Events INSIDER: Oct 30-Nov 6, 2012

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Win Davis MegaMaze & Farmland
Win tickets to my favorite family farm and my favorite cornfield maze! To win, visit and email Win Davis MegaMaze & FarmlandDavis Mega Maze Sterling, MA, .
Win Franklin Park Zoo tix!
Hey! I’m giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Franklin Park Zoo. Did you know that they are open all winter? And it’s right on the bus line! Win Franklin Park Zoo tix!Franklin Park Zoo Boston, MA, .
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INSIDER Corn Maze Guide
I also track 42 cornfield mazes in New England, many of which have events at night! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
INSIDER Halloween Guide
Love Halloween? I’ve got you covered! I list more attractions and more non-bar events than anyone! To see them, go to Events INSIDER, select your region on the map, and then scroll all the way to the bottom. more
Day of the Dead Fiesta at Peabody Museum
The Peabody Museum is having a Day of the Dead gala packed with people, live music, and huge diorama exhibits. Looks like there are no more tickets available to this free event, but if you’re local, you might want to check in with the museum on the day. 6-8:30pm. Day of the Dead Fiesta at Peabody MuseumPeabody Museum Cambridge, MA, .
Harvard Humanist of the Year: OkCupid
No, this isn’t an ad for OKCupid. Rather, the online matchmaking service is winning an award. I mean, its founders are, for being so inclusive to atheists! 1:30pm with reception afterwards. Harvard Humanist of the Year: OkCupidHarvard Science Center, One Oxford Street Cambridge, MA, .
Rhode Island ComicCon
Wow! A ton of the original Battlestar Galactica cast will attend, plus the guys who played Chewbacca (Star Wars) and Q (Star Trek). Sounds geek-tastic. Rhode Island ComicConRI Convention Center Providence, RI, .
Halloween Bike Ride
And this one’s a 14-mile route in costume in Jamaica Plain. Rain date: next day. Come in a costume that won’t snag in your bicycle! Meet at the Green Street subway station on the MBTA Orange Line. 8pm. Halloween Bike RideGreen Street T Station Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Rocky Horror Halloween Special – Boston
It’s a bad old movie that fans like to dress up and mock and re-enact live on stage while the film plays. This Halloween, the local groups will do a special pre-show spectacular. Friday 10/26 & Saturday 10/27 at 11:30pm AND Wednesday 10/31 at 10pm!!! Rocky Horror Halloween Special - Boston Boston, MA, .
Nosferatu with Live Score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble!
Nosferatu was filmed when the world was black and white and silent. Truly scary. 7pm. Nosferatu with Live Score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble!The Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St Cambridge, MA, .
Spooky Carousel at the Frog Pond
Why travel when the Frog Pond carousel will be open for Halloween? Plus there will be puppets and a magician. 11am-7:30pm. Spooky Carousel at the Frog PondBoston Common Boston, MA, .
AntiMorris and Pumpkin Carols
You’ve heard of maypole dancing — a tradition that ‘brings’ the Spring. Well now it’s time to put the sun away for the winter with ‘pumpkin carols.’ 5-6:30pm. AntiMorris and Pumpkin CarolsSomerville Community Growing Center Somerville, MA, .
Trick-or-Treat at Fenway Park
So you can bring your kids to Fenway Park for Halloween, if it’s not raining 4-8pm. Trick-or-Treat at Fenway ParkFenway Park Boston, MA, .
Sunset Halloween Cemetery Tour
Acton is the home to the first soldier to die during the American Revolution. Learn about him and other Acton greats during this cemetery tour led by a historian. Bring comfortable shoes and a flashlight. 3:30-5pm. Sunset Halloween Cemetery TourMt Hope Cemetery Acton, MA, .
Haunted Attic Tour at the Old Manse
Previously untold and true stories of the Old Manse on this special Halloween guided tour in both day and night. I love this event because they reassure us that it’s going to be educational and fun, not paranomal ghost hunting idiocy. Call to reserve in advance. Haunted Attic Tour at the Old ManseOld Manse Concord, MA, .
Salem Halloween Fireworks
It’s really worth the visit to Salem if you can make it, for the crowds, costumes, and B-level Halloween fun. (Really, all the best Halloween attractions are outside Salem, or they’re A-level but year-round things.) To encourage revelers to return home, they will end the night with a musical fireworks finale at 10pm, and then extra commuter rail trains home. Salem Halloween FireworksWashington St at Bridge St Salem, MA, .
Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
And Salem is holding tons of other activities, too. Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade Salem, MA, .
Beacon Hill With a BOO!
A tour that’s not just for kids!!! Hear stories of murders, hangings, and (hopefully) historically accurate stories. 5:30pm. Beacon Hill With a BOO!State House, front steps Boston, MA, .
Happy Halloween Party and Parade
Come in your costume for a Halloween party at the library, with activities and treats. Then join in a parade around Hyde Square to local businesses. Happy Halloween Party and ParadeConnolly Branch of the Boston Public Library Boston, MA, .
Plenty of Bars Have Banal Halloween Events
Every bar is celebrating Halloween. I’m not listing any of them because if you’re going to one, you already know which one it will be, but STOP! Do something creative that doesn’t involve getting blasted! Plenty of Bars Have Banal Halloween Events Boston, MA, .
Brattle Halloween Celebration
If you want to not give candy to trick-or-treaters you can go to the Brattle to watch the Haunted House of Pancakes, Cabin in the Woods, or Nosferatu. Brattle Halloween CelebrationBrattle Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Halloween Fun For Kids at the BPL
Most of the Boston Public Libraries are holding Halloween events. Check your favorite library to find out what they’re doing. Halloween Fun For Kids at the BPL Boston, MA, .
Wiccan Samhain Magick Circle Ceremony
A genuine pagan ceremony on Halloween in Salem? I’ve seen Hocus Pocus and am not messing with that stuff. Procession at 4:30pm from 88 Wharf Street, Nu Aeon. Then two hour ceremony at Gallows Hill Park, Bridge St & Boston St, at 5:30pm. Then candlelight walk at 7:30pm into Salem Downtown. Wiccan Samhain Magick Circle CeremonyStarts at 88 Wharf Street Salem, MA, .
Nantucket Halloween Parade
Dress up as the 1% and enjoy Halloween on Nantucket. 5pm. Nantucket Halloween ParadeMain Street Nantucket, MA, .
Halloween Parade and Contest at Nantucket Island
And here’s another parade on Nantucket Island. 4:30pm costume prizes and parade 5pm on Main St. Halloween Parade and Contest at Nantucket Island Nantucket Island, MA, .
Going Batty!
Halloween season means it’s time to learn about Bats at the Rhode Island Audubon Society. 10am-2pm. Going Batty!Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI, .
Ghost Stories of Parker
Yet another spooky walk through conservation land. Scary. 7-9pm. Ghost Stories of ParkerParker Woodland Wildlife Refuge, Maple Valley Road Coventry, RI, .
Portsmouth Halloween Parade
Portsmouth NH really goes all out for Halloween. They’ve been doing stuff all week to lead up to the big day, and their celebration will culminate with a parade starting at 6pm and dance party. Portsmouth Halloween Parade Portsmouth, NH, .
Fireworks at Six Gun City Ghost Town
I’ve never been to this amusement park, but it sounds pretty awesome. They’ve turned all Halloween for the season and they’ll have fireworks one night, too! Fireworks at Six Gun City Ghost Town Jefferson, NH, .
South Boston Open Studios
An open studios is when local artists open up their homes and work studios to the public. It’s a great excuse to grab a map and walk around some neighborhood you’ve never explored before. This week there are a bunch of competing ones. 12-6pm. South Boston Open StudiosVarious locations Boston, MA, .
Roslindale Open Studios
An open studios is a nice fall walk around a neighborhood, meeting artists in their homes and private studios — and possibly buying stuff! This one’s spread all across Roslindale, and they’ll have live music! 11am-5pm. Roslindale Open StudiosSee website for map Roslindale, MA, .
Newton Open Studios
Newton artists also open their doors this weekend to potential buyers and the casually curious. Check out some mansions while you’re walking! 11am-5pm. Newton Open StudiosSee website for map Newton, MA, .
Fenway Studios Open Studios
Fenway will have one in just one single building. Isn’t that more like an art fair and not an open studios? Fenway Studios Open Studios Boston, MA, .
Waltham Mills Artists’ Open Studios
This open studios is also in a single location, so not as big, but perhaps worth a visit. I really need to buy this LSD cat painting to give to someone I don’t like. Waltham Mills Artists' Open Studios Waltham, MA, .
Pumpkin Drop
If you’ve got some post-Halloween agression to get out of your system, City Natives will let you smash up some jack-o-lanterns in the name of composting awareness. 10am-12pm. Pumpkin DropCity Natives Mattapan, MA, .
Day of the Dead Family Festival
The Day of the Dead is wonderful, and you’ll find dioramas and kids activities here. But it’s definitely just for kids, I mean real kids, not big kids at heart like me. Day of the Dead Family FestivalPeabody Museum Cambridge, MA, .
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
As if building robots weren’t enough, MIT now leads an international contest to build biological systems. (Are they going to fight to the death in a public arena?) Go and see what they’ve ‘cooked up’. International Genetically Engineered Machine CompetitionMIT Cambridge, MA, .
Joe’s Jazz & Blues Fest
I’m not much on jazz, but I love outdoor concerts! Joe's Jazz & Blues FestVarious Somerville, MA, .
The Cornish Horrors — Annual Dinner Meeting
The Cornish Horrors is a Rhode Island-based Sherlockian society who are hosting their annual dinner tonight. No info on the actual proceedings, but the website lists a member you can contact for more info. It could be cool?? The Cornish Horrors -- Annual Dinner Meeting Providence, RI, .
General Burnside Commemoration
Get a look at the sideburns in this photo! No wonder you’re named ‘Burnside’ and re-enactors will camp all weekend in salute to you. General Burnside CommemorationRoger Williams National Memorial Providence, RI, .
I like this photo with the gal dressed as Bluebeard. 3-7pm. BeardfestArts at the Armory Somerville, MA, .
Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark at Gore Place
This historic mansion in Waltham has a ton of creative events. This one is a special tour that shows how people used to live at night before electric lights. 7:30pm. $14, $10 members and ages 5-12. Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark at Gore Place Waltham, MA, .
Presidential Campaign Songs That Changed America
This new performance group creates orginal musicals inspired by American history. Their first outing is based on presidential campaign songs. 4pm. Presidential Campaign Songs That Changed America Winchester, MA, .
Decision Factor (Lecture)
How do we make decisions? Why do some decisions seems to come to us in an instant? Find out in this lecture. 7pm. Decision Factor (Lecture)Museum of Science Boston, MA, .
Full Moon Owl Prowl
I love this!! Go on a tour at night in this wildlife park and spot some real owls in their natural habitat. It’s going to be a HOOT! (heh heh, get it — hoot? Get it? *tap tap* is this thing on?). Full Moon Owl ProwlBroadmoor Natick, MA, .
Tricks, Treats, and Treasures
I love this. Join in singing sea shanties at this park. 5:30-7:30pm. Tricks, Treats, and Treasures Salem, MA, .
Sea Shanties at Historic New England’s Phillips House
Salem has so many distractions on Halloween night — for example, you can sing sea shanties. 5:30-7:30pm. Sea Shanties at Historic New England's Phillips House Salem, MA, .
Be Bold, Be Bald
I’m not sure why I’m listing this, because there’s no real ‘event’. By this I mean there’s no gathering of like-minded people. Instead participants wear a bald cap all day to raise cancer awareness and funds. You know what I’m more likely to do in a gathering rather than on my own? Wear a friggin’ bald cap. Be Bold, Be Bald All Over, , .
Red Cross’s new Zombie drive
This isn’t an event either, but the Red Cross has a remarkable zombie website up to grow interest in emergency preparedness and raise money. ROWWWR! Red Cross's new Zombie drive All Over, , .
Ice Skating Statewide
Summer is over, but now you’ll find tons of ice skating rinks across New England. I learned as a small child that the ice is very hard when you fall on it. Here’s a list. Enjoy! Ice Skating Statewide All Over, , .
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour this weekend. Last year, it was spooky… I didn’t need to set ANYTHING. My computer, my iPhone, and my bedroom clock just set themselves. I tell you, it heralds the robot takeover. Daylight Savings Time Ends All Over, , .
Don’t forget to vote! See the website for your local polling station! Vote!Main Street at Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, .
Comicazi Cookie Clash to Benefit Boston Partners in Education
Pay just $6 and eat unlimited cookies, with milk or coffee! Or bake and win one of the awards. It’s all a fundraiser for the Boston Public Schools. Comicazi Cookie Clash to Benefit Boston Partners in EducationComicazi Somerville, MA, .
What does Food Bank, the charity, have a lot of? Canned food! What can you do with cans? Build lots of towers! Engineers & architects compete to build buildings and sculptures. It sounds way more original than yet another charity walk. CanstructionBSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200 Boston, MA, .
Business Ethics and Other Oxymorons
Can companies be good? Hear this panel discussion from experts. 7-8:30pm. Business Ethics and Other OxymoronsC. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University Boston, MA, .
Celebrate Kambiri’s birthday
While this is not really an event — more like the zoo being open as usual — a baby gorilla is bound to be cute! 10:30am-2pm. Celebrate Kambiri's birthdayFranklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Dorchester, MA, .
Writer’s Conference: The Writer’s Process
Are you a writer? This conference must unlock your writer’s block. Or it might be just an excuse to procrastinate from finishing your manuscript! 10am-5pm. Writer's Conference: The Writer's ProcessBlacksmith House Cambridge, MA, .
Reception for New Consul General of Japan
Boston has a new Japanese ambassador. I wonder what the old one did to get kicked out? My guess: Animal House style party in the consulate. 5:30-7:30pm. Reception for New Consul General of JapanShowa Boston Institute Boston, MA, .
Concord Festival of Authors
These author talks include Junot Diaz. I didn’t like his book, but somebody did. Get a signature. Concord Festival of Authors Concord, MA, .
Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross
Um, ‘cyclo-cross’?? It’s just a bicycle race. I guess these folks really like their bikes. Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-CrossLook Park Northampton, MA, .
Franklin County CiderDay
I’m usually skeptical of single food events. This one is occurring simultaneously at several farms in Western Massachusetts. You can get orchard tours and see apple butter being made, but the secret seems to be ‘tastings’, i.e. free booze samples. Aw, heck, it’s probably great (if brief) fun. Franklin County CiderDayVarious Greenfield, MA, .
Bedford Boomer Exhibition
Model trains they’re not just for kids anymore! (By anymore, I mean 1960, when the US space program was announced, and most kids dropped out of model trains entirely.). Bedford Boomer ExhibitionSchool Bedford, NH, .
A Quilters’ Gathering
I know what you’re thinking, quilting shows are boring. But I’ve actually been to one and it was fun with the right attitude. The quilts are genuine works of art, not grids of plaid. Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm. A Quilters' GatheringSheraton Hotel Nashua, NH, .
Christmas Festival and Gingerbread House Competition
I’m not a Christian but of course I like the Xmas holidays. But seriously, we spend 5 weeks EVERY YEAR living Xmas. Does it really need to invade early November? Here’s the winner of the most desperate to prey on Xmastime shoppers, with an event that’s almost 8 weeks in advance. Christmas Festival and Gingerbread House CompetitionSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Raphael Montaez Ortz: destruction art
Gallagher as turned into fine art. If this weren’t Halloween night, I’d be there. 7-9pm. Raphael Montaez Ortz: destruction artRemis Auditorium at the MFA Boston, MA, .
Gorefest at Improv Boston
My favorite improv comedy club is doinga musical comedy about a bunch of hipsters and two senior citizens are trapped inside a coffee place during the Zombie Apocalypse. Multiple dates and times. Gorefest at Improv BostonImprov Boston Cambridge, MA, .
Night of the Living Dead (A Staged Reading)
Night of the Living Dead was the first zombie movie, and now it’s a stage play! Come for this ‘staged reading’, which means actors will have scripts in hand, not memorized. Night of the Living Dead (A Staged Reading)Factory Theatre Boston, MA, .
Rocky Horror
A touring Rocky Horror shadow cast is performing all over Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. Rocky HorrorProvidence Convention Center Providence, RI, .
Black Rock Halloween Parade
Gather at 4:45pm at Ellsworth Field and then parade to the library for treats and storytelling ‘for all ages’, which I have learned means ‘for kids ages only’… *pout*. Black Rock Halloween ParadeBridgeport Public Library-Black Rock Branch Bridgeport, CT, .
A Knight to Remember at Mark Twain House
The Mark Twain House hosts its annual medieval-themed gala tonight from 6pm-11pm, featuring renfaire-style food and wares. Not sure I like Mark Twain enough to shell out $250 for a single ticket, but if you do, this is the night to bust out your corset or codpiece. A Knight to Remember at Mark Twain HouseMark Twain House & Museum Hartford, CT, .
Full Moon Hike at Denison Pequotsepos
A full moon just before Halloween means a fun walking tour at Cogan’s Farm. 5:30pm. Full Moon Hike at Denison PequotseposCoogan Farm Mystic, CT, .
Fall-o-Ween Fest at the Mystic Aquarium
There’s never a bad time to visit the aquarium, and if you go this weekend they’ll have carnival games, a haunted house, scavenger hunt, sounds fun! Thu-Fri 5-9pm. Fall-o-Ween Fest at the Mystic AquariumMystic Aquarium Mystic, CT, .
Halloween Trick or Treat
This is just an excuse to go store to store and buy stuff, but hey — free candy. 4-6pm. Halloween Trick or Treat Mystic, CT, .
Mystic Restaurant Week
A real event or a marketing gimmick? Well, it’s a gimmick. But it means us bohemians can afford the finest eats. Mystic Restaurant Week Mystic, CT, .
Astronomy Night at the Shore Line Trolley
Astronomers will teach you about the stars at this event that… There are also trolley tours out to the salt marsh. One-hour briefing on telescopes and stars, and get to see real meteors. Astronomy Night at the Shore Line Trolley East Haven, CT, .
Halloween at Willowbrook
So there will be a ‘safe’ Halloween event at Willowbrook Village, but they don’t give any details about what will be happening. Sounds like a trap to me. Halloween at Willowbrook Newfield, ME, .
Halloween Organ Concert
Favorite spooky pieces for organ accompanied by Lighting Artist Rachael Bischoff and singers from the University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers. Costumes encouraged but not necessary. 7:30-9pm. Free. Halloween Organ ConcertUniversity of Vermont’s Ira Allen Chapel Burlington, VT, .
Carnage Con / DipCon
I love the board game Diplomacy, and the North American Diplomacy championships are happening at this roleplaying and board gaming convention in Vermont. Carnage Con / DipCon Fairlee, VT, .
Please support Johnny’s Big Diet
I’m employing peer pressure to help me with a new diet. I figure if I post my weight to the blog every week I’ll be too embarassed to cheat. In early May, I weighed 354.6, last week I was 285, and this week I made it to 280.5. My goal? 210. (I’m 6’4′, so that’s slim.). Please support Johnny's Big Diet All Over, , .
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Need a website? I just built the official website for Liv Tyler’s new film. Hire me to build yours on the cheap! Email Let me build you a website! All Over, , .
 Halloween Attractions – click map above to set region Mon 10/29 Tue 10/30 Wed 10/31 Thu 11/1 Fri 11/2 Sat 11/3 Sun 11/4
The Haunted Ship aboard the USS SalemQuincy, MA

Haunted house on a submarine! Also less scary “Family Days”. Inexpensive and great location, but the actors aren’t trying that hard, and the décor is only OK.
739 Washington Street, 617-479-7900. more
Haunted Hayride at Wilson FarmLexington, MA

It’s a spooky but never scary daytime Halloween hay ride for kids. Sat-Sun 10:30am-4:30pm, Mon & Fri 3-4:45pm, Thu 12:30-4:45pm.
10 Pleasant St., 781-862-3900. more
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Monster Mini-GolfDanvers, MA

Tue-Thu, 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm.
10 Newbury St, 978-762-4800. more
Count Orlok’s Nightmare GallerySalem, MA

Daily 10am-7pm or much later.
285 Derby Street, 978-740-0500. more
Haunted Harbor CruiseSalem, MA

90 minute cruise with spooky stories. 5 trips a day from 1pm to 9pm.
Pickering Wharf, 978-825-0001. more
Salem Halloween Happenings & Year-Round AttractionsSalem, MA

Haunted houses. Frankenstein’s Laboratory, The Haunted Witch Village (Salem Witch Village).
Legacy of the Hanging Judge & Spirit of the Gables (re-enactment)Salem, MA

7:30-9:30 thru Oct 11, then 7:15-11pm, except to 10pm on 10/31. Salem Witch Trials re-enactment/performance. Buy tix in advance.
7 Derby St., 978-744-0991 x104. more
Cry Innocent!Salem, MA

Performance. Loved it. Shows mostly Mon-Sun 1:30pm and 2:30pm.
Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, 978-867-4767. more
Witch Mansion Haunted HouseSalem, MA

Oct 1-8, 12-7pm. Then 12-9pm or whenever the crowds.
Museum Place Mall, 2 East India Square, 978-825-1300. more
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Barrett’s Haunted MansionAbington, MA

Rt 3S to Rt 18S. Great! See website coupon or get one at the restaurant next door. 7-10:30pm. Special not-so-scary “lights on” matinees on Saturdays.
1235 Bedford St, 781-871-4573. more
Witch’s WoodsWestford, MA

Haunted house. Hayrides. 6:30-10:30pm.
Nashoba Ski, 978-692-3033. more
Asylum of HorrorFall River, MA

Haunted house. See website for coupons. 7-10pm but to 11pm most nights.
Anawan St., 508-324-7709. more
Factory of TerrorFall River, MA

Haunted house. Rt 195E to exit 5. Left off exit. Behind Dunkin Donuts. See website coupon. Mostly Fri-Sat 6:30-11pm. Flashlight nights scarier with much lower lighting!
18 Pocasset Street more
Mansfield Haunted HollowsMansfield, MA

Haunted house. Gates open 7, last tix sold 10pm. Rain or shine.
401 Oakland Street more
Village Mire Yard HauntSouth Yarmouth, MA

This is just a private yard display, not a real haunted house, but they have actors on 10/31.
43 Captain Daniel Rd more
13 Nights at JiminyHancock, MA

At a ski resort. Is a ski lift ride included? 6:30-10:30pm.
Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Rd, 413-738-5500. more
Haunted AcresEpping, NH

Rt 93N to ex 7, Rt 101E, ex 8, left off exit. Dragway straight ahead.Three attractions & forest walk. Rain or shine. Sun-Thu 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6-11pm.
272 Exter Road, 603-679-1666. more
Spooky World / Nightmare New EnglandLitchfield, NH

Ticket sales 6-10pm, but 11pm Fri-Sat. Four attractions. Looks great, but I’m told the lines are impossibly long, so arrive early.
454 Charles Bancroft Highway (RT 3A), 603-424-2292. more
Fright KingdomNashua, NH

Haunted woods walk. 7-10pm, but Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight. Kid-friendly show Oct 28, 1-4pm.
12 Simon Street more
Haunted WoodsNew London, NH

Kids’ not-so-scary haunted walk 5:30-6:30pm, then 7:30pm Haunted Woods for ages 12+. Free.
Old Kearsage Middle School, 603-526-4821. more
Haunted Hill at Diamond Hill State ParkCumberland, RI

Forest walk. Fri & Sat 7-10pm. Sun 7-9pm.
4097 Diamond Hill, 401-728-2400 or 401-334-9996. more
Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular at Roger Wiliams Park ZooProvidence, RI

5,000 pumpkins, kid stuff. Kids in costume get in 1/2 price. Ticket sales 6-10pm. Closes 11pm.
1000 Elmwood Avenue, 401-785-3510. more
Field of ScreamsWest Greenwich, RI

Thu & Sun, 6:30-9pm, Fri & Sat, 6:30-10pm. 3 attractions. Website coupon. Outdoors, call if bad weather.
, 401-884-7369. more
Bates Haunted MotelWesterly, RI

149 Atlantic Avenue, 401-596-5616. more
Dark ManorBaltic, CT

Thu-Sat 6:30pm-12am, Sun 6:30pm-11pm. Sunday matinees for kids 12-5pm.
25 Main St, 860-822-TOMB. more
Witches Dungeon Classic Movie MuseumBristol, CT

It’s not a haunted house, but it’s seasonsal – a wax museum of horror movie icons! 7-10pm.
90 Battle St, 860-583-8306. more
Stew Leonard’s Halloween HayrideDanbury, CT

M-F 3pm-dusk, SS 10:30am-dusk. Not-so-scary, for kids.
Stew Leonard’s Danbury Store, 99 Federal Road, 203.790.8030. more
Pumpkintown USAEast Hampton, CT

Hayride through “town” of pumpkin dioramas, Daily,10am-5pm. Looks small but adorable.
93 East High Street, 860-267-0143. more
Haunted Zipline ToursMiddletown, CT

Zipline through the trees at dark with spooky sound & light effects. Reserve in advance. Runs thru Nov 11.
2011 South Main St, 860-638-4754. more
Children’s Halloween VillageNaugatuck, CT

This one’s just for kids, so it probably isn’t very high production. Admission is free but bring a non-perishable food item as a donation. 5:30-7:30pm.
Naugatuck Park Department, 203-720-7071. more
Spooky KingdomPlantsville, CT

7-9pm. Free. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association.
14 Lovley Drive more
The Trail of TerrorWallingford, CT

Outdoor woods halloween attraction. Speed Pass tix available. Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 7-10pm. Arrive early, may sell out early.
60 North Plains Highway more
Nightmare on Wolcott StreetWaterbury, CT

Haunted House. Fri 6pm-1am, Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-12am.
1058 Wolcott St, 203-754-5000. more
United Volunteers of Maine Haunted HouseAugusta, ME

Haunted house. 6:30-8:30pm or later.
The Augusta Marketplace Mall, 781-749-7800. more more
Freeport ME Ghost StoriesFreeport, ME

Horse-drawn carriage with ghost stories! from 3pm on.
, 207-627-4471. more
The Junkins Haunted EstateKittery, ME

6:30-9pm. Private home, not an “attraction”, but they claim it’s the largest on the east coast. Adult must be present for kids to attend. Free.
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Destination HauntLebanon, ME

Cemetery, trail, and two buildings. 6:30-9pm but to 11pm most Fri-Sat.
249 Lord Rd, 207-351-5443. more
Haunted Grandview ManorSanford, ME

7-9pm. Kids non-scary night Oct 25.
13 Grandview Ave more
Headless HorsemanUlster Park, NY

Haunted house. Outside New England but a “Top Ten in USA” haunted house according to the industry magazine.
Cornfield Mazes
 Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) – click map above to set region Mon 10/29 Tue 10/30 Wed 10/31 Thu 11/1 Fri 11/2 Sat 11/3 Sun 11/4 Mon 11/5
Schartner Farms Corn MazeBolton, MA

Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. Daytimes only.
211 West Berlin Road, 978-779-0212. more
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Corn Maze at Hanson’s FarmFramingham, MA

voice mesg says “in September.
20 Nixon Rd, 508.877.3058. more
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Marini Farm Corn Maze Flashlight NightsIpswich, MA

Mon, Thu, Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Some nights, bring a flashlight, 6-10pm.
259 Linebrook Rd, 978 471-9203. more
Haunted Cornfield at Connors Farm Corn MazeDanvers, MA

Daily 9am-6pm. See website for coupon. Halloween night maze some nights. Singles night Oct 8. Halloween Kids Day Oct 31.
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35), 978-777-1245. more more
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Kimball Farm Haunted MazeHaverhill, MA

Daily 9am-6pm. Some nights to 10pm. October, Haunted. Small but visit nearby Castle of Fear.
780 East Broadway, 978-521-3990. more
Davis MegaMaze Halloween Fright NightsSterling, MA

My favorite corn field maze is across the street from a big petting zoo with hayrides, go carts, and apple picking. It’s the best!! They have night mazes with telescopes and Halloween nights with monsters!
145 Redstone Hill more
Mike’s Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA

10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm. Nights 6:30-10pm.
South Main Street, 413-665-8331. more
Riverside Farm Corn MazeCharlestown, RI

Pumpkin slingshot! Days 11am-4pm.
Burdickville Rd, 401-364-8733. more
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Lake Knoll Farm Corn MazeAlton, NH

Weekends. “Check back for Halloween hours.
55 Prospect Mountain Rd, 603.776.4830. more
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Coppal House Farm Night MazeLee, NH

Daily 10am-5pm in August. Then Wed-Fri 12-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm. Some nights 7-9pm. Bring a flashlight. Not “haunted”. Huge bonfire. Free cider & donuts.
118 North River Road (Route 155), 603.659.3572. more
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more
Trombley Gardens Corn MazeMilford, NH

Days to 6pm. Pumpkin throwing machine. Saturdays in October haunted maze to 9:30pm.
150 North River Road, 603-620-5785. more
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Buttonwood Farm Corn MazeGriswold, CT

Fri 3pm-dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-dusk thru 10/31. Some nights. 860-608-9530.
471 Shetucket Turnpike, 860-376-4081. more
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Lyman Orchards Corn MazeMiddlefield, CT

Corn maze but also a SUNFLOWER maze! 4 acres. Trivia challenges. Wed-Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. No nights.
Routes 147 & 157, 860-349-6015. more
Castle Hill Farm Corn MazeNewtowne, CT

Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, M-F 2-5pm. Pumpkin picking in Oct.
Castle Hill, 25 Sugar Lane, 203-426-5487. more
Spookfest at Hayes Corn MazeNorth Granby, CT

Website says 2011 but I called to confirm dates. Fri 4-9pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-6pm. Bring a flashlight.
Hayes Dairy, 151 East St, 860-653-4157. more
Preston Farm Corn MazePreston, CT

Mon-Fri 3pm-Dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-Dusk. No nights.
92 Route 2, 860-886-MAZE. more
Jones Family Farm Corn MazeShelton, CT

Daily 10:00am – 5:30pm.
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, 203-929-8425. more
Foster Family Farm Corn MazeSouth Windsor, CT

Sep weekends, then night begins 9/21. Oct Sun-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm. Last ticket 9pm. Bring a flashlight.
90 Foster Street, 860-648-9366. more
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Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

11am-9pm daily. Last ticket sold 7:30pm, BYO flashlights for night time hunts!
, 860-923-3439. more
Plasko’s Farm Corn MazeTrumbull, CT

Fri 3-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. School groups can come weekdays. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
670 Daniels Farm Rd, 203-268-2716. more
Zack’s Corn Maze Flashlight TagYork, ME

Fri-Sun 12-6pm. Nights Fri-Sat, 7-10pm. Play flashlight tag!
7 Colby Turner Rd, 207-475-7857. more
Pumpkin Valley Farm Corn MazeDayton, ME

Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Some nights 6-9pm. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
Union Falls Rd, 207-929-4545. more
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Pumpkin Land at Harvest Hill FarmsMechanic Falls, ME

Weekends” 11am-6pm.
125 Pigeon Hill Rd, 207-998-3259. more
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