Sure, big city Halloween festivals are great and all, but in our opinions, no one handles seasonal celebrations to the next level with their quirky, charming traditions! Check out our list of the best destinations for both spooky and family-friendly events this October.quite as well as small town residents do—they just know how to take
Head to this for (Halloween spelled backward) festival. and which includes dozens of activities like parades, food festivals, carnivals, and more. You’ll be there along with 75,000 more visitors for the largest annual event in the state, so be sure to book ahead of time!
You may recognize this town from the iconic Disney movie Halloweentown, since many of the scenes were filmed here. In addition to ' annual giant pumpkin lighting, visitors can get in on the local fun by attending all of the various . Just last year, the Halloweentown cast reunited in the small town to honor their late costar Debbie Reynolds.
While some cities create over-the-top Christmas displays every year, likes to get all gussied up for its annual "Terror on Tillson Street" Halloween event. During the month of October, local homeowners create spooky and seriously detailed displays on their front lawns. Why pay for a haunted house frights when you can simply walk around and get the same experience for free?
This mountainside village is home to , which was the inspiration behind Stephen King's chilling novel The Shining. Visitors can get into the Halloween spirit by attending the hosted at . Also fun: On Halloween night, everyone in the community skips door-to-door visits and heads to .
Known as the has made it it mission to provide everyone in town with fun ways to celebrate the holiday since the 1920s. were originally planned to prevent teens from stirring up trouble in the neighborhood, but nowadays, troves of volunteers organize scarecrow contests, balls and parties, scavenger hunts, runs, bonfires, and parades galore.
Back in 1692, the were held in . Hundreds of years later, still draw herds of visitors—especially around Halloween. hosts hundreds of spooky events every October including festivals, balls, and tours—you can get more information at .
There are oh-so-many ways to celebrate Halloween in of . Visit the 300-year-old , which gets an epic makeover for the Great Jack-'O-Lantern Blaze every year, tour the historic , or take a walk around the where Washington Irving rests.
Every year locals have a wicked good time in at the , , and .
Not just one, but in team up every year to host the which includes bake-offs, festivals, tractor shows, and more fall fun. But the best part is definitely the 3,000 jack-'o-lanterns put on display at
is known for its annual "" event. Every October, townspeople create fun and quirky pumpkin creations to display on the greens. also hosts its very own Oktoberfest event with foodie fun and activities on the Saturday before Halloween.
attracts more than 40,000 visitors every October, and for good reason. Get ready for plenty of at this small town's famous "."