Haunted Happenings Events on Cape Cod

sk_eastham-first-encounter-sunset_10-24-16-1Whether you are looking for a place to take this kids this weekend or looking for a good place to get a good scare with your friends, we’ve got a great list of suggestions for you!

Visit with the Night Watchman

Falmouth Museums on the Green invites you to Dr. Francis Wicks House, Falmouth. A “Visit with the Night Watchman” will be presented on Saturday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. The Dr. Francis Wicks House at 55 Palmer Avenue and the surrounding grounds will be used for the flashlight tour. Town “spirits” lurk in corners and interact with visitors in very short improvisations. The mildly scary tour is designed to attract families with children over the age of six. For more information, visit museumonthegreen.org.

Spooky Boo Bash

Kids of all ages are invited to participate in frightening fun, as a Boo Bash takes over Cape Cod Mall from 4 to 6 p.m.! The haunting fun includes Halloween arts and crafts, sponsored by Michael’s, a Spooky Story Time at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., and Halloween-themed games. Come dressed in the best Halloween costume and receive a treat! The mall is located at 769 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.

Mashpee Annual Halloween Parade

Dress up in your Halloween best and join in the family fun at Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade for Kids and Dogs on Saturday, October 29, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees will gather on the Village Green.

Pilgrims, Pirates and People of the Past

This 90-minute walking tour departs nightly at 8 p.m. from The Coffee Pot, 315 Commercial St., Lopes Square, Provincetown. From the fire-alarm-pulling ghost of a peevish sea captain, to an apartment-dwelling ghost known to stroke residents’ hair, the stories are a mix of funny, creepy, and historical. Most of the tour takes place on the colorfully lit main streets of Provincetown, an attraction in itself. The tour is pet-friendly, and flashlights and glow sticks are provided. Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your camera! Tours depart, rain or moonlight. Reservations are recommended, as the tour frequently sells out. The last fall tour is Oct. 29. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit provincetownghosttours.com.

Harvest of Horrors

Enjoy a chilling haunted hayride tour across 20 acres of farmland, followed by a hike through the creepy forest at Tony Andrews’ Farm. There are child and thrills at every turn, and frightful fun for the family. This event is recommended for adults and children 12 and over. 6:30-9 p.m. Admission is $13 per person. The last event will be on Oct. 29, so don’t miss it this weekend! 394 Old Meeting House Rd, East Falmouth.

Barnstable Village’s Ghost Hunters Tour

Bring your camera, digital/analog voice recorder and enjoy this one-of-a-kind tour. You will go on a walking tour of Barnstable Village with professional ghost hunters. You will stop and hear the haunting tales that plague the town. You will then have the opportunity to investigate a very active and well known haunted cemetery. The evening includes a three-hour walking tour (or longer) of the village’s haunted locations and participants will visit places such as Barnstable Play House, Barnstable Court House and many more. You will learn how to do EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) also known as “recording voices of the dead” inside the cemetery. One stop on the tour has had some locals spooked and has been featured on the SyFy Television Show “Ghost Hunters.” It is nicknamed “The House of 11 Ghosts” or the town knows it as “The Barnstable House.” As the tours ends you will enter the darkened “Old Jail,” built in 1690s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted. The tours have gotten exciting throughout the years with the paranormal events that have been seen and recorded and, just think, it may happen to you. Tour begins at US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum/Old Jail, 3353 Main Street (6A) Barnstable. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children 8-12, and children under 8 are free. This event runs from Oct. 28 through Nov. 7. For more information, visit caiprs.com.

Captain Lazarus’ Haunted Harbor Tour

Captain Ezekiel Lazarus is back from the dead. And luckily for those who are looking for chills and thrills this Halloween season, the ancient sea captain can be found battling sea witch, Haggitha Eldridge, and a host of mythical creatures that include bog monsters, mermaids, fish people, killer quahogs and carnivorous clowns throughout Captain Lazarus Haunted Harbor. The new haunted house and special-effects show in Dennisport was created by John Sullivan, retired Barnstable High School Drama Club coach and art teacher. He based the underlying story on Cape Cod myth and lore, setting up a tale that he says began deep in the dunes in 1890. The scare factor will be high, so the show isn’t recommended for children under 10. This event will be presented nightly through Oct. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close by 9:30 p.m., at Cape Cod Community Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port. Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds given to local schools as scholarships for students planning to work in media. For more information, call 508-394-2388.

Halloween in Provincetown

There’s no place like P-town for a party, and Halloween is no exception! From Oct. 29-31, you can take part in a plethora of spooky, funny, entertaining events, including Helltown on Winthrop Street, a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” viewing, the Spooky Bear Slaughterhouse Saints and Sinners Ball, a masquerade party at Club Purgatory and so much more! Take a look for yourself by visiting ptown.org/halloween-in-provincetown/.

By Ann Luongo

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