Courtesy of the Gocester Scarecrow Festival.

10/19 Glocester Scarecrow Festival

Why: See dozens of scarecrows line Chepachet Village, sip piping hot drinks and munch on apple cider doughnuts to get into the fall feel. Awards will be given out to the best scarecrows. Entertainment and more food will be available along Putnam Pike and face painting, plus pony rides and rabbit displays will keep the kiddos busy. Rhode Island folk duo, Atwater-Donnelly, will perform live music, too. The scarecrows will remain up for viewing until November 3.
Where: Chepachet Village, Main St., Chepachet.
More Info: Visit glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.

Oct
17
Thu
Family Fun Nights at Roger Williams Park Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 17 all-day
Family Fun Nights at Roger Williams Park Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for a series of fun, family-friendly nights packed with music, entertainment, costumed characters, special guests and plenty of surprises. Each week offers a unique theme and different visitors, and children twelve and under are encouraged to come in costume! Participation in Family Fun Nights is included in the price of Zoo admission.

Fairy Tale Nights
Oct. 9 and 10
6– 8 p.m.
Our Fairy Tale Nights will whisk you away to a magical realm of enchanting princesses, charming princesses, and more! Be sure to snap a photo with Belle, Beast, Princess Fiona, Shrek, and even more iconic Fairy Tale characters.

Video Game Nights
Oct. 16 and 17
6– 8 p.m.
Calling all gamers! Level up at our Video Game Nights to meet Super Mario, Princess Peach, Pacman, and even take a picture with Batman and Robin beside the Batmobile! Join in on the fun with exciting games and activities throughout the night!

Marvel Superhero Nights
Oct. 23 and 24
6– 8 p.m.
Comic book fans can stand alongside their favorite Avengers and other Marvel characters at Superhero Nights! Meet Iron Man Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor, and more— and be sure to snap a picture with your favorite hero!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.

Oct
18
Fri
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.

Oct
19
Sat
H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life @ John Brown House Museum
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm
H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life @ John Brown House Museum | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Each year in August, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of the birth of H.P. Lovecraft with a walking tour of spaces and places that were important to his life and his work in Providence. Born in 1890 and writing through his death in 1937, Lovecraft‘s acclaim as a genius of occult and horror fiction lives on. Passages from his Providence-based stories (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” “Haunter of the Dark,” “The Shunned House”) and excerpts from his personal correspondence offer astounding detail about his life and his work. Amazingly, most of the Providence sites that meant so much to the author in the 1920s can still be seen today. Providence native H.P. Lovecraft’s sci-fi and horror stories are known the world over. See the city through this legendary author’s eyes as the passages of his work are connected with locations around the East Side.

Fee: August – $15, $12 for members of Rhode Island Historical Society. October – $22, which includes walking tour and film screening in collaboration with the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival. Tour departs from the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. 1.75 miles of level walking through city streets.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.

Oct
20
Sun
H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life @ John Brown House Museum
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm
H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life @ John Brown House Museum | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Each year in August, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of the birth of H.P. Lovecraft with a walking tour of spaces and places that were important to his life and his work in Providence. Born in 1890 and writing through his death in 1937, Lovecraft‘s acclaim as a genius of occult and horror fiction lives on. Passages from his Providence-based stories (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” “Haunter of the Dark,” “The Shunned House”) and excerpts from his personal correspondence offer astounding detail about his life and his work. Amazingly, most of the Providence sites that meant so much to the author in the 1920s can still be seen today. Providence native H.P. Lovecraft’s sci-fi and horror stories are known the world over. See the city through this legendary author’s eyes as the passages of his work are connected with locations around the East Side.

Fee: August – $15, $12 for members of Rhode Island Historical Society. October – $22, which includes walking tour and film screening in collaboration with the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival. Tour departs from the John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. 1.75 miles of level walking through city streets.

Happy Halloween House presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Happy Halloween House presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre @ Scottish Rite Auditorium | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Happy Halloween House will be back this October 19 and 20 and it’s not to be missed! The perfect adventure for families with children who might be afraid of the typical haunted houses that are everywhere during the Halloween season.

What will you find? Fairytale characters at every turn waiting to greet your child. A guided walk through Fairytale Land with a favorite character where you and your family can interact with the Frog Prince, talk with one of the three Bears, sing along with Snow White, dance with Cinderella and drop off a non-perishable item to Granny (who will make sure it gets delivered to the RI Food Bank).

We are also looking to expand the experience with added booths and food available to make the time there extra special. Stay tuned for the next newsletter for details.

Tickets are $10 each, $8 each for a family or group of five or more. Our Halloween House is located inside the Scottish rite Auditorium on 2115 Broad Street in beautiful Pawtuxet Village in Cranston right in front of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Easy to get to with plenty of free parking!

Check our website for links to purchase tickets online and to hear testimonials from the families who attended last year.

HappyHalloweenHouse.com

Happy Halloween House presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Happy Halloween House presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre @ Scottish Rite Auditorium | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Happy Halloween House will be back this October 19 and 20 and it’s not to be missed! The perfect adventure for families with children who might be afraid of the typical haunted houses that are everywhere during the Halloween season.

What will you find? Fairytale characters at every turn waiting to greet your child. A guided walk through the Fairytale Land Forest with a favorite character where you and your family can interact with the Frog Prince, talk with one of the three Bears, sing along with Snow White, dance with Cinderella and drop off a non-perishable item to Granny (who will make sure it gets delivered to the RI Food Bank). There will be face painting, a coloring booth, character photos, Kaleidoscope’s first costume sale and more!

Tickets are $10 each, $8 each for a family or group of five or more. Our Halloween House is located inside the Scottish rite Auditorium on 2115 Broad Street in beautiful Pawtuxet Village in Cranston right in front of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Easy to get to with plenty of free parking!

Check our website for links to purchase tickets online and to hear testimonials from the families who attended last year. www.HappyHalloweenHouse.com

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.

Oct
21
Mon
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.