Thursday, October 6, 2011

Local {Halloween} Activites!

Halloween doesn't just have to be for TRICK-OR-TREATers. I thought it would be fun to find local halloween activities for us adults. Check out the cool things to do below, this October!

Screeeeemfest at Canobie Lake Park - Salem, NH
For an animated look at the spooky park during Screemfest, { clickkk hereeee! } 
85 North Policy Street
Listen. You can still hear the screams…
Long before Canobie Lake became a trolley park and ultimately the amusement park we know today, a village for workers of the Policy Mining Company sat on the very same land. 

A slaughterhouse was built to help sustain the employee population and was half-jokingly referred to by the villagers as the "Dead Shed"- because what went in never came out alive. The butchers of the Dead Shed took their work very seriously, taking pride in the delicacy of the slaughtering process. Slicing through flesh and bone with precision, passionately carving a bloodied work of art for others to consume, the butchers would then hang and cure the meat. Residents of the old mining village would marvel at these edible creations and admired the butchers' ability to provide a meal out of anything and everything that came through the shambled shack. It was also rumored that their skills were employed to deal with disgruntled employees of the mining company. But the butchers could only laugh at that notion.
When the mining village was left deserted at the end of the nineteenth century, the Dead Shed caretakers stayed behind, hoping to serve the next community to settle. Eventually the slaughterhouse and everything in it was left to rot, including the caretakers. The creepy crawlies finally consumed all that was left behind, leaving only the spirits of the butchers to occupy the property. The spirits would continue to gather in the years passing, seeking to resume their original craft. Journey into the Dead Shed if you have the guts-just don't expect to leave with them. (Credit to Canobie Lake's website for this useful information)
--- A haunted fireworks display every Saturday night at 9:30 pm ---

Winnekenni Castle - Haverhill, Ma.
Print a coupon for  a special $3 discount coupon! { Click here! }
Located on Castle Road - 347 Kenoza Avenue

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Night 
at 7pm & Last ticket sold at 10:30pm nightly 

LIVE BANDS in the Rockin' Music Tent 
every Friday night

October 23rd from 12-3pm  

 Kimball Farm Haunted Corn Maze - Haverhill, Ma.
{ Click Here } for some fun corn maze facts & to check out their website! 
Located on 780 East Broadway

Night Maze
Plan to attend one of our "Night and Full Moon Mazes" and have the time of your life!   Flashlights or moonlight help guide you through the corn as you try to find your way through the dark paths.
Also offers a Bruins corn maze, haunted hay ride, full moon maze, giant slides, and pony rides. You can check out the country store, pick a pumpkin from the patch, or pet the farm animals too!

Haunted Maze
Our Haunted Halloween Maze is among the scariest in the area and this year will grow to cover 4 acres of spooky fun. Dress warmly for the haunted hayride , it is the beginning of your scary adventure.  Once at the halloween maze, you will be haunted by ghosts and ghouls of all kinds!

Crescent Farms - Bradford, Ma.
Check out their eerie website { Here!!!! }
140 Willow Avenue
Crescent Farms Haunted Hayride is a tractor drawn hayride which, weaves through the fields, and woods of our farm.  As you travel through the cold darkness be warned that around every corner there may be a frightful scene and behind each and every tree there may be an eerie encounter to greet you!!!   Only the bravest of souls and strongest of hearts should venture on this horrifying journey.

October 14, 15, 21, and 22rd.  
Rides start at 7:00pm, a wagon leaves every 15 minutes, the last wagon leaves at 9:30pm. 

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