GA: 36th Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival

Kindsland, GA Exit 3: Enjoy Kingsland, Georgia’s Annual Catfish Festival where you can down succulent Southern-fried catfish and all the fixings.

The fun begins Saturday, November 17 and includes a full day of entertainment. The festivities include a parade, arts and craft booths, mouth-watering, Southern-fried catfish with grits, hush puppies, coleslaw and sweet ice tea.

Sweeten the pie by throwing in free concerts, including this year’s headliner Sister Hazel performing from 6:30 – 8pm, a variety of food booths, pancake breakfast, antiques and collectibles, a children’s amusement area, 5K run and you are in for a great time!

 

Location: Downtown Kingsland, 107 South Lee Street, Kingsland GA 31548
Date: Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9am – 8pm
Tel: 912-729-5999
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CT: Treat your Taste Buds: Explore New Haven During Restaurant Week

New Haven, CT Exit 47:  New Haven Restaurant Week is a bi-annual, six-day celebration of what New Haven knows best – food. Since 2008, this citywide feast has welcomed diners from around the world..

From Nov 4 – 9, more than 30 downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants will be serving up special tantalizing prix fixe menus. The price of Lunch 2-course Prix Fixe menu is $17.10, and dinner consists of 3-course Prix Fixe menu at $34.10.

Participating Restaurants Below:

116 Crown – RW Menu – (203) 777-3116

Adrianna’s – RW Menu Coming Soon – (203) 865-6474

Atelier Florian  – RW Menus – (203) 859-5999 – Make Reservations

Barcelona – RW Menu – (203) 848-3000

Basta Trattoria – RW Menus – (203) 772-1715                            

Caffé Bravo – RW Menus – (203) 772-2728

Caseus Fromagerie Bistro – RW Menus – (203) 624-3373

Cask Republic –  RW Menus – (475) 238-8335

Christopher Martin’s – RW Menus – (203) 776-8835

Fornarelli’s Ristorante – RW Menus – (203) 745-5677

Geronimo – RW Menu – (203) 777-7700

Goodfellas – RW Menu – (203) 785-8722

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant – RW Menus – (203) 777-2500

Heirloom – RW Menus – (203) 503-3919  Make Reservations

Jack’s Bar & Steakhouse – RW Menus – 203-891-5777 – Make Reservations

John Davenport’s – RW Menus – (203) 974-6858  Make Reservations

L’Orcio – RW Menu – (203) 777-6670  Make Reservations

Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale – RW Menus – (203) 691-6619

Miya’s Sushi – RW Menu – (203) 777-9760

Olea – RW Menu – (203) 780-8925 – Make Reservations

Olives and Oil – RW Menus – (203) 891-5870

Pacifico – RW Menus – (203) 772-4002 – Make Reservations

Prime 16 – RW Menus – (203) 782-1616

Roía – RW Menus – (203) 200-7045 – Make Reservations

Shell and Bones – RW Menu – (203) 787-3466 – Make Reservations

Soul de Cuba Cafe – RW Menu – (203) 498-2822

Tarry Lodge – RW Menus – (203) 672-0765 – Make Reservations

Tre Scalini – RW Menus – (203) 777-3373

Union League Cafe – RW Menus – (203) 562-4299  Make Reservations

Zinc –  RW Menus – (203) 624-0507  Make Reservations

This mouthwatering event is sure to please any palate.

Location: Various – Downtown New Haven
Date: Nov 4 – 9, 2018
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FL: You’re Invited to Be Greek For The Weekend

Daytona Beach, FL Exit 260: The 42nd Annual Greek Festival returns to Daytona Beach’s St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and Daytona Beach’s Greek families invite everyone to be “Greek For The Weekend!” OPA!

This must do event is FREE and open to the public and gives everyone a chance to fully immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Greek culture. Join in the celebration by eating, dancing, drinking and singing like a Greek.

A family friendly event, attendees will enjoy traditional, live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine, ouzo and incredible selections of Greek cuisine, featuring favorite family recipes including gyros, fried calamari, pork souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita and stuffed grape leaves.

Don’t forget the sweets: specialty prepared desserts include baklava, melomakarona (honey walnut cookies), semolina pudding and kourabiethes (almond shortbread cookies). Relax in the coffeehouse, enjoy a beer or glass of ouzo at the Taverna or sip wine at one of the riverfront tables.

Enjoy the sounds of traditional Greek music like the Hasapiko, Zeibekiko, Tsamiko, Sirto and Pentozali while the church’s Saint Demetrios dancers perform folk dances in costume.  There’s also the marketplace where you can browse craft and souvenir booths full of Greek-themed gifts and jewelry.

Tours of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church to discover the Greek religious traditions will be available.

The event is FREE and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service.

Location: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 134 North Halifax Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Date: Nov 8-11, 2018
Time: Thurs – Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
Tel: 386-252-6012
stdemetriosdaytona.org/greek-fesitval
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FL- Thousands Enjoy the Prestigious 56th Annual Halifax Art Festival

Daytona Beach, FL Exit SR 92 International Speedway: Celebrating its 56th anniversary, the Halifax Art Festival is the 2nd oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida, and benefits the Museum of Arts & Sciences.

The Halifax Art Festival happens along the riverfront and palm-lined Beach Street and this year, approximately 45,000 visitors are expected to attend.  Art enthusiasts, students and families seeking a fun event flock to the fest to view the works of 250 + fine artists and craft artisans from all over the country.

The Festival features a unique blend of fine arts, crafts, music, food, and fun. Admission is free to the public with plenty of free parking. Offering live entertainment, a student art competition, children’s activities and fine dining in many local restaurants and cafes.

The Festival features two subdivisions:  the Competitive Fine Arts and Crafts category, which is juried and judged and eligible for prize money,  and the Non-Competitive Arts category, also juried but not eligible for awards. Artworks in both sections are all original. You can browse a wide variety of oil and watercolor artwork on the riverfront, as well as ceramics, basket weaving, jewelry, home goods, clothing and so much more.

Plus, there will be a Student Art Exhibit and Competition featuring some of the area’s most promising young artists from K-12th grade. As part of the award given to the students, the winning art will be displayed at Daytona Beach’s prestigious Museum of Arts & Sciences for one week. There’s an  children’s interactive art experience where children can create their own masterpieces under the “Little Van Gogh” tent while friends and family watch. All art supplies are FREE to each child.

Live music will be featured both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of seating will be available in Riverfront Park to enjoy the music or a snack. International street cuisine and good old-fashioned festival food are available or have a bite at one of the many fine bistros and restaurants along Beach Street featuring Festival specials.

Location: Historic Downtown Riverfront Park on Beach Street, between Bay Street and Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Date: Nov 3rd – 4th, 2018
Times: Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Tel: 386-255-0285
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SC: Go Nuts for Florence!

Florence, SC Exit 160: The 15th Annual South Carolina Pecan Festival is a 10-block 1-day event. This  award-winning community festival is held on the first Saturday of November each year,  and boasts 8 stages of live entertainment.

You’re sure to go nuts over all the excitement in Downtown Florence. With over 50,000 in attendance and so much to see and do. The festival features incredible live entertainment, with this year being no exception. Their headliner band for the 2018 South Carolina Pecan Festival will be Blood, Sweat & Tears, appearing live on the Sharonview Federal Credit Union Main Stage at 5:30 p.m.

Other highlights include over 250 Food & Craft Vendors, Special Art Demonstrations, a  Free Kids Fun Zone, Amusement Rides, Science South on Wheels, Pony Rides, Run Like a Nut 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Bike Like a Nut –  a Half Metric Century Bike Ride.

You aren’t going to want to miss the Pecan Culinary Cook off, Pecan Pie Bake-off, Chalk Art Competition,  an Antique Tractor Show,  and the Classic Car & Truck Show and Competition.

The SC Pecan Festival offers a FREE shuttle service from various satellite lots around Florence to the festival grounds all day.

 

Location: Downtown Florence Florence, SC 29501
Date: Sat, Nov 3rd, 2018
Time: 10am
7pm
Tel: 843-678-5912
scpecanfestival.com
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NH: Head to Mutt-ster Mash For a Howling Good Time

Hampton, NH Exit 2: Halloween is Going to the Dogs at the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH at  the Mutt-ster Mash event. This event is  Halloween-themed party catered to your four-legged friends (and their two-legged owners of course!) 

Join in on the fun at the Muttster Mash where pets and their owners partake in fun and games including bobbing for apples, take your fur baby through a haunted agility course, and what would Halloween be without a costume competition. There will be gift cards and prizes awarded.

My Dogs Mind dog training facility will be on hand impressing you with tricks and demos, and there will be plenty of treats for humans and dogs alike. $1 of each beer sold will go to Cocheco Valley Humane Society

So grab a leash and bring your littlest and furriest trick-or-treaters, this will be a Howl-o-ween celebration you won’t soon forget! 

Location: Smuttynose Brewery, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton,NH 03842
Date: Sun Oct 28, 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Tel: 603-436-4026
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FL: Soak up the Sun while Watching Sand Sculptures Come to Life

New Smyrna Beach, FL Exit 249: It’s time again sand sculptors, for New Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival. Sand and water: These are the key elements in sand art, and something in no short supply in New Smyrna Beach. The scenery is picture perfect, soak up some sun and enjoy a beach with sand so fine, it squeaks when you walk on it. While on the beach why not put your creative skills to the test.

This year’s fall theme is “Classic Movie Monsters” and special events to create an exciting experience, with lots of activities surrounding exceptional sand sculptures.

Amateur teams will consist of families, friends, co-workers and community groups. All competitors will work their magic creating their own sand sculptures in 10′ X 10′ plots of cordoned beach. Prizes will be awarded for individual adult, child and team categories, judged by both professionals and local celebrity judges.

Sand art professionals will also create magnificent sculptures, showing off showing off their skills and one of the area’s most valued natural resources.

This is a free event, however spaces are limited. Walk-up registration available the day of the event until spaces are filled. All ages, all skill levels are welcome

Registration: 8AM OPEN
Contest: 9AM -1PM
Judging: 1PM – 2PM
Peoples Choice Voting: 11AM – 2PM
Awards: 2:30 (Apporx.)

Location: Flagler Avenue Boardwalk, 201 Buenos Aires St, New Smyrna Beach 32169 Date: Sat, October 27, 2018
Time: 8 am3 pm
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DE: Let’s Do the Time Warp at The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Wilmington, DE Exit 5: What better homage to Halloween for adults then The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For over four decades, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences.

You aren’t going to want to miss this interactive movie experience at the Theatre N Stage that combines film and live performers. A cult classic for more than forty years, The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous and sinfully twisted tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s.

The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and take refuge in the eerie mansion of Dr Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry),  a transvestite scientist. Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy biker ((Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

Costumes and audience participation are highly encouraged so get in touch with your inner Frankie and come to the party wearing your best Transylvanian costume. Sing along, shout along, and dance along having a great time with the featured live shadowcast.

Location:  Theatre N at Nemours , The Nemours Building, Wilmington, DE 19801
Dates and Times: Sat Oct 20 @11pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat Oct 25-27 @8pm
Tel: 302-571-4075
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Canada: Cavalia Dazzles: Combining Horses with Cirque du Soleil-like Acrobats

Odysseo, the horse centric show, is awesome family entertainment which will WOW every member. If you can imagine taking Cirque du Soleil up a notch by marrying it with a team of gifted equestrians, this would be their offspring.

The show has acrobats, blade-running acrobats and horse acrobats – each team outdoing the other in their antics. There are raucous horses racing through jumps and quiet ballet-like riderless horses dancing to the whims of their female horse whisperer, Sylvia Zerbini.

Then why not throw in some African drumming, singing and dancing – for peace. When you combine 70 horses with 50 performers and all the high technology, multimedia and special effects, you create magic on stage.

The carousel pole acrobatics is  a charming setting for the melange of horse and rider/acrobats, but the white fabric/rope acrobatic act is the perfect “10” for each of the costume designer, set designer, lighting, artistic director and the acrobats themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard to imagine it fitting into a tent setting, but horses appear on mountaintops, in an ice-scape, the woods, walking down hills, in rain storms, galloping as fast as the wind and even and splashing in a waterfront finale.

This time we attended with a youngster who had enjoyed horse camp this summer. She loved figuring out the equine trivia questions before the show started. In her child-like mind she imagined “horses dancing like people at a party”. We glanced occasionally at her face as she sat in awe, riveted to the stage watching instead a seamless ballet of people and horses.  And she was really hoping to get splashed by the playful horses.

Don’t wait – book tickets now as the run has been extended to Oct 21 and the price reduced to $60.  If you can afford it, the Rendez-vous VIP package, including dinner (roast beef and shrimp options) with an open bar, popcorn and drinks to take in to the show, a dessert buffet at intermissionoddysseo

(so Quebec-like with cheese there too), a stable visit, and a souvenir, really makes the evening special. This is a great idea for a do-ahead holiday gift for anyone – take the family, join co-workers or have fun with friends.

Location: Odysseo White Big Top at the corner of the boul. Rene-Levesque and De Lorimier
Tel: 866-999-8111
Dates: til Oct 21
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MA: Frightfully Fun Halloween Events in Salem

Salem, MA Exit 47 to route 114: Is there a place that can be more synonymous to Halloween then Salem, Massachusetts?  Throughout the entire month of October visitors of all ages flock there for the ultimate Halloween experience. Whether it’s haunted houses, historic landmarks, costume parties, ghost tours, historic tours, events, psychic and tarot readings, witch and magical shops, Salem’s Haunted Happenings, a festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, offers a plethora of unique one of a kind Halloween experiences.

Oct 13th:
12th Annual Witch City 5K Road Race
– Salem Willows Park 167 Fort Ave. 9:00 am. 12th Annual Witch City 5K Road Race. Run through Boo-tiful Historic Salem. Get your best running costume ready for this annual Salem Haunted Happenings Event. A great way to begin your day of Halloween fun in Salem. Let the kids join the Halloween costume fun with the Spooktacular Kids Broom Dash. Post-race awards, costume contest, music, photos, refreshments and more. Witch City 5K

Haunted Harmonies A Capella Festival – Haunted Harmonies is a one day A Cappella Festival. Vocal Group Competition-2pm, Tabernacle Church (50 Washington St.) Free and open to the public. Street Singing-4:30pm-6pm, Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. Free. Evening Concert-7:30pm, Tabernacle Church (50 Washington St.) See website for tickets. Haunted Harmonies

Howl-O-Ween Costumed Pet Parade – Derby Wharf, Salem Maritime Historic Site, 160 Derby St. 1 pm-2:30 pm. The event will include plenty of fun and games and a parade and costume contest with prizes. The event is free, though attendees wishing to participate in the parade will be asked to register. Further details: Howl-O-Ween Parade

Dark Of Night At Pioneer Village– Pioneer Village, West Ave. – Forest River Park.  Starting at 7pm. In candle-lit cottages at the dark forest’s edge, ghostly tales are told. An annual event for those lucky enough to experience the village in October. Seating is limited. Parking is free. Schedule and ticket purchase: Dark Of Night

Oct 14th: MDA Halloween Witch Ride- 11am. Scenic ride from Boston Harley-Davidson at 649 Squire Rd. in Revere to Shetland Park in Salem. All bikes welcome. Register

Oct 19th: Tony Moran At Count Orlok’s – Oct. 19, Oct 2o, Oct 21 – Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery 217 Essex St. (978) 740-0500 Special celebrity guest Tony Moran, known as the face of Michael Myers in the film “Halloween” will be appearing at Count Orlok’s for a meet and greet and autographs. Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

Oct 20th: Haunted GracePhantom of the Opera – Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex St. 7:30-9:30pm. Love Gothic buildings and silent movies accompanied by spooky organ music? Haunted Grace is back with a chance to watch the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera with a live soundtrack played on the organ at local Gothic Grace Church. Info and tickets

Jerry’s Fright Fair – Oct 20, Oct 21, Oct 27, Oct 28- 301 Essex St. 10am-7pm. 2 floors of vendors/artists selling mostly Halloween themed merchandise, artwork, jewelry, crafts and more! Info

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe– Remix Church, 9 Church St – 6-7 pm  special guest, the dearly departed Edgar Allan Poe returns to Salem in a theatrically eerie setting, performing dramatic readings of “The Raven” and “A Tell-Tale Heart.” Mister Poe will answer all your deepest, darkest questions about his life, his work and his mysterious death. Information and tickets

Oct 21: Trick Or Treat On The Wharf – Pickering Wharf, Derby St. at Congress St.  5pm to 7pm  Join the businesses on Pickering Wharf for this annual event that is free and open to the public. Children can give their costumes a test run at Pickering Wharf in Salem – participating establishments will be offering treats for kids.

Oct 27: Devils Chase 6.66 Miler and Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler – Soccer Field, Salem Willows, Salem, Ma. (Other Side of 129 Fort Ave)  6:30am registration8am start time. The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in devil-themed costumes. New this year,  a 3.33 Miler for our runners that want the same fun of the Devils Chase 6.66 Miler with half the run. People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem for one hell of a good time and a great run past a variety of Salem’s well known landmarks.  Devil’s Chase and Creepy Clown 3.33

Tales at the Witch House – The Witch House  310 Essex St. 978-744-8815. Starting at 7pm. Don’t miss a macabre tales of superstition and murder. Move through the darkened rooms of the Witch House by lantern light as the story is performed by costumed actors. Stories begin every half hour and last about a half hour.  Tales At The Witch House

Haunted Grace – Nosferatu – Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex St. 7:30-9:30pm. Love Gothic buildings and silent movies accompanied by spooky organ music? Haunted Grace is back with a chance to watch the original 1922 Nosferatu with a live soundtrack played on the organ at local Gothic Grace Church. Info and tickets

Oct 31: 27th Annual TNW Samhain Witches CircleThe Temple of Nine Wells -ATC Ceremony at Gallows Hill Park, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Members of the Temple of Nine Wells Community, local Witches and Pagans and visitors from all over the world will gather at Gallows Hill park on Samhain Night. Dress warmly and walk with them to the site at 4:30pm from NU AEON at 88 Wharf St. After the rite, return to the heart of downtown Salem in the annual Commemorative Candle Light Walk.  Samhain Witches Circle

Closing Fireworks Display – 10:15pm Washington St./Bridge St. Overpass. Official conclusion of Salem’s Halloween celebration.

On Going Events:
Imprisoned! 1692 : Essex National Heritage Area, 35 St. Peter. St. Weekends in October. Experience the horrors of the Old Witch Gaol (jail), the actual location where many accused were held during the infamous trials. There’s no turning back now. On the eve of the deadliest night of the Witch Trials, the jailer will guide you to hear the stories of the convicted and their final pleas. Their fate has been chosen, but is it deserved? They will let you come to your own conclusions. Information and tickets

Witchery – Musical Play Written Just for Salem: Ames Hall, YMCA, 290 Essex St. 800-838-3006 Fridays Oct. 5 & 12 – 7pm; Saturdays Oct. 6 & 13 – 2pm & 7pm; Sundays Oct. 7 & 14 – 2pm. Witchery is a live, fun filled musical play. A lost little witch falls off her mother’s broomstick on Halloween night into the land of Salem Massachusetts. Let’s all help the witches, warlocks, ghosts and turkeys find her, in this fun musical for all ages. Live actors, Live music. Witchery

Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North 978-744-1692 – Do you believe in witchcraft? At this museum get an understanding into the complex perception of witches, “from midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans.” Salem’s most visited museum presents the witch hysteria of 1692 in an educational, thought-provoking, and a bit spooky way. You’ll learn about the event leading up to the witch trials, and what life was like in Salem.salemwitchmuseum

Salem Arts Association Exhibition: “Dark Arts”: Salem Arts Association, 211 Bridge St. Ash St. Entrance. Oct 5-Nov.4 Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”. Explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. Dark Arts

The Tarot Experience – Moon Witch: The Witchery, 61 Wharf St. witchcraft & moon magick along with themes from the tarot in new and thought-provoking ways.

Salem Horror Fest 2018: October 4-14 – Cinema Salem at Witch City Mall & Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. A festival of screenings, parties, exhibits, concerts, panels, discussions, and celebrity appearances in the Halloween capital of the world. Film schedule and tickets: Salem Horror Fest

The Salem Haunted Magic Show – Hysteria: Oddities!: St. Peter’s Church Hall Theater, 24 Saint Peter’s St. September 29-November 2. A New Live 75 minute show HYSTERIA: Oddities! A unique blend of inconceivable magic, bizarre demonstrations of mind reading, wild comedy, and interactive audience participation. The show focuses on the mysterious and sometimes frightening world of the circus sideshow with incredible demonstrations of bizarre and scary magic, along with classic sideshow stunts like walking on broken glass, swallowing swords, beds of nails and eating lightbulbs . Showtimes and tickets: Salem Haunted Magic Show

Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop: Old Town Hall  32 Derby Square  June 17th-August 26th, Sat. & Sun. in September and daily October 1st – 31st.  The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and YOU are on the Puritan jury. Hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? Play your part in history. Approximate duration of the show is 45 minutes. The outdoor arrest scene begins approximately 15 minutes before show time. During the show, the audience may step into the role of Puritan jurors. Tickets and schedule: Cry Innocent

Gallows Hill Museum And Theater: Gallows Hill Museum And Theater – 7 Lynde St. 978-825-0222  A variety of performances and attractions throughout October including: Gallows Hill Main Show, Lost Museum, Ghosts and Legends Trolley Tour, Daytime Walking Tours, Tales and Ales and other entertainment events Oct.1-Oct.31. Details and schedules: Gallows Hill Museum and Theater

Salem Time Machine: 131 Essex St. 4-D Walk-Thru Adventure into Salem’s Past 978-744-0013 -Two walk-thru attractions: Salem 3D Haunted Adventure, for families, children and those not wanting a scare. The attraction is dressed for Halloween and is a 16 minute walk-thru telling the story of Salem from 1650 to 1991. For those in a Halloween state of mind try the 3-D Haunted House with live actors, 3-D walls, 3-D floors, black lights, and haunting sound. Salem Time Machine

Witch Mansion: 186-1 Essex Street, Museum Place Mall  978-825-1300 – Witch Mansion claims to be Salem’s scariest haunted attraction. Built by a professional haunted house design firm, this eerie adventure is guaranteed to give you Chills and Thrills. Along with high-tech animations and creepy ghost illusions in 4D. You won’t believe your eyes as you enter a twilight world of ghosts, beasts and banshees.  Witch Mansion

Mahi-Mahi Haunted Happenings Cruises & Boo!s Cruises: Pickering Wharf – Derby and Congress Streets – (978) 825-0001 Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruise: The fabled coastlines of Salem sound come alive with tales of haunted lighthouses, eerie islands, ruthless pirates, and living monsters who wreak havoc on passing ships to this very day.  This spook-tacular 75-minute cruise screams Haunted Happenings Fun day or night. Haunted Happenings Cruise Halloween BOO!S Cruise: 2-hour cruise with DJ Snow spinning your favorite dance tunes and Halloween favorites. Costume prizes awarded, Ages 21+. Halloween Boo!s Cruise

House Of Seven Gables October Performances:  October 5-27, House Of 7 Gables – 115 Derby St. 978-744-0991.SPIRITS OF THE GABLES:Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. LEGACY OF THE HANGING JUDGE: Legacy of the Hanging Judge takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Combination tickets available. Reservations highly recommended. October Nights At The Gables

The Salem Psychic Fair And Witches’ Market: Witch City Mall – 176 Essex St. 10am-10pm Oct. 1- Oct. 31 Explore the future with a psychic reading and make contact with the Spirit World at Salem’s longest-running psychic fair. The Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo features the Witch City’s most gifted Psychics. Wander an emporium of magical gifts, meet real practicing Witches, and make an appointment with one of Salem’s talented psychic readers.  Psychic Fair

Festival Of The Dead Event Series: Various events from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. Locations include: 184 Essex St, Witch City Mall, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem Common. Halloween is the time of year when the shades of the dead whisper from forgotten places and spirits walk among us. The Witches of Salem honor this time with Festival of the Dead, an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals.  Festival of the Dead beckons guests to step through the veil into a realm where spirits await. Listing of events: Festival Of The Dead

Haunted Dinner Theater – Shipwrecked!: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. Weekends from Sept. 28th through Nov. 3rd. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, pirate ships sailed in search of other men’s gold off the coast of New England.  One such ship, the Dolphin, was lost with all hands. A group of infamous pirate captains come together to solve the mystery of what really happened to the doomed vessel and her treasure and they look to you to decide who is a treacherous dog that should pay the ultimate price. Haunted Dinner Theater

Whether you go by broom, by trolley or by foot, abandon all hope and surrender to the spell of Salem! There’s nothing quite like spending Halloween in Salem, always jam packed with fun and spooky things to do.

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Photo Credit: John Andrews Photography

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