Halloween is coming! Here’s some slightly spooky things to do this weekend…


Event: 6th Halloween Festival
Venue:  Southington Drive-In – Southington
Date: October 28th
Description: The afternoon consists of hauntingly awesome family activities followed by a double feature on the big screen. For one carload admission price, festival-goers will be treated to haunted hayrides, pony rides, touch-a-truck, trunk or treating, apple launching, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, face painting and apple pie-eating contests. Once the sun sets, we’ll be showing Disney’s Hocus Pocus followed by the classic chiller, Halloween.
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Event: 3rd Annual Spooktacular Chili Challenge
Venue: Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center – Simbsbury
Date: October 28th
Description: Bring the entire family to the Spooktacular Chili Challenge presented by Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. Activities include trick-or-treating and touch-a-truck for the kids; beer, wine and live entertainment for the adults; and a costume contest and, of course, lots of chili tasting for all. You won’t want to miss the restaurant competition from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.  New this year, the Youth Division for cooks aged 17 and younger. Additional food options will be available for non-chili eaters.
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Rhode Island

Event: 2nd Annual Halloween CarnEvil Celebration
Venue: Newport Vineyards – Middletown
Date: October 27th
Description: Come one, come all to Newport Vineyards 2nd Annual Halloween CarnEvil! The regions’ premier costume party with an evening full of circus performers, a fortune teller machine (think Zoltar!), beats by DJ Jay Buff from 92 PRO-FM and appearances from Ami Bruni and Adam Berry of TLC’s Kindred Spirits! PRIZES for best costume! Cash bar, strictly 21+.
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Event: Astronomy Bonfire at the Blithewold Mansion
Venue: Blithewold Mansion – Bristol
Date: October 27th
Description: Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how your favorite constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler. Learn more about the night sky and enjoy the company of family, friends and fellow members.
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Event: Boo Walk
Venue: Muscoot Farm – Katonah
Date: October 29th
Description: Put on your Halloween costume and head to Muscoot Farm, Sunday at 1 p.m., for a Halloween scavenger hunt! This is a non-scary, kid-friendly, Halloween-themed scavenger hunt! Please come in costume and explore our wooded trail decorated for the fall season! Visitors can arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00. Free admission.
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Event: Dig-a-Tree Weekend
Venue: Rye Marshlands Conservancy – Rye
Date: October 28th-29th
Description: Bring work gloves and take home saplings from the meadow to transplant into your yard. Also, 10/29.
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