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Halloween 2017 -- Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns

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All Ages

Return of the Pumpkin People - Mount Washington Valley, NH

Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Mount Washington Valley area Mount Washington Valley, NH
Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. Maps and People Choice Award Ballots are available. Email info@jacksonnh.com.
Time: All day
Telephone: 603-383-9356

HalloweenTown 2017 - East Madison, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Tohkomeupog at Purity Spring Resort, 2151 East Madison Road, Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH
Trick or Treat Trail features a series of spooky Halloween-themed cabins for trick-or-treaters to explore over a half-mile of lighted pathways through the camp. It is designed to be appropriate for kids of all ages; little ones are welcome. A variety of finger foods will be for sale. Also: bouncy house, face painting, carnival games, story telling. Presented by Camp Tohkomeupog & Purity Spring Resort.
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Telephone: 603-367-4010

Ghosts on the Banke 2017 - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Strawberry Banke, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH
Come and meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke’s famous Halloween celebration. Long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Tickets available at the door.
Jack-O-Lanterns light the way to step over the threshold of time. Discover pirate treasure, visit with the wacky witch, look into the future with a gypsy fortune teller. Community members bring history back to life with spooky plays, skits, and interactive improvisation throughout the evening. Enjoy a bonfire.
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: $8; children under age 1, free

Halloween in the Harbor 2017 - Sunapee Harbor, NH

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Sugar River Bridge on River Road Sunapee Harbor, NH
Gather at the site of the Sugar River Bridge on River Road from 5 to 8 pm. Dine on tasty morsels, go Tailgate “Trick or Treating” Venture over the bridge to the Haunted Tunnel… if you dare? Then into the woods past the Spooky Graveyard where Sinister Spirits live! Follow the Pumpkin Trail to the Teller of Fortunes A Magical Frightful Night of Fun for all ages!
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Children & Families

Haunted Playground 2017 at Cranmore Mountain Resort - North Conway, NH

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 239 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH
The Haunted Playground is Cranmore Adventure Center transformed into a Halloween theme. Tame fun for younger kids. Ride the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip line. All Haunted Playground rides offer a unique night-time experience with special lighting, effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul. Age, height and weight restrictions apply. Open Fridays and Saturdays.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Silly, Spooky Halloween Extravaganza 2017 at Santa’s Village - Jefferson, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Santa’s Village, 528 Presidential Highway (Route 2) Jefferson, NH
Come for plenty of family Halloween fun. Santa’s Village Park will be transformed into a magical Halloween adventure. The Silly Nilly Witch of the North will be stirring a spooky brew. Shops cater to the Trick or Treaters, and it's much more fun if you arrive in costume. Last ticket will be sold two hours before closing. Dates: October 21 and 28.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $27 per person; children age 3 and younger, free.

Cruises

Halloween Masquerade Ball 2017 aboard the M/S Mount Washington - Weirs Beach, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 211 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach, NH
oin a boatload of spooky characters on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee on the M/S Mount Washington. It is a great Halloween party with some of the best costumes in all of NH. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Costume competition with prizes completes the night. This cruise is for adults over 21 only.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $57
Telephone: 603-366-5531

Historic

Ghost Encounters 2017 at Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury, NH

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Ghost Encounters is an other-worldly experience of the 200-year-old historic site. Take a ghost tour through the Village and hear about true stories--several where these events took place. Families can trick-or-treat-or-create with Halloween-themed activities throughout the Village.
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-17, under 5 free.

Parades

Portsmouth Halloween Parade 2017 - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 31, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Peirce Island Portsmouth, NH
The Portsmouth Halloween Parade encourages everyone to participate in the creativity and fun. The Parade is always held on October 31, rain or moonshine. The mob will converge on Peirce Island at 6 p.m., caper about as the sun goes down, and march into the night at 7 p.m. No motored vehicles are allowed in the parade.
Time: 7 p.m.

Storytelling

Long Story Short: Dark Tales - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017 3S ArtSpace, 319 Vaughn Street Portsmouth, NH
Hear creepy stories of murder, witches and UFOs. The ongoing storytelling series Long Story Short presents an evening of scary stories from around the Seacoast as told by local residents. Music by horror movie composer Tim Fife.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 603-766-3330