Halloween Events in Western MA, 2012

Halloween in Western Massachusetts: 2012
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Find out about all the Halloween happenings throughout Western MA with Hilltown Families comprehensive list of Halloween activities happening for families. We will be adding to this list as Halloween approaches, so check back!

Saturday, Oct. 13th – Friday, Oct. 19th, 2012
Saturday, Oct. 20th – Friday, Oct. 26th, 2012
Saturday, Oct. 27th – Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2012

As with all of our suggested events, families are asked to take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, place, age appropriateness and costs before heading out.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012

Halloween Costume Swap

Hilltown Families event. Free and open to all.

9:30am – COSTUME SWAP: Hilltown Families has organized two informal community swaps to happen on one day! Families with kids of all ages can bring their outgrown winter wear and Halloween costumes (& props) to swap with other families in the area in the Community Room of the Meekins Library! No need to buy new when we can reuse and swap with your friends & neighbors! Free and open to families with children of all ages. Route 9. Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

11am-3pm – HAUNTED MUSEUM: Amherst College’s Mead Museum of Art becomes a haunted museum for the day. This family fun day will have Halloween-themed activities for all ages, a “candlelit” tour, creepy scavenger hut, mask making, refreshments and more. The museum is located on the campus of Amherst College. Intersection of Routes 9 & 116. Amherst, MA (FREE)

11-11:30am - HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Ramsdell Library will host a Halloween craft, making skeletons! 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street. Housatonic, MA (FREE)

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Visit Jiminy Peak for a scary tour called 13 Nights at Jiminy – that’s based a little bit on legend, and mostly in some spooky local history. There are special tours of the location (which depart every 15 minutes), as well as a haunted mountain roller coaster and a scary tree-top zipline. Open to families with older kids (minimum age is 10, but it’s pretty creepy!), the tour explores the former hillside Plantation of Jericho – settled by sheep farmers to avoid a sickness believed to exist in the valley – and explores the 13 Nights legend, in which sheep at the plantation disappear overnight for thirteen nights out of the year. Open Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween. 413-738-5500. 37 Corey Road. Hancock, MA. ($$)

5-8pm - SPOOKY SAFARI - The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center will have a Spooky Safari Oct 13/14 & Oct 20/21. Come in costume for a fund and safe night of trick or treat. Meet the animals of the zoo and participate in games and costume contests. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2012

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm - SPOOKY SAFARI - The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center will have a Spooky Safari Oct 13/14 & Oct 20/21. Come in costume for a fund and safe night of trick or treat. Meet the animals of the zoo and participate in games and costume contests. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2012

7pm – HALLOWEEN FILM STUDIES: Images Cinema and Williams College screen, “Rinne (Reincarnation),” a 2005 film by Takashi Shimizu. It’s a horror film (for teens 18yo+ and adults!) about a movie director making a movie about a college professor who creates a massacre while studying reincarnation. The film addresses Japanese Buddhist ideas about the fate of the departed – and is part of a Halloween-themed film series designed to put the holiday into an academic light. 413-597-4277. 50 Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2012

3:30pm – ZOMBIES: The West Springfield Library hosts “Zombification Workshop” for t(w)eens (grades 6 and up). Pre-register. 413-736-4561. 200 Park Street. West Springfield, MA (FREE)

7pm – SPOOKY TALES: West Springfield Library hosts “Wild, Weird and Creepy Tales” for a night of spooky tales for youth ages 11yo and older (open to adults too!). 413-736-4561. 200 Park Street. West Springfield, MA (FREE)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2012

4pm – COSTUME SWAP: Still not sure what to be for Halloween? Is the penguin costume that you’ve worn twice too small now? Visit the Holyoke Public Library and participate in a costume swap – it’s the perfect place to find a complete costume, or to collect pieces and get inspired! 413-238-9838. 221 Appleton Street. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

5-8pm – HALLOWEEN HEROES: Pittsfield’s final 3rd. Thursday of the year takes place tonight! The event celebrates hometown heroes and superheroes – and attendees are encouraged to dress as heroes of all sorts (like a comic book superhero, or a local hero like a fireman, doctor, or veteran). Explore galleries, shops, and restaurants to see artwork of all types in a variety of media, created by local artists! Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

5:30-7pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Carve a pumpkin masterpiece at the Hitchcock Center! Each pumpkin carved will help to light the forest path at the center’s Enchanted Forest. There will be tools, patterns, and other materials provided. Families can take their pumpkins home after the forest event is finished (on Sunday, 10/21). No age limits, but kids any age who can be safe and productive while work is taking place are welcome. 413-256-6006. 525 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2012

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTEDHAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8:30pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The forest at the Hitchcock Center is lighting up and coming alive with creatures who would love to share their stories with you! Visit the Enchanted Forest to navigate along the pumpkin-lit paths and learn about various animals and their unique characteristics as you journey! The theme this year is “50-Something” (in celebration of the center’s 50th anniversary) – forest animals include a salamander with 50+ spots and a 50-year-old turtle. Advance tickets not required, but are strongly suggested. 413-256-6006. 525 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. ($)

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

6, 7, and 8pm – VICTORIAN ERA SEANCE: Get in touch with ancient spirits at a Victorian era seance! The eerie events take place at the Old Mill on the Falls Inn, and feature fortune telling, a real life crystal ball and medium, and a spirit cabinet, used by mediums in order to get in touch with spirits. Visitors can also have their picture taken with a spooky invisible apparition (which will appear in the photo after it’s taken). Recommended for kids 13+. 87 School Street. Hatfield, MA. ($$)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Visit Jiminy Peak for a scary tour called 13 Nights at Jiminy – that’s based a little bit on legend, and mostly in some spooky local history. There are special tours of the location (which depart every 15 minutes), as well as a haunted mountain roller coaster and a scary tree-top zipline. Open to families with older kids (minimum age is 10, but it’s pretty creepy!), the tour explores the former hillside Plantation of Jericho – settled by sheep farmers to avoid a sickness believed to exist in the valley – and explores the 13 Nights legend, in which sheep at the plantation disappear overnight for thirteen nights out of the year. Open Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween. 413-738-5500. 37 Corey Road. Hancock, MA. ($$)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2012

9am-1pm – HALLOWEEN: Paint the town today – literally! Community members can sign up to help paint windows of businesses in downtown Amherst in preparation for Halloween – design the spookiest Jack O’ Lantern you can, or practice your bat-painting skills! Registration required by Oct 18 – visit the LSSE office in the Bangs Center. 413-259-3065. 70 Boltwood Walk. Amherst, MA (<$)
11am – HALLOWEEN GALLERY QUEST: Dress in costume and visit Mass MoCA for a Halloween gallery tour and some hands-on artmaking! Kids will learn about the work being shown in the museum’s KidSpace, and then will get to try out interesting materials for themselves. 413-662-2111. 87 Marshall Street. North Adams, MA. ($)

11-11:30am – HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Ramsdell Library will host a Halloween craft, making Halloween Shadow Puppets! 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street. Housatonic, MA (FREE)

1-4pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Wild Oats Market is having a Halloween party this afternoon! Stop by to carve a pumpkin, make a special mask, get your face painted (it’s like a temporary mask!), bob for apples, and more! 320 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

1-5pm – MASK MAKING: The Royal Frog Ballet Performance Collective will hold a Mask-Making Workshop for all ages. Sign up by emailing theroyalfrogball@gmail.com. Montague, MA

3-9pm – PUMPKINFEST: Pumpkins galore! The annual Franklin County Pumpkinfest fills Turners Falls’ Avenue A with more pumpkins than you’ve ever seen before! Costumes are encouraged, and families can bring their own painted or carved pumpkins to add to the display beginning at 10am. Along with the pumpkin display will be lots of fun family activities, beer for big people, and games and crafts for little people. Pair a visit to the event with a study of local agriculture – where do the pumpkins come from? How do they grow? When were they planted? It’s a great way to learn about the full season of farming that it takes to produce a pumpkin. Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm - SPOOKY SAFARI - The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center will have a Spooky Safari Oct 20/21. Come in costume for a fund and safe night of trick or treat. Meet the animals of the zoo and participate in games and costume contests. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

5-8:30pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The forest at the Hitchcock Center is lighting up and coming alive with creatures who would love to share their stories with you! Visit the Enchanted Forest to navigate along the pumpkin-lit paths and learn about various animals and their unique characteristics as you journey! The theme this year is “50-Something” (in celebration of the center’s 50th anniversary) – forest animals include a salamander with 50+ spots and a 50-year-old turtle. Advance tickets not required, but are strongly suggested. 413-256-6006. 525 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. ($)

5:30-8pm – HAUNTED FARM: The animals at Red Gate Farm are getting excited for Halloween – so excited, in fact, that they’ve decorated their barn! Visit the farm for a Halloween party and check out the Haunted Barn (not-so-scary), go for a hay ride, and enjoy Halloween treats and games. 413-625-9503. 4 Norman Road. Buckland, MA. ($)

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Visit Jiminy Peak for a scary tour called 13 Nights at Jiminy – that’s based a little bit on legend, and mostly in some spooky local history. There are special tours of the location (which depart every 15 minutes), as well as a haunted mountain roller coaster and a scary tree-top zipline. Open to families with older kids (minimum age is 10, but it’s pretty creepy!), the tour explores the former hillside Plantation of Jericho – settled by sheep farmers to avoid a sickness believed to exist in the valley – and explores the 13 Nights legend, in which sheep at the plantation disappear overnight for thirteen nights out of the year. Open Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween. 413-738-5500. 37 Corey Road. Hancock, MA. ($$)

7:30-11pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Dress as your favorite movie star and spend the night out in downtown Westfield for the second annual Haunted Harvest Halloween Restaurant and Pub Tour! Parents can meander through town to numerous locations, each decked out in Halloween decorations and filled with other costumed stars. Westfield, MA. ($$)

8pm-2am – PARANORMAL: Chicopee Paranormal Investigators (CPI) bring their equipment to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum to check out the paranormal activity in the historic house – and you can help! Participants will be trained to use some of the team’s equipment and will learn how to carefully conduct an investigation into the unknown. Best for teens and parents, the event is not for those who are easily scared! Reservations required. 413-536-1811. 104 Walker Street. Lenox, MA. ($$$) [SOLD OUT]

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2012

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm - SPOOKY SAFARI - The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center will have a Spooky Safari. Come in costume for a fund and safe night of trick or treat. Meet the animals of the zoo and participate in games and costume contests. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2012

6:30pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Easthampton Rag Shag parade begins at Maple Street School. Volunteers are needed to help stuff goody bags for the parade before had from 10am-12noon at the Safety Complex. Easthampton, MA (FREE)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2012

4-6pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY : Overlook at Northampton is hosting an intergenerational Halloween party with trick or treating, pumpkin decorating and more. Bring kids in costume and come interact with their elders. 413-584-8457. River Road. Leeds, MA (FREE)

4:30pm – GHOULS IN THE GALLERIES: Williams College Museum of Art hosts “Ghouls in the Galleries: Exploring the Monsters of WCMA’s Collection.” Monsters in the museum will be rooted out by Deena Bak (’13) and she will aid participants in understanding what these monsters reveal about the nature of fear from a variety of cultural perspectives. Best for older students interested in art and cultural studies. 413-597-2376. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive. Williamstown, MA

6-8pm – BOO BASH: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host their 18th annual “Boo Bash” for children and families. Come in costume to the Berkshire Towers dormitory building for a costume party & trick or treating. Best for children ages 6-11yo. 413-662-5249. 375 Church Street. North Adams, MA (FREE)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2012

1pm - HALLOWEEN MADNESS: School is out in Shutesbury! Halloween Madness Balloon Show with Jungle Jim happens at the Shutesbury Elementary School Gym. A Halloween treat for the entire family, presented by the Friends of the MN Spear Library. Shutesbury, MA (FREE)

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm – COSTUME PARTY: Celebrate Halloween with the South Hadley Family Center at a costume party! Takes place at St. Theresa’s Church. 413-533-7096. 9 East Parkview Drive. South Hadley, MA. (<$)

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

5:45-8:45pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Longmeadow Parks & Rec Dept. will host a Kids’ Nite Out Halloween Party for children ages 4-11yo. Drop the kids off for a safe and supervised party while adults enjoy a night out! 413-565-4160. Longmeadow, MA ($)

6pm – PUMPKIN WALK-ABOUT: Bring your very own home-carved jack-o-lantern to the Stockbridge Library to be showcased in the Pumpkin Walk-About! Visit the library to view pumpkins made by other community members, then come inside for a Halloween story and a treat. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

6-9pm – PUMPKIN WALK: Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! The Washington Pumpkin Walk takes place tonight – venture through the town park and check out all of the pumpkins. There will be a special performance from Ed the Wizard, and trick-or-treating (both from 6-7:30). Route 8. Washington, MA. (FREE)

6:30-8:30pm – HALLOWEEN DANCE: Berkshire South Regional Community Center hosts a Halloween Dance for kids ages 11-14yo. come in costume, play games and enjoy treats. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. Great Barrington, MA (>$) </strong?

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Visit Jiminy Peak for a scary tour called 13 Nights at Jiminy – that’s based a little bit on legend, and mostly in some spooky local history. There are special tours of the location (which depart every 15 minutes), as well as a haunted mountain roller coaster and a scary tree-top zipline. Open to families with older kids (minimum age is 10, but it’s pretty creepy!), the tour explores the former hillside Plantation of Jericho – settled by sheep farmers to avoid a sickness believed to exist in the valley – and explores the 13 Nights legend, in which sheep at the plantation disappear overnight for thirteen nights out of the year. Open Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween. 413-738-5500. 37 Corey Road. Hancock, MA. ($$)

6:45-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN SING-A-LONG: It’s Halloween Night at Mitteneague Park! Roger Ticknell will lead a family sing-a-long full of fun, silly holiday songs. After the show, kids will all get a special treat! In case of bad weather, even will take place at the middle school. 413-781-3020. Cowles Lane. West Springfield, MA. (FREE)

7pm – PARADE: Pittsfield will come alive tonight with all sorts of Halloween excitement! The super fun, annual Halloween Parade takes place – featuring spooky, scary, and exciting floats. Tyler Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

7-9pm – HALLOWEEN DANCE: Youth Center Inc hosts a Halloween Dance for kids ages 11-15yo. Come in costume for a contest & prizes. There will be a video DJ too! 413-743-3550. 20 East Street. Adams, MA

7-9pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Kops ‘n Kids n’ Costumes at the Otis Police Garage. There will be a Halloween dance with refreshments and a flashlight parade. Costume contest too! 413-269-0100. Otis, MA (FREE)

8-11pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: The YMCA of Greater Westfield will host their 25th annual Haunted House, boasted as being their spookiest ever! Not recommended for kids ages 7 & under. 67 Court St. Westfield, MA ($)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2012


11am - HALLOWEEN COOKING: Make a special Halloween food with the Berkshire Co-op! Kids can learn to make Monster Mash Dip and a cheddar cup to eat it from as part of the Kids Can Cook! series. Great for kids learning basic kitchen skills – plus cooking calls for some math and literacy skills, too – it’s multidisciplinary! Registration required. 413-528-9697. 42 Bridge Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

10am-4pm – HALLOWEEN MUSEUM: The Springfield Museums will host a Halloween Spooktacular with family programming all day. Learn about nocturnal creatures, see a zany laser show, participate in a hands-on science & art demo, or decorate a haunted house! 413-263-6800. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA ($)

10:30am – HALLOWEEN MAGIC SHOW: Tommy James presents a Halloween Magic Show at the Palmer Public Library Community Room. 1455 North Main Street. Palmer, MA (FREE)

10:30am-1pm – BOO BASH: The Monson Library goes all out today for a special Halloween party! The BOO Bash will feature storyteller Mary Jo Maichak sharing a set of spooky tales, jokes, and songs, plus tons of fun activities (and maybe some treats!). 2 High Street. Monson, MA. (FREE)

11-11:30am – HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Ramsdell Library will host a Halloween craft, making spooky Halloween themed paintings! 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street. Housatonic, MA (FREE)

11am-1pm – HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: The East Longmeadow Public Library Mom’s Club will host a Halloween Festival for families with kids up to 9yo! Come for sweets, games, costumes and more! 413-525-5400. East Longmeadow, MA (>$)

12noon – HALLOWEEN TEA: Join the Pelham Library for a haunted Halloween tea! Storyteller Davis Bates will share spooky seasonal stories, and there will be delicious treats for all. 413-253-0657. 2 South Valley Road. Pelham, MA. (FREE)

12noon-4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: The Meat Market will host a pumpkin carving contest for all ages. You can purchase pumpkins to care and refreshments will be available. 389 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington, MA (>$)

12noon-6pm – HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL: The Skeleton Crew Theater is hosting a Halloween Harvest Festival today! The event is a benefit for Blue Star Equiculture, the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Camp Kee Wanee, and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Highlights of the festival include performances by the theater company themselves, along with hay rides, a scarecrow village, kids games and activities, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music all day long! Takes place at Camp Kee Wanee. 413-475-0913. 1 Health Camp Road. Greenfield, MA. ($$)

12noon-7pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Carve a creative pumpkin and bring it to Easthampton’s Pumpkin Festival! There will be prizes for the funniest, scariest, cutest, and most original pumpkins – as well as games, live music, face painting, pie-eating and pie-baking contests, and booths featuring local farmers, artists, and artisans. Takes place at Nonotuck Park. Daley Field Road. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

1-4pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Jeepers Creepers- Ghouls and Goblins Halloween Party! Bring the family to the haunted doorstep of the Wistariahurst Museum for an afternoon of music, magic, games, crafts and goodie bags. Come in costume. Rain or shine. 413-322-5620. 238 Cabot Street. Holyoke, MA (>$)

1-4pm – COSTUME PARTY: Fountain Park will host a Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party! Bring your family for a party in their newly renovated barn. The whole family can dress up and enjoy a spirited storyteller, batty balloon art, creepy crafts, spellbinding snack, and a ghostly goodie bag. 413-596-2712. 883 Tinkham Rd. Wilbraham, MA (>$)

2pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: The Eric Carle Museum hosts a special Halloween visit with a hobgobline! David Hyde Costello will share his puppetry, music and art while reading “Here They Come” and “Little Pig Joins the Band.” Book signing follows. 413-658-1100. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA (FREE w/museum admission)

2-4pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Starting at the Russell Elementary School. Russell, MA (FREE)

2-4pm – HAWLEYWEEN: Hawleyween happens at Kenneth Dubuque State Forest. SCA MA Corps host this family friendly, environmentally-themed event. There will be nature-themed games and arts and crafts activities. 413-339-6631. Route 8A on the Hawley/ Plainfield town line between Plainfield and Charlemont. Hawley, MA (FREE)

2-4pm – RAG SHAG PARADE/SCARECROW MAKING: The Huntington Rec. Committee invites families to a rag shag parade starting at Pettis Field marching to the Town Common. On the Common, prizes will be awarded to different costume designs. Scarecrow making with follow. Hay provided but families should bring a “costume” for their scarecrows (old clothing, markers, scissors twine/rubberbands to help with tying arms & legs, etc.) (Rain cancels parade but scarcrow activities move to Stanton Hall.). Pettis Field/Town Common. Huntington, MA (FREE)

2-4pm - TRICK OR TREAT: North Street businesses invite youth to stop by in costume for trick or treating. Look for the bright “Trick or Treat Participating Merchant” signs in the windows/doors of participating businesses. 413-443-6501. North Street. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

3-4:30pm – HALLOWEEN STUDIES: White Square Books hosts “Ghost Stories of the Ancient Greeks and Romans” with UMass classic professor, Debbie Felton. Felton will lead participants to discover ancient Halloween-type festivals that celebrate the dead. 413-203-1717. 86 Cottage Street. Easthampton, MA (FREE)

3-8pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Celebrate Halloween in Chesterfield today, with a rag shag parade, pumpkin painting, and a spooky haunted house (Not too spooky, though.)! There will also be fun family games, food, and prizes for unique and exciting costumes. Rag-shag begins at 3pm at the Davenport School Building. Other activities take place at Russell Park. Route 143. Chesterfield, MA. (<$)

4-6pm – HALLOWEEN HARVEST FEST: Get some extra mileage out of your Halloween costume at the Congregational Church of South Hadley’s Harvest Festival! There will be crafts, games, clowning, music, treats, and more! 413-539-9373. 11 North Main Street. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: The Spectrum Playhouse hosts a Haunted House for families with kids ages 6yo+. Take a spooky tour of the Playhouse! 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin St. Lee, MA ($$)

5:30-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Youth Center Inc a Halloween party with Pumpkin decorating, bounce house, prizes, cotton candy, crafts, tons of games and more! Costume prizes will be issued too for different age divisions. 413-743-3550. 20 East Street. Adams, MA

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

6-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY – The Blandford Rec. Committee is sponsoring a Halloween party in the auditorium at the town hall with games, prizes, entertainment & refreshments. Ed the Wizard will appear using a bit of comedy, suspense, and many volunteers to weave together the importance of reading along with the fun of magic. Baked goods & candy donations are welcomed. Trick-or-treating booths will be set up behind the school too for residents to distribute Halloween treats and to meet neighbors. A warming fire will be ablaze. Open to all. 413-848-2459. Blandford, MA (FREE)

6:30-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN SONG & STORY: Celebrate around the campfire with singer/songwriter Roger Ticknell at Northfield Mountain! A locally beloved kids’ entertainer, Ticknell will share slightly spooky stories and special music. In case of bad weather, the event will take place inside the yurt. 860-430-2110. Millers Falls Road. Northfield, MA. (FREE)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Visit Jiminy Peak for a scary tour called 13 Nights at Jiminy – that’s based a little bit on legend, and mostly in some spooky local history. There are special tours of the location (which depart every 15 minutes), as well as a haunted mountain roller coaster and a scary tree-top zipline. Open to families with older kids (minimum age is 10, but it’s pretty creepy!), the tour explores the former hillside Plantation of Jericho – settled by sheep farmers to avoid a sickness believed to exist in the valley – and explores the 13 Nights legend, in which sheep at the plantation disappear overnight for thirteen nights out of the year. Open Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween. 413-738-5500. 37 Corey Road. Hancock, MA. ($$)

7pm -HALLOWEEN PARTY/PARADE: The Lenox Dale Fire Co. will host their annual Halloween Parade beginning at 7pm at St. Vincent dePaul Church (Crystal St.), marching to the Fire Station (Elm St.). Party for kids follows at the station. Lenox Dale, MA (FREE)

7pm – HAUNTED TOUR: Tour the spooky Skinner Mansion at the Wistariahurst Museum by candlelight – if you dare! The tour will be guided by a museum interpreter – reservations are required. Families (with older kids) can learn about the history behind the museum… especially the spooky parts. 413-322-5660. 238 Cabot Street. Holyoke, MA. ($)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2012


10:30am – COSTUME FUN RUN: Run in costume for the annual Halloween Fun Run! Sponsored by the Toasted Owl, the race raises money for the Cutchins Program for Children and Families. The event includes a 5K road race and a 2-mile fun run/walk for families. Race begins at 10:30- arrive early to register. 23 Main Street. Northampton, MA. ($$)

Sponsored by Hilltown Families.

11am - HALLOWEEN FIESTA: Halloween Costume Party with Mister G! Popular, international children’s music artist & local hero Mister G will be hosting a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume party at the Academy of Music Theatre. The event will double as a CD release concert for his Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning album, Chocolalala. The bilingual (Spanish/English) CD blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments and uniquely catchy songwriting. Mister G will also perform songs from his 2011 Grammy-nominated CD BUGS, called “irresistible” by People Magazine. Eat Pizza for Breakfast, wear your funkiest, scariest costume & come ready rock. Northampton, MA ($$)

12noon-6pm – HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL: The Skeleton Crew Theater is hosting a Halloween Harvest Festival today! The event is a benefit for Blue Star Equiculture, the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Camp Kee Wanee, and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Highlights of the festival include performances by the theater company themselves, along with hay rides, a scarecrow village, kids games and activities, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music all day long! Takes place at Camp Kee Wanee. 413-475-0913. 1 Health Camp Road. Greenfield, MA. ($$)

12:45pm – HALLOWEEN FEST: The Amherst Leisure Services host their annual Halloween Fest. Starts of with a rag shag parade through downtown, followed by a carnival and haunted house. There will be refreshments and music too. Happens at the Bangs Community Center. 413-259-3333. 4 Boltwood Ave. Amherst, MA (>$)

1pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Halloween Parade begins on Park Street. Adams, MA (FREE)

1-4pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Don your Halloween costume early and visit the Amelia Park Children’s Museum for a special Halloween celebration! There will be a costume parade, special treats, exciting decorations, and one pumpkin per visitor – for carving or painting. 413-572-4014. 29 South Broad Street. Westfield, MA. ($)

2pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: The Cheshire Halloween Parade begins at the Cheshire School and marches down to the police station. Cheshire, MA (FREE)

2pm – HALLOWEEN CIRCUS: SHOW Circus Studio and Manavi present “Otherworld” at the Northampton Center for the Arts. This mysterious Halloween tale features a fantastical troupe of circus performers, belly dancers, and musicians. The show includes partner acrobatics, aerial lyra, single point trapeze, aerial fabric, slack line, and roller blading in a theatrical presentation set to original live music and enhanced with three captivating belly dancers. 413-584-7327. 17 New South St. Northampton, MA ($$)

2-4pm – MONSTER MASH BASH: Monster Mash Bash at the Florence VFW with the Northampton Rec Department. Live DJ, snacks, crafts and lots-o-fun! For kids 9yo and younger, accompanied by an adult. Come in costume and bring your parents/guardian with you! 413-587-1040. 18 Meadow Street. Florence, MA (>$)

3-5:30pm – LITTLE GOBLINS FUN HOUSE: The Dalton Youth Center will host a Little Goblins Fun House for a not-so-spooky fun time for kids age 6yo and younger. Candy & health snacks with be distributed. 413-684-0260. 400 Main St. Dalton, MA. (FREE)

4:45pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY/RAG SHAG PARADE: Meet in costume at the Hopkins Academy parking lot and march in the parade! A non-scary fun time for families with elementary aged children, sponsored by the American Legion and Park & Rec. Rain cancels parade. 413-586-0221. Hadley, MA (FREE)

5-6:45pm or 7pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDES: McCray’s Farm hayrides have begun! Munchkin Rides (for kids) take place earlier in the evening – best for kids 7 and under (and their grown-ups), the ride is slow but exciting! Rides for big kids begin at 7pm and run until the line is gone. Runs Friday-Sunday through Halloween. The farm also features homemade ice cream, animals, and mini golf. 413-533-0775. 33 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. ($)

5-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: The Spectrum Playhouse hosts a Haunted House for families with kids ages 6yo+. Take a spooky tour of the Playhouse! 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin St. Lee, MA ($$)

5:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN: Ride the haunted train at Look Park! Recommended for kids ages 4+, the train ride includes monsters and surprises, but is not terrifying for elementary-aged kids. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (<$)

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2012


6-7pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Junior Advisory Club at the East Longmeadow Library hosts a JAC Haunted Halloween Party. Spooky haunted house, terrifying treats, a costume contest….and more fang-tastic fun for kids in 3rd-8th grade! Pre-reg. 413-525-5400. East Longmeadow, MA (>$)

6:30-7:30pm - HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Emily Williston Memorial Library will host a Halloween party. Prepare yourself for: The Funky Fear Station, The Cataclysmic Costume Parade, the Terrifying Fortune Teller, the Fairly Frightening Village for Fairies, the consumption of Strange Snacks and Emily’s Player’s in “Scary Stories from the Haunted Library!” 413-529-1605. 9 Park St. Easthampton, MA (FREE)

6:30pm – SPOOKY STORYTIME: There will be a slightly spooky storytime at the Springfield Central Library. Families are invited to come in costume (or PJs) for story and songs. 413-263-6828. 220 State Street. Springfield, MA (FREE)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2012


10am-12noon – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Easthampton Family Center hosts a Halloween celebration. There will be pumpkins to decorate, fishing for apples, face paints, dress up, Halloween stories and more. 413-527-5496. Main Street. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

1-5pm - TRICK OR TREAT: Trick or Treating in the children’s dept at the Forbes Library. Come in costume for treats & a new book! 413-587-1011. 20 West Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

5:30pm – HALLOWEEN: The Palmer Library hosts Halloween celebration this afternoon! Don costumes and head to the library for games, magic, treats, crafts, and more! 1455 North Main Street. Palmer, MA. (FREE)

8pm-2am – PARANORMAL: Chicopee Paranormal Investigators (CPI) bring their equipment to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum to check out the paranormal activity in the historic house – and you can help! Participants will be trained to use some of the team’s equipment and will learn how to carefully conduct an investigation into the unknown. Best for teens and parents, the event is not for those who are easily scared! Reservations required. 413-536-1811. 104 Walker Street. Lenox, MA. ($$$)

6pm – HALLOWEEN PARADE/COSTUME PARTY: Leaving from the Dalton Senior Center, ghosts, bats & all manner of heros can march in a community parade up Main Street to the Dalton CRA. Participants will be announced as the parade down the stage & everyone wins with a grab bag! Field Street. Dalton, MA (FREE)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 2012


9am-7pm - TRICK OR TREAT: Trick or Treating in the children’s dept at the Forbes Library. Come in costume for treats & a new book! 413-587-1011. 20 West Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

9:30-11:30am – HALLOWEEN PLAYGROUP: Celebrate the holiday with the Cummington Family Center! For kids ages 0-4 and their grown-ups. 413-634-8853. 33 Main Street. Cummington, MA. (FREE)

9:30–11:30am – HALLOWEEN PARADE & PARTY: The Northampton Parents Center will host a Halloween party & parade. Come in costume or use the center’s collection of dress-up clothes for the morning. A short parade will march around half a block, followed by nut-free snacks & crafts. Northampton, MA (FREE)

10am – HALLOWEEN PARADE/STORY TIME: The Westfield Athenaeum will read non-so-scary stories, sing Halloween songs and invite patrons ages 3-5 to join in a Halloween costume parade around the library. Register by 10/23. 413-562-6158. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA (FREE)

10am – HALLOWEEN PARTY/PARADE: The Gateway Family Center invites families with kids up through the age of 4 to a Halloween party and rag shag parade. 9 Russell Rd. Huntington, MA (FREE)

10:15-11am – HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Make a not-so-spooky mobile at the Mason Library! Preschool storytime this morning will feature Halloween stories and a holiday-themed mobile craft. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

11am – HALLOWEEN STORY TIME: Youth ages 3yo and older are invited to a special Halloween themed story time at the Odyssey Bookshop. Come in costume and hear The Monsters’ Monster and Creepy Carrots read by the staff. 413-534-7307. 9 College Street. South Hadley, MA (FREE)

11am – TRICK OR TREAT: The Berkshire Athenaeum will hold trick-or-treating for little ones at the library. Groups welcomed! 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

3-4pm – DAY OF THE DEAD: The Southwick Library will have sugar skulls available for teens to come decorate with icing, feathers, glitter, etc. Stop in! 413-569-1221. 95 Feeding Hills Road. Southwick, MA (FREE)

3-6pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING: Parade around in costume through downtown Northampton and trick-or-treat safely (and in daylight) at 40+ businesses. Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

4-5pm: HALLOWEEN CRAFT: Ramsdell Library Time for Tots program will make felt ghouls for Halloween. 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street. Housatonic, MA (FREE)

4 or 5:30pm – WITCH’S BALL: Skip out on the future dental work that trick-or-treating can cause and attend the Witch’s Ball at Chandler’s Restaurant! Kids are encouraged to come in costume, of course. There will be a buffet of delicious yet terrifying foods (lumberjack fingers, zombie zits, and more), kids’ karaoke (sure to be a hit), and pumpkin decorating, as well as a visit from Creature Teachers, who will have some creepy, crawly critters on hand for kids to learn about! Reservations required. 413-665-1277. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA. ($$)

4-6pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING: Spooky pint-sized ghosts, ghouls, and goblins can take to the streets of downtown Greenfield to trick-or-treat safely in daylight and on familiar turf! Strut your stuff through town and collect treats. Main Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

4-6pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING & COSTUME PARADE: West Stockbridge trick-or-treating takes place this afternoon – show off your costume around town while collecting goodies! There will be a costume parade at 6pm, and a Halloween party at the town hall until 8pm. Main Street. West Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

5-8pm - DAY OF THE DEAD: Stop by the Meekins Library and enjoy treats and Pan de Muertos (Day of the Dead Bread). Bring your Day of the Dead mementos to add to the community altar too. 413-268-7472. 2 Williams Street. Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

5pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Florence rag shag parade steps off from Trinity Row Park (corner of Main & S. Main) at 5pm and march to the Florence Civic Center. At the center there will be goody bags and costume judging. Florence, MA (FREE)

5-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING: Witches, wizards, superheroes, mythical creatures – grab a pillowcase and head to the streets for treats! Pittsfield’s official trick-or-treating takes place this evening. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

5-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Trick or treating in Lenox Dale.

5-7pm - TRICK-OR-TREAT: Town of Richmond, MA. (FREE)

5-8pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Town of Russell, MA.

5-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY/TRICK OR TREAT: The Worthington Rec. Committee will host a Halloween party at the town hall with music and refreshments starting at 6pm. Town wide trick or treating begins at 5pm. 413-386-7576. Worthington, MA (FREE)

5:30-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Town of Adams, MA.

5:30-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Town of Monterey, MA.

RAG SHAG PARADE: The Turners Falls VFW invites all kids in costume (ages 12yo and younger) to join in their annual Rag Shag Parade. Prizes for costumes. Meet in the Food City Parking Lot, then march down Avenue A. 413-863-3216. Turners Falls, MA (FREE)

7pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Shelburne Grange will host a Halloween party with a costume contest, games for kids, prizes and refreshments. Held at the Fellowship Hall. 413-625-2914. Little Mohawk Road. Shelburne, MA (FREE)

6:30-8pm: HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Ramsdell Library will be screening Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein (PG). 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street. Housatonic, MA (FREE)

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27 Comments

  1. October 31, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Tonight at 6pm is the Northampton Halloween Parade starting at 6pm. The Forbes Library writes, “Open call to everyone to participate in Northampton Halloween Parade. All creative maven are welcome: artists-designers, costume makers, musicians, street performers, hoopsters, dancers, drummers & percussionists, circus artists, stilt walkers, burlesques, mimes and costume revelers. The parade will assemble at FiztWillys’ parking lot beginning at 5 pm…and proceed up Main Street to the Forbes Library, where it will conclude with a jam session on the big lawn. Everyone is welcome to join the parade…come as you are or come in costume.” 347-995-1819

  2. October 31, 2012 at 6:51 am

    The Florence Civic & Business Assc. has announced that their Rag Shag Parade is on for tonight, Oct. 31st, leaving Trinity Row Park at 6pm. Florence, MA.

  3. October 31, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Greenfield Recreation writes, ” An update on Halloween Events: The Rag Shag Parade as well as trick-or-treating around town will happen as scheduled for Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31st! We hope to see everyone downtown!”

  4. October 31, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Hatfield Public Library writes, “Just a heads up for party hoppers – the Lions Club Halloween Party, which was supposed to be at the Pavilion from 6 to 8, has been bumped to Friday, November 2nd.”

  5. October 31, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Holyoke Mayor Morse writes, “Halloween trick-or-treating will be postponed until Saturday, November 3. It will be raining the evening of October 31, 2012 and there may still be limbs and debris around from Hurricane Sandy. There will be good weather on Saturday and it’s not a school night for kids. We’ll still be having trick-or-treating on Halloween from 10AM-4:30PM at City Hall, so residents are encouraged to bring their kids! Thank you for your understanding.”

  6. Dawn McLaughlin said,

    October 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Does anyone know when Downtown Amherst,Ma is having their Trick or Treat?

  7. October 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Kay G. Herbert writes, “I called the VFW in Shelbrune Falls and the rag shag parade is at 6:00.”

  8. October 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Westfield Business Improvement District writesm, “Halloween will not be postponed.”

  9. Laura said,

    October 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Is there trick or treating in Westfield tomorrow?

  10. Laura said,

    October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Is westfield still trick or treating on Wednesday?

  11. Jackie said,

    October 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Does you know if Westhampton’s Rag Shag was last weekend the 27th or if they are still having it tomorrow

  12. October 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    According to the SFABA, the Shelburne VFW organizes Halloween events. Check in with them for an update… and if you get one, could you kindly post here too? Thanks, Kim!

  13. Kim said,

    October 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Do you know if Shelburne Falls is still doing there rag Shag parade wed 31st and at what time?

  14. October 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    The Williamsburg Police and Fire Department writes, “At this time the both Halloween Parades are still on as planned. Tonight the parade lineup begins at the Moran Building at 4 South Main Street @ 5:45 pm. The parade will kick off at 6:00 pm followed by a party at the American Legion Post 236 on Bridge Street. It is usually busy so please arrive early. There will be games and treats at the American Legion. This even is sponsored by the Haydenville Firefighters Association and the American Legion Post 236. The annual Halloween Parade in Williamsburg will be Wednesday, October 31st. Parade line up begins on Mill Street at 5:45 pm with a parade kick off at 6:00 pm. The festivities will continue at the Williamsburg Fire Station with games, activities, treats (candy, cider, coffee & munchkins). This event is sponsored by the Williamsburg Firefighters Association. TRICK OR TREATING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST.”

  15. October 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Dalton CRA Halloween Parade & Costume Show-Off HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 6:00pm. Parade begins at the Senior Center on Field Street. Child’s name will be announced as they show-off their costume on stage at the CRA. Everyone’s a winner and there will be goodie-bags for all who participate! Candy generously by the Dalton Benefit Association.

  16. October 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Jamie Bachand Ostrowski writes, “Williamsburg is tomorrow (Wed)….haydenville tonight (Tues).”

  17. October 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Trick-or-Treat in Pittsfield is going on as scheduled tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm citywide. Please leave your lights on if you are participating in Trick-or-Treat.

  18. October 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Nan from Elmer’s in Ashfield writes, “Halloween we will have our usual Elmer’s hoopla! Beginning at 3:00 Nan will be at Elmer’s to paint the faces of anyone who wants painting – young or old. Free. We will serve our traditional Pumpkin Soup, New England Beef Stew and AnnaBread beginning at 5pm. Come hang out while your kids go trick or treating and have a glass of wine with your friends! I believe the annual Rag Shag parade begins down at Neighbors at 6pm. We will be handing out candy ‘til the cows come home or the goblins go home, whichever occurs first.”

  19. October 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Monson trick or treat has been postponed until Sunday, Nov. 4th from 3-5. Parade starts at 5.

  20. October 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    With high winds and potential flooding from Hurricane Sandy, the Berkshire Museum will close at 1 p.m. today, Monday, October 29. Monday’s 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. screenings of Monty Python and the Holy Grail have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Tuesday evening’s PechaKucha Pittsfield #4 has also been cancelled and will also be rescheduled.

  21. October 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Due to the impact and possible severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy, Halloween in the Town of Northfield will be postponed until Sunday November 4th. The Halloween Festivities on Sunday will kick off at 4:00 pm at the Northfield Town Hall with the Rag Shag Parade. Trick or Treating will be from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

  22. October 29, 2012 at 9:42 am

    The Lee Library invites all trick or treat Halloween-clad kids to the library from 3-5pm on Wed October 31st .

  23. NJ Rongner said,

    October 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Mayor Alex Morse has stated that Trick or Treat for Holyoke is rescheduled for Saturday 11/3/12.

  24. October 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick asked schools and private businesses to close on Monday, Oct. 29th due to Hurricane Sandy. http://www.boston.com/news/source/2012/10/patrick_asks_sc.html

  25. October 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    The Town of North Adams announced that tentatively, Halloween will be re-scheduled to Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. http://www.northadams-ma.gov/index.php

  26. October 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Rescheduled for Tuesday Nov. 6th: Monday, Oct 29 from 6-7pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Junior Advisory Club at the East Longmeadow Library hosts a JAC Haunted Halloween Party. Spooky haunted house, terrifying treats, a costume contest….and more fang-tastic fun for kids in 3rd-8th grade! Pre-reg. 413-525-5400. East Longmeadow, MA (>$)

  27. October 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Due to the predicted storms for Halloween day, the Cummington Rag Shag parade will be held Saturday night (10/27) at 5:30pm instead of Halloween night. The parade begins at Berkshire Trail Elementary.


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