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Halloween & Fall MEGA Fun Guide

Events, activities, crafts, recipes and more for Halloween and Fall in the Acton-Lexington area!

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher September 19, 2022

Our Halloween & Fall MEGA Fun Guide for Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard and beyond has everything your family needs to make the season fun!  Things to do, farms, Halloween events, Fall and Halloween recipes, crafts and events and so much more!

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First, visit our list of plan-ahead Halloween events -- many of these require advanced ticket purchases.

Second, check out the smaller local and online Halloween events from our event calendar:

Note that many of these events required advance registration

Halloween events:

October 10: Acton Trunk or Treat

October 11-31: 7th Annual Scarecrow Festival at Concord Main 

October 17: Halloween Story Time Takeover at Concord Conservatory of Music

October 17: Maketober Monday at Acton Memorial Library 

October 18: Pumpkin Decorating at Maynard Library

October 19:  Haunted Gingerbead House Workshop at Wilson Farm

October 19-20: Spooky Story Walk at Sargent Memorial Library

October 21: MonsterBash at Acton Rec Center

October 21: Halloween at deCordova

October 21: Pumpkin Decorating at Maynard Library

October 21: Halloween Tales Lantern Walk (Ages 6 and under) at Hartwell Tavern

October 21: Halloween Tales (ages 7+) at Hartwell Tavern 

October 21: Free Fall-O-Ween Children’s Festival at Boston Common Frog Pond

October 22: ABFN Spooktacular Halloween Party

October 22: Concord Family Network Halloween Party at Verrill Farm

October 22: Bedford Family Connection Annual Halloween Party

October 22:  Family Halloween Goat Yoga at Chip-in Farm

October 23: Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

October 23: Family Halloween Goat Yoga at Chip-in Farm

October 24: Movie Monday: "Hocus Pocus" at Sargent Memorial Library

October 24: Pumpkin Decorating Party at Concord Main Library 

October 24: Maketober Monday at Acton Memorial Library

October 25:Teen Spooky Density Jars and "Bloody" Lava Lamps at Maynard Library

October 26: Teen Craft Night Acton Library: Origami Pumpkins

October 27: Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts at Cary Memorial Library 

October 27: The Great Pumpkin Spectacle at Gleason Public Library

October 27: Maynard & Hudson Downtown Trick or Treat from 4 to 6 PM

October 27: Trick or Treat on Thoreau St. Concord from 4 to 6 PM

October 28: Bedford Trunk or Treat at Whole Foods 

October 28: Halloween Sense-ational Scavenger Hunt at Discovery

October 28: Halloween Tales Lantern Walk (Ages 6 and under) at Hartwell Tavern

October 28: Halloween Tales (ages 7+) at Hartwell Tavern 

October 28: Halloween at deCordova

October 28: Lexington Haunted House 

October 28: Halloween Teen Dance Party at Magenta Dance Place (Age 12+)

October 28 & 29 : Spirits of the Old Manse

October 29 & 30: Halloween Hullabaloo at Discovery

October 29: Ghostly Gathering at APEX Entertainment

October 29: Pumpkin Palooza at Lincoln Library

October 29: Halloween Party at Jam Time

October 29: Ghouls Night Out at Boxborough Gymnastics Center

October 29: Halloween Eve at Hartwell Tavern

October 29: Ghosts & Graces - Guided Tour

October 29: Sleepy Hollow 5K & Fun Run

October 30: Lincoln Trunk or Treat at Fall Fest

October 30: Concord Trunk or Treat 

October 30: Trunk or Treat at Mt. Calvary

October 30: Trunk or Treat at Acton Congregational

October 30: Boxborough Public Safety Trick or Treat

October 30: Halloween in the Morning Mists at de Cordova

October 30: Trick...Or Twirl! at Acton-Boxborough Dance Center

October 30: Hillside Halloween at Fruitlands Museum

October 30: Family Halloween Goat Yoga at Chip-in Farm

October 30: Halloween Kids Dance Party at Magenta Dance Place (Age 5+)

October 30: Little Red Riding Hood in the Haunted Barnyard

October 30: Lex FUN! Halloween Carnival

October 31: Halloween Trick or Treating at Acton Memorial Library

October 31: Creepy Carrots! Story and Craft at Acton Memorial Library 

October 31: Carlisle Center Park Halloween Event 

October 31: Carlisle Trick or Treat 6 - 8 PM

October 31: Town of Acton Trick-Or Treat 6 - 8 PM & Recommended Neighborhoods


Know of another local family-friendly Halloween event?  Email the details to me!


Make Halloween extra-special by "Boo'ing" your friends and neighbors!


Tips

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Halloween Episodes From Your Kids Favorite Shows!

Best Halloween Movies for Kids, Tweens, & Teens

Why Teal Pumpkins Mean Halloween Fun for All Kids

The Switch Witch Can Switch it Up For You

9 Ways to Use That Leftover Halloween Candy

110 Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas

Crafts

How To Make Puffy Candy Corn Slime

DIY Halloween Silhouettes

6 Easy Halloween Crafts & Activities For Your Kids

No Knives Needed: Here's 4 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas Your Kids Can Do



Check out our Fall Farm Guide for information on apple-picking, corn mazes, hay rides and pumpkin patches!

Print out our Fall Fun List for all kinds of ideas!

Fall events:

October 1: Maynard Fest

October 1: Carlisle Harvest Fair

October 1: 184th Annual East Village Fair

October 2: LexFarm Harvest Festival 

October 8: Annual Lexington Discovery Day

October 8-10: Hollis Hills Farm Fall Festival

October 15: Lexington Harvest Fest!

October 15: Harvest Fest at Milldam Nursery School, Concord

October 15: Annual Harvest Festival at Verrill Farm

October 15: Trucktober in Burlington 

October 15 & 16: 7th Annual Apple Festival at Carlson Orchards

October 14-16: Hay Maze at Wilson Farm 

October 21-23: Hay Maze at Wilson Farm 

October 22: First Baptist Church's 62nd Annual Fall Fair

October 22: LexDoingGood 

October 28-31: Hay Maze at Wilson Farm 

October 30: Lincoln Fall Fest

October 30: Lexington Pumpkin Fest



Tips

DIY Simmering Scents: Bring the Smell of Fall Into Your Home

Find Your Fall Family Fun with Our ABC Fall Bucket List!

Make It: Fill This Fall "Bucket" List with Family Fun

Crafts

5 Easy Upcycled and Recycled Crafts for Fall

4 Fall Fun Sensory Projects for Toddlers

Pumpkin Play Dough With Just 5 Ingredients

Thanksgiving Printable Placemat

Recipes

Caramel Apple Cookies

Butternut Squash Bake

Easy Apple Crisp

Apple Nachos



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