Halloween Events in Western MA, 2014

Halloween in Western Massachusetts: 2014
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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. 11th – Friday, Oct. 17th, 2014
Saturday, Oct. 18th – Friday, Oct. 24th, 2014
Saturday, Oct. 25th – Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014

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 11th, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 10am-3pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Look Park’s Pumpkin Festival is on October 11! Come enjoy carnival games, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin painting, and more. A fun Halloween celebration for the whole family! 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA.

Saturday, October 11, 2pm – STORIES/MAGIC: Elementary school-aged children are up are invited to the Forbes Library for an afternoon of spooky stories, mysterious objects, and haunting tales with magician Greg McAdams. 413-587-1011. 20 West Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 11, 3pm – HISTORY: Learn about the history of Frankenstein at Western Gateway Heritage State Park‘s “It’s Alive!: A History of Frankenstein” lecture. 413-663-6312. 115 State Street. North Adams, MA.

Saturday, October 11, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Saturday, October 11, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Sunday, October 12, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2-4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Pumpkin carving at Chesterwood! Free with admission to Chesterwood, families can carve their own pumpkins for the season! Great reason to visit Chesterwood before it closes for the season.  413-298-3579 x25216.  4 Williamsville Road.  Stockbridge, MA.  $

Monday, October 13, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 6pm-8pm- TEENS: Teens and tweens can come to the Carnegie Library for Zombie Fest! Learn zombie survival skills, learn how to disguise yourself as a zombie, and enjoy zombie snacks! 413-863-3214. 201 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 5pm-8pm – FESTIVAL: Upstreet Pittsfield’s family friendly street festival, 3rd.Thursdays, happens every third Thursday through October! This month’s theme is “Halloween.” Come celebrate and explore Pittsfield while participating in fun activities, watching performances, eating great food, and getting excited for Halloween! 413-499-9348. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

Thursday, October 16, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2014

Friday, October 17, 4-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Little Sports Fitness is hosting a Halloween Party.  Kids can come play, enjoy face painting, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, and refreshments. 413-213-1004. 40 Turkey Hill Road. Belchertown, MA (>$)

Friday, October 17, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Friday, October 17, 5:45pm & 7pm –  HISTORY: 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. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 413-551-5100. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

Friday, October 17, 6pm-8pm – 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, games, raffles, prizes, and more. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

Friday, October 17, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Friday, October 17, 7pm – HAUNTED STORIES: Spend time at Storrowtown Village and hear tales from haunted New England! These spooky stories and mysterious tales will take you back in time to the darker side of New England’s history! 413-205-5051. 1305 Memorial Avenue. West Springfield, MA. >$

Friday, October 17, 7pm – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Friday, October 17,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

Friday, October 17, 7:30pm –  HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society is hosting a presentation by Lisa Johnson of the Stanley-Whitman House (in Farmington, CT) titled, “In a Preternatural Way: 17th Century Witchcraft in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts,” in Dewey Hall. Johnson will discuss the hysteria surrounding witchcraft that swept across western New England a generation before the Salem Witch Trials. This presentation is a great chance for older students to learn more about the history of witchcraft in New England. 413-229-2694. Route 7. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 17, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 9am-3pm – COSTUME EXCHANGE: As part of Northampton ReUse Art Show, there will be a free Halloween costume exchange taking place. Bring your old costumes, fabric, hats, prom dresses, tuxedos & wigs and find something new-to-you and your kids to wear on Halloween this year! Takes place at Smith Vocational High School. 80 Locust Street. Northampton, MA (FREE)

Saturday, October 18, 10am-9pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: October 18 is Franklin County Pumpkinfest! Pumpkinfest features food, games, activities, entertainment, crafts, live music, and more. Fun for the whole family. 413-522-0712. Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA.

Saturday, October 18, 12noon-5pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: The 4th annual Easthampton Harvest Festival features a pumpkin carving contest, a scarecrow competition, food, games, live music, face painting, a pie baking contest, and more. Come by and celebrate pumpkins, fall, and Halloween at this exciting community festival at Nonotuck Park. 413-529-1440. 1 Daley Field Road. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 18, 3pm-Dusk – PUMPKIN PLAY: Carve your Halloween pumpkins at Bartholomew’s Cobble, plus marshmallows and stories around a campfire. Your creations come alive along Ledges Trail by their flickering “fire” light. 105 Weatogue Rd. Ashley FallS/Sheffield. ($)

Saturday, October 18, 4pm – SCARECROW CONTEST: All ages can participate in the Randall’s Farm & Greenhouse Scarecrow Contest! Get together with family, friends, or your club/group/organization and build a traditional (head, 2 arms, 2 legs) scarecrow to be dropped off at the Farm by 4pm on October 18. Entries automatically receive a gift certificate to the farm and are entered into the contest – scarecrows will be judged on October 19 from 9am-7pm and the winners will be announced on October 22. Participating in the scarecrow contest is a great chance for families to work together on a creative project that all ages can contribute to. 413-589-7071. 631 Center Street. Ludlow, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 18, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Saturday, October 18, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Saturday, October 18, 6pm-8pm – 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, games, raffles, prizes, and more. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

Saturday, October 18, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Saturday, October, 18, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” weekends in October! Visit their corn maze for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. $

Saturday, October 18, 7pm – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Saturday, October 18,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

Saturday, October 18, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

Sunday, October 19, 2pm – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Sunday, October 19, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Sunday, October 19, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Sunday, October 19,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20, 6pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Families can join Forbes Library for a Halloween celebration on October 20! Come in costume and enjoy games, activities, snacks, and spooky fun. 413-587-1011. 20 West Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

Monday, October 20, 7pm – GHOSTS: Join the Pelham Historical Society for Ghostology 101 with Agawam Paranormal. Learn about the differences between ghosts and spirits, the history of paranormal investigation, and more. Older students who want to learn more about ghosts and the paranormal will enjoy this presentation! Takes place in the Pelham Library. 413-253-1601. 2 South Valley Road. Pelham, MA.

Monday, October 20,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” features a Ghoul’s Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more in a carefully crafted haunted house.  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$ 

Thursday, October 23, 5:30pm – WALKING TOUR: Ghosts & Legends of Upstreet Pittsfield. Based on the longtime local folklore project These Mysterious Hills, this colorful downtown walking tour will explore a lesser known, mysterious, and somewhat darker side of Pittsfield’s historic and cultural center. Beginning in front of the Pittsfield Common, an early city graveyard, this approximately 1.5 hour walk will delve into ghost stories, legends, lore, and strange-but-true tales attached to many Upstreet locations, including several of the city’s premiere cultural venues. Rated PG-13, may not be suitable for children under age 12. 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield, MA (>$)

Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm – HAUNTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: All ages can create spooky Halloween-themed gingerbread houses at the Westhampton Public Library on October 23. All materials are provided, so bring your creativity and Halloween spirit and have fun making gingerbread houses! Call to sign up. 413-527-5386. 1 North Road. Westhampton, MA.

Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2014

Friday, October 24, 1pm-3pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Berkshire County home school families are invited to a Halloween party at the Pinegrove Park Pavilion! This not-scary Halloween party will feature a costume parade, candy, craft, games, and playground play. Please bring a snack or drink to share, as well as a bag of candy, if possible. This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and meet other home school families! Email monicabliss@aol.com for more information or to register for the craft activity. High Street. Dalton, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 24, 5pm-8pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The Hitchcock Center’s Enchanted Forest event takes place October 24 and 25. This exciting event takes you through the Hitchcock Center’s grounds on a non-scary tour with the theme of “Sounds of the Night.” 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. $

Friday, October 24, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Friday, October 24, 5:30pm-7pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Help the Hitchcock Center get ready for their Enchanted Forest event, which takes place October 24 and 25, by helping to carve pumpkins. This is a fun family-oriented community service event! 413-256-6006. 525 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Friday, October 24, 5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” features a Ghoul’s Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more in a carefully crafted haunted house.  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$ 

Friday, October 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Hampshire Regional YMCA‘s gymnastics team is hosting a Haunted Gymnastics Carnival in the gym on October 24. There will be booths, a bake sale, face painting, games, gymnastics performances, and more. Fun for the whole family! 413-584-7086. 286 Prospect Street. Northampton, MA. >$

Friday, October 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Kids in grades 5-8 can have some Halloween fun at Berkshire South Regional Community Center‘s Bewitching Bash. Come in costume, hang out with friends, and enjoy snacks and drinks. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. Great Barrington, MA. (>$)

Friday, October 24, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Friday, October 24, 5:45pm & 7pm – LOCAL HISTORY: 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. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 413-551-5100. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. $$

Friday, October 24, 6:30pm-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Washington’s annual John F.X. Keator Memorial Pumpkin Walk takes place October 24 in Washington Town Park. There will be trick-or-treating, hay rides, refreshments, and a bonfire. Celebrate Halloween at this annual town tradition! Route 8. Washington, MA.

Friday, October 24, 6pm-8pm – 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, games, raffles, prizes, and more. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

Friday, October 24, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Friday, October 24, 6:30pm-8pm – CEMETERY TOUR: The Longmeadow Historical Society is hosting “Ghosts in the Graveyard,” a cemetery tour with a focus on Longmeadow’s history. 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 laid to rest. 413-567-3600. Williams Street. Longmeadow, MA (SUGGESTED DONATION >$)

Friday, October 24, 6:45pm – HALLOWEEN: Get dressed up in your Halloween costume and come to a fun sing-a-long with Roger Tincknell at the Rotary Pavilion in Mittineague Park! Kids will receive a free Halloween treat after the show. 413-781-3020. 1695 Westfield Street. West Springfield, MA.

Friday, October 24, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” weekends in October! Visit their corn maze for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. $

Friday, October 24, 7pm-10pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: Looking for some scary fun this Halloween? The Purgatory Road Haunted Hayride features scary clowns and more. Not recommended for children under 12. All proceeds benefit Teen Suicide Prevention Programming. Tickets available in advance at the Dalton CRA. 190 Cleveland Road. Dalton, MA. ($)

Friday, October 24, 7pm – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Friday, October 24, 7pm – WALKING TOUR: Ghosts & Legends of Upstreet Pittsfield. Based on the longtime local folklore project These Mysterious Hills, this colorful downtown walking tour will explore a lesser known, mysterious, and somewhat darker side of Pittsfield’s historic and cultural center. Beginning in front of the Pittsfield Common, an early city graveyard, this approximately 1.5 hour walk will delve into ghost stories, legends, lore, and strange-but-true tales attached to many Upstreet locations, including several of the city’s premiere cultural venues. Rated PG-13, may not be suitable for children under age 12. 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield, MA (>$)

Friday, October 24, 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)

Friday, October 24,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

Friday, October 24, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 8:30am – 5K RUN/WALK: The Center School’s 11th Annual Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk and Krazy Kids Races takes place October 25. Come in costume to run or walk the 5K (8:30am) or for the fun kids’ races (10am). Please register in advance – registration info can be found on the event’s Facebook page. 413-565-4290. 837 Longmeadow Street. Longmeadow, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 10am-5pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Have some Halloween fun at the Springfield Museums’ Chills & Thrills event! There will be performances by Tom Knight Puppets (11am) and The Wayne Martin Puppets (2pm), a live animal demonstration (11am-1pm), art activities (11am-4pm), science activities (11am-2pm), and more. Free with museum admission. 1-800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. $$

Saturday, October 25, 10am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Bernardston’s annual Scarecrow in the Park celebration takes place 10/25 and 10/26 in Cushman Park. 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, hay rides, live music, a parade, and more. Route 5. Bernardston, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 10am-12:30pm – COSTUME PARTY: Second Chances Kids’ Consignment Shop is hosting a Halloween Costume Party on October 25! Come paint pumpkins, win prizes, and enjoy music, dancing, and snacks. Best for kindergarten-age kids and younger. 413-259-9393. 7 Pomeroy Lane Suite 7. Amherst, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 10:30am – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Celebrate Halloween at S. White Dickinson Memorial Library on October 25! Wendy the Wacky Witch will tell stories, do a puppet performance, and sing songs, and kids can do a Halloween craft and join a parade around the library! 413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Whately, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 25, 10:30am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Have some Halloween fun at the Carnegie Library! Come in costume for crafts, spooky games, refreshments, and more. 413-863-3214. 201 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Pumpkin Decorating with Author Sandra Horning at Odyssey Bookshop (9 College Street ) in South Hadley on Saturday, October 25th, at 11am. A storytime with author Sandra Horning, pumpkin decorating and a costume competition is some of the Halloween activities they have in store at Odyssey Bookshop this Saturday. Dress your best, put on your creative cap and come down to the Odyssey for a Pumpkin Party- Pumpkin treats, decorating and a storytime await… This event is free and for ages 2+ www.odysseybks.com

Saturday, October 25, 11am & 3pm – PERFORMANCE: Explore the gardens of Naumkeag in a whole new way this Halloween season. Meet wacky, magical characters as you tour the gardens with the Royal Frog Ballet. These family-friendly performers blend performance, visual art, music, and movement to create an exciting experience for all ages. Rain date is October 26. 413-532-1631 x10. 5 Prospect Hill Road. Stockbridge, MA. $

Saturday, October 25, 11am – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Celebrate Halloween at the Odyssey Bookshop’s Kids’ Pumpkin Party! Author Sandra Horning will read from her book The Biggest Pumpkin, and there will be pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, and other Halloween activities. Come in costume for some Halloween fun! 413-534-7307. 9 College Street. South Hadley, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 11am-1pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Come to the East Longmeadow Public Library for the Mom’s Club of East Longmeadow’s annual Halloween Festival! There will be games, prizes, temporary tattoos, face painting, treats, and more. Ages 2-7 can come in costume and drop in for a fun time. 413-525-5400 x1506. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (DONATION)

Saturday, October 25, 11am-1:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Monson Free Library is hosting their Boo Bash, a family Halloween celebration! Come by the library for games, crafts, snacks, and face painting. 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. (FREE)

Saturday, October 25, 11am-5pm – HALLOWEEN/ART: Come to MASS MoCA‘s Kidspace to learn all about human anatomy and do a related art project at the ArtBar! Kids can visit Kidspace’s exhibit, It’s Only Human, which examines the human body from the inside, through works by Nick Veasey and Marilene Oliver. See these works and then create some anatomy-related art at the ArtBar! 413-662-2111. 1040 MASS MoCA Way. North Adams, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 12noon-3pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY/PET ADOPTION: Purradise is holding a Halloween Adoption Party on October 25! Come meet some wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption, and take part in fun activities like face painting, a costume contest, and more. 413-717-4244. 301 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 12noon-4pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Explore Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum and and the “cabinet of curiosities” just in time for Halloween! Hear gallery conversations, see performances, and do hands-on art activities at this fun family event. 413-542-2335. 41 Quadrangle Drive. Amherst, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 1pm & 3pm – PUPPETS: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents a performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by The PuppeTree. This shadow puppet production of the classic tale will you get excited for Halloween! Tickets available in advance. 413-658-1126. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. $

Saturday, October 24, 3pm – MONSTER’S BALL/SYMPHONY: Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra will host a Monster’s Ball Kids’ Edition! Takes place at the Abbey Memorial Chapel.  Come costumed, dance to Strauss waltzes, learn about orchestra instruments, and have fun while being exposed to the symphony! 50 College St. South Hadley, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 25, 1pm & 3:30pm – WALKING TOUR: Ghosts & Legends of Upstreet Pittsfield. Based on the longtime local folklore project These Mysterious Hills, this colorful downtown walking tour will explore a lesser known, mysterious, and somewhat darker side of Pittsfield’s historic and cultural center. Beginning in front of the Pittsfield Common, an early city graveyard, this approximately 1.5 hour walk will delve into ghost stories, legends, lore, and strange-but-true tales attached to many Upstreet locations, including several of the city’s premiere cultural venues. Rated PG-13, may not be suitable for children under age 12. 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 25, 2pm-4pm – CEMETERY TOUR: The Sheffield Historical Society is holding a “Spiritwalk” through Center Cemetery for kids and adults. Learn about local history through this walk, which features costumed actors playing the roles of Sheffield residents of the past. Rain date is 10/26. 413-229-2694. Berkshire School Road. Sheffield, MA. >$

Saturday, October 25, 3pm – HALLOWEEN: Learn about the history of the Jack-o-Lantern at Western Gateway Heritage State Park on October 25. 413-663-6312. 115 State Street. North Adams, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 3:30pm-DUSK – STORIES/PUMPKIN CARVING: Join The Trustees of Reservations at Bartholomew’s Cobble for Enchanted Cobble. At this event, you can roast marshmallows, hear and tell stories around the campfire, carve pumpkins, and then walk the Ledges trail to see the pumpkins all lit up! This is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family. Cost is $ per pumpkin. 413-229-8600. 105 Weatogue Road. Sheffield, MA. $

Saturday, October 25, 4pm – BOOKS: Join Odyssey Bookshop for their monthly Young Adult Author Panel on October 25. This Halloween-themed author panel features authors Micol Ostow, Jeff Hart, Hillary Monahan, and Laurie Stolarz, who will read from and discuss their scary stories. 413-534-7307. 9 College Street. South Hadley, MA.

Saturday, October 25, 4pm – TEENS: Blood, Brains, Ghosts & Nightmares – A Halloween YA Panel with Micol Ostow, Jeff Hart, Hillary Monahan & Laurie Stolarz at The Odyssey Bookshop. Everyone loves a scary story! Whether it’s nightmares, ghosts or a zom rom com you have in mind, we have something for you! Test drive your halloween costume for this YA panel of horrors. Giggle, gasp or get goose bumps as you hear from our four chilling authors. PS. There will be gummy worms. 9 College Street. South Hadley, MA

Saturday, October 25, 5pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Chesterfield, MA

Saturday, October 25, 5pm-8pm – ENCHANTED FOREST: The Hitchcock Center’s Enchanted Forest event takes place October 24 and 25. This exciting event takes you through the Hitchcock Center’s grounds on a non-scary tour with the theme of “Sounds of the Night.” 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. $

Saturday, October 25, 5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s “Haunted Playhouse” features a Ghoul’s Party, a chance to waltz with ghosts in a Haunted Cemetery, and more in a carefully crafted haunted house.  413-394-5023.  20 Franklin Street.  Lee, MA.  >$ 

Saturday, October 25, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Saturday, October 25, 5:30pm-8pm – HAUNTED FARM: 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.  >$

Saturday, October 25, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Saturday, October 25, 6pm-8pm – 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, games, raffles, prizes, and more. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

6:30pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Come to the Chesterfield Haunted House at the town hall for a spooky and fun time.  Hosted by the Chesterfield Rec. Dept. 401 Main Road. Chesterfield, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 25, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Saturday, October 25, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” weekends in October! Visit their corn maze for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. $

Saturday, October 25, 7pm – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Saturday, October 25, 7pm-10pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: Looking for some scary fun this Halloween? The Purgatory Road Haunted Hayride features scary clowns and more. Not recommended for children under 12. All proceeds benefit Teen Suicide Prevention Programming. Tickets available in advance at the Dalton CRA. 190 Cleveland Road. Dalton, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 25,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

Saturday, October 25, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2014

Sunday, October 26, TBA – FUN HOUSE: The Dalton Youth Center will host a Little Goblins Fun House for a not-so-spooky fun time for kids ages 6 and younger. Candy and healthy snacks with be distributed. 413-684-0260. 400 Main St. Dalton, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, October 26, 12noon – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Celebrate Halloween with the Town of Amherst at their Halloween Fest 2014 event. Trick-or-treat downtown (12noon), enjoy the pumpkin roll and parade (1pm), and attend a haunted house and construction carnival. 413-259-3065. Downtown. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Sunday, October 26, 2pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

Sunday, October 26, 2pm  – MUSICAL: Perfect for Halloween is the musical production of The Addams Family at the Shea Theater with Ja’ Duke Productions. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA ($$)

Sunday, October 26, 2pm-4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Ages 10 and up can attend a workshop at Hayloft Studio and learn how to do some extreme pumpkin carving! Bring your own pumpkin and have fun learning how carve amazing designs. Call or email darcytozier@gmail.com to register. 413-219-5682.

Sunday, October 26, 5pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY/RAG SHAG PARADE: Hadley’s Annual Halloween Party & Rag Shag Parade for families with elementary aged children happens on October 26. The Parade leaves promptly at 5pm from the Hopkins Academy parking lot and ends at the American Legion, where there will be fun Halloween activities! Parade cancelled if it rains. 413-586-6375. 31 Russell Street. Hadley, MA (FREE)

Sunday, October 26, 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 10/17-10/19 and 10/24-10/26. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. >$

Sunday, October 26, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Sunday, October 26,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2014

Monday, October 27, 6:30pm-8pm – GHOSTOLOGY: Join the Sunderland Public Library for Ghostology 101 with Agawam Paranormal. Teens and tweens in grades 5-12 can learn about the paranormal at this entertaining and educational program. 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Monday, October 27,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, TBA – RAG SHAG PARADE: Easthampton Rag Shag Parade is on October 28. Come in costume and march through town celebrating Halloween with community members of all ages! Rain date 10/29. 413-529-1440. Easthampton, MA.

Tuesday, October 28, 11am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Preschool-aged children can come to a Halloween celebration at the Lenox Library. Come in costume for story hour, crafts, snacks, and trick-or-treating around the library. 413-637-0197. 18 Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, October 28, 6pm-8pm – TRICK-OR-TREATING/HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Kids ages 14 and under can come in costume to the Eastfield Mall for Mall-O-Ween, sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Springfield. Participate in a costume contest and trick-or-treat around the mall from stores and volunteers. There will also be a family-friendly haunted house. 413-543-8000. 1655 Boston Road. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, October 28, 6:45pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT: Family movie night at the Northampton Community Music Center. Films including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and “Toy Story of Terror.” Both are rated G and 30-min in length. Bring pillows, sleeping bags and blankets and come in your jammies! 413-585-0001. 139 South Street. Northampton, MA (FREE)

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Kids ages 6 and up can attend a Halloween celebration at the Lenox Library. There will be snacks, beverages, and a screening of The BFG, based on the book by Roald Dahl. 413-637-0197. 18 Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, October 28,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 4pm-6pm – HALLOWEEN CRAFT: Kids can make their own Halloween masks with Titus Neijens of Multi-Arts at All Things Local Cooperative Market. Come make a unique mask for Halloween at this fun event. 413-253-2667. 104 North Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ACCEPTED)

Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm-7pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Trick-or-treat through the halls of Egremont Elementary School at their Halloween Night event! Kids can make their own trick-or-treat bags, trick-or-treat, visit the haunted house, and parade the halls. Meal Deals will be sold in the cafeteria to benefit the 5th Grade Class Experience. 413-443-9839. 84 Egremont Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (>$)

Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm – WALKING TOUR: Ghosts & Legends of Upstreet Pittsfield. Based on the longtime local folklore project These Mysterious Hills, this colorful downtown walking tour will explore a lesser known, mysterious, and somewhat darker side of Pittsfield’s historic and cultural center. Beginning in front of the Pittsfield Common, an early city graveyard, this approximately 1.5 hour walk will delve into ghost stories, legends, lore, and strange-but-true tales attached to many Upstreet locations, including several of the city’s premiere cultural venues. Rated PG-13, may not be suitable for children under age 12. 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield, MA (>$)

Wednesday, October 29, 6pm-7:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Celebrate Halloween with the Emily Williston Memorial Library. There will be cotton candy, Halloween crafts, games, a haunted house, and more. Call the library to sign up for this spooky fun time! 413-529-1605. 9 Park Street. Easthampton, MA.

Wednesday, October 29,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 5:30pm – WALKING TOUR: Ghosts & Legends of Upstreet Pittsfield. Based on the longtime local folklore project These Mysterious Hills, this colorful downtown walking tour will explore a lesser known, mysterious, and somewhat darker side of Pittsfield’s historic and cultural center. Beginning in front of the Pittsfield Common, an early city graveyard, this approximately 1.5 hour walk will delve into ghost stories, legends, lore, and strange-but-true tales attached to many Upstreet locations, including several of the city’s premiere cultural venues. Rated PG-13, may not be suitable for children under age 12. 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield, MA (>$)

Thursday, October 30, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Thursday, October 30,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 2014

Friday, October 31, TBA – RAG SHAG PARADE: Kids in grades 6 and under can participate in the Turners Falls Rag Shag Parade on October 31! Come in costume and meet in the Food City parking lot to march down Avenue A with friends and family. Kids will love getting a chance to participate in this long-standing tradition! 413-863-3216. Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA.

Friday, October 31, 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. There will be a kids’ buffet ($ per child) and adults will be offered the dinner menu (>$-$$$). In addition to delicious food, there will be kids karaoke, pumpkin decorating, a visit from Teaching Creatures, and trick-or-treating around Yankee Candle Village! Reservations are required. 413-665-1277. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Friday, October 31, 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.

Friday, October 31, 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)

Friday, October 31, 9am-5pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Stop by the Hubbard Memorial Library in costume to trick-or-treat in the Children’s Department. 413-583-3408. 24 Center Street. Ludlow, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 9:45am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: Join the Easthampton Family Center for a Halloween parade at Easthampton High School. Come in costume and enjoy a storytelling performance in the auditorium, followed by a trick-or-treating parade. 413-527-5496. 70 Williston Avenue. Easthampton, MA.

Friday, October 31, 10am-11am – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME/PARADE: Children ages 3-5 can attend a special Halloween storytime at the Westfield Athenaeum. Come in costume and go on a trick-or-treat parade around the library! Call to register. 413-568-7833. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 11am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a preschool and toddler Halloween Parade, stopping at the various departments at the library for treats. Come in costume and tour the library! 413-499-9480. One Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 3pm-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.

Friday, October 31, 5pm-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: The Sheffield Historical Society is holding a trick-or-treating event for kids at the Historic Society Grounds next to Town Hall. Go door-to-door at the historic building collecting candy, doing fun Halloween activities, and watching a classic Halloween movie. 413-229-2694. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 5:30pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Celebrate Halloween at the Blandford Town Halloween Party! There will be trick-or-treating and a Where the Wild Things Are StoryWalk in the park (5:30pm-6:30pm), followed by games, entertainment, a performance by Ed the Wizard, and refreshments in the auditorium (6pm-8pm). 413-848-4279. Blandford, MA.

Friday, October 31, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Friday, October 31, 5:30pm-6:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Hatfield Public Library is hosting a Halloween Party for all ages! Enjoy pizza, Halloween stories, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a costume photo booth. Come in costume for this fun event! Please RSVP for pizza. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA.

Friday, October 31, 5:30pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: The annual Rag Shag Parade will be stepping off from Trinity Row Park on the corner of Main & South Main St. at 6pm, marching to the Florence Civic & Business Center. Goody bags for kids. Costume judging at 5:30pm. Rain or shine. 90 Park Street. Florence, MA (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 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)

Friday, October 31 5:30-7:30pm – TRICK OR TREAT: Pittsfield, MA 

Friday, October 31, 6pm – Halloween Party, as well as the Pumpkin Walk-About, are happening tonight! Carve a jack-o-lantern and drop it off in front of the town offices between 5pm and 6pm, enjoy the parade (6pm), listen to spooky stories at the senior center, 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. 413-298-5501. Main Street. Stockbridge, MA.

Friday, October 31, 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)

Friday, October 31, 6pm-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, games, raffles, prizes, and more. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA ($)

Friday, October 31, 6:30pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Stop by the Meekins Library in costume to celebrate Halloween with treats, games, and crafts. 413-268-7472. 2 Williams Street. Williamsburg, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 31, 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.  Haunts begin at dark and run 5 to 10 minutes with the last tour departing at 10:30 pm. 6-8 people in a group. These tours are scary and are recommended for kids age 10 and up.  413-738-5500.  37 Corey Road.  Hancock, MA.  $$

Friday, October 31, 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. $$

Friday, October 31, 7-9pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Shelburne Grange host annual community Halloween party.  Fun for the whole family. 17 Little Mohawk Road. Shelburne, MA

Friday, October 31,  7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history at the first-ever Valley Ghost Tours, which run every night through October 31 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace. Explore the city and learn fascinating ghost stories from the past. The tour is family friendly, but keep in mind the stories can be spooky! Dogs are welcome. Please book tickets in advance. Downtown. Northampton, MA. $$

Friday, October 31, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 3:30pm – LIVING HISTORY: Performer and scholar Rob Velella will portray the great 19th century New England author in “Hawthorne: Shrouded in Darkness” in celebration of Halloween at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  An appropriate Victorian tea for the holiday will be offered after the in-character dramatic reading.  Velella’s portrayal (in costume) brings Nathanial Hawthorne back from the dead – so to speak.  Audience will be in for some surprises. 413-637-3206. 104 Walker Street. Lenox, MA ($$)

Saturday, November 1, 5:30pm – HAUNTED HAYRIDE: There are spooky hay rides for all ages at McCray’s Farm this Halloween season! Kids 2 and up can go on a Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride from 5:30pm-6:45pm every weekend through Halloween. The Monster Mash Adult Haunted Hayride runs every weekend from 7pm on. See the Fear on the Farm website for more information and prices. 413-533-0775. 55 Alvord Street. South Hadley, MA. $$

Saturday, November 1, 6-10pm – FRIGHT NIGHT: Fright Night, a spook walk and Halloween Party, takes place at the Chesterfield 4 Seasons Club (next to the Chesterfield Gorge). Hosted by The It’s a F.A.C.T. Relay For Life Team and sponsored by Florence Savings Bank to benefit the American Cancer Society. Fun and Games for all ages inside. Guided spook walk through the woods. Amount of “scary” can be adjusted for your group. Use your own judgment for kids under 10. River Road (off of Ireland Street. Same entrance as the Chesterfield Gorge). West Chesterfield, MA (>$)

Saturday, November 1, 8pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2pm – THEATER: The Exit 7 Players present a production of Young Frankenstein, based on the hilarious movie by Mel Brooks, in honor of Halloween. The movie the play is based on is rated PG-13, so this performance may not be appropriate for kids 13 and under. Tickets available in advance. 413-583-4301. 37 Chestnut Street.Ludlow, MA. $$

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3 Comments

  1. Don Willard said,

    October 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    The Recreation Dept. is proud to offer the Chesterfield Haunted House. This event takes place on October 25th at the Chesterfield Town Hall (401 Main Road – Corner of South and Main). Haunts begin at 6:30 pm and suggested donation is $2 per guest. Tours of most ages can be accommodated.

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  2. jessica said,

    October 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    The Halloween train ride at cowles farm in southwick is great for young children. No blood or gross stuff, disney characters , a tunnel along with music and character voices as you travel around the farm. It’s right past the big y on the left and is $3.00 per person. Highly reccomend, my son is 5 and loves it!

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  3. Paul Boyne said,

    October 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Parents’ Night Out: Friday, Oct 31st 6pm Wild West Halloween Party With The Good Ole’ Boys of Country Music The Truck Stop Troubadours The Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern (On The Big E Fairgrounds). 1305 Memorial Ave West Springfield MA 01089. Please book tickets in advance 413.519.7819

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