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October 2, 2008

Haunted Happenings 2008 calendar


Source: Destination Salem

Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop

It's April 1692. Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and you are on the jury!

Each show is different: play your part in history! October 6 - 3 1. Multiple shows daily. Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Presented by History Alive!. Combination tickets available with Spiritways: A Night in Besieged Salem Village and Pioneer

Village (daytime) tours. 978.867.4767 gordon.edu/historyalive/productions

History Alive! At Pioneer Village

Visit the Naumkeag/Salem of the 1630s. Tour the three acre, re-created village to learn about early customs and trades. Historically accurate costumed guides. Participatory activities. Nestled in Forest River Park next to the ocean & picnic grounds. Open for group and self guided tours. 978.867.4767 gordon.edu/historyalive/productions

Spiritways: A Night in Besieged Salem Village

History Alive! presents a terrifying night-time visit to the Salem of the infamous "afflicted girls". Custom-written for Pioneer Village, Forest River Park, this is a full-immersion journey through village and woods. Children under thirteen only admitted with a parent or legal guardian. Not recommended for young children.

Shuttle and combination tickets with Cry Innocent available. Saturday nights in October. Show times 7:13, 8:13, 9:13, 10:13 & 11:13pm 978.867.4767 gordon.edu/historyalive/productions

Salem Witch Museum - Originator of Haunted Happenings

Presenting one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history.

The Witch Hysteria of 1692. Interest in what happened over 300 years ago only continues to grow. Our exhibit Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives & healers to witch hunts and Wiccans. Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you see Salem's Most Visited Museum. While in Salem visit our museum store or shop us online and discover a wide assortment of unique items; from educational materials to attractive apparel. Something for everyone. Gift Certificates. Visa/MC/Discover. Don't miss us at Halloween! Hours: Open daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Extended hours during Haunted Happenings 2008: Thursday, October 2 open until 8:00pm; Friday, October 3 until 10:00pm; Sunday, October 12 until 8:00pm; Monday, October 13, Columbus Day; open until 6:00pm, October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 until 10:00pm; October 31 & November 1 open until midnight. 19 1/2 Washington Sq. North - 978.744.1692 salemwitchmuseum.com

The House of the Seven Gables

Discover the many surprises in The House of the Seven Gables. Admission includes guided tours, gardens, and museum store. Continuous tours daily 9:30am-7:00pm. 115 Derby St. 978.744.0991-7gables.org.

Spirits of the Gables - Witness two families entangled by a curse in this presentation of The House of the Seven Gables acted in the mansion that inspired the story.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - Scenes from the Witchcraft Hysteria are reenacted in this presentation acted in the rooms of Hawthorne's Birthplace.

Productions run October 10, 11, 12, 2008 7:30pm - 9:30pm and October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and November 1, 2008 7:15pm - 11:00pm. Both shows run continuously and are 35 minutes long. Call 978-744-0991 ex. 104 for reservations.

Fiesta Shows Carnival

289 Derby Street - October 17 through November 1; Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm. Take a spin on the carousel, ride the Crazy Bus or for the more adventurous the Pharoah's Fury or the Re-Mix. Fun for the whole family.

CityView Trolley becomes CityBOO this season!

Look for the silver trolleys! CityView Trolley Tours offers one hour fully narrated tours of Salem both day and night this season during Haunted Happenings! Park the car at the many locations in the city, buy a ticket and jump on board! Purchase your tickets in Boston, on the Salem Ferry or at our CityView ticket kiosks throughout Salem. Hop on and off throughout the nine key location stops in the downtown area. Just step on board at the trolley locations on the map. Extended evening hours and route during October. Located at 131 Essex St. ¬· 978.594.0969 ¬· CityViewTrolleys.com

Tales & Tombstones, Salem's Haunted Trolley presented by CityView Trolley

Hop on our haunted vehicles if you dare! Hear tales of Salem's haunted past and present as our costumed tour guides take you on a frightful journey through time. Costumed guides share about Salem's darker history of corruption, intrigue, crime, sordid and scandalous liaisons, and temptations. Hear the other side of what went on in the City of Peace. Purchase your tickets in Boston, on the Salem Ferry or at our CityView ticket kiosks throughout Salem. Extended evening hours and route during October. Located at 131 Essex St. ¬· 978.594.0969 ¬· CityViewTrolleys.com

New England Pirate Museum

Features a guided tour where you will visit a re-created dock-side village, cave and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England's sea-robbers. Save $5.00 per person with a Combination Ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm, May through Oct., weekends April and November. Oct. extended hours: Saturday 18: 10am-6pm, Friday 24: 10am-6pm, Saturday 25: 10am-9pm, Sunday 26:10am-8pm, Friday 31: 10am-8pm, Saturday Nov 1: 10am - 7pm. 274 Derby St. ¬· 978.741.2800 ¬· PirateMuseum.com

The Haunted Neighborhood

Home of Salem's #1 rated Haunted Attraction! Savor famous Maine apple buns, kettle corn, and other treats. Open daily, call for extended weekend hours. 288 Derby St. 978.740.2929 ¬· SalemWaxMuseum.com

Salem Wax Museum - Salem's Original Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers. Come face to face with figures of the time depicted by life-like London made wax figures.

Salem Witch Village - Tour led by practicing witches separating the myths and reality of witchcraft in the ancient and modern world.

Frankenstein's Laboratory - Salem's #1 Ranked Haunted House - inspired by the classic period of literary horror. Step into the dungeon and enter the notorious chambers of Dr. Frankenstein.

The Haunted Witch Village - Salem's largest Haunted House - After Witches leave the Village and the darker side of our maze comes alive. Our ghouls and goblins come out to scare all who dare.

The Candlelit Ghostly Tour - A walking tour through the streets of Historic Salem's most haunted houses. Learn the history and horror of the Witch City.

Within the Witching Hour - A live presentation of spellcasting by a real practicing witch who will take you through all the steps of creating a magical circle for you to join in releasing your own spell.

Salem Historical Tours

Salem's professional tour company features varied tours. Cemetery 101/Grave Matters (daily 1pm) explores Salem's oldest cemetery. Witchcraft Walk (daily 3pm) examines the Salem Witch Trials. 60 minutes each. Tickets at Salem Historical Tours, 8 Central St.. All tours depart this office as well. 978.745.0666 ¬· SalemHistoricalTours.com

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

Salem's original and most popular ghost walk! 90 minutes. Nightly 7 & 8pm from 8 Central Street. Advance tickets encouraged. Spirits of Salem Seance includes our ghost tour and 75 minute authentic seance. Tickets at Salem Historical Tours, 8 Central St., 978.745.0666 ¬· SalemHistoricalTours.com

Supernatural Salem Tour - Salem Historical Tour's newest tour offering is a

75 minute walking tour exploring the mysteries and mystique defining Salem.

Combination ticket available with companion tour, our popular Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour. Nightly 7:30pm. 978.745.0666 ¬· SalemHistoricalTours.com

Salem Trolley

Witch City's original red trolleys deliver one hour narrated historic tours and free same day shuttle service with ticket. Salem's #1 tour since 1982 offers special event trolley tours. Tickets for events available at Salem Historical Tours. Tours depart from 8 Central St., 978.744.5469 ¬· SalemTrolley.com

Special Event Trolleys - Fri. & Sat. nights. 1692 Salem Village Trolley - (6pm; 75 min.) a mobile view of the Trials. Salem Ghosts, Legends & Lore Trolley delivers supernatural tales & a live multimedia event (6:45 & 8:45pm). 8 Central St. 978.744.5469 ¬· SalemTrolley.com

Haunted Pub Crawl - Hear documented ghost stories aboard The Salem Trolley as we visit several 'spirited' taverns renowned for fine drinks, snacks and dessert! Fridays and Saturdays 8-10:15pm through November 1. Limited seating. Advance tickets required. Over 21. $20 per ticket. 8 Central St. ¬· 978.744.5469 ¬· SalemTrolley.com

Witch Dungeon Museum

An award winning live re-enactment of a 1692 witch trial - plus a guided tour through the dungeon. Save $5.00 per person with a Combination Ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm, April through November. Oct. extended hours: Saturday 18: 10am-6pm, Friday 24: 10am-6pm, Saturday 25: 10am-9pm, Sunday 26:10am-8pm, Friday 31: 10am-8pm, Saturday Nov 1: 10am-7pm. 16 Lynde St. ¬· 978.741.3570 ¬· WitchDungeon.com

Witch History Museum

The untold stories of 1692 are told through a live presentation and a guided tour featuring life size scenes. Save $5.00 per person with a Combination Ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm, April through November. Oct. extended hours: Saturday 18: 10am-6pm, Friday 24: 10am-6pm, Saturday 25: 10am-9pm, Sunday 26: 10am-8pm, Friday 31: 10am-8pm, Saturday Nov 1: 10am-7pm. 197-201 Essex St. ¬· 978.741.7770 ¬· WitchHistoryMuseum.com

DAILY EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 2

Salem Chamber of Commerce presents the Haunted Happenings Grand Parade - 6:30pm. A Salem tradition to kick off the Haunted Happenings. Filled with pageantry, music and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem's students from kindergarten to college. Parade's theme is "Never, Neverland". Starts at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common. 978.744.0004 ¬· Salem-Chamber.org

The Phillips House: Thursdays at Twilight - 6:30-8:00pm. 34 Chestnut St.

Friday, Oct. 3

Mayor's Night Out in Salem - 3-10pm. Mayor Kim Driscoll, in partnership with Salem's attractions and museums, welcomes Salem residents to "Mayor's Night Out in Salem." Salem residents, with ID, are admitted free to attractions, museums & free parking in the East India Mall garage after 4pm. Look for "Mayor's Night Out" sign on the door of participating businesses.

Trick or Treat with the Mayor! - 5:30pm. Join Mayor Driscoll for trick-or-treating at the East India Fountain. We will trick-or-treat the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall shops and inside the Museum Place Mall shops. Trick-or-Treat Bags provided. Costumes encouraged.

Thursday Oct. 9

Maritime Stories and Songs - 6:30 - 7:30pm. Salem Maritime National Historic Site presents strange tales and songs associated with New England's maritime history. Admission: $3.00 (limited to 25 people. First come, first serve). 978.740.1663

Witch City Show & Glow Car Show - 6-8:30pm. Essex St. near Armory Park. Free to public. Chrysler Cars will be on display. Come check out what accessorizing truly means! See best tailgate displays, best neon displays, best flames, best graphics & best interior. Don't miss this fun event.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship - See Ongoing Events for description.

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Witch City Car Show - 10am-3pm. Central Wharf near the National Park Service Site. Free to public. Chrysler Cars will be on display. Come check out what accessorizing truly means! See tailgate displays, best neon displays, best flames, best graphics & best interior. Don't miss this fun event.

Children's Day on Salem Common - 11am-5pm. Costume contest, rides, games, food, entertainment for the whole family. Sponsors: The Gathering and Dominos Pizza. Info at 978.744.8444 or SalemGathering.com.

Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Biz Baz - 10am-8pm. Over 100 vendors. Shop for uniquely Salem items, be entertained by street performers, and listen to some great music. 978.744.0004 ¬· Salem-Chamber.org

Wharf Knots - Pickering Wharf. An extended tented event offering this, that and "Wharf Knots". Delight in the entertainment & treasures that only Salem has to offer. 978.740.2877

Curious Creatures - 1:30pm and 3:00pm Live tortoises, snakes, parrots and lizards visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site in a one hour family program by Curious Creatures. Discover how these exotic animals are connected to Salem's 19th century maritime trade. Program is limited to 75 people. Held at the St. Joseph's Hall on Derby Street. Free Admission. 978.740.1663.

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. - See Ongoing Events for description.

The Retro Zombie Ball - 8pm-12:30am at Finz. Party as a zombie when the dead arise at Salem's earliest Halloween party! Dance to 80's, 70's, & Zombie songs! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com 21+

Sunday, Oct. 12

Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Biz Baz

- 10am-8pm. See decription on October 11. 978.744.0004 ¬· Salem-Chamber.org

Wharf Knots - Pickering Wharf. See decription on October 11. 978.740.2877

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org

Bootiful Pets - 10:30am-2pm. Salem Common. An outdoor Halloween costume contest for dogs and cats. The Official Cat of Salem will be chosen (must be Salem cat resident). Owners will be asked to share why their cat should win. Prizes for winners. Registration $5. Cat registration 10:00am. Contest 10:30am. Dog registration at noon. Contest 1:00pm. 978.744.2615.

Ms Firefly's School of Spirit Conjuration - 2-4pm. Museum Place Mall. Join Salem's own Ms. Firefly as she teaches kids to conjure their own friendly ghosts! Ice cream buffet! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

New Orleans Voodoo: Doorway to the Spirits - 8pm-Midnight. Lanes Studio, 181 Essex St. Voodoo Queen Bloody Mary reveals the mysteries of spirit possession, voodoo dolls, and ceremonies! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Maritime Stories and Songs - 6:30 - 7:30pm Salem Maritime National Historic Site presents strange tales and songs associated with New England's maritime history. Admission: $3.00 (limited to 25 people. First come, first serve). 978.740.1663.

Friday, Oct. 17

Live Music at The Fountain Stage

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship - See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

Brimstone Chronicles - 8pm, Revolutionary Christian Pastor Phil Wyman takes you on a journey through Heaven & Hell in an experience of myth, beliefs and spiritual redemption. $50. 217 Essex St. ¬· 800.595.4TIX ¬· SalemGathering.com

Saturday, Oct. 18

Salem Youth Hockey Pumpkin Sale - 10am - 5pm. Salem Common. Come purchase your pumpkin for the season on Salem Common.

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Live Music at The Fountain Stage

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org

Halloween at Hogwarts - 9am-Noon. Ages 6-11. Grab your robe, pack your imagination in your trunk, put your owl on your shoulder & head for Track 9 3/4 to board the Hogwarts Express. $25. Enrollment limited. Pre-registration required. 978.741.0870 ¬· PhoenixSchool.org

Wind Over Wings - 1:30 and 3:00pm Sponsored by Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Skywalker, the Golden Eagle, will visit to see his image on the U.S. Custom House. Skywalker will be joined by three of his fellow raptors, Saw-whet Owl, Red-tailed Hawk and Peregrine Falcon. Programs will be presented outdoors behind the Custom House, weather permitting or in the St. Joseph's Hall (limited to 75 people per program, first come, first serve). Free Admission. 978.740.1663.

Spectral Evidence: Ghost Hunting 101 - 8pm-Midnight. Hawthorne Hotel. Learn how to begin your own ghost hunting expeditions from a team of real ghost hunters! EVP, Infrared, Spirit Photography! 800.595.4TIX FestivalOfTheDead.com

Salem Harvest Fest - Celebrate the Season with a Tasting of Craft Beer, Fine Wines & Mead! Two Sessions: 2 - 4:30 pm & 5:30 - 8pm. Tickets $20 advance/$25 day of event. 978-745-2900 - 217 Essex Street, The Gathering ¬· SalemHarvestFest.com 21+

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. - See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Salem Youth Hockey Pumpkin Sale - 10am - 5pm. Salem Common. Come purchase your pumpkin for the season on Salem Common.

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Witch City 5K Road Race - 9:00am. Join us for this 5k run thru the streets of Salem! This fast, fairly flat race begins at the Salem Willows at 9:00am & goes thru Historic Salem. Entry Fee: $16.00. For information and to register call 978.744.0351 or visit NorthShoreYMCA.org.

Live Music at The Fountain Stage

20th Annual Motorcycle Run - An annual MDA fundraiser by motorcycle enthusiasts from across the state. Afternoon hours. See HauntedHappenings.org for more information as we receive it.

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30pm-11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship - See Ongoing Events for description.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm. Take a spin on the carousel, ride the Crazy Bus or for the more adventurous the Pharoah's Fury or the Re-Mix. Fun for the whole family.

Monday, Oct. 21

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm. Take a spin on the carousel, ride the Crazy Bus or for the more adventurous the Pharoah's Fury or the Re-Mix. Fun for the whole family.

Monday, Oct. 22

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Maritime Stories and Songs - 6:30-7:30pm Salem Maritime National

Historic Site presents strange tales and songs associated with New England's maritime history. Admission: $3.00 (limited to 25 people. First come, first serve). 978.740.1663.

The Phillips House: Thursdays at Twilight - 6:30-8:00pm. 34 Chestnut St.

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm.

Friday, Oct. 24

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Live Music at The Fountain Stage

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Trick or Treating on Pickering Wharf - 5:30-7:00pm Parents with children in costume, age 14 and under are encouraged to visit all stores in Pickering Wharf with balloons outside their doors. No tricks, just treats! 978.740.2877

Death and Rebirth: Ritual Transformation - 7-11pm. Lanes Studio, 181 Essex St. Draw on Salem's magic to change your life as you release the past and embrace resurrection! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

An Evening of Charmed & Dangerous! - 7 - 10 pm - Front Street. An evening of entertainment with Charmed & Dangerous, a cabaret variety act from New York. Cover Charge $25. Under the tent at Front Street. ID Required. 978.745.4343 21+

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See

Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm. See ongoing events for description.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Live Music at The Fountain Stage - See Ongoing Events for description.

Annual Children's Halloween Costume Parade & Party - Ages 3-10. 1-3pm. Come in costume, parade down the Essex Walking Mall. Compete for prizes at Artists Row behind Old Town Hall. Parade registration 11:00am and 11:45am on Salem Common. Parade starts at noon. Children's Halloween Costume Party from 1-3pm at 89 Margin St. for games and crafts. Admission: $10 for both events. In case of rain, parade will be at The Phoenix School. 978.741.0870 ¬· PhoenixSchool.org

Thrill the World: Michael Jackson's Zombie Dance! - 1pm. Salem State College, Multipurpose Gym, O'Keefe Center, Canal Street. Members of SSC Repertory Dance Theatre perform the Thriller Zombie Dance, teach it to you, then dance in synch with Thrill the World destinations across the planet from Madrid to Los Angeles to Singapore: the world's largest performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller Dance. Prizes for best dancer, best costume. $12 general/$7 students and seniors/children under 12 free. 978.542.7890 ¬· salemstate.edu/arts

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org

Squeeze Box Stompers - 1-4pm, Salem Maritime NHS on the wharves (rain date of October 26).

Wrekin College Boys Choir Singing The Faure Requiem - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St. 7:30pm. Straight from Shopshire, England. Advance tickets will be available from the office. Cost $10 per ticket. Make your reservations early. These tickets will go quickly. 978.745.2291

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See

Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

The Vampires' Masquerade Ball - 8pm-12:30am. Finz. Indulge in a gothic evening of immortal sin and morbid lusts at Salem's darkest Halloween party! $500 costume prize! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com ¬· 21+

Wicked Night on the Wharf at Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites - 9pm - Midnight. Dancing to DJ Styles, costume contest, cash bar and more. Advanced tickets $30 or $40 at door. Telephone number-/information line 978.619.1120 ¬· SalemWaterfrontHotel.com 21+

Ipswich Ale presents Witch City Haunted Beerfest - 12 - 9 pm - Front Street. See Ongoing Events for description. Under the tent at Front Street. ID Required. 978.745.4343 21+

Halloween Costume Cruise - 7:30 - 11:00pm. Salem Ferry Costumed cruise. For information contact 978.741-0220 ¬· SalemFerry.com. 21+

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm. See ongoing events for details.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Stop by for a Spell Children's Costume Brunch - 11am-2pm. The Hawthorne Hotel. Children are welcome to come in costume. Meet our entertaining characters, decorate pumpkins, & receive Halloween treats. Tickets $28.95 for adults & children 11 & under are $15.95. Reservations by calling 978.825.4311 ¬· HawthorneHotel.com

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10 am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Kids Fun Run - Begins at 11:00am on Salem Common. Enjoy a fun run with your kids! Prizes awarded for the scariest costume, funniest costume & the most creative costume. Pre-Entry (by October 15): $5.00/child with t-shirt guaranteed. Post-entry/race day: $7.00/child (t-shirt not guaranteed). Ages 2 & under (50 yard dash on grass); Ages 3-4 (100 yard dash on grass), Ages 5-9 (1/4 mile on path around the Common), Ages 10-12 (1/2 mile on path around the Common).

Live Music at The Fountain Stage - See Ongoing Events for description.

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬· SalemArtsAssociation.org.

Ipswich Ale presents Witch City Haunted Beerfest - 12-9pm. See Ongoing Events on page 2 for description. Under the tent at Front Street. ID Required. 978.745.4343 21+

The Mourning Tea - 10:30am-2:30pm. Hawthorne Hotel. Celebrate your dearly departed at a 3-course Victorian tea. Share stories and photos and receive messages in the tea leaves. 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Messages from the Spirit World: Salem's Only Authentic Séance - 7-11pm. Hawthorne Hotel. Renowned Salem Witch and medium Leanne Marrama communicates with your loved ones on the other side! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm.

Thursday, Oct. 30

The Phillips House: Thursdays at Twilight - 6:30 - 8:00pm. 34 Chestnut St.

The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead - 6:30 - 10pm. Hawthorne Hotel. The Salem Witches honor the dead with a sumptuous dinner observed in silence as touching music plays. 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm

Friday, Oct. 31

Celebrate Halloween at Crunchy Granola Baby! - 3 - 5pm. Throw on your best costume with your little ones and enjoy organic treats. 72 Washington St. 978.741.0800 ¬· CrunchyGranolaBaby.com

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Live Music at The Fountain Stage - See Ongoing Events on page 5 for description.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 7:30 - 9:30pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

16th Annual Temple of Nine Wells Samhain Magick Circle - 5:30pm.

Join Rev. H.P. Richard Ravish GM and Rev. H.Ps. Gypsy Ravish WQ, the Priests & Priestesses of The Temple of Nine Wells, witches of all traditions & friends of the Craft at Gallows Hill Park for the largest citywide Samhain Circle as we turn the Wheel of the Year. Donations welcome. 978.745.8668 ¬· tnw-salem.org

Witches' Commemorative Candlelight Samhain Walk - 7:30pm. Witches walk on the holiest night of the Witches' Year from the Temple of Nine Wells Magick Circle at Gallows Hill Park to the heart of Salem and affirm the sacred nature of the Craft of the Wise. 978.745.8668 ¬· tnw-salem.org

Salem's Witches present A Feast to the Spirits - 8pm-Midnight. In honor of the Little Lost Ghost discovered at the Lyceum as seen on the Sci-Fi Channel's "Ghost Hunters". An evening of ritual, delectable food, fun, and a time to honor the spirits around us. Tickets are limited. Cost $90 per person. Purchase at Crow Haven Corner. 978.745.8763 ¬· CrowHavenCorner.net 21+

Pickering Wharf's HalloWharf Party - 7-10:30pm An exclusive, indoor/ outdoor Halloween Party, featuring musical entertainment, costume parties in Finz, Victoria Station and Capt's, with a Grand Prize winner of all three to be chosen at the end of the evening. Festivities and fun for everyone over 21+.

The Hawthorne Hotel's Carn-Evil Creep Show Costume Ball - 8pm-Midnight. Three floors of entertainment, fun and food. Tickets are $90 per person.

Live entertainment featuring the popular band "HUSH", DJ's, limited edition t-shirt, and photo. Costume contest with $1500 in cash prizes. Must be 21 years of age or older with proper ID at the door. Tickets can be purchased on our website HawthorneHotel.com or call 978.744.4080 21+

Halloween at Capt's Topsides - 8pm - Midnight. Put on your best costume and join us for a party overlooking the haunted harbor of Salem. Music, costume prizes, great food included, cash bar. Cost: $50 advance/$60 at the door per person. Call for tickets & reservations. 94 Wharf St., ¬· 978.741.0555 ¬· Capts.com

The Undercover Band at Front Street - 7 -10pm. Dance the night away with the Undercover Band playing hits of the 80's and current Top 40 music of today.

Entertainment Stage in Front of the Salem Wax Museum - 6 -10pm Come visit 288 Derby Street. Enjoy the deejay and participate in the outdoor costume contest. For more info and updates visit HauntedHappenings.org

Music About Town - 7-10pm. Visit musical entertainment venues around the city along Salem's haunted streets!

Halloween Finale 10:30 PM - Watch the official Haunted Happenings website as our evening's closing events unfold celebrating Salem's finest traditions! Where fun and hauntings meet! For more further information and updates visit HauntedHappenings.org

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.

Live Music at The Fountain Stage - See Ongoing Events for description.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the 7 Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

The Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball - 7:30-12:30am. Hawthorne Hotel. Join the Salem Witches with guests Fiona Horne, Wendy Rule, and Dragon Ritual Drummers for the event AOL rates among America's top Halloween parties! Free readings! $1,000 prize! 800.595.4TIX ¬· FestivalOfTheDead.com! 18+

Fiesta Shows Carnival - 289 Derby Street - Noon-9pm Daily, Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm

Sunday, Nov. 2

Food Court - Delicious seasonal fair foods on the Common!

Pumpkin Festival on the Common - 10am - 5pm. See Ongoing Events for description.