15 Great Ways to Spend Halloween Weekend in Worcester

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

It appears nature is aligned for a frighteningly fun Halloween night! It’s Halloween weekend AND a full moon.

Treat your little pumpkins to a devilishly delightful Halloween all around the Worcester area or in your own home. Scare yourself silly with spooky events or wholesome entertainment for all ages. 


Enjoy treats without the tricks this Halloween at Old Sturbridge Village!

Old Sturbridge Village is opening their doors to guests after hours for their Phantoms and Fire event. Get ready for a chilling night of storytelling, live music, scavenger hunts, and delicious food.

Tickets are $16 for adults and you must reserve your time slots.


You’re in for a spooky ride at Century Sportmans Club in Auburn! 

Travel down to the Century Sportsman Club located on 531 Rochdale Street in Auburn for their Haunted Hayride. For safety, all tickets must be pre-purchased ahead of time to reserve your time slot. 

Tickets cost $15 per person and the wagon runs every 20 minutes. 


Keep your eyes on the road this Halloween at Timberyard!

Load the family into the car and drive down to Timberyard Brewing Company on 555 East Main Street in East Brookfield. This year they have constructed a Haunted Drive-Thru that can substitute any cancelled trick or treating. 

It costs every car $20 to enter. 


You don’t need to go door to door to trick or treat this year! 

Davis Farmland is inviting your children to a scary good time with Halloween activities all Saturday long. Children 12 years and younger are encouraged to dress in their costumes and trick or treat this weekend on the farm. Trick or treating will take place from 11 AM and 2 PM. Pumpkin painting will take place at 3 PM for an additional charge. 

General admission is $24.95. 


Wear your costumes for thrills and chills at Southwick’s Zoo! 

This Halloween Southwick’s Zoo is holding their Zoo Boo event! You will be able to drive through the zoo to marvel at spooky decorations and animals receiving fall themed enrichment! Zoo Boo is included with zoo admission; you must purchase tickets in advance. 

Tickets for adults are $25 per person and children are $20 per person, but children can get in for free if they wear costumes. 


What is Halloween without the iconic horror movies? This Halloween you can watch horror classics on the big screen!

508 Intl is hosting their Drive-In movie nights at 219 Brookfield Road in Charlton. Halloween night they will be playing the double feature the Driller Killer (1979) and Habitual (2020). Tickets are $35 per carload. 


This Halloween you can get all dressed up and have somewhere to go! 

Ride your broomsticks all the way to Tower Hill Botanic Garden this 31st. You can enjoy the crisp fall air, wear your best costumes, and admire the final day of their Mystical Creatures exhibit. Plan your visit by ordering your ticket online. 

Tickets are $16 for adults and $6 for children. 


Celebrate the holiday Thursday through Saturday night! 

Pull up a stool and grab a drink Halloween weekend at the Pregame Pub in Worcester.

To kick off their Halloween weekend, the Pregame Pub will be featuring $5 drink specials to complement their food specials. Wear your best costumes to win some prizes!


Bring your little ghouls and ghosts to a COVID-safe Halloween event! 

Camp Marshall at 92 McCormick Road in Spencer is transforming its camp ground into a Trunk or Treat event. All participating cars will be decorated and everyone is encouraged to wear their best costumes! 

Children of all ages will receive individually wrapped candy to celebrate the season in a safe and fun manner. All COVID-19 guidelines must be followed, including wearing a mask. 


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Scare yourself silly with ghost stories! 

Historic Sotterley is haunting your household with videos of frightening stories with their “Haunted Nights” Ghosts of Sotterley Reimagined event. You can access this free event on their Facebook page, YouTube, and their website. 


You don’t need to dress like a detective this Halloween to look for clues!

Act like a sleuth this holiday to try to solve the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Mystery at the Museum event. Get together with a few friends or family members on zoom for an interactive whodunit. You will be able to inspect the clues and interrogate the suspects to solve the mystery. Sign up on their website. 

The event costs $10 for non-members and $5 for members. 


Join in for a search for the phantom of the opera! 

This Halloween you are invited to virtually go ghost hunting in Bangor, Maine! Tour the historic Bangor Opera House alongside the Penobscot Theatre Company. 

Known for its paranormal activity, the Bangor Opera House will entertain any thrill seeker. Tickets are $25 per household. 


Get your pets ready for Howl-o-ween! 

Your animals will be barking, meowing, and chirping in excitement for this year’s Virtual Pet Costume Competition hosted by Femme and Fidos. Dress your pets up and enter them into any of the three categories, including best pet and human costume, most scary, and best overall. Winners of the contest will receive a prize basket filled with decorated treats, dog toys, a $50 door dash gift card, and a $50 giftcard for any Femme and Fidos service. 

You can enter by posting your picture on their event page with your name in the comment section. 


Spend your Halloween night tuning into a chilling livestream! 

This Halloween, you can watch a seance that takes place in the house most famous for its association with The Conjuring (2013) horror movie! Rumored to be the most haunted house in America, paranormal investigators and guests will film the activity that takes place within the house! 

You can purchase $5 tickets for an access code for the livestream. 


Carve up entertainment that will put a smile on your faces! 

This Halloween, your family can enter into the 2020 Family Pumpkin Carving Contest hosted by The Courageous Steps Project. The winning family will win gift card prizes. It costs $4.99 to join in on the fun and to support their organization. 


Lead photo credit: Edited – Eric.Ray on Visual Hunt / CC BY

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Heather Cameron is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Education and a Master's degree in English. She is an adaptable writer and has worked with multiple genres including literary analyses, book critiques, ethnographies, how-to-guides, and an extensive Master's thesis that focused on the field of journalism. She is excited to contribute to a news source that concentrates on a city that holds many wonderful memories for her.