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South of Boston Papa Ginos Fire Station Open Houses October 2017

Each October, Papa Gino’s teams up with local fire departments to promote fire safety. The Fire Prevention Open House program, which has grown to include more than 100 fire stations throughout New England, demonstrates Papa Gino’s real commitment to the community. The company provides press and educational materials that fire stations can use during their school outreach programs. They also provide pizza and activity sheets during the stations’ open house events for the children who visit. In most locations, kids will have the opportunity to explore a safety house as well as check out the fire trucks.  

This open house is held in recognition of National Fire Safety Month in October. Participants will receive safety tips, including “stop, drop and roll,” how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room. Papa Gino’s, the Dedham-based pizza chain, will also provide free pizza

Here are South of Boston locations for Fall 2016

Saturday October  7th

Brockton 10-2pm

Holbrook 1030-130pm

Sunday October 8th 

Halifax 11-3pm

Hanson 11-3pm

Plymouth 11-2pm

Monday October 9th 

Whitman 11-2pm

Saturday October 14th

Easton 10-2pm

Plympton 10-2pm

Stoughton 1030-130pm

Marshfield 11-2pm

Randolph 1-3pm

Sunday October 15th 

East Bridgewater 11-2pm

Kingston 11-2pm

Saturday October 21st 

Norwell 11-130pm

Cohasset 12-4pm

Sunday October 22nd 

Scituate 11-2pm

Saturday October 28th 

Attleboro 11-2pm

Saturday November 4th 

Foxboro 10-1pm



Nessralla Farm Columbus Day Weekend Festival in Halifax 2017

Nessralla Farm will be holding their annual Columbus Day weekend Harvest Festival Saturday October 7th, Sunday October 8th and Monday October 9th from 10am-6pm. in Halifax MA. It is a great place to enjoy the family and have lots of fun  Nessralla Farm Columbus Day Weekend Festival in Halifax 2017

Events of the day include
~ Pumpkin Drop (2pm each day- Sat, Sun, Mon.) The largest one in Massachusetts
~ Get lost in the Corn Maze! Kung Fu Panda
~ Jumpy Houses
~ Hay Rides
~ Hay bale towers
~ Huge selection of pumpkins!
~ Food tent

General Admission -Admission $12 * Children 5 & Under Free



Fun For the whole family includes:

Hay Bale Pyramid, Bouncy Houses, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch, concession stand and more! Every day is an adventure at Nessralla Farm

** Maze is primarily cash only – We do have the ability to take credit cards at the food tent if you need to use one.


CN Smith Farms Harvest Hoedown Fall Festival 2017 in East Bridgewater MA

CN Smith Farms in East Bridgewater MA will be hosting its annual 2017 Fall Harvest Hoedown Festival Saturday , October 7th  Sunday October  8th and Monday October  9th   Kids will enjoy the family friendly festival on Columbus day weekend!

There will live music, hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, pony rides and fun for the kids. Also be sure to visit the farm store for all our fresh vegetables, cider, baked goods, honey, fall decorations and a fantastic Halloween display. Apple picking maybe hit or miss since it is late in the season. There is $5 parking fee plus ticket purchases required for some activities.

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325 South St
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA

The 26th season of the Barrett’s Haunted Mansion opens for the 2017 Halloween season on Friday September 22nd and runs thru November 4th.   Barrett's Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA Halloween


Darkness Unleashed will not be using time slots this season. This will be based on our normal ticket system but with a limited number of tickets available. Coupon and other discounts are NOT valid for Darkness Unleashed event.
16 Years of age or older only.
This event is in the MANSION ONLY. The Compound will not be open on this night.

Tickets are on sale now. Limited tickets available, advanced tickets required. 2 nights only! October  17th and 24th


Get a behind the screams look at our attractions, makeup and costume trailers and more!
SATURDAY’S IN OCTOBER 2-4PM   Tickets  $10


Sunday and Thursday Nights in October eat the Abington Ale House  for $40 special Haunted Menu applies


If you have a VALID ACTIVE MILITARY ID, bring it to our ticket counter Sunday-Thursday and receive FREE admission! Valid for the person with the ID ONLY. Not valid for Darkness Unleashed events.


2017 Tickets are $30 each and cover all attractions.
Skip the ticket line and purchase your tickets online! Just print out your ticket or we can scan it from your smartphone!

We now accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card. Sorry, we DO NOT accept American Express at this time. An ATM is also available on site.


Standard tickets are available for purchase online or in our ticket building and cover both attractions.


Do long lines scare you away? Upgrade at anytime to our special “R.I.P. Ticket” and head to a much shorter line! Available anytime. Already purchase your standard ticket? See our ticket booth to upgrade!

$5 Off Coupon

Valid Sunday-Thursday in October. Not to be combined with any other offer and coupons are not accepted for our Darkness Unleashed events. Coupons currently not valid for online ticketing.

Have a smartphone? Simply bring up our coupon on your phone or tablet (below) and show it at the ticket counter! No need to print it. A printable version of the coupon will also be accepted if you do not have a smartphone.

Here is the Calendar


Here are the scarey reviews

Awesome!!!! Darkness Unleashed is unbelievably fantastic. This is our 2nd time experiencing it, and it was 10 times as good!!! There are a lot of haunted attractions out there, but this one truly takes the cake with its originality. You literally SEE NOTHING and in total darkness are led only by a soft glow of a red glow stick. You blindly make your way through with everyone around you touching, grabbing, yelling, pushing you through! It’s terrifying and hilarious all at the same time!!!! The staff were helpful and professional, and all around it was a great time!!! The quality is certainly there and worth the price and we will absolutely be back next year!!! Thanks for the scares!!!

For over 12yrs I have done my best to get here every year. Between the overwhelming attention to detail in the Haunts, as well as the costume design for the actors it makes you stay on edge. My wife and I did their Bite and Fright last night, awesome food and fun for Halloween enthusiasts. Thank you Barretts. No doubt we will be back again next year.

came out on a Sunday this year. They had a great new off call Fright and Bite forYou get a decent sized meal and two haunted attractions all for 30.00 it was the best offer ever. Only offered on Sunday’s  (offer this year on Thursdays and Sundays) . There is always a long wait when you go to this house. Going on a slower night was a better idea. My wait was shorter. They take pride in giving you the best scary experience that they can. The wait is the worst part but it is worth it once you get inside. The work and detail that goes into this house is amazing. There is a new theme every year I go. It has yet to let me down.

Me and my friend came here for the first time this year. We loved it so much, we went through 4 TIMES in a row. And each time it got better and better. We will be coming here year after year. Everyone is nice, and the actors are amazing. By far the most fun I’ve EVER had. Thank you for an amazing experience!!

This place just gets better every year. Both the house and the second attraction (this year “The Compound”) are very well thought out, with characters that are both fascinating and terrifying. I screamed and jumped and laughed all at the same time – I love it!

Barrett’s Haunted House  1235 Bedford St., Abington, MA 02351 (781) 871-4573

King Richard’s Faire 2017 in Carver MA

King Richard’s Faire is back starting Labor day weekend in Carver MA. It is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, with full days of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. It opens its 2017 season during Labor Day weekend September 2nd  and runs weekends and Monday holidays from 10:30am-6pm through October 22nd.

King Richard’s Faire! Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80 acre wooded site. You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with our minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly enthralled by fire eaters, and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages.

The King’s handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Wacky wenches will leave you in stitches while happy villagers engage you in the lanes. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, where you can try your skill in his majesty’s Gaming Glen.

Epicurean pleasures, suited for royalty, will tantalize your taste buds with the Faire’s unbelievable choices of truly scrumptious treats. Satiate your palate with giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, and boules of chowder or stew. Don’t forget to quench thy thirst with champagne, wine, and brew!

Many of the King’s talented artisans journey from around the globe and have much to offer all who enter the gates. You’ll discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather, armor, and moccasins. Be amazed with sword making, glass blowing and portrait painting. Revel in scented oils, perfumes and fantastic psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime!

Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 2 through October 22, 2017. Tickets are $32 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.

Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, anniversary celebrations, and weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing


Weekend 1

Sunday, September 3rd

Monday, September 4th @ 11:00AM in the Joust Field
Sponsored by Mastermind Adventures

Part “capture the flag” and part role-playing game (RPG), Trollball is a team sport for all ages where players work together Mastermind Adventurewith teammates to get the ball (the “troll head”) across the opponents’ goal line and into a basket to score a point. Armed with foam swords and a good sense of imagination and humor, players battle while defending and advancing the head down the field to victory for their team. It’s imaginative play for all ages taking place in the joust field just after the gates open at 10:30 a.m., finishing in plenty of time just before King Richard’s first official jousting tournament of the day.

Weekend 2
Saturday, September 9th @ 4:00PM
Guys call your friends and get to the Faire! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to throw knives, eat a gigantic turkey leg, sip on a Coor’s Light, and watch one of our favorite contests!
Rain date, Sunday, September 10th  Must be 18 and over
The “Faire Ladies of the Realm” are invited to be daring without baring it all at the King Richard’s Faire Cleavage Contest.


Weekend 3
VOW RENEWAL Romance is in the “Faire”
Saturday, September 16th 4:00 PM
Grab your special someone, wear red clothing, and head to the Faire! This weekend will be packed with lovers of all ages! Share a romantic ride on the Swan Swing, a glass of Champagne together, and renew your commitment to one another during a beautiful ceremony on the King’s Stage!

Weekend 4
GAME of THRONES, Trivia & Costume Contest (18+)
Saturday, September 23rd 4:00 PM on the King’s Stage
Winter is coming…but first, let’s enjoy the fall! Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Game of Thrones’ costume and celebrate with other fans in our gorgeous Kingdom of Cavershire. Those who want to test their G.O.T. knowledge won’t want to miss the trivia challenge and their chance to take home the Iron Throne!

Weekend 5
CLASH of the TARTANS! Highland Hunks, Men in Kilts Contest
Saturday, September 30th 4:00 PM
Must be 18 and over
Kilted Men 18 and over are asked to come to the King’s Stage at 4pm for this treat of testosterone! No Kilt?-No problem, we’ve got a category for you…

Weekend 6
Harry Potter 12+ Trivia & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 7th 4:00PM

Calling all wizards, witches and warlocks! Fans ages 12 and up are encouraged to dress in their favorite Harry Potter costume and celebrate with other fans in our gorgeous Kingdom of Cavershire. Those who want to test their Harry Potter knowledge won’t want to miss the trivia challenge and their chance to win prizes. There will also be a special prize for the ‘Best Costume’ given away at the conclusion of the trivia contest.

Weekend 7
Prince, Princesses, Pirates, and Fairies Parade
Saturday, October 14th 4:00PM

It’s great to be the King and to prove it…guests are encouraged to attend all weekend long in their favorite Royal attire! You’ll always be treated like royalty when you step through our gates or shop for wares from one of our many talented artisans. Even the youngest royals can get in on the action during this weekend’s family friendly event!

Hear ye, Hear ye!

All children 11 years and younger, are welcome to participate in this royal extravaganza! No pre-registration required, event is limited to the first 50 children in line. Eligible children can line up at the front of the stage just prior to the start of the event.

Each child will be majestically escorted onto the stage as they are presented to their most royal majesties and the crowd. Once presented, they will have the opportunity to take a photo with the King and Queen.

Weekend 8
Saturday, October 21st @ 4:00 PM on the King’s Stage
The final weekend is sure to be absolutely AMAZING! It’s also your last chance to visit the King and his Court before the Faire closes its gates until next year. Our final special event will not disappoint. Halloween, COS Play, and Fantasy enthusiasts… get ready to strut your stuff as you compete for best costume in front of an eager audience! As the 2017 Faire Season comes to an end, join us at the Front gate for a rhythmic finale!

King Richard’s Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone: 508-866-5391,