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Wow! I have really gone ALL OUT for this Halloween season. Without a doubt, this is the most comprehensive and generally awesome Halloween list that anyone has ever built in New England. Please do me a favor for all the hard work and make your friends subscribe.

It’s a list that’s really too big to read everything, so click on nearby regions to see just the events that are close to you. Also, you guys know that I put the best stuff up top, right? I try to prioritize everything from most awesome to least but still worth a mention.

Anyway, you really must click through to see the whole list. (You should be doing that every week, but this week’s special.

Check this space for our Australian Pink Floyd interview on Tuesday, Oct 25.And please don’t spend Halloween in a bar. You know when you can go to a bar? ANY NIGHT OF THE YEAR. So please do something awesome, maybe outdoorsy, that is more creative than just getting buzzed.

I hope you are having an awesome week. Now get out there and do something fun!


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This week’s top items are below, or see the complete Boston Events Insider.

Davis MegaMaze Halloween Fright Nights – ticket giveaway Worcester

Thu 8/11 – Sun 11/13
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

This is my favorite cornfield maze PLUS it comes with actors playing monsters for Halloween! I still have tickets to give away (for the daytime maze only, but days you’ll also find a petting zoo, hay rides, apple picking!). Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com to win. 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA.

Canobie Lake Park Oktoberfest & Screeeemfest – tix giveaway New Hampshire

Fri 9/30 – Sun 10/30
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

This is the last week for my favorite amusement park, with 3 haunted attractions and tribute bands doing Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kiss. I have tickets to give away! Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com. Salem, NH.

Slumber Party Seance: tix giveaway Boston Metro

Thu 10/27 – Fri 10/28
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Club Oberon has the best arty hipster events, and this one starts out as a slumber party but suddenly there’s burlesque, Halloween antics, and a just-for-fun (not paranormal idiots, I asked) seance. 7:30pm. It is Rogue Burlesque’s biggest show of the year, they say, “with spooky games, boobies aplenty, and a rousing pillow fight finale.” I have a pair of tickets for each night. Email johnny@eventsinsider.com to win! Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA.

The Divine Sister – tix giveaway – our review Boston Metro

Fri 10/21 – Sat 11/19
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

The Divine Sisters is a comedy by a LGBT-friendly and cross-dressing friendly cast that says, “We hate the typical nun’s tough position on gay rights, but love their habits!” I have two pairs of tickets to give away for the show Saturday, 10/29 at 4pm. Click for my review (posted Monday eve, Oct 24)! 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA.

Buddy Cop 2 – tix giveaway Boston Metro

Thu 10/20 – Sun 11/6
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

This play has the most awesome title ever. It’s a comedy about citizen police in a small town. And I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for Friday Oct 28 at 8pm! After the show you get a free drink at their piano bar. Email johnny@eventsinsider.com. The Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham, MA.

Legally Blonde: The Musical – tix giveaway North Shore

Tue 11/1 – Sun 11/13
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

You’ve seen the movie. Now see it revised and set to music! It’s proof (if we needed it) that beautiful, bubbly blondes who get ALL the attention can also be excellent lawyers! I have 2 pairs to give away for each of the 2 Fridays of this run. Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com. 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA.(978) 232-7200.

Revere Family Fright Night Boston Metro

Sun 10/30
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Below you’ll find nearly 200 Halloween events this week (including haunted cornfield mazes and permanent haunted attractions). I’m listing this one in Revere first because it’s so close to Boston, and comes with a parade (at 4:30pm) from City Hall to a party (5-7pm) at the Harry Della Russo Stadium. It’s free! Bring a costume! Revere, MA.

Steampunk Form & Function II Exhibit Opening Boston Metro

Mon 10/31
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Now here’s something REALLY creative that’s right on public transit. The museum behind International Steampunk City is bringing in a WHOLE NEW steampunk exhibit, and holding a Halloween opening reception that turns the place into a haunted house! They’ll have a costume contest and “steam powered monsters”! 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Charles River Museum of Industry, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA.781-893 5410.

Haunting Hawthorne Metro West

Wed 10/26
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of New England’s most famous writers, and my favorite re-enactor will read his spooky stories and take questions. It’s free and a very rare event, a true gem of re-enactments. How often do you get a chance to “speak with the dead”, so to speak? What a fun way to learn some history! 7pm. The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.978-318-7825.

Haunted Higgins Worcester

Sat 10/29
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

Unlike the Somerville Armory, the Higgins Armory has armor in it, and it’s worth visiting anytime. But this Saturday, come in costume and go trick or treating (adults or kids), participate in a costume contest and hear spooky storytelling. OoooO! 11am-3pm. 100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA.


And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:

Things That Go Bump in the Night & Trail of Terror at Sturbridge Village
Haunted Salem Village
Ghosts on the Banke
Halloween Iron Pour at the Steel Yard
H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour
Hoot & Howl Night – BBQ at Wolf Hollow
NERF Night: Halloween Zombie
MIT Pumpkin Drop
Dia de los Muertos
Woburn Annual Halloween Parade
Friends of the Old Burying Ground Halloween
Halloween Bike Ride
MassBike Spins Presents Tour de Grave
Voices of the Night at Washington’s Headquarters
Great Pumpkin Day at Gore Place & Frightful Fridays
Beacon Hill With a BOO!
Boston Swing “Calling All Zombies
Halloween Party and Parade
Halloween Campfire Party
Franklin Park Zoo’s Zoo Howl for kids
Halloween Night Prowl
What’s So Scary
AntiMorris and Pumpkin Carols
Halloween party at Roller Kingdom (Tyngsboro)
Haunted Walden
Sunset Halloween Cemetery Tour
Tales of the Night at Drumlin Farm
Zombie Prom at Vic’s Boathouse
Thriller Zombie Re-enactment
Lets Do the Time Warp!
Tricks, Treats and Treasures at Pioneer Village
Closing night celebration & Halloween Fireworks
Nosferatu2011 – a Live Film Score
Nosferatu2011 – a Live Film Score
Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie with Live Music
Fireworks and Costume Party at Witch’s Woods
Horribles Parade
Cemetery Birding (with Ghost Stories Included)
Norton Halloween Parade
Halloween Party at the Creepy Carousel
Spooktacular at Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
Lily Pond Ghost Hike
Halloween and Rag Shag Parade
Leominster Halloween Parade
All Hallows Eve S’mores & Stories ‘Round the Fire
Haunted Forest at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Going Batty!
Folklore and Fantasy Walk
Halloween Parade & Contest at Nantucket Island
Halloween Family Fun Nights at Heritage Museum & Gardens
A Visit with a Night Watchman
Halloween party at Ecobar’s Corn Maze
Fireworks at Six Gun City Ghost Town
Horribles Parade / Zombie Walk Parade
Nashua Fright Night
Pickpockets, Rogues and Highwaymen
Haunted Harbor Halloween at Sunapee Harbor
Spooky Skate at MIT
Boo Bash – Haunted House in the Strand Theatre
Not So Spooky Halloween Happening at the New School of Music
Brattle Halloween Celebration & The Call of Cthulhu
History of Halloween and Cabbage Night in Framingham
Carve a Pumpkin & Halloween Prowl
Creepy Crawlies
Haunted Attic Tour at the Old Manse
Halloween Touch-a-Truck and Pumpkin Walk at Choate Park
Kids’ Halloween Party at Heard House
Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Halloween Family Fun Free-for-All
Salem Common Family Fun Day
Monster Bash and Halloween Stroll in Lowell
Monster Dash 5K Run / Walk
Halloween Costume Pizza Dance Party With The Velvet Elvis Band
Haunted Monster Masquerade Bash
Angel’s Masquerade Ball
Green Halloween at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Charlie the Butler’s Ghost Party
Halloween Bash at the Elks Lodge
The Halloween Ball at Belcourt Castle (RI)
Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend
Halloween Happenings at Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Lunchtime Horror at the Providence Athenaeum
RI International Horror Film Festival & H.P. Lovecraft Tour
Halloween Program
Improv Asylum’s Halloween Show
Hocus Pocus, An Operatic Trip to the Dark Side: BLO Gala
SoWa Market of the Living Dead
“Howl”-o-ween Canine Costume Parade
Saturday Fright Fever’ Annual Costume Ball
Tricks, Treats, and Treasures at the Phillips House
Wiccan Samhain Magick Circle Ceremony
Central Scare in Lynn
Rocky Horror Halloween Special – Boston
Rocky Horror in Newburyport
Rocky Horror Halloween Special – RI area
Plenty of Bars Have Banal Halloween Events
Sinners and Saints Halloween Bash
Spooky Nature Trail
Sights & Frights — Fireworks Night
Black Rock Halloween Parade
Hogwarts Weekend at the Blackstone Memorial Library
Niantic Village Halloween Parade
Fall-o-Ween Fest at the Mystic Aquarium
Danbury Halloween on the Green
Storyteller Jonathan Kruk performs The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Museum After Dark & Costume Party
Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie with Live Music
Witchcraft Trial of Mary Barnes & Haunted Whitman Inne
Hobgoblin Fair
Wadsworth Haunted Mansion Costume Bash
Bloody Movies, Bloody Marys
Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Party
Mysteries of Halloween
Evenings at Hale: Ghost Stories
Mad Monster March and Scarecrow Kingdom
Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires
Spooky Woodstock
Halloween Organ Concert
Family Halloween at Billings Farm & Museum
Boston Tea Party – Japanese Tea Ceremony
BMW Day at the Larz Anderson Museum
Concord Festival of Authors
NESBA Marching Band Competition
South Shore Model Railway Club Show
Archaeology Day at Myles Standish State Forest
Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?
Autumn Colors: A Mystery Revealed at the Arnold Arboretum
Emergent Forest of New England
Hiking the Appalachian Trail Show
Boston Vegetarian Festival
Superhero 5K Road Race
Enchanted Owl Eve
The Life of a Leader with Gilad Sharon
Worcester Sharks Hockey Halloween game
Fall Foliage Hiking
Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: Ernest Hemingway Alive!
National Novel Writing Month
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom – our review
New England Jazz Banjofest
The Australian Pink Floyd
John Mellencamp at the Citi Performing Arts Center
State Archeologist Bellantoni to Discuss Connecticut Vampires
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
Re-enactment of Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
L. L. Bean Pumpkin Festival
Model Engineering Show at Vermont

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