Monday, October 26, 2015

Costume Contests, Pumpkin Festivals, Local Halloween Fun for Kids and Adults, and Much More: New England Fall Events Top Picks for Oct 27-Nov 3, 2015

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One of the biggest family celebrations of the year is nearly here--Halloween! As we round the corner towards the end of October, there are plentiful fall activities to catch your eye. We're a a bit sad to see our favorite season passing us by so quickly but we plan to make the most of it while we can.
We love Halloween as much as you do and there is no better place that captures the look and atmosphere of this holiday than our beloved New England. It shouldn't come as a surprise that our region hosts many different Halloween events for kids and adults alike. This week you'll see an abundance of Halloween fun and the hardest part just may be deciding between so many great options!

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch Farm_New England Fall EventsNever too late to pick pumpkins at a local patch!
As you know by now, New England Fall Events makes it a snap to find a local pumpkin patch for carving your jack-o-lanterns this week! Add the various community pumpkin carving contests and pumpkin displays and you will certainly need to stock up on more than a few.

We have state-by-state guides and maps to all your local farms featuring pumpkin patches and PYO pumpkins.
Here are New England Fall EventsPumpkin Patch Guides for ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

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Still time to find you costume for Halloween events, costume parties, and masquerade fun! Visit our sister site for all your local Costume and Halloween Stores needs
We are always happy to tip people off to our sister website Halloween New England which is host to guides for finding your state's Costume and Halloween stores. We have lists of locally owned, year-round, as well as many seasonal pop up stores. 

Here are Costume and Halloween Store guides for ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

The Discovery Museums is a hotbed of  Halloween fun for kids all week long!
Child's Hands Leaves_Fall Foliage_New England Fall EventsOpen year-round, there are no shortage of events happening at The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA all week long leading up to Halloween!
Here's a sample of their kid-focused Halloween-themed events this week: 
Save the date: "ASD Friendly Afternoon" at the Discovery Museums Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 

Plus, New England Fall Events has posted a fresh contest this week to WIN a pair of passes to The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA where play and discovery take center stage! Contest ends Nov 1st, no limit entry. Enter the contest at

Wachusett Mountain FItchburg MA_Fall Foliage_New England Fall EventsNew England Foliage Report from our favorite foliage tracker Jeff-Foliage:
If you're like us at this time of year, you are regularly pulling your car over to take a few snapshots of those unexpected foliage surprises you stumble upon while running your daily errands or coming and going from work.
This week Jeff Foliage offers up some tried and true tips for capturing those gorgeous scenic vistas or quaint New England leaf tunnels during this time of year:

"I’m not saying that following these implicitly will get you in a major magazine but you should come home with better quality photographs of New England’s fall foliage. These tips work 365 days a year 24/7… 
..." Click here to read Jeff's Foliage Photography Tips

New England Fall Events' Top Recommendations for this Weekend's Fall Fun
It's all Halloween, all the time this weekend! No matter your age, get in the spirit of the season with family events, Halloween festivals, costume parades, costume contests, adult Halloween activities, and more.  Here are our Weekend's Top Picks (as always, you'll find even more online). 

Here are our recommended activities for October 27- November 3rd, 2015:

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Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at Roger William Zoo
Providence, RI     Click for details
Nightly, now through November 1st, 2015

Make a MESS: Spooky Science at The Discovery Museums
Acton, MA       Click for details
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Art in the Orchard at Park Hill Orchard
Easthampton, MA       Click for details
Wednesday through Saturday, October 28-31st, 2015

Wee Faerie Village presents Whimsical Kingdoms
Old Lyme, CT       Click for details
Wednesday October 28 - November 1st, 2015

Halloween Gingerbread House Workshop for Adults
Middlefield, CT       Click for details
Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Science at The Discovery Museums
Acton, MA       Click for details
Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Haunted Hall Crawl & Costume Ball
New Haven, CT       Click for details
Pumpkin Cut out Child_Farm Fun_New England Fall EventsThursday, October 29, 2015

Plainfield Pumpkin People
Plainfield , NH       Click for details
Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31st, 2015

Howl-o-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT       Click for details
Friday and Saturday, October 30th & 31st, 2015

Wadsworth Mansion Haunted Halloween Bash
Middletown, CT       Click for details
Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Full Moon Toddy Hike
Sheffield, MA       Click for details
Friday, October 30th, 2015

Backyard and Beyond: Last Minute Nature Halloween Costumes at The Discovery Museums
Acton, MA       Click for details
Friday, October 30th, 2015

Pumpkins Aglow at Edaville USA
Carver, MA       Click for details
Friday, October 30th, 2015

Fairy and Peacock Trick or Treating_Halloween Costume_New England Fall EventsGhost Stories in the Gore Mansion
Waltham, MA       Click for details
Friday, October 30th, 2015

Ghosts on the Banke at the Strawberry Banke Museum
Portsmouth, NH      Click for details
Friday and Saturday, October 30th & 31st, 2015

Halloween Gingerbread House Workshop at Lyman Orchards
Middlefield, CT       Click for details
Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The Perfect Pumpkin Party
Halloween Pumpkin Display Stone Wall_New England Fall EventsBristol, RI       Click for details
Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Pumpkins On The Point - FREE
Old Saybrook , CT       Click for details
Saturday, October 31st,  2015

Halloween Kids Fest at Tony Andrew’s Farm
East Falmouth, MA       Click for details
Saturday, October 31st 2015

Dog Walker’s Weekend at Mike's Maze
Sunderland, MA       Click for details
Fall FOliage Tractor Hayride_Farm Fun_New England Fall EventsSunday, November 1st, 2015

Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum
Woodstock, VT       Click for details
Sunday, November 1st, 2015

ASD Friendly Afternoon at The Discovery Museums
Acton, MA       Click for details
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 

Heading out for some fall fun this weekend? 
Need help mapping out where to go? New England Fall Events’ state page maps are handy for scrolling and spotting farms near home or near your road-trip destination.
Find Orchard and fall attraction maps for
ConnecticutMassachusettsNew HampshireMaine,

Remember, always call ahead before heading out to PYO as some farms will adjust their hours for weather or they close to allow more time for fruit to ripen.

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