As the leaves fall and the winds pick up, you might be wondering what there is to do for a Cape Cod Halloween! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fun events and local happenings to get you in the Cape Cod Halloween spirit! There are plenty of family-friendly ways to celebrate a Cape Cod Halloween as well as a few masquerade balls for adults only.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Halloween Spooky Species
Stop by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster on Saturday October 28th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for a celebration of a family fun Cape Cod Halloween! There’s limited admission at the door, so it’s recommended that you make reservations in advance. Tickets at $8 per person.
Enjoy the Halloween treat stops, play pumpkin putt putt, following the hay bale maze, and take a photo op with the giant black cat. If you show up in a Halloween costume, find the giant mushroom or bring your best joke, there are extra prizes!
Cape Cod Halloween Happening : Crosby Mansion Halloween Spooktacular Show
Come and be magically mystified at the spookily fun show at the Crosby Mansion in Brewster. “Mysto” the master magician will astound the audience of all ages, followed by the ghostly, high-flying show of “Teddy & Eleanor”.
Doors will open 40 minutes before showtime, so come early to be greeted by the ghosts, goblins and ghouls that reside in Crosby Mansion and wander among the ghoulish displays. This haunted house in Brewster is for families, teenagers, and kids above the age of five, however all children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Prepare to be scared!
This production, sponsored by Friends of Crosby Mansion, runs nights October 26th through October 28th starting at 7pm. The Sunday matinee on October 29th begins at 3pm. Tickets are $13.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Scary Haunted House
Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre has created a haunted house to send shivers up your spine and thrill you to the bone. Open the weekends of October 20th-22nd and Oct 27th-30th from 7-9pm each night.
Tickets $10, cash or credit cards at the door, no advance reservations. Not intended for little children
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Halloween Storytime & Parade
On Saturday October 28th at 10:30am don’t miss Halloween Storytime at the West Falmouth Library. Families are encouraged to come in costume to join in the Halloween Parade around the back garden.
For the entire month of October you can enjoy the StoryWalk in Jane’s Garden at the library. The Hallo-Wiener, by Dav Pilkey., features Oscar, a little dog who gets more tricks than treats. The storywalk is available during daytime hours.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Sandwich Halloween Festival
Friday October 27th and Saturday 28th from 4:30 to 8pm at the Heritage Gardens and Museum. Don’t forget to wear your costumes for this festive event.
The grounds are decorated and lit with festive lights, glow-in-the-dark and carnival games, a haunted maze, fortune teller carousel rides, a fire pit for marshmallow roasting and many more treats! Get your tickets early as this popular event usually sells out.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening:Haunted Forest
On October 27th, from 5:30 to 8:30pm, enjoy a guided tour at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in the dark. Tours are staggered every 10 minutes and last roughly one hour.
Follow the lantern-lit trails to meet some interesting characters and learn about our natural environment. Program recommended for ages 3-12 but everyone is welcome.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Halloween on Main (Plymouth)
Head up the coast to Plymouth on Halloween, October 31st, for their annual Trick-Or-Treat Walk throughout downtown Plymouth visiting 70+ downtown merchants. Event starts at Plymouth Memorial Hall with Free Halloween Activities, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating and much more!
Free Parking at St. Peter’s Church and the Bottom Deck of the Parking Garage on South Russell Street. There is plenty of fun for the entire family! For ages 10 and under please. Event runs 3-5pm.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Pumpkin People in the Park
Swing by Gould Park in Chatham anytime from October 14th to October 31st to enjoy the Pumpkin People in the Park. Gone are the whales of the summer, it’s now time for the pumpkin people!
The pumpkins are designed and sponsored by local businesses, organizations, and local folks. Enjoy this fun and creative celebration of the season!
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Art & Souls Masquerade Ball
The 22nd annual ball at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Saturday October 28th at 7:30pm. This year’s theme is “Ghost Light Gala”, featuring DJ Ian Lee, dancing and bone-chilling refreshments.
There will be a cash bar and prizes for the Funniest, Scariest and Best Group costumes. Come and dance the night away as your favorite theatrical character. Tickets $10.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Wicked at Wicks
A Children’s Halloween Celebration at the Falmouth Museums on the Green on October 27th at 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Come down to the Falmouth Museum on the Green for a fun family Halloween event. Costumes are encouraged. $10 per child.
The event will include trick-or-treating at several historic properties including the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House, pumpkin painting, storytelling, and a costume parade. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about local history, including stories about Halloween in Falmouth in years past.
Cape Cod Halloween Happening: Costume Contest & Ball
Stop by the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown on October 28th from 9pm to 1 am for the “frightfully furry” costume ball during the Spooky Bear Weekend filled with events themed from “Possessed III”. A quintessentially ghoulish New England Halloween awaits you as Provincetown hosts a monstrous medley of parties, bingo and drag shows.
Cape Cod Halloween Happenings: Breakfast at the Batwood
This year on October 28th, the Atwood Museum again opens it’s doors to ghouls, ghosts, witches and children. So put on your costume and enjoy a Halloween-themed breakfast and wander through the haunted halls and hear some scary stories in the museum’s galleries.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children, under 4 is free. Both seatings at 9am and 11am are limited so reservation are needed.
With all of the Cape Cod Halloween Happenings, you are sure to find something with just the right amount of spooky fun to help you and your family celebrate the season.