Halloween Events for Kids in Connecticut


It’s about to get a little spooky around here! Connecticut is gearing up for Halloween fun with all kinds of corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, trick-or-treat hot spots and a lot more. Check out these Halloween events and activities around your area in our list below:

Pumpkintown U.S.A.

Pumpkintown U.S.A. is open 7 days a week from September 19th through Halloween. 10am – 5pm. (weather permitting) Visit the Pumpkinheads where they work and play. Your entire family will enjoy a stroll through Pumpkintown Village where over 70 pumpkinhead people and animals enjoy life in their old-fashioned village complete with a church, post office, […] Read More »

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Every Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day Monday from October 3 to 25 – 10:30 am to 6 pm. Trumpets Sound. The Gates Open. The Past Comes to Life. There is magic and revelry all around as you step into the past at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Here you can leave your cares behind in a […] Read More »

Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Presents “SPOOKY NIGHTS”

ScreenHunter_199 Oct. 08 17.07Where: Brooklyn Fairgrounds When: October 16th & 17th Times: 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm & 8:30pm Please select one boarding time, when purchasing your tickets Children 8th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10.00 per person including all attractions and bonfire area. (250 tickets available per boarding time per night). Please Note: Any […] Read More »

Howl-O-Ween at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

October 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st 2015 from 6:30PM – 10:00PM. Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley’s Farmstead, and the Ghastly Greenhouse. For those more timid, enjoy magic shows, face painting, fortunetellers, dancers, and more. Tickets also […]Read More »

SPOOKTOPIA – Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 17th – (Rain Date: 18th) 3:00 pm until 8:30 pm Veteran’s Memorial Park in Jewett City (please bring a bag of candy per family, drop off @ Youth Center Booth)   Trunk or treat event is a safer way to trick or treat. Participants (aka “Trunkers”) bring their cars/trucks to our event decorated […] Read More »

2nd Annual Halloween Festival

Sunday, October 18th at 11:00am Join us for our 2nd Annual Halloween Festival. Food trucks, games, dog and children costume contests, raffles, pumpkin painting, face painting, and much more! We are currently seeking more vendors for our event. If interested please fill out our vendor form and email it back to us! Hamden Town Center […] Read More »

Casper Meet & Greet

Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00pm Join us on Wednesday, October 21 on level 1 in front of Macy’s to meet and take photos with Casper the friendly ghost! Enjoy crafts and receive special offers and meal deals from participating stores and restaurants. Plus, kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. Westfield Connecticut Post 1201 […] Read More »

Sea Scare!

October 22 – 24 and 29 – 30 2015 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm An underwater world where things go bump in the night! Gouls, ghosts and zombies, oh my! Enjoy creepy cool adventures inside and all around Mystic Aquarium. Hear chilling tails of the deep; meet Captain Sharkey & his first mate Finless; and […] Read More »

New London Halloween Town

23 October, 2015. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Dare to be scared? Have the courage to face things that go bump in the night? If so, we invite you to come to Southeastern Connecticut’s spooky Halloween destination, New London Halloween Town. Spooky fun with many FREE events. Spooky fun with many FREE events. From our […] Read More »

Norwalk Trick or Treating at Stew Leonard’s!

Thursday, October 22nd at 5:00pm – 6:00pm Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard’s Characters On Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., children (12 and under) are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk to go trick or treating. Children can come with their own bags or […] Read More »

Annual Haunted Miniature Golf Benefit

October 22–25 and 29–November 1, 2015 Vicious vampires, wicked witches and spooky skeletons rule the nights and the days during the FVVA’s 8th Annual Haunted Miniature Golf benefit event. 19 holes of Halloween fun await participants upon entering the course under the 12-foot-high Jack-O-Lantern. Wander through a Haunted Graveyard, visit Dracula’s Fountain and the Haunted […] Read More »

The Enchanted Forest A Hoot of a Halloween

Friday, October 23rd 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. You’ll have a fun – but not scary – experience being escorted through the luminary trail and learning about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. After the hike, enjoy indoor activities and snacks. Dress for the weather. This is held rain or moon-shine! Guided walks leave every 15 […] Read More »

First Annual Plainville PumpkinFest & Halloween Party

Saturday, October 24th 2015 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. DOWNTOWN PLAINVILLE FIRST ANNUAL PUMPKIN FEST 2015 Food trucks, carved pumpkins, live music & kiddie costume parade. Date: Saturday, October 24th Time: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN PARTY Sponsored by: The Plainville Recreation Dept. & The Plainville Public Library in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Plainville Date: […] Read More »


PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Essex Saturday October 24th, 2015 from 5pm – 8pm Our signature special event! The first Pumpkin Festival was held at the Ivoryton Village Green in 2000 and is held the Saturday before Halloween every year. Join us at the village green to enjoy the free refreshments, contests and games, live music and view the pumpkins! BRING […] Read More »

Annual HALLOWEEN spooktacular

Catch Me if You Can 5/10k Road Race – Bethel

ScreenHunter_411 Oct. 05 01.23Saturday October 24th 2015,- 8:30am Our new race course will be all around downtown Bethel and ends with a victory lap down School Street to the Municipal Center Lawn. This is the seventh year of our 5k race and each year we’ve gotten great feedback like “this is a beautiful course with good shade and a […] Read More »

Annual Halloween Stroll

Saturday, October 24th at 10:30am – 12:30pm Moms & More Club of West Hartford’s Annual Halloween Stroll will be held October 24, 2015 from 10:30am-12:30pm. This event is free and open to the public and is produced in collaboration with the Town of West Hartford, the West Hartford Center Business Association, Blue Back Square, the […] Read More »

Halloween Family Overnight

Special Halloween Themed Overnight!  Saturday, October 24th 5:00pm – 9:00pm Come and join us for a very special family overnight experience! Your registration includes admission to the very popular and entertaining Sea Scare evening event on Oct. 24 an overnight opportunity to see the Aquarium’s animals after dark! Halloween Overnight guests will enjoy a scavenger hunt, a light snack and […]Read More »

Halloween Gala at the Bristol Library

Saturday October 24th, 2015 10 am – 3:30 pm. Saturday October 24 is our annual Halloween Gala! Wear your Halloween costume for pictures by Angel Moon Photography in a spooky setting ($10 per picture that comes with a frame for kids to decorate with stamps and stickers), creep through the haunted house, meet the big […] Read More »

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm

Sunday, October 25th, 1 – 3 pm Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends! Make your first stop at the otter pond to get your first clue. Follow the clues to find the five “trick or treat” stations. Then, stop by Overbrook for […] Read More »

Ick Fest @ Overbrook

Sunday, October 25th, 1 – 4 pm Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at our annual “Ick Fest” at Overbrook. After Trick-or-Treating on the Farm, visit the Nature Center building to visit our snakes, tarantulas, lizards, worms and other animals! Explore our slime table and make crafts featuring bats and spiders. Members: Free | Non-Members: […] Read More »

Halloween Spooktacular

Niantic Village Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 25, 2015 beginning at 1:00 p.m Come one, come all, to one of the most highly entertaining events in town ~ the annual Niantic Village Halloween Parade. The parade will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2015 beginning at 1:00 p.m., when children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for “Tricks and […] Read More »

39th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run

39th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run October 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM Kent Green Kent Green – 41 Kent Green Blvd. – Kent, CT 06757 The festivities begin with a Kids Fun Run @ 11:15 AM followed by the 5 mile run / walk @ noon. The spectator friendly, USATF usatf certified coursecertified course starts and […] Read More »

Pancake Breakfast 2015

Save the date! October 25, 2015, 9am-12pm Come in costume! Raffles, games and a great breakfast! Annually in October Come in costume, participate in family games and enjoy a great breakfast at the Stony Hill Fire Department. For more information, please visit www.stonyhillfourcorners.com All proceeds benefit the Stony Hill Fire Department Stony Hill Fire Department 59 […] Read More »

RCA Halloween Celebration – Norwalk

ScreenHunter_1234 Sep. 18 21.07Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00pm – Rowayton Community Center Come in costume to explore the hay maze, pet the animals, take a pony ride, parade with your peers, and enter into the Haunted House if you dare… Sunday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00pm. Volunteers are needed at 9:00am to set up the hay maze. Kids who want […] Read More »

Halloween Spectacular – Westport

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:30 p.m. in front of the YMCA and 4:30 p.m. on the Town Green The Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Merchants Association and Westport P.A.L. team up to offer a wonderful Halloween event for the children of Westport. Children will march up Main Street, trick or treating along the way, eventually […] Read More »

Newington Trick or Treating at Stew Leonard’s!

Wednesday, October 28th at 4:00pm – 5:00pm Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard’s Characters On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., children (12 and under) are invited to dress up in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard’s to go trick or treating throughout the store. Each department in the store will […] Read More »

Safe Kids Halloween Party 2015

Thursday, October 29th at 6:00pm 2nd Annual Safe kids Halloween Party… This is a FREE EVENT for our YOUTH to celebrate in a SAFE Environment , There will be Sno Cones, Cotton Candy, Pop Corn, Plenty of Candy, inflateables and much more……to come SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!! Pantanal Restaurant & Churrascaria 215 Frank St, Bridgeport, Connecticut […] Read More »

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 30 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for this spooktacular celebration, NCNC-style. We’ll learn about and meet some creepy critters who remind us of All Hallows Eve (spiders, bats, snakes, & more), before getting the chance to make our very own slime. We’ll wrap up […] Read More »

Halloween Ghost Tour

Annual Ghost Tour – October 30th at 6:30pm Our annual ghost tour through Bethel, led by storyteller Marty Bishop, is back on Friday October 30th. Starting at 6:30pm at the Second Meeting House at 40 Main Street in Bethel, you’ll go on a haunted walking tour around downtown. The evening winds down with cider and […] Read More »

The New Children’s Museum Invites Families to Celebrate at their Annual Spooktacular

The Annual Spooktacular will be held October 30th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm The New Children’s Museum of West Hartford has a frighteningly good time planned for families with children of all ages at their Annual Spooktacular, being held this year on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Kids and families are encouraged to wear […] Read More »

2015 Orange Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 31 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1pm – Car Entry and set-up 2pm – Trunk or Treating Begins 3pm – Prizes Awarded, pack up, go home Rain Date is Sunday, November 1, 2015. Bring your appetite!! Since the event is around lunch time, we’ll be having Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck as well as the Cannoli […]Read More »

Spooktacular! Event

Saturday, October 31, 10am – 5pm Join us for our annual Halloween Spooktacular! Exploding pumpkins, costume parades, eat a bug, storytelling with Ms. Karen, Halloween photo booth and more! 1/2 Price Admission for Guests in Costume! Free glow-in-the-dark spider rings! Make a sparkly, spooky or strange mask with a $3 per mask donation. The Discovery […]Read More »

NEWINGTON Halloween Character Breakfast

Saturday, October 31st at 9:00am – 10:00am Halloween Day Character Breakfast On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Stew Leonard’s in Newington will host a Halloween breakfast with our most beloved costumed characters including Wow the Cow! The farm-fresh menu will feature bacon, eggs, sausage, bagels, donuts fresh fruit, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. There are […] Read More »

Halloween Trick or Treat! – Mystic

Halloween Trick or Treat! Saturday, October 31, 2015 4:00 PM Calling all ghosts and goblins – Olde Mistick Village is hosting its annual Halloween evening. The shops will welcome costumed characters with yummy candy and you can choose which shop keepers look the spookiest! website: http://www.oldemistickvillage.com Location: Olde Mistick Village – 27 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, […] Read More »

TRICK OR TREAT – Mystic Seaport

October 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Calling all kids: get dressed up in your favorite costume and come trick or treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls! This is a perfect and safe Halloween activity for children under the age of 10. Parents, please park in Latitude 41° Restaurant’s parking lot and walk across Greenmanville […] Read More »

All Hallow’s Eve All-Day Party

October 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Halloween fun lasts all day with treats and hands-on crafts. Visitors are encouraged to dress up as kings and queens, princes and princesses, each with a faerie twist to march in our Romping through the Royal Realm costume parade that begins at 11:30am. Prizes awarded for Best […] Read More »

Monster Mash

Saturday, October 31 — All Day Long! This year our not-so-scary, silly, fun, favorite Halloween event is during the day! Dress up in your favorite costumes as you enjoy games, face-painting and a treasure hunt. We can even help you prepare for trick-o-treating as you create masks, decorate pumpkins and design your own tote bag […] Read More »

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 31st at 12:00pm – 2:00pm We will be hosting our annual Halloween “Spooktacular” event on Saturday, October 31 from 12pm – 2pm. Kids 12 and under are invited to come dressed in their costumes to trick-or-treat at participating stores in the center*. *Please note not all stores are participating in Trick-or-Treating. Participating retailers […] Read More »

Danbury Halloween Character Breakfast

Saturday, October 31st at 9:00 am Halloween Breakfast with the Characters On Saturday October 31st, 2015, families are invited to attend a Halloween Breakfast with Stew’s most loved characters. The first breakfast seating will be at 9:00 a.m., followed by a second seating at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $7.95/each for children 11 & under and […]Read More »

Halloween Trick or Treat Street

Date: October 31, 2015 Event Description: Get ready for some Halloween Fun! 11:00am Magic Show inside the Municipal Center 12:00pm – Halloween Party on the Lawn of the Municipal Center – Costume Contest, Dance Party, Games, & Inflatables 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Trick or Treat Street along Greenwood Ave More details coming soon! – See […] Read More »

Trick-or-treat at Jillson Square

Date: Saturday, October 31st Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm TRUNK OR TREAT along Main Street Come to this fun and safe way to trick-or-treat! Trunk-or-Treating, also known as Halloween Tailgating or Tailgate Trick-or-Treat is a simple concept and a fun alternative. A group of people park their Halloween decorated vehicles in a central location, ours being […] Read More »

This list will grow over time so check back. If your favorite Halloween event or venue isn’t listed please contact us to placesforkidsct@gmail.com


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