October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 (Friday)
Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

LAST WEEKEND!Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

LAST WEEKEND! Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Deerfield MA

Richardson's Candy Kitchen Presents Chocolate Caramel Apples

Seasonal Offering! "Local Clarkdale Honey crisp Apples dipped in caramel and milk chocolate, finished off with a drizzle of chocolate. These apples make a perfect dessert - they are large and can be sliced to serve 6-8 pieces - to share or not!" $12.50 per apple. Get them before they are gone until next year!

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

13 Nights Jiminy Peak

LAST WEEKEND! 13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

Weekends - September 27; October 3-4, 10-11-12-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter.  Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn.

McCray's Farm, S. Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Haunted Hayrides

Haunted Hayrides are held Friday - Sunday in October at 7 p.m. nightly.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo & Education Center Presents “Spooky Safari”

LAST WEEKEND! Teeth, tails, tricks and treats! The Zoo celebrates October with an exciting lineup of haunted happenings! The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center announces 8th annual “Spooky Safari” that will be taking place October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. 6-8M. Games, candy, costume contests, scavenger hunts, and raffles will be available.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Fall Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The People In Your Neighborhood

October 21, the Springfield Museums will play host to a unique community art project by local artist Sarah Concannon. The People In Your Neighborhood is a portrait series comprised of one painting of a resident from each of the city's 17 wards/neighborhoods.  The exhibit will be on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from October 21, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents The Taming of the Shrew

This October, Smith College is taking on The Taming of the Shrew. Women's rights may have dramatically increased since Shakespeare penned Shrew for an all-male cast around 1590, but the script remains the same. This fall, visiting guest director Portia Krieger will tackle the inherent misogyny within this battle-of-the-sexes comedy during the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. Krieger, Smith College Class of 2003, has chosen to re-envision this play featuring an all-female cast in a contemporary setting. 7:30 PM. $10.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Tavern PresentsHalloween Party

Join with on Friday Oct. 31 for our Wild West themed Halloween Party at the Carriage House for dinner, dancing and live music from the Truck Stop Troubadours.
Franklin County

Annual Franklin County CiderDays

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. CiderDays, the Franklin County-based celebration of traditional fermented ciders, is observing its 20th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the Cider Day program of tastings, demonstrations, and tours, a number of Franklin County restaurants will be offering cider-themed menus and events.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Zombiefest Events – Chandler's Restaurant Witches Ball

Halloween Night, October 31st. Seatings at 4:00pm & 5:30pm. Dress in your Halloween Best! $10 for kids - Dinner Menu will be offered to adults. Trick or Treating in Yankee Candle Village until 6pm!

Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents a “Monster Bash“ on All Hallows Eve

At Champney's at the Deerfield Inn Hallowe'en is not just for kids! Come on over on Friday, 10/31 to dance and dine and enjoy a Hallowe'en gathering. Dani Cross and Shatterack will be playing from 7-11, no cover charge! Hallowe'en special cocktails, dinner menu for the season, prizes for costumes. Special king room rate for sleepovers - just $145 all-inclusive with a full country breakfast. The Deerfield Inn in Deerfield, which bills itself as New England’s most haunted inn.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents Halloween Malloween

October 31st Bring your little ghosts and goblins under the age of 12 to “Trick or Treat” at Holyoke Mall. Children will have the opportunity to “Trick or Treat” at participating stores from 4-6pm.  Parents and children should look for the “Trick or Treat” sign displayed in participating storefronts for special treats during the designated “Trick or Treat” hours.  Promptly at 5:30pm a Costume Contest will be held on the Lower Level in JCPenney Court.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Candlelight Tour

October 31 at 7:00 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Tour ghostly Wistariahurst by candlelight! Creep down shadowed hallways and darkened rooms of the Skinner Mansion on a rare guided tour at night! Reservations necessary. Admission $15 general/$10 members. Reservations Suggested