Halloween Events in Western MA, 2015

Halloween in Western Massachusetts: 2015
Over 185 Community-Based Events!

Find out about all the Halloween happenings throughout Western MA with Hilltown Families comprehensive list of Halloween activities happening for families.

Saturday, Oct. 3rd – Friday, Oct. 9th, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 10th – Friday, Oct. 16th, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 17th – Friday, Oct. 23rd, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 24th – Friday, Oct. 30th, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 31st – Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2015

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.

If you have a Halloween event you would like to add, simply post it here. If you’d like to have your event featured on Hilltown Families, email us at info@hilltownfamilies.org for details.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Celebrate Halloween at the October 3rd installment of the Family Film Series at Amherst Cinema. Come see Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005; rated G) on the big screen to get into the Halloween spirit! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (< $)

Saturday, October 3, 4pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Discover some interesting bits of local history at the Stockbridge Library’s final Cemetery Tour of the season – “Above and Below: The Cemetery and the Gravediggers.” Learn about the lives, work, and relationships of the gravediggers in the 1800s and 1900s, and see a part of the cemetery that is usually not available for exploring. These cemetery tours are a fun way to learn about the history of Stockbridge and some of its interesting history! 413-298-5501. Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 3, 7pm-11pm -_ HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s exhibition, “Few and Evil Were Our Days: The Cemeteries of Sheffield,” is on display at the Old Stone Store every Saturday and Sunday through October 18. Learn about local residents of the past who are buried in Sheffield’s over 18 cemeteries, the carvings on the headstones, and the history of the cemeteries themselves. Learning about the town’s cemeteries is a fascinating way to experience local history and discover Sheffield’s past. 413-229-2694. 137 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2015

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2015

Friday, October 9, 6pm-8pm – GHOSTS: The Atlantic Paranormal Society will present a Ghost Hunters program for teens and tweens at the Sunderland Public Library on October 9. Here you can learn how professional ghost hunters work, what types of paranormal activity they investigate, and their methods for investigation. Not sure if you believe in ghosts? See how you feel after this riveting presentation! 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 9, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 9, 7pm – THEATER: Ja’Duke presents a production of Into the Woods this October at Frontier Regional High School. The play is a musical fantasy that is inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and is just spooky enough to get you in the Halloween spirit! Tickets available in advance. 413-863-0001. 113 North Main Street. Deerfield, MA. ($$)

Friday, October 9, 7pm-8:30pm – HISTORY: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, but did you know that it’s rumored 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 9, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Friday, October 9, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Saturday, October 9, 7:30pm – LOCAL HISTORY/CEMETERIES: Bob Drinkwater, from the Association of Gravestone Studies, will present “Berkshire County Cemeteries” at the Sheffield Historical Society‘s Dewey Hall on October 9. Learn about local stonecutters of the past and where their work can be seen today, as well as what the carvings mean. Older students interested in local history and gravestone studies would enjoy this free presentation! 413-229-2694. 91 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 9, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Families can spend a Saturday morning at the movies at Amherst Cinema‘s screening of Beetlejuice. Kids and adults alike will love seeing this classic film on the big screen for Halloween! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 10, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s exhibition, “Few and Evil Were Our Days: The Cemeteries of Sheffield,” is on display at the Old Stone Store every Saturday and Sunday through October 18. Learn about local residents of the past who are buried in Sheffield’s over 18 cemeteries, the carvings on the headstones, and the history of the cemeteries themselves. Learning about the town’s cemeteries is a fascinating way to experience local history and discover Sheffield’s past. 413-229-2694. 137 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 10, 10am-3pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Look Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival is on October 10! 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 10, 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 at the Haunting Gardens of Naumkeag event. These family-friendly performers blend performance, visual art, music, and movement to create an exciting experience for all ages. 413-298-3239 x3016. 5 Prospect Hill Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 10, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 10, 7pm – THEATER: Ja’Duke presents a production of Into the Woods this October at Frontier Regional High School. The play is a musical fantasy that is inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and is just spooky enough to get you in the Halloween spirit! Tickets available in advance. 413-863-0001. 113 North Main Street. Deerfield, MA. ($$)

Saturday, October 10, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 10, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Saturday, October 10, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s exhibition, “Few and Evil Were Our Days: The Cemeteries of Sheffield,” is on display at the Old Stone Store every Saturday and Sunday through October 18. Learn about local residents of the past who are buried in Sheffield’s over 18 cemeteries, the carvings on the headstones, and the history of the cemeteries themselves. Learning about the town’s cemeteries is a fascinating way to experience local history and discover Sheffield’s past. 413-229-2694. 137 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, October 11, 2pm – THEATER: Ja’Duke presents a production of Into the Woods this October at Frontier Regional High School. The play is a musical fantasy that is inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and is just spooky enough to get you in the Halloween spirit! Tickets available in advance. 413-863-0001. 113 North Main Street. Deerfield, MA. ($$)

Sunday, October 11, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 11, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2pm-4pm – HALLOWEEN: Get in the Halloween spirit at a special pumpkin carving event at Chesterwood, free with one adult admission! 413-298-3579. 4 Williamsville Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2015

Friday, October 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm – CRAFTS/STORYTIME: All ages can do a fun fall craft at the Hatfield Public Library on October 16. Come hear a fall-themed story and do a pumpkin craft using melted crayons. Takes place outside on the lawn. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 16, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Friday, October 16, 5:45pm-7:15pm & 7pm-8:30pm – HISTORY: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, but did you know that it’s rumored 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 16, 6pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Teens and tweens can come to the Sunderland Public Library for a fun Halloween movie the last three Fridays in October. On 10/16, see Hocus Pocus (1993; rated PG); on 10/23 see Casper (1995; rated PG); and on 10/30 see Gremlins (1984; rated PG). Celebrate Halloween with these classic flicks! 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 16, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 16, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Friday, October 16, 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 16, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Friday, October 16, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Families can spend a Saturday morning at the movies at Amherst Cinema‘s screening of Coraline. Kids and adults alike will love seeing this classic film on the big screen for Halloween! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 17, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s exhibition, “Few and Evil Were Our Days: The Cemeteries of Sheffield,” is on display at the Old Stone Store every Saturday and Sunday through October 18. Learn about local residents of the past who are buried in Sheffield’s over 18 cemeteries, the carvings on the headstones, and the history of the cemeteries themselves. Learning about the town’s cemeteries is a fascinating way to experience local history and discover Sheffield’s past. 413-229-2694. 137 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 17, 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 17. Entries automatically receive a gift certificate to the farm and are entered into the contest – scarecrows will be judged on October 18 from 9am-7pm and the winners will be announced on October 21. 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 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 17, 6pm-8pm – SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treating 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 17, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 17, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 17, 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 17, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Saturday, October 17, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s exhibition, “Few and Evil Were Our Days: The Cemeteries of Sheffield,” is on display at the Old Stone Store every Saturday and Sunday through October 18. Learn about local residents of the past who are buried in Sheffield’s over 18 cemeteries, the carvings on the headstones, and the history of the cemeteries themselves. Learning about the town’s cemeteries is a fascinating way to experience local history and discover Sheffield’s past. 413-229-2694. 137 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Sunday, October 18, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2015

Monday, October 19, 7pm – LOCAL HISTORY/MYSTERY: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe will present “Mysterious Massachusetts” at the Agawam Public Library on October 19th. Hear some of our state’s most famous weird stories, including the Dover Demon, the Salem Witch Trials, ghosts on the coast, Berkshire UFO sightings, and more. Older students can have fun learning about the state’s most famous paranormal incidents. 413-789-1550. 750 Cooper Street. Agawam, MA. (FREE)

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30pm-8pm – HISTORY/HALLOWEEN: Learn about New England’s haunted history at the Westfield Athenaeum. Barry Dietz will present this program about New England’s past. Best for older students interested in history and who enjoy ghost stories. 413-568-7833. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 21, 7pm – HALLOWEEN/PARANORMAL: Jeff Belanger, host of the PBS series New England Legends, presents a “Supernatural Evening” at the Berkshire Athenaeum on October 21. Hear strange New England tales at this fascinating talk. 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s annual haunted house features a monster maze, haunted graveyardzombies, ghosts, and more in a carefully crafted haunted house. Best for ages 10 and up, but younger children can attend and the actors can tone down the scare factor. 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street. Lee, MA. (>$)

Thursday, October 22, 5:30pm-7pm – PUMPKIN CARVING: Help the Hitchcock Center get ready for their Enchanted Forest event, which takes place October 23 and 24, by helping to carve pumpkins. This is a fun family-oriented community service event! 413-256-6006. 525 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 22, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2015

Friday, October 23, 5pm-8pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Spectrum Playhouse’s annual haunted house features a monster maze, haunted graveyardzombies, ghosts, and more in a carefully crafted haunted house. Best for ages 10 and up, but younger children can attend and the actors can tone down the scare factor. 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street. Lee, MA. (>$)

Friday, October 23, 5pm-9pm – FAMILY MOVIE: The Berkshire Humane Society is hosting a Kids’ Halloween Movie Night. There will be a pizza party, a craft, and a screening of The NeverEnding Story (1984; rated PG). Best for ages 8-12. Bring blankets, pillows, and a pet food donation. Register in advance. 413-447-7878 x129. 214 Barker Road. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

Friday, October 23, 5:30pm-8pm – NATURE STUDIES/HALLOWEEN STORIES: Families can explore Naumkeag’s Pumpkin Trail this October. Come in costume and meet nocturnal woodland creatures and learn about their lives through storytelling. This is a fun non-scary Halloween activity for families, as well as a great chance to explore the grounds of Naumkeag and learn about local critters. Reservations encouraged. 413-298-3239 x3013. 5 Prospect Hill Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

Friday, October 23, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Friday, October 23, 5:45pm-7:15pm & 7pm-8:30pm – HISTORY: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, but did you know that it’s rumored 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 23, 6pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Teens and tweens can come to the Sunderland Public Library for a fun Halloween movie the last three Fridays in October. On 10/16, see Hocus Pocus (1993; rated PG); on 10/23 see Casper (1995; rated PG); and on 10/30 see Gremlins (1984; rated PG). Celebrate Halloween with these classic flicks! 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 23, 6pm-8pm – SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treating 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 23, 6pm-8pm – PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Paranormal investigating team S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England will be at the Greenfield Public Library on October 23 to share stories of their investigations with video and audio footage and a question-and-answer session. Older students interested in ghosts and paranormal activity will love this presentation, which delves into New England’s rich history and the ghosts that come along with it! 413-772-1544. 402 Main Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 23, 6pm-9pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: There will be a haunted house at Chesterfield Town Hall on October 23rd and 24th! Come have some spooky fun! Proceeds benefit Chesterfield Recreation. 403 Main Road. Chesterfield, MA. (SUGGESTED DONATION >$)

Friday, October 23, 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.

Friday, October 23, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 23, 7pm – SCARY STORIES/LOCAL HISTORY: Spend time at Storrowton 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 23, 7pm-9pm – GHOSTS/HISTORY: Karen Tatro, a Certified Spirit Medium, will speak at Ventfort Hall this Halloween season. Learn about the spirits that haunt the mansion, why, and how at this exciting talk. Reservations recommended. 413-637-3206. 104 Walker Street. Lenox, MA. ($$$)

Friday, October 23, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Friday, October 23, 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 23, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Friday, October 23, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE
Families can spend a Saturday morning at the movies at Amherst Cinema‘s screening of The Witches (1990; rated PG). Enjoy seeing this Roald Dahl story come to life on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 24, 10am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Bernardston’s annual Scarecrow in the Park celebration takes place October 24th and 25th 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, hayrides, live music, a parade, and more. Route 5. Bernardston, MA.

Saturday, October 24, 10am – HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Learn how to do Halloween makeup at the Berkshire Museum‘s Learner’s Lab on October 24th. Director Kara Demler and makeup artist Rachel Fedderley will share tips and tricks for awesome Halloween makeup. Free with museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 24, 10:30am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The S. White Dickinson Memorial Library is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular on October 24! Come in costume and celebrate with Wendy the Wacky Witch, stories, puppets, songs, crafts, a parade, games, prizes, and more. Call to RSVP. 413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Whately, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 10:30am-12noon – 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)

Saturday, October 24, 11am-1:30pm – STEAM/HALLOWEEN: School-age kids can visit the Meekins Library for a Halloween-themed STEAM craft activity! Design and decorate ghosts, bats, witches, and pumpkins, then watch them dance with static electricity! 413-268-7472. 2 Williams Street. Williamsburg, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 1:30pm-2:30pm – HALLOWEEN HISTORY: Hear some spooky tales at the Mason Library this October! Mrs. Gordon will share scary stories, talk about Harry Houdini, and discuss Halloween traditions from the 19th and early 20th Century! This is a great chance to learn about the history of Halloween. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 2pm-4pm – LOCAL HISTORY/CEMETERY TOUR: “Walk with Southwick Spirits” to learn about local history and Southwick’s residents of the past. Head to Southwick Cemetery to learn about Southwick’s history with the Southwick Historical Society on a tour of the cemetery. Best for older students interested in local history. College Highway. Southwick, MA. (DONATIONS ACCEPTED)

Saturday, October 24, 2pm-9pm – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: October 24th is Franklin County Pumpkinfest! This annual Halloween celebration features many food and craft vendors, games, live music and entertainment, pumpkin carving, fire dancers, and more. 413-522-0712. Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 3pm-4pm – GHOST STORIES: Storyteller David Mello will be at the Westfield Athenaeum to tell ghost stories, poems, and lore from around the world. Best for children in first grade and up. Call or stop by the library to register. 413-568-7833. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 3pm-5pm – 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 10/25. 413-229-2694. Berkshire School Road. Sheffield, MA. (<$)

Saturday, October 24, 4pm-5:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Celebrate Halloween Hogwarts-style at the Greenfield Public Library on October 24th. Head to the library for quidditch and other Halloween-themed Harry Potter fun! Sign up in advance. 413-772-1544 x5104. 402 Main Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 24, 5pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: The annual Chesterfield Rag Shag Parade takes place on October 24th, beginning at the Davenport School and ending at Town Hall. Kids can come in costume for fun and prizes. After the parade, enjoy Halloween games and the Chesterfield haunted house. 422 Main Road. Chesterfield, MA.

Saturday, October 24, 5:30pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Celebrate Halloween at Red Gate Farm’s Haunted Farm! There will be a not-so-scary haunted animal tour, hayrides, forest elves, pumpkin carving, cider pressing and tasting, games, activities, treats, and more. Come in costume and have a blast at this Halloween party! All are invited, but children ages 2-12 will have a particularly fun time! 413-625-9503. 4 Norman Road. Buckland, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 24, 5:30pm-8pm – NATURE STUDIES/HALLOWEEN STORIES: Families can explore Naumkeag’s Pumpkin Trail this October. Come in costume and meet nocturnal woodland creatures and learn about their lives through storytelling. This is a fun non-scary Halloween activity for families, as well as a great chance to explore the grounds of Naumkeag and learn about local critters. Reservations encouraged. 413-298-3239 x3013. 5 Prospect Hill Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

Saturday, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 24, 5:45pm-7:15pm & 7pm-8:30pm – HISTORY: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, but did you know that it’s rumored 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. ($$)

Saturday, October 24, 6pm-8pm – SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treating 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 24, 6pm-9pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: There will be a haunted house at Chesterfield Town Hall on October 23rd and 24th! Come have some spooky fun! Proceeds benefit Chesterfield Recreation. 403 Main Road. Chesterfield, MA. (SUGGESTED DONATION >$)

Saturday, October 24, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 24, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Saturday, 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. ($$)

Saturday, October 24, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Saturday, October 24, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SUNDAY, October 25th, 2015

Sunday, October 25, TBA – HALLOWEEN PARTY/RAG SHAG PARADE: Hadley’s Annual Halloween Party & Rag Shag Parade for families with elementary aged children happens on October 25. The Parade leaves 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 25, 10am – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Bernardston’s annual Scarecrow in the Park celebration takes place October 24th and 25th 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, hayrides, live music, a parade, and more. Route 5. Bernardston, MA.

Sunday, October 25, 11am – HALLOWEEN CONCERT: Mister G’s Halloween Fiesta is coming to the Academy of Music! Come in costume and rock out to Mister G’s catchy bilingual music. This concert is fun for kids of all ages, so come and enjoy the show and get ready for Halloween! Please purchase tickets in advance. 413-584-9032 x105. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. ($)

Sunday, 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. ($)

Sunday, October 25, 2pm – GRAVESTONE STUDIES: The First Church of Christ and the Longmeadow Historical Society are offering a program led by Besty and Al McKee, “Longmeadow Cemetery – The Early Period,” at the First Church of Christ on October 25th. Learn about gravestone carvings in the cemetery, stone cutting, the McKee’s historic home, and more. This program would be excellent for older students who want to learn more about local history and the fascinating past of Longmeadow’s cemetery. 413-567-3600. 763 Longmeadow Street. Longmeadow, MA.

Sunday, October 25, 3pm – PUMPKIN DECORATING: Join the Bushnell-Sage Library for pumpkin painting this Halloween season! Sign up in advance and head to the library to paint pumpkins with family and friends. 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Sunday, October 25, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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MONDAY, October 26th, 2015

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TUESDAY, October 27th, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 4pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Head to the S. White Dickinson Memorial Library for spooky stories, games, and Halloween treats. For ages 7 and up. Call to RSVP. 413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Whately, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: Easthampton Rag Shag Parade is on October 27th. Come in costume and march through town celebrating Halloween with community members of all ages! Rain date 10/28. Begins at Maple Street School and ends at Easthampton Savings Bank. 7 Chapel Street. Easthampton, MA.

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30pm – PARANORMAL: Learn the basics of paranormal investigations and ghost hunting at the Storrs Library on October 27th. “Ghostology 101” will teach you about ghosts and how ghost hunting works. Please register in advance. 413-565-4181. 693 Longmeadow Street. Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

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WEDNESDAY, October 28th, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 3:30pm-4:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: It’s a Halloween Spooktacular at the Chicopee Public Library! Kids can stop by for Halloween-themed crafts, games, and snacks. Don’t forget to wear your costume! 413-594-1800. 449 Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 28, 5pm-7pm – TRICK-OR-TREAT: Children can come trick or treat indoors and a few days early at UMass Amherst’s Northeast Residential Area. Students will be in their rooms to give out candy. This is a fun and safe trick-or-treating event for the whole family! North Pleasant Street & Eastman Lane. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 28, 6pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Join the Pittsfield Family YMCA for Trunk or Treat! Families can decorate their trunks (register by 10/26) and fill them with treats for trick-or-treating. Kids can come in costume and go trunk-to-trunk collecting goodies like bubbles, Play-Doh, healthy snacks, pencils, stickers, and more (no candy). There will be a prize for the best-decorated trunk. This is a unique trick-or-treating opportunity that the whole family can get involved in! There will also be games and activities (<$). 413-499-7650. 292 North Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30pm & 8pm – HALLOWEEN/STORYTELLING: The Emily Dickinson Museum and the TheatreTruck have come together to present The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at the Evergreens this Halloween weekend. Tour The Evergreens, the home of Emily’s brother Austin, which acts as a time capsule of 19th-century life and contains the Dickinson family’s furniture. While walking through the house, you can hear Victorian ghost stories and learn about the history of the home. Older students interested in storytelling and local history would enjoy this exciting and unique Halloween event. Tickets available in advance. 413-542-8161. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, October 28, 7pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: The Academy of Music Theater is screening The Witches (1990; rated PG) on October 28. The film, which is based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name, is a great family Halloween flick! 413-584-9032 x105. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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THURSDAY, October 29th, 2015

Friday, October 30, TBA – HALLOWEEN PARADE: Join the Easthampton Family Center for a Halloween parade at Easthampton High School. Come in costume and enjoy fun Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. 413-527-5496. 70 Williston Avenue. Easthampton, MA.

Thursday, October 29, 5:30pm-8:30pm – PUMPKIN WALK: The 1st Annual Pumpkin Walk will be held Halloween weekend at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Community members can visit the park and stroll the walkways looking at carved and decorated pumpkins made by people of all ages! If you’re interested in donating a pumpkin, email contactmillcity@gmail.com. 115 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, October 29, 10:45am-1:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: CHP is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular! There will be a special spooky kids’ kitchen, pumpkin painting, and a reading of Room on the Broom. 413-528-9311. 442 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington, MA.

Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm & 8pm – HALLOWEEN/STORYTELLING: The Emily Dickinson Museum and the TheatreTruck have come together to present The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at the Evergreens this Halloween weekend. Tour The Evergreens, the home of Emily’s brother Austin, which acts as a time capsule of 19th-century life and contains the Dickinson family’s furniture. While walking through the house, you can hear Victorian ghost stories and learn about the history of the home. Older students interested in storytelling and local history would enjoy this exciting and unique Halloween event. Tickets available in advance. 413-542-8161. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. ($$)

Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 29, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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FRIDAY, October 30th, 2015

Friday, October 30, TBA – HALLOWEEN PARADE: Join the Easthampton Family Center for a Halloween parade at Easthampton High School. Come in costume and enjoy fun Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. 413-527-5496. 70 Williston Avenue. Easthampton, MA.

Friday, October 30, 10am-11am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: CHP is holding a Pumpkin Walk on the CHP Walking Trail. There will be jack-o-lanterns decorated by children to see. 413-528-9311. Great Barrington, MA.

Friday, October 30, 10:30am – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Join the Gaylord Memorial Library for a special Halloween storytime – read Pete the Cat by James Dean, decorate mini pumpkins, and sing songs. 413-538-5047. 47 College Street. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 11am – HALLOWEEN PARADE: The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a preschool and toddler Halloween Parade, stopping at the various departments in the library for treats. Come in costume and tour the library! 413-499-9480. One Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 3:30pm-4:30pm – HALLOWEEN STORYTIME/PARADE: Children ages 3-6 can attend a special, non-scary 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 30, 3:30pm-4:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Families can come to Forbes Library for a Halloween celebration on October 30! There will be dancing, crafts, candy, and spooky fun. 413-587-1011. 20 West Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 4pm – HALLOWEEN CONCERT: The Smith College Orchestra is performing a special Halloween Family Concert on October 30th at Sweeney Concert Hall. Come in costume and enjoy a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” by the orchestra and faculty pianists, with guest narrator John Nowacki of New England Public Radio. This lively Halloween-themed concert is a great opportunity to introduce kids to orchestra music. Green Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

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

Friday, October 30, 4pm-6:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Celebrate Halloween with the Emily Williston Memorial Library. There will be Halloween-themed activities, a costume contest, and more. 413-529-1605. 9 Park Street. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 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 10/16-10/18, 10/23-10/25, and 10/30. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (>$)

Friday, October 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm – PUMPKIN WALK: The 1st Annual Pumpkin Walk will be held Halloween weekend at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Community members can visit the park and stroll the walkways looking at carved and decorated pumpkins made by people of all ages! If you’re interested in donating a pumpkin, email contactmillcity@gmail.com. 115 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 5:30pm-9:30pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Celebrate Halloween at Turners Falls High School’s Skeleton Crew Theater event this Halloween weekend. Tour a haunted Turners Falls High School at this event, which is part interactive play and part scavenger hunt, with friendly monsters, riddles, challenges, and more. This is a family-friendly, not-so-scary event. Proceeds benefit the high school. 413-834-0386. 222 Turnpike Road. Montague, MA. ($)

Friday, October 30, 6pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Stockbridge Library’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Walk-About, as well as the Stockbridge Halloween Parade and Party, takes place October 30 at 6pm. 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. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 6pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Teens and tweens can come to the Sunderland Public Library for a fun Halloween movie the last three Fridays in October. On 10/16, see Hocus Pocus (1993; rated PG); on 10/23 see Casper (1995; rated PG); and on 10/30 see Gremlins (1984; rated PG). Celebrate Halloween with these classic flicks! 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30. 6-8pm – HALLOWEEN FUN: Spooktacular Monster Dash at the Hatfield Elementary School, sponsored by A2Z. A fun night of costumes, a ‘Monster Dash’, Yo-Yo Demonstration, Best Costume Contest, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Music, & Bake Sale! Put on by the Hatfield Elementary PTA. Hatfield, MA (FUNDRAISER)

Friday, October 30, 6pm-8pm – SPOOKY SAFARI: The Zoo in Forest Park hosts an evening of trick or treating 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 30, 6:15pm-8:30pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Kids can attend a screening of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005; rated G) at the Mason Library on October 30. A fun Halloween screening the whole family can enjoy! 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 6:30pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: Washington’s annual John F.X. Keator Memorial Pumpkin Walk takes place October 30 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 30, 6:30pm & 8pm – HALLOWEEN/STORYTELLING: The Emily Dickinson Museum and the TheatreTruck have come together to present The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at the Evergreens this Halloween weekend. Tour The Evergreens, the home of Emily’s brother Austin, which acts as a time capsule of 19th-century life and contains the Dickinson family’s furniture. While walking through the house, you can hear Victorian ghost stories and learn about the history of the home. Older students interested in storytelling and local history would enjoy this exciting and unique Halloween event. Tickets available in advance. 413-542-8161. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. ($$)

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

Friday, October 30, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 30, 6:45pm – HALLOWEEN PARADE: The annual Lenox Dale Fire Company Halloween Parade is on October 30th! Come in costume and walk from St. Vincent DePaul Church to the firehouse. The parade will be followed by a party, costume contest, and other Halloween fun. Crystal Street. Lenox, MA.

Friday, October 30, 7pm – HALLOWEEN PARADE: Pittsfield will come alive tonight with all sorts of Halloween excitement! The super fun, annual Halloween Parade features spooky, scary, and exciting floats. 413-499-9370. Tyler Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, October 30, 7pm-8:30pm & 10:30pm-12midnight – HISTORY: You may know about Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, but did you know that it’s rumored 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 30, 7pm-9pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Hicks Family Farm presents “Haunted Nights” on weekends in October! Visit their corn maze at night for a fun and spooky time. Best for ages 12 and up. 413-625-2623. 1255 Route 2. Charlemont, MA. ($)

Friday, October 30, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Friday, October 30, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

Friday, October 30, 7:30pm-1am – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Florence VFW is hosting a Halloween party on October 30th. There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and music by DJ Greg Reil. 18 Meadow Street. Florence, MA.

Friday, October 30, 8pm-12midnight – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT/HALLOWEEN PARTY: Attend a super fun Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gymnasium and spend time with community members getting excited for the holiday. There will be dancing, beer, wine, a costume contest, and more. Proceeds benefit the Art Garden and the Cowell Gym. 413-625-2782. 51 Maple Street. Shelburne Falls, MA. ($)

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SATURDAY, October 31st, 2015

Saturday, October 31, TBA – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Shelburne Grange hosts its annual community Halloween party. Fun for the whole family. 17 Little Mohawk Road. Shelburne, MA.

Saturday, October 31, 8am-1:30pm – FARMERS’ MARKET/HALLOWEEN: Celebrate Halloween at the Amherst Farmers’ Market! Farmers will be dressed up and there will be fun Halloween tricks and treats. Come in costume and celebrate Halloween (and local food) at this week’s farmers’ market. Spring Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE/MARKET)

Saturday, October 31, 9am-11:30am —VOLUNTEERING & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Volunteering together as a family encourages quality time, increases communication, and provides opportunities for family members to be role models. In partnership with Hilltown Families, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts invites families to attend a series of monthly volunteer sessions where they will help sort food, take part in educational activities, and learn how to take action to help fight hunger. This month’s theme is “Halloween.” Families may stay for all or some of the event. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more about these monthly service-based events at The Food Bank in this Hilltown Family posting. 413-247-9738 x135. 97 N Hatfield Rd, Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 9am-1pm – 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)

Saturday, October 31, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Families can spend a Saturday morning at the movies at Amherst Cinema‘s screening of Ghostbusters (1984; rated PG). Kids and adults alike will love seeing this classic film on the big screen for Halloween! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 31, 10am-12pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Center Dance Studio cordially invites kids to showcase their spookiest moves at the 1st Annual Halloween Morning Masquerade! Creep over to 321 Main Street in Amherst on Saturday, October 31st for some Halloween fun: stories, games, cookie decorating and LOTS of dancing. Costumes encouraged! 10am-12pm. Admission is $3 per child. Caregivers, please plan to attend. For more information, email thecenterdanceschool@gmail.com. 321 Main Street. Amherst, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 31, 10am-12noon – ANIMAL STUDIES: Kids (ages 4-12) can learn all about creepy crawly spiders on Halloween at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover the amazing lives of spiders and their habits and habitats, search for spiders outside, and make a spider craft for Halloween. Registration is required. 413-584-3009. 127 Combs Road. Easthampton, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 31, 10am-12noon – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Come to the East Longmeadow Public Library for the Mom’s Club of East Longmeadow’s annual Halloween party! There will be games, prizes, face painting, treats, and more. Ages 1-10 can come in costume and drop in for a fun time. 413-525-5400 x1506. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (>$)

Saturday, October 31, 10am-5pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES/HALLOWEEN: Spend Halloween at The Clark! The museum is holding a special Halloween event with gallery talks focused on ghosts and gore (11am, 12noon, 2pm, & 3pm), a performance by one of Williams College’s a’cappella groups (1pm), Halloween treats, and more. Kids are welcome to come in costume for this fun day, which is all about art and Halloween! 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 31, 11am-1pm – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Monson Free Library is hosting their annual Boo Bash, a family Halloween celebration! Come by the library for games, crafts, snacks, and other Halloween fun. 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 31, 11am-3pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Stop by the Huntington Public Library for a super fun Halloween party! All are welcome to come in costume for games, tricks, and treats. The party is a fun way to kick off Halloween before trick-or-treating time! 413-667-3506. 7 East Main Street. Huntington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 11am-11pm – COMICS/HALLOWEEN: Trick-or-treat for comic books at Modern Myths this Halloween! Kids who stop by the store in costume will receive a free comic book while supplies last. This is a fun way to get introduced to comics! 413-582-6973. 34 Bridge Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 12noon-8pm – HALLOWEEN/COMICS: Comics N’ More is holding a Halloween ComicsFest! Come in costume for candy, free comics, prizes, a costume contest, and more. Kids who love comics will have a blast at this event! 413-529-0800. 31 Union Street. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 12:30pm-2pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Renaissance Arts and Wellness Center is hosting a community Halloween party! Come in costume for arts and crafts, refreshments, and games. All are welcome! 413-528-9600. 420 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 1:30pm-3pm – HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Families can visit the Storrs Library for a fun Halloween movie screening! Come see Hotel Transylvania (2012; rated PG) and get excited for trick-or-treating! Call to register. 413-565-4182. 693 Longmeadow Street. Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 3pm – SYMPHONY/BALL: 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, polkas, and the cha-cha, and hear music from Star Trek, Dracula, and The Phantom of the Opera. Kids can also learn about orchestra instruments, and have fun while being exposed to the symphony! 50 College St. South Hadley, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 31, 4pm – HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST: Easthampton City Arts+ is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest at Eastworks. Kids can come in costume to be entered to win a prize package from A2Z Science and Learning Store! 413-529-1425. 116 Pleasant Street. Easthampton, MA.

Saturday, October 31, 4-5:30pm – 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.

Saturday, October 31, 4pm & 5:30pm – HALLOWEEN DINNER: Chandler’s Restaurant is hosting a Witches Ball Halloween dinner! There will be a kids’ buffet ($ per child) and adults will be offered the dinner menu (>$-$$$). In addition to delicious food, there will be kids karaoke, pumpkin decorating, a visit from Teaching Creatures, and trick-or-treating around Yankee Candle Village! Reservations are required. 413-665-1277. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA. ($$-$$$)

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

Saturday, October 31, 5pm-8pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: The annual Florence Rag Shag Parade begins at Trinity Row Park and ends at the Florence Civic and Business Center, where kids can pick up a Halloween goody bag. There will also be a costume contest. This is a fun Florence tradition that kids will love being a part of! Main Street & South Main Street. Florence, MA (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 5:30pm-8:30pm – PUMPKIN WALK: The 1st Annual Pumpkin Walk will be held Halloween weekend at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Community members can visit the park and stroll the walkways looking at carved and decorated pumpkins made by people of all ages! If you’re interested in donating a pumpkin, email contactmillcity@gmail.com. 115 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 5:30pm-9:30pm – HAUNTED HOUSE: Celebrate Halloween at Turners Falls High School’s Skeleton Crew Theater event this Halloween weekend. Tour a haunted Turners Falls High School at this event, which is part interactive play and part scavenger hunt, with friendly monsters, riddles, challenges, and more. This is a family-friendly, not-so-scary event. Proceeds benefit the high school. 413-834-0386. 222 Turnpike Road. Montague, MA. ($)

Saturday, October 31, 6pm – RAG SHAG PARADE: The Ashfield Rag Shag Parade takes place on Halloween night! Come in costume and march in the parade with friends and neighbors. Main Street. Ashfield, MA (FREE)

Saturday, October 31, 6pm-8pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: Celebrate Halloween at the Blandford Town Halloween Party! There will be trick-or-treating, food, games, entertainment, and a performance by Ed the Wizard. Takes place at Town Hall. 413-848-4279. 1 Russell Stage Road. Blandford, MA.

Saturday, October 31, 6:30pm – HALLOWEEN PARTY: You are invited to attend Whole Children‘s Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Halloween Dance Party on October 31st! There will be treats, dancing, games, music, and a quieter space for socializing. Call for more information. 413-585-8010. 41 Russell Street. Hadley, MA.

Saturday, October 31, 6:30pm & 8pm – HALLOWEEN/STORYTELLING: The Emily Dickinson Museum and the TheatreTruck have come together to present The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at the Evergreens this Halloween weekend. Tour The Evergreens, the home of Emily’s brother Austin, which acts as a time capsule of 19th-century life and contains the Dickinson family’s furniture. While walking through the house, you can hear Victorian ghost stories and learn about the history of the home. Older students interested in storytelling and local history would enjoy this exciting and unique Halloween event. Tickets available in advance. 413-542-8161. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. ($$)

Saturday, October 31, 6:30pm-10:30pm – HAUNTED TOUR: 13 Nights at Jiminy is a haunted tour of Jiminy Peak. Haunts begin at dark and run every few 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 31, 7pm-11pm – HAUNTED CORN MAZE: Mike’s Maze has a ton of fun and spooky events lined up for Mike’s at Night this Halloween season. There’s a low-scare flashlight maze ($$), a scarier zombie paintball maze ($$$), and a very scary haunted maze ($$$). Experience the maze at night and have a blast getting lost amongst the corn and trying to find your way out. More info and age guidelines are available on the Mike’s Maze website. Mike’s at Night runs every Friday and Saturday night from September 25-October 31. 413-665-8331. 23 South Main Street. Sunderland, MA. ($$-$$$)

Saturday, October 31. 7:30-9pm – HALLOWEEN DANCE: Ashfield Halloween Dance for t/weens ages 9-14 at the Ashfield Town Hall following the rag shag parade (6pm). Sponsored by Elmer’s. Takes place at the town hall. 412 Main Street. Ashfield, MA (>$)

Saturday, October 31, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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SUNDAY, November 1st, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 6pm – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: In honor of the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, community members can meet at Brookside Cemetery. Dancers and musicians will lead a vigil through Easthampton and perform a reimagined folk dance. Learn about the Mexican holiday at this community event. Williston Avenue. Easthampton, MA.

Sunday, November 1, 6:30pm & 8pm – HALLOWEEN/STORYTELLING: The Emily Dickinson Museum and the TheatreTruck have come together to present The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at the Evergreens this Halloween weekend. Tour The Evergreens, the home of Emily’s brother Austin, which acts as a time capsule of 19th-century life and contains the Dickinson family’s furniture. While walking through the house, you can hear Victorian ghost stories and learn about the history of the home. Older students interested in storytelling and local history would enjoy this exciting and unique Halloween event. Tickets available in advance. 413-542-8161. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. ($$)

Sunday, November 1, 7:30pm-9pm – GHOST TOUR: Learn some spooky local history on a Valley Ghost Tour, which run every Wednesday-Sunday night through November 1 at 7:30pm and start behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and in Sweetser Park in Amherst. Explore the town 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. Amherst & Northampton, MA. ($$)

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