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FAIRFIELD HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Fairfield!



Sunday, October 5


AMBLER FARM DAY: Games, crafts, hay rides, live music, farm animals, pumpkin picking, homemade pies, and the famous apple sling shot. Enjoy a farm-style lunch. 10am. Age: All ages. FREE. Ambler Farm, 245 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton. 203-834-1143. www.amblerfarm.com.

Tuesday, October 7


ZOO TOTS: NOT SO SCARY: Introduces children to animals associated with Halloween. Program includes stories, games, crafts and live animal presentation. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department. 10:30am. Age: TOD. $15 one adult plus one child. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6563. www.beardsleyzoo.org.

Saturday, October 11


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. Also showing at 2:30. 12pm. Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Sunday, October 12


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 12pm and 2:30pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Saturday, October 18


FALL FAIR: Crafts, games, activities, food and live music for the entire family. Tree-climbing, hay maze, pony rides, rock climbing wall and inflatables, pumpkin decorating and more. 11am. Age: All ages. New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. 203-966-9577. www.newcanaannature.org.

Sunday, October 19


HARVEST SPOOKTACULAR: Halloween fun for all ages. Hay bale maze, pumpkin patch. Learn how to turn apples into cider and how wool from a sheep gets spun into wool you can wear. Hayrides and Boo Barn tours. Corn on the cob, pies from Silverman's farm, doughnuts and other seasonal treats, face painting and live music. Children who arrive in costume will receive a special prize and will be able to march in the annual costume parade. 11am. Age: All ages. $10. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. 203-322-1646. www.stamfordmuseum.org.


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 12pm and 2:30pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Tuesday, October 21


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 10am and 12pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Wednesday, October 22


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 10am and 12pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Thursday, October 23


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 10am and 12pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Friday, October 24


HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: Live animals, hands-on activities, treats, games, monster mash dance, storytelling and more. Space is limited, register early. 6pm. Age: TOD, YE, AD. Adults and children $12, Children under 1 FREE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk. 203 899 0606. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.


ENCHANTED FOREST: Come in costume and take a guided walk through the Enchanted Forest discovering the creatures that are awake at night. Join in games, crafts and snack and meet live animals. Guided walks leave on the half hour starting at 5:30 p.m. Call to reserve tickets for one of the following walks: 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. Event is held rain or moonshine. Pre-registration/pre-payment required. 5:30pm. Age: All ages. Adult $12, Children $14. Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. 203-259-6305. www.ctaudubon.org/visit/fairfield.htm.

Saturday, October 25


HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: Live animals, hands-on activities, treats, games, monster mash dance, storytelling and more. Space is limited, register early. 6pm. Age: TOD, YE, AD. Adults and children $12, Children under 1 FREE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk. 203 899 0606. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 12pm, 2:30pm and 5:30pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.


SPOOKY STROLL: Ghosts, witches and goblins are invited to follow a costumed guide through Fairfield's legendary Town Green and Old Burying Ground. 5pm. Age: All ages. Adults $5, Childrn $3. Fairifield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. 203-259-1598. www.fairfieldhs.org.


PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY FOR TEENS: Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 are invited to a pumpkin carving party in the 2nd floor meeting room. Carve a classic jack-o-lantern or create your own design. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so call or email Teen Services Librarian to reserve your place. 1pm. Age: TE. FREE. Greenwich-Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. 203-622-7915. www.greenwichlibrary.org.


HOWL & PROWL, PARADE FOR PETS AND PEOPLE - ADOPT-A-DOG, INC.: Parade and costume contest for people and their pets. Age: All ages. Pre-registration fee for entry in the costume contest is $20 per person or $35 per family until October 10 after which the fee will be $30 per person and $45 per family. FREE. Greenwich Town Hall, Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. 914-948-4264. www.adoptadog.org.

Sunday, October 26


SPOOKY STROLL: Ghosts, witches and goblins are invited to follow a costumed guide through Fairfield's legendary Town Green and Old Burying Ground. 5pm.Age: All ages. Adults $5, Childrn $3. Fairifield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. 203-259-1598. www.fairfieldhs.org.


JUGGLEJOY: Westport Country Playhouse presents JuggleJoy and their bags of tickets and treats in a special Hollow's Day Event including a costume parade for ages 2 - 7. Join Tobasco Peppar and Felicity Fussenbother in this fun-filled-not-too-scary special Halloween show. Spinning plates, disappearing (and reappearing) clowns, balancing on the handlebars of a unicycle, magic tricks, juggling and silly fun! 1pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE by reservation. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. 203-227-5137. www.westportplayhouse.org.


BOO AT THE ZOO: Free admission for children under 12 in costume accompanied by their (paying) families. The event will feature a magician, music, candy, games and crafts. 12pm. Age: All ages. FREE admission for children under 12 in costume accompanied by their paying family members. Adults/Kids over 12 $11, Seniors $9. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6563. www.beardsleyzoo.org.


HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL: High-energy, monster-mash of a musical. Come back to school with a classroom full of movie monster favorites from past and present. 12pm and 2:30pm.Age: All ages. $14. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Wednesday, October 29


HALLOWEEN FAMILY PROGRAM: Spooky time on the farm with master spook Kevin. 2-4pm.Age: All ages. FREE. Ambler Farm, 245 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton. 203-834-1143. www.amblerfarm.com.


HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR: Children will march up Main Street, trick or treating along the way, eventually making their way to Town Hall for more treats. Afterwards, a gathering on the Green will take place with fun-filled entertainment from DJs Music Mania and lots of cookies and juice. Snack and drinks from Parks and Recreation will be available. Don't let the rain scare you, the parade might be canceled but the entertainment will move to the Town Hall Auditorium. 4pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Parks and Recreation/Downtown Merchants Association, Front of YMCA on the Town Green, Westport. 203-227-3887. www.westportdma.com.

Thursday, October 30


ENCHANTED ORCHARD AND ANIMAL SHOW: Enjoy a fun walk in the Enchanted Orchard, an animal show, refreshments and plenty of Halloween treats by the fireplace in our historic red barn. Costumes encouraged. 6pm. Age: All ages. $25/family. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich. 203-869-5272. www.greenwich.center.audubon.org.


CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY: Halloween party. 4pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Greenwich-Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. 203-622-7915. www.greenwichlibrary.org.

Friday, October 31


HALLOWEEN HOOT: Ghouls, goblins and ghosts prowl for free among the sharks, seals and sea turtles. Includes safe trick-or-treating and a costume contest with prizes. 3pm. Age: All ages. FREE admission to all who arrive in costume. FREE. Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk. 203-852-0700. www.maritimeaquarium.org.



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