Whether your children are of the two- or four-legged variety, you have plenty of Halloween choices.
Start getting into the spirit this weekend with the freeHalloween Kids Fest at Andrews’ Farm in East Falmouth, where pumpkin picking is only the beginning. From 11am to 3pm on October Saturdays and Sundays from ColumbusDay on, take tractor rides over their 30-acre farm and a hike through a not-too-scary Haunted Forest (each of those activities is $3 per person, including children). Kids over 12 looking for more intense thrills can brave the Harvest of Horrors, an experience full of scares at every turn as well as nighttime tractor rides. On the same dates, the attraction is open at 6:30 pm, with tickets costing $10 for each activity.
For our littlest locals, it’s all treats and no tricks. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster hosts a Green Halloween celebration on October 27. Starting at 3pm, send your costumed kids on a scavenger hunt, down a treat trail and off to a honey bee jamboree. Adults must accompany children, for whom admission is $5. Or, check out the Halloween Spooktacular at Highfield Hall in Falmouth. Enjoy games, crafts, face painting and a children’s costume contest on October 27 from 12:30-2.
Barnstable’s October Bash on Hyannis’ Main Street promises a full day of kid-friendly events onOctober 26 from 9am – 10pm. Carve pumpkins, partake in a costume parade and enjoy seasonal treats throughout the day. Adults can stick around for the Pumpkin Beer Festival and Masquerade Ball “under the stars” on the Hyannis Green featuring music and dancing. Main Street will host the annual Safe Trick or Treat for children from 4pm to 6pm on Halloween Day, October 31.
Slightly older kids and teenagers will love “Realm of the Undead,” the 31st Annual Haunted House presented by Barnstable High School’s drama club. Get scared October 20-22 and 27-29. Doors open at 6pm and tickets are $10.
Those of us who treat our canines like kids will be paws-itively (yup, we said that) thrilled with the options, including Hot Diggity‘s Annual Howl’
Down Cape dogs, don’t despair. The Cape Cod Dog will be hosting their 9th Annual Halloween Bash, also on October 26, at 11am. Take home a souvenir photo for a donation to benefit C.A.S.A.S (Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter) of Provincetown.