Historic Connecticut is full of legends, haunted houses and spooky stories. Every fall it offers tons of activities for the scariest holiday of the year, like terrifying attractions, hayrides, cemetery tours, family Halloween festivals, and outdoor costume parades.
Kent Pumpkin Run (October 22–25, 2020, virtual event)
The Annual Kent Pumpkin Run is a traditional 5-mi (8-km) race that takes place in Kent, CT, every October. The classical run offers an incredible fall foliage experience showcasing the beauty of New England during the change of seasons. The easy scenic course starts and finishes at Kent Green in front of Town Hall. The run is certified by USA Track and Field.
Niantic Village Halloween Parade (canceled in 2020)
Niantic Village Halloween Parade takes place on the Sunday before Halloween. Niantic village is located in the town of East Lyme, Connecticut. The picturesque seaside town can be reached by car from Boston in 2 hours. Many visitors come to see its entertaining annual parade that begins at 1 pm. There is also a children's parade at 2 pm. Children start walking from Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. After the parade, children are welcome to trick-or-treat in downtown shops.
Zombie Fashion Show, Putnam (canceled in 2020)
The Zombie Fashion Show is an annual Halloween spectacle in Putnam, Connecticut. A fun-filled event attracts many participants and spectators. You can come dressed up to participate in the Zombie Fashion show or just watch. The event is held at Rotary Park, and there is much entertainment to be offered, such as the Halloween party with a DJ and the First Fridays in Downtown Putnam CT event.
Evidence of Evil, Southington (canceled in 2020)
Evidence of Evil runs from late September through late October at Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, in Southington, CT. This haunted attraction can scare many adults, to say nothing of children. Organizers try to push the boundaries to provide a genuinely thrilling experience into the darkest levels of fear. It includes cutting-edge technology and entertainment.
Legends of Fear, Shelton (September 26–October 31, 2020 on selected days)
Legends of Fear is an annual haunted attraction held at Fairview Tree Farm, 2 Saw Mill City Rd., in Shelton, CT. The Hallow features four attractions: the Melonhead Revenge Trail, a fun one-mile scary trek, The Dark Harvest, Pine Hills Parish, and Hemlock Manor Mortuary. The 1.5-mi (2.4-km) haunted hayride is filled with creepy creatures like zombies and vampires. There are a real farm and real wood, so get ready to be scared.
Halloween Bar Crawl, Hartford (2020 dates TBA)
Official Halloween Bar Crawl is held every October in downtown Hartford, CT. Come in your coolest and sexiest costume and get ready for a big night out.