Halloween Horribles Parade
Annual Halloween parade sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association. On Sun., 10/29, 5 p.m. March down Main Street from Benoit Square to St. Mary’s Church. FREE. Meet at Benoit Square, where Main Street and Adams Street merge.
Prizes are given to: Most Horrible, Most original, Most beautiful. First, second and third place in each group: Toddler to 4 year old, 5 to 7 years old, 8 to 12 years old, 13 to 16 year old, Adults. FREE treat bags and FREE Hot Chocolate.
On Fri. & Sat., 10/28 & 29, from 5:30–8 p.m. The Acushnet DPW once again sponsors the Haunted Hayride at the Senior Community Center, 59 1/2 South Main Street, Acushnet. Take a ride along our haunted trail…if you dare! Free, open to the community. Please park in the lot when attending this event and not on South Main Street.
The popular Haunted Whaleship family-friendly event returns to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, on Friday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests can meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past and head out on a scavenger hunt while roaming the spooky galleries of the century-old Museum. The not-too-scary fun includes a scavenger hunt, a costume parade, arts and crafts, and refreshments. The event is geared to children 12 years of age and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Haunted Whaleship tickets are $5; children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 508-997-0046, Ext. 100, at the door, or online at whalingmuseum.org.
Boo at the Zoo
At Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, Oct. 27–30, 6–9 p.m. For families with children of all ages to get together for a night of slightly spooky fun. Kids can dress in their favorite costume and climb aboard the Spooky Express train ride through Pirate’s Cove, take a spin through the jungle on the wild carousel, stroll down the Trick or Treat Trail, explore Outer Space, creep through the maze in Witches’ Corner and more! Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags. All the proceeds from “BOO at the Zoo” support the Zoo’s educational and family programs.
Member: Adult $11, Child $7. Non-member: Adult $16, Child $12. Rides are included in the price of admission. Children under 3 are free.
Also back by popular demand is “Baby BOO at the Zoo”, which will take place on Tuesday, October 31st from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is geared toward the littlest ghosts and goblins with a variety of fun activities, including a Halloween parade, a number of exciting animal encounters and contests for Cutest Costume, Best Animal Costume, Best Parent-Child Costume and Most Creative Costume.
For Baby Boo at the Zoo, admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children; non-members: $15 adults and $10 children; and under age three is FREE.
For more information, visit www. bpzoo.org or call 508-991-4556 Ext. 119.
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