Halloween Events in Rhode Island for Kids and Adults
We rounded up thirteen wicked cool Halloween activities for both daredevils and scaredy-cats to enjoy.
Fall is in the air, trees are losing their leaves and adults and children alike are hunting for the best-of-the-best Halloween costume. It’s that time of year again for haunted houses, pumpkin carvings, apple picking and a slew of other fun-filled fall activities.
1. Halloween at the Castle
It’s that time of year again at Barnaby Castle in Providence. Halloween at the Castle is just around the corner on Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Built in 1875, the mansion is hosting a party that includes an open bar, music from Miss Wensday and DJ Dupe, plus tasty treats from local eateries. General admission tickets are $100 per person and VIP is $200 per person. This is a twenty-one and older event. Both ticket levels include entry into the epic costume contest and complimentary valet parking. Proceeds from this event go towards restoration and preservation of the castle.
2. Fear Town Haunted House
Located just over the Massachusetts border deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Make your way down the trail for a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades with monsters coming at you from all angles. This event is not suggested for children younger than twelve. Fear Town is open on weekends through Nov. 9. Times and prices vary. Visit the website for more information or buy tickets here.
3. Haunted Labyrinth
Run by the nonprofit organization Rejoice In Hope Youth Center, Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston is celebrating thirty-five years of being the longest-running haunted house in New England. This is a fun and scary attraction for any age and is open rain or shine. On Saturday nights, you can enjoy deejay Miikey B’s Haunted House party. The Haunted Labyrinth is open until Oct. 31 from 7–10 p.m. Admission costs $12 with cash and $13 with credit cards. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.
4. Field of Screams
Come down to Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm in West Greenwich for Rhode Island’s premier haunted attraction, Field of Screams. Get on a haunted hayride featuring the Dungeon of Doom, Deathcon Haunted Ride and 4-D Cirque Du Souls. These attractions are open through Nov. 2. Prices and times vary. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit the website.
5. Factory of Terror
Find your way through the Factory of Terror. Featuring five spooky attractions including Zella’s Hideaway, Bloodworth Dungeon, Dracula’s Hideaway, Asylum of Screaming Souls and more, this factory is not for the faint-hearted. Open 6:30–10 p.m. Friday–Sunday through Oct. 27, with a special opening on Halloween night. General admission tickets cost $20–$22 and VIP Tickets cost $35–$40. Tickets are available for purchase on factoryofterror.com.
6. Paranormal Investigations
Have a hauntingly good time in America’s oldest mill city with Haunted Illuminations on Roosevelt Avenue. See the sinister side of Pawtucket City Hall and the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House. Hauntings run from 6:30–10:30 p.m. Investigations are scheduled nightly through Oct. 31 and is free to the public. Visit website for more information.
7. H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour and Film Screening
Providence native and cult horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft will be the subject of the annual walking tour and film series during Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival. The tours will route along to the site of Lovecraft’s former home as well as other local landmarks mentioned in his famous stories. The tour will take place on Oct. 26 and 27 and will last for approximately ninety minutes. Tickets cost $22 per person and include the tour as well as admission to Horror Festival screening. Purchase tickets in advance online here.
8. Newport Vineyards CarnEvil Festival
Come one, come all to the fourth annual Halloween CarnEvil at Newport Vineyards on Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. Celebrate at the costume party with spooky performances and devilish deejay beats. This is a costume party strictly for those ages twenty-one and older. Tickets cost $45 per person and will include a creepy cocktail hour with appetizers and one glass of wine or beer, although a cash bar will also be available. Tickets are available for purchase at newportvineyards.com.
9. Ghost Tour at North Burial Ground
Join the Friends of North Burial Ground in Providence for the fourth annual ghost tour. Your tour guide will lead you by lantern light on a walk from grave to grave at dusk as you listen to stories of the lives and deaths of a number of Rhode Island residents. Tours start at about 4:30 p.m. and for an hour. Tour content/themes are aimed at adult audiences. Admission is free but a $5 donation towards the preservation and maintenance of the cemetery is encouraged. Tickets are currently unavailable online, but check here frequently to see if any have been added. Limited tickets will be offered at the door.
10. Spooky Zoo
Spooky Zoo is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Oct. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trick-or-treat on the Treat Trail and partake in more fun fall activities. This event is free with admission and children twelve and younger dressed in costume get in for half-price. All activities are weather permitting and while supplies last! Visit rwpzoo.org for more information.
11. Providence Monster Dash Five-K and Kids Dash
Run through the RIPTA tunnel, but warning, there will be zombies and special effects as you dash to the finish line. The Providence Monster Dash five-k will start on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and the children’s Monster Dash will begin at 9:30 a.m. The first 1,000 people to register will receive a long-sleeved race shirt. Entry fees vary. For course information or to register for the race, click here.
12. Pumpkin Palooza
Ride the pumpkin coach, get lost in the corn maze, make your own scarecrow and play in the hay at Frerichs Farm. Both adults and kiddos alike can enjoy a fall day on the farm with fun activities to suit everyone’s taste. Plus, measure your child’s height against an eight-foot pumpkin in Charlie Brown’s pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Palooza will run on Oct. 26 and 27 for the last weekend of the fall season. Admission is free but some events cost a small price. Click here for additional information.
13. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
No Rhode Island fall is complete without a visit to Roger William Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. See thousands of intricately carved pumpkins through Nov. 3 as you meander through the zoo. Or, hop aboard the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride (for an additional $12) and get an aerial view of the park and admire a sea of jack-o-lanterns from above. Admission costs $15–$18 for adults and $12–$15 for children. Purchase tickets in advance.