Halloween is definitely not like any other day. As we approach this holiday, there's an air of mystery and excitement that just can't be ignored. 

And if you've been looking to get into the Halloween spirit, we want to invite you to get spooky with us this weekend. Check out some of our recommended events below - we're sure there's something for every ghoul and goblin on this list! And be sure to share your favorite NH made memories with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending! 


1. NH Pumpkin Festival

The NH Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family-friendly street festival, celebration of fall and what is unique about New Hampshire. It is a celebration of artistry and creativity and all things pumpkin! Each year around 40,000 attendees take in the 34-foot tall jack-o-lantern tower, enjoy pumpkin carving, the zombie walk, rides, live bands, beer garden, food and craft vendors, riverside duck derby, road races and so much more.

Date: Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: Downtown Laconia - Main St., Laconia, NH 

Website: https://www.nhpumpkinfestival.com/

Admission: Free

2. Spirit Encounters 

Today, most of us enjoy telling ghost stories, reveling in a well-timed fright or harrowing tale. Few of us still believe in the power of the spiritual world, the world known to the Shakers as “the Summerland.” To the Shakers, however, the spiritual world was an important part of community life. Come and learn about the growth of spiritualism as part of Shaker religion and hear first-hand accounts of otherworldly Shaker encounters on this exciting tour!

Date: Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: Canterbury Shaker Village - 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH

Website: http://www.shakers.org/spirit-encounters-tours/

Admission: $15 for adults & $7.50 for children 6-17.

3. Enchanted Forest

Follow the enchanted trail into the nighttime forest (early tours are during the daylight; later tours are on dark trails in the woods, illuminated by real jack-o-lanterns). Encounter larger than life creatures, plants and characters as they perform skits about mysterious activities in nature. Gather around a campfire for engaging stories. This is a family friendly event, so bring the whole gang!

Date: Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: McLane Center - 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH

Website: http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/enchanted-forest-saturday-october-19-2019/

Admission: $7 for Members and $10 for Non-Members

4. Creepy Crawlies

Bats, spiders and other so-called “creepy crawlies” often get a bad rap, but did you know that these critters all play a vital role in our ecosystem? Come discover more about them and hopefully change your view of them from “foe” to “friend!” 

Date: Saturday, October 19

Time: 10AM-11:30AM

Location: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center - 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, NH

Website: https://prescottfarm.org/

Admission: $8 (Members are FREE!)

5. Evil Dead The Musical

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. This is a pure comedy start to finish. It has fun with the horror genre, and in doing so appeals to a wider audience than you could ever imagine. 

Date: Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20

Time: Hours vary, see website for details

Location: Rochester Opera House - 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH

Website: http://www.rochesteroperahouse.com/

Admission: Ticket prices vary, see website for details


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