By Mike Sembos
11:15 AM EDT, October 10, 2013
32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. A juried event featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Paintings, photos, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media. Rain or shine. Live music and food. Oct. 12-13. brucemuseum.org
A Haunting at Mill Hill, Mill Hill Graveyard, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. Lantern-lit tours through the graveyard. Admission: $14; $9 for ages 8 to 12. Hours: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, at 6, 7:30, and 9 p.m. 203-846-0525, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
The Art of Mediumship, The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford. Features the topic of spiritualism, seances and ouiji boards, with author Elaine Kuzmeskus talking about how spirits communicate, methods of psychic investigation, and the haunted history of Connecticut. Admission: Tickets are $15 and available by calling 860-280-3130. Hours: Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Information: 860-247-0998 and marktwainhouse.org.
Campfire and Trail Walk, Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. (203) 227-7253. S'mores, a night hike and a campfire. Sat., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. $35. earthplace.org
Fall Break Out Day: Native American Culture: Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. (203) 322-1646. Explore the lives of the Woodland Indians that lived in Connecticut, view native art and photos of Native Americans, hear some folklore and meet some animals that appear in the stories. Mon., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. stamfordmuseum.org
Fall Festival and Scarecrow Competition, Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich. (203) 869-6899. Crafts, colonial games, a harvest tour, prizes, etc. Sun., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. $25. greenwichhistory.org
First Annual Brew at the Zoo, Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 394-6565. German inspired fare, craft beers and live music for adults only. Fri., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. $50. beardsleyzoo.org
Harvest Festival Weekend, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. (203) 322-1646. Apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, a costume parade and other family activities. Sat., Oct. 19 & Sun., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19, Through Oct. 20. $10, Free for children under 3. stamfordmuseum.org
Haunted Graveyard, Lake Compounce, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol. A 45-minute walk, complete with zombies, witches, villains and the Grim Reaper. Admission: $17.99 to $29.99 depending on age and package. Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (through Oct. 27) beginning at dusk each night. 860-491-5131 and hauntedgraveyard.com.
Howl-O-Ween, Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 394-6565. Hayrides, a haunted farmyard, a gruesome greenhouse, a magic show, face painting, candy, etc. Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26, 6:30-10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Through Oct. 26. $12. beardsleyzoo.org
Legends and Hauntings Walking Tour, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. (203) 259-1598. Hear tales of body snatching at the cemetery, ghost legends at the Tavern, and stand on the site where alleged witches were tested. Sun., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. $8. fairfieldhistory.org
Outdoor Adventures: Spooktacular Animal Adventure, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. (203) 322-1646. Animal ambassadors will introduce scary species including a giant centipede and millipede, a tarantula, an anaconda and an owl. Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. $8. stamfordmuseum.org
Pumpkin Patch Train, Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury. 203-778-8337. Take a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum's Pumpkin Patch. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., noon-4 p.m.Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. Sat., Oct. 12, Through Oct. 27. $10. danbury.org/drm
The Rocky Horror Show Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. The theater returns to the original theatrical script for inspiration of this upcoming performance for Halloween this year. $25 for general admission; $20 for students and seniors. 8 p.m. performance on Friday, Oct. 25, is a pay-what-you-can performance. Hours: Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, and 31 at 8 p.m. with additional midnight shows on Oct. 18, 25, and 31. 860-229-3049 and hitw.org.
Scarecrow Making Workshop: Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. (203) 322-1646. Create a scarecrow for display at the nature center's Harvest Festival. Sun., Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Free. stamfordmuseum.org
Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy, Wallingford. More than 30 interactive scenes with freakish characters and lots of blood and gore. Admission: $15 at event; timed ticketing (speed pass), $20 online. Not recommended for children under age 10. Hours: Opens at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27 & Nov. 1 and 2. trailofterror.com.
The Witching Hour, Old State House, Capitol Place 21 Oak St., Suite 605, Hartford. "The Witching Hour" by the Judy Dworin Performance Project, is set in colonial Connecticut and tells the almost unknown tales of the persecution against and resulting in the death of Alice Young of Windsor, the first person hanged for witchcraft in the colonies. Admission: Free. Tue., Oct. 15, a noon. 860-522-6766 and ctoldstatehouse.org.
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