We have compiled a listing of all the Fall Fun & Halloween Activities taking place on Cape Cod and the surrounding areas. If we have missed a few please feel free to email us or comment below with all the information and we will get it added! It takes a community!
Our list is compiled alphabetically by town and then in date order under each town. We hope you enjoy all the family fun that Cape Cod has to offer this fall!
Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll
WHAT: Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 at 4 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: Barnstable Village County Complex
This is the 3rd Annual community event for all. Wear your costumes and join the parade around the County Court House complex. (Everyone will gather on the court house lawn promptly at 4:00) You won't want to miss the dance party by DJ Ben-Jammin, Food, costume contest, and lots more. This year Main street won't be closed, everything will be held in the County Complex. Pets Welcome! This event is sponsored by the Barnstable Village Association.
Pumpkin Festival Open House
WHAT: Pumpkin Festival Open House
WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 1-4pm
WHERE: Waldorf School of Cape Cod 140 Old Oyster Rd Cotuit, MA
Celebrate Fall at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod with seasonal crafts and pumpkin carving. School tours available. Enjoy some pumpkin soup and apple cider. All are welcome!
The Enchanted Forest
WHAT: The Enchanted Forest
WHEN: Friday Oct 27 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary @ 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable
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. All are welcome to come in costume. MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $7, Non-member Adult $12 Child $9. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website or Tickets
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Monday October 30, 2017 3:30-7:30pm
WHERE: National Marine Life Center @ 120 Main Street, Bourne
Join us for our Halloween Open House! Come in costume! Learn about spooky ocean animals! Enjoy arts and crafts and games and refreshments. Tour our Marine Animal Hospital and meet our seal and turtle patients. Admission: $5/person; Members FREE Admissions help care for sick turtles and seals. Tickets: http://nmlc.org/.
Family Halloween Movie
WHAT: Family Halloween Movie
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM
WHERE: Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main St, BrewsterSpend your Saturday celebrating Halloween at the Library! We’ll be watching a spooky movie based on the children’s book series by R.L. Stine, and making some monster bookmarks. Library staff will also provide monster blood punch and snacks to get us in the spirit. It's sure to be a hair-raising good time! The movie we will be watching is rated PG. Run time is 103 minutes. This event will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
WHAT: Halloween Parade
WHEN: Friday, October 27 at 10 AM - 11 AM
WHERE: Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main St, Brewster
Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies’ Library! All ages are invited. Wear your costume! We will have a Halloween parade, walk over to the Brewster Store, stop for songs with Cathy Hatch, and then head to Kinlin Grover Real Estate for snacks. This event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Pumpkin People in the Park
WHAT: Pumpkin People in the Park
WHEN: October 13 – October 31
WHERE: Kate Gould Park 2377 Main St, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
Pumpkin People in the Park can be found in Kate Gould Park and the bandstand on Main Street. The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 13 until Halloween! These larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the Oktoberfest festival. Come and see these outrageous displays in October and plan to be at the Oktoberfest in Chatham.
Oktoberfest in Chatham
WHAT: Oktoberfest in Chatham
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 11 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Kate Gould Park, Chatham Ma
Pumpkin People in the Park, great beer, bratwurst, music, kids’ games. All these events are just a small part of Chatham’s Oktoberfest in Kate Gould Park. The park is filled with creative and innovative Pumpkin People fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 13 until Halloween. These larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the fest. Get here early because the lines start forming at noon for the old-fashioned games, the tasty German fare and beer, and fun in the park.
Family Fun Saturday
WHAT: Family Fun Saturday
WHEN: Saturday October 7, 2017 11am-4pm
WHERE: Cape Abilities Farm 458 Main St # 6A, Dennis,
Saturdays in October are for family fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a cornhusk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
2nd Annual Dennis Village Halloween Hootenanny Parade
WHAT: 2nd Annual Dennis Village Halloween Hootenanny Parade
WHEN: Tuesday, October 31 at 5:15 PM - 7 PM
WHERE: Village Green, Dennis MA
Safe HALLOWEEN NIGHT Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Join us for a Costume Parade down Rt. 6A in Dennis Village followed by MUSIC • DANICING • FOOD • TREATS and FUN at the Dennis Village Green!
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sunday, October 29 from 5-6:30 pm
WHERE: John Wesley United Methodist Church 2570 Gifford Street, Falmouth
Carnival games, decorated cars, exotic animals, face painting, bouncy houses, hot cider, hot dogs, candy!
Teaticket PTO Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sat Oct 21 3-6pm
WHERE: Teaticket School @ 45 Maravista Avenue Extension, East Falmouth MA
Funds raised will benefit the Teaticket PTO.
Kids Trick or Treat at the Falmouth BBC
WHAT: Kids Trick or Treat at the Falmouth BBC
WHEN: Friday 10/27/17 4-6pm
WHERE: British Beer Company Falmouth @ 263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth MA
Trick or Treat Stroll
WHAT: Trick or Treat Stroll Falmouth Village
WHEN: Saturday October 28 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Village Green @ Main Street, Falmouth MA
A Visit from the Night Watchman
WHAT: A Visit from the Night Watchman
WHEN: Saturday October 28, 2017 6-9pm
WHERE: Museums on the Green @ 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth,
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. Tickets can be purchased the night of the performance. Admission Prices: Adults, $ 10, Children (12 and younger), $ 7, Families of 4: $ 25
Reservations NOT required but visitors should expect a short wait before touring.
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Tuesday October 31, 2017 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Cape Cod Church 1205 Rte 151 Hwy East Falmouth
Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun, free community Halloween Festival for the whole family.
Last year, nearly 5,000 people enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere, which included bounce houses, face painting, refreshments, and of course, lots of free candy!
At the center of Trunk or Treat are the 50 themed and decorated cars (the "Trunk" in Trunk or Treat) where children receive free candy. This year's theme for cars is "superheroes"!
Fall Fun Fair & Touch-A-Truck!WHAT: Fall Fun Fair & Touch-A-Truck!
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 10 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Cape Cod Regional Technical High SchoolIt's that time of year again! Join us SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST 10am - 1pm at CAPE COD TECH for the 3rd annual FALL FAMILY FUN FAIR AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK!
Games, prizes, crafts, food, and more!
Joining us this year will be:
Cape Cod Ready Mix
Brewster Sand & Gravel
Harwich Police Dept.
Harwich Fire Dept.
All donations and funds raised will benefit the Angela Champ Memorial Scholarship Fund. This resource was established in honor of Angela, a 2008 graduate of Cape Cod Tech's Graphic Arts Department, after her passing in 2009. The award is available to a deserving Graphic Arts student pursuing higher education upon graduation. Angela was an artist and a photographer. Every year we have some of her art work on display, and some of her original photographs and hand-designed bookmarks for sale. Angela wrote and produced a children's book entitled "When I Grow Up" for her senior project at CCT, and we also have copies of this available for purchase.
Toe Jam Puppet Band
WHAT: Toe Jam Puppet Band
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 1PM
WHERE: Snow Library
WHAT: Halloween Stroll
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 2:30pm
WHERE: Main Street Orleans
Halloween at Heritage Museums & Gardens
WHAT: Halloween Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 from 5-8 pm
WHERE: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
COST: $5; family maximum of $25; children 2 and under are admitted free Tickets
All visitors will be treated to special Halloween-themed activities, including a dance party hosted by DJ Ooch, tractor-pulled hayrides around the grounds, and create a Halloween themed craft. Halloween-themed drinks and snacks will be available at the Magnolia Café, as well as free rides on the vintage carousel. Visitors can also enjoy performances of Thriller by Sandwich Soul, Sandwich High School’s award-winning show choir. Guests can support Sandwich community partners by participating in special ticketed activities. Play carnival-style games and get your face painted with festive designs to support the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School PTSA. Join in on a cake walk to benefit Sandwich Soul’s national competition fundraiser.
YMCA Fall Festival
WHAT: YMCA Fall Festival
WHEN: Saturday Oct 14, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Camp Lyndon Sandwich, MA 02563
Join us at Camp Lyndon and come dressed in your Halloween costume to get a free spin on our special prize wheel! Activities include crafts, games, healthy snacks and pumpkin carving.
6th Annual Pumpkin Fest
WHAT: 6th Annual Pumpkin Fest
WHEN: Saturday Oct 21, all day
WHERE: Sandwich Glass Museum @ 129 Main Street, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02563
Enjoy a pumpkin patch filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans. Wander the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature’s brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. No two are alike! They are perfect for decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and make a lovely gift.
WHAT: Fall Festival
WHEN: Saturday October 7, 2017 at 10 AM - 4 PM raindate 10/8
WHERE: 108 Bray Farm Rd N, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1550,
Pumpkins, hay rides, visit with the animals, tour the restored farmhouse, refreshments will be available, apple cider, hotdogs! please no dogs the day of the festival
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sunday, October 31 from 4-7 pm
WHERE: Wellfleet Drive In
Boo at the ZooWHAT: Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: October 14 – October 30 6pm
WHERE: Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
BOO AT THE ZOO – slightly spooky fun that cannot be missed!
Grab your favorite costume and join us at BOO AT THE ZOO for an evening of Halloween fun! 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, take a spin on our wild carousel, and enjoy Halloween themed activities plus animal encounters! Thank you to our presenting sponsor Bristol County Savings Bank for collaborating with the Zoological Society to bring Halloween fun to the Zoo for all to enjoy!
Save time getting into BOO AT THE ZOO by purchasing a Bat Pass. A Bat Pass is a single use, non-refundable pass and must be surrendered at the separate Bat Pass entrance upon your visit.
Rides are included in the price of admission. Children under 3 are free. BOO AT THE ZOO runs Saturday October 14, Sunday October 15, Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, Friday October 27, Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, and Monday October 30
Cranberry Harvest CelebrationWHAT: Cranberry Harvest Celebration
WHEN: October 8, 2017 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. You can even put on a pair of waders and step into a corral of berries!
Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals, shop the marketplace with over 40 juried exhibitors from around the region, listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers' market and food concession areas for the best fare around.
Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.
The event is held rain or shine. No pets are allowed. Last bus to the cranberry bog departs at 3:30 p.m.
For more information or for vendor applications please visit our website at www.cranberryharvest.org.
(A mama that may get a little too excited about her costume every year)
Merchants and merry makers, acrobats and arrows, dragons and daredevils, faeries and fun - there is so much to see and do at King Richard's Faire! During the glorious weather last weekend, my family piled into the car and made the drive (less than an hour from the Lower Cape) to Carver to spend the day feasting, exploring, eating, drinking, cheering, jeering, and having an amazing time in the kingdom of Carvershire.
There is an amazing array of vendors selling unique, handmade items that can rarely be found outside of a Renaissance Faire. So many fantastic choices can be overwhelming so before we even leave the car in the parking lot we go over our limits with the girls. Every year they are able to choose one souvenir (often they wait to pick at the very end of the day after seeing so many choices) and three rides/games each. This ensures that we have a good time while staying budget conscious, we've found that giving the girls these very clear guidelines before we even enter and then reminding them throughout our visit really cut down on the whining and asking for more, more, more. Though we do ALWAYS want more when we are there, it truly feels like we are in another world.
There are so many fun rides and games to participate in. They all work only by man-power and gravity and are often historically accurate. It's fun to see the creativity that was used to build exciting, fun rides even so many centuries ago!
The performers were amazing and the jousts exciting! This year my big girl got the chance to make music with two of the performers. It made her whole day! The entire cast does a fantastic job of interacting with visitors and bringing them into this alternative reality. It's clear why our visits fuel my children's imagination throughout the year and they wait with anticipation for our yearly visit!
This year we ran into friends at the Faire and the first thing my little one said was "I wish we could live at the Faire!" I love that they enjoy it so much and allow themselves to slip into this land of make believe. Growing up in a small town which is fairly homogeneous, I feel like it's really important to bring my kiddos to many different types of places, with many different types of people so that they will grow up knowing that there is a place for everyone. Even if you feel like you don't fit in where you are at the moment, just knowing that there is someplace out there where there are people like you can get you through trying times. For me that is the true magic of the Faire!
This weekend, October 22nd and October 23rd, are the final weekend of this year's King Richard's Faire. I hope you go and enjoy it before the Faire closes its gates for the 2016 season. Go forth and be merry mamas!
Fall Harvest Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins!
Fall is my favorite time of year and it starts this week! As the temperature cools off and the leaves begin to drop, I get excited about picking apples, pumpkins and other fall harvests. I start planning all my fun meals that I can incorporate all the delicious foods in. I get my camera ready to take lots of fun family photos for when we go exploring the fields together, picking just the perfect pumpkin or the shiniest apple. I also love the opportunity to engage in some fun, simple, low cost family activities that will leave lasting memories with my children.
Below we have compiled a list of apple and/or pumpkin picking farms which have been recommended to us by other Cape Cod Moms as well as a few places where you can just enjoy some fall fun. Some are on Cape Cod, some are close and some require some driving. Do you have any other spots that you recommend that we may have missed? Let us know by leaving a comment and we will be sure to add it to the list for other families to enjoy!
Belkin Family Lookout Farm
89 Pleasant St S, Natick, MA
Open daily from 10am-5pm
Train rides, farm animals, children’s caterpillar rides, moon bounce, farm maze, and more! Saturdays and Sundays also include live children’s entertainment, hayrides, children’s face painting, and BBQ snack bar. Admission Mon-Fri: $9/person, children under 2 are free. Admission Sat, Sun, Labor Day and Columbus Day Monday: Adults-$15, Children under 12-$13, Children under 2 are free. Check their website to see what apple varieties are ready to pick.
Carver Hill Orchard
101 Brookside Avenue, Stow, MA
Open most days 10am-5pm. Check Facebook page for updated hours before visiting.
277 Hatchville Rd. East Falmouth, MA
Open Sun-Sat 9-5pm
Pick your own pumpkins and other delicious vegetables as well as wild flowers. Enjoy the new updated children's area and the animals. No apple orchards.
C.N. Smith Farm
325 South St, East Bridgewater, MA
PYO apples starting Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, 9am-4pm, weather permitting. Mon, Tues – ORCHARD CLOSED, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10am-4pm, Sat, Sun: 9am-4pm. Orchard is open Monday of Labor Day and Columbus Day Weekends. Cider donuts available on the weekends through November 22-23. Visit the farm animals while you’re there!
30 Valley Rd, Danvers, MA
Open daily from 8am-6pm
7 acre Corn Maze, Apple Picking, Barnyard Animals, Barnyard Twister, Black Mamba, Campfires, Corn box, Corn Hole, Corn Tunnel, Cornball, Cow milking, Cow Train, Corn cannon, Sling shots, Pumpkin blaster, Duck Races, Face Painting, Gemstone Mining, Giant Rocking Chair, Giant Tires, Grain Train, Hay jump and slides, Hay Mini maze, Hayrides, Horse Swings, Jumping Pillows, Lincoln logs, Live entertainment (scheduled shows), Mechanical bull, Mini Tractors, Pedal Carts, Pig Races (scheduled show), Pipe Slide, Hop Along Rodeo, Pumpkin bowling, Pumpkin checkers, Pumpkin Chucker (scheduled shows), Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Tetherball, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, Rat Rollers, Ring the Bell, Sand Box, Steer Roping, Spider Web and Trikes & more. Some attractions available on weekends only. Call ahead for picking conditions.
192 MA-6A, Sandwich, MA 02563
Starting on Sunday Sep. 25 from 11 to 4pm. There will be Mac's Cortlands and Macouns available. The price will be the same as last year 23 dollars for a peck and 45 dollars for a half bushel. This year they will also have pumpkins to pick. The tractors will be ready behind the stand.
Honey Pot Orchards
138 Sudbury Rd, Stow, MA
Open daily for pick-your-own daily from 9:30am-5pm
Visit the farm animals, try three different hedge mazes, and go on a hayride (weekends only from 10:30am-4pm)
95 Farwell Rd, Tyngsboro, MA
Feed and pet the animals at Annie’s Animal Barns, Play in the (free) Hay Play Area, and drive on Farmer Mark’s Tractor Training Course.
143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA
Pick-your-own hours 9am-5pm
Visit the Barnyard Animals. Wine tastings every Friday-Sunday from 12-6pm.
934 Main St. Acushnet, MA 02743
No apple or pumpkin picking but they do give a free sugar pumpkin with admission. 2016 Harvest Festival beginning September 24, 2016 and continuing through October 2016! Horse or Tractor Drawn Hayrides, Mother Goose Storytime, Face Painting and much much more! Keep watching for ticket sales and discounts as they become available and if you have any questions shoot them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
315 S Bradford St, North Andover, MA
Apple picking opens on Labor Day weekend. Open Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Weekend PYO Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, weekday PYO Hours: 9am-4pm. Fall Festival Time every weekend in September & October – Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Amusement Area, Farm Animals, Apple Cider Donuts, Candy Apples & more.
Tougas Family Farm
234 Ball Street, Northboro MA
Open Labor Day Weekend (Sunday and Monday) from 10am-5pm. September and October Fall Hours – Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Labor Day and Columbus Day Monday (closed the Tuesdays after). Barnyard, playground, farm kitchen.
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