October 29: Spooky Stuffie Sleepover at Tewksbury Library 

October 29: Fright Night and Trunk or Treat at The Fitz

October 29: Halloween Hoopla at Prescott School Community Center 

October 29: Annual Pumpkin Armada 

October 29: 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church

October 29: Luna Theater: Halloween Magical Mystery Movie Club

October 29: Trunk 'or' Treat Spooky Car Show

October 30: Roudenbush Halloween Costume Parade 

October 30: Halloween Family Lane Party at Wamesit Lanes

October 30: Good Pickin' Farm's Not So Haunted Halloween Farm Day 

October 30: Trick-or-Treat Lowell Small Business Stroll

October 30: Luna Theater: Halloween Magical Mystery Movie Club

October 30: Carve for Carson Pumpkin Carving & Activities

October 30: Creepy and Kooky Halloween Event at Valley Wild Books 

October 30: Kids Halloween Party at Roller Kingdom

October 31: Tiny Tykes Spooktacular Story Time at Tewksbury Library

October 31: Teen Program at Billerica Library: Boo Book Dioramas

October 31: Town of Dracut Trick or Treat from 6 to 8 PM

October 31: Town of Billerica Trick or Treat from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

October 31: Town of Chelmsford Trick or Treat from 6 to 8 PM


Know of another local family-friendly Halloween event?  Email the details to me!


Halloween Trick or Treat Hours for Greater Lowell 2022


2021 List (updated version coming soon) See our list of 2021 Halloween decorated home in Greater Lowell!

Make Halloween extra-special by "Boo'ing" your friends and neighbors!


Tips

Boo! Here are Halloween Books Your Kids Will Love

Halloween Episodes From Your Kids Favorite Shows!

31 Halloween Family Movies for Kids, Tweens, & Teens

The Switch Witch Can Switch it Up For You

Ways to Use That Leftover Halloween Candy

Why Teal Pumpkins Mean Halloween Fun for All Kids

Crafts

How To Make Puffy Candy Corn Slime

A Creepy Crawly Spider Web Craft

Six Easy Halloween Crafts

Creepy Stick Forest Craft

No Knives Needed: Here are 4 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas Your Kids Can Do

Recipes

Cookie Dough Graveyard

13 Easy Halloween Lunchbox Treats

An Easy Halloween Treat For Your Little Goblins: Monster Apple Bites

Four Kooky Halloween Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Halloween Bark



Check out our Fall Farm Guide for information on apple-picking, corn mazes, hay rides and pumpkin patches!

Print out our Fall Fun List for more ideas!

Fall Family Events:

September 24 & 25: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

September 30 - October 10: Topsfield Fair

October 1: Chelmsford Fall Festival on the Commons

October 1 & 2: Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival Weekend

October 1 & 2: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 2: Strongwater Farm Annual Hoedown

October 8 & 9: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 9: Fall Farm Days at Good Pickin' Farm

October 15: Oktoberfest! at Good Pickin' Farm

October 15: Littleton Country Fair

October 15: All Saint's Fall Carnival

October 15: Chelmsford Fire Prevention Week Open House

October 15: Littleton Fire Department Open House

October 15: Tyngsborough Safey Day with Touch-A-Truck

October 15: South Tow Elementary's Annual Pumpkin Fair

October 15: Trucktober in Burlington 

October 15 & 16: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 18: Pumpkin Palooza

October 21: Free Fall-O-Ween Children’s Festival at Boston Common Frog Pond

October 22 & 23: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 29: Billerica Fall Harvest Festival 

October 29: 34th Annual Tewksbury Applefest Craft Fair

October 29: Littleton Police Open House 

October 29: Billerica Fall Harvest Festival 

October 29: Harvest Festival at North Common Park 

October 29 & 30: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 29 & 30: Fall Farm Days at Good Pickin' Farm 



Tips

Ways to Celebrate Autumn

Find Your Fall Family Fun with our A to Z Fall Bucket List!

5 Tips for Going Apple Picking with Kids

Crafts

5 Easy Upcycled and Recycled Crafts for Fall

4 Fall Fun Sensory Projects for Toddlers

Pumpkin Play Dough With Just 5 Ingredients

Three Autumn Leaf Crafts

DIY Pinecone Flowers

Recipes

Caramel Apple Cookies

4 Of Our Favorite Macaroni KID Apple Recipes

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Homemade Applesauce




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