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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

October 4 - November 11

The Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank is celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic October 4 – November 4. Called EXTRAORDINARY by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience!

Connecticut Trolley Museum Rails to the Darkside

October 5 - October 27

As the fall chill fills the air, on the darkest of nights, mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard on the tracks at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Come for a scare if you dare...the next trolley ride is an express to the Darkside! During this haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget. Listen to the tale of yesteryear, as you learn of a hastily moved cemetery whose bodies were…

A Haunting at Mill Hill Norwalk

October 12 - October 20

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard! Hear chilling tales based on real events from Norwalk’s hidden past at the Norwalk Historical Society's 8th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill” on Friday, October 12, 2018 and Friday, October 19, 2018 with tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Saturday, October 13, 2018 and Saturday, October 20, 2018 with tours at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately one hour.…

Nautical Nightmares Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum October 12-28

Nautical Nightmares Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum October 12-28

October 12 - October 28

Mystic Seaport Museum announces the return of its Halloween theatrical production, Nautical Nightmares, beginning October 12 and running through October 28. Nautical Nightmares is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. The performance is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends and unsolved mysteries of days gone by. This year’s show, “Nautical Nightmares: Madness on the Mystic River,” is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, who, according to Stephen King, was "the 20th century's greatest practitioner of…

Pumpkin Patch Trolley and Fall Festival at The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Pumpkin Patch Trolley and Fall Festival at The Shore Line Trolley Museum

October 13 - October 28

Bring the kids to the Pumpkin Patch – the Trolley Museum’s non-spooky fall event for young children and families! Enjoy glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018 Cost is $10.00 per person. Trolleys depart every 20-30 minutes to the Pumpkin Patch between 11AM and 3:45PM and no reservations are needed. Each child selects their own little pumpkin to decorate and take home (while supplies last). Kids…

Scarecrows on Parade at Beardsley Zoo

Beardsley Zoo’s Scarecrows on Parade (Bridgeport)

October 14 - October 31

Local classrooms are invited to build a scarecrow to showcase on Beardsley Zoo grounds in the month of October. Come see our Scarecrow “Exhibit” on the Greenhouse Lawn, and vote for your favorites at Boo at the Zoo on October 28. To sign up to build or sponsor a scarecrow

Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

October 19 - October 20

The Wethersfield Historical Society will be hosting its award-winning Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours on October 19th and 20th. The hour long tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and will leave every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. This year’s Lantern Light Tour theme centers on the businessmen and women of Wethersfield from the 17th through 20th century. Join us to explore their meticulously researched lives and stories as you meet these figures in Wethersfield’s Ancient Burying Ground, the First Church of Christ…

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

October 20 - October 21

The Spooktacular Science Weekend is coming to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Connecticut, October 20th and 21st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and spooky crafts. This year, the Science Center is going wild with a special appearance from PBS Kids superstar Nature Cat. Meet Connecticut…

Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours (Norwalk)

October 21 @ 5:20 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 5:20pm

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick off its Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours on October 19-28, 2018 with Ghosts from the Civil War, at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT. Ghosts from the Civil War will be co-chaired and led by Midge Lopat and Rose Carroll and begin the account in August of 1862, when LeGrand Lockwood, the Mansion’s first owner, and Elias Howe of Bridgeport, CT funded the Connecticut 17 th Regiment, which saw action in Gettysburg and Chancellorsville,…

Stepping Stones Hosts Wickedly Fun Halloween Week October 23-31st

Stepping Stones Hosts Wickedly Fun Halloween Week October 23-31st

October 23 - October 31

Stepping Stones BOO-seum for Children welcomes all into its cauldron of play at Wickedly Fun Halloween Week October 23-31st.  This year, the museum’s Halloween festivities are bigger and better as the Stepping Stones Boo Squad has conjured up a week’s worth of fun, exciting experiences that are sure to inspire and delight. During Halloween Tricks and Treat Week from Tuesday, October 23 – Wednesday, October 31, enjoy daily costume catwalks, creature features, face painting, hat sorting, magic tricks, make-believe monsters, mask making, pumpkin decorating,…

Trick-or-Treat at Stew Leonard’s Danbury

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard’s in Danbury to go trick or treating. Certain departments in the store will have a candy station for kids to stop at. Children can come with their own bags, or Stew Leonard’s will provide one for them. We will provide each child with a map of the store so you will know which areas to stop…

Full “Hunters” Moon Walk

Full “Hunters” Moon Walk at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the full “hunters” moon on our night hike with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center at the Knox Preserve in Stonington (84 Wilcox Road), an Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc property. Please note full moon hikes happen even on overcast nights, and are suitable for adults and older, interested children. Heavy rain cancels. Easy. Members: Free, Nonmembers: $10 per person

Halloween Yoga with Sean Lanning at City Steam Brewery

Halloween Yoga with Sean Lanning at City Steam Brewery

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sean Lanning hosts Halloween Costume Yoga at City Steam Brewery! Summer is over, so brewery yoga is back! Join yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner Sean Lanning for another exciting edition of brewery yoga at City Steam Brewing! Wednesday October 24th at 6:30pm. Only 25 bucks gets you an hour ALL LEVELS vinyasa flow yoga class (beginners welcome + encouraged) with funky tunes downstairs in the Brew HaHa Comedy Club, followed by your choice of 2 pints or 2 sample flights of…

Haunted Happenings at Morton Hall Gym Groton

Haunted Happenings at Morton Hall Gym Groton

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Haunted Happenings will take play on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 8 pm at Morton Hall Gym Groton. This is a whimsical Free event with a touch of scare. There will be candy Galore, Activities, Food for Purchase, & More! For more information please call 860-694-3723

Stew Leonard’s Spooktacular Costume Dance Party

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the team at Stew Leonard’s in Newington for their first ever Halloween Dance Party on Friday, October 26, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. hosted by characters and their friends! Stew Leonard’s culinary team will offer grilled hot dogs, chicken tenders, French fries, macaroni and cheese, brick oven pizza, apple cider, and apple cider donuts. We will have a spooky dance floor for everyone to show off their best moves with our costumed characters! Each child will receive a Halloween goodie bag…

Preston Farms Haunted Corn Maze

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

Join Preston Farms for A Wicked Good Time Haunted Maze! The Haunted Maze will be dark, and will have some spooky surprises along the way so it may not be suitable for very young children. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Candler Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to Ledyard High School Seniors involved in the Choral or Agri-Science Departments Tickets: $10 - bring a flashlight!

Haunted Hall Crawl and Costume Ball at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Haunted Hall Crawl and Costume Ball at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The mad scientists have taken over the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History! Join the Museum's for the annual 18+ Haunted Hall Crawl and Costume Ball on Friday, October 26th from 7-10 pm. For our fearless guests, the haunted laboratory and scary scavenger hunt are sure to leave you shaking. Come in costume and boogie all night at the monster dance party, enjoy spooky libations (21+), and enter to win fabulous prizes in the costume contest. Don't miss out on the…

Museum After Dark: Hollywood Halloween New Britain

Museum After Dark: Hollywood Halloween New Britain

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The New Britain Museum of American Art's Museum After Dark: Hollywood Halloween will be held on Friday, October 26th from 8 to 11 pm. Join us, if you dare, for our 12th Annual Halloween Bash; the most Spooktacular party in the state of Connecticut! Actors, actresses and Hollywood hopefuls are all invited to haunt our galleries, dance to DJ zErP, and unwind with other young professionals in a creative environment. Let our special exhibition "Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album" inspire…

Hall-O-Weekend Fall Festival Downtown Milford

Hall-O-Weekend Fall Festival Downtown Milford

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

It's almost time for some spooky fun in Downtown Milford! On Saturday, October 27, the shop windows are getting a ghoulish makeover from Platt Tech and opening their doors to trick-or-treaters! Arts & crafts, Halloween activities, merchants, food vendors, and spooky (but not too scary) stories! Kids can show off their costumes in our contest for a chance to win a prize! Check out our tentative schedule below and stay tuned for updates! 9 - 10:45 am - Registration for…

Witches & Tombstones Halloween Tours (Wethersfield)

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 10:00am

Bone-chilling, but historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $18 per person. Advance tickets go on sale September 25 and may be purchased on the website Note: Witches and Tombstones Tours include walking on uneven ground and the use of stairs, and are not appropriate for children under 12. The First Stop: An up-close and creepy examination of all things funereal, Witches and Tombstones Tours begin in the museum’s…


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