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Throughout out New England we have all been looking for those picture postcard shots and I won’t say they weren’t there but they were much harder to find than normal. Now I’m focusing on my next favorite holiday… HALLOWEEN!!!
These are just a few (a very few) of the number of professional haunts, Home haunts, hayrides and corn mazes, available throughout New England.


Nightmare Factory
Museum Place Mall (click here for Google map)
Open 7 days per week until Halloween
Order a three way pass to the Factory and the Nightmare Gallery and the Witches Cottage and save $$$. You can order online here so you don’t have to stand in line for the purchasing of tickets.

Griswold’s Ghostly Grove
Museum Place Mall (click here for Google map)
Salem’s first kids haunt
Open from 11AM till the mall closes
Very mild scare factor and the lights can be turned on to make the kids feel safer.

Hanson’s Haunted Hayride
Friday and Saturday nights in October
Hanson’s Haunted Farm, Framingham
Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm. We do group rates and discounts.

Ghost Train
October 29-30
Edaville USA, South Carver
Something seriously strange is going on out in the bogs at night, and we’re inviting the public to experience Edaville’s all too real ghost story – in a first ever, after hours excursion. Take a 40-minute train ride deep into the park’s far reaches, on rails we haven’t run for years. On the way, learn about Edaville’s enigmatic founder – Carver’s own Willy Wonka of trains – and his evidently enduring connection to these cranberry bogs he eventually died in.

Things That Go Bump in the Night
October 29
Old Sturbridge Village
Family-friendly event features the glow of 1,000 jack-o-lanterns, safe trick-or-treating in the 1830s Village for younger children, and a spookier “Trail of Terror” through the OSV countryside for ages 11 and up. Discounted advance tickets are available through October 28 for $15 per person, with children 3 and under admitted free. Tickets for the “Trail of Terror” are an additional $8. “Things That Go Bump in the Night” is usually a sell-out, so advance registration is strongly encouraged. If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they will be sold at the door for $17. Children can trick-or-treat at 10 different antique homes and buildings throughout the museum’s Center Village, which will be decorated with “vignettes” based on fairy tales and other favorite children’s stories. The elaborate decorations will include some mildly spooky haunted scenes, but will have an appropriate “spookiness” level suitable for young children. Visitors can also enjoy Spooky Storytelling, a shadow puppet show based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Andrea Caspari, a show by Lucky Bob the Comedic Juggler, psychic readings by Gary McKinstry, and various games. Food and beverages, including cider donuts and hot cider, will be available throughout the evening. In contrast to the milder child-friendly activities around the Old Sturbridge Village Common, the “Trail of Terror” will not be for the faint of heart. The route for the guided haunted walk goes out into the Village Countryside, and through the covered bridge, and is designed for adults, teens, and “tweens” (ages 11 and up) who are looking for a scarier, more “hair-raising” experience.



New Hampshire

Keene Pumpkin festival
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Downtown Keene, New Hampshire
Cost: FREE, Donations
Gaze at towers shimmering with hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns and enjoy the messages and artistic renderings carved in orange orbs!

Carve pumpkins
Bring your own carving creations to show off!
Food Court (new this year)

Haunted Acres
Haunted House in Candia NH
Haunted Acres is located in Candia, New Hampshire and features 5 terrifying Halloween attractions for one low price: Our Quarter Mile Nightmare Walk, the Graveyard of the Damned, the Maze from Hell, the 3-D Nuclear Accident House, and Cell Block 13. Area 52, a top-secret government medical facility has been rediscovered, and its deranged lunatics are now roaming free.


Fright Kingdom
Haunted House in Nashua NH
VOTED ONE OF AMERICAS BEST HAUNTS!! FRIGHT KINGDOM!!! General Admission ONLY $15 with coupon available online. New England’s LARGEST ALL INDOOR SCREAMPARK always open as scheduled RAIN or SHINE! FREE PARKING Featuring 3 HUGE Haunted Attractions plus the Freak Show Exhibit, LIVE Tarantulas, ALSO Horror Celebrities and The Dancing Zombie Girls on select nights and much more.


Cilley Hill Pumpkin Festival – Oct 30 & 31st
Cilley Hill Road (Address? Look for the pumpkins)
Jericho Vermont only on 30 and 31st of October from Sundown til the candles go out.
Cost is free

Freaky Forest
Haunted House in Ferrisburgh VT
Terror and darkness lurk on the banks of the Otter Creek. The Freaky Forest comes alive for two nights with a Hayride and Spook Walk
Click Here for More Info – Modify Link

Nightmare Vermont
is an indoor, interactive haunted house designed for the 13 and up crowd. Director and creator Jana Beagley describes the event as “walking through the movie Resident Evil, only live.” When Nightmare was conceived in 2004, Beagley wanted to combine elements of good theater with the visceral experience of a haunted event. This included six weeks of rehearsal on a continuous storyline. “You’re fighting for your life. It’s the most intense acting experience you can get,” says Jill Kilpatrick of Burlington, an actor from the 2010 show.


Haunted Hayrides

is Maine’s largest and most visited Halloween event consisting of a 45 minute ride through the Haunted Forest and it only happens in October Open selected nights throughout October!
Acres of Horrors, Ghouls and Goblins Creatures of the Night, Frighten you out of your skin!  Laughs, Thrills & Chills Free spider Soda & Poisonous Popcorn   At Witches Caldron
Group Discounts Available
RATES: Adults $13…..
Children 6-12 $9.00

Haunted Grandview Manor
13 Grandview Ave
Maine 04073


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Visit their website for date, price and directions..

Pumpkintown USA
East Hampton CT
Open Monday to Sunday through Halloween’
4$ for a non-scary Halloween treat

Escape today


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Fall Foliage and harvest events for  21-31 October — 2 Comments

  1. How is the color in the Litchfield Hills for the next 3 days (Oct. 20 to 23) The Ct site is too general….Thank you for your helpful hints!

    • Hi Pauline, the reason they are general is they don’t want to held accountable and their job is to get you there to spend money…
      I heard from a photographer on my Facebook page that Litchfield is looking good But I will say that I fear that the big hill sides of color will be gone for this year.
      Look instead for smaller areas of color and ponds with nice reflections. I think there will be many areas like this but if you find really great color drop a note back here for all to read and post a picture on my New England fall Foliage Vistaphotography on Facebook.

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