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Haunted Houses and Halloween events Cape Cod 2017

Halloween will be here before you know it! Here are some haunted houses and not some not so scary haunted happening that will be happening on Cape Cod!

Saturday October 14th

YMCA fall festival 

Join YMCA Cape Cod for some family fun including crafts, games, healthy snacks, pumpkin carving and so much more! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and get a free spin on our special prize wheel!  $5 per person | $20 per family

Friday October 27th

Brewster Ladies Library Halloween Parade 10am 

Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies’ Library! All ages are invited. Wear your costume! We will have a Halloween parade, walk over to the Brewster Store, stop for songs with Cathy Hatch, and then head to Kinlin Grover Real Estate for snacks.This event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Trunk or Treat  First Congregational Church of Yarmouth 5pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat located in our upper parking lot. Additional parking in our lower parking lot and across the street behind the fire dept. building. Safe street crossing will be assisted by lit up trucks and traffic cones.Come trick or treat, or come to set up your own trunk beginning at 4pm. Please avoid scary costumes, as we are encouraging even the youngest of trick-or-treaters!!!

Saturday October 28th

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Green Halloween 

Wear a costume and join the FUN at the annual CCMNH and Brewster Chamber of Commerce GREEN HALLOWEEN event!  New this year: The Local Scoop Pop Mobile, plus The Pirate’s Hideaway, Agway Maze, Crafts, Games, Treats!  $5 Children (3 -16: must be accompanied by an adult) Adults with Children are FREE!

Brewster Baptist Church Trunk or Treat 1230pm

We will be having a fun Trunk or Treat afternoon at Brewster Baptist Church and Northside United Methodist Church. Anyone is welcome!! We will have decorated trunks, music, petting zoo, hot chocolate and coffee. We hope to see you there!


Halloween Family Festival @ Around the gardens Sandwich MA 

There will be lots of Halloween-themed activities throughout the evening, including:

A costume parade
A dance party hosted by DJ Ooch
A photo op in a 1913 Model T Ford
Performances of Thriller by Sandwich Soul, Sandwich High School’s award-winning show choir
A tractor-pulled hayride
Creating a fun Halloween themed craft
Rides on a vintage carousel
Opportunity to enjoy gardens and museum collections of art, artifacts, and automobiles
And more!
Visitors can also support Sandwich’s community partners by participating in these special ticketed activities (special community activity tickets are cash only):

 Tuesday October 31st

Cape Cod Mall Trick or treating  3-5pm

Dress to impress in your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the mall at participating retailers. Trick or Treating is FREE and open to the public.

Hyannis Safe Trick or Treat 4-6pm

Dennis Village Halloween Hootenanny Parade 515-7pm

Safe HALLOWEEN NIGHT Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Join us for a Costume Parade down Rt. 6A in Dennis Village  follwed by MUSIC • DANICING • FOOD • TREATS and FUN  at the Dennis Village Green!

Yarmouth Seaside Festival Columbus Day Weekend 2017

The 39th  annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival will be held on Columbus Day weekend Saturday, October 7through Monday, October 9th . Festival events take place all over Yarmouth, but most are held at .Joshua Sears Memorial Field There will be a craft fair, road race, parade, canoe race, sand sculpting, fireworks and lots of fun, games, rides, food and entertainment.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival Columbus Day Weekend 2017

Saturday, October 7th • Music by: The Minor 3rds, Rock Harbor Band, and The Jacks

Arts & Crafts Fair, Rides & Games, Live Music, Kid’s Entertainment Tent, Pumpkin Carving Demo and Great Food

10:00am–2:00pm • Pumpkin decorating
10:00am • Bed Race registration
11:00am • Racing of the Beds
11:30am • Ready, Aim, Fire – Yarmouth Fire Department in front of Bridgewater State University building
11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm • Mad Science shows and experiments
12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm • Birds of Prey shows
12:30pm • Jaws of Life Demonstration – Yarmouth Fire Department in front of Bridgewater State University building
1:00–1:30pm • Pie Eating Contest – near the stage
3:00pm • Kooks & Spooks Parade – forms behind kid’s tent #1
5:00–8:00pm • Bonfire at Bass River Beach (Smuggler’s Beach)


Tent #1

11:30am, 1:00 and 3:30pm • Toe Jam Puppet Band
12:30, 2:30 and 4:00pm • Cool Banana Wigs
Tent #2

12:30, 2:30 and 4:00pm • BendingGravity Show
12:00, 2:00 and 3:30pm • Bonaparte the Magician Show

Sunday, October 8th • Music by: Kareem Sanjaghi Band, North Country, Crocodile Tears & Patty and The Boyz


8:00am • Road Race Registration – runners parking behind school
9:00am • Seaside Road Race – Along beautiful Bass River
11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm • Mad Science shows and experiments
12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm • Birds of Prey shows
1:30pm • D-Y High School Marching Band – on Joshua Sears Memorial Field
3:00pm • Police K-9 Demonstration – Yarmouth Police Department

12:00pm • Celebrate Autumn In Yarmouth

8:00pm • Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth
Monday, October 9th

9:00am–12:00pm • Sand Sculpture Contest – Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth – Theme: Celebrate Autumn In Yarmouth
9:00am • Canoe and Kayak Race Registration – Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth
10:00am • Canoe/Kayak Race – Up river from Bass River Beach to Wilbur Park
12:00 • After race party and awards – The Riverway Lobster House



AD Makepeace Cranberry Harvest Celebration 2017 in Wareham MA

The  14th annual AD Makepeace Cranberry Harvest Celebration will be held on Columbus Day weekend Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th  10-4pm! It is a great family friendly event!  Rain or shine event AD Makepeace Cranberry Harvest Celebration 2017 in Wareham MA

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals, shop the marketplace with over 40 juried exhibitors from around the region, listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around. Returning this year, you can put on a pair of waders and stand in a bog full of cranberries! Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.

Visitors to the Harvest Celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ and Ocean Spray, are treated to demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, cooking demonstrations, an enormous tent full of juried crafters, paddleboat rides on scenic Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music, and more.

Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and military, and children under 7 are admitted free. Admission includes continuous viewing of our wet harvest operations, animal demonstrations, live music, cooking demonstrations, and many children’s activities. Some activities have fees and others are available by donation to the non-profit organizations that offer them. A portion of the admission fees go to local nonprofit organizations that help staff the event and to local food pantries. Parking and shuttle transportation are free. With the exception of service animals, pets and other animals are not allowed.

A.D. Makepeace Company
158 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, Massachusetts 02571

Harwich Cranberry Festival Beach Day 2017

The Harwich Cranberry Festival Beach Day for kids  is  Saturday  September 9, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Red River Beach in South Harwich MA.  Rain date is Sunday Sept 10th

There will be games, contests, races on the beach for all ages with prizes donated by local businesses. Harwich Cranberry Festival Kids Beach Day 2017

Featuring Magician Sean Burke, Sparky’s Old-Time Hay Rides, farm animal display courtesy of the Cakounes Family, the Barnstable County Fire Safety Van and Cape Cod African Dance and Drum. Touch-a-truck, face and nail painting, arts and crafts, sand sculpting contest for everyone and a decorate-your-bike contest for children 10 and under.

Plus a bonfire ay 6pm

Truro Agricultural Fair 2017

Truro Agricultural Fair 2017 will be held on Sunday September 3rd  from 10-3pm.  

The Truro Ag Fair showcases the Cape’s history, the foods currently grown and harvested, and connects the health of our local food system to our physical health, environment and future. Step back in time and appreciate all that the Cape has to offer: great food, great community and a gorgeous environment we all can support!

The fair is free and open to the public and includes harvest contests as well as pie-eating, pie-baking and barnyard beauty contests. BYO zucchini racecar for our 24’ long Zucchini 500 racetrack (judging starts at noon)! Fiddlers bands play all day; we offer old-fashioned kids games and art-making tables, turnip and rutabaga bowling and lots, lots more.

Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education
8 Truro Center Road, Box 1004, Truro, Massachusetts 02666


Onset Beach Kite Festival 2017

The  3rd  Annual Onset Beach Kite Festival will be held on Saturday September 2nd  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.Come fly a kite with us on beautiful Onset Beach.

Onset Beach Kite Festival 2017

Live demonstrations! Build-a-kite station! There will also be kites for sale brought by local hobby shop Cape Cod Collectibles.

This is a free event to attend. Kites sold separately.

Onset Beach
184 Onset Ave
East Wareham, MA 02538

Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival 2017

The  4th  Annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival will be heldon Sunday   August 27 @ 9am – 6:00 pm   Live music from Noon-4:00 Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival 2017

Quickly becoming one of the favorite events of the Onset Bay Association  artists and budding artists alike come to Onset and spend the day creating their chalk art along the sidewalks surrounding The Bandshell. Spaces are assigned and pastel chalk provided. There will be live music with Bill Reidy from Noon-4, a juried arts and craft fair, a story walk for the kids courtesy of the Wareham Free Library and more!

Live music provided by Bill Reidy. For more info on Bill and upcoming gigs, please visit his website

Registration begins at 9:00. $5 to participate gets you a box of pastel chalks and a space on the sidewalk. People’s choice voting system, winners in several categories will be awarded various prizes! Fun for the whole family!

Free parking is available at Hynes Field, located on the corner of 10th Street and Onset Ave (next to Chuck’s Auto) It’s a 3 minute walk up 10th Street to the Band Shell. Closer pay parking is available on the town pier, 200 Onset Ave, and at the Temple Lot on Union Ave. Handicapped spots (6) available onsite and also at the Temple and Pier lots

For more information on how to register please email This event is free to attend.

Sandcastle Day at Onset Beach 2017

Join us for an afternoon of sand sculpting and beach going fun on Saturday, August 19th from 10-4 on Onset Beach.  

This event is geared towards children, but adults may also participate. Awards and prizes will be given to children only in different categories, TBD.

This event is free to attend and participate in.

Our friend Rodney the Sandman will be on hand to express himself in sand sculpture and to help the children with theirs.

Onset Beach, Onset Ma.

Wareham, MA


West Barnstable Village Festival 2017

The 27th Annual West Barnstable Village Festival will be held on Saturday August 19th  10:00 am – 3:00 pm at along Meetinghouse way in West Barnstable. 

All Family friendly Activities will be held at the community building, Lombard Field, Whelden Memorial Library, the train station, the fire station and Meetinghouse Farm, all along Route 149 in West Barnstable.

9:00am – 3:00pm 1717 Meetinghouse Open for Visitors
9:00am – 3:00pm FARM ANIMALS at Barnstable Farm & Pet
9:45am-10:30am Pre-registration for Games and Races at Lombard Field
10:30am-12:00pm GAMES & RACES at Lombard Field
11:00am-1:00pm LIVE MUSIC: Smoochpaywell sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
11:00am-2:00pm *HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES by Paradise Stables $5
*Sponsored by Cape Cod Duckmobile Tours, Barnstable Farm & Pet and 7 G’s Liquor Store
11:30am & 1:30pm FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING in Front Parking Lot of Fire Station
NATIONAL ANTHEM Sung by: Rev. Peter Hebert, First Lutheran Church
WB CITIZEN of the YEAR AWARD sponsored by Whelden Memorial Library Trustees
12:10pm-12:45pm AMAZING MAGIC of Rich Archer at the Community Building
1:00pm-2:00pm BARNSTABLE POLICE K-9 DOG DEMONSTRATION at Lombard Field
1:00pm-3:00pm LIVE MUSIC at Meetinghouse Farm – TOAST AND JAM
2:30pm FOAM FROLIC by WB Fire Department at grassy knoll by Luke’s Love
3:00pm 50/50 DRAWING / Tickets at Whelden Library and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
3:30pm LAST CALL FOR BIDS at Meetinghouse Farm Silent Auction