Halloween Events in Western MA, 2013

Halloween in Western Massachusetts: 2013
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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. 12th – Friday, Oct. 18th, 2013
Saturday, Oct. 19th – Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013
Saturday, Oct. 26th – Friday, Nov. 1st, 2013

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 12th, 2013

9am-12noon – HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP: Looking for new Halloween customers for your little ones? Trying to clear the playroom of pipe cleaners, finger paint and glue sticks? Bring them to the 2nd annual Art Reuse DEPOT hosted by Northampton DPW event. Donate traditional/non-traditional arts & crafts supplies like coins, jewelry, keys, hardware, fabric, sewing supplies (lace, thread, ribbon, buttons) postcards, canvas brushes and paints. For Halloween, drop off costumes to swap for children, adults and pets. Don’t forget to choose new and exciting items for your children to use! Smith Vocational High School. 80 Locust Street. Northampton, MA (FREE)

12noon-2pm – SCARECROWS/PUMPKIN CARVING: Get ready for Franklin County Pumpkinfest (today 2pm-9pm) by carving pumpkins and stuffing scarecrows at Unity Park!  Bring the whole family to this event, which also includes face-painting and refreshments, and then head over to Pumpkinfest where your pumpkins can go on display.  413-863-3216.  1st Street.  Turners Falls, MA.  >$

1pm-3pm – ZOMBIE SCARECROWS: The Sheffield Historical Society is holding a “Historical Zombie Contest,” in which families or other groups can make their own zombie scarecrows to be judged as scariest, funniest, and most original.  Structural supplies are provided, but groups must bring their own apparel and accessories.  Families and friends can spend time together building these fun Halloween scarecrows!  Takes place at the Dan Raymond House, where they will remain on display through 10/31.  Cost is $25 per scarecrow/group ($15 for Historical Society members).  Please register in advance here.  413-229-2694.  Main Street.  Sheffield, MA.  $$

3:30pm – PUMPKIN DECORATING: Berkshire Co-Op Market is holding a pumpkin decorating event for kids.  Come prepared to get messy and to create some exciting pumpkin designs!  Please call or stop by the front desk to register.  413-528-9697 x10.  42 Bridge Street.  Great Barrington, MA.  (FREE)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7-9pm: SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treat for families in a fun and safe environment. Come in costume and stop around the zoo for sweet treats. Meet zoo animals up-close and enjoy games too! 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2013

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2013

10am-2pm -PUMPKIN CARVING: Extreme Pumpkin Carving happening at Hayloft Studio. Create a wicked scene upon your pumpkins. Learn basic carving and safety skills, as well as design and illuminating effects. Bring your own pumpkins. All ages welcomed; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 413-219-5682. 265 River Road. Whately, MA ($$)

2pm-4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Free with admission to Chesterwood, families can carve their own pumpkins and enjoy cider and doughnuts.  You can also explore the grounds, and kids can participate in a scavenger hunt.  413-298-3579 x25216.  4 Williamsville Road.  Stockbridge, MA.  $

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2013

3:45pm-5pm – PUMPKIN DECORATING: Kids of all ages can come to the Jones Library’s Woodbury Room for pumpkin decorating.  Paint a beautiful pumpkin for Halloween!  Please register in kid’s room.  413-259-3090.  43 Amity Street.  Amherst, MA.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2013

6:30pm-8pm – GHOSTS: Come to the East Longmeadow Public Library for “Ghostology 101: A General Study of the Paranormal.”  Learn about ghosts and spirits and how to investigate hauntings.  Presented by Agawam Paranormal.  413-525-5400 x1511.  60 Center Square.  East Longmeadow, MA.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2013

5pm – HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE/PUMPKIN WALK: The Royal Frog Ballet presents the sixth annual Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk.  This event is a magical, surrealistic, and spooky performance for kids and adults.  There will be songs, sculptures, dances, puppet shows, stilts, poems, characters, and more, as well as jack-o-lanterns and cider at the Pumpkin Walk!  Reservations are required.  Email RFBtickets@yahoo.com for reservations and directions.  Runs at 5pm from 10/17-10/20.  Amherst, MA.  $

5-8pm – MONSTER MASH: This month’s 3rd.Thursdays street festival’s theme is “Monster Mash.”  There will be a costume contest, parade, and other activities.  413-499-9348. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2013

5pm – HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE/PUMPKIN WALK: The Royal Frog Ballet presents the sixth annual Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk.  This event is a magical, surrealistic, and spooky performance for kids and adults.  There will be songs, sculptures, dances, puppet shows, stilts, poems, characters, and more, as well as jack-o-lanterns and cider at the Pumpkin Walk!  Reservations are required.  Email RFBtickets@yahoo.com for reservations and directions.  Runs at 5pm from 10/17-10/20.  Amherst, MA.  $

5:30pm-8:30pm – HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

5:45pm & 7pm –  – GHOST TOURS: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, but did you know that it’s considered to be haunted? Come see for yourself on one of the Mount’s ghost tours. The tour will take you through the stables and the main house, where you will learn about and even witness the property’s haunted creaks and footsteps. Please see website for more information and to buy tickets.  Not recommended for children under 12.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

6pm-8pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/BERKSHIRE HAUNTS: The Sheffield Historical Society and the Lenox Garden Club host a preview party for Berkshire Haunts, a flower show at the Old Stone Store and the Education Building (behind Dan Raymond House).  This cocktail party hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and a chance to see the flower show.  Get tickets in advance here.  Main Street.  Sheffield, MA.  $$$

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7pm-8pm – HAUNTED STORIES: Spend time at Storrowtown Village and hear tales from haunted New England!  These spooky stories and mysterious tales will be told in Storrowtown’s Union Meetinghouse.  413-205-5051.  1305 Memorial Avenue.  West Springfield, MA.  >$

8pm-10pm – HALLOWEEN FILM: The Spectrum Playhouse presents a Halloween-themed Berkshire Shorts Film Festival.  The Festival features scary and entertaining local and independent short films from the Berkshires and around the world.  Don’t miss this fun opportunity to see short films made from up-and-comers all over the world!  413-394-5023 x12.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2013

10am-1pm – GHOST TOWN HIKE: Ghost town storytelling hike at Tamarack Hollow & Windsor Jambs. Celebrate the season of Halloween and learn about life in the highlands, see cellar holes, water wells, sluiceways & apple orchards from the 1800’s still intact.  Hear stories about the Windigo (the “big-foot” of the hilltowns!), the Babbit Ax factory and the dairy & maple farms that provided income for these remote dwellers. Look for “Witches Butter” and “Dead Man’s Fingers” among other ghoulish forest treasures! 3-mile one-way moderate hike. 413-584-3009. Windsor, MA. ($)

12noon-4pm – SKULL & BONES: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center presents “Skulls and Bones” a Halloween-related nature program for kids 7 and older.  Discover what you can learn about an animal’s life through its skull and bones.  Compare the skulls and bones of different animals to see how birds and mammals differ.  The program will take place primarily indoors (hands-on activities), but also includes a short field walk.  800-859-2960.  99 Millers Falls Road.  Northfield, 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)

2-4pm – RAG SHAG PARADE/SCARECROW MAKING: Dress up in your favorite costume for all to see.  Parade will start at Pettis Field, march through Hamblin Court, over the green bridge to the Town Common. There will be special participation by the Huntington Fire Department. Children will be able to see the fire truck and get some safety tips from our local firemen.  After arriving at the town common, there will be small prizes awarded for different categories of costumes. Then get creative with scarecrow making! Bring old clothing, markers, scissors, twine/rubberbands to help with tying arms & legs. Hay will be provided. Rain cancels parade, but activities continue at Stanton Hall. Huntington, MA (FREE)

2-9pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Today is Franklin County Pumpkinfest!  Bring your pumpkins so they can go on display.  Pumpkinfest features food, games, activities, entertainment, crafts, and more.  Fun for the whole family.  413-522-0712.  Avenue A.  Turners Falls, MA.

12noon-6pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: The third annual Easthampton Pumpkin Festival features games, activities, vendors, face-painting, a pie contest, and family fun for all!  Come by and celebrate pumpkins, fall, and Halloween at this exciting community festival  413-529-1440.  1 Daley Field Road.  Easthampton, MA.

4pm-6:30pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is holding their second annual Pumpkin Festival today during the Stockbridge Alumni Hockey Tailgate at Lot 25 near the Mullins Center.  Students, alumni, family, and friends can come carve pumpkins and celebrate homecoming.  Pumpkins will be judged and winners will be announced at 6:30pm, before the hockey game.  More information can be found here.  Commonwealth Avenue.  Amherst, MA.

5pm – HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE/PUMPKIN WALK: The Royal Frog Ballet presents the sixth annual Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk.  This event is a magical, surrealistic, and spooky performance for kids and adults.  There will be songs, sculptures, dances, puppet shows, stilts, poems, characters, and more, as well as jack-o-lanterns and cider at the Pumpkin Walk!  Reservations are required.  Email RFBtickets@yahoo.com for reservations and directions.  Runs at 5pm from 10/17-10/20.  Amherst, MA.  $

5:30pm-8:30pm - HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

6:30pm – GHOST TOURS: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, but did you know that it’s considered to be haunted? Come see for yourself on one of the Mount’s ghost tours. The tour will take you through the stables and the main house, where you will learn about and even witness the property’s haunted creaks and footsteps. Please see website for more information and to buy tickets.  Not recommended for children under 12.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7-9pm: SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treat for families in a fun and safe environment. Come in costume and stop around the zoo for sweet treats. Meet zoo animals up-close and enjoy games too! 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

7pm-11pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Berkshire Ballroom is holding a “Witches and Goblins” themed ballroom dance with a free waltz lesson!  Try something new on date night and dance the night away with live DJ music.  413-684-1510.  116 South Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  $$

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2013

10am-2pm -PUMPKIN CARVING: Day of the Dead Workshop happening at Hayloft Studio. Learn Mexican Day of the Dead traditions while decorating sugar skulls and making Catrina dolls. Sugar skulls are decorated in memory of departed loved ones using icing, beads, feathers, etc. Catrina dolls are an icon of the joyful memories of the dead in Mexican traditions. Make Catrina dolls by recycling white plastic bags.. All ages welcomed. 413-219-5682. 265 River Road. Whately, MA ($$)

5pm – HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE/PUMPKIN WALK: The Royal Frog Ballet presents the sixth annual Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk.  This event is a magical, surrealistic, and spooky performance for kids and adults.  There will be songs, sculptures, dances, puppet shows, stilts, poems, characters, and more, as well as jack-o-lanterns and cider at the Pumpkin Walk!  Reservations are required.  Email RFBtickets@yahoo.com for reservations and directions.  Runs at 5pm from 10/17-10/20.  Amherst, MA.  $

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2013

5:30pm-8:30pm - HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2013

5-8pm – TRICK OR TREATING: Mall-O-Ween at Eastfield Mall. Indoor trick-or-treating.  Costume contest at 6pm. 413-543-8000. 1655 Boston Road. Springfield, MA (FREE)

6:30pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Friends of the Hadley Preschool presents Silliest Kind of Spooky at the Hadley Elementary School.  Bring your preschooler to hear stories acted out with props and interact in stories like the monster that came to dinner, the giant with a stinky problem, and other silly non-scary tales. 21 River Drive. Hadley, MA (FREE)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2013

3pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: It’s a Halloween Spooktacular at the Chicopee Public Library!  Kids ages 3-12 can stop by for crafts and games.  Don’t forget to wear your costume!  413-594-1800.  449 Front Street.  Chicopee, MA.

5-6pm – CEMETERY TOUR: The Norman Rockwell Museum is hosting a tour of Stockbridge Cemetery, led by Curator of Education Tom Daly.  Discover the burial sites of famous Stockbridge residents like Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick family, and others.  Meet at Old Town Hall for cider and doughnuts before the tour.  413-298-4100.  9 Route 183.  Stockbridge, MA.  >$

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2013

5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” is open from 10/24-10/26.  The haunted house features a Ghoul’s Tea Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more!  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2013

1pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Halloween Fun Fantasy Tales will be performed by Odds Bodkin. Odds will perform magical and slightly spooky Halloween tales for children. For children ages three and up. Shutesbury Elementary School. Shutesbury, MA (FREE)

4pm – PARADE/JACK-O-LANTERNS: The annual Stockbridge Halloween Parade and Party, as well as the Pumpkin Walk-About, are happening tonight!  Carve a jack-o-lantern and drop it off at the Stockbridge Library between 4pm and 6pm, enjoy the parade (6pm), and then come back and look at all the jack-o-lanterns, including your own!  This is a fun way to celebrate Halloween while engaging with your community.  Main Street.  Stockbridge, MA.

4pm – COSTUME PARTY: Here’s another opportunity to show off that homemade costume you spent hours on… World Eye Bookshop invites kids to an afternoon costume party! 413-772-2186. 156 Main Street. Greenfield, MA (FREE)

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. RSVP: 413-584-8457 x 117. River Road. Leeds, MA (FREE)

5-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” is open from 10/24-10/26.  The haunted house features a Ghoul’s Tea Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more!  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$

5-8:30pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The Hitchcock Center’s Enchanted Forest event takes place 10/25 and 10/26.  This exciting event takes you through the Hitchcock Center’s grounds on a non-scary tour with the theme of “Animal Wonders: Cool Things We’ve Learned From Animals.”  Creatures will emerge to share stories and teach you about themselves while you explore the woods and celebrate Halloween.  The event fills up quickly, so please register for a walk time ASAP!  413-256-6006.  525 South Pleasant Street.  Amherst, MA.  $

5:30pm-8:30pm - HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

5:30-10:30pm – GRAVEYARD TOURS: If it’s ghostly apparitions, spooky spirits, and archaic graves you want to see this Halloween season, look no further than the Old Burying Ground in Westfield, MA, a National Register of Historic Places in America established in 1668. Hour-long guided tours by lantern light will be led through the Old Burying Ground,  a site containing some of the oldest, yet most significant headstones in all of Westfield.  Historic personages, who rest in the antiquated land, including General William Shepard and Reverend Edward Taylor, the poet laureate of Colonial America, will be enacted by community performers in colonial grab, who will meet participants at their respective graves. The Old Burying Ground is the oldest remaining cemetery in its original location in the United States with 1100 remaining gravestones with its last recorded burial was in 1934.  The tour will not only capture the Halloween spirit but will also offer a new appreciation for some of the founding families of Westfield, both the more famous as well as the everyday folk who helped make Westfield what it is today. 413-204-555. Parking for the tours will be available in St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot on Mechanic Street. Westfield, MA (>$)

5:45pm & 7pm –  – GHOST TOUR: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, but did you know that it’s considered to be haunted? Come see for yourself on one of the Mount’s ghost tours. The tour will take you through the stables and the main house, where you will learn about and even witness the property’s haunted creaks and footsteps. Please see website for more information and to buy tickets.  Not recommended for children under 12.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

6-8pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Sturbridge Village is offering a free Halloween trick-or-treating event!  Come to the Village and trick-or-treat and enjoy entertainment, such as juggling, puppetry, and storytelling.  You can also bring canned goods to donate to a local food pantry.  800-733-1830.  1 Old Sturbridge Village Road.  Sturbridge, MA.  (FREE)

6:30pm - CEMETERY TOUR: The Longmeadow Historical Society is hosting “Ghosts in the Graveyard.”  Bring a flashlight and the kids and learn about local history as you tour the Longmeadow Cemetery while members of the LHS share stories of historical figures who have lived in the area and have been layed to rest.  30 Barbara Lane. Longmeadow, MA (>$)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

6:45pm - HALLOWEEN PARTY: Roger Tincknell will perform as part of the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween party!  Children and their chaperones should come in costume to this fun community Halloween party.  Takes place in the Rotary Pavilion in Mittineague Park.  413-781-3020.  1695 Westfield Street.  West Springfield, MA.

7pm – HALLOWEEN 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. 413-499-9370. Tyler Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

7pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/HORROR MOVIE: The Sheffield Historical Society is screening The Children (1980; rated R) outside the Dan Raymond House.  The film is a low-budget horror movie about a nuclear plant leak that turns children into zombies – and it was filmed in Sheffield!  Come enjoy this interesting bit of local history.  413-229-2694.  Main Street.  Sheffield, MA.  (FREE)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2013

ALL DAY – PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST: Decorate or carve a pumpkin and bring it by Randall’s Farm for their pumpkin contest!  Customers will vote on the pumpkins on 10/26 and prizes will be given for several categories on 10/27.  This event is all ages, and kids under 12 will be judged separately.  413-598-7071.  631 Center Street.  Ludlow, MA.

9am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Bernardston’s Scarecrow in the Park celebration takes place 10/26 and 10/27.  Local artists and crafters will be present and there will be tons of fun activities for all ages, including pumpkin decorating, food, kids’ games, an antique tractor parade, fireworks, and more.  413-648-9656.  Brattleboro Road.  Bernardston, MA.

9:30am – PLANT SCIENCE/LOCAL FOOD:  This week’s Trustees of Reservation’s “Fall Food on the Farm” workshop is Halloween themed!  Participants will plant and harvest carrots and learn to make fun and healthy Halloween treats, like carrot witch fingers, skillet apples, and sweet potato jack-o-lanterns.  These workshops are led by Lydia Mills, who, in addition to her work with The Trustees, is a food and nutrition educator and the manager of the Holyoke Farmers’ Market.  Takes place at Land of Providence.   413-532-1631.  Main St.  Holyoke, MA.  >$

10am-3pm – SCAVENGER HUNT: The Mason Library is holding Halloween scavenger hunt bingo in the Children’s Room!  Come by for some Halloween fun.  413-528-2403.  231 Main Street.  Great Barrington, MA.

10:30-11:30 – PUMPKIN DECORATING: Come decorate pumpkins for Halloween at Ramsdell Library!  413-274-3738.  1087 Main Street.  Housatonic, MA.

11am – 5K RUN/WALK: Today is the 3rd Annual Monster Dash to benefit the Holyoke Children’s Museum.  There is a kids dash as well as a 5K walk/run.  Afterwards, there will be a kids Halloween costume party, games and activities, a DJ, food, and more.  Please register in advance.  Cost is $20/person or $40/family.  Takes place at Holyoke Elks Lodge.  413-536-5437.  250 Whitney Avenue.  Holyoke, MA.  $$

11am-1pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The annual Moms Club Halloween Party takes place at the East Longmeadow Public Library today!  Kids can come in costume for games, goodies, and Halloween activities.  413-525-5400 x1506.  60 Center Square.  East Longmeadow, MA.

11am-1pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Monson Free Library is hosting their Boo Bash, a family Halloween celebration!  Come by the library for games, crafts, snacks, and balloon animals.  This non-scary event is great for the whole family, so come in costume and prepare to have a great time!  413-267-3866.  2 High Street.  Monson, MA.

11am-3pm – HAUNTED MUSEUM: Explore Amherst College’s Mead Museum on this special Halloween-themed Family Fun Day!  Tour the galleries, hear spooky stories, participate in a scavenger hunt, do hands-on art activities, and enjoy local apple cider and doughnuts.  What a great way to celebrate Halloween while exploring a great local museum!  413-542-2335.  41 Quadrangle Drive.  Amherst, MA.  (FREE)

1-4pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Wistariahurst Museum and Holyoke Parks and Recreation are collaborating for a fun-filled family event at Wistariahurst!  “Jeepers Creepers: Ghouls and Goblins” features games, crafts, and activities for kids of all ages.  Please register.  413-322-5620.  238 Cabot Street.  Holyoke, MA.  >$

2pm – CEMETERY TOUR: The Sheffield Historical Society is holding a “Spiritwalk” through Center Cemetery for kids and adults.  Learn about local history through this walk.  Rain date is 10/27.  Berkshire School Road.  Sheffield, MA.  >$

2pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Join Odyssey Bookshop for a Halloween storytime and pumpkin decorating event!  Come in costume and listen to spooky stories while decorating pumpkins.  Halloween snacks will be served and there will be a costume contest.  For ages 3 and up.  RSVP by 10/24.  413-534-7307.  9 College Street.  South Hadley, MA.

2-9pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Halloween Fun Fest happens on the Common.  Come in costume and spend the day with your kids engaged in your community while celebrating a fun time of year.  There will be hayrides and a celebratory atmosphere.  Participate in creative free play too by decorating pumpkin cookies or carving a pumpkin at home and bringing it to light and display. Family bon fire to warm your toes while connecting with your neighbors begins at 6:30pm. Town Common. Belchertown, MA (FREE)

3-4:30pm – 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 (>$)

3-5pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Sunderland Public Library is holding Zombie Fest for tweens and teens.  Learn how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, put on zombie makeup for a photobooth, and enjoy zombie-themed snacks.  413-665-2642.  20 School Street.  Sunderland, MA.

4pm – HALLOWEEN STORY TIME: It’s “Howlarious Halloween” story time at the Grace Hall Memorial Library with Mary Jo Maichack for kids of all ages. Come in costume and hear some funny stories for the season. 413-862-3894. Montgomery, MA (FREE)

4pm – HALLOWEEN STORY TIME: Goblins and Giggles: Stories for Halloween with Rona Leventhal at the Lenox Library.  Rona is an international Storyteller who has put smiles on thousands of faces.  Come hear a tale or two that will put shivers up your spine and send you home with a smile!  Recommended for ages 4 – 10. 413-637-0197. 18 Main Street. Lenox, MA (FREE)

4pm – HALLOWEEN COOKING: Berkshire Co-Op Market is holding a special Halloween “Kids Can Cook” event.  Learn to make low sugar sweet treats for Halloween, like chocolate pumpkin cups and homemade ice cream!  Please call or stop by the front desk to register.  413-528-9697 x10.  42 Bridge Street.  Great Barrington, MA.

4:30pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/FILM FESTIVAL: The Palmer Historical and Cultural Center is hosting the “Scared Stiff Halloween Horror Film Festival,” which features chosen written and film submissions that fit with the horror/Halloween theme.  Please call for more information.  413-289-9295.  2072 Main Street.  Three Rivers, MA.

5-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” is open from 10/24-10/26.  The haunted house features a Ghoul’s Tea Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more!  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$

5-8:30pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The Hitchcock Center’s Enchanted Forest event takes place 10/25 and 10/26.  This exciting event takes you through the Hitchcock Center’s grounds on a non-scary tour with the theme of “Animal Wonders: Cool Things We’ve Learned From Animals.”  Creatures will emerge to share stories and teach you about themselves while you explore the woods and celebrate Halloween.  The event fills up quickly, so please register for a walk time ASAP!  413-256-6006.  525 South Pleasant Street.  Amherst, MA.  $

5:30pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Kids ages 2-12 can stop by Red Gate Farm for their “Haunted Farm,” a Halloween celebration featuring a not-so-scary haunted hayride, cider pressing, food, and more.  Come in costume and enjoy this fun Halloween celebration!  413-625-9503.  4 Norman Road.  Buckland, MA.  >$

5:30pm-8:30pm - HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

5:30-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Halloween party at the town hall gymnasium. Trick-or-treating out back through Watson Park from 5:30-6:30pm.  Party will run 6-8pm. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and entertainment.  Please bring donations of baked goods for our refreshment table.  All are welcome. Town Hall. Blandford, MA (FREE)

6-8pm – CREATURE CRAWL: Along the Canal Walk and Dwight Street, costumed creatures will parade along with the Expandable Brass Band for the annual Creature Crawl.  There will be food, art activities and games along the parade route towards Heritage State Park.  413-535-5028. Dwight Street. Holyoke, MA (FREE)

6:30pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: The town of Middlefield will have a haunted house featuring monsters, werewolves, and more!  Come by for a spooky time.  16 Bell Road.  Middlefield, MA.

6:30pm – GHOST TOUR: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, but did you know that it’s considered to be haunted? Come see for yourself on one of the Mount’s ghost tours. The tour will take you through the stables and the main house, where you will learn about and even witness the property’s haunted creaks and footsteps. Please see website for more information and to buy tickets.  Not recommended for children under 12.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

6:30-7:30pm - FAMILY HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Celebrate Halloween through songs, stories, and dance at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center with Roger Tincknell.  Tincknell will perform Halloween tunes and stories around the campfire, so dress warmly and bring a blanket and chairs.  This is a fun celebration for the whole family and a great way to kick off Halloween!  800-859-2960.  99 Millers Falls Road.  Northfield, MA.  (FREE)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7pm & 8:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Explore the Wistariahurst Museum and the Skinner Family Estate by candlelight on their Halloween ghost tours  (7pm & 8:30pm).  This is a rare chance to see the inside of the Skinner Mansion at night while learning about its haunted history!  Registration is required.  413-322-5660.  238 Cabot Street.  Holyoke, MA.  $$

7-9pm: SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treat for families in a fun and safe environment. Come in costume and stop around the zoo for sweet treats. Meet zoo animals up-close and enjoy games too! 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

7:30pm – MONSTER FILM/MUSIC: The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Shapiro, will perform along with the film Frankenstein (1931; not rated).  Come in costume and enjoy this classic horror film with live orchestral accompaniment.  Ages 4 and up only.  Buy tickets in advance here.  413-733-2291.  1350 Main Street.  Springfield, MA.  $$+

8pm - PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/HALLOWEEN PARTY: Come to Bousquet for a Halloween party!  The theme is “Forest of Grim” and DJ BFG will perform.  413-442-8316.  101 Dan Fox Drive.  Pittsfield, MA.  $$

7-11pm - PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/HAUNTED PUB TOUR: Dress as your favorite movie star from a Hollywood classic and spend the night out in downtown Westfield for the third 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. ($$)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2013

9am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Bernardston’s Scarecrow in the Park celebration takes place 10/26 and 10/27.  Local artists and crafters will be present and there will be tons of fun activities for all ages, including pumpkin decorating, food, kids’ games, an antique tractor parade, fireworks, and more.  413-648-9656.  Brattleboro Road.  Bernardston, MA.

9am-4pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Amelia Park Children’s Museum is hosting a day of fun Halloween activities, including face-painting, treats, a fortune teller, jack-o-lantern decorating, and more.  Come in costume and enjoy these exciting activities!  Free with museum admission.  413-572-4014.  29 South Broad Street.  Westfield, MA.  $

10am-2pm -PUMPKIN CARVING: Extreme Pumpkin Carving happening at Hayloft Studio. Create a wicked scene upon your pumpkins. Learn basic carving and safety skills, as well as design and illuminating effects. Bring your own pumpkins. All ages welcomed; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 413-219-5682. 265 River Road. Whately, MA ($$)

11am & 1pm - KIDS HALLOWEEN CONCERT: Mister G’s Halloween Fiesta is coming to the Academy of Music!  Come in costume and rock out to Mister G’s new, bilingual album ABC Fiesta.  This concert is fun for kids of all ages, so come and enjoy the show and get ready for Halloween!  Please get tickets in advance on the Academy of Music website or by phone.  413-584-9032 x105.  274 Main Street.  Northampton, MA.  $

2-5pm – HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: All Hallow’s Crafternoon at The Haberdashery.  Bring the family for an afternoon of seasonal crafts, like pumpkin carving, candy-making, costume making… and much merry-making! All ages welcomed. 63 Bradford Street. Northampton, MA (FREE)

3pm & 6pm – CEMETERY TOUR: Tour Holyoke’s Forestdale Cemetery with historian Penni Martorell.  She will reveal the lives and histories of many of Holyoke’s earliest residents.  Tours take place at 3pm and 6pm.  Registration is required.  413-322-5660.  238 Cabot Street.  Holyoke, 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 PARADEAnnual Halloween Party & Rag Shag Parade for families with elementary aged children happens today.  The Parade leaves promptly at 5pm from the Hopkins Academy parking lot. Meet at 4:45 pm at Hopkins to march in the parade. Immediately following the parade there will be a  “Spooktacular Mad Science Show.”   Bring a trick or treat bag—Refreshments will be served. There will be no parade if it rains! 131 Russell Street. Hadley, MA (FREE)

5pm – CEMETERY TOUR: The Springfield Preservation Trust is offering a twilight tour of Oak Grove Cemetery.  Docents will lead visitors around the graveyard to different graves, where costumed interpreters will speak about each person.  Half-hour tours leave every fifteen minutes from 5pm-6:45pm.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be found here.  413-736-0629.  Bay Street.  Springfield, MA.  $$

5:30pm-8:30pm - HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE: Look Park’s train becomes haunted this Halloween season!  Kids 5 and up can enjoy this fun and spooky haunted train ride around the park.  Cancelled in case of rain.  Runs 10/18-10/20 and 10/25-10/27.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  Florence, MA.  >$

5:30-10:30pm – GRAVEYARD TOURS: If it’s ghostly apparitions, spooky spirits, and archaic graves you want to see this Halloween season, look no further than the Old Burying Ground in Westfield, MA, a National Register of Historic Places in America established in 1668. Hour-long guided tours by lantern light will be led through the Old Burying Ground,  a site containing some of the oldest, yet most significant headstones in all of Westfield.  Historic personages, who rest in the antiquated land, including General William Shepard and Reverend Edward Taylor, the poet laureate of Colonial America, will be enacted by community performers in colonial grab, who will meet participants at their respective graves. The Old Burying Ground is the oldest remaining cemetery in its original location in the United States with 1100 remaining gravestones with its last recorded burial was in 1934.  The tour will not only capture the Halloween spirit but will also offer a new appreciation for some of the founding families of Westfield, both the more famous as well as the everyday folk who helped make Westfield what it is today. 413-204-555. Parking for the tours will be available in St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot on Mechanic Street. Westfield, MA (>$)

6:30pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: The town of Middlefield will have a haunted house featuring monsters, werewolves, and more!  Come by for a spooky time.  16 Bell Road.  Middlefield, MA.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2013

10am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: Join the Easthampton Family Center for a Halloween parade at the Easthampton Municipal Building.  The parade and trick-or-treating take place in the building, and then families can head to the Family Center for more Halloween fun.  413-527-5496.  50 Payson Avenue.  Easthampton, MA.

3:30pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Join the residents of Worthington for pumpkin carving in preparation of Halloween at the Town Hall. Worthington, MA (FREE)

6-8pm – BOO BASH: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host their 19th 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. The Berkshire Towers residence hall will feature a decorated entrance, trick or treating and a costume party for those who attend. 413-662-5523. 375 Church Street. North Adams, MA (FREE)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2013

3pm-5pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Families are invited to the Dan Raymond House for a pumpkin carving contest hosted by the Sheffield Historical Society.  Bring tools and accessories for your pumpkin – the pumpkins will be provided by Howden Farm.  Cost is $5 per pumpkin.  Main Street.  Sheffield, MA.  >$

6:30pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Easthampton Rag Shag parade begins at Maple Street School and marches to the Williston Quadrangle for treats to be handed out.  Easthampton, MA (FREE) [Rain date: 10/30]

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7pm – HISTORY: Noble and Cooley Center for Historic Preservation presents “New England’s Other Witch Hunt,” a lecture by Connecticut State Historian and UConn professor Walter Woodward.  This talk would be of interest to older students who like regional history and want to learn more about witch hunts in New England.  413-357-8814.  42 Water Street.  Granville, MA.  (FREE)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2013

10am-11:30am – HALLOWEEN STORYWALK: Put on your Halloween costume and join the Wheeler Memorial Library for a special Halloween StoryWalk!  Stroll through Grove Street Cemetery as you read Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington and enjoy related activities.  978-544-2495 x103.  49 East Main Street.  Orange, MA.

3-5pm - HALLOWEEN ARTS & CRAFTS: The Whately Library is hosting a Halloween-themed arts and crafts project.  Drop by for this fun Halloween activity!  413-665-2170.  202 Chestnut Plain Road.  Whately, MA.

3:15pm-7pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Hampshire Regional YMCA is having a Halloween party today!  Come in costume for fun activities, including zumba (3:30pm-4pm).  413-584-7086.  286 Prospect Street.  Northampton, MA.

5pm-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Children can come trick or treat indoors and a day early at UMass Amherst’s Northeast Residential Area.  Students will be in their rooms to give out candy and there will be Halloween-themed activities, like trick-or-treat bag decorating, coloring, and Halloween movies, in the lobbies and lounges of the buildings.  North Pleasant Street & Eastman Lane.  Amherst, MA.

5:30pm-7pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Emily Williston Memorial Library is hosting a Halloween party for family members of all ages!  Come in costume and enjoy fun for grown-ups and kids, including storytime, activities, and more.  413-527-1031.  9 Park Street.  Easthampton, MA. 

6pm-10pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Westfield State University’s Department of Residential Life is holding “Night of the Residential Living Dead.”  Their 28th annual haunted house will be in Scanlon Banquet Hall.  There will also be a “Fun Stop,” which is a room full of kid-friendly games and activities for those who are too young for the haunted house.  577 Western Avenue.  Westfield, MA.

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

6pm-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: The Sheffield Historical Society is holding a trick-or-treating event for kids at the Dan Raymond House.  “A Walk on the Dark Side” will feature zombies, pumpkins, cider, and trick-or-treating.  Main Street.  Sheffield, MA.

7:30pm – HALLOWEEN CONCERT: Tonight is the 20th annual Rev Tor Halloween Jam at the Colonial Theater.  Rev Tor and Friends, along with loads of other great musicians, will perform at this family Halloween spooktacular!  A costume contest, pranks, gags, and the famous haunted bathrooms await families at the Colonial Theater.  The concert is a benefit for Moments House, a local non-profit offering free programs and activities to those who have been impacted by a diagnosis of cancer.  More information and tickets can be found here.  413-997-4444.  111 South Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  $$

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 2013

ALL DAY - HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Come to the Richmond Free Library dressed in your costume and enjoy some Halloween activities, like getting your picture taken, choosing a free book from the book sale, and getting some yummy treats.  413-698-3834.  2821 State Road.  Richmond, MA.

11am - HALLOWEEN STORYTIME/PARADE: The Westfield Athenaeum invites kids ages 3-5 to a not-so-scary Halloween storytime, to be followed by a mini parade around the different library departments.  Kids are invited to come in costume.  Please pre-register.  413-568-7833.  6 Elm Street.  Westfield, MA.  (FREE)

11am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a preschool & toddler Halloween Parade, stopping at the various departments at the library.  A fun way to tour the library! 413-499-9480. One Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

2:30-5pm – TRICK-OR-READ: Halloween Trick-or-Read event at the Hatfield Library. Bring you little ones in costume for some fun amongst the stacks! There will be a monster photo booth and opportunities for creative free play with DIY crafts!  Leave with a free book to encourage reading together as a family. Hatfield, MA (FREE)

3pm – SCARY MOVIE: Teens are invited to a screening of Poltergeist (1982; rated PG) at the Chicopee Public Library.  There will be an interactive movie chat using MuVChat, a program that allows viewers to text comments and see them appear on the screen.  413-594-1800.  449 Front Street.  Chicopee, MA.

3pm-4:30pm – HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: The Rudolf Steiner School is hosting “Halloween Tricks and Treats,” an afternoon of activities, games, food, fortune tellers, a haunted house, and more.  Hosted by the Eighth Grade Ghouls and Goblins.  413-528-4015.  35 West Plain Road.  Great Barrington, MA.  >$

3pm-5pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Come trick-or-treat in Turners Falls today!  Participating businesses can be identified by a bright orange pumpkin displayed in their door or window.  In addition to trick-or-treating fun, kids can come by Greenfield Savings Bank between 3:30pm and 5pm for a free portrait of them in costume!  Avenue A.  Turners Falls, MA.

3-5pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Bushnell-Sage Library hosts a Halloween Party for kids 5-10yo.  Games, music, magic and more!  Call to register. 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street.  Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

3-6pm – HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST: Kids dressing up as their favorite comic book hero or heroine? Modern Myths hosts a Halloween comic fest! Free Halloween Comics for all Trick-R-Treaters!  Wear a costume and have your photo taken too.  413-582-6973.  34 Bridge St # 4. Northampton, MA (FREE)

3-6pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Get in costume and come out for Downtown Northampton’s Trick-Or-Treat!  Participating stores will have a “Trick-Or-Treat” poster in their windows.  413-582-0723.  Downtown.  Northampton, MA.

4-6:30pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Greenfield’s annual rag shag parade, downtown trick or treat, and costume contest take place tonight!  Come in costume for Halloween tricks and treats!  413-772-1553.  Downtown.  Greenfield, MA.

Chandler's Restaurant 4pm & 5:30pm – HALLOWEEN DINNER: Chandler’s Restaurant is hosting a Witches Ball Halloween dinner!  Come in costume and enjoy Halloween-themed foods with your family.  Kids can choose from the Halloween menu (>$ per child) and adults will be offered the dinner menu (>$-$$$).  In addition to delicious food, there will be kids karaoke, pumpkin decorating, and trick-or-treating around Yankee Candle Village!  Reservations are required.  413-665-1277.  25 Greenfield Road.  South Deerfield, MA.

TBA – RAG SHAG PARADE: Today is the annual Turners Falls Rag Shag Parade!  Kids in 6th grade and younger are invited to participate in the parade and costume contest.  Parade starts in Food City parking lot and then goes down Avenue A.  413-863-3216.  250 Avenue A.  Turners Falls, MA.

TBA – RAG SHAG PARADE: Celebrate Halloween at the Williamsburg Halloween parade!  After the parade, stop by the Meekins Library for candy, treats, and fun.  Route 9.  Williamsburg, MA. (FREE)

4pm – RAG SHAG PARADE & HAUNTED HOUSE: Kids can parade through downtown Chesterfield for a Halloween parade and visit the town hall for a haunted house at 5pm. Route 143. Chesterfield, MA. (FREE)

5pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: The Lee Premium Outlets is hosting a trick-or-treat!  Participating stores will display a pumpkin sign on their window and kids in costume can go and get treats.  17 Premium Outlets Boulevard.  Lee, MA.

5pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Lenox Community Centers’ annual Halloween parade begins at St. Ann’s and goes through town and ends up at LCC with treats being passed out.  Town wide trick or treating follows from 5:30-7pm. Lenox, MA (FREE)

5-7pm – ENCHANTED KINGDOM: Looking for an alternative to scary haunted houses tonight? This afternoon the All Soul’s Unitarian Universalist Church will host an Enchanted Kingdom for kids ages 3-10yo. Bring your family for an interactive fantasy world with a magic castle & fairy garden and an enchanted forest & under sea world. Take place during the Greenfield Rag Shag parade in Downtown Greenfield. 399 Main Street. Greenfield, MA (>$)

5-8pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING: The town of Worthington will host trick-or-treating at the Town Hall. Worthington, MA (FREE)

5-8pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Florence annual Rag Shag Parade will be stepping off from Trinity Row Park on the corner of Main & South Main St. at 6pm. Route 9 (Main St) will be closed at this time for the parade to march to the Florence Civic & Business Center where kids can pick up a goody bag and costume judging will take place. Gathering at Trinity Row will start around 5pm. Florence, 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)

5:30pm - RAG SHAG PARADE: Cummington’s annual Rag Shag Parade.  Meet in the Berkshire Trail Elementary school parking lot at 5:15pm. Main Street. Cummington, MA (FREE)

6pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Meet at Neighbors and march down Main Street to the Great Pumpkin in front of the Ashfield Hardware Store. Main Street. Ashfield, MA (FREE)

6-8pm – TRUNK OR TREAT: Held in the parking lot of the Chesterfield Congregational Church will be a “Trunk or Treat” event. At “Trunk or Treat,” all those interested can park their vehicles in the church parking lot, open their trunks, and hand out candy.  Feel free to decorate your trunk and bring a chair to relax.  “Trunk or Treat” is an opportunity to offer kids a safe and friendly option for trick-or-treating. Route 143. Chesterfield, MA (FREE)

6pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN STORY/LITERATURE: Edith Wharton’s short story “Kerfol” (1916) is one of her most famous ghost stories.  Hear this story read aloud at The Mount for a fun and interesting Halloween evening!  Free cider will be provided and other refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase.  Tickets can be bought online.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street.  Lenox, MA.  $$

6:15pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Lining up at the Hampshire Regional High School parking lot, kids up to 8th grade can join in a rag shag parade, ending at the center of town for town wide trick-or-treating.   Westhampton, MA (FREE)

6:30pm - HAUNTED HOUSE: The town of Middlefield will have a haunted house featuring monsters, werewolves, and more!  Come by for a spooky time.  16 Bell Road.  Middlefield, MA.

6:30pm & 7:30pm – HALLOWEEN FILM: The Garden Cinemas will screen “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!”  413-774-4881. 361 Main Street. Greenfield, MA (FREE)

6:30-10:30PM - TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY: Westhampton youth ages 12-18 are invited to a Teen Halloween Party at the Westhampton Library. Come in costume for a contest and enjoy games and refreshments. Westhampton, MA (FREE)

6:30-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak, focusing on its haunted past as the Plantation of Jericho.  These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  Open 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31 from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  It is encouraged that you get tickets in advance.   413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$$

7pm – FILM/ANIME: UMass Amherst’s New Asia Cinema is screening an anime film (title TBA) for Halloween and holding a costume contest.  Older students interested in anime are encouraged to come to the screening dressed as a favorite anime character, or one inspired by anime, manga, pop culture, music, or one from your own imagination!  The film will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  Takes place in the Flavin Family Auditorium in the Isenberg School of Management building.  121 Presidents Drive.  Amherst, MA.

7-9pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Shelburne Grange host annual party.  This year’s theme is the Movies!  Fun for the whole family. 17 Little Mohawk Road. Shelburne, MA

8:30pm &10:30pm – GHOST TOUR: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, the Mount, but did you know that it’s considered to be haunted? Come see for yourself on one of the Mount’s ghost tours. The tour will take you through the stables and the main house, where you will learn about and even witness the property’s haunted creaks and footsteps. Please see website for more information and to buy tickets.  Not recommended for children under 12.  413-551-5100.  2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013

6:30-8:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: The Great Barrington Historical Society will host a Haunted Hayride. Leaves the GBHS Wheeler House on Main Street. Great Barrington, MA (>$)

7pm - STORYTELLING/HISTORY: The Agawam Cultural Council’s Applause Series presents “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight,” a one-woman storytelling program performed by Rita Parisi.  This theatrical storytelling is adapted from the original stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, a well-known New England writer from the 19th century.  The tales deal with curses, death, and immortality and would therefore be appropriate for older teens and adults.  This performance takes place at the Agawam Public Library.  413-789-1550.  750 Cooper Street.  Agawam, MA.  (FREE)

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