The 3rd annual Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge, on Saturday, October 28th is quickly becoming bigger and hotter every day! More than 15 registered amateur chefs will try to please the picky palates of the newly announced panel of 16 judges. “We have some very notable judges signed up, including Ray Dunaway of WTIC AM, State Representative John Hampton, chef Chris Prosperi, Connoisseur Media’s Rob Ray, TV Chef and Personality Prudence Sloan, and JW Stewart from NBC CT,” declared Lisa Gray, Executive Director of…Find out more »
Come find the Two-toed sloth at Beardsley Zoo who is hiding in the Rainforest exhibit. The Two-toed sloth is a mid-size animal with brownish-greenish fur that provides excellent camouflage. Hint: look up when you get there! Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $15.00; children (ages 3 -11) is $12.00, senior admission (62 and older) is $11.00 and children under 3 years old are free.…Find out more »
Featuring a troupe of living history volunteers led by Halloween co-chairs Midge Lopat and Rose Carroll, the Witches, Vampires, & Ghosts Tours at the Mansion will highlight the history of witchcraft, from colonial times to the Victorian era, the New England Vampire Panic, the darker Mansion history, and real-life ghostly sightings. The tours will take place inside the Mansion cloaked in darkness, on the first and second floors, where interpreters, dressed in costume, will lead visitors by candlelight and share the haunting history of Connecticut’s witch-hunts…Find out more »
Start a new spooky tradition at our Halloween-themed Pancakes with Penguins breakfast! Come in costume as you devour yummy pancakes drizzled in your choice of ooey, gooey toppings. Plus, you'll enjoy a visit from one of Mystic Aquarium's African penguins. This breakfast sells fast, so reserve your spot now! Breakfast is served buffet style from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. If you prefer or need gluten-free pancakes, please…Find out more »
Elmwood Community Center Presents: Marvelous Marvin and His Brain Circus A 'mad science' discovery with MARVELOUS MARVIN AND HIS BRAIN CIRCUS. We will learn how the brain works!! Snacks will be served, games and prizes for everyone! Feel free to dress in Halloween costume. Ages 4-12 Tickets $10.00 per child accompanied by adult.Find out more »
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Don’t miss our annual Halloween-themed evenings, featuring activities and attractions geared toward guests ages 8-15 (although brave younger children have found the event enjoyable!) Brave children (and parents) can enter our haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley’s Farmstead, and the Ghastly Greenhouse. Younger guests can enjoy magic shows, face painting, fortunetellers, fire dancers, and more. Visit beardsleyzoo.org for more information and to purchase discounted presale tickets. NOTE: Animals will not be on exhibit during nighttime events…Find out more »
Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Now registering for Camp dates December 27 – February 20. Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as…Find out more »
Visit the Samuel Smith Farmstead for a 1685 farmstead tour, to see farm animals, demonstrations of antique tools, hands-on family activities including sheep wool carding, dyeing wool with plant dyes, cider pressing, corn cracking, butter churning and candle dipping. Enjoy live music, cider, apples and donuts. Handmade beeswax candles and Fall decorations will be available for a donation. For more information contact: Mark Christensen 860-442-1292 or Benn Bullock 860-306-4014Find out more »
Learning opportunities are available for zoo guests all week at the Beardsley Zoo. Come visit the Vampire bats! Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $15.00; children (ages 3 -11) is $12.00, senior admission (62 and older) is $11.00 and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is located at 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut and parking at…Find out more »
See how animals disguise themselves from predators at Halloween and throughout the year! The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will be here at the library with live creatures to demonstrate the camouflaging properties of several different species. Space is limited for this free program. RSVP HereFind out more »
Come for the treats, stay for the spooky tales as part of the Town of East Lyme’s “Trick or Trunk” Halloween program! The first floor of the Smith-Harris House will be lit by candlelight, while several slightly-creepy, but not too scary, local and regional folktales are shared. This event is perfect for families with young children! The Trick or Trunk' program, which occurs annually on the grounds of the Smith-Harris House, is a safe Halloween Trick-or-Treat alternative event sponsored by…Find out more »
Putnam’s Downtown Trick or Treat night is a costume celebration every year! Children and parents alike dress up in full Halloween regalia, and go trick or treating to all the local businesses throughout downtown Putnam. Get your costumes on and come to Discover Putnam, Connecticut on Friday October 27 from 5 to 7pm. Trick or treating happens from Jade Garden (on Kennedy Drive) to Jessica Tuesday's - Putnam, CT (on Main Street) and everywhere in between. The Town of Putnam,…Find out more »
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). PLAY GAMES…Find out more »
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Don’t miss our annual Halloween-themed evenings, featuring activities and attractions geared toward guests ages 8-15 (although brave younger children have found the event enjoyable!) Brave children (and parents) can enter Beardsley Zoo's haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley’s Farmstead, and the Ghastly Greenhouse. Younger guests can enjoy magic shows, face painting, fortunetellers, fire dancers, and more. Visit beardsleyzoo.org for more information and to purchase discounted presale tickets. NOTE: Animals will not be on exhibit during nighttime…Find out more »
Join the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut for spooktacular science experiments, wickedly wonderful science demonstrations and pumpkin painting! 9:30am-4:30pm: Mini-Mad Scientist Stations. Children can get hands-on at one of our Mini-Mad Scientist Stations! 10am-4pm: Spooky Science Demonstrations. Our educator will morph into a mad scientist with demos every half hour starting at 10am. 11am-3pm: Pumpkin Painting. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Come get creative for our Pumpkin Painting Contest! All painted pumpkins will be entered in the contest and judged at the Niantic…Find out more »
Mark your calendars! On October 28th from 10AM- 1PM Dodd Stadium is excited to announce for the seventh straight year with Panera Bread the 2017 Spook-A-Thon! Throughout the day there will be a "Family Costume Walk," hanunted clubhouse, costume contests and more. Plus all the proceeds will benefit local families battling cancer served by the Backus Hospital Cancer Center and will help support the Backus Campership Program at Channel 3 Kids Camp. Facebook Event PageFind out more »
Pets and owners can dress up on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and march behind the Southport Volunteer fire truck in the town-wide Halloween Pet Parade from the Five Corners in downtown Southport Village to Pequot Library’s Great Lawn. You don't need a pet to participate! The parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m. sharp, but the public can visit the Southport Fire Station Open House first from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Following the parade,…Find out more »
Come Trick or Treat up and down Main street in Stafford Spring on Saturday October 28, 2017. Shop owners will hand out goodies approximately 4pm until all the good treats are gone. Also take in all the great Scarecrows lining downtown as part of the 3rd Annual Stafford Garden Club Scarecrow Decorating Contest. Scarecrows will be on display throughout the month of October Facebook Event PageFind out more »
Prepare for a hair-raising Halloween happening at Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s annual not-so-scary Monster Mash. Come dressed in your costume to have a monstrously good time meandering through a Halloween maze, playing Monster Games, making boo-tiful crafts and meeting live creepy creatures at the “Spooktacular Animal Adventure” presented by Animal Embassy. The exotic animal rescue and adoption group will enable children to come face-to-face with a tarantula, boa constrictor and more! Registration is required. Space is limited.Find out more »
The 11th Annual Owl-O-Ween presented by volunteers from A Place Called Hope is happening on October 28th in Killingworth. This fun evening is by donation. All ages are welcome and we do encourage wearing your Costumes! It is Halloween afterall... This outdoor event takes place under the Pavillion at Parmelee Farm so dress appropriately. Restrooms on site. Please be aware that Parking is limited, and we overflow into the HK Middle School parking lot annually. Bring a flashlight to walk…Find out more »
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