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KIDS HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY - 2009

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by Rebecca Forbes

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Find out where all the fun-filled Halloween events and activities for kids and families are in Fairfield County. Spooky storytelling, trick-or-treating, costume contests, festivals, parties... it's all here!

 

Thursday, 1

HAUNTED FARMYARD: Guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through. Through November 1. 9am. Age: All. Adults $11, seniors 62 and older and children 3-11 $9, children under 3 FREE. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6565. www.beardsleyzoo.com.

Saturday, 3

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: Visit the Pumpkin Family display and climb through the hay bale maze, then stop by the garden to see how pumpkins grow. Take a leaf-peeping hike through the deciduous forest and say hello to the animals on the farm. 10am. Age: All. Adults $8, senior citizens over 65 and students over 18 $6, children 4-17 $4, children 3 and under FREE. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. 203-322-1646. www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Sunday, 4

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

Saturday, 10

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: Get your spook on with the ghoulies of this high-energy performance. 12pm and 2:30pm. Age: All. $15.50, subscriptions available. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport. 203-576-1636. www.dtcab.com.

Sunday, 11

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10.

Tuesday, 13

ZOO TOTS: NOT SO SCARY: This monthly program for children 18 months to 3 can include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. Call to pre-register. 10:30am and 1pm. Age: TOD. Adult and one child $15. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6565. www.beardsleyzoo.com.

Thursday, 15

HALLOWEEN MAZE: Enjoy Halloween jokes, fun facts, riddles, and seek-and-finds as you travel through Stepping Stones new 1,400-square-foot outdoor Halloween Maze in the museum's Celebration Courtyard. 10am. Age: All. $9, children under 1 FREE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk. 203-899-0606. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Friday, 16

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: Children and families are encouraged to visit in costume and enjoy the new Halloween Maze, games, hands-on activities, nocturnal animals, tasty treats, storytelling, a dance party, and more. Reservations required. 6pm. Age: All. $12, children under 1 FREE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk. 203-899-0606. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

GHOST HUNTER LORRAINE WARREN: For more than 45 years, Lorraine Warren has investigated the realm of the supernatural throughout America, Europe, and Australia. Hear what she has to say about the more than 3,500 cases of psychic phenomena that she researched. Held in the Carousel. For tickets, call 203-332-4243. 8pm. Age: TE, AD. $20. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6565. www.beardsleyzoo.com.

Saturday, 17

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10.

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: See October 16.

Sunday, 18

HARVEST SPOOKTACULAR: Hayrides, apple-cider-making demonstrations, and other activities. Wear your costume and enjoy some Halloween treats. 11am. Age: All. $10. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. 203-322-1646. www.stamfordmuseum.org.

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10.

11TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Enjoy games, a corn maze, arts and crafts, face painting, live music and entertainment, ponies, and more. Presented by the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association. 12pm. Age: All. FREE. Fleetwood Village, Gramatan Avenue, Fleetwood. www.fleetwoodneighbors.org.

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

Tuesday, 20

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

Wednesday, 21

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

Thursday, 22

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

Friday, 23

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: See September 16.

HOWL A WEEN: Calling all ghosts and goblins! Spend a frightful evening at the zoo, featuring a Bigfoot Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, and a Mystery Maze. Admission includes free face painting, kettle corn, and candy. 6pm. Age: YE, TW. $6 per person. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6565. www.beardsleyzoo.com.

Saturday, 24

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10. 12pm, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm.

HOWL A WEEN: See October 23.

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH: See September 16.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See different scarecrows that show up for the zoo's 2nd Annual Scarecrow Competition and vote for your favorites. Through November 1. 9am. Age: All. Adult $11, children 3-11 and seniors 62 and over $9, children under 3 FREE. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6565. www.beardsleyzoo.com.

Sunday, 25

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10.

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

BOO AT THE ZOO: This afternoon includes music, harvest hayrides, face painters, the scarecrow competition, and Haunted Farmyard. Kids under 12, come in costume and get in FREE (with paying adult). 12pm. Age: All. Adult $11, children 3-11 and seniors 62+ $9, children under 3 FREE. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 203-394-6563. www.beardsleyzoo.org.

Monday, 26

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

Tuesday, 27

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

Wednesday, 28

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

GHOST STORIES FOR KIDS: Listen to tales of local ghost legends like hermitress Sarah Bishop, and the legendary Leatherman, whose death hasn't stopped him from roaming the countryside. Pre-registration is required. 2pm. Age: TW. FREE. Lewisboro Library, 15 Main Street, South Salem. 914-763-3857. www.lewisborolibrary.org.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

Thursday, 29

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

Friday, 30

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

HOWL A WEEN: See October 23.

FRIGHT NIGHT: Travel throughout the farm for scary stories and a haunted hayride. The night will also include Halloween activities and snacks in the Carriage Barn. For children in grades 3-5. 6:30pm. Age: YE, TW. $25. Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton. 203-834-1143. www.amblerfarm.org.

HALLOWEEN HOOT: The seasonal celebration includes safe trick-or-treating throughout the aquarium and a costume contest. Anyone in a costume gets in FREE. 3pm. Age: All. Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk. 203-852-0700. www.maritimeaquarium.org.

Saturday, 31

PUMPKIN PATCH WEEKENDS: See October 3.

HALLOWEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2: See October 10.

OVER THE TOP: See October 29. 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm.

HALLOWEEN MAZE: See October 15.

SCARECROWS ON PARADE: See October 24.

HOWL A WEEN: See October 23.

HALLOWEEN: TRICK-OR-TREAT AND SEA MONKEYS: Have a frightfully good time at the museum. 12pm. Age: All. Adults $7, seniors and college students $4, K-12 teachers and children 18 and under FREE. Tuesdays FREE. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield. 203-438-4519. www.aldrichart.org.

TRICK OR TREAT AT MYSTIC SEAPORT: Go in costume for trick-or-treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls. Bring a trick-or-treat bag. Park in Seamen's Inne parking lot; walk across to the North Entrance. Enter the Library Gate and follow the pumpkins. A map of locations throughout our riverside village is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to 860-572-5322. 4pm. Age: TOD, YE. $2 per child. Mystic Seaport: Museum of America and the Sea, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic. 888-973-2767. www.mysticseaport.org.

 


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