October Wine Glass Paint & Sip at Hardwick Vineyard
October 7 at 6 p.m.
Grab your "partner in wine" and head to Hardwick Vineyard and Winery for their October Wine Glass Paint & Sip. The 90-minute workshop will make any wine lover’s coveted Halloween celebration with the works of all painting essentials, like a 20-ounce wine glass, paints, brushes and stencils to create a pumpkin witch masterpiece. With the support of an art instructor, this event offers a memorable experience of fun and laughter amongst friends. Pro tip: Snag a taste of Hardwick Winery’s autumn inspired drinks while you're there, like the Harvest Maple and Greenwich Apple white wines.
Phantoms by Firelight at Old Sturbridge Village
October 7 through October 31 from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
For the spooky season lover, Phantoms by Firelight is the perfect event to set a haunted tone. At sundown, Old Sturbridge Village’s New England-inspired rural appearance excites evening goers with its mysterious and eerie surroundings. This family-oriented event features festive foods and drinks, crafts and games, along with storytelling by firelight. Impressive performances by fire jugglers and gravity-defying acrobats and fascinating folklore of the Halloween Museum embody the true spirit of the night. The Spooky Selfie Contest encourages attendees to dress in costumes and post a selfie via social media for a chance to win tickets to a special December event. Stop by for cider donuts and hot apple cider on Halloween night for an exciting thrill with the family!
Halloween Party by Worcester Public Library
October 14 at 4 p.m.
Worcester Public Library is a special spot for kids' Halloween fun. The Halloween Party at Roosevelt Branch becomes a hub for families and children ages 4 to 11 to engage in Halloween festivities of all sorts. Think: games, arts & crafts, favors, and treats for the whole crew. Kiddos are welcomed to stop by in costume for the party.
Halloween Lineup at The Mercantile
Apple Orchard PopUp
October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clearview Farms hosts an apple orchard popup in front of The Mercantile on Oct. 15, vending their baked goods, bushes of apples, peaches, pumpkins and apple cider donuts with photo opps to boot.
October 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
For the 21+ crowd, The Mercantile features a pumpkin carving bonanza on Oct. 19. With your $25 ticket, you'll get all the carving materials you need—pumpkin included—plus a pumpkin beverage of your choice. Think: beer, cider or a specialty pumpkin martini.
October 29 from 8 p.m. until close
An evening sponsored by Ghost Tequila is as on-brand as they get. Join the staff in donning your most creative costume at The Mercantile's Halloween party for a chance to win a $250 gift card to the restaurant.
Douglas Orchard & Farm Halloween Festival
Join the Douglas Orchard crew at the farm for Halloween Festival, a seasonal soiree where everyone (including pups!) will be in costume. Main events include chatting with a "real witch," a dog parade, a Dance Sensations performance and a kids scavenger hunt. There will be oxen, miniature donkeys, vendors an food by the Barre Patch. Entry fee is $5/person for those 12 years and older.
Spooktacular at First Congregational Church
October 22 at 6 p.m.
Are you on the hunt for a spooktacular group outing? Bring your group of friends in their spookiest costumes to First Congregational Church for a memorable night of live, on-theme tunes. Spooktacular is an annual event featuring the of music of the magnificent 1958 Cassavant pipe organ, a great opportunity for community fun.
Halloween Lineup at Redemption Rock Brewing Co.
Hallowen Charcuterie Workshop
Learn the ropes from Brieutiful Boards.
Halloween Cookie Decorating
Savor something sweet with The Cookie Lady's Daughter.
Horror Movie Trivia Night
Show off your horror flick knowledge.
Live music, food vendors and a costume contest fill the space.
Halloween Vinyl & Taps Record Club
Bring any tunes fit for Halloween, from Monster Mash to Bauhaus.
It's a sepecial costumed edition of Run Club. Challenge yourself to a 5k in a Halloween getup.
GWAR at The Palladium
October 28 at 6 p.m.
Heavy metal meets grotesque getups at The Palladium to kick off Halloweekend as GWAR graces Worcester with thematic visuals you can only dream of. Experience the mayhem for yourself on Oct. 28, when this ever-popular crew takes the city by storm.
Off the Rails First Annual Halloween Party
October 29 at 7 p.m.
Off the Rails Worcester offers a Nashville inspired ambiance for live music lovers to indulge in authentic southern cuisine at a country style bar. This year, Off the Rails hosts their first annual Halloween party that’ll be a welcome addition to any Halloween tradition. The event’s costume contest offers an opportunity to put your creativity to the test for a chance to win first, second or third place.
Science Tricks & Animal Treats at EcoTarium
October 29 & October 30
Trick or Treat at Worcester Public Market
October 29 & October 30 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Unicorn Experience at The Farm at SummitWynds
October 29 & October 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This non-spooky Halloween happening features magic just the same. Mystical creatures of all colors and sizes will grace The Farm at SummitWynds for a total Unicorn Experience, featuring trick or treating, a bouncy castle, self-guided tours, wagon rides, a photo booth, the farm's classic lavender lemonade and more. Kid-friendly costumes are encouraged.
Zoo Boo Weekend at Southwick's Zoo
October 29 through October 31
Southwick’s Zoo, in the heart of Blackstone River Valley, offers two days of October adventures for all ages. This immersive zoological experience brings guaranteed family fun during Zoo Boo Weekend. Children ages 3 to 11 are welcome to come in costume for the festivities.
WooSox Halloween Merch
Trick or treat yourself with WooSox Halloween-inspired apparel, featuring a zombie Woofster mascot, baseball pumpkins and more. Shop the WooSox team store and get in the spirit.
Revel in creativity, excitement and plenty of "hocus pocus" as local events light up the season. Bookmark this page and check back for weekly updates as more events get added closer to Halloween!
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