Your Cape Cod Halloween Guide
During the month of October Cape Cod features many activities leading up to and on Halloween. Rich in Halloween tradition, the Cape has haunted houses, haunted hayrides, costume parties and trick or treating. Influenced by Salem and its Witch Trials, Halloween is scary, exciting and fun. Most Cape towns have their own ghostly, bone chilling stories, and many inns and taverns have their own haunting lore. The tale of Goody Hallett, the Witch of Eastham, is one of Cape Cod’s best ghost stories and stories of witches, ghosts and ghouls are retold throughout October. Scary visages can be found all over the Cape, and, if you’re brave enough, you can visit haunted locales to hunt for ghosts.
Of course, pumpkins are ubiquitous in October and on display for the entire month. Pumpkin carving and bake sales featuring pumpkin pie are just two events revolving around pumpkins, and if you’re looking for something to do with the kids the Cape features many events that are great fun for the whole family:
Come to the Pumpkin Patch in front of the First Congregational Church of Chatham. Pumpkins will be on display and for sale for the entire month!
1. Pumpkin Patch – Chatham
- Come to the Pumpkin Patch in front of the First Congregational Church of Chatham. Pumpkins will be on display and for sale for the entire month!
2. Pumpkin People in the Park – Chatham
- Created by locals, these Pumpkin People will be on display from the 17th of October through Halloween. Many will be shown at KateGouldPark right next to Main Street.
3. Halloween Family Fun Night – Sandwich
- Bring your kids to HeritageMuseums and Gardens in Sandwich on October 24th from 5:30-8:30pm where they can enjoy hay rides, games, carousel rides, as well as have fun exploring. This non-scary event is designed for all ages.
4. The Sandwich Glass Museum’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin fest – Sandwich
- Come to the SandwichGlassMuseum on the 25th from 10am-2pm to see expertly crafted hand-blown glass pumpkins. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and make perfect gifts. In addition to the glass pumpkins, you can also buy delicious homemade baked goods.
5. A Visit with the Night Watchmen – Falmouth
- Visit the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House at Falmouth Museums on the Green on the 25th from 6-9pm. At this haunted house, you’ll enjoy an eerie experience designed for ages 6 and up.
6. Hoxie Halloween & Harvest
- On Saturday October 25th from 12-16 PM, visit the Hoxie Halloween & Harvest on the grounds at Hoxie. The Haunted “Tent” opens at 5 PM. There is a “Thriller” dance performance by Center Stage. All the fun starts at noon! Go for the live entertainment, food, kids’ games, photo booth, pumpkin painting, cider press, or many other things!
7. Green Halloween – Brewster
- From 3-6pm on October 26, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History features games and journeys on the treat trail. Arts, crafts and the Honeybee Jamboree also are featured. Wear a costume and be a part of the fun! For more, visit Hoxie Center’s Facebook Page.
8. Safe Trick or Treat – Hyannis
- Starting at 4pm on Halloween come join the fun on Main Street, Hyannis as local businesses hand out treats. Make sure to dress up!
9. The 14th Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball
- The Masquerade Ball will take place on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31. This is one of the best Halloween parties in New England.
Looking for something that is not for the whole family?
From October 23rd through Halloween come to Provincetown anytime between 7-11pm to get a scare in Ghost Town. This event is designed for ages 13 and older.
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