Halloween Happenings 2016

Oct 23, 2016

Still trying to hammer down the final nails in your Halloween coffin for this weekend? There is a TON going on in the region, so choose your poison! Whether you are looking for the hottest Halloween party or the scariest haunted hayride or trail of terror, there is something for everyone. Check out our list below and comment with any events that we missed. 

Thursday, October 27th - Monday, October 31st

Halloween Weekend
Black Bear Saloon
Got plans for Halloween? You do now! Get yourself to the best party in Hartford for great drink specials, exclusive DJs, and silly amounts of cash being given away for costume contests every single night!

Thursday, October 27th - Saturday, October 29th

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours
The Mark Twain House & Museum

They reprise their popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for Halloween month fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. On these tours participants will hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural. Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing.

Friday, October 28th

Cedar Hill's Haunted History Lantern Tour
Cedar Hill Cemetery
The only night during the year that the cemetery is open to the public after dark. Led by lantern light, attendees will visit the final resting places of some of Cedar Hill’s notable and not-so-notable residents. Character actors will share their true-yet-darker-tales. To ensure your participation in this tour, reservations are required for specific time slots!

Wadsworth Mansion Haunted Halloween Bash
Wadsworth Manison
Dress as one of Colonel Clarence Wadsworth’s guests or your favorite ghoul and join in the festivities, which include signature drinks, light fare, dancing to the music of a DJ, photobooth, and more. The mansion gets haunted with a Halloween Bash not to be missed! Show up in your favorite costume for dancing, food, cocktails, photo booth, door prizes and more! It will be a ghoulish good time…don’t miss it!

Halloween Party
Hartford Flavor Company
Enjoy an open bar of delicious Wild Moon cocktails, incredible food treats from Mercado, and spooky decorations!!  We're adding to the fun with prizes from Bear's BBQ, Vito's by the Park, Tainted, and others!

Friday, October 28th, Saturday, October 29th & Monday, October 31st

Hartford Halloween Pub Crawl 2016
If you're interested in wearing crazy awesome costumes, meeting super cool like-minded people, all while having super tasty and affordable drinks - take a look at what's being offered this year for the annual Halloween bar crawl. After registering for the crawl, the wristband will grant you free admission into all of the participating venues along with drink specials that'll have you dancing all throughout the night.

Saturday, October 29th

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams' Halloween Costume Ball
Infinity Music Hall Hartford
Who better to spend Halloween with than The Grand Slambovians?! Get dressed up to party down with a fantastic quartet that’s a little Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa mixed with a little Neil Young and Bob Dylan, tied together with some slide mandolin. You don’t want to miss this one!!

Spooktacular Chili Challenge
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
A festive Halloween celebration with a chili cook-off sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Competitors arrive from far and wide to compete for cash prizes and the title of Best Chili Cook. Trick-or-treating and face painting for the kids, as well as shopping with an array of vendors, live entertainment, beer, wine and other food items.

Rails to the Darkside
The Connecticut Trolley Museum
A bone-chilling ride aboard a trolley cart through the “Darkside” where anything can happen. Also, a terrifying tour of the spirit inhabited cemetery and car barn.

Orange Ball: A Halloween Birthday Bash
Unified Theater, Inc.
It’s their 15th birthday, and they want to celebrate just how far they've come-- from the first small show in the choir room at Conard High School in West Hartford in 2002 to nearly 100 schools nationwide today. There’s no better way to showcase the best parts of Unified Theater-- costumes, dancing, laughter and unique rockstars-- than with a Halloween Birthday Bash!  

Friday, October 28th - Sunday, October 30th

The Haunted Graveyard
Lake Compounce
Enjoy a night full of haunted rides and scary characters walking around the park. All the horrifying thrills, with new scares!

Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members? Like many 19th-century Americans, she had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living. Explore Stowe’s involvement with the paranormal and learn about investigations by the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters at Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour.

Monday, October 31

The Haunted Lady Halloween Bash
The Russian Lady
Join them for their ultimate Halloween Party! There is no cover if you're wearing a costume and you can enjoy specials on drinks all night.

What are you plans for Halloween? Comment below with where you are heading!


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