Here is a list of some spooky and not-so-spooky activities for this weekend (Oct 18-Oct 20) to enjoy with the kids!!
Jurassic Quest (CT Convention Center, Hartford):
Fri Oct 18th, 3 PM-8 PM
Sat Oct 19th, 9 AM-8 PM
Sun Oct 20th, 9 AM-7 PM
Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has over 80 true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs!
Click here for more info on tickets.
Haunted Miniature Golf (Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice cream Parlor, Farmington)
Oct17 – Oct 27
Thursdays – 4 PM-9 PM
Fridays – 4 PM-9 PM
Saturdays – 11 AM-9 PM
Sundays – 11 AM-8 PM
Every year, the Miniature Golf puts on a spooky display with 19 holes of Halloween fun! Wander through a Haunted Graveyard, visit Dracula’s Fountain and the Haunted Pirate’s Tavern, and try to catch a mysterious moving doughnut at the 18th hole.
Tickets: $13.00 per person
For more information click here
Glastonbury’s Apple Harvest & Music Festival
Friday, October 18 | 6:00-10:00 pm
Saturday, October 19 | 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Vendor Village Gate closes 5 PM)
Sunday, October 20 | 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Consistently ranked as one of the state’s most popular events, this festival boasts of 23k+ attendees every year. Spend the day on the banks of Glastonbury River with live music, carnival rides, 100+ craft vendors, food trucks/booths, the Harvest Pub (21+) and the Angry Orchard 5K Road Race.
Register to run the Angry Orchard 5k Road Race: https://bit.ly/2yjkuMM
Learn more glastonburyapplefest.com
FREE shuttle parking from Glastonbury High School
$5 per person
Kids three feet tall and under are FREE!
Daddy Daughter Costume Dance (Bristol)
Friday Oct 18th
6:30 PM-9 PM
The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center will be hosting a Daddy Daughter Costume Dance on Friday October 18, 2019 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at their Clubhouse. Dads and their daughters are invited to join in their best costumes for:
Music + Dancing
Haunted Maze ($2 per person)
Activities + Prizes
The dance is geared for girls ages 5-12 years old and their father or special person in their lives (all ages are welcome). Concession stands will be open selling food and beverages.
For more info on tickets and locations click here
Halloween Gala (Bristol Library Children’s department)
Sunday, Oct 19th
10 AM-2 PM
Wear your costume to the library and enjoy crafts, activities, treats, and more! Professional photos will be taken by Angelmoon for only $10. No registration required.
Harwinton Halloween Festival (Harwinton)
Saturday October 18 5 PM-Oct 20 at 10 PM
Darkside Entertainment Presents: “The Rise of The Green Lady” A haunting, legendary, family experience this October 18-20th & 25th-27th @ The Harwinton Fairgrounds! Experience free Hayride shuttles, free admission, the Largest Fall Food Truck Festival in New England, carnival rides, and of course, The Green Lady’s Haunted House of Horror (features one scary and one not so scary house for families with young kids)
Ticket info for the haunted house experience: General admission into the haunted house is only $15 in the evening and just $5 during the day!!!
Admission and parking for the event is FREE!
More info here
Pumpkin Patch Trains (Rail Road of New England, Thomaston):
Sat, Sun Until Oct 27
10 AM-4 PM
Hop aboard the train and take a scenic ride this fall throughout the upper Naugatuck Valley on Pumpkin Patch Trains! These special trains will bring you down to Waterville, where the beautiful Naugatuck River closely follows the tracks, crossing under in several places allowing for great views of the river and surrounding scenery.
Tickets available here
Fall Foliage Pumpkin Patch
Fall festival and corn maze (Fair weather growers, Cromwell):
Fri-Sun from Oct4-Nov3
Celebrate fall at the farm with kid friendly activities including Hayride, Scarecrow Walk, Corn Pit, Pedal Go-Karts, Child Hay Maze, Tire Playground, Farm Animals, and Jump Pillow! There will be a giant caterpillar slide, corn maze, and pumpkin patch and tractor barrel train!
Tickets are available online and on gate.
Tip: Frugal Fridays: after 2:00 pm on Fridays all tickets half price http://www.fairweathergrowers.com/fall-festival/
Pumpkin patch trolley (East Windsor):
Fri-Sun from Oct 4 to Oct 27
10 AM-4:30 PM
Enjoy riding on a trolley car to the pumpkin patch field and there each child gets to pick out a FREE pumpkin which they can decorate. Ticket include Fire truck museum which is on the same property as Trolley museum.
Please visit https://www.ct-trolley.org/events/pumpkin-patch/ or call (860) 627-6540 for ticket prices and more info.
7th Annual Harvest Festival (Strong Family Farm, Vernon)
Saturday, Oct 18th, 10 AM-2 PM
A fun time at the farm for the whole family. Enjoy Petting Zoo & Chicken Parade, Games, Crafts and Demonstrations, Food, Fun and More!
Event is FREE
2019 Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Event (Manchester Special Services District)
Oct 18-Oct 26, 8 AM-8 PM
Scarecrows will be on display for 2 weeks, from Saturday, Oct. 12th until Saturday, October 26th. Drop in and say hello to the colorful display of scarecrows from local crafters and vote for your favorite!
Character Toddler Time (Sky Zone, Wallingford)
Sunday, Oct 20
9 AM-11 AM
Visit with Halloween Mickey & Minnie! Trick-Or-Treat around the Park! Costume Contests for best single costume and family costume!
Parents/Guardians do not need to purchase a ticket, just a pair of Sky Socks (if needed) for these sessions.
The Pumpkin place (The Dinosaur Place, Oakdale)
Every Friday-Sunday, Oct 4-Oct 27
5 PM-10 PM
This first, month long Halloween Event is being hosted at the Nature’s Art Village in Oakdale and has Halloween Trails, Bounce houses, slides, inflatables, Corn maze, magic shows and more!
Tickets are available at the door and online (naturesvillage.com). Children under 2 are free.