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Halloween in New England

Halloween is a frighteningly good time to visit New England. Here's your guide to haunted houses, hay rides, pumpkin patches, ghost tours and other spooky spots and Halloween activities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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The Great Pumpkin: A Guide to New England's Pumpkin Patches
You'll find golden gourds for cooking or carving in New England's pumpkin patches this fall. Pumpkin recipes from New England inns and restaurants, too.

10 New England Halloween Haunted Houses and Attractions
Scare yourself silly at one of these popular New England haunted houses, haunted hayrides or spooky attractions this Halloween.

Haunted Graveyard is Southern New England's Largest Event
Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, Connecticut, is the home to Southern New England's largest Halloween attraction: the Haunted Graveyard.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a Treat for the Senses
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the best Halloween events in New England. Enjoy a sneak peek with this photo gallery.

PumpkinTown USA is Gourd Fun!
PumpkinTown USA in East Hampton, Connecticut, is one Halloween attraction that you have to see to believe, so come along on this video tour or plan a visit: They're open daily mid-September through Halloween.

Spooktacular Salem
There's no American place spookier than Salem, Massachusetts, and October is a bewitching time for a visit.

Halloween in Salem: A Photo Album
There's no better place in all of America to watch the spooks go by on Halloween than Salem, Massachusetts. Come along with me on this photo tour... if you dare!

How to Pick a Pumpkin
Heading to the pumpkin patch? Here are tips for picking a pumpkin. Many apply to selecting a pumpkin at the store, too.

Kim's Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Here is a collection of pumpkin carving patterns designed by your Guide. Print these free pumpkin carving patterns and use them to carve or paint a pumpkin this Halloween.

Pumpkin Carving Gallery
Pumpkin carving photo gallery. Photos of carved jack-o-lanterns in New England.

Largest Pumpkin Ever Grown Sets World Record in 2012
If you missed the 2012 Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts, I'll take you there to see the most amazing pumpkin ever grown. The world's largest pumpkin, grown in Rhode Island, was the first giant pumpkin to weight more than one ton.

Halloween in Connecticut
Whether you're looking for Halloween fun that's merry or scary, Connecticut offers Halloween events and attractions to delight all ages. Here are 10 ideas for Halloween fun in CT.

Keene Pumpkin Festival Sets a New Guinness World Record for Jack-o-Lanterns
The Keene Pumpkin Festival brought home the Guinness World Record for lit jack-o-lanterns for the first time in a decade in 2013. See photos of this spectacle and plan ahead to help set another record in 2014.

Funky Pumpkins, Surprising Squashes and Wicked Cool Gourds
Feeding Hills MA farm grows and sells unusual edible and ornamental gourds. Looking for unusual, natural Halloween decorations? Head to the Brown family's farmstand in Feeding Hills, a picturesque rural community in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley.

Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground
Halloween season is an apropos time to visit the oldest historic attraction in Connecticut's capital city: Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground. This cemetery is the final resting place for about 6,000 souls who called Hartford home between 1640 and the early 1800s.

How to Make a Moose Pumpkin
Transform an ordinary pumpkin into an adorable moose! I'll tell and show you how... and explain why you may just want to use your Moose Pumpkin as a New Englandy decoration... not as a Pumpkin Derby racer.

New Haven's Best Kept Se-Crypt
You'll see historic Colonial gravestones when you venture into the subterranean underworld of New Haven, Connecticut's Center Church for a tour of the crypt.

Pumpkin Puzzles
Take a break from work or school to play these online Halloween pumpkin puzzle games with photo images of Halloween displays in the Farmington area of Connecticut.

What is a White Pumpkin?
Orange is so yesterday. Here in New England, white pumpkins, once a novelty, are becoming increasingly common, and these intriguing white orbs are all the rage when it comes to chic autumn decorating. But what is a white pumpkin? And what can you do with a white pumpkin? Here's everything you wanted to know about cooking, carving, painting and decorating with white pumpkins.

Where to See a Pumpkin Tree
New England is home to at least one pumpkin tree. Here's how to see this rare specimen as Halloween approaches.

The Ben & Jerry's Halloween Experience
They're always concocting something at Ben & Jerry's in Vermont, and the famous ice cream maker's special Halloween Web site features ghoulish games and interactive fun.

Boston Costume
With thousands of masquerade and theatrical costumes available for rent, Boston Costume has rentals that are sure to make you the hit of the party.

Festival of the Dead
The Witches of Salem host a Halloween celebration featuring lectures, a psychic fair, a seance, a dinner with the dead, a Mourning Tea for the departed and the Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball.

Haunted ConneCTicut Tours
When Halloween rolls around (or any time of year), ConneCTions, an inbound tour operator, offers several group tour itineraries featuring haunted places in Connecticut. Book one of their spooky tours for your group, and you can even spend a night at a haunted inn!

Horseman's Hollow
In neighboring New York's Westchester County, you can spend spooky evenings with vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, ghosts and the the Headless Horseman himself at Historic Hudson Valley's very scary Horseman's Hollow.

Keene Pumpkin Festival
The Keene Pumpkin Festival promises to be the place to be if you're a fan of glowing gourds. Help Keene set a new World Record this year!

Six Flags Fright Fest
Fright Fest turns Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, into a Halloween playground.

The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum
The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, is in its 47th season of scaring folks with wax models of movie monsters. It is open on select evenings in October and early November. Horror movies are screened outdoors as visitors wait in line. Click "Dates" on the attraction's Web site for a schedule.

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