By Alison Geisler
11:25 AM EDT, October 10, 2013
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural. Call (860) 280-3130 for more info. $13-$20.
Dark Manor Haunted House and Graveyard: Oct. 11-Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 17- Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 14, 19 & 26, 12 p.m. 25 Main St., Baltic, (860) 822-TOMB. darkmanorproductions.com. Night visits not recommended for children under age 13. $10-$18.
Dark Walk Haunted Camp Tour: Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 19, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Channel 3 Kids Camp, 73 Times Farm Rd., Andover. Meet at the Channel 3 Kids Camp/ Network parking lot, 23 Rte. 6, for shuttlebus service. darkwalk.net. A haunted woods is the scene for the Dark Walk at Channel 3 Kids Camp. Reservations recommended. $22-$25.
The Haunted Graveyard: Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave., Bristol, (860) 583-3300. hauntedgraveyard.com. A 45-minute walk, complete with zombies, witches, villains and the Grim Reaper. $17.99-$29.99; parking $8.
Haunted Hayrides: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 6:30 p.m., through Oct. 26. Flamig Farm, 7 Shingle Mill Rd., West Simsbury, (860) 658-5070. flamigfarm.com. Spooky hayride with Creeps Around and other haunts. Not recommended for kids under 8. $25.
Haunted Isle: Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, bera.org. Grisly misfits, restless spirits and deranged outcasts, all are dead-set on defending their small, forsaken corner of the world against intruders in this eerie setting, where foolhardy guests walk into a night of novel scares.
Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas: On view through Dec. 15. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-2457. cultureandtourism.org. Exhibit about the origins and myths of the holidays.
The Only Scream in Town: Thu.-Sat. through Nov. 2, 7 p.m. The Only Game in Town, 275 Valley Service Rd., North Haven, (203) 239-4653. theonlyscreamintown.com. Current attractions include, the half-mile Redneck Rampage, the CT D(m)edical Center, Gore Carts, Abyss Family Manor, and Thriller Mini Golf. $10 per attraction.
The Pumpkin Patch: Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, bera.org. A non-spooky fall event for young kids and families.
Rails To The Darkside: Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 7-9:30 p.m. Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Rd., East Windsor, (860) 627-6540. ct-trolley.org. When building the Hartford to Springfield trolley line in the early 1900s, workers encountered a cemetery. Instead of diverting around it, the workers tore up the tombstones and laid the track over the graves. Not recommended for children under 13. $15.
Trail of Terror: Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy., Wallingford, (888) 695-0888. trailofterror.com. More than 30 interactive scenes filled with more blood, gore, and fear than you can stand. $15-$20.
Young Frankenstein: Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m., through Oct. 20. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, (860) 283-6250. thomastonoperahouse.org. Mel Brooks' hit musical send-up of the Frankenstein story. $19.50-$23.
Chowder Days: Oct. 12-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, (888) 973-2767. mysticseaport.org. Harvest celebration featuring a variety of chowders, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage, clam and apple fritters and other seasonal foods prepared by Mystic's Coastal Gourmet. Hayrides, scarecrow building, gourd decorating, face painting and games, too.
Potions - A Halloween Adventure: Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Rd., Orange, (203) 891-2170. orange.lioninc.org. Learn about the concept of matter and how to change matter from one state to another, with the tale of Doolittle - a hidden underground laboratory. For kids ages 4-12.
Monster Stories: Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, (860) 447-1411. plnl.org. Not too spooky stories about monsters, ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
Lantern Tour: Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, (203) 562-4183, ext. 11. evergreencem.org. Learn about famous New Haveners buried there and local spook legends. Pre-registration required. $10.
Sights & Frights: Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-26, 6-9:30 p.m. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, (860) 572-0711. mysticseaport.org. Step back in time and wind your way through a spooky 19th-century village. $12-$13.
Halloqueen 7: Oct. 19, 10 p.m. Exhibit X, 29 Center St., New Haven, (203) 777-7264. newhavenpridecenter.org. Music, drag performances, raffles, a costume contest and more, to benefit the New Haven Pride Center. $5 suggested donation.
Improv Theatre of Horrors with Drama Specialist Ingrid Schaeffer: Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Rd., Orange, (203) 891-2170. orange.lioninc.org. Players will create creepy and spooky improvisations, and learn how to instantly create a character and eerie scene with conflict and a mysterious resolution. Bring an active imagination and a willingness to explore the unknown. No experience necessary. For kids entering grades 6-12. Registration required.
Nighttime Cemetery Tours: Oct. 19 & Oct. 25-26, 6-8:45 p.m.; Oct. 27, 5-7:45 p.m. North Cemetery, N. Main St., West Hartford. (860) 521-5362, ext. 21. noahwebsterhouse.org. Lantern-lit tours of the town's North Cemetery. Reservations recommended. Not recommended for children under 10. $9-$13.
First Sunday Stroll: Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Ye Antientist Burial Ground, Hempstead & Granite sts., New London, ctlandmarks.org. Walking tour of one of New England's oldest cemeteries, presented by Connecticut Landmarks. $5.
What Were Connecticut Witch Trials Really Like?: Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 562-4183. newhavenmuseum.org. Richard G. Tomlinson discusses his book and talks about Connecticut history.
Halloween Ghost Walk: Oct. 23-24, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Old Brick, 103 E. Main St., Clinton, (860) 669-2148. Stroll past historic homes harboring ghostly secrets and tales and through the ancient burial grounds dating back to the 1600s. Three tours nightly, approximately one hour in length. Reservations required. $10.
Halloween Town: Oct. 25, 6 p.m. New London Waterfront Park, 1 State St., New London, (860) 443-3786. newlondonmainstreet.org. Spooky, scary, family-friendly event, with street performers, hayrides, a flash-mob, bounce house, creepy creatures tent, pumpkin painting, a haunted maze, costume contest and trick-or-treating.
3rd Annual Haunted Lanterns Tour: Oct. 26, 6-11 p.m. Derby Town Green, Elizabeth and 5th sts., Derby, (203) 736-1462. Guided tours and ghostly stories of Derby, including a peek at the historic Sterling Opera House, that has been featured on SyFy's "Ghost Hunters." Parental discretion advised. Tours leave every 15 minutes. $5.
Halloween Hysterics at Henry's: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-2457. cultureandtourism.org. Flashlight tours, scavenger hunts, craft activities, special displays on the Whitfield/Salem Witch Trial connection and more.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, (860) 283-6250. thomastonoperahouse.org. Silent film with accompaniment presented by the Connecticut Valley Theatre Organ Society. $12.50-$15.50.
The Big Book Club Frighteningly Delicious Author Event: Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, (860) 510-0473. thekate.org. Featuring author appearances, book signings, interactive art activities, psychic medium Angelina Diana and more. Lunch from Bliss Gourmet, books for sale by R.J. Julia Booksellers. $55.
FrankenFest: Oct. 28-29. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, (860) 447-1411. plnl.org. Two-day celebration of Halloween. Oct. 28, discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Oct. 29, watch the 1931 Frankenstein film starring Boris Karloff. Light spooky refreshments served.
Yale Symphony Orchestra Halloween Show: Oct. 31, 11:59 p.m. Woolsey Hall, Yale University, 500 College St., New Haven, (203) 776-1444.
The Four Seasons Plus All Saints/Halloween Concert: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 50 Emmanuel Church Rd., Killingworth, (860) 663-1800. churchinthewilderness.org. $10.
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