Halloween Activities for the Tall and the Small
Don’t miss out on all the spooky Halloween fun. There’s a lot happening around town this week and next. Many of them have admission fees, so visit their web sites for details. Here are some seasonal festivities:
Connecticut Audubon Society
The Enchanted Forest
Friday, October 19th from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Meet some creepy, crawly, feathery creatures around the luminary nature trail for a nighttime stroll. See all the animals that come out when the little ones are in bed! Call to reserve your spots.
The Enchanted Castle
Oct 20-21 10am to 5pm, Oct 24-26 4pm-7pm, Oct 27-28 10am-5pm, Oct 29 4pm-7pm
A mainstay and adorable Halloween tradition at the Burr! Sponsored by the Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine every year, there are seven different rooms with costumed characters to offer a little treat along with a story. Meet storybook icons like Cinderella and Aladdin and kick start your candy collection while you’re at it.
Fairfield Museum & History Center
Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Find out just how devious and dastardly Bridgeport’s Victorian past was. It might just include a murder or two.
Legends & Hauntings Lantern Tour
Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Witch hunts, ghost stories, and body snatching. Oh my! Put on your walking shoes and tour the cemetery and surrounding area for some spooky tales and a little bit of Fairfield history.
IMAX at the Maritime Aquarium
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, October 27th
8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
With two showings, double the fun and do the time warp all over again with campy cast members Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, and Susan Sarandon.
Friday, October 19th; Saturday, October 20th; Friday, October 26th; Saturday, October 27th
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Get a hayride, see a haunted farmyard, and ghoulish greenhouse. Grab some candy and get your face painted! Some activities might be a little scary for the wee ones and are best for kids 6 and up.
October 19th-21st and October 26th-28th
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 -11:00 p.m.; Sundays, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Dare to be scared? This one is not for the faint of heart. Follow the “Trails from the Crypt” and who knows what you’ll find. Head along a half-mile pathway of horror (not intended for kids under 12). And if that wasn’t enough to frighten you out of your boots, check out the Laser Jam Spooktacular at the Planetarium. Three hundred sixty degrees of Halloween fun set to music.
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Trick-or-Treat on Safety Street
Wednesday, October 31st from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Head out early for this one. The sidewalks get jampacked with kids, parents, strollers, and even dogs decked out in their Halloween best. Each business and boutique along Post Road passes out candy. So slap on your costume and grab a candy bucket. A great town tradition!
Trick-or-Treat Open House Party
Wednesday, October 31st
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
This is great for the wee ones who need to hit the hay a little earlier than other kids. There will be games and crafts with pizza and drinks.