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Haunted Happenings kicks off a month of spooktacular fun with the Grand Parade!
Come join or watch this Salem tradition to kick off Haunted Happenings that is filled with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. This year’s theme is "Movie Monsters". Parade begins at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common.
Location: Downtown Salem, Shetland Park, Salem Common
Salem Food Truck Festival Haunted Happenings Salem MA
The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!
Location: Salem Common
Join the artists on Artists’ Row for Salem Mayor's Night Out and a free fun activity: Tap into your creative spirit one of several Halloween inspired works of art such as, miniature witch brooms, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, vampires or Frankensteins from the materials provided! Keep what you make and be creative using paints, scrap wood, branches and more!
Location: Artists' Row
Come to the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead for the annual pumpkin illuminati
The Annual Marblehead Museum Pumpkin Illumination in collaboration with the Marblehead Family Fund will take place in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens. All carved, painted and decorated pumpkins welcome. Judging by town “celebrity” judges for categories with prizes. All the town goblins and ghouls will want to stop by to take a peek at these wild creations during the town-wide Trick or Treat. Musical entertainment provided by Rick Goldin. 
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion
Join a pumpkin decorating workshop in Marblehead at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion!
The annual Pumpkin Decorating Workshop is back.  Bring your child to create their own pumpkin goblin or ghoul.  This popular program sells out every year. This workshop is held upstairs at the Museum Galleries 170 Washington Street with the backdrop of the J.O.J. Frost Folk Art Gallery. Hosted by the Marblehead Family Fund and the The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Location: The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford
Grab your favorite costume and join us at Boo at the Zoo for spooktacular fun for the whole family. There’s enough thrills and chills for all ages at Boo at the Zoo! Climb aboard a spoooooky train ride, stroll down the Trick or Treat trail and take a spin on our wild carousel. Plus, enjoy Halloween themed activities and animal encounters along the way!
Location: Buttonwood Park Zoo
Trick or treat in Downtown Beverly. Just look for this sign in storefronts!
Beverly Main Streets invites kids and families to Downtown Beverly for the Annual Downtown Trick or Treat event! It's a safe and fun way for little ones to put on their costumes and come out for this Halloween tradition! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have the orange Halloween flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat.
Location: Downtown Beverly
Etiquette Boot Camp for Kids at Goddard School Middleton MA. Childcare and education infant to preschool
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 4:00 pm, The Goddard School in Middleton is hosting Etiquette Boot Camp for Kids. This interactive and educational class, is specifically designed with young audience (ages 4 to 7) in mind. The class will cover basic manners and table manners. In basic manners children will learn how to introduce themselves, when to interrupt, and how to show respect to their parents, peers and siblings. The table manners curriculum will teach children how to set the table, pass food, use their napkin and utensils, and more.
Location: Goddard School
Spencer-Peirce Farm celebrates the harvest with music, vintage baseball and family fun
Enjoy a day of traditional music, baseball, and farm activities featuring New Orleans brass band, bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz, and beyond.! Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest.
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.