It’s viva, it’s alive! This performance involves a one-man-opera. 8pm. I have two tickets to this. Email email@example.com to win! TSAI Performance CenterBoston, MA, .more
Win: Canobie Lake Screemfest
One of the most popular Halloween attractions in Salem! Guess what? I have tix for this! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to win! Canobie Lake ParkSalem, NH, –.more
Win: King Richard’s Faire
Oh yea! I’m giving away 2 more pairs of tickets this week to @KRFaire Renaissance faire. Email email@example.com! Carver, MA, –.more
Events 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
Events 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
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Mention my website to friends and get my 2013 New England Guide, with 1,200 off-beat destinations including dinosaur footprints, zoos, ziplines, where to go stargazing, and where to find an indoor water park in December! All Over, , –.more
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! All Over, , –.more
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. Various LocationsNorth Adams, MA, –.more
Lakeville Arts & Music Festival
Find a FREE day of community, art, and music at the annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival! 10am-4pm. Junctions of Routes 105 & 18 and Precinct StreetLakeville, MA, .more
Street Theater Festival
A whole month of street performances by the best entertainers in Boston. Worth checking it more than once, they say. Fanueil Hall MarketplaceBoston, MA, –.more
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. Various LocationsRoxbury, MA, –.more
Cambridgeport History Day
You will find re-enactors, scavenger hunts and more! This time, they focus on the war of 1812. 12-7pm. Dana ParkCambridge, MA, .more
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. Boston Children’s MuseumBoston, MA, .more
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. Kresge Oval at MITCambridge, MA, .more
Maria, la llave! This is a whole day of Italian cars at this great auto museum. 10am-2pm. Larz Anderson Auto MuseumBrookline, MA, .more
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. Adams Park, Washington StreetRoslindale, MA, .more
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! All overLowell, MA, –.more
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 National ParkMt Desert, ME, –.more
More than 100 vendors for the adults, and a trackless train ride for the kids. 9am to 3:30 pm. No fireworks this year. Nason Street, and much of Main StreetMaynard, MA, .more
Battle Road Trail Walk
It’s a guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail. Minute Man Visitor CenterLincoln, MA, .more
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. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery CenterConcord, NH, .more
Ferret Awareness Day
Oh, it’s activities for ferrets and people. They usually have tube races and a costume contest. 11am-3pm. Londonderry Lions ClubLondonderry, NH, .more
Gay Wedding Expo
Talk about FABULOUS! A gay wedding expo to both celebrate marriage equality and learn about wedding resources. 12:30-3:30pm. Radisson Hotel NashuaNashua, NH, .more
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, MA, –.more
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. Seagrave Memorial ObservatoryNorth Scituate, RI, –.more
John Manjiro Festival
This event has Japanese & American music & food. Also: Tours of the Manjiro Trail. Historic center of FairhavenFairhaven, MA, –.more
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. Heart-o-the-Mart, Rt 20Brimfield, MA, .more
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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). All Over, , –.more
It’s oriented to kids mostly, but everyone can ride the trolley and pick their favorite pumpkin, right? Connecticut Trolley MuseumEast Windsor, CT, –.more
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. Connecticut Trolley MuseumEast Windsor, CT, –.more
These guys have organized multiple cool events, like the Pumpkin Regatta. They also have pumpkin catapults! Various LocationsDamariscotta, ME, –.more
Return of the Pumpking People
Who are the Pumpkin People? Why are they back? I’m scared! All overJackson, NH, –.more
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! All overSalem, MA, –.more
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. Shetland Park to Salem CommonSalem, MA, .more
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. Connors FarmDanvers, MA, .more
Haunted Movies on Salem Common
Halloween is made for movies, especially outdoors where it’s spooky! Casper the Friendly Ghost. Free! 6:30pm. Salem CommonSalem, MA, .more
Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair
This is a craft fair, but it is ‘haunted.’ There will be more than 100 vendors. Essex Street Pedestrian MallSalem, MA, .more
Dogs on the Docks
It’s a costume dog parade and competition. Everyone has fun at this, especially dogs. 1-3pm. Connecticut River MuseumEssex, CT, .more
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! Norwich, CT, –.more
Oh, a haunted ride on a trolley. They keep the prices form past years! Check their site for the full schedule. The Shore Line Trolley MuseumEast Haven, CT, –.more
You will find 3 different haunted attractions. Choose yours, and try not to scream! Gustock Mountain ResortGilford, NH, –.more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to win! North Shore Music TheatreBeverly, MA, –.more
It’s a 3-course dinner, served with a multilingual theatre performance. Would you like your combo with extra cheese? Restaurant LauraDorchester, MA, –.more
Out of the Jungle
It’s a mixture of Indian and jazz music, performed by the Jungle Book Orchestra. 8pm. Johnny D’s Uptown, at 17 Holland StreetSomerville, MA, .more
Pick You Own Apples – Where to Go
Somehow I found this list of apple picking locations in Massachusetts. My favorite? Davis Farmland. All Over, , –.more
Find a bowling center and let the experts teach you their secrets. It’s FREE! All Over, , –.more
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. All Over, , .more
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. Berkshire Botanical GardenWest Stockbridge, MA, –.more
Boston Fashion Week
Get your Zoolander on at the Boston Fashion Week, which in true Zoolander logic is actually 9 days. Various LocationsBoston, MA, –.more
Play Me, I’m yours
So what are those pianos doing there, sitting all around Boston? Waiting for you to play them! All overBoston, MA, –.more
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! All overBoston, MA, –.more
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. Pandemonium Books & GamesCambridge, MA, .more
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. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA, .more
Runway for Recovery
A fashion show, that also fights breast cancer? I’m in! 7-10pm. The Revere Hotel, Space 57Boston, MA, .more
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 SquareCambridge, MA, –.more
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! Varios LocationsCambridge, MA, –.more
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. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue,Cambridge, MA, .more
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,1 Circuit DrBoston, MA, .more
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. DCR Hatch ShellBoston, MA, .more
Harvest Festival at The Growing Center
Cider making, pumpkin decorating, music, and games. Rain date the next day. 1-4pm. Somerville Community Growing CenterSomerville, MA, .more
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. Copley SquareBoston, MA, .more
Everett Homecoming Parade
One of those events that no one actually describes or provides info for, but is definitely maybe happening. Haverhill, MA, .more
Street Pianos Kick-Off Party
Someone placed 75 pianos all over Boston, and this is a party to celebrate it! 9pm. The GalleriaBoston, MA, .more
Run 10 what? Feed 10 who? Run 10K and provide 10 meals for people in your local area. Sounds cool! Marathon SportsBoston, MA, .more
Discover Quincy Day
It’s a wristband that grants you access to multiple historical venues, for a whole day! 10am-4pm. Various locationsQuincy, MA, .more
We want robots! They want robots, We all want robots! Come to the Mini Makers Faire and bring your electronic friends too. 3-7pm. Union Square PlazaSomerville, MA, .more
An Evening With Champions
Figure skating is fun to watch. This event is even better, because it fund raises for a good cause! Harvard’s Bright Hockey CenterBoston, MA, –.more
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Every step you take at this charity walk will help others fight breast cancer. 8-10am. DCR Hatch ShellBoston, MA, .more
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. DCR Mother’s Rest, Carson BeachBoston, MA, .more
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. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic AvenueBoston, MA, .more
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. TrescaBoston, MA, .more
Evening with your Favorite Authors
It’s your chance to meet your favorite author (given is one of this event’s featured writers). 6pm. American Repertory TheaterCambridge, MA, .more
Strolling jazz musicians on different places, and a lot more performing at multiple venues. cool! Various LocationsFalmouth, MA, –.more
Mates Leather Weekend
Come meet a bunch of people who happen to love leather, rubber and uniforms. Various LocationsProvincetown, MA, –.more
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. Falmouth Museums on the GreenFalmouth, MA, .more
Shaker Village Apple Saturdays
This one has free cider pressing. Too bad their ‘special event’ is an Apple Pie Sale. Sabbathday Lake Shaker VillageNew Gloucester, ME, –.more
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. DowntownMedway, MA, –.more
Fall Foliage Festival at East Boston Camps
They have music, a bonfire and games for kids. Not spectacularly fun, but ok. 1-5pm. East Boston CampsWestford, MA, .more
CRC Needham 5K
Lots of 5K races this week. This one helps people with developmental disabilities. 11am. The Charles River CenterNeedham, MA, .more
It’s a race, followed by an after party with a rock band and food. 8am. Sea Shell complex at Hampton BeachHampton, NH, .more
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! Forsters FarmOrange, MA, –.more
Festival of the Hills
You had me at ‘Log-splitting contest’. The parade, pancake breakfast, live music, and skillet tossing competition are bonuses. Town CenterConway, MA, .more
When you look at the stars, do they look back at you? Come to public stargazing events, every Friday in September and October! 6pm. Frosty Drew Nature Center & ObservatoryCharlestown, RI, –.more
Weir River Farm Fall Festival
Enjoy the live music and live livestock. They will have pony rides for kids. 10am-2pm. Weir River FarmHingham, MA, .more
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! Edaville USACarver, MA, –.more
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. Flax Pond FarmsCarver, MA, .more
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. Ropeworks StudioNew Bedford, MA, –.more
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. Sheep PastureEaston, MA, .more
Art in the Orchard
This time, there will be an outdoor dance show by Terre Unit Parker. 5pm. Park Hill OrchardEasthampton, MA, .more
Birthday Trail Race & Mountain Fun Walk
Here’s more walking and running. This one, is just for fun. 10am. Peaked MountainMonson, MA, .more
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, MA, .more
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. Route 8 through downtownNorth Adams, MA, .more
Westerly Fall Restaurant Week
15 restaurants offering 3-course specials for 8 days. Nothing much else here. Various LocationsWesterly, RI, –.more
Food, music, panel discussions… all Italian style! they say everyone is Italian during this festival. Various LocationsNewport, RI, –.more
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. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash RoadBristol, RI, –.more
Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. It’s truly an amazing show. 6:22pm. From Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street ParkProvidence, RI, .more
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 SanctuaryMiddletown, RI, –.more
Whoa! It’s 100 different walking tours for you to choose. That’s a lot of walking! ConnecticutAll Over, , –.more
Pick your own Apples
Fresh apples, anyone? Come to this farm, pick your own and give them a home (that is, your belly). Rogers Orchards Sunnymount FarmSouthington, CT, –.more
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Come get your pumpkins, you’re going to need them for Halloween! 9am-5:30pm. Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry FarmSharon, CT, –.more
Lyman Orchard Corn Maze
They say Lady Liberty is at Lyman Orchards. Will you find her, or will you get lost? Lyman OrchardsMiddlefield, CT, –.more
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. Lyme Art AssociationOld Lyme, CT, –.more
Apple Harvest Festival
Apples! Apples! Come get your fresh apples! Pick your own to bring home. 9am-5:30pm. Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry FarmSharon, CT, –.more
The Curious Alpacas
I’m curious about Alpacas. What are they curious about? Come to this farm and find out! Pine Hill Alpaca FarmSterling, CT, –.more
Fall Down Festival
An outdoor music festival with an awesome name, two stages and a costume dance party! Camp FarnamDurham, CT, –.more
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. Greater Danbury Irish Cultural CenterDanbury, CT, –.more
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. DowntownPutnam, CT, .more
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! All overNew Haven, CT, –.more
Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Picture Making
Is this a walking tour? Is this a fairy tale? It’s BOTH! 2013:. Florence Griswold MuseumOld Lyme, CT, –.more
Apple Harvest festival
It’s two weekends of music, games, food, contests and fireworks! Town GreenSouthington, CT, –.more
Ansonia Harvest Festival
Whoa! They will have a car show, pumpkin and scarecrow contests, live music and food! 10am. Main StreetAnsonia, CT, .more
Fall Festival & Swap Meet
Enjoy multiple displays of antique machinery. Will they let you play with it? Maybe if you ask nicely. Zagray Farm Museum, Rt. 85Colchester, CT, –.more
Woodbridge Road Race
This race benefits The Woodbridge Food & Fuel Fund, so you get to help your neighbors! 8am. Town LibraryWoodbridge, CT, .more
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! Blue Slope Country MuseumFranklin, CT, –.more
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. Olde Mistick VillageMystic, CT, .more
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. Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63Goshen, CT, .more
Wagon rides, face painting, and live music. Sounds like mostly for kids, but there are 152 acres for you to explore. 10am-4pm. Hill-Stead MuseumFarmington, CT, .more
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! Nathan Hale Homestead MuseumCoventry, CT, .more
Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta
Row row row your boat, row at the the Riverfront. Come watch, or join any of the categories. Riverside ParkHartford, CT, .more
‘A Scottish Gathering’ for High Tea
The British are not the only ones who know how to host a fancy tea party! Avon Old Farms HotelAvon, CT, .more
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). Hammonasset Beach State ParkMadison, CT, –.more
Bangor Book Festival
Like to read? Are you an aspiring writer? Meet and mingle with the authors who have ‘made it’. Bangor Public LibraryBangor, ME, –.more
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. Gardiner Common, Dresden AveGardiner, ME, .more
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. The Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Government RoadBradley, ME, –.more
Logging Museum Apple Festival
It’s a small festival with games for kids, beef stew and tofu hot-dogs… Yay? 2013:. Church of the Good Shepard, Main StRangeley, ME, .more
Find scarecrow-making and pumpkin carving. There will be live entertainment as well. 10am-5pm. Head of FallsWaterville, ME, .more
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! Mayo Farm Event Fields, Weeks Hill RoadStowe, VT, –.more
It’s a gathering of people who love to fly! Ask nicely, and they might take you for a ride! 8am-12pm. Rutland Southern Vermont Regional AirportRutland, VT, .more
Killington Hay Festival
Holy moley. They make sculptures out of hay bales and PAINT them! Various LocationsKillington, VT, –.more
Brattleboro Literary Festival
It’s a FREE festival for those who love reading books and those who write them. READ ON! DowntownBrattleboro, VT, –.more
Come make your own ‘harvest person’ or grab a bite. There will be hay rides for kids. 10am. Central ParkBrandon, VT, .more
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. VT Rt 15Cambridge, VT, –.more
Vermont Foliage Open Studio
Feel bad about missing an open-studio at home? Vermont is hosting them too. All OverAll Over, , –.more
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’sColchester, VT, –.more
Halloween Attractions – click map above to set region
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.
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.
Hanson’s Farm Haunted Farm & HayrideFramingham, MA
Fri & Sat, 7-10pm. 20 Nixon Rd, 508-877-3058.
Witch Mansion Haunted HouseSalem, MA
Open daily at 11am. Extended hours during October. Museum Place Mall, 2 East India Square, 978-825-1300.
Count Orlok’s Nightmare GallerySalem, MA
Daily 10am-6pm. Special happenings from 10/11 to 10/13. 285 Derby Street, 978-740-0500.
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.
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.
Pumpkintown USAEast Hampton, CT
Hayride through “town” of pumpkin dioramas, Daily,10am-5pm. Looks small but adorable. 93 East High Street, 860-267-0143.
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.
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.
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.
Halloween Hay Bale TheaterDanbury, CT
5:45pm. Movie starts at 6pm. Stew Leonard’s Danbury Store, 99 Federal Road, 203.790.8030.
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.
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.
The Haunted GraveyardBristol, CT
Multiple scenarios (including a graveyard!) Fri, Sat & Sun 5pm to unknown. Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Avenue, 860-583-3300.
Haunted house. Outside New England but a “Top Ten in USA” haunted house according to the industry magazine. 778 Broadway, Route 9W
Cornfield Mazes (Day/Night/Both) – click map above to set region
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.
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.
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.
Schartner Farms Corn MazeBolton, MA
Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. Daytimes only. 211 West Berlin Road, 978-779-0212.
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.
West End Creamery Corn MazeWhitinsville, MA
12am-6pm No nights. 481 Purgatory Road, 508-234-2022.
Mike’s Maze at Warner FarmSunderland, MA
10am-5pm. Last ticket sold at 5pm. South Main Street, 413-665-8331.
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.
Moulton Farm Corn MazeMeredith, NH
Daily 8am-6pm. No nights. $6. Trivia questions in the maze. 18 Quarry Road, 603-279-3915.
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.
Mon-Fri 3pm-Dusk, Sat-Sun 10am-Dusk. Night MAze in OCtober til 9pm. 92 Route 2, 860-886-MAZE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scantic Valley Farm Corn MazeSomers, CT
11am-dusk. 327 Ninth District Rd, 860-749-3286.
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.
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.
Daily 11am-dusk. 8/1-10/31. No nights. 107 Beech Hill Road, 603-223-0828.
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.
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.
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.