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Halloween Stroll at Blue Back Square

Costumed children of all ages are invited for a fun morning in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square for the Moms & More Club of West Hartford’s Annual Halloween Stroll. Little ghouls and goblins (and princesses and heroes, too) are welcome to Trick-or-Treat at participating merchants throughout West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. There will be live music, a fire truck to climb aboard, local sports team mascots, crafts, games, other activities throughout the Center, and of course, candy!
Dates: 
10/26/2019
10:30 - 12:30
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Location:

65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107
United States

Phone:

(860) 523-4409

Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms 2019: A Tribute To Cabot Cheese

From August 23rd to October 31st, our 2019 seven-acre corn maze design is a tribute to “Cabot Cheese“. Come walk through our educational corn maze as we teach you about Cabot farmers throughout New England and New York. We pride ourselves on having a challenging maze – but not frustrating! Our mini maze is a tribute to Fort Hill Farm’s 1st generation farmer Ernie O’Leary, who is still jeeping at 90! This maze is perfect for hot days or kids’ birthday parties. 7 Acre Adventure Maze: Fridays - Mondays; Mini Maze: Daily; Flashlight Nights (18+): Tuesday - Thursday. Starting in September, enjoy the corn maze at night under the stars and moon on our “no kids allowed” FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS.
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
Daily: 11 am - 9 pm
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Organization:

Fort Hill Farms

Location:

260 Quaddick Road
Thompson, CT, 06277
United States

Phone:

860-923-3439

Spooktacular Science Weekend

The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, Spooky hands-on science, and crafts. This year, you can meet and greet Mal and Evie from the Descendants, join the Baby Shark Bubble Dance Party, and see our stunning new exhibition, Our Changing Earth. Enjoy a Hocus Pocus sing along with the Sanderson Sisters and spooky surprises throughout the day.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
11AM-3PM
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Location:

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

8605202192

Friday Night Flicks at the Wallingford Library

Kick off the weekend with a free kid-appropriate movie at the Wallingford Library! Visit the library website to find out the name of this very popular, very silly, very TOYriffic movie being shown this week!
Dates: 
10/25/2019
6 - 8 pm
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Location:

200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203-284-6435

Break It-Make It Lab: Ew, Yuck! Learn about the Science of Everything Gross at the Wallingford Library

Older school aged children will learn about everything from food science, to rockets, to espionage in this messy, interactive, and fun STEAM program. This month we will be learn about the science of everything gross and trying out some disgusting experiments Grades 3-5. Registration is required, non-residents welcome.
Dates: 
10/23/2019
4:30 - 5:30 pm
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Location:

200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203-284-6435

Kid Friendly Halloweeen Hayrides at Flamig Farm

Kid friendly Halloweeen Hayrides on Saturday and Sunday October 19,20,26 and 27 from 11am-2pm weather permitting.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
11am-2pm
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Organization:

Flamig Farm Inc.

Location:

7 Shingle Mill Road
West Simsbury, CT, 06092
United States

Phone:

860-658-5070

International Sloth Day at Beardsley Zoo

This holiday raises awareness about the life cycle and natural habitat of sloths, native South and Central American animals. Come find our two Two-toed sloths, hiding in our Rainforest exhibit. The Two-toed sloth is a mid-size animal with brownish-greenish fur that provides excellent camouflage. Hint: look up!
Dates: 
10/20/2019
9 am - 4 pm
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Location:

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06610
United States

Phone:

203-394-6565

Sea Tea Improv's Family Show!

An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company! Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.
Dates: 
10/20/2019
10/27/2019
4 pm
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Organization:

Sea Tea Comedy Improv

Location:

15 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

860.578.4832

Aliens: Escape From Earth at the Enfield Public Library

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects on October 22, 2019. It's totally out of this world. Ages 5 and up. (Drop-in)
Dates: 
10/22/2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Location:

104 Middle Road
Enfield, CT, 06082
United States

Phone:

860.763.7510

Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm

Come get lost in our seven acre corn maze! Each year, we create a completely different and unique design to feature as our maze. We'll send you in the maze with a map that also shows you where our numbered "Fact Signs" are. Find all 30 of our signs and read their themed facts or use them to find your spot in the maze if you get lost! Halfway through our maze, climb up on our wagon observation deck and take a look over the top of the corn at our farm! For those who get lost or just want to do a short version of our maze, we have an emergency exit right next to this observation deck and American flag marker.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm (last entry 5:00pm)
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Organization:

Castle Hill Farm

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

East Hartford Boo Bash!

Non-Residents Welcome! Celebrate Halloween at our spooktacular Boo Bash! The Boo Bash is a festive Halloween party for children in grades 5 and under. We’ll have face painting, games, crafts, inflatables, a glow-in-the-dark DJ dance party, refreshments, trick-or-treating and more! You won’t want to miss this party! Purchase a ticket in advance at the Parks and Recreation Department and avoid the line the day of the event. Tickets are $1.00 for residents or $5.00 for non-residents. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver the entire time.
Dates: 
10/27/2019
1 - 3:30 pm
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Location:

50 Chapman Place - Lower Level
East Hartford, CT, 06108
United States

Phone:

(860) 291-7160

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Sturbridge Village

At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village’s countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Please note that each outdoor performance is approximately 1.5 hours long, and requires standing and walking. Performances are rain or shine. If you choose not to come to the show and the performance goes on, there are absolutely no refunds. If a rainout occurs, the show will be rescheduled.
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays- 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays-7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
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Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

(508) 347-3362

Jurassic Quest at the Convention Center

Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at our events, Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs in each of its two touring shows. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life.
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
3 - 8 pm
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Organization:

CT Convention Center

Location:

100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

(860) 249-6000

Fire truck Story time (with a REAL fire truck!) at the Wallingford Library

Join us for a special firetruck story time, complete with a real fire truck! Come listen to fire truck stories, meet real Wallingford firefighters, view one of Wallingford's fire trucks, and learn fire safety tips. Ages 3 and up. While this is a drop-in program, registration for a reminder email is encouraged.
Dates: 
10/25/2019
1:30 - 2:30 pm
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Location:

200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203-284-6435

Corn Maze at Buttonwood Farm

Get lost on over 7 acres in Buttonwood Farm’s corn maze! You can also take a hayride, visit with farm animals, and pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. There is plenty of fun for the whole family! Adventure awaits with these great attractions: Cow Train, Bucking Cow Train, Duck Races, Straw Bale Mountain, A bridge lets you look out over the maze from inside! Corn Pit.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
10 am to 6 pm
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Location:

471 Shetucket Turnpike
Griswold, CT, 06351
United States

Phone:

8603764081

Howl-O-Ween Adoption Event at Blue Back Square

On Saturday October 19th from 11 am- 2 pm, join the Woof Gang Connecticut Dog Rescue at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Blue Back Square for a Halloween-themed adoption event. Come meet our adoptable animals, some will be in costume, and there’s an opportunity for your pets to get their pics taken in costume too! Woof Gang will offer $5 nail trims all day, face painting for children (11 am - 2 pm), free samples and more!
Dates: 
10/19/2019
11 am - 2 pm
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Location:

65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107
United States

Phone:

(860) 523-4409

Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival

Each year downtown Manchester gets into the Halloween spirit with their Scarecrow Festival! Lining Main Street, each scarecrow is crafted by residents and groups for your enjoyment. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorites and take lots and lots of spooky pictures!
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
all day
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Organization:

Manchester Recreation

Location:

41 Center Street
Manchester, CT, 06040
United States

National Reptile Awareness Day at Beardsley Zoo

Each year on October 21, people across the nation observe National Reptile Awareness Day. Created not only for reptile lovers to celebrate, but National Reptile Awareness Day also promotes education, conservation, and appreciation for reptiles. It is a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.
Dates: 
10/20/2019
9 am - 4 pm
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Location:

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06610
United States

Phone:

203-394-6565

Plainfield Touch-a-Truck

Pack 111 Plainfield, CT presents its 5th annual Touch a Truck. Come to see over 25 trucks, including fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, construction vehicles, and much much more! Bring the whole family! It's also a great opportunity to sign your child in grades K-5 for Cub Scouts! Email plainfield.pack111@gmail.com for the exact location.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
11 am - 3 pm
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Organization:

Town of Plainfield

Location:

8 Community Avenue
Plainfield, CT, 06374
United States

Phone:

860-564-1819

STEAM Story Time: Bubbles at the Wallingford Library

Enjoy a preschool story time at the library with a STEAM twist! We will read stories, sing songs, say rhymes, and do STEAM inspired activities. Perfect for ages 3-5. Registration is required, non-residents welcome!
Dates: 
10/21/2019
10:30 - 11:30 am
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Location:

200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203-284-6435

Trick-or-Treat at Dunkin' Donuts Park

Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING is here which means Halloween is near! We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our Second Annual Trick-or-Treat at Dunkin' Donuts Park on Sunday, October 27th, 12 -3 pm! Come get ~~spooky~~ with us, costumes & all for kids 12 and under! This event will bring the community together and allow everyone to celebrate Halloween at the ballpark in a fun, exciting & festive way. Kids will be able to go from place to place, gathering treats or other fun chachkies from our valued partners!
Dates: 
10/27/2019
12 - 3 pm
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Organization:

Hartford Yard Goats

Location:

1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

860-246-GOAT(4628)