2013 Halloween Events in New Hampshire
Whether you're looking to dance the night away in costume, want to find thrills and chills at a haunted house or need something a little less scary for children, we've got the Halloween event for you! This 2013 list includes everything from costume parties and spooky cemetery tours to movie screenings and haunted houses. Make sure to check back often as more events will be added as information becomes available.
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When: Dates through September 27 to November 2
Where: Mel's Funway Park, 454 Rte. 3A, Litchfield.
What: Once again SpookyWorld and Nightmare New England dare you to walk through all of their horrifying haunts.
Tickets: $29.99, $34.99, $54.99 and $59.99. Parking is $5 and benefits the Litchfield Lions Club Charity.
More Info: Visit SpookyWorld.com for more information on events, times and tickets.
When: Weekends September 28-October 26
Where: Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford
What: The Morbid Mountain Halloween Screamfest returns with three frightening attractions.
More Info: Visit morbidmountain.com for more information.
When: Weekends September 27-November 2 (special discounted locals' night on Thursday, October 24)
Where: Cranmore Mountain, 1 Skimobile Rd., North Conway
What: Once again the ski resort transforms its chairlift into a Halloween thrill ride. Take a ride to the summit of North Conway's Cranmore Mountain for a tour of the Ghoullog.
Tickets: $29 or $26 if purchased online. Ghoullog plus is $46 and $43.
More info: Visit cranmore.com/ghoullog for more information.
When: Dates from September 28-November 1
Where: Liquid Planet Water Park, Route 27, Candia
What: Discover the haunted "Graveyard of the Damned," take the "Quarter Mile Nightmare Walk," explore the "Maze from Hell" or brave the "3-D Nuclear Accident House." The new "Area 52" promises to take the best of the best from the last 20 years to make the most terrifying attraction yet.
Tickets: $27 for adults and $19 for children. Speed pass tickets are $39 for adults and $27 for children.
More info: Visit hauntedacresnh.com for more information.
When: Weekends from October 4-November 2 (plus a special Thursday Halloween night on October 31)
Where: 12 Simon St., Nashua
What: Fright Kingdom is New England's largest indoor horror attraction featuring five huge haunted attractions of pure terrifying entertainment.
Tickets: Friday-Saturday and on Halloween $24 general admission and $34 VIP/$29 online; Thursday & Sunday general admission $17 and VIP $27/$22 online.
More info: Visit frightkingdom.com/newengland for more information.
When: Dates from October 18-November 2 (daytime events from October 12-November 2)
Where: DeMeritt Hill Farm, 66 Lee Rd., Lee
What: Award-winning attraction. Parental discretion is advised. Thursday, October 24 is the "Fright Night Lite" event for the younger crowd.
Tickets: $22; Fright Night Lite is $12.50
More info: Visit hauntedoverload.com for more information.
Harvest of Haunts
When: Fridays and Saturdays October 11-26 plus special Halloween night on Thursday, October 31
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St., Candia
What: Explore four terrifying events in one place: Wagon of Fear, Barn of the Dead, a ride into the bog and a tour of the Infested Corn Field.
More info: Visit visitthefarm.com or call (603) 483-5623 x 100 for tickets and more information.
Other Halloween Events
6th Annual Scarecrows of the Port
When: October 12-31
What: Unique scarecrows, created by a number of different participants, will be displayed around the city of Portsmouth. A prize will be awarded to the best scarecrow.
Tickets: This is a free event.
More info: Visit scarecrowsoftheport.com for more information as it becomes available.
2013 Valley Witch Festival
When: The month of October culminating on October 25-26
Where: Campton, Thornton and Waterville Valley
What: Local community members and businesses will be displaying custom, handmade witches at designated businesses along Route 49. Stop by Community Guaranty Savings Bank, King Reality, Mad River Coffee House, Moriarty Property Management Services, Mad River Tavern, Woodpeckers and the Visitor Information Center to tour the witches and cast your vote on the best witch in town.
The final events take place on October 25-26 in the Waterville Town Square. Weekend festivities will include dancing with Lakes Region Big Band at the Pemi Valley Annual Dinner & Masquerade Ball, foreseeing the future at the Mystical Extravaganza and being entranced under a hypnotic spell at the Legendary Brewgala with R-Rated comedic hypnotist Frank Santos. Kids activities throughout the weekend sponsored by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.
Tickets: Different prices for each event
More info: Visit the Waterville Valley event calendar for more information and tickets.
When: October 25
What: Put on your best zombie look and shamble down the road to the Common for a bonfire, music, refreshments (brains) and more. Arrive at the Union Street parking lot no later than 6:45 p.m.
More info: Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
"Rocky Horror Picture Show"
When: October 25-26 at 9 p.m.
Where: Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., Concord
What: Do the Time Warp again in costume at two interactive showings of the favorite cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Red River will provide the props and you provide the costumes.
Tickets: This is an event for those 18 and over only. $15 and $20 for VIP.
More info: Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
When: October 26-27, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Jewell Towne Vineyards, 183 Whitehall Road, South Hampton
What: Jewell Towne Vineyards will host the Hallo-Wine Tasting in the tasting room at the winery. Tastings are complimentary and prizes will be awarded for correctly identifying the wines.
Tickets: Tastings are complimentary.
More info: Vist the website for more information.
Portsmouth Halloween Parade
When: October 31
What: This grassroots community event is held rain or (moon) shine. Come in costume or come to watch and share in the Halloween festivities. Parade begins at 7 p.m.
More info: Visit spookyportsmouth.com for more information.
Ghosts on the Banke
When: October 25-26
Where: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth
What: The ghosts of sea captains, 17th-century shopkeepers and pirates will haunt the streets as the living take part in trick-or-treating, a bonfire and more. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tickets: $8 for adults and children over 1
More info: Visit strawberybanke.org for tickets and more information.
Riverfire and Horror Fest
When: October 19
Where: Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main St., Berlin
What: Take part in hayrides, a duck race, a children’s costume parade and river walks during the day, and then wait for the main event at nightfall. Berlin’s Androscoggin River will be set ablaze, and Theatre North will create a bone-chilling haunted village.
More info: Visit riverfirenh.com for more information.
Halloween Masquerade Ball
When: October 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Departs from Weirs Beach, Laconia.
What: Dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Tickets: $51 and for those 21 and older only.
More info: Visit cruisenh.com for tickets and more information.
Halloween for Children
Pumpkin Patch Express
When: October 18-20 & 25-27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway.
What: Special Halloween trains travel to the “Pumpkin Patch” (White Mountain Cider Company in nearby Glen), where everyone gets off the train, and each child gets to pick out their own pumpkin. Costumes are encouraged.
Tickets: $14.50 and up. Registration required.
More info: Visit conwayscenic.com for more information.
Silly Spooky Halloween Extravaganza
When: October 19 and 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Santa's Village, 528 Presidential Highway, Jefferson
What: Santa’s Village will be transformed into a Halloween adventure for the third year. The Silly Nilly Witch of the North will be haunting the village, and there will be fun for kids of all ages. Costumes are encouraged.
Tickets: $23 admission includes all rides and activities.
More info: Visit santasvillage.com for more information.
Children's Trick or Treat Adventure
When: October 19-20 and 26-27
Where: Charmingfare Farms, 774 High St., Candia.
What: Charmingfare Farms Children's Trick or Treat is perfect for children who don't wish to be frightened but still want to wear their favorite costume and have a fun Halloween adventure.
More info: Call (603) 483-5623 or visit visitthefarm.com for tickets and more information.
Shadows and Stones Tour
When: Every Friday night at 8:30 p.m. through November 8
Where: Tour begins on Mechanic Street, adjacent to Prescott Park, Portsmouth
What: A nighttime tour of the historic Point of Graves cemetery.
Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Reservations recommended.
More info: Visit newenglandcuriosities.com for more information.
Ghost & Goblins Tour
Where: October 26
Where: Inns in the White Mountains.
What: The self-guided tour of participating inns, each with their own ghost stories, will offer ticket holders a sampling of seasonal treats prepared especially for the occasion. The Ghost & Goblin Trail stretches throughout the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Featured inns will open their doors to costumed characters, spirits in Halloween make-up and street-clothed participants alike. Those "dressed for the occasion" automatically receive their treats and clues. Those in street clothes must earn their treat at every stop by first performing a task drawn from a bag o' tricks. Revelers will also cast votes for their favorite treat and inn's event decorations.
More info: Click here for more information and a list of participating inns.
Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour
When: Saturdays September 7-November 9
Where: Tours begin at North Church, 2 Congress Street, Portsmouth.
What: This extended tour visits many historic locations in downtown Portsmouth.
Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Reservations recommended.
More info: Visit newenglandcuriosities.com for more information.