October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Sunderland MA

Mike's Maze

Open weekends through Nov 5. Mike’s Maze is an 8-acre corn maze and family entertainment destination! Visitors will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements to entertain the entire family. Every year we concoct a brand new maze, along with a themed game that will challenge you to solve puzzles and problems! This year's maze is a visible postcard sending a cosmic message from the surface of the planet "Greetings from Earth: The Pale Blue Dot."

Somers CT

Sonny's Place Harvest Happenings

Through October 29. Halloween music is in the air and sets the mood across the park. Play a round of Pumpkin Mini Golf and see the hundreds of lit pumpkins on display throughout the course. Our Corn Maze is 7-acres of twists and turns you can explore day or night (with flashlights!) on the weekend. Hitch a ride on the Spooky Hay Ride and don’t forget to stop at the Pumpkin Patch Field to search for the perfect Halloween pumpkin.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

 Beginning Saturday, September 23 and running every weekend to October 29, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. The entire family can enjoy not-so-scary daytime fun before the monsters come out to play. Let the kids (under age 12) dress in their costumes and embark on a trick-or-treat adventure, collecting candy on our trail ($1 fee). For Fright Fest 2017, presented by SNICKERS, our park will be scarier than ever before. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: The Famous Artists School

On View to November 19. Learning from the Masters will include original artworks, studies, photographs, archival films documenting live demonstrations and commentary by the artists, contemporary interviews, and lesson plans. The exhibition is organized into seven sections that explore the major instructional themes that the famous illustrators identified as foundational for artists.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Crazy Corn Maze

Celebrating Our 20th Year in the "New" Store! 55 Years in Business! Corn Maze Open Weekends, September 16th - October 29th, 10am-5pm. Hayrides to the Maze, Maze Games, Pumpkin Picking Hayrides, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Duck Races, Free Mini Hay Maze. Scarecrow and New "Zombie" Workshops 10 am to 5 pm.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Scarecrow Workshops

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 4pm through October 22nd! $18.99+ tax. Build your own life-size and lovable scarecrow. Everything is included, just bring your imagination.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art EXHIBIT: A Dangerous Woman

Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer September 29, 2017–January 7, 2018. Honoré Sharrer's rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the first exhibition to reveal the voice of this artist.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Historic Trades Demonstrations

Weekends, September 30-November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule ....

McCray's Farm, S Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Monster Mash Haunted Hayrides

The Monster Mash Haunted Hayride at McCray’s Farm has grown into the largest and most talked about Haunted attraction in Western Massachusetts. As we prepare for our 24th Anniverscary season, we promise you that this season will be even better than last. Opens at 7:00 pm and continues until the last rider runs screaming! The Munchkin Mash Kiddie Hayride is open from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

On view through December 31. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones. Free with museum admission.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square & Native American Exhibition

In what is said to be the first-of-its-kind “show of force” of Native American art and culture ever in New England, representatives of Art for the Soul Gallery, are announcing the opening of 7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century set to run from October 5 to December 31. Artists from the Mohawk, Pueblo, Ashiihii Salt Clan, Oneida, Choctaw, Shinnecock, Montauk, Abenaki, and Cherokee nations will have their work on display at Art for the Soul Gallery curated by Billy Myers, who himself is from the Mohawk nation.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch Ride

Pumpkin Patch is a family fun filled adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch and each child can pick out a FREE pumpkin. Additionally, when you return back to the Museum you can decorate the pumpkins, get your face painted, enjoy the outside play area and the entire museum. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until October 29th.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Rails to the Darkside

Ride the rails into the dark country side to hear the story of the cemetery on the property and what happens when you dig it up. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday nights until October 28th. Hours are 7pm-9:30pm and reservations are not needed, tickets can be purchased on the night you attend. Admission is $18 per person and recommended for ages 16+. Rails to the Darkside last year attracted over 4,000 visitors.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. The exhibition will explore such themes as the elevation of the ordinary; notions of an idyllic past; the culture of celebrity; and mass media and the power of visual communication. FINAL WEEKS Through October 29.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Out of the Darkness

Through Oct 27, 2019. Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller is the first comprehensive museum exhibition devoted to renowned comic book artist whose award-winning work helped to transform the comic book industry and redefine the look and feel of today’s superhero films. The exhibition will examine Miller’s distinctive style for specific characters, such as Wolverine, Daredevil, Elektra, and an aging, vengeful Batman who battles Superman. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by comic book and pop culture historians, as well as Mr. Kowalski.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Halloween Havoc

Oct 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Haunted House - Scare attraction. ADMISSION: $20; Seniors, Military, Fire, Police, Teachers, Under 13, Students $16 (At the gate only - must present ID). Unlike other attractions where classic "Jump Scares" are the guts to the event, we will have a narrative that our actors will present as if you're reliving history through a time warp.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents New England Equitation Championships

Oct 18-22. 7am-6pm. ADMISSION: Free. Championship horse show showcasing the best Junior and Adult riders from all over New England.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village, HAUNTED BY HISTORY

October 18-29. Guests gather outside The Center Meeting House where they meet Dr. Lantornia, a mysterious showman who promises them he can conjure spirits from New England's past in his "Phantasmagoria." He leads them into the darkened meeting house, where they participate in a séance, encountering the ghosts of several New England figures who died in the 19th century with unfinished business. The séance goes awry when we find out all is not as it seems and Dr. Lantornia has ulterior motives for his Phantasmagoria. Through October is 2-for-1 Adult admission on weekdays only.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Haunted Train

October 20-22 & 27-29, from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm each night. The event features a night ride through the spookily decorated Look Park train tracks. Throughout the ride patrons are spooked by ghouls and goblins, amidst the trees, and creatures chasing the train as it goes by. As well as, Witches, who greet the young riders with treat bags filled with goodies! Ticket Prices: Adults are $4.50, Kids (2-12 are $3.50. Kids 2 & Under are Free.

Chicopee MA

Munich Haus Oktoberfest

Oct 20-21. $27.95 includes one stein of beer and full German buffet (with pig roast). Live music starts at 6PM. Come get a taste of Germany!

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Spooktacular Science Weekend

October 20 6PM-8AM. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the Connecticut Science Center at night? Find out at our next Overnight Excursion! Explore our 10 exhibit galleries and settle in for the night at your favorite exhibit. Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22. Get ready for another spooky, kooky, and all together ooky weekend. Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, a photo booth, pumpkin decorating, kids “Scary-oke” and spooky crafts.

Springfield MA

Springfield College Annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Nearly 100 student gymnasts and dancers will participate in one of the oldest traditions on the Springfield College campus. The college will host its 108th Gymnastics Exhibition Show, in two performances Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 at Blake Arena. Friday & Saturday’s show begins at 8PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for youths 17 and under. Tickets, if they are still available, tickets can be purchased at the door, but people are advised to arrive a minimum of a half-hour in advance.

The Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield MA

The Zoo in Forest Park “Spooky Safari”

Saturday - Oct 21, 1-4PM. Teeth, tails, tricks and treats! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, prizes, raffle and more! Meet some of our creepiest crawliest animals!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Curator’s Corner

In conjunction with our current exhibit, “Push The Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I”, join curator Alex Mackenzie for his Curator’s Corner program on Oct 21 at 2:00pm. This series offers the public a glimpse of artifacts from our extensive collection and to hear the stories about these interesting objects. Following the presentation, speak with the curator and see the featured items up close. Admission is free of charge. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, all day. Saturday- Enter Your Decorated Pumpkin. Sunday- Customers Vote for Their Favorites. Best - Funniest - Scariest - Most Original. Winner will be announced after the weekend and all the votes are counted.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum & How I Make a Picture

October 21. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll explore the fundamentals of picture making in a series of lively drawing demonstrations and hands-on art activities with noted illustrator, Francis Vallejo who will share the secrets of the trade. Create your own masterpiece to take home! Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Taste of Table & Vine

Oct 21, 5-8PM. 5th Annual Taste of Table & Vine. Wine, beer, spirits, and food tastings. $50.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums & Candy Chemistry

October 21, 10:00 am–12:30 pm. Ages 6-9, $35. Parents and their children will discover the physical and chemical properties of candy and sharpen their math skills in making fudge, chocolates, and other yummy all-natural treats. Not recommended for anyone who is sensitive to milk, chocolate, or nuts. Dress for mess! Bring aprons and oven mitts.

Springfield, MA

Western New England University Open House

Open House for prospective students on Oct 21, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests will have the chance to tour the campus and residence halls, meet current students, get a general overview of the admissions and financial aid process, and have academic questions answered by members of the faculty. Gather more information on student clubs and activities, honors programs, athletic opportunities at both the NCAA and intramural levels. The event is free, but advance reservation is requested.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum & Happier Family Comedy Show

Oct 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm. $10 Adult (Adult Member $9); $5 Youth (Youth Member $4.50). Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation. Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy, kid-centric creativity, and family-friendly funnies!

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum, A Walk Amidst the Forestdale Cemetery Gravestones

October 21, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. $12, $10 for Museum members. Monuments, Markers, Crypts and Crosses are but a few of the sights you will see on this insightful walk through Forestdale Cemetery with City Historian Penni Martorell. Find out the history of some of Holyoke’s founding families, and learn some of the facts of death and dying in the 19th century. Reservations necessary. Last year this sold out.

Turners Falls MA

Annual Franklin County Pumpkinfest

The Franklin County Pumpkinfest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21from 2 to 9 p.m. on Avenue A in Turners Falls. The event will include children's activities, pumpkin carving, lantern making, live music and entertainment, food vendors and much more. The event is FREE! Costumes are permitted - and encouraged! Guests are encouraged to bring carved and painted pumpkins as well.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents AMMO Fight League

Oct 21, Door open at 5pm - Fight starts at 6pm. ADMISSION: General Seating: $35; Preferred Seating: $45; VIP Seating: $75. This will be an amateur and professional mixed martial arts fight card with some of the best MMA fighters that New England can offer.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Bobby Collins

October 21, 7:30 PM. The BUD LIGHT Comedy Series presents comedian, "Bobby Collins." Bobby's heartfelt humor is a hilarious blend of spot-on observations to which everyone can relate. He cleverly lassos the crowd in and pulls them ever closer to himself while they cry with laughter! $34.

S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Halloween Bash

Oct 21st 12-4pm. Join us for a SPOOKY GOOD TIME! Costume Contest for all ages!! Grand Prize, children: A Wax Works Package, including a Wax Hand,Wax Works Jar,Candy Jar and Dip Your Own Critter, Grand Prize, adults: A year's worth of free candles. * Check -in: 12- 2pm. Judging begins at 3pm. SpookyLand Haunted House and more....

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Special Storytime

October 21, 2:00pm.  Free with Museum Admission. It’s a clash of the colors in Blue vs. Yellow! From Tom Sullivan, author-illustrator of I Used to Be a Fish, comes a high-concept picture book about a battle between primary colors. Which one will be declared the best color of all? Book signing to follow program.