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Bring the kids to the Masonic Lodge in Ipswich for some Halloween fun
The Masonic Lodge in Ipswich is hosting an open house with lots of Halloween fund for the kids!  Put on a costume and come to the lodge for trick or treating, face-painting and pumpkin decorating.  There will also be a blood drive and a caaned/dried food collection for the Ipswich Food Pantry.
Location: Ipswich Masonic Lodge
North Shore Kids' list of farms that offer 'Pick Your Own' pumpkins on the North
Celebrate Fall and take the kids to a pumpkin patch!  Picking your own pumpkin is just part of the fun!  Some places listed may have closed pick your own in the field, but should have a great selection available at the farm! Here is a short list of some local pumpkin patches north of Boston:
Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V
Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be celebrating sailing, ships, and our maritime heritage. Details about activities are coming soon. (Sneak peak! Activities will include sails of the Essex built schooners Fame and Ardelle, activities and lectures at St. Joseph Hall, and a social at Victoria's Station from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.) 
Location: Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Mayor's Night Out includes Trick or Treating in Downtown Salem, Massachusetts!!
Mayor's Night Out in Salem is a night for Salem residents to enjoy the hospitality of their town with free admission to attractions, museums and free parking downtown! Please look for the “Mayor’s Night Out” sign on the door of participating businesses. There will be free parking in the Museum Place Mall garage after 4:00pm. All you need is a photo id to prove your residency and you'll be able to take advantage of special activities at participating businesses throughout the downtown area.
Location: Downtown Salem
Shore Country Day School in Beverly MA
First Fridays Open House: November 4, 2016 Drop in on a First Friday of the month to join Shore’s all-school “house meeting” followed by a campus tour. Meet us in the Creativity Center, enjoy student and faculty presentations during the meeting in the theater, and tour the high points of campus for as long as your schedule allows. Shore’s “house meetings” commence at 8:15 a.m. First Fridays begin October 7 and continue until June.
Location: Shore Country Day School
Come to Marini Farms for a FREE pumpkin chunkin show featuring American Chunker and Captain Dave from Wicked Tuna.
Marini Farm hosts a fun evening with American Chunker and Captain Dave Marciano of Wicked Tuna fame! Team AC is very excited to be headlining Marini Farms Family Fun Harvest Weekend, to join Captain Dave from National Geographic’s hit show Wicked Tuna as we take aim to annihilate a boat he’s bringing with him!. Marini Farms is the area’s premier farm and event attraction for family oriented fall activities.  In addition to their award winning farm stand and bakery, they have attractions to satisfy families and children of all ages.  There's an 8-acre world class corn maze, they also have a jumping pillow, 60 ft tube slide, bounce houses, hayrides, pick your own pumpkin patch, pedal cart track, rope maze, face painting, corn kernel silo, rubber duck races, play structures, sandcastles, and more!
Location: Marini Farm
The Newburyport Scarecrow Contest is open to the public and free to all!
The Newburyport Scarecrow contest is open to the public and free to all! Entries by individuals, families, teams, schools, churches, clubs, organizations, businesses are all welcome. The goal of this contest is to create a gallery of fun, inventive scarecrows throughout Market Square.  This contest is part of Newburyport's Fall Harvest Festival, and entries are expected to be on display until the festival is over!
Location: Market Square Newburyport
The Newburyport Harvest Festival is a tradition filled with family fun!
A Newburyport tradition for over 35 years on Columbus Day Weekend, Fall Harvest Festival features talented artisans offering handmade crafts & artwork, great local food vendors, live music by the Live617, the annual Scarecrow Contest and kids entertainment in Market Square with Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals Puppetry and Storytelling on Sunday and Brian Doser the Music Man on Monday!
Location: Market Square Newburyport
Come see Bubblemania at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport!
Bubblemania is an extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey's creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble artforms to "trapping" people inside bubbles!
Location: Firehouse Center for the Arts
The Danvers Farmers Market has fresh fruit produce and other locally made foods every Wednesday June Through October.
The Danvers Farmers Market has fresh fruit produce and other locally made foods every Wednesday June through October in the heart of Danvers Massachusetts.  Come visit to see our array of local and regional vendors. Sponsored by the Danvers Rotary.
Location: Danvers Farmers Market