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Halloween Happenings 2013

By Shonna McGrail Ryan

Whether you have little ones and are looking for a family friendly fall time celebration, or you are an adult looking for an excuse to dress up and party, Greater New Bedford has a lot going on.  Below is a list we’ve compiled of those events that have shared information with us about their upcoming festivities.  If we’ve missed something please share in the comments section below!

 Family Friendly Events:

1. The Haunted Whale Ship at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

This not-too-scary event takes place on Saturday October 26th from 4:30- 7:30 PM and is geared towards children 12 and under and their parents.  Participants will get to meet ghosts from seafaring history and join in on fun activities such as a costume contest, a haunted scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, refreshments and more!  Tickets are $3 for children twelve and under, and $5 for all others.

For more information, go to: http://www.newbedfordguide.com/the-haunted-whale-ship-a-family-friendly-halloween-event/2013/10/13

2. Halloween Hayride and Party at the Mattapoisett YMCA

This event takes place Friday October 25th at 6 PM and features a halloween hayride and family fun activities for kids of all ages!  Refreshments will be available and there will also be a costume contest.  Tickets are $5 per child.

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/215182075324889/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

3. Audubon Halloween Family Spooktacular at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

This event takes place on Sunday October 20th from 2-4:00 PM and includes a kid-friendly spooky trail hike and special Halloween crafts and activities in the Stone Barn.  Costumes are encouraged!  Tickets are $10 for both children and adult Audubon Member, and $12 for others.

For more information, go to: http://www.massaudubon.org/catalog/listing.php?program_code=238-AP13FA1

4. Fall Fest at Journey Church

This family friendly event is geared towards both having fun and helping the needy!  On October 31st from 5-8:00 PM Journey Church in Fall River will feature games, candy giveaways, music, a bouncy house and a photobooth while gathering donations to help the homeless and needy in the area. For more information about the activities and the types of donations being requested go to: http://journeychurch.ma/fallfest/


A LOT of Halloween Festivities going on!

5.  All Treats, No Tricks Downtown New Bedford

Trick-or-treating in Downtown New Bedford?  That’s right!  Parents can take their children to participating businesses in the Downtown area on October 26th between the hours of 11 AM and 2 PM for some trick-or-treating fun!

For more information and a list of participating businesses, go to: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=623377567698826&set=p.623377567698826&type=1&theater

 21+ Halloween Parties

1. Halloween Party at the American Legion in Fairhaven

Rock Kings and Caution will be teaming up to provide a night of dancing on October 19th, starting at 9 PM.  Costumes are highly encouraged and there is no cover charge!

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/521080354628463/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

2. CD Release Party for The Pourmen at The Inn on Shipyard Park

The Pourmen and special guests The O’Tooles will be performing at The Inn on Shipyard Park in Mattapoisett on October 25th, starting at 9 PM.

For more information, go to : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=733764616650342&set=oa.640369815994449&type=1&theater

3. Silent Disco Halloween Party at Cork

On October 26th from 9 PM from 1:30 AM the upstairs level of Cork will be jamming with a Halloween themed Silent Disco dance party.  Silent Discos are an exciting new way of experiencing music; each participant is given a wireless headphone set that allows them to adjust the volume and choose between two DJed stations.  It should be said that Silent Discos ALWAYS result in dancing and good times.  Costumes are highly encouraged.  Tickets are $20.  If you enter the promo code “treatsNbeats” you will get $5 off your ticket! (limited availability).

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/346450332167370/


Are you heading out as a couple?

4. The Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at Pour Farm Tavern

Pour Farm’s annual Great Pumpkin Beer fest is a wonderful time of year for both beer connoisseurs and Halloween lovers alike.  The festival will be held in Pour Farm and Wings Court on Sunday October 27th from 11 AM- 6:00 PM.  Festivities will include; live music by Viennagram starting at 5, Halloween costume contests, a pumpkin carving contest (come with your pumpkin already carved), a beard and mustache contest (proceeds go to charity) and of course pumpkin and fall beers will be featured!  In addition to all this, Plaga Zombie in America (the zombie film being filmed in New Bedford) will be present with raffles, prizes, chances to win role in the film, Zombie makeup painting and chance to meet the actors!

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/566465493400846/

5. Hollerween Ball at Gallery X

The Dancing Dogs and Kowalski will be performing live music at this halloween party/ fundraiser on October 26th from 9-11:00 PM.  There will be prizes for best costumes and light refreshments/ appetizers.  The suggested donation amount is $10.

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378146702424267

6.  Vampires Ball 2013 at Leplace

South Coast Equality will be presenting its annual Halloween party on Saturday October 26th from 9 PM to 2 AM at Leplace in New Bedford.  There will be a mini-show at 10 PM and a costume contest with a $100 prize!  The cover charge is $5.

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/164050740467110/

7. Homeport Halloween Bash

Miller’s Homeport will be hosting it’s annual Halloween party on October 26th and they expect this to be the biggest one yet!  There will be costume contests, insane Halloween decorations, special Halloween cocktails, giveaways, a raffle and DJ JDubbs will be keeping the music going all night.

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/178954602297804/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 Other Events:

1. Halloween Dog Costume Parade

Pretty Paws Bakery is organizing a Dog Costume Parade on Saturday October 19th at 11 AM in Fairhaven.  Owners are encouraged to dress up as well!

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/prettypawsbakery

2. Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Zeiterion

On October 31st at 10 PM you can view the Rocky Horror Picture Show film with a live “shadow cast” performance.  Dressing up is encouraged and props are allowed excluding open flames and food products.  Tickets are $15 and can be bought here: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/daily_events_list.asp.

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/545631232173978/

 3. 20th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show at UMass Dartmouth

This annual tradition is still going strong at UMass Dartmouth will be showing the audience participation film, Rocky Horror Picture show in the main auditorium.  The showings will be on October 31st at 8 PM, November 1st at 8 PM and November 2nd at 11:59 PM.  Dry props only!  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for UMD faculty, staff and alumni, and $5 for current students.

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/216425165191400/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


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