Halloween & Fall MEGA Fun Guide

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

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher October 6, 2021

Updated for 2021! 

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:

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

October 9: Michael's Kids Club Take & Make: Halloween Treat Bags

October 9: Michael's Kids Club Halloween T-Shirts

October 10: Michael's Kids Club Halloween Tassel

October 15: Drive In Movie Night "Goose Bumps"

October 15: Outdoor Movie Night "Scoob!"

October 16-17: Safe Trick or Treat Hayride

October 17: Michael's Kids Club Halloween Pennant

October 20: Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

October 21: Halloween Crafts for Kids

October 22: Drive In Movie Night "Monster House"

October 23: Halloween Boo Bash! [Virtual]

October 23: Family Pumpkin Decorating

October 23: Haunted Halloween Hip Hop Dance Open House

October 23: Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat Party

October 23: Annual Pumpkin Armada

October 23: Halloween Bash 2021

October 23-24: Safe Trick or Treat Hayride

October 25: Toddler Trick or Treat & Jumping Party

October 26: Pumpkin Palooza

October 26: Unscary Halloween Celebration

October 28: No Tricks, All Treats

October 28: Pumpkin Palooza

October 29: Virtual Spooky Story Celebration

October 29: Halloween Concert & Costume Contest

October 29: Fright Night Friendzy

October 29: 15th Annual Littleton Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade

October 29: Drive-in Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2

October 30: "Witch Matilda & the Fright Contest" Virtual Puppet Show

October 30: Annual Monster Bash & Halloween Stroll

October 30: Halloween Hoopla

October 30: Halloween Car Scavenger Hunt

October 30: Trunk or Treat (Chelmsford)

October 30: Trunk or Treat Fundraiser (Billerica)

October 30: Fright Night at the Fitz

October 30: Trunk or Treat (Pepperell)

October 31: Good Pickin' Farm's Not So Haunted Halloween Farm Day

October 31: Trunk or Treat (Dunstable)

October 31: Drive-through Trick or Treat

October 31: Outdoor Halloween Spooktacular with the Toe Jam Puppet Band

October 31: Trunk or Treat (Chelmsford)

October 31: [Virtual] Laurie Berkner Halloween Mini Concert

October 31: Annual Community Safe Halloween

November 6: Trunk or Treat (Chelmsford)

Halloween Trick or Treat Hours for Greater Lowell

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

New!  See our list of Halloween decorated home in Greater Lowell!

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


Safer Halloween Fun: You've Been Boo'd!

31 Halloween Family Movies for Kids, Tweens, & Teens

12 Ideas for Halloween Fun in COVID Times

Boo! Here are 9 Halloween Books Your Kids Will Love

15 Safety Tips to Follow This Halloween

The Switch Witch Can Switch it Up For You

Best Halloween Movies for Kids, Tweens, & Teens

A Hands-On Search for Halloween Treats


A Creepy Crawly Spider Web Craft

Six Easy Halloween Crafts

Creepy Stick Forest Craft

Easy Halloween Bat Craft for Kids

8 Ideas to Decorate Wagons, Wheelchairs, & Strollers This Halloween

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

13 Family Costume Ideas for Halloween

Macaroni Skeleton Craft

Halloween Milk Jug Luminaries

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating

Lift the Flap Haunted House


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

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Two Easy Halloween Party Plates

"Day After Halloween" Brownies

13 Spooktacular Lunchbox Treats – Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

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:

October 1-11: Topsfield Fair

October 9-10: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 16: Annual Littleton Country Fair

October 16-17: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 16: Tyngsborough Safety Day with Touch a Truck

October 17: Pop-Up Museum: Westford Fire Engines

October 23-24: Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms

October 30: 33rd Annual Tewksbury Applefest Craft Fair


10 Ways to Celebrate Autumn...From a Safer Distance

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

5 Tips for Going Apple Picking with Kids


Three Autumn Leaf Crafts

DIY Pinecone Flowers

Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys

Turkey Family Hand Print Painting

Fall Craft: Leaf Man & Fall Fox

Fall Clothespin Fairies

Fall Scavenger Hunt and Craft

Craft a Pinecone Turkey

Fall Tree "Leaf Globe"


Paper Bag Apple Pie

Homemade Applesauce

Apple Nachos

Easy Apple Crisp

Apple Season: Recipes, Crafts and Tips!

Turkey Fruit Platter

Fall Treat: Apple Cider Floats

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