Beardsley Zoo will hold BOO at the Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. It will include goodies, story-time, and activities, along with harvest hayrides and seasonal enjoyments for the whole family. One child under 12 in costume and accompanied by a paying adult gets in to the Zoo for free. Additional children in costume will receive a discounted admission of $6. Regular adult admission (ages 12 and older) is $16, children (ages 3 -11) is $13, senior admission (62 and older) is $12, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members are also admitted free.
Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce. It is a 45-minute walk-through experience of haunted houses and scenes, ranging from a bloody slaughterhouse to an overrun zombie hospital. The event runs every weekend through Nov. 2. Lake Compounce is located at 822 Lake Avenue in Bristol.
The Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine is hosting several Halloween events.
Oct. 12 and 19, historically haunted evening, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a beer tasting from local brewer Cambridge House Brew Pub, live music, and costumed reenactors bringing New-Gate’s darker stories to life. Price: $15 per person, plus $5 for the beer tasting, for those 21+ only. Learn more here.
Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Happy Halloween at Old New-Gate: East Granby Night. East Granby Night is free for East Granby residents, and will cost $5 for non-residents. Tickets available at the door only--no advance tickets will be sold. Dress warmly. Limited mine access. Learn more here.
Pumpkintown U.S.A. is a "non-scary" event that runs through Oct. 31. Visit Pumpkintown Village and take a mile-long hay ride to glimpse more than 30 Pumpkinheads. Pumpkintown U.S.A. is located at Paul’s andSandy’s Too: 93 E High St. in East Hampton.
Rails to the Darkside runs Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 26 at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, at 58 North Road in East Windsor.
Pumpkin Patch at the Connecticut Trolley Museum is a family-fun outting. Ride on a trolley to the pumpkin field and each child can pick out a free pumpkin then decorate it at the museum.
Oct. 27, Trunk or Treating at Glastonbury's Academy Field Parking Lot (2143 Main Street) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers decorate their vehicle trunks with Halloween decorations and themed set-ups. Trick or treaters walk from car to car, collecting goodies at each stop.
Oct. 27: Hamden Police are holding a truck or treat between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the south parking lot of Hamden High School, 2040 Dixwell Ave. Gates will open at 2:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required and will end on Oct. 23 or when spots fill up. The event is free and open only to Hamden residents. Get the application here.
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours, at the Mark Twain House. You will hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. Tours run at 6 p.m., 7 p.m,, 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum is located at 351 Farmington Ave.
A mini film festival, called “Spooky Popcorn” will bring free outdoor horror movie screenings to Constitution Plaza from Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m each night.
A mini film festival, called “Spooky Popcorn” will bring free outdoor horror movie screenings to Constitution Plaza from Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m each night. Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
- Oct. 22: Lost Boys
- Oct. 23: Poltergeist
- Oct. 24: The Ring
- Oct. 24: The original 1989 version of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
The Town of Kent will be holding is annual "Halloween Thriller Flash Mob" on Halloween night. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Kids can trick or treat at stores on Main Street. At 7 p.m., students from the South Kent School will perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" while dressed in their preppy zombie costumes.
Nov. 1, Nov. 2: Spooky Nature Trail at Danielson Pequotsepos Nature Center. Take a self-guided tour with weird and wild animals, glowing jack-o-lanterns and creatures of all kinds. There are spooky-themed crafts and games for children. The nature center is located at 109 Pequotsepos Road in Mystic.
Nautical Nightmares at Mystic Seaport Museum runs from Oct. 11 to 27. The inspiration for this year's event is "Wake of the Banshee." Mystic Seaport Museum is located at 75 Greenmanville Ave. in Mystic.
Seaside Shadows haunted history tours has a Downtown Mystic Ghost Stroll, the Mystic Moonlit Graveyard Ghost Stroll and a Halloween Weekend Burial Ground Paranormal Investigation. Learn more here. The company also sells a "Twice the Fear, Twice the Fun package," which includes a ticket to the ghost tour in Mystic and a pass for the Dark Manor Haunted House in Norwich.
The Haunted Trail at Harrybrooke Park is held last two weekends in October, October 18-19 and 25-26, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at HarrybrookePark.org. Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum is located at 100 Still River Drive in New Milford.
Haunted: Victorian Ghost Stories, at Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, runs weekends from Oct. 18 to 27. Tours will focus on ghost sightings related to the house during the 19th century as well as its more recent history, and the ghost stories that are part of Connecticut’s legends, according to the website. Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum is located at 295 West Ave. in Norwalk.
The Dark Manor Haunted House includes three attractions - The Dark Manor, The Graveyard, and The Catacombs totaling 25 rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways. To get to The Dark Manor, take exit 18 off Interstate 395, in Norwich.
Legends of Fear, Fairview Tree Farm. Take a haunted hayride and visit the Hallow, which includes five frightening attractions - Melon Head Revenge Trail, Hemlock Manor Mortuary, Pine Hills Parish, The dark Harvest and The Funhouse of Fear. Learn more about the attractions here. Fairview Tree Farm is located at 2 Saw Mill City Road in Shelton.
Oct. 26 -- Halloween Festival at the Southington Drive-In, 2 p.m. This family event includes haunted hayrides, pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, touch-a-truck, pumpkin painting and face painting. Trunk or treating at 5 p.m. and a Disney's "COCO" on the big screen, followed by the 1976 classic "Carrie." Cost: $20 a carload for Southington residents and $25 a carload for non-Southington residents. Drivers will be allowed to exit and enter the drive-in in between movies. Food trucks will be on site for food purchase. Southington Drive-In is located at 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington.
Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction, 240 Spring St. Crystal Bees is located at 240 Spring St. in Southington.
Nightmare Acres continues through Nov. 9. It's located at Nomads Outdoor Adventure, 240 Governors Highway.
Fright Haven is open all Halloween season and there are three new attractions, Psycho Ward 13, Cabin in the Woods and Carnival of Lost Souls. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fright Haven is located at 411 Barnum Ave. Cutoff in Stratford.
Mohegan Sun is hosting several Halloween events between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. Learn more here. Mohegan Sun is located at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville.
Trail of Terror is open on weekends through the weekend of Oct. 25-27. It's located at 60 N. Plains Highway in Wallingford.
Oct. 29: Annual Children’s Halloween Parade. Children and parents will meet at Main Street and Post Road East at 3:30 p.m. This event is for all children, especially those 8 and under. The parade will proceed up Main Street, turn right onto Avery Place, then turn left on Myrtle Ave to Town Hall and Veterans Green. Children may trick-or-treat along Main Street and in Town Hall. Entertainment, refreshments and a small gift will be provided on Veterans Green across from Town Hall at 4 p.m. In case of inclement weather, all festivities will take place in Town Hall at 3:30 p.m. Call (203) 341-5073 for updates on weather cancellations.