Are you looking for Halloween events in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire that are fun and safe for the kids?
The Lake Winnipesaukee area has quite a few events to keep everyone busy. Whether you're young or old, there is something for everyone.
There are not so scary places for the younger ones and some haunted places for those that want to experience some fear.
Here are a few ideas, such as costume contests and "scary" places that can be become traditions in your family.
Sept 16 - Oct 31, 2016 - Beans and Greens Corn Maze
Beans and Greens in Gilford has a wonderful corn maze with the in the dark of night... or in the light of day... Going through a corn maze is fun. You get lost and have fun trying to get out. It opens on the 16th of September for the weekend for the crowd who wants to have a "frightening experience." The maze is open daily from 10am - 5pm and Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10pm. Columbus Day weekend has extended hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 8 - 10pm (weather permitting.) Starting Oct 14th the evening times are from 7-10pm. You must call to make reservations for the evening. Only a limited amount of people are allowed. Call 293-2853. Daytime prices: Adults $7 and Kids 9 and under $5. Evening prices: Adults $9 and Kids 9 and under $7.
Sept 22 - Oct. 31, 2016 - Moulton Farm Corn Maze
Moulton Farm in Moultonboro is celebrating its 16th year of having a corn maze. You can enjoy the full size maze or a smaller version for the very young. The corn maze is open daily from 8am until one hour before closing. Ticket prices are $7 per person and $5 for children 6 and under. For more information contact Moulton Farm.
Sept 24 - Oct 15, 2016 (Saturdays) - Not-So-Ordinary Pumpkin Patch Tours
Join in on a naturalist-led tour of the “Not-So-Ordinary” Pumpkin Patch - an experimental examination of the natural history and taxonomy of pumpkins including about 30 unique varieties of pumpkins that highlight newly developed hybrids and extremely hard-to-find heirloom varieties. Colors range from sun yellow to white and even black and pink varieties. There are varieties that are grown solely for eating their seeds, their beauty, and their culinary use. While you are here, plan to pick your own pumpkins from the more traditional pumpkin patch after the tour. It truly is a wonderful fall tradition to enjoy with family and friends. All pick-your-own pumpkins are Jack-O-Lantern varieties and can be purchased at the Education Center. Registration is required and can be made online www.prescottfarm.org or by calling 603-366-5695. This event takes place every Saturday from 11am-12pm and 1-2pm.
Oct 7-10, 2016 - Columbus Day Weekend Festivities
Beans and Greens in Gilford is throwing a 3-day Columbus Day event on October 7-10, 2016. There are so many activities that will keep you busy all weekend long. There will be hot cider, cider donuts and other snacks available.
Free hay rides, veggie sling shot, corn maze, hay maze, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin carving, and more.
Oct 15, 2016 - Halloween Hoot n Howl - Squam Lakes Science Center
Enjoy an eerily entertaining 40-minute guided tour around the Science Center grounds. Trail walks feature live skits with a seasonal theme and depart every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Come in costume and dress suitably for outdoor weather. After your journey, warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats! Cost: $8/members; $11/non-members $1 off each reservation paid by Friday, October 9 Register by calling 603-968-7194.
Oct 20, 2016 - Pumpkin Carving
Come have some family fun and get ready for Halloween at the same time. Laconia Parks & Recreation would like to invite you to join them in carving your pumpkins. Pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits will be provided as well as hot apple cider and cookies. This is open for families and friends and will cost $8.00 per pumpkin. This event will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Laconia Community Center. You must register by October 16th. Please call 524-5046 to register.
Oct 22, 2016 - Pumpkin Fest
This is a festival for everyone. Pumpkins will be on display all over
downtown Laconia. Bring your own carved pumpkin. Over 30,000 pumpkins are
expected. Lighting of the pumpkins starts at 4:30. By 6:30 all the pumpkins are
lit. There will be a lot of entertainment during the day along with food,
crafts and more.
The festivities begin at 8:30am with a 5 and 10K race,. The festival starts
at 10am. A parade goes through the downtown area with a Pumpkin Coach from
Storyland at 12:30. Pumpkin bowling from 2-5pm, pumpkin count at 8pm. The
Festival closes at 8:30pm. At 8:40pm is the Pumpkin Dump Derby. Plus there
will be places to experience some haunted happenings. For more information
Oct 22, 2016 - Costume Party
If you're looking for Halloween events for the whole family, then you'll have to go to Funspot in Weirs Beach for its an annual Halloween party for the kids. If you dress up in a costume, you'll get free tokens and a small bag of treats. There's also a costume contest. It's great fun for the kids. This event takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00pm.
Oct 22, 2016 - Ghost Encounters
Experience the other-worldly feel of the 200-year-old historic site at Shaker
Village in Canterbury on an October evening. This special night has something
for everyone! Stroll the village for Trick or Treating, hear true Village ghost
accounts from story tellers, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and hot cider
at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume! This event
takes place on Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 from 3-8pm. Ticket prices are $12/adult,
$6/kids, Free/under five. Members half price. For more information, contact
Oct 22, 2016 - Halloween Masquerade Ball
This is one of the Halloween events that takes place aboard the M/S Mount Washington. It features live entertainment, dinner buffet, dancing and best costume prizes. It takes place On Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. You can start boarding at 5:15pm from Weirs Beach. All guests must be 21 years or older. For more information call 1 (888)843-6686 or (603)366-5531.
Oct 23-29, 2016 - Haunted Halloween Hike
Enjoy the 12th annual Charity Haunted Halloween Hike and Hayride. For a truly scary
hike in the woods, you need to check out the Haunted Halloween Hike. You start
off with a scary walk in the woods. They change the
spooky props each year so you'll always be surprised and scared. This is
another one of the favorite Halloween events. At the end there is a bonfire,
bounce house and
goodies to eat. It's located at 142 Calef Hill Road, TiltonCheck out
White Tiger Karate for directions and more information or call 603-998-9012.
Tickets are $5 per person and/or $20 for families.
Fri. Oct 14, Sat Oct 15 from 6pm - 9pm
Fri. Oct 21, Sat Oct 22 from 6pm - 9pm
Fri Oct 28, Sat Oct 29 from 6pm - 9pm
NEW - Enchanted Forest - (Non scary kid time!)
Saturdays and Sundays - Oct, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 from 12pm - 3pm