Dust off the scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns, Halloween is coming. While the holiday may be almost a month away, there is no need to wait until the 31st to start celebrating.
Between haunted hayrides, trick-or-treating and costume parties, Connecticut has plenty to offer Halloween enthusiasts of all ages during the month leading up to All Hallow’s Eve.
Want to know how you can join in on the activities without breaking the bank?
Check out the list below to find out where, when and how you can celebrate Halloween throughout the month of October without spending more than $20.
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Fairview Tree Farm Haunted Hayrides
Fairview Tree Farm, Shelton
Date & Time: This event runs every Friday and Saturday in October from 7-10 p.m.
The Amity Road Horror
667 Amity Road, Bethany
Date & Time: October 4-31 (Thursdays through Saturdays) from 7-11 p.m.
The Only Scream in Town
275 Valley Service Road, North Haven
Date & Time: October 3-26 (Thursdays through Saturdays) from 7-10 p.m.
Trail of Terror
60 N Plains Highway, Wallingford
Date & Time: October 2-November 2 (Friday through Sunday evenings)
Dark Manor Haunted House
25 Main Street, Baltic
Date & Time: October 4-November 2 from 6:30 p.m. - midnight.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS:
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford
Admission: Free (with admission to the center)
Date & Time: October 6 & 13 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Halloween Window Painting Contest
Admission: $15 for individuals and $25 for groups
Date & Time: October 20 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Say Boo! Halloween Photo Booths at The Aldrich
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Date & Time: Halloween from 5 - 8 p.m.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Warner Theatre, Torrington
Date & Time: October 18 & 19 at 11 p.m.
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic
Admission: Aquarium Admission
Date & Time: October 19th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COSTUME PARTIES AND PARADES:
Mystic Seaport’s Sights and Frights
Mystic Seaport, Mystic
Date & Time: October 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 6-9:30 p.m.
17th Annual Halloween Carnival and Costume Parade
Rockwell Park, Bristol
Date & Time: October 28 from 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
New London Halloween Town
Downtown New London
Date & Time: October 25 from 5-9 p.m.
CONNECTICUT’S SPOOKY HISTORY:
“Vampire Folks Beliefs in Historic Connecticut”
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Danbury
Date & Time: October 26 at 2 p.m.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours: CHS Gets Creepy
Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
Date & Time: October 12 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Cedar Hill’s Haunted History Lantern Tour
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford
Date & Time: October 25 from 6-9:30 p.m.
“CT Folk Tales: Believe it or Not”
New Milford Historical Society, New Milford
Date & Time: October 4 at 7 p.m.
Legends and Hauntings
Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield
Admission: Pre-registration required
Date & Time: October 20 at 2 p.m.