Halloween Events for Kids in Connecticut

ScreenHunter_363 Sep. 25 20.37It’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:

Masquerade Weekend at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire - Norwich

ScreenHunter_393 Sep. 25 21.09Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th, 2013 10:30am-6pm

Halloween isn’t just for kids. Grown ups can enjoy it too! Get more use out of your Halloween costume by visiting the Faire for a spook-tacular day of fun. * Saturday Kids Halloween Costume Contest – Enter this frightfully fun costume contest to win cool prizes! Prize for best Youth costume. * Sunday Adult Halloween Costume Contest – Enter this frightfully fun costume contest to win cool prizes! Prize for best Adult costume.* Saturday & Sunday: Safe Trick or Treat – Trick or Treat at the Faire couldn’t be better for parents. While your little ghosts and goblins trick or treat for candy at each of our merchant booths you’ll have an excuse to shop the kids will agree with. Discover unique items you won’t find at the mall ranging from jewelry, clothing, and housewares to swords, toys, and collectables. Royal Parade: Adults and children in Halloween costumes are encouraged to march with us in the royal parade. Included with same-day admission to the Faire.

Location: Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave, Norwich CT

Pumpkintown USA - East Hamptom

ScreenHunter_366 Sep. 25 20.47September 21, 2013 – October 31, 2013 Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Great place for the youngsters for a Halloween treat. A non-scary adventure through a town with a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. There are different scenes througout the “village” include the wedding scene. Take “The Ride,” a hay ride through Pumpkintown forest and catch a glimpse of more than 30 pumpkin-headed characters and their dwellings.  Pumpkintown Admission: On weekends and on Columbus Day $4.00 per person Weekdays $1.00 per person Non Walking Infants are Free ***25% of your admission is donated to The Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation***

Location:  93 East High Street East Hampton, Connecticut 06424

Sixth Annual Haunted Miniature Golf Benefit - Farmington

•Thursdays & Fridays (10/17–18 & 10/24–25) 4–9 pm
• Saturdays (10/19 & 10/26) 11 am–9 pm
•Sundays (10/20 & 10/27) 11 am–8 pm

ScreenHunter_414 Oct. 05 01.39Vicious vampires, wicked witches and spooky skeletons rule the nights and the days during the FVVA’s 6th Annual Haunted Miniature Golf benefit event. 18 holes of Halloween fun await participants upon entering the course under the 12-foot-high Jack-O-Lantern. Wander through a Haunted Graveyard, visitDracula’s Fountain and the Haunted Pirate’s Tavern, and try to catch a mysterious moving doughnut at the 18th hole. Halloween treats and a special door prize will be available at the Ice Cream Parlor. Face painting and photos with ‘Garish the Ghoul’ are available for those who dare.

Admission is $10 per person. Advance ticket sales are not required and all credit cards are accepted. For more information and to purchase tickets by phone, contact Nancy Anstey at 860.676.8878.

Location: Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor, 1048 Farmington Avenue (Rte 4), Farmington, CT.

Mystic Seaport Sights & Frights nights

ScreenHunter_423 Oct. 06 06.08October 18, 19, 25 and 26, from 6-9:30 pm

Join us for a haunted Halloween celebration that features fun for the entire family! Walk through the haunted schooner and be sure not to run into the spirit of a ghostly sailor along the way. Listen to scary stories for all ages and watch as “The Curse of the Demeter” unfolds with three spine-chilling scenes inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Explore our pumpkin patch and hear songs of the season. Sights & Frights requires a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Tickets are $16 per person (member $12) and children ages 3 and under will be admitted for free.

Location: Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355

Mystic Aquarium Fall-O-Ween

 October 19 & 20, 26 & 27  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

ScreenHunter_426 Oct. 06 06.46Ghosts and ghouls of all ages—celebrate crisp, glorious fall at Mystic Aquarium’s family-friendly Fall-O-Ween! October 19-20 and 26-27 we’re decking out the aquarium with fall decorations and celebrating with fun activities such as scavenger hunts, Halloween crafts, be amazed by a juggler and so much more! Check out our talented divers who not only carve pumpkins, but they are so good they can carve pumpkins underwater! The fish really get in on the action, with pumpkin being a favorite treat.

Location: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997

Jump Zone SPOOK-TACULAR Halloween Costume Party - Canton

Saturday October 19, 2013 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

ScreenHunter_475 Oct. 15 17.43We’re having a party, You’re in for a scare, It’s a Halloween bash so dress up if you dare.. October 19th From 6:00PM till 9:00PM Ages 6-14 (for DROP & Shop) All Ages with Parent $25.00 For Fist Child $20.00 for every child after that MUST BE SAME HOUSEHOLD THIS IS A CALL AHEAD EVENT OR EMAIL AND LET US KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE A SPOT FOR YOUR CHILD BY OCTOBER 16th, 2013 Please have your child bring a Pillow Case to decorate. The decorations will be permanent so make sure it’s a extra NOT NEEDED pillow case. We will also have Paper Bags if you do not have a spare pillow case. The Party WILL INCLUDE: Pizza, snacks, Sweet Treats, Punch and more for food. Candy Crafts and decorate your trick or treat bag. (this is what the pillow case is for) Games and contest to win prizes such as: Guess the Candy corn # in the Jar, Best costume, Doughnut on a string, Halloween Bingo, Freeze Dance, and more. Scavenger Hunt and Relay race will also be amongst the festivities of the night. PARENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO STAY BUT ARE WELCOME. MAKE SURE YOU DRESS UP !!! THERE WILL BE PRIZES !!!

Location: 15 Cheryl Drive Canton, CT 06019

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

ScreenHunter_411 Oct. 05 01.23Saturday October 19, 2013 – 8:30am

Join us for some pre-Halloween Healthy Fun!! Register for the 5k, 10k, Kids’ Fun Run and plan to stick around a while after the races to enjoy live music, refreshments, and a Fitness & Lifestyle vendor expo.

We’re at the Municipal Center this year joining the Healthy Living Expo and Healthy Taste of Bethel for an awesome afterparty with fun family activities, music, food, and over 75 vendors in health, fitness, lifestyle, and organic living. website

Location: 1 School St. in Downtown Bethel

Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Presents “SPOOKY NIGHTS”

October 18th & 19th

BOARDING  TIMES: 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm & 8:30pm

large_hayrideCome to the Brooklyn Fairgrounds and take a hay wagon ride that will take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget! You will see ghosts, vampires and other spooky sights as you make your way by wagon through the fairgrounds. “Spooky Nights” is an event the whole family can enjoy! It will include a lit Jack- o-Lanterns display, hay wagon ride around the fairgrounds and a scary walkthrough Haunted House in the Better Living building. Bonfire area with food vendors will be available for all those folks who dared to take the haunted ride and for all those with General Admission tickets. Check out our not-so-scary Spooky Land, with activities for the kids! Don’t forget to stop by the Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Tent.

Location: Brooklyn Fairgrounds. Rte. 169 & 15 Fairgrounds Rd. Brooklyn, 06234

Howl-O-Ween at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo – Bridgeport

ScreenHunter_380 Sep. 25 21.00October 18h,19th, 25th & 26th, 2013 6:30 PM

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring an ‘Urban Legends’ Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include FREE face painting, and of course, CANDY! Don’t miss this frighteningly good time! Admission is $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the gate. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the ‘scarier’ activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+.

Location: 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610

10th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, OCTOBER 19, 2013 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ScreenHunter_417 Oct. 06 05.12The 10th Annual Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Office of the Mayor, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Knights of Columbus, will be held on Saturday, October 19th, on the TOWN GREEN. Decorated pumpkins will be displayed around the Green for judging and everyone’s enjoyment. Please join in the fun and enter the PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! CHILDREN’S COSTUME PARADE NEW & IMPROVED HAY MAZE, TRACTOR DISPLAYS and MUCH, MUCH MORE…

Location: Town Green 19 Center St. Prospect, 06712

Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard’s Characters 

ScreenHunter_368 Sep. 25 20.50Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M (Danbury) Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M (Norwalk) Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M (Newington)

Children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard’s to go trick or treating throughout the store. Each department 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. Stew Leonard’s famous characters, including mascot Wow the Cow, will be available for taking photos with the children.

Locations: 99 Federal Road, Danbury, CT - 100 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT - 3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT

Halloween Parade & Party - Windsor 

ScreenHunter_389 Sep. 25 21.06October 24th, 2013 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Children up to age 8 and their families will have some Halloween fun tonight. Wear your costume for our annual Halloween Parade inside the library and then participate in a not-to-be-missed Halloween Party. Call 860 285-1914 to register.

Location: Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor CT 06095

Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade – Chester

ScreenHunter_367 Sep. 25 20.48October 25, 2013 - 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT. Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center. Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade Pumpkin carving contest along with Costumed Art Gallery Openings Halloween Parade and Halloween Hayrides in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Costumes are encouraged. Dancing in the village center to monster mash music is mandatory. Shops and Galleries will be offering treats. Bring a carved pumpkin to The Local Beet for a raffle ticket to merchant donated prizes.

Location: The Local Beet, 16 Main Street Chester, CT

The Enchanted Forest A Hoot of a Halloween - Fairfield

ScreenHunter_392 Sep. 25 21.08Friday, October 25, 2013 5:30 – 7:30

Bring your ghosts and goblins for a hoot of a Halloween at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Enchanted Forest on October 25. An excellent nature-themed alternative or addition to the traditional Halloween celebration, the Enchanted Forest introduces fascinating, entertaining (and educational!) information about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Participants will have a fun – but not scary – experience when they are escorted around the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights. The night also features fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center’s creepy and crawly critters. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. The Enchanted Forest is held rain or moonshine. Guided walks leave approximately every fifteen minutes beginning at 5:30 and the last walk leaves at 7:30. Pre-registration and pre-payment required at time of registration. Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to reserve your walk time. Program fee CAS members $10/child, $2/adult; Non-members: $15/children, $2/adult. Call early or you don’t stand a ghost of a chance.

Location: CT Audubon Society, Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT

Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt - Willimantic

Friday, October 25, 2013 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ScreenHunter_480 Oct. 18 18.50Award ceremony will be at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to come & enjoy the Halloween festivities at Jillson Square in downtown Willimantic, CT. The festivities will include; Pumpkin carving contest, Trunk or Treat, Halloween music. There is no cost for this program. Carved pumpkins should be brought to Jillson Square between 5:30-6:30 pm. Award Ceremony will be at 7:00 pm (bring a small candle to insert into your pumpkin)

Event schedule: Pumpkin drop off 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Trunk or Treat 5:30 pm-6:30pm Pumpkin viewing 6:30 pm-7:00 pm Pumpkin Carving Awards 7:00 pm Pumpkin carving prizes will be given by age groups: 4 & under, 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16 -Adults.

Location: Jillson Square in downtown Willimantic, CT

Bethel Trick-or-Treat Street & Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 26th, 2013  from 1PM-4PM

ScreenHunter_370 Sep. 25 20.51On Saturday, October 26th from 1PM-4PM, historic downtown Bethel and the Municipal Center Lawn will be transformed into a festive and fun community-building event in celebration of Halloween. Children will trick-or-treat along Historic Greenwood Avenue (look for pumpkin stickers in the window of participating businesses) and take part in the fun activities as they walk from table to table on the Municipal Center lawn. Activities may include face painting, bean bag toss, coloring, mini pumpkin painting, etc.  There will also be a fun lineup of events at the Municipal Center including a Magic Show by The Magic of Danny Diamond, Live Band to welcome the Zombies (they will walk from Sycamore to the Municipal Center), a  Zombie Combat Demo by Karate America, a Monster Mash performance by Bethel School of Dance as well as the annual Costume Contest with prizes provided by The Toy Room.  Mark your calendars now – this is one family event you won’t want to miss!

Location: 1 School Street Bethel, CT 06801

Monster Mash: Questions and Mysteries! at Stepping Stones Museum for Children – NORWALK

Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:00 – 8:30 pm

ScreenHunter_371 Sep. 25 20.52Don’t be bored out of your gourd this Halloween. Join us for some not-so-scary, good fun! Save the date and start planning your costume for this annual favorite. Activities:
Guess Who? Come in costume and reveal your disguise as you masquerade in a fashion show!
Your Nose Knows - Can you sense your favorite scents? Let your nose do the investigation.
Treasure Quest - Unlock and use clues to scamper throughout the museum on a scavenger hunt!
Detective 101 - Make your own magnifying glass to assist in all your explorations!
Mysterious Messages - Uncover the hidden stories and pictures! Make your own secret script with invisible ink.
Feeling for Answers - What’s inside the box? Only your fingers can find out.
Fact or Fiction - What is pretend and what is real? Have your mind boggled by the wonders of real life.
Puzzling Parade –  Join our parade and we will see… how many costumes will there be?
Members $10/person  Non-members $12/person  Children under one get in FREE

Location: Stepping Stones Museum for Children – 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Good Witch, Bad Witch, Whichever Witch Halloween Party & C’OZtume Parade - Old Lyme

Saturday, October 26, 2013 10am-5pm

ScreenHunter_372 Sep. 25 20.52Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Halloween fun lasts all day with treats and hands-on crafts. Visitors are encouraged to dress up like witches, faeries, scarecrows, and such to march in our We’re Off to See the Wizard costume parade that begins at 11am. Prizes awarded for Best Oz, Best Faerie, and Best Witch.  $15 Adults $14 Seniors (62+) $13 Students $5 Members Children 12 and under are FREE

Location: Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 0637

9th annual HALLOWEEN spooktacular – New Britain

ScreenHunter_373 Sep. 25 20.54Saturday October 26, 2013 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Admission! Event will include Halloween attractions, Trick or Treat candy, DJ music, inflatable amusements, Basketball Shoot Out, spin art, arts and crafts, kettle corn, Halloween costume parade and more.  First 500 trick or treaters receives a free goody bag.  Halloween costume parade at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Darius Miller Music Shell at Walnut Hill Park 200 Grand St. New Britain, 06051

Halloween Extravaganza at Birdseye Complex (Fantasy Land)  - Stratford

ScreenHunter_374 Sep. 25 20.55Saturday, October 26 from 4-6 pm.

This year the theme is Fantasy Land! Costume awards are given as well as treats.
Be your favorite Fantasy Costumed Character. Celebrate and have fun with games, moon bounce, candy, shows, music and costume contest. Fun for Everyone!! Date is Saturday, October 26 at Birdseye Complex from 4-6 pm. Children 12 & under must come with an adult. Tickets go on sale September 23. Fee is $5.00 per child. No fee for those 18 and older accompanying a child. Volunteers are always welcome to help at this event.

Location: 468 Birdseye Street Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Annual Halloween Costume Party & Parade - Washington

ScreenHunter_375 Sep. 25 20.56October 26, 2013 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm

A festive party with crafts, games and spooky stories. Dress in Halloween costume for a trick or treat parade through the Library.

Location: Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. | 5 Wykeham Road Washington, CT 06793

4th Annual Boo Bash Bridgeport – Bridgeport

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 2pm-5pm. 

ScreenHunter_377 Sep. 25 20.57Mark your calendars! Downtown Bridgeport will host The 4th Annual Boo Bash on Saturday, October 26, 2012 (2-5pm). This FREE event is intended for families with children age 12 and under. Parents must accompany children during event. Featured activities will be hosted in the historic Arcade Mall at 1001 Main St. Bring the children in costume for games, crafts and treats. This year we are expanding the party to showcase the developing downtown. Winners of the costume contest will receive gift certificates to be used at Gumdrop Swap Childrens & Maternity Boutique at 993 Main St.

Location: Arcade Mall at 1001 Main St. Bridgeport

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Essex

ScreenHunter_379 Sep. 25 20.59Saturday, October 26 2013 From 5 -8 p.m

This is the 13th year for the town event and all residents of Centerbrook, Essex and Ivoryton are encouraged to get creative with their pumpkin carving. In the past, the event had over 250 Jack-O-Lanterns decorating the Ivoryton Town Green with almost 1,500 people in attendance. There will also be the haunted library and entertainment provided by “The Federation”. Returning sponsors will be providing refreshments and kids’ activities.

Location: Ivoryton Green, Main Street Ivoryton, CT 06442

New London Halloween Town

ScreenHunter_387 Sep. 25 21.05Friday October 26, 2012 6:00 PM – 10:00 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.
Halloween Town is open October 26th from 6pm-10pm in downtown New London. Spooky fun with many FREE events.From our Halloween Dance Party to Hay Rides and a Haunted Corn Maze, be sure not to a night in Halloween Town! Spooky attractions at New London Halloween Town include: Haunted Corn MazeHay Rides & Costume Contests, Safe Trick-or-Treating, Food, Ghouls, Goblins & More…

Location: New London Waterfront Park, 2 State Street, New London CT

37th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run, Kent

ScreenHunter_386 Sep. 25 21.05Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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 course certified course starts and finishes at Kent Green in front of Town Hall. Join the festivities at the start /finish area – Music, Refreshments (including Billy’s famous Pumpkin Soup!), Face Painting, Halloween fun and much more. Post Race party for all!

Location: Kent Town Hall 41 Kent Green Boulevard Kent, CT 06757

Halloween Spooktacular - Guilford

ScreenHunter_381 Sep. 25 21.00Sunday, October 27 2:00 – 4:00p.m.
 

Guilford Parks and Recreaton along with Guilford Youth & Family presents… Halloween Spooktacular  Magic show by Amazing Andy, costume contest, pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon animals, DJ, big chair pictures,  ice cream sundaes and MORE! Register to participate in the TRUNK OR TREAT on Park Street: Decorate your trunk and pass out treats to those that attend the event! Register using program #41106 A1 using www.guilfordparkrec.com.

Location: Guilford Green, CT Park ST, Guilford, Connecticut 06437

The Connection Wicked Good 5K  – New Haven

ScreenHunter_383 Sep. 25 21.01Sunday October 27 8: 30 AM – 11:00 AM

Start your Halloween off right!  The event starts at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven with scenic views of New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound. Run or walk the 5K race, then kick back and enjoy the fun Family Festival! Youngsters will enjoy the Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run. Family Festival and Post Race Party Enjoy food and drinks, music and kids’ activities, including face painting, games and costume contest. Also, enjoy free carousel rides! Kid’s Race will have a nominal entry fee for participants. Kid’s activities after the race will be free.

Location: Lighthouse Point Park 2 Lighthouse Rd. New Haven, 06511

Niantic Village Halloween Parade

ScreenHunter_384 Sep. 25 21.02Sunday, October 27, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Come one, come all, to one of the most highly entertaining events in town ~ the annual Niantic Halloween Parade.
Sponsored by the East Lyme Business Organization and the East Lyme Parks & Rec. Dept., the parade will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m., when children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for “Tricks and Treats”. Among the parade’s signature features is the always popular Halloween Parade which will begin at 2:00 p.m. (starting at Hole-in-the-Wall) Candy for the kids and costume prizes to be awarded.

Location: Town of East Lyme, Niantic, CT 06357

RCA Halloween Celebration - Norwalk

Sunday, October 27th from 1:00-3:00pm.

ScreenHunter_477 Oct. 15 18.08Come 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…

Volunteers are needed at 9:00am to set up the hay maze. Kids who want to work in the Haunted House should come at 12:00 noon.

Location: 33 Highland Ave Norwalk, CT 06853

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm & ‘Ick-Fest’ at Overbrook - Stamford

Sunday, October 27, 1 pm – 3 pm

ScreenHunter_476 Oct. 15 18.05Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends! Grab a map and head off in search of different ‘treats’ at the trick or treating stations around Heckscher Farm. See what Dakota the Clydesdale, Big Sis the pig, our calves Moose and Monty, or our new little piglets have to offer.

Then, celebrate all things creepy and crawly at our annual ‘Ick-Fest’ at Overbrook Nature Center building. Visit our snakes, tarantulas, lizards, worms and other animals! Explore our slime table, make crafts featuring bats and spiders, and even have your picture taken with a snake. Don’t forget your treat bag!

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Location: 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT 06903

Halloween Spooktacular - Guilford

Sunday, October 27 2:00-4:00p.m.

Magic show by Amazing Andy, costume contest, pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon animals, DJ, big chair pictures, ice cream sundaes and MORE! Register to participate in the TRUNK OR TREAT on Park Street: Decorate your trunk and pass out treats to those that attend the event! Register using program #41106 A1 using www.guilfordparkrec.com.

Location: Guilford Green, CT Park ST, Guilford, Connecticut 06437

Halloween Carnival & Costume Parade – Bristol

Sunday, October 28,2013 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

ScreenHunter_481 Oct. 18 18.59The Bristol Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its 17th annual Halloween Carnival and Costume Parade on Sunday, October 28th from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the new playground in Rockwell Park. Children who wish to participate in the costume parade should arrive in costume between 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a costume parade at 12:00 noon, followed by a magic show by the Amazing Andy from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Children are invited to participate in carnival games and arts and crafts. In addition to train rides and Big Daddy’s Racing. Twinkles and Jingles the clowns and a magician will also be walking around and visiting with the children. Each child will receive a free reflective trick or treat bag to keep their arts and crafts and carnival prizes in. Children participating in the costume parade will receive a small bag of treats. This is a free event.

Location: Rockwell Park Pavilion and Playground Area Bristol, CT 06010

Halloween Spectacular – Westport

ScreenHunter_388 Sep. 25 21.06Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3 p.m. in front of the YMCA and 4 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 making their way to Town Hall for more treats. Afterwards, a gathering on the Green will take place with fun-filled entertainment from DJ’s Music Mania and lots of cookies and juice. Snack and drinks from Parks and Recreation will be available. Don’t let the rain scare you…. the parade might be canceled but the entertainment will move to the Town Hall Auditorium.

Location: YMCA (59 Post Road East, Westport, CT) and Town Green

Spooktacular Dance Party With Java John Fogarty at Westfield Trumbull

ScreenHunter_369 Sep. 25 20.50Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:00pm until 6:00pm

Join us as we welcome Java John Fogarty for his “Scared Silly Musical Show” followed by a Halloween Dance Party, that is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Special Halloween Crafts will be available for the children to make and take home. Children are encouraged to come dressed up in costume to participate in all of the fun. This event is free to the public, so feel free to invite your friends.

Location: Westfield Trumbull, 5065 Main Street, Trumbull, 06611

Halloween Party – Plainville

ScreenHunter_390 Sep. 25 21.07Thursday October 31, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Preschool to 5th Grade. Refreshments, balloons and entertainment by Bryan Flint, Magician. Costume judging begins at 4:15 p.m. Parade following.

Location: Recreation Department 50 Whiting Street Plainville, CT 06062

TRICK OR TREAT - Mystic Seaport

October 31, 2013 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

ScreenHunter_378 Sep. 25 20.58Calling 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 Avenue to the Museum’s North Entrance. Enter through the North Gate and walk along the pumpkin path to the village locations where spooks are hiding behind exhibit doors to pass out treats. This year, we’re excited to offer more spooky Halloween treats in the Planetarium pumpkin patch, carnival games with prizes on the Playscapes, a balloon twister and a face painter to create additional merriment during the party! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own trick or treat bag. A $15 donation per family is requested to help defray costs. Please pre-register by calling 860.572.5331.

Location: 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT 06355

Halloween Trick or Treat! – Mystic

ScreenHunter_391 Sep. 25 21.07Thursday Oct 31, 2012 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Olde Mistick Village Merchants will be handing out treats on October 31 from 4-6 p.m. Come see your fellow ghosties and goblins as you stroll from shop to shop. Fun for everyone! Event held rain or shine.

Location: Olde Mistick Village – 27 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT 06355

Halloween Spooktacular at Westfield Connecticut Post – Milford

Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:00pm until 7:00pm

ScreenHunter_385 Sep. 25 21.03Westfield Connecticut Post will be hosting our annual Halloween “Spooktacular” event on Thursday, October 31st from 5pm – 7pm. Bring the kids dressed in their costumes for a chance to trick-or-treat at participating stores in the center. We will also feature live music and crafts. Children ages 12 and under can participate. Participating stores will have signs in their storefront windows to let shoppers know they are handing out candy.

Location: 1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, Connecticut 06460

This list will grow over time so check back. If your favorite Halloween event or venue isn’t listed or you have questions, use the comment box below to let us know!