Halloween & Fall MEGA Fun Guide

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

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher October 8, 2020

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

October 8: Michaels Kids Club Online: Pumpkin Decorations [Online]

October 15:  Michaels Kids Club Craft Stick Scarecrow [Online]

October 16: Dr. Junglestein's Spooktacular Balloon Madness Show with Jungle Jim (age 4-11) [Online]

October 17-30:  Concord Library Scarecrow Festival

October 20:  Michaels Kids Club: Let's Draw Zombie Animals [Online]

October 23:  Submit your pumpkin for NARA's Jack-o-Lantern Spooktacular

October 23: ABFN Halloween Spooktacular Spooky Streets

October 23:  Halloween at deCordova

October 24:  NARA's Jack-o-Lantern Spooktacular

October 24:  ABFN Halloween Spooktacular Spooky Streets

October 24:  Halloween at deCordova

October 24:  Munroe Monster Mash [Zoom]

October 25:  NARA's Jack-o-Lantern Spooktacular

October 25-31:  Halloween Story Walk

October 25:  The Ghost Gala!

October 25:  Halloween Car Parade

October 27:  37th Great Pumpkin Spectacle

October 28:  Halloween Harry's Wacky Wednesday Halloween Fun [Facebook Live]

October 29:  Halloween Fun (Age 5+) [Zoom]

October 30:  Halloween at deCordova

October 30:  Spooky Trivia Night [Zoom]

October 30:  Halloween Family Fun Dance (age 5-12) [Zoom]

October 30:  Outdoor Halloween Storytime & Dance Party

October 31:  Laurie Berkner Live Family Concert ~ Halloween Party!  (age 0-8)  [Online]

October 31 and November 1:  Halloween Hullabaloo at Discovery Museum

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


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8 Ideas to Decorate Wagons, Wheelchairs, & Strollers This Halloween

Easy Halloween Bat Craft for Kids

Macaroni Skeleton Craft

A Hands-On Search for Halloween Treats

Lift the Flap Haunted House


Halloween Seek and Find Sensory Bin

DIY Halloween Silhouettes

Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein


13 Easy Halloween Lunchbox Treats

An Easy Halloween Treat For Your Little Goblins: Monster Apple Bites

Four Kooky Halloween Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Yummy Witches and Spiders and Bats...Oh My

Two Easy Halloween Party Plates

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Spooky Spider Web Hard-Boiled Eggs


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!


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


Thanksgiving Printable Placemat

Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys

Fall Clothespin Fairies

Thankful Thanksgiving, with Printable

Fall Scavenger Hunt and Craft

Colorful Autumn Tree Craft

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Turkey Family Hand Print Painting

Fall Craft: Leaf Man & Fall Fox

Create a Fall Tree Sun Catcher

Craft a Pinecone Turkey

Make a Family "Thankful" Board

Cereal Turkey: Thanksgiving Craft for All Ages

Turkey Treat Bags


Butternut Squash Bake

Easy Apple Crisp

Apple Nachos

Turkey Fruit Platter

Welcome Fall with Delicious Pumpkin Bread!

Fall Treat: Apple Cider Floats

Apple Pudding: My Grandma's Recipe

Macaroni Menu: Turkey Cookies

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