Events INSIDER: Sep 30 – Oct 8, 2013

Giveaways & Features
Win: Boston Musica Viva: Banned in Boston
It’s viva, it’s alive! This performance involves a one-man-opera. 8pm. I have two tickets to this. Email to win! Win: Boston Musica Viva: Banned in BostonTSAI Performance Center Boston, MA, .
Win: Canobie Lake Screemfest
One of the most popular Halloween attractions in Salem! Guess what? I have tix for this! Email to win! Win: Canobie Lake ScreemfestCanobie Lake Park Salem, NH, .
Win: King Richard’s Faire
Oh yea! I’m giving away 2 more pairs of tickets this week to @KRFaire Renaissance faire. Email! Win: King Richard's Faire Carver, MA, .
Events INSIDER Halloween Guide
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Events INSIDER Corn Maze Guide
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Johnny’s Picks
Dead Poets Remembrance Day in New England
What is Dead Poets Day? It’s a celebration of the poets of yesterday. Find the closest cemetery and honor your favorite writer! Dead Poets Remembrance Day in New England All Over, , .
Fall Foliage Parade
There will be a Leaf Hunt, open to everyone. The main event is the parade, with dozens of businesses and organizations taking part of it. Parade on 10/6. Fall Foliage ParadeVarious Locations North Adams, MA, .
Lakeville Arts & Music Festival
Find a FREE day of community, art, and music at the annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival! 10am-4pm. Lakeville Arts & Music FestivalJunctions of Routes 105 & 18 and Precinct Street Lakeville, MA, .
Street Theater Festival
A whole month of street performances by the best entertainers in Boston. Worth checking it more than once, they say. Street Theater FestivalFanueil Hall Marketplace Boston, MA, .
Roxbury Open Studios
Nearby Roxbury is having an open studios. Of course they want you to buy art, but at least you aren’t meeting vendors! You’ll find music, fine arts and even massage workshops. Roxbury Open StudiosVarious Locations Roxbury, MA, .
Cambridgeport History Day
You will find re-enactors, scavenger hunts and more! This time, they focus on the war of 1812. 12-7pm. Cambridgeport History DayDana Park Cambridge, MA, .
Up too late!
Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s time for bed. Stay up late at this party and celebrate 100 years of the Boston Children’s Museum! 9pm-1am. Up too late!Boston Children’s Museum Boston, MA, .
Quidditch is the game from the Harry Potter books, and they’ve made — a real game with it? This team at MIT (where else) plays every Sunday at 2-4 pm. QuidditchKresge Oval at MIT Cambridge, MA, .
Tutto Lite
Maria, la llave! This is a whole day of Italian cars at this great auto museum. 10am-2pm. Tutto LiteLarz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA, .
Roslindale Day Parade
It’s a parade, just for the heck of it! Well, it celebrates the diversity of Rosindale, and this year’s topic is ‘Boston Strong’. Me likey! 1pm. Roslindale Day ParadeAdams Park, Washington Street Roslindale, MA, .
Lowell Open Studios
Lowell boasts that it has more than 140 artists who live and work there. We should try to count them all! Their doors are open, so it should be easy! Lowell Open StudiosAll over Lowell, MA, .
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Maine is increasingly referred to as some place ‘that still has stars.’ Enjoy 5 days of stargazing! 6:30-9:30pm. Acadia Night Sky FestivalAcadia National Park Mt Desert, ME, .
Maynard Fest
More than 100 vendors for the adults, and a trackless train ride for the kids. 9am to 3:30 pm. No fireworks this year. Maynard FestNason Street, and much of Main Street Maynard, MA, .
Battle Road Trail Walk
It’s a guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail. Battle Road Trail WalkMinute Man Visitor Center Lincoln, MA, .
Skywatch for McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Being outdoors at night is wonderful, but you get to spend the evening with astronomers who show you the stars! 7-11pm. Skywatch for McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery CenterMcAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Concord, NH, .
Ferret Awareness Day
Oh, it’s activities for ferrets and people. They usually have tube races and a costume contest. 11am-3pm. Ferret Awareness DayLondonderry Lions Club Londonderry, NH, .
Gay Wedding Expo
Talk about FABULOUS! A gay wedding expo to both celebrate marriage equality and learn about wedding resources. 12:30-3:30pm. Gay Wedding ExpoRadisson Hotel Nashua Nashua, NH, .
Topsfield Fair
This agricultural fair comes with giant pumpkin contest, blacksmith shop, cider mill, parades, a carnival, pig racing, a petting farm, and demos of milking, bee keeping, and wood carving. Topsfield Fair Topsfield, MA, .
Here’s the last truly big stargazing conference of the year in RI, the biggest annual event for this astronomy club. I’ve been to one of these and the folks are friendly and the sights are amazing. They have talks too. AstroAssemblySeagrave Memorial Observatory North Scituate, RI, .
John Manjiro Festival
This event has Japanese & American music & food. Also: Tours of the Manjiro Trail. John Manjiro FestivalHistoric center of Fairhaven Fairhaven, MA, .
Hitchcock Academy Antique Car Show
A car show with more than 400 vehicles, and 1400 people. I hope there’s enough food for everyone. 10am-4pm. Hitchcock Academy Antique Car ShowHeart-o-the-Mart, Rt 20 Brimfield, MA, .
Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter
Hey! I’ve split my Twitter feed into 17 regions so that you can REALLY get just the events close to home, or pick what you like. Please check it out and add me to a ‘Twitter list’ too (google it). Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter All Over, , .
Pumpkin Patch
It’s oriented to kids mostly, but everyone can ride the trolley and pick their favorite pumpkin, right? Pumpkin PatchConnecticut Trolley Museum East Windsor, CT, .
Rails to the Darkside
The Connecticut Trolley Museum has a dark side too! Ride to the unknown and be ready to be scared. Fridays and Saturdays only. Rails to the DarksideConnecticut Trolley Museum East Windsor, CT, .
Damariscotta Halloween
These guys have organized multiple cool events, like the Pumpkin Regatta. They also have pumpkin catapults! Damariscotta HalloweenVarious Locations Damariscotta, ME, .
Return of the Pumpking People
Who are the Pumpkin People? Why are they back? I’m scared! Return of the Pumpking PeopleAll over Jackson, NH, .
Salem Haunted Happenings
Salem is ready for Halloween. They probably have more ‘haunted happenings’ than any other town. Check their website for a full list of spooky stuff! Salem Haunted HappeningsAll over Salem, MA, .
Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
The Halloween season kicks off slowly this week,with a parade that is more cute than scary! It’s a kids parade, all in costume with a theme of ‘Books Come Alive.’ 6:30-8:30pm. Salem Haunted Happenings Grand ParadeShetland Park to Salem Common Salem, MA, .
Singles Night At Connors Farm Maze
Can Ms. Ghost find her future Mr. Ghost? Have a singles night in a haunted corn maze. 6-11pm. Singles Night At Connors Farm MazeConnors Farm Danvers, MA, .
Haunted Movies on Salem Common
Halloween is made for movies, especially outdoors where it’s spooky! Casper the Friendly Ghost. Free! 6:30pm. Haunted Movies on Salem CommonSalem Common Salem, MA, .
Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair
This is a craft fair, but it is ‘haunted.’ There will be more than 100 vendors. Haunted Biz Baz Street FairEssex Street Pedestrian Mall Salem, MA, .
Dogs on the Docks
It’s a costume dog parade and competition. Everyone has fun at this, especially dogs. 1-3pm. Dogs on the DocksConnecticut River Museum Essex, CT, .
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
All the Faire is a big stage with jousting knights, armored combat, belly dancers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians, and many other shows! The Connecticut Renaissance Faire Norwich, CT, .
Haunted Isle
Oh, a haunted ride on a trolley. They keep the prices form past years! Check their site for the full schedule. Haunted IsleThe Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT, .
Morbid Mountain
You will find 3 different haunted attractions. Choose yours, and try not to scream! Morbid MountainGustock Mountain Resort Gilford, NH, .
Review: La Cage Aux Folles
This is a great musical show presenting at the North Shore Music Theatre, running 9/24 to 10/6. 7:30pm. I have two pairs of tickets to give away for the 9/25 show. Email to win! Review: La Cage Aux FollesNorth Shore Music Theatre Beverly, MA, .
Fame JR
It’s a 3-course dinner, served with a multilingual theatre performance. Would you like your combo with extra cheese? Fame JRRestaurant Laura Dorchester, MA, .
Out of the Jungle
It’s a mixture of Indian and jazz music, performed by the Jungle Book Orchestra. 8pm. Out of the JungleJohnny D’s Uptown, at 17 Holland Street Somerville, MA, .
Also Fun
Pick You Own Apples – Where to Go
Somehow I found this list of apple picking locations in Massachusetts. My favorite? Davis Farmland. Pick You Own Apples - Where to Go All Over, , .
Free Bowling
Find a bowling center and let the experts teach you their secrets. It’s FREE! Free Bowling All Over, , .
Green Buildings Open House
Nope, these houses are not painted green, but they run on green power! Buildings all across New England are open for tours to show off renewable energy and energy conservation features. 10am. Green Buildings Open House All Over, , .
Harvest Festival
There will be music, a silent auction, games for kids and a plant sale. They say this event is a cherished tradition in the Berkshires. 10am-5pm. Harvest FestivalBerkshire Botanical Garden West Stockbridge, MA, .
Boston Fashion Week
Get your Zoolander on at the Boston Fashion Week, which in true Zoolander logic is actually 9 days. Boston Fashion WeekVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
Play Me, I’m yours
So what are those pianos doing there, sitting all around Boston? Waiting for you to play them! Play Me, I'm yoursAll over Boston, MA, .
Street Pianos Boston Map
There are 75 lonely pianos in Boston waiting for you to play them. This is the map where you’ll find them all! Street Pianos Boston MapAll over Boston, MA, .
Nate Kenyon book signing: Day One
Do you like books and video games? Then come say hi to Nate Kenyon, who will be signing copies of his book. 7-9pm. Nate Kenyon book signing: Day OnePandemonium Books & Games Cambridge, MA, .
Run, Don’t Walk: Sacred Movement among the Classic Maya
What? A lecture about how the Maya used to move? Sounds a bit awkward, but informative. 6pm. Run, Don't Walk: Sacred Movement among the Classic MayaPeabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University Cambridge, MA, .
Runway for Recovery
A fashion show, that also fights breast cancer? I’m in! 7-10pm. Runway for RecoveryThe Revere Hotel, Space 57 Boston, MA, .
Harvard Square Ghost Tours
Gather round and let professional storytellers take you on a nighttime stroll to hear about the otherworldly tales of those who lurk the shadows of Harvard Square. Thursday to Sunday. Harvard Square Ghost ToursHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
New England Underground Music Fest
It’s more than 40 bands performing on 2 different stages. It’s undergrounds, so you’ll probably meet a couple new bands, and that’s cool! New England Underground Music FestVarios Locations Cambridge, MA, .
Amazing Archaeology at Harvard
Archaeology is amazing by itself, but it becomes awesome at Harvard! (it feats a 3D tour of pyramids and tombs of Giza). 10-4pm. Amazing Archaeology at HarvardPeabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA, .
Franklin Park Fall Forest Festival
Explore the park for edible plants, or join the outdoor games. There will be fitness activities for grownups, too. 1-4pm. Franklin Park Fall Forest FestivalFranklin Park,1 Circuit Dr Boston, MA, .
Juvenile Diabetes Walk
Charity walks are outdoors and they’re a nice excuse to walk and help people. Here’s one to help fight diabetes. 10:30am but register earlier. Juvenile Diabetes WalkDCR Hatch Shell Boston, MA, .
Harvest Festival at The Growing Center
Cider making, pumpkin decorating, music, and games. Rain date the next day. 1-4pm. Harvest Festival at The Growing CenterSomerville Community Growing Center Somerville, MA, .
Let’s Talk About Food
There are tons of food festivals and tastings this week, but this one’s got an educational flair. Eat, drink, ask questions, and learn stuff. 10:30am-6pm. Let's Talk About FoodCopley Square Boston, MA, .
Everett Homecoming Parade
One of those events that no one actually describes or provides info for, but is definitely maybe happening. Everett Homecoming Parade Haverhill, MA, .
Street Pianos Kick-Off Party
Someone placed 75 pianos all over Boston, and this is a party to celebrate it! 9pm. Street Pianos Kick-Off PartyThe Galleria Boston, MA, .
Run 10 what? Feed 10 who? Run 10K and provide 10 meals for people in your local area. Sounds cool! RUN10 FEED10Marathon Sports Boston, MA, .
Discover Quincy Day
It’s a wristband that grants you access to multiple historical venues, for a whole day! 10am-4pm. Discover Quincy DayVarious locations Quincy, MA, .
Robots, Wanted
We want robots! They want robots, We all want robots! Come to the Mini Makers Faire and bring your electronic friends too. 3-7pm. Robots, WantedUnion Square Plaza Somerville, MA, .
An Evening With Champions
Figure skating is fun to watch. This event is even better, because it fund raises for a good cause! An Evening With ChampionsHarvard’s Bright Hockey Center Boston, MA, .
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Every step you take at this charity walk will help others fight breast cancer. 8-10am. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer WalkDCR Hatch Shell Boston, MA, .
The Boston Brain Tumor Walk
Here’s another fund raiser walk. But this one has challenges for teams to complete, which add flavor to it. There is no registration fee! 8am. The Boston Brain Tumor WalkDCR Mother’s Rest, Carson Beach Boston, MA, .
Boston Local Food Festival
This event features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more. 11am-5pm. Boston Local Food FestivalThe Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA, .
Back to Hockey @ An Evening with Daniel Paille
If you love Hockey, and you would like to fight (cancer), then this is the event for you! 6-8pm. Back to Hockey @ An Evening with Daniel PailleTresca Boston, MA, .
Evening with your Favorite Authors
It’s your chance to meet your favorite author (given is one of this event’s featured writers). 6pm. Evening with your Favorite AuthorsAmerican Repertory Theater Cambridge, MA, .
Jazzfest Falmouth
Strolling jazz musicians on different places, and a lot more performing at multiple venues. cool! Jazzfest FalmouthVarious Locations Falmouth, MA, .
Mates Leather Weekend
Come meet a bunch of people who happen to love leather, rubber and uniforms. Mates Leather WeekendVarious Locations Provincetown, MA, .
Jazz Stroll at the Museums on the Green
Come to the museum, which is joining this massive stroll around the city. Chroma will be performing! 6:45-8pm. Free and open to all. Jazz Stroll at the Museums on the GreenFalmouth Museums on the Green Falmouth, MA, .
Shaker Village Apple Saturdays
This one has free cider pressing. Too bad their ‘special event’ is an Apple Pie Sale. Shaker Village Apple SaturdaysSabbathday Lake Shaker Village New Gloucester, ME, .
Medway 350th Anniversary Living History
I love living history events. Sadly, there’s not much info about this one. I guess everyone in Medway knows what’s going on. Medway 350th Anniversary Living HistoryDowntown Medway, MA, .
Fall Foliage Festival at East Boston Camps
They have music, a bonfire and games for kids. Not spectacularly fun, but ok. 1-5pm. Fall Foliage Festival at East Boston CampsEast Boston Camps Westford, MA, .
CRC Needham 5K
Lots of 5K races this week. This one helps people with developmental disabilities. 11am. CRC Needham 5KThe Charles River Center Needham, MA, .
Smuttynose Rockfest
It’s a race, followed by an after party with a rock band and food. 8am. Smuttynose RockfestSea Shell complex at Hampton Beach Hampton, NH, .
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Vampires welcome! Not just a garlic festival, it’s an arts festival. It has a Raw Garlic Eating Contest! North Quabbin Garlic and Arts FestivalForsters Farm Orange, MA, .
Festival of the Hills
You had me at ‘Log-splitting contest’. The parade, pancake breakfast, live music, and skillet tossing competition are bonuses. Festival of the HillsTown Center Conway, MA, .
Public Stargazing
When you look at the stars, do they look back at you? Come to public stargazing events, every Friday in September and October! 6pm. Public StargazingFrosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Charlestown, RI, .
Weir River Farm Fall Festival
Enjoy the live music and live livestock. They will have pony rides for kids. 10am-2pm. Weir River Farm Fall FestivalWeir River Farm Hingham, MA, .
National Cranberry Festival, Edaville USA
How come The Cranberries don’t come to the National Cranberry Fest? Does not matter, for we have live music and helicopter rides! National Cranberry Festival, Edaville USAEdaville USA Carver, MA, .
Arts by the Bog at Flax Pond Farms
Basically, this is a craft market. Its comes with the usual music, food and games for kids. 10am-4pm. Arts by the Bog at Flax Pond FarmsFlax Pond Farms Carver, MA, .
New Bedford Open Studios
Walk around town and meet real artists in their private homes and studios, not just vendors. Check out the Whaling Museum while you’re there. New Bedford Open StudiosRopeworks Studio New Bedford, MA, .
NRT Harvest and Crafts Fair
You know a festival is tiny when the highlight is an inflatable course for kids to play at. They have music and vendors. 10am-4pm. NRT Harvest and Crafts FairSheep Pasture Easton, MA, .
Art in the Orchard
This time, there will be an outdoor dance show by Terre Unit Parker. 5pm. Art in the OrchardPark Hill Orchard Easthampton, MA, .
Birthday Trail Race & Mountain Fun Walk
Here’s more walking and running. This one, is just for fun. 10am. Birthday Trail Race & Mountain Fun WalkPeaked Mountain Monson, MA, .
Hopedale Oktoberfest
Awesome! Herbie, the Love Bug, and the original Wells Fargo Stagecoach will be at Oktoberfest in Hopedale! There will be activities for everyone too. 10am-9pm. Hopedale Oktoberfest Hopedale, MA, .
Fall Foliage Festival Parade
This parade is part of a series of events happening from 9/29 to 10/6. 1pm. Visit their website for more info. Fall Foliage Festival ParadeRoute 8 through downtown North Adams, MA, .
Westerly Fall Restaurant Week
15 restaurants offering 3-course specials for 8 days. Nothing much else here. Westerly Fall Restaurant WeekVarious Locations Westerly, RI, .
Festa Italiana
Food, music, panel discussions… all Italian style! they say everyone is Italian during this festival. Festa ItalianaVarious Locations Newport, RI, .
Wake up in the Barnyard
You get to help with farm chores: Hunt for eggs, brush the cows, and turn out the turkeys while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm’s animals so special. 9am. Every Saturday in October. Wake up in the BarnyardCoggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road Bristol, RI, .
Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. It’s truly an amazing show. 6:22pm. WaterfireFrom Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park Providence, RI, .
Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair
Is a harvest festival at a bird sanctuary. There will be food, entertainment, games, crafts, pony rides and more. 10am-5pm. Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest FairNorman Bird Sanctuary Middletown, RI, .
Whoa! It’s 100 different walking tours for you to choose. That’s a lot of walking! WalktoberConnecticut All Over, , .
Pick your own Apples
Fresh apples, anyone? Come to this farm, pick your own and give them a home (that is, your belly). Pick your own ApplesRogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm Southington, CT, .
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Come get your pumpkins, you’re going to need them for Halloween! 9am-5:30pm. Pumpkin Harvest FestivalEllsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm Sharon, CT, .
Lyman Orchard Corn Maze
They say Lady Liberty is at Lyman Orchards. Will you find her, or will you get lost? Lyman Orchard Corn MazeLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
New England Landscape Invitational & The Society of Connecticut Sculptors
Four galleries of landscapes on exhibit at this museum. With an opening party on 10/4. And that’s about it. New England Landscape Invitational & The Society of Connecticut SculptorsLyme Art Association Old Lyme, CT, .
Apple Harvest Festival
Apples! Apples! Come get your fresh apples! Pick your own to bring home. 9am-5:30pm. Apple Harvest FestivalEllsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm Sharon, CT, .
The Curious Alpacas
I’m curious about Alpacas. What are they curious about? Come to this farm and find out! The Curious AlpacasPine Hill Alpaca Farm Sterling, CT, .
Fall Down Festival
An outdoor music festival with an awesome name, two stages and a costume dance party! Fall Down FestivalCamp Farnam Durham, CT, .
The Greater Danbury Irish Festival
Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of Ireland! They will have a music stage, dancing and food for 3 days. The Greater Danbury Irish FestivalGreater Danbury Irish Cultural Center Danbury, CT, .
First Friday, Downtown Putnam with Art Attack
Downtown Putnam becomes THE PLACE to be every first Friday of the month. This time they will have music, and zombies! 6pm. First Friday, Downtown Putnam with Art AttackDowntown Putnam, CT, .
City-wide Open Studios
The talented people of New Haven will leave their doors open during October. It’s your chance to say hi to them! City-wide Open StudiosAll over New Haven, CT, .
Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Picture Making
Is this a walking tour? Is this a fairy tale? It’s BOTH! 2013:. Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Picture MakingFlorence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT, .
Apple Harvest festival
It’s two weekends of music, games, food, contests and fireworks! Apple Harvest festivalTown Green Southington, CT, .
Ansonia Harvest Festival
Whoa! They will have a car show, pumpkin and scarecrow contests, live music and food! 10am. Ansonia Harvest FestivalMain Street Ansonia, CT, .
Fall Festival & Swap Meet
Enjoy multiple displays of antique machinery. Will they let you play with it? Maybe if you ask nicely. Fall Festival & Swap MeetZagray Farm Museum, Rt. 85 Colchester, CT, .
Woodbridge Road Race
This race benefits The Woodbridge Food & Fuel Fund, so you get to help your neighbors! 8am. Woodbridge Road RaceTown Library Woodbridge, CT, .
Fall Festival Tyme at Blue Slope Museum
Farmers do it on a daily basis, but it’s not everyday you get to milk cows or plow with antique tractors! Fall Festival Tyme at Blue Slope MuseumBlue Slope Country Museum Franklin, CT, .
Corvettes at the Village
Mirror mirror on the wall, is my ‘vette’ the fastest of all? Come see more than 250 Corvettes on display! 11am. Corvettes at the VillageOlde Mistick Village Mystic, CT, .
St Andrew’s Society of CT Highland Games Fairgrounds Goshen, CT
Scottish people know how to party! This event has dancing, music, some of which is participatory, sheep herding, and the usual crazy highland games, like throwing large stones. St Andrew's Society of CT Highland Games Fairgrounds Goshen, CTGoshen Fairgrounds, Route 63 Goshen, CT, .
Hay Day
Wagon rides, face painting, and live music. Sounds like mostly for kids, but there are 152 acres for you to explore. 10am-4pm. Hay DayHill-Stead Museum Farmington, CT, .
Walktober: Living Off The Land In Colonial Times
It’s a free tour at the Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. There are many other walking tours, all part of Walktober! Walktober: Living Off The Land In Colonial TimesNathan Hale Homestead Museum Coventry, CT, .
Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta
Row row row your boat, row at the the Riverfront. Come watch, or join any of the categories. Head of the Riverfront Rowing RegattaRiverside Park Hartford, CT, .
‘A Scottish Gathering’ for High Tea
The British are not the only ones who know how to host a fancy tea party! 'A Scottish Gathering' for High TeaAvon Old Farms Hotel Avon, CT, .
New England Atlatl Day and Hammonasset Jamboree
Everyone is allowed to participate in the World Atlatl Championship. Everyone with an Atlatl, that is. (They have music, dancing and much more). New England Atlatl Day and Hammonasset JamboreeHammonasset Beach State Park Madison, CT, .
Bangor Book Festival
Like to read? Are you an aspiring writer? Meet and mingle with the authors who have ‘made it’. Bangor Book FestivalBangor Public Library Bangor, ME, .
Oktoberfest 5K Walk / Run and Kids Fun Run
So basically, you walk and get to meet other people who didn’t want to go to this week’s charity walks. I guess that could be nice. 8:30-11am. Oktoberfest 5K Walk / Run and Kids Fun RunGardiner Common, Dresden Ave Gardiner, ME, .
Living History Days
The Maine Forest & Logging Museum is holding a 1790 re-enactment day. They’ll have wagon rides, blacksmithing and wood working. 10am-4pm. Living History DaysThe Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Government Road Bradley, ME, .
Logging Museum Apple Festival
It’s a small festival with games for kids, beef stew and tofu hot-dogs… Yay? 2013:. Logging Museum Apple FestivalChurch of the Good Shepard, Main St Rangeley, ME, .
Find scarecrow-making and pumpkin carving. There will be live entertainment as well. 10am-5pm. HarvestFestHead of Falls Waterville, ME, .
Stowe Rotary’s Oktoberfest
I like it when people host real celebrations of German culture, like this one with 2 German musical bands, 1 parade and food! Stowe Rotary's OktoberfestMayo Farm Event Fields, Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT, .
Leafpeepers Fly-In
It’s a gathering of people who love to fly! Ask nicely, and they might take you for a ride! 8am-12pm. Leafpeepers Fly-InRutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport Rutland, VT, .
Killington Hay Festival
Holy moley. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Killington Hay FestivalVarious Locations Killington, VT, .
Brattleboro Literary Festival
It’s a FREE festival for those who love reading books and those who write them. READ ON! Brattleboro Literary FestivalDowntown Brattleboro, VT, .
Brandon’s HarvestFest
Come make your own ‘harvest person’ or grab a bite. There will be hay rides for kids. 10am. Brandon's HarvestFestCentral Park Brandon, VT, .
Cambridge Civil War Days
It’s a living history weekend, and you know how much I love these! Mrs. Lincoln will be around all weekend long. Cambridge Civil War DaysVT Rt 15 Cambridge, VT, .
Vermont Foliage Open Studio
Feel bad about missing an open-studio at home? Vermont is hosting them too. Vermont Foliage Open StudioAll Over All Over, , .
Sam Mazza’s Harvest Festival
Radio Personality Charlie Papillo will be your friendly MC for the whole weekend. With lots of pumpkin based food! Sam Mazza's Harvest FestivalSam Mazza’s Colchester, VT, .
Halloween Attractions
 Halloween Attractions – click map above to set region Mon 9/30 Tue 10/1 Wed 10/2 Thu 10/3 Fri 10/4 Sat 10/5 Sun 10/6 Mon 10/7
The Haunted Ship aboard the USS SalemQuincy, MA

7-10pm. After 10pm, only with reservation. Haunted house on a submarine! Also less scary “Family Days” on 10/19, 10/20, 10/16, 10/27. 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. Weekends: 10:30AM to 4:30PM, Mondays & Fridays: 3PM to 4:45PM, Thursdays: 12:30PM to 4:45PM.
10 Pleasant St., 781-862-3900. more
Hanson’s Farm Haunted Farm & HayrideFramingham, MA

Fri & Sat, 7-10pm.
20 Nixon Rd, 508-877-3058. more
Witch Mansion Haunted HouseSalem, MA

Open daily at 11am. Extended hours during October.
Museum Place Mall, 2 East India Square, 978-825-1300. more
Count Orlok’s Nightmare GallerySalem, MA

Daily 10am-6pm. Special happenings from 10/11 to 10/13.
285 Derby Street, 978-740-0500. more
Monster Mini-GolfDanvers, MA

Tue-Thur 12pm-9pm , Friday: 12pm-10pm Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-8pm.
10 Newbury St, 978-762-4800. more
Haunted Harbor CruiseSalem, MA

90 minute cruise with spooky stories. 1pm, 3pm, 5pm.
Pickering Wharf, 978-825-0001. more
Connors Farm Haunted CornfieldDanvers, MA

Dark to 11pm.
30 Valley Road, 978-777-1245. more
Haunted Movie Series on Salem CommonSalem, MA

Outdoor movies! Bring a blanket. 6:30pm. Free!
Salem Common more 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’s WoodsWestford, MA

Haunted house. 6:30-10:30pm. Hayrides at 7:00pm.
Nashoba Ski, 978-692-3033. more
Barrett’s Haunted MansionAbington, MA

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 pm. Monday-Thursday 6:30 pm Blackout events on 10/16 and 10/22.
1235 Bedford St, 781-871-4573. 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
Asylum of HorrorFall River, MA

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

Haunted house. 6:30pm, last tickets sold 10pm. Rain or shine. Walking tours start at 7pm.
28 Precinct Street, 508-923-0053. more
Spooky Acres Haunted HayrideMillbury, MA

7-10pm. Haunted Hayride.
23 Herricks Lane, 774-276-2241 or 508-865-5061. more
Fright Fest at Six Flags New EnglandAgawam, MA

Haunted house as part of largest amusement park in New England. Sat-Sun 12-10pm, Sun 12-9pm, Fri 6-11pm.
1623 Main Street, 413-786-9300. more
Echo Hill Orchards Haunted HayridesMonson, MA

6:30pm thru 9pm or 10pm. Somewhat kid-friendly. Not super spooky.
101 Wilbraham Road, 413-267-3303. more
Haunted Hay Rides at McCray’s FarmSouth Hadley, MA

Hayrides: 7pm. Animal farm, ice cream, & mini-golf.
55 Alvord Street, 413-533-0775. more
Fright Tours at Edith Wharton’s The MountLenox, MA

Fridays at 5:45pm and 7pm. Bring a flashlight. Partly outdoors.
2 Plunkett St, 413-551-5111. 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
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
Halloween KidsFestEast Falmouth, MA

It’s not a haunted house anymore. They have Hallowwen related events, though.
Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, 508-527-0189. more
Harvest of HorrorsEast Falmouth, MA

Not a haunted house anymore. It’s hay rides now. 6:30-9pm. $10.
Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, 508-563-3378. more
Haunted LabyrinthCranston, RI

Open 7:00pm until the last person screams. Admission: $10.00.
Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, 804 Dyer Avenue, 401-942-6571 or 401-943-8686. more
Haunted Hill at Diamond Hill State ParkCumberland, RI

Fri & Sat 7-10pm. Sun 7-9pm.
4097 Diamond Hill, 401-728-2400 or 401-334-9996. more
Scary AcresHope, RI

Haunted corn field maze at a local farm. Friday-Sunday, dusk to 10pm.
Confreda’s Greenhouses and Farm, 2150 Scituate Av, 401-827-5000. more
Trails to TerrorWakefield, RI

Haunted hayride and forest trail. Ticket sales 6:30-10pm.
4235 Tower Hill Rd (Rt 1), 401-792-8188. more
Field of ScreamsWest Greenwich, RI

Thursday & Sunday: 6:30PM – 9:00PM Friday & Saturday: 6:30PM – 10:00PM. 3 attractions. Website coupon. Outdoors, call if bad weather.
179 Plain Meeting House Road, 401-884-7369. more
Bates Haunted MotelWesterly, RI

6:30-9:30pm. Some days until 10:30pm.
149 Atlantic Avenue, 401-596-5616. 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. They stay open for 1 extra hour on Saturdays.
1000 Elmwood Avenue, 401-785-3510. more
Daggett Farm Haunted TunnelPawtucket, RI

Fri-Sat, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Slater Park, 401 Newport Avenue, 401-728-0500 x252. more
Fright KingdomNashua, NH

Haunted woods walk. Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight. Sun 7-10pm.
12 Simon Street 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
Morbid MountainGilford, NH

Haunted Houses at the grounds of ski area Gunstock Mountain. 7-10:30pm. Morbid 5k Race on 10/13 at 8am.
719 Cherry Valley Road, 603-293-4341 x164. 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. 9/28 – 10/12 6-11pm, Then 6/10pm.
272 Exter Road, 603-679-1666. more
Ghoullog Halloween Haunted Chairlift RideNorth Conway, NH

Board the ski lift for a Halloween experience on the ride up and on the peak! 6:30-11pm.
1 Skimobile Rd, 603-356-5544. more
Canobie Lake ScreeemfestSalem, NH

Canobie Lake Park is the 2nd biggest amusement park in New England, and while its attractions are bad (Merriment: C+, Dead Shed C, The Village C, Cannibal Lake C-, Demons of Darkness D), being at a giant carnival at night is glorious, thus the “A”! Fri, Sat to 11pm. Lines close before the park closes. So come early. They have this great innovation where you can buy a $5 “glowing charm” for your kids and the actors playing the monsters know to not be so scary.
85 North Policy Street, 603-893-3506 or 617-653-5959. 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 Corn MazeCoventry, CT

7-9pm. Last tour leaves at 8:30 p.m. Not recommended for small children. Sunday serves as a rain date. $8 person, $25 family.
Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South St, 860-742-6917. more
Haunted Isle at the Shore Line TrolleyEast Haven, CT

7-10pm. Last ride leaves at 10pm. Trolley carries you through haunted woods.
17 River St, 203-467-6927. 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
Halloween Hay Bale TheaterDanbury, CT

5:45pm. Movie starts at 6pm.
Stew Leonard’s Danbury Store, 99 Federal Road, 203.790.8030. 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
Dark ManorBaltic, CT

Thu-Sat 6:30pm-12am, Sun 6:30pm-11pm. Matinees 10/14, 10/19, 10/25.
25 Main St, 860-822-TOMB. more
The Haunted GraveyardBristol, CT

Multiple scenarios (including a graveyard!) Fri, Sat & Sun 5pm to unknown.
Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Avenue, 860-583-3300. more
Rails to the DarksideEast Windsor, CT

Haunted trolley ride. 7-9:30pm.
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Rd, 860-627-6540. more
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at the Mark Twain HouseHartford, CT

Haunted tours of the Mark Twain Museum at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Reserve well in advance.
351 Farmington Avenue, 860-247-0998. more
Haunted Hay Rides at Fairview Tree FarmShelton, CT

484 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, 203-944-9090. 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
The Gauntlet Night RideMechanic Falls, ME

Dusk to 11pm.
125 Pigeon Hill Rd, 207-998-3259. more
Haunted Grandview ManorSanford, ME

7-9pm. Kids non-scary night Oct 25.
13 Grandview Ave more
Haunted Woods WalkPresque Isle, ME

Opens at 6pm. Call for details.
Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Rd, 207 764-6561. more
Destination HauntLebanon, ME

Cemetery, trail, and two buildings. Time varies. Check their calendar.
249 Lord Rd, 207-351-5443. more
Dead North at The Great Vermont Corn MazeDanville, VT

Wagon ride, corn maze, and 3 haunted buildings. 7:30pm.
, 802-748-1399. more
Headless HorsemanUlster Park, NY

Haunted house. Outside New England but a “Top Ten in USA” haunted house according to the industry magazine.
778 Broadway, Route 9W more
Cornfield Mazes
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Fort Hill Farms Corn Maze AdventureThompson, CT

8/9-10/31 11am-9pm daily. Last ticket sold 7:30pm, BYO flashlights for night time hunts!
260 Quaddick Road, 860-923-3439. more
Davis MegaMazeSterling, MA

8/8-11/10 (weather permitting) Thurs-Sun. 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! Flashlight Maze Fridays and Sat starting 9/13.
145 Redstone Hill, 978-422-8888. more
Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn MazePortsmouth, RI

8/23-9/2 Everyday, Fri 3:30pm-dusk,Sat 10am-dusk, sun 11am-dusk until 11/3.
251 Middle Road, 401-683-1444 or manager @401-864-1064. more more
Schartner Farms Corn MazeBolton, MA

Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. Daytimes only.
211 West Berlin Road, 978-779-0212. more
Hathaway Farm Corn MazeRutland, VT

Largest in VT. 2013: Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-9pm. Nights aren’t “haunted”. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
741 Prospect Hill Road, 802.775.2624. more
West End Creamery Corn MazeWhitinsville, MA

12am-6pm No nights.
481 Purgatory Road, 508-234-2022. more
Mike’s Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA

10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm.
South Main Street, 413-665-8331. more
Beans & Greens Farm Corn MazeGilford, NH

9am-6pm They stay open until the end of the year! Night mazes are not confirmed yet.
245 Intervale Road, 603-293-2853. more
Moulton Farm Corn MazeMeredith, NH

Daily 8am-6pm. No nights. $6. Trivia questions in the maze.
18 Quarry Road, 603-279-3915. more
Buttonwood Farm Corn MazeGriswold, CT

2013: Fri 3pm-dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-dusk thru 10/27. Some nights but you have to call to confirm. 860-608-9530.
471 Shetucket Turnpike, 860-376-4081. more
Spookfest at Hayes Corn MazeNorth Granby, CT

Fridays 4:00 – 9:00pm, Saturdays 12:00 – 9:00pm, Sundays 12:00 – 6:00pm. Holidays 12:00 – 4:00pm.
Hayes Dairy, 151 East St, 860-653-4157. more
Preston Farm Corn MazePreston, CT

Mon-Fri 3pm-Dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-Dusk. Night MAze in OCtober til 9pm.
92 Route 2, 860-886-MAZE. more
Plasko’s Farm Corn MazeTrumbull, CT

Daily 9am-6pm, Reservations by school groups during weekdays. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
670 Daniels Farm Rd, 203-268-2716. more
Lake Knoll Farm Corn MazeAlton, NH

2013 Weekends Only 11am-5pm. Fridays open only for groups with reservation.
55 Prospect Mountain Rd, 603.776.4830. more
Trombley Gardens Corn MazeMilford, NH

2013: Open daily 9am 6pm. Night mazes during all of October. 9:30pm.
150 North River Road, 603-620-5785. more
Foster Family Farm Corn MazeSouth Windsor, CT

9/14-10/31 Sep weekends, then weekdays during October.10am-6pm Night begins 9/20 Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm. Last ticket 9pm. Bring a flashlight.
90 Foster Street, 860-648-9366. more
Thunder Farm Road Corn MazeCorinna, ME

Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Ends 10/27/2013 Thr and Fr are for gropu reservations.
185 Newport Rd. Rt. 7/11, 207-278-3708. more
Pumpkin Land at Harvest Hill FarmsMechanic Falls, ME

Weekends 10am-6pm. Night Maze opens Friday Night October 4th. Last Ticket Sold at 9:30pm for Night Maze.
125 Pigeon Hill Rd, 207-998-3259. more
Gaines Farm Haunted Hayride and Haunted MazeGuilford, VT

Daytime Maze Sat, Sun 11am-5pm; Twilight Maze (non-scary) $7 Sat evenings 9/14-10/5; Haunted Maze $8, 6:30-10PM. Haunted hayride after 10/11.
6343 Coolidge Hwy, 802-257-0409. more
Fair Weather Acres Corn MazeRocky Hill, CT

Fridays 2-6 pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30pm.
Fair Weather Acres, 1146 Cromwell Ave, 860-529-6755. more
Castle Hill Farm Corn MazeFairfield, CT

Corn Maze: 9/21, 9/22, 9/28 & 9/29. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze: October 4th to 31st, Weekends: 10am to 6pm, Week Days: 1pm to 5pm.
Castle Hill, 25 Sugar Lane, 203-426-5487. more
Scantic Valley Farm Corn MazeSomers, CT

327 Ninth District Rd, 860-749-3286. more
Sandy River Farms Corn MazeFarmington, ME

10am-4pm. The Corn Maize will cost $8.00 for adults and children over age 10 and $4.00 for children younger than 10. Children under 3 will be free. Fee includes hayrides and petting zoo.
560 Farmington Falls Rd, 207-778-3835. more
Corn Maze at Hanson’s FarmFramingham, MA

Open 9:00am- 6:00pm 7 Days a week from July to November.
20 Nixon Rd, 508.877.3058. more
Kimball Farm Haunted MazeHaverhill, MA

Daily 10am-7pm. Moon Nights 7-10pm. Haunted Maze (10/4-11/2) 7-10pm.
780 East Broadway, 978-521-3990. more
Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream StandHopkinton, NH

Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights.
107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828. more
The Great Vermont Corn MazeDanville, VT

2013:Everyday in Aug 10-5pm,Sept-Oct 20 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Haunted nightsOct 4,5,11,12, starting 7:30pm.
1404 Wheelock Road, 802-748-1399. more
Coppal House Farm Night MazeLee, NH

8/24 & 25: 10 am to 5 pm. 8/31 9/1: 10 am to 5 pm. 9/2 10 am to 5pm. September: Wed-Fr 12pm to 5pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5pm. October: All week. Mo-Fr 12 pm to 5 pm. Sat-Sun 10 am to 5 pm. 9/21 , 10/12 & 10/25 6pm to 8 pm.
118 North River Road (Route 155), 603.659.3572. more
Sauchuk Farm Corn MazePlympton, MA

Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. 10/10 & 10/14 10am to 6pm. 10/19 & 10/26 6pm to 9pm.
234 Center Street, 781-585-1522. more
Maze Massacre at Sherman FarmConway, NH

Corn Maze 10am-5pm. Haunted nights 7-9pm.
2679 East Conway Road, 603-939-2412. more
Ekonk Hill Corn MazeSterling, CT

Sept-Oct Fri 3pm-dusk; Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am-dusk, Columbus Day 11am – dusk.
227 Ekonk Hill Rd, 860-564-0248. more
Sam Mazza’s Corn MazeColchester, VT

9/2-10/31, Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-5pm.
277 Lavigne Road, 802-655-3440. more
Marini Farm Corn Maze Flashlight NightsIpswich, MA

9/7-11/2 Mon, Thu, Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun, holidays 10am-6pm. Fri, sat starting 9/20 bring a flashlight, 6-10pm.
259 Linebrook Rd, 978 471-9203. more
Zack’s Corn Maze Flashlight TagYork, ME

9/14-10/31 Fri-Sun 11-6pm. Starting 10/5 Nights 7-10pm. Play flashlight tag!
7 Colby Turner Rd, 207-475-7857. more
Pumpkin Valley Farm Corn MazeDayton, ME

9/21-11/2 Sat-Sun, plus Columbus Day (10/14) 10am-6pm. Last ticket sold 5pm.
Union Falls Rd, 207-929-4545. more
Connors Farm MazeDanvers, MA

Daily 9/7 – 11/3.
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35), 978-777-1245. more
Haunted Cornfield at Connors Farm Corn MazeDanvers, MA

10/4-11/2 Fri, Sat plus Sun 10/13, Thurs 10/31. Dark-11pm.
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35), 978-777-1245. more
Haunted Corn Maze at Nathan Hale HomesteadCoventry, CT

9/27,9/28, 10/4, 10/5 7-9pm.
2299 South St, 860-742-6917. more