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Chester’s Annual Halloween Carnival & Haunted Cemetery

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chester’s Annual Halloween Carnival & Haunted Cemetery is open to the public, this year’s Halloween Carnival in downtown Chester is sure to be the best one yet. Bring your lively spirit and best costumes for an evening of fun, games and community celebration for the entire family.

Admission to the carnival is FREE, with tickets sold for a spooktacular array of games and festive food (popcorn, cider, chicken tenders, fries, chili, hot dogs, and of course, spooky cupcakes).


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FREE activities include the Children’s Costume Parade, led by Chester’s Fife and Drum Corp, Trick-or-Treating at the Merchants, Music by DJ Gary Torello of the Chester Rotary, as well as Scary Stories performed by Miss Judy.

Enjoy the Haunted Cemetery Walking (or running away!) Trail … New this year, the CES Halloween Happenings have brought back the dead for one night only!!!!! The ghosts of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be rising from their graves in search of new souls. What will you see lurking in the shadows on these haunted grounds? Are you ready for a ghostly good time? Beware, you never know who or what might show up! The cemetery will be open from 6:30-9pm.

Tickets are $5 per person to walk the Haunted Cemetery Trail!

Accompanied children are welcome to meet at Chesterfields for TRICK-OR-TREATING WITH RESIDENTS at 5:30pm prior to the Carnival + Haunted Cemetery. To walk in the Children’s Costume Parade, meet at Chesterfields, 132 Main Street, by 5:45pm. Parade kicks off at 5:50pm. Chester center will be closed to all vehicles from 4-10pm, but parking is available in several public lots. Many of the Merchants will remain open during the Carnival to pass out treats and be open for business.

In the event of rain, the festivities will be relocated to Chester Elementary School.

This event is organized by the Chester Elementary School PTO, Chester Rotary and Chester Merchants. Sponsors include The Fairest of Foods, Aaron Manor, Essex Hardware and Scott’s Orchards.


October 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chester, Connecticut
Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
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