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Ghost Ship Harbor 2017 at USS Salem Quincy MA

Ghost Ship Harbor will be held on USS Salem in Quincy for Halloween season 2017.Ghost Ship Harbor 2017 at USS Salem Quincy MA

Ghost Ship Harbor is a totally Immersive Haunted Attraction new to the Boston area in 2016.  When arriving at Ghost Ship Harbor you will feel like you are in an alternate universe.  We have an activation area where you will find our food area, entertainment area serving beer and wine, tarot card reading,‍‍‍ Midway games, VR experience and more.  The Attractions take place on the deck of a 718 foot battleship.  For 2017 we have revamped all of our attractions so it will look and feel brand new.  We have also added a brand new attraction called Fear No Evil!

Fear No Evil 

New for 2017 we are taking you through all things phobia! You will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle who has been having nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will test any and all phobias while you jump from dream to dream containing clowns, spiders, claustrophobia and many more evil things.

 

Buying tickets online is cheaper than buying at the event. Tickets on-site start at 34.99‍‍‍

General Admissions buy now 

-Starts at‍‍‍ $29.99 on Select nights

Access to all three new haunted houses

1.) Contagion

2.) Plague

3.) Fear no Evil (brand new for 2017)

Hours

United States Naval Ship Building Museum

‍‍‍USS SALEM

551 SOUTH STREET

Quincy, MA 02169

Getting Here- The Ship has moved over 300 yards to a new location, same general area as last year. Go to 551 south street, Quincy, MA 02169 and you will see our parking attendants. You will park in front of the building and its a short walk behind the building to the ship. $5 to park. We have an ATM on site if needed.

Kids Halloween Event Guide 2017 South Shore Boston

Check out the special  kid friendly   Halloween events for October 2017   on the South Shore including not so scary Haunted House, truck or treats and tricking or treating events!!

Check out the Haunted Houses on the South Shore 

More activities will be added as we receive them if you know of one please let us know on the facebook wall  here  

Check out all the Fall fun activities including Corn Mazes, Apple Picking and Pumpkin picking  

Ongoing

Boo at the Zoo  Buttonwood Zoo  New Bedford 

BOO AT THE ZOO runs Saturday October 14, Sunday October 15, Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, Friday October 27, Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, and Monday October 30
6:00pm-9:00pm

Not So Scary Halloween at Edaville Railroad 

Saturday and Sundays in October 10-6pm  Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and head on over to the park for a full day of kid friendly, parent approved, trick or treating at every ride!

Kids Halloween Event Guide 2017 South Shore Boston

 

Sunday October 8th

Spooktakular Cruise N Classic Car Show  in Whitman MA

The Whitman Police Drug Education Program is sponsoring The 24rd Annual Cruisin’ New England Magazine Spooktakular Cruise N Classic Car Show on Sunday October th  at the Memorial Field in Whitman MA from 8am-3pm. If you love Halloween you will love the Spooktakular event during this Columbus Day weekend event!

Thursday October 12th

Halloween Pumpkinfest Art Project in Pembroke  6pm

Join the Pembroke Rec Dept to decorate a pumpkin with paint, feathers, glitter or silly faces.

Friday October 13th

Black Cat Paint Night – Family Friendly  at Liz Boston Art Studio 7pm

Saturday October 14th

Middleboro Town Hall Haunted Harvest 10-4pm

Bring the kids and Trick or Treat! Come see a real helicopter up close! We will have face painting, balloon twisting, Live bands, a beer garden, food, pony rides, demonstrations, Homesteaders of New England vendors, 70 foot strip of games and more!

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party at Whitman Public Library 11am

Attleboro Spring’s Halloween Spooktacular 430pm

Sunday October 15th

South Shore children’s Museum trick or Treat 2pm  

Thursday October 19th

Halloween Pumpkinfest Art Project in Pembroke  6pm

Join the Pembroke Rec Dept to decorate a pumpkin with paint, feathers, glitter or silly faces.

Friday October 20th

St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House Hingham   5-7pm

The St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House is coming! This is a perfect outing for preschool and elementary age kids and includes refreshments and activities in our lower church hall   afterwards.  Friday 10/20 & 10/27 Saturday 10/21 & 10/28

Outdoor Movie: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! in Attleboro 6pm

Saturday October 21st

Simpson Spring Classic Cars Trunk or Treat! Easton 11am

Spooktacular Fun Halloween Fair in Carver 12pm

The Carver Recreation Committee presents the first annual Halloween Fair. Costume wearing is welcome. There will be face painters, music, games, raffles, food and drinks. Ages from 3-10. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family (family members of 4 or more). The Halloween fair will be in the Carver Middle School Cafeteria. Hope to see you all there and get ready for Spooktacular good time!!!!

Halloween at  Gov Hutch field  Milton  4pm

St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House Hingham   5-7pm

The St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House is coming! This is a perfect outing for preschool and elementary age kids and includes refreshments and activities in our lower church hall afterwards.

Haunted Woods – Plymouth  7-9pm 

Thursday October 26th

Battleship Cove Boo Bash 430-730pm

Family event! Meet costumed historic figures highlighting a “sailor’s life,” as you trick-or-treat around the ships, participate in fun educational activities and enter the costume contest to win great prizes! Plus take a ride on the spooky carousel. $9.00 per person. Includes candy, activities and admission to the museum. Members are free – join today and save. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online.

 

Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association Presents: Holbrook Haunted House 6-9pm

The Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association will host the Holbrook Haunted House fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 26 to 28th  at 800 South Franklin St., in the former Stop and Shop Plaza.  Thursday night is family night and is geared towards younger kids (not as spooky). Friday and Saturday nights are for older kids.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.  CASH ONLY

Friday October 27th

Harbor Media After school haunted house  3-8pm  Hingham 

St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House Hingham   5-7pm

Trick or Treat at Starland Sportsplex Hanover 5pm 

Halloween Spooktacular Bubble Party at Kidz Wurld Attleboro 530pm

Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association Presents: Holbrook Haunted House 6-10pm

Grace Church Avon TRUNK-or-TREAT  6pm  Must Register in advance

ZOO BOO Spooktacular 2017 at Capron Zoo Attleboro  6pm 

Carver PTO no tricks just treats  6pm Join us for a not so scary evening of trick or treating through the halls of Carver Elementary. Admission to this Fun family event is $1.00 or non-perishable food item.

Night of Thousand Faces  New England Wildlife Weymouth  630-830  

Winking Pumpkin – Family Friendly Paint Night at Liz Boston Art Studio 7pm

Saturday October 28th

Boo in the Barnyard at Weir River Farm Hingham

Come and join us for our Boo in the Barnyard. Meet and greet your favorite barnyard animals with a festive Halloween feel! We would love to see you dressed in your Halloween costumes!! 11-3pm   Member: Free Nonmember: $5 Individual $10 Family

Whitman Hanson Touch a Truck Trunk or Treat 11am

Castle Island South Boston Magical Castle   12pm

Castle Island Association’s 35th Annual Halloween Celebration is right around the corner!!!! Saturday and Sunday October  128th and 29th  12-4pm. Perfect fun and FREE family celebration!

Marshfield  Student Council  Halloween Fun Fest 12-4pm 

Free pumpkin carving with the Molly fun Marshfield 1pm 

Discovery Church Weymouth Trunk or  treat 2-6pm

New Hope Chapel Norwell  Trunk or Treat 3-6pm 

Milton Halloween Stroll 3pm

Zion’s Church  3rd annual Trunk or Treat  Plymouth 3pm 

Sheep Pasture Spooktacular! Easton 4-7pm

Mayflower Church Kingston Truck or Treat 430-7pm

St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House Hingham   5-7pm

Winking Pumpkin – Family Friendly Paint Night at Liz Boston Art Studio 530 pm

Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association Presents: Holbrook Haunted House 6-10pm 

Bridgewater Cub Scout Pack 35 Haunted House 6-8pm 

Central Square Congregational Church  $2 donation to enter.

Night of Thousand Faces  New England Wildlife Weymouth  630-830

Bridgewater Girls Softball Trunk or Treat 7-9pm 

Haunted Woods – Plymouth  7-9pm 

 

Sunday October 29th

Braintee Halloween Gamefest at Dave & Buster 830am

Join us for Tricks, Treats & Family Fun at Dave & Buster’s Braintree!

Castle Island South Boston Magical Castle  12 

Trunk or Treat at the Pembroke Rec Center 12-2pm

Hanover Annual Halloween Parade 1-3pm 

Roller Skating Creepy Spooktacular at Carousel Family Fun Center Whitman 2pm

Trunk or Treat at Wells Church Halifax 5pm 

Monday  October  30th

Halloween Boo-Bash! Party at Derby Street Shoppes 530pm

 

Tuesday October 31st

Halloween on Main st Plymouth 2pm

The PACC will host its 5th Annual Halloween on Main event Tuesday October 31, 2017 from 2:00-6:00pm in downtown Plymouth starting at Memorial Hall, Court Street and Main Street. Our main goal of the event is to provide the community an opportunity for safe trick or treating in the downtown area. Families are encouraged to bring their children downtown in full costume to receive door to door treats from more than 60 friendly downtown merchants. The event will have pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume contests, Halloween games and much more!

Trunk or Treats at Crossroads Church Carver 6pm

Crossroads Church sponsored Family friendly Trunk N Treat at Shurtleff Park Carver MA on Halloween night October 31 with free games and candy from 6-9:PM

Haunted Houses & Scary Halloween Happenings South Shore Boston 2017

Here are the Haunted Houses South of Boston!!

Haunted Houses & Scary Halloween Happenings South Shore Boston 2017

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion and Compound  Abington MA

Located in Abington on Route 18 at Abington Ale House!  They change the house every year so you go!   Open Friday, Saturday nights starting September 22nd       and expanding hours starting October   Tickets are $30 each and cover all attractions. They also have lights on Tour Saturdays in October from 2-4pm.  Discount  coupons as well as free admission with a valid military id  Sunday through Thursdays in October.

Ghost Ship Harbor at USS Salem Quincy 

Ghost Ship Harbor is a totally Immersive Haunted Attraction new to the Boston area in 2016. When arriving at Ghost Ship Harbor you will feel like you are in an alternate universe. We have an activation area where you will find our food area, entertainment area serving beer and wine, tarot card reading,‍‍‍ Midway games, VR experience and more. The Attractions take place on the deck of a 718 foot battleship. For 2017 we have revamped all of our attractions so it will look and feel brand new. We have also added a brand new attraction called Fear No Evil  Opening Friday September 29th weekends and Thursday starting October 12th 7pm

 

Factory of Terror  Fall River MA

Factory of Terror is an indoor haunted house offering a frightening and spooky experience. With realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting edge special effects and horror actors wearing professionally applied make-up and prosthetics, we advise you to enter at your own risk.

Factory of Terror is open rain or shine from the last  weekend of September (2017 dates Friday September 23th)  through Halloween. Buy VIP tickets today and receive a free Factory of Terror t-shirt; proudly let your friends know you survived New England’s scariest haunted house.

Lakeville Haunted House Lakeville MA

Do you have the courage to make it through? Do you think your friends will help protect you from the unknown? Think again. Go ahead and close your eyes, the sounds will become trapped in your head. Face your fear, at the Lakeville Haunted House!

OCT. 2017 13th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th! Fridays and Saturdays ONLY! Tickets go on sale 6:00PM-10:00PM Ticket prices are $15 per person no refunds!

7-1-5 Haunted House Canton MA

Our 7-1-5 Haunted House will take  place inside the Village shoppes in Canton   2017  Calendar. Takes us from September 29th  through October 31st. Ticket Booth opens at 6:30pm .. Some dates are subject to change.   Each soul cost $18

Also, Keep a look out for a ” Lights On  ” more kids friendly Saturday Oct 21 & 28

Fear Town Haunted House at Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk Speedway has had some frightening turn of events!  They are offering a haunted house that they consider the real deal. With more details to come, they promise that event goers will “experience real terror! Opens Friday September 29th for weekends thru Halloween.

Fear Town is all new for 2017, bringing you 45 minutes of FEAR, deep in the woods at the Seekonk Speedway. Voted the #1 must-see haunted house in Massachusetts by The Scare Factor for 2017.

Save time and BUY ONLINE! New for 2017, buy a timed ticket for a half-hour time slot. Not only will this save money but it will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce your wait to get in.

Historic Ghost Tour of East Bridgewater

Historic Ghost Tour of East Bridgewater Village tickets now available at Mrs. Swift’s & Moore Antiques, 16 West Union St. East Bridgewater. Open: Wed. through Sat. 11:00-5:00, Sun. 9:00-12:00. Ages 14 and older with an adult. Admission is $18.00 per guest. Advance tickets only. No credit cards or pets. The tour takes place Fri. and Sat evenings from Sept. 29th-Nov. 4th. It’s a 2 hour researched walking tour through the streets and alleys of E. Bridgewater, complete with costumed characters who portray colorful residents of the past. Visit the haunted old Masonic Building and stop by to pay your respects at the Victorian Funeral Parlor. It’s an evening full of fun, facts, folklore and surprises. Join us if you dare. Not responsible for lost souls! Presented by the M.A.P.S. Team.

 Haunted Hayride Stoughton

The Haunted Hayride is for Stoughton Residents only. Tickets are $5 per person (including children) and are available night of only.

The hayride runs every 10 minutes, and ticket times are determinded upon time of purchase, and sold in order, first come- first serve. You will not be able to purchase a ticket for a later time, if an earlier time is available.

That being said, the tickets sell out quickly, so plan on arriving early, and expect a wait for your ticket time. We will have entertainment and activities while you wait.

Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association Presents: Holbrook Haunted House 6-10pm 

The Holbrook Patrolmen’s Association will host the Holbrook Haunted House fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 26 to 28th  at 800 South Franklin St., in the former Stop and Shop Plaza.  Thursday night is family night and is geared towards younger kids (not as spooky). Friday and Saturday nights are for older kids.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.  CASH ONLY

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

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

LIGHTS-ON TOUR

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

BITE AND FRIGHT 

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

MILITARY TICKETS

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.

HAUNTED MANSION AND THE COMPOUND TICKETS

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

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

R.I.P. TICKETS

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

Bridgewater 4th of July Parade,MusicFest, Carnival and Fireworks 2017

Bridgewater has one of the largest celebrations in the area for the 4th of July. There will be a full day of events including a parade, art & music festival, a family carnival and fireworks to end the day. The Parade kicks off from Bridgewater State University  at 10am  and goes through the center of town. The day ends with fireworks at 9:30 from the Route 18 Legion Field. Bridgewater 4th of July Parade,MusicFest, Carnival and Fireworks 2017

On July 4th, immediately following the parade, on the grounds of BSU, THE BRIDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL puts on a festival which includes: art, live music with a focus on original music, dance, great food, children’s events such as face painting, train rides, circle drumming, sand art and entertainment such as puppet shows and more. FOOD on the QUAD, come hungry to the festival and treat yourself to some fried dough, popcorn, snow cones, ice cream, pizza, pasty confections, soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed fruit juices. FOOD on SCHOOL Street, The FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH at 50 School Street (across the street) traditionally sells food (best burgers in town), and hosts a book sale during the Arts & Music Festival.

KID’S FESTIVAL

Fun Faces With A Twist – Face painting & More – Balloon Twists – (Prices Vary)

Harry’s Sand Art – Create your own Sand Art – (Prices Vary)

All Hands Drumming Circle – Join a Drumming Circle – FREE!

The Art Experience & Commercial Screen Print – Screen printing – FREE!

Wild Wood Creations, Roaming Puppet Show – FREE!

Animal Affair – Petting Zoo – FREE!

Roaming Railroad – Trackless Train Rides – $3.00

Hill Top Rocks – Rock Climbing Wall – $5.00

Bridgewater 4th of July Carnival 

CARNIVAL at Legion Field (Music, Rides, Food) from 5:30-9:15pm

Fireworks promptly at 9:30pm
Note: Rides will close promptly, shortly after 9pm
The 4th of July Committee will be offering several new options
for Food at this year’s Celebration at Legion Field.
There will be 3 Food Stations (front lot on Route 18,
Back Corner near Williams, and Cottage Street side lot)
Patrons can sample summer favorites, BBQ, Fried Dough,
Kettle Corn, Ice Cream, Grilled Cheese, Fair Food, and more