Sixteen ways to celebrate Halloween


Sixteen ways to celebrate Halloween


Friendly Trick or Treat – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3 to 4 p.m., Municipal Center. For children age 5 years and under; costumes encouraged. Start at the Senior Center tent for a bag and map. Visit Town Hall offices plus tables from Homefield Credit Union, Grafton Public Library and UniBank.

Forest of Fear Haunted Hayride – Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., 68 Brigham Hill Road. Sponsored by the Grafton Lions Club. For tickets, visit


Downtown Trick-or-Treat – Thursday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kids can get treats from local businesses; look for the pumpkins in the window for participants.


Community Trunk or Treat – Sunday, Oct. 22, noon to 3 p.m., 100 Campus Drive. Sponsored by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, Greatland Realty and Newmark. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be craft activities, food and snacks, costume contests, music and more.

Trick or Treat, Horribles Parade – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Main Street businesses are holding their annual Main Street Trick or Treat and Horribles Parade on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Everyone is invited to join in their spooktacular costumes and trick-or-treat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the Marlborough High School, joined by members of the Middle School Band, will lead the Horribles Parade from the old Fire Station at 91 Main St. through downtown. All local businesses are welcome to participate.

Also, residents and local groups of any age are also invited to participate in Marlborough Recreation Department Build a Scarecrow Contest. All scarecrows will be showcased at Union Common during the Horribles Parade. There is a limited supply of wooden frames.

Scarecrows must be delivered to the Recreation Department, 239 Concord Road, by Oct. 20. Three scarecrow designers will be selected for a prize based on their design and creativity.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office, 508-460-3770.


Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Senior Center between 2 and 4 p.m. to participate in the pumpkin walk (during Trunk or Treat). Prizes will be awarded – one for children under the age of 18, and one for adults. Voting will be done by Trunk or Treat attendees. Rain date Oct. 26.

Trunk or Treat – Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Senior Center. Local sponsors will decorate their vehicles and pass out candy. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Rain date Oct. 26.


Truck or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Shrewsbury Town Hall. It’s a Big Truck Day with a twist. Children are invited to wear their costumes and collect treats while exploring trucks, excavators, tractors and other heavy equipment. From 9 to 10 a.m., there will be no sirens, lights or alarms.

Spooky House – Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Russian School of Math, 510 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Students in grades K-5 are invited to a fun celebration. Come in costume to solve puzzles, create Halloween art and win prizes. Free and open to all.

Spooktacular – Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road. Wear a costume and enjoy an evening of spooky music and stories for all ages. A freewill offering would be appreciated. Information: 508-845-7286.


Parade & Trunk-or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., Woodward School/Public Safety Building, 28 Cordaville Road. Sponsored by Southborough Recreation and the Southborough Fire Association.

At 2 p.m., costumed families will gather outside the school, and march down the access road to the SFA’s annual Halloween party in the station garage. The firefighters will be giving out treats and judging winners of the costume contest.

Afterwards, party-goers can head back to the Woodward parking lot for Trunk or Treat. Town departments and organizations will have the trunks of their vehicles decorated, and candy will be handed out.

Happy Goat-a-Ween – Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 to 4 p.m., Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road. Children up to 8 years old are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and join us for some fun and trick-or-treating with the farm’s goats, sheep and rabbits. Make a Halloween crafts, take selfies with a pumpkin scarecrow or cuddle with a favorite goat. There will also be a scavenger hunt, Halloween candy and complimentary apple cider. This is a timed ticket event; select a time slot (2 or 3 p.m.) when registering, which is required. Cost – member carload $32, nonmember carload $40. Information: [email protected]


Main Street Trick or Treat – Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m. Rain date Oct. 26. Bring your costumed children for trick-or-treating through Town Hall, the Forbes Municipal Center, the police and fire station, down Main and South streets and more. Sponsored by Westborough Recreation.

Spooky Supper – Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road. Featuring chicken cordon “boo,” Halloween games and music, and a raffle. Costumes encouraged. Admission is $8 per person. RSVP to 508-366-3000 by Oct. 20. Sponsored by the Westborough Senior Center Supporters.

Trunk or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 28, 3-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Featuring a caricaturist, food by Mike’s Ultimate Grille and plenty of fun. The event will be held rain or shine (indoors if it rains).

Trunk or Treat – Monday, Oct. 30, 2-4 p.m., SALMON at Westborough. Looking for a place to go trick-or-treating? Look no further! SALMON Health and Retirement’s Beaumont campus is inviting residents, community members, and families for a “Trunk or Treat” event.

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