Halloween Events In Massachusetts

Halloween festivities are already underway and this mega roundup of 60 Halloween events in Massachusetts promises tricks, treats, and pumpkins galore, plus endless opportunities to ensure that costumes get worn more than just once. The first section of this list includes recurring events; the second limited run events. Enjoy and please share!

Recurring Events

1. Now-November 4: Walk along the half-mile, tree-lined Jack-O-Lantern Journey to see more than 5,000 carved pumpkins at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

2. October 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31: Explore the Halloween Haymaze at Wilson Farm (Lexington)

3. October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 31: Celebrate Halloween in spooky style with costume contests, a scavenger hunt, building challenges, a pumpkin trail, and more at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Brick or Treat (Somerville)

4. October 12, 19, 26: Catch one of the Halloween Family Film Fest movies (Boston)

5. October 12, 19, 26: Attend one of this year’s Frightful Friday at Gore Mansion, the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities (Waltham)

6. October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27: Visit a castle’s candle lit hallways, spooky scenes, and resident spirits during this Halls of Darkness Tour (Gloucester)

7. October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: Edaville offers a Not-So-Spooky Halloween (Carver)

8. October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: Pumpkin painting, storytelling, decorated trails, and spooktacular lights await at Octoberfest at Winslow Farm (Norton)

9. October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: It’s time for Great Pumpkin Nights, the EcoTarium’s annual spectacular with more than 1,000 professionally carved and lit pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and more (Worcester)

10. October 13-31: Check out Zoo Boo Days (Mendon)

Limited Run Events

11. October 12: Help carve pumpkins in preparation for the Halloween Spooktacular (Attleboro)

12. October 12: Take in a Scary Movie Night under the stars (Medfield)

13. October 12-13: Follow the free Naumkeag Pumpkin Trail at night to meet nocturnal woodland creatures as they emerge from the local forest to share their stories (Stockbridge)

14. October 13: Take part in a Pet Parade and costume contest (Salem)

15. October 14: Put on a costume and rock out at this annual Halloween Family Dance (Salem)

16. October 15: It’s time for this year’s Pumpkin People in the Park display (Chatham)

17. October 19: With a costume parade, magic tricks, floating pumpkins, and other luminaries, the annual Frog Pond Pumpkin Float is always a gorgeous evening (Boston)

18. October 20: Trick-or-Treat at The Street with live music and spooky surprises (Chestnut Hill)

19. October 20: Make s'mores around the campfire and hit the piñata during Halloween at Hutch (Milton)

20. October 20-21: Trick-or-treat among the animals at the Stone Zoo, where the haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, and a haunted maze that makes Boo at the Zoo an annual favorite (Stoneham)

21. October 21: Dance the night away during the Little Munsters Hotel Bash (Salem)

22. October 25: Join Jim the Storyteller for an evening of games, sweet treats, face painting, and stories at the Grove Hall Monster Mash (Dorchester)

23. October 25-26: Animal demonstrations, more than one hundred jack-o’lanterns, a Nursery Rhyme Trail, haunted hayride, and delicious treats await at Drumlin Farm’s Tales of the Night (Lincoln)

24. October 26: Tell scary stories around the ‘campfire’ and enjoy s’mores and shivers galore (Arlington)

25. October 26: Move and groove at the KidsJam Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party (Boston)

26. October 26: It’s the grown-ups’ turn to celebrate with Boos & Brews at Stevens-Coolidge Place (North Andover)

27. October 26-27: Take an attic tour and listen to some of the spooky stories Hawthorne wrote during Spirits of the Old Manse (Concord)

28. October 26-27:  Warm up by a fire pit before exploring the Haunted House at Naumkeag (Stockbridge)

29. October 26-31: Trick-or-Treat your way through the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)

30. October 27: Celebrate by creating your own carved pumpkin, playing pumpkin games, and enjoying fall food at Boston Nature Center’s Pumpkinfest (Boston)

31. October 27: Enjoy a Halloween pARTy with tricks, treats, artwork, activities, and fun (Brookline)

32. October 27: Dress up and march around the Battle Green for the LexFUN! Halloween Parade, then enjoy games, treats, and more (Lexington)

33. October 27: Support Boston Children’s Hospital at Pumpkinfest while enjoying carving stations, storytelling, cider doughnuts, and a Jack-O-Lantern stroll (Needham)

34. October 27: The Company Theatre presents Trick or Treat with the Villains! and the interactive movie Hex-A-Long Hocus Pocus, plus a pizza party in between (Norwell)

35. October 27: Soak in the sounds of the night on a guided Halloween Night Hike and Hayride, make a Halloween craft, learn about nocturnal wildlife, warm up at the bonfire, and eat treats (Princeton)

36. October 27: This Halloween Festival offers a dance party, family photo shoot, tractor-pulled hayride, a pumpkin broom sweep, haunted maze, fortune teller, carousel crafts, fireside storytelling, and STEM activities (Sandwich)

37. October 27: Don’t miss Pumpkins in the Park, a free evening of carving contests, nocturnal trails, trick-or-treating, games, activities, live music, and a costume parade (Walpole)

38. October 27-28: Trick-or-treat among the animals to discover chills, thrills, and critters around every corner during Zoo Howl (Boston)

39. October 27-28: Head to the Castle Island Halloween Celebration for a haunted castle, children’s performers, treats, and more (Boston)

40. October 27-28: Fruitlands Museum hosts Hillside Halloween--bring a goodie bag, collect treats, go on a scavenger hunt for natural items, enjoy a Fall Hike-and-Seek, play historic games, enjoy seasonal crafts, and take a turn throwing the atlatl at the Native American Gallery, plus partake a longhouse story time (Harvard)

41. October 27-28: Walk along a pumpkin-lit garden trail as local woodland creatures share their stories (North Andover)

42. October 28: It’s time for PRU BOO! with trick-or-treating, face painting, live music, magic shows, and more to benefit The Play Brigade (Boston)

43. October 29: Listen to scary stories and spine-tingling tales (Boston)

44. October 29: Make a bendable mummy craft (Dorchester)

45. October 29: Jungle Jim’s Halloween Spooktacular Balloon Magic Show offers up a Thriller Dance Challenge, Mummy Balloon Wrap Extravaganza, Ghostbusters Training, and even a 6 foot-tall balloon (Jamaica Plain)

46. October 29: The annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival features candy, games, costumes, and fun (Marblehead)

47. October 30: Make a Mess with Pumpkin Take-Aparts and Spooky Science (Acton)

48. October 30: Attend a Teen Halloween Party with cider, candy, costumes or not, and a screening of Hocus Pocus (Arlington)

49. October 30: Get your Halloween crafting on with spiders, skeletons, and ghosts (Boston)

50. October 30: Read Spooky Stories and sing songs about pumpkins, monsters, and more (Boston)

51. October 30: Teens can make and take home a delicious Edible Haunted House (Boston)

52. October 30: Boo-gie down in your costume and dance to silly songs during this Halloween Dance Party (East Boston)

53. October 30: Take in a special screening of Casper (Littleton)

54. October 31: Dress up in costumes and head out on a Halloween Trail Walk and Treasure Hunt (Acton)

55. October 31: Go trick-or-treating at Town Hall (Andover)

56. October 31: Attend a Pumpkin Pageant at the Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)

57. October 31: Take in a Monster Movie Marathon featuring classics like Dracula, The Mummy, and Frankenstein (Boston)

58. October 31: Stop by Halloween Story Hour at Weir River Farm to see costumed farmer friends, take in a tale, and trick-or-treat around the barnyard (Hingham)

59. October 31: Babies and toddlers can wear their costumes to enjoy some spooky tunes while they explore a variety of instruments at the Newton Free Library Spooky Suzuki program (Newton)

After Halloween

60. November 3: Bring those soggy pumpkins to The Great Pumpkin Chuck (Southborough)

 60 Halloween events in Massachusetts

60 Halloween events in Massachusetts