Halloween Health and Safety Tips
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
Halloween Activities & Events
Highfield Hall - Falmouth
Halloween Spooktacular! - Family Fall Fun & Costume Party
Sunday, October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Halloween Spooktacular: Highfield Hall invites you to come dressed in your favorite costume and join us on Sunday, October 27th from 12:30-2 for some old-fashioned Halloween fun! Enjoy games, crafts, face painting and a children’s costume contest. No Halloween party would be complete without a treat so join Grasiela from Brigadeiro Barn, in the kitchen to turn her delicious chocolate truffles into spiders and ghosts! Ghoulish enough to eat!
$5 donation per family appreciated.
Falmouth Artists Guild at the Falmouth Art Center
Halloween Haunted Houses
Tuesday, October 29 @1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Falmouth Schools Early Release Day)
Did you ever wonder if the "little" people such as gnomes, fairies and other woodland creatures celebrate Halloween? Using a variety of materials you can create a special house (spooky or not) that you can take home to put in your yard or woods. With Susan Jensen for ages 5 – 8 and 9-12
$20.00 members /non-members
Bourne Farm - Falmouth
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Saturday, October 12 @9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fall, family festival that is fun for all ages! Come pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Go for a pony ride, hayride, make a craft, have your face painted, get a henna tattoo, tour an 18th century farmhouse watch a live Birds of Prey demonstration at 11am or noon, petting zoo, baked goods for sale, farmer's market produce and jams for sale, Stories by Miss Amy from West Falmouth Library and stay for lunch.
Bourne Farm, 6 North Falmouth Highway, Route 28A, West Falmouth, MA 02574
Rain or Shine, Free parking and admission. Activities run from $3-$9.
All proceeds to benefit Bourne Farm, a property of Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries. Inc.
Falmouth Museums on the Green
A Visit from the Night Watchman
Saturday, October 26 @ 6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Strange spirits haunt the town of Falmouth, and those that visit will be treated to interactions all throughout the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House as this mildly scary haunted experience comes to life.
Recommended for families with children age 6 and higher.Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540
Falmouth Dog Park
A Howlin' Good Time at the Falmouth Dog Park
Sunday, October 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Halloween costume parade, contests and prizes, food and fun for dogs and people.
Falmouth Dog Park - Brick Kiln Road, Falmouth, MA 02540
Sandwich Glass Museum
Saturday, October 26 @10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Sandwich Glass Museum will be celebrating Autumn with its 2nd Annual PumpkinFest. Enjoy a pumpkin patch filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by prominent glass artisans displayed on bales of hay on the grounds of the Glass Museum. Wander through a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature's brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. They are just perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. All the pumpkins will be available for purchase during the event. Proceeds support the Sandwich Historical Society and Glass Museum.
There will be Pumpkin Bowling and a Bean Bag Toss for children and the young at heart. The Joyful Noise Preschool of the First Church of Christ will be having a delicious pumpkin-themed bake sale fundraiser. Children will be admitted free to the Museum that day with a paid adult admission. Celebrate the season at PumpkinFest!
Free to the public.
Celebrate the season at Pumpkinfest! Rain or Shine!
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Brewster
CCMNH presents: Cape Cod Therapy Dogs - Halloween Games
Saturday, October 19 @1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents: The Cape Cod Therapy Dogs in Halloween Games
Join this talented group of certified therapy dogs and their owners as they bring the audience into the enchanting world of Halloween games! Every therapy dog event is different, exciting, and involves the children of the audience in fun-loving activities. A canine treat for the whole family!
This program is free with Museum admission.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - 869 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee
“Hocus Pocus” - Annual Halloween Costume Party
Friday, October 18th @6:00 - 8:00 pm
Don’t miss the CCM’S Annual Halloween Costume Party, “Hocus Pocus” a fun-filled, science-based Halloween bash featuring amazing science by our museum “scientists” and Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure exotic reptile show!
This event always sells out, so get your tickets early!
Tickets: $6 per person for members/$8 per person for non-members
Tony Andrews Farm - East Falmouth
Halloween Kids Fest
11am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays starting Columbus Day Weekend.
Pumpkin picking is a time-honored tradition at Andrews’ Farm. Now, it has been expanded to include many other fun-filled family activities brought to you by The Harvest of Horrors. In addition to the best pumpkin picking on Cape Cod, activities will include tractor rides over the 30-acre farm and an all-new hike through a not-too-scary Haunted Forest!
Admission to Halloween Kids Fest at Andrews’ Farm is free for all and children must be chaperoned. Tractor rides and the Haunted Forest are $3.00 each per person, regardless of age. Pumpkins are sold by the pound at current farm prices.
Our daytime Haunted Forest is a “toned down“ version of our famous nighttime attraction. While not startling, some children may still be frightened. Children will see skeletons, corpses, and inanimate monsters and may possibly hear some sound effects. Sorry, no refunds. We warned you!
Activities are not intended for children over 11.
394 Old Meeting House Rd, Falmouth, MA 02536
Cape Cod Central Railroad - Hyannis
Murder Mystery Train - It's a Wedding & All That Jazz
Saturday, October 12th, Departs Hyannis at 6:30 pm - Returns 9:30 pm
Dinner is served, with a mystery on the side.
Climb aboard for a classic whodunit mystery where you solve the crime while enjoying a moveable feast. The action unfolds as the train leisurely travels along the cape with spectacular window views. A five course meal is prepared fresh onboard with new entree selections each month. It's no mystery why everyone enjoys our servings of hors d'oeuvres, Cape Cod Central clam chowder, salad, entree and dessert. See you if can figure out who the killer is before your last bite!
Speak Easy days of the 1920s where the mob boss and feds lurk. Come in period dress for a wedding that comes to a messy end.
Ticket Price $99 - Five course meal and train ride are included with the fare
Dress the part – it's half the fun! It’s a Wedding & All That Jazz - 1920’ gangsters, flappers or dress like you're going to a wedding.
Heritage Museums & Gardens - Sandwich
Halloween Family Fun Night
October 25, 2013 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy festive family-friendly Halloween activities designed for children of all ages. Activities include a Halloween dance party hosted by DJ Ooch, tractor-pulled hay rides, Hidden Hollow exploration, games, crafts and carousel rides. It’s a great night for all ages and we encourage the whole family to dress up!
COST:$10 Members, $12 Non-Members, 2 and under free
Brewster Ladies' Library
Halloween Performance and Parade
October 31, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies' Library! All ages are invited to a Halloween performance by Jackson Gillman at the library. Wear your costume! We will then have a Halloween parade that goes to the Brewster General Store, and then to Kinlin Grover Real Estate. There will be stories, songs, and snacks.
Admission is free.
Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631
Cape Rep Theatre - Brewster
Footlight Fantasies Goes Halloween
October 24 - October 27, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm
Created by Melissa Becker & Susan Wasson • Directed by Melissa Becker
Melissa will bring unique characters of her own creation and has persuaded some likely and unlikely members of the Cape Rep family to make strange appearances! Lots of laughs. Light eats come with your ticket price. Cash bar available.
Brewster Ladies' Library
Teen Halloween Craft
October 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you ready for Halloween? Got room for a few more cool decorations? Come to the library and make glass jar luminaries – painted and decorated jars with little candles inside. (Think of it as a jar-o-lantern!) We’ll also make delicious caramel apples. Ages 9 and up. Free
Aquarium Mall - Provincetown
Ghost Town Haunted Attraction
October 27 - November 2nd
On October 31, 1736, what once was a prosperous town, a place of hustle and bustle, buzzing with hope and excitement, Provincetown was turned into a frightful town of the dead. Masked by a dense bank of fog, pirate Captain Davy Flint and his crew of rapscallions aboard The Red Dawn, rolled in that very evening and pillaged and plundered everything in sight like a pack of wild beasts. Surprised by the onslaught, the peaceful townsfolk of Provincetown were defenseless against the Captain and his crew, and were slaughtered for their precious possessions. The town was set ablaze and was left in ruins and remains, to this day, an uninhabited place unsuitable for the living. Burned buildings, forced into decay from years of weathering and neglect, stand crookedly looming over empty streets, the air around them heavy and lifeless with the impressions of death.
Today, locals from the surrounding towns believe that the ghosts of Provincetown's dead inhabitants are still looking for revenge. They say that October 31st and the days surrounding it bring a strange and eerie fog, and that blood-curdling screams can be heard piercing the air as angry spirits roam empty streets. They say the dead have come back to claim their town and that they have come to seek revenge. And so, as you make your visit to the ghost town of Provincetown, just beware of the perils that may lie in wait.
Aquarium Mall - 207 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Online tickets available starting October 1, 2013
$15 Adults & children 13 and up
In person tickets at the gate:
$17 Adults and children 13 and up
Main Street, Falmouth
16th Annual Trick or Treat Stroll on Main Street
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
(Rain date for both parade and trick or treating will be Sunday, October 27th)
Halloween Parade begins at 1:00 PM on the Village Green (Village Merchants open their doors to hand out candy to the children as they pass by) and strolls to Peg Noonan Park where families may take pictures & Children can show off their costumes. Immediately following, families are welcome to Trick or Treat at participating businesses.
Sponsored by the Falmouth Village Association
Main Street, Falmouth
Village of Scarecrows
October 25 - November 10, 2013
Come to Falmouth Village and see the creativity and spirit of Main Street merchants as they display imaginative home-made scarecrows in front of the stores & restaurants. Join the fun and support your local merchants!
View the Most Traditional, Creative and Humorous Scarecrows on Main Street. Join in the fun – support your local merchants, and look for your favorite scarecrow.
Tony Andrews Farm, East Falmouth
Harvest of Horrors
Tha Harvest of Horrors is open on October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25 & 26
Gates open at 6:30 pm, with the last ticket sold at 9:00 pm each night.
Harvest of Horrors, currently in its thirtieth year, continues to entertain audiences on Tony Andrews’ Farm, located in East Falmouth, MA. Previously a stage show/haunted house attractioon, it is now a thrilling hayride which weaves around the extensive farm land, providing scares and surprises along the way. Guests are let off the tram at one point during the ride, and are led through a dimly lit trail through the woods.
Both the Haunted Hayride and Haunted Forest will feature live actors in elaborate costumes and make-up, professional animatronics, and special effects.
The Haunted Hayride is an open-air ride, so please dress appropriately. Proper footwear is required for the Haunted Forest and you must be physically able to negotiate walking on uneven terrain in the dark.
Admission for both the tractor ride and the haunted forest is $10.00 per person, and is recommended for adults and children over 12. Closed in the event of rain.
The Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford
Boo at the Zoo
October 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm
here’s enough thrills and chills for everyone at Boo at the Zoo! Check out all our frights and sights this October! Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Rides are now included in the price. Climb aboard for a spoooooky train ride or take a bewitching carousel ride! Activities and slightly scary fun for all ages! Walk through our Friendly Enchanted Forest or go through our hay maze. Looking for something a little less merry and a little more scary? Dare to walk our Haunted Trail (Ages 12+)
Tobey Farn, Dennis
No-So-Scary Hayrides for the little ones at Tobey Farm in Dennis on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scary Hayrides are an option for the older crowd every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 1-31 at Tobey Farm
YMCA Camp Lyndon Sandwich
THE FAMOUS HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
OCTOBER 18, 2013
RAIN DATE OCTOBER 19TH
6:30 - 8:30 PM
$5 PER PERSON
Come to Camp Lyndon in the dark of the night to experience the original “Wicked Scary” Halloween Hoopla! Tour the barn on our Haunted Barnyard Hike, take a horrific hayride though our hair-raising campsites and grab a tasty treat. This event is designed to stir up the older kids and adults with a little traditional Halloween Fun! Recommended for children 8+.
YMCA Camp Lyndon Sandwich
HAPPY LITTLE HOOPLA
OCTOBER 19, 2013 RAIN OR SHINE
2:00 - 4:00 PM
$5 PER CHILD, ADULTS FREE
This festive and friendly Halloween Party is perfect for ages 3-7. Come to Camp Lyndon
with your little ghouls and enjoy games, snacks and a craft project. A friendly hayride through the campsites at dusk is the perfect ending to this delightful event. Costumes are encouraged!
October 9 - 27 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
4 pm - 9 pm
$19 Ages 2-59
$16 Seniors ages 60+
Under 2 are Free
Edaville is starting a new tradition, featuring an enchanted stroll through a garden of artfully carved jack-o’-lanterns, complete with atmospheric music and professional lighting -- in a newly opened part of the park most have never walked in. Ride the train, enjoy unlimited use of all amusement rides, and celebrate Halloween in a fun yet safe environment. Guests are encouraged to dress the Halloween part, and kids in costume can trick-or-treat at specially marked stations throughout the park.
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
The Enchanted Forest
Location: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Cummaquid
Instructor: Jodie Montoya - Education Coordinator
Audience: Adult/Child (suitable for children 3 - 15 years)
Members: Adult $10.00, Child $6.00
Nonmembers: Adult $12.00, Child $8.00
For one night only, the woodlands will awaken. A guide will lead you along a lantern - lit trail where you will encounter creatures of the night - some strange, some silly and some who have much to say.
Atwood House Museum, Chatham
October 26th, 2013, 12 noon to 3 PM
An event for all ages!
A spooktacularly fun family event! Join us for piles of pumpkins, gads of ghosts, and barrels of bats! Ghost stories, games, crafts, face painting, treats and tricks are all activities going on at the Atwood House Museum. Costumes are encouraged.
Admission: Free 347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, Cape Cod, MA 02633
West Barnstable Fire Department
2nd Annual Halloween Safety Day
Have a safe and Happy Halloween at this FREE family day of fun, refreshments, and safety information. Kids costume contest, face painting, games, giveaways, haunted maze, crafts, family and pet emergency information, child ID program, FREE candy for the kids and FREE raffles for the adults!
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster
The Brewster Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History are partnering to host Green Halloween, an afternoon of safe and spooky fun! Brewster’s Green Halloween is from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street, Route 6A in West Brewster. Admission is $5 per child (ages 3 – 16) and includes a Treat Bag and Scavenger Hunt punch card. Adults are FREE. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Children can join the costume parade through the halls of the Museum while searching for clues that win them entry to the Treat Trail where goody bags will be filled. Ten activity stations feature crafts, games and music. Make Flying Bats and Glow in the Dark Jelly Fish, join in the Pirate Sing-a-long and more!
Dennis Yarmouth Recereation
Halloween Egg Hunt
Calling all children ages 10 and under to a Halloween Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Johnny Kelley Park in South Dennis. The event will kick off with a costume parade, after which children will search for thousands of candy- and prize-filled eggs hidden across the park, at the corner of Old Bass River and Bob Crowell roads.
Parents are asked to remember that this is a community event when deciding on costumes and to be sure children bring bags to hold their treats. This free annual event is sponsored by the Dennis and Yarmouth recreation departments.
Main Street Hyannis
22nd Annual Safe Trick or Treat
Along Main Street
Starting at 4:00 PM
Ending at 6:00 PM
Businesses along Main Street will pass out candy to trick or treaters!
The Cape Cod Dog
9th annual Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 26th from11-1:00.
Event is Free!
Prizes for creative costumes.
Event is held in the lower level of
our shop located at
Main Street Mercantile,
Rte. 6 Eastham, MA
The Cape Cod Children's Museum
Make It, Eat It, Read It! - Mouse's First Halloween
Fri, October 11, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Based on the story book by Lauren Thompson Mouse's First Halloween. Each child will receive a copy of the book and mouse craft. Everyone will create a healthy Halloween treat to assemble and enjoy.
There is a fee for this program. $15 for members; $20 for non members