Halloween Happenings

Halloween is coming up and there are fun things to do here on the Cape to help celebrate the spookiest time of year. Here are a few ideas:

10/12, 6PM – 7:30PM, From Poe to the Present: Talking Scary Stories, Sturgis Library via Zoom – The Line up includes Nathan Ballingrud, Gabino Iglesias, Gwendolyn Kiste, Eric LaRocca, and Cynthia Pelayo! We’ll talk about the origins of the genre stretching back to Edgar Allen Poe, what defines a scary story, and how they have morphed into what we know today in contemporary fiction. A digital book sale and Q and A will follow the event. For more information and to register, click here. 

10/15 – 10/31, Pumpkin People in the Park, Kate Gould Park, Chatham – Pumpkin People in the Park are back! Come visit with these larger than life uniquely designed creations and take a selfie or a family photo at the photo display. For more information, click here.

10/22 & 10/23, 4:30Pm – 8PM, Sandwich Halloween Fest, Heritage Museums and Gardens – Heritage Museums & Gardens is teaming up with Sandwich Public Schools to put on a (not-too) spooktacular family festival! Come boogie at the DJ Ooch dance party; do the Sandwich Soul Cake Walk, play themed games, and enjoy festive lighting and décor all over the grounds, and discover a few new surprises! This event also serves as an important fundraiser for both Heritage Museums & Gardens and the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School Parent Teacher Student Association and the Sandwich High School Senior and Junior Classes. $5 per person; 2 and under Free; $25 family maximum. For more information, click here.

10/22 – 10/24, Mashpee Police Department’s 1st Annual Law Enforcement Pumpkin Carving Contest – Drop off is at the MPD Lobby, 19 Frank E. Hicks Drive. Open to all ages and entries must be law enforcement or MPD related. Any questions please contact Ofc Katie Hennessey or Tara Carline.

10/23, 10:30AM, Oktoberfest Chatham, Kate Gould Park – Full schedule of events and vendors soon here.

10/23 & 10/24, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Presents Spooky Ghost Hunters – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its spooky fall concert Ghost Hunters, on Saturday, October 23, 7 pm, at St. Christopher’s Church 625 Main St., Chatham, and on Sunday, October 24, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto. For more information, click here.

10/23, 10AM – 2PM, 10th Pumpkin Fest, Sandwich Glass Museum – It’s an annual tradition – each year the Sandwich Glass Museum challenges local glass artists to craft unique, limited edition creations. Then all of their work goes on display and you have a chance to purchase the pumpkins! Come early, then enjoy a visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum and watch pumpkins being made in the glassblowing area. For more information, click here.

10/28, 1PM, Vampires of New England, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Vampires of New England, with Medievalist and charismatic storyteller, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm. New England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon. Recently, exciting new information about one of New England’s vampires has come to light so join Susan for this intriguing program, part of the history and culture of New England! Free with Museum Admission. For more information please call the museum: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

10/30, 9:30AM – 1PM, Halloween Hi-Jinx, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce present Halloween Hi-Jinx Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30am – 1pm. Last admission 12:30pm. The nocturnal critters of Cape Cod invite you to a special celebration of Halloween Hi-Jinx! Come and concoct goos and brews, play games and solve puzzles, try Firefly Painting, travel the traditional treat trail with a twist (Aquarium) and visit the Owl’s Nest. Wear a costume, get a Science Shop coupon. The Local Scoop will be on site with ice cream pops and the Best! Grilled! Cheese! TIMED TICKETS: $6 per person EXCEPT infants in arms (No strollers please) Purchase a ticket online at www.ccmnh.org and for more information, please call the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

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