Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Challenge, Ghostport, Harvest Dinner, Moon Landing Party, Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, and More: New England Fall Events Top Picks for Oct 19-25th

As we round the halfway point of October, many local fall events turn their spotlight on the glorious pumpkin and you'll see more Halloween festivities for kids and adults alike.

Many farms will continue to host their corn mazes and hayrides through the end of the month so wrap up in a scarf and head out to savor the final foliage-filled weeks of fall.

New England Fall Events continues to have many terrific fall events happening this weekend but the harvest fun will wind down quickly once Halloween arrives so get out there while you still have many events to choose from!

Pick your Perfect Pumpkin at a Local Pumpkin Patch!
New England Fall Events makes it a snap to find a local pumpkin patch for selecting a pumpkin with your favorite personality, color, and shape. Whether you choose them for carving, for turning into pumpkin centerpieces, paint them, decorate your stoop, or bake them into your grandma's classic pumpkin pie, pumpkins abound at this time of year so please support your local small farms with PYO Pumpkins!

Here are  New England Fall Events' Pumpkin Patch Guides for ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

Visit our sister site for your Local Costume and Halloween Stores needs
Our sister website Halloween New England has guides for finding your state's Costume and Halloween stores--locally owned, year-round, and pop up stores. 
For adults with a Halloween event coming up or who can't resist a costume party, if DIY costumes aren't your forte, you'll be happy to know that quite a few year-round, locally owned costume stores also rent adult costumes! You'll find who rents costumes in our features list on the right-side of each individual store page on Halloween New England.
Here are Costume and Halloween Store guides for 
ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

New England Fall Events' Top Recommendations for this Weekend's Fall Fun
We're reaching the peak of the fall event season so take advantage while you can! After this weekend, you'll start to see more Halloween-focused activities and fewer farm festivals and outdoor harvest fun. Here's our Weekend's Top Picks (as always, you'll find even more online). 

Here are our recommended activities for October 20- 26th, 2016:

Moon Landing After-hours Party at PEM
Salem, MA         Click for details
Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Tales and Ales at the Swett-Isley House
Newbury, MA         Click for details
Friday and Saturday, October 21st & 22nd, 2016

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park & Zoo
Providence, RI          Click for details
Nightly, October 6th - November 6th, 2016

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm
Bristol, RI         Click for details
Friday, October 21st, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors
Fairfield, CT         Click for details
Friday October 21st - Sunday, Nov 6th, 2016

Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space
Windsor, VT         Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Bucksport, ME          Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

CARVE: High Speed Pumpkin Carving Challenge
Portland, ME         Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

The Great New England Craft Fair
Milford, NH         Click for details
Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd & 23rd, 2016

The Amazing Race at White Memorial
Litchfield, CT         Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Halloween Storybook Hayrides at DeMeritt Hill Farm
Lee, NH         Click for details
Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd & 23rd, 2016

Spooky Nature Trail - Where the Wild Things Are!
Mystic, CT          Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Candlelight Harvest Dinner
Brownington, VT         Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Red Beet Festival
Sherman, CT         Click for details
Saturday and Sunday,m October 22nd & 23rd, 2016

Halloween Town to benefit the Laura Foundation
Madison, NH         Click for details
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Great Pumpkin Dog Costume Contest
Coventry, CT         Click for details
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Harvest on the Harbor
Portland, ME          Click for details
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Pumpkins at Powisset: A Kids Culinary Workshop
Dover, MA         Click for details
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Heading out for some fall fun this weekend? 
Need a little guidance to find out where to go? New England Fall Events’ state page maps make it easy to filter, scroll, and identify farms near home or close to your road-trip destination.
Orchard and fall attraction maps for ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont.

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

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