Festival (Fall)

Editors’ Choice 

Haunted Happenings, Salem

Standout Qualities: This monthlong October celebration of all things Halloween and fall in New England draws more than a quarter of a million visitors each year. Events include a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights on Salem Common, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical performances. 

Fun Fact: The Halloween Party at the Hawthorne has been a tradition for over 20 years and is the “place to be” in Salem on All Hallow’s Eve.

What’s New: Following the Haunted Happenings Parade on October 5, CinemaSalem will host Wicked Shorts, a free evening of short films in consideration for the first annual Orlok Award, named in honor of Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery’s 10th anniversary.

Downtown Salem, hauntedhappenings.org


Readers’ Choice 

Haunted Happenings, Salem