DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m., downtown on Cabot and Rantoul streets, Beverly. Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat safe and fun event for children to dress in costumes and pick up treats at participating businesses with the orange event flyer displayed in their windows. Rain or shine. Free. Heather Wolsey, 978-922-8558.
NIGHTMARE ON MAIN STREET. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., downtown Peabody. Peabody Downtown Association presents “Nightmare On Main Street” for children and families to come downtown and trick-or-treat at nearly 40 participating businesses. 978-595-6570, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUMPKIN PAINTING PROGRAM. The Ipswich Public Library hosts a ReCreation Department pumpkin painting program on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Ipswich resident Lisa Sacksman will instruct young artists in some of her favorite pumpkin designs. Kerrie Bates and the ReCreation Department will supply all the materials. Participants may choose to decorate two pumpkins and provide one to display downtown during the Halloween celebrations. Participants must attend both days to complete the project. Space is limited and registration is required by stopping by or calling the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713.
KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY. Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. The Kids’ Halloween Party includes a haunted house, scary stories, scarecrow building, crafts, snacks and costume parade. $5 child. http://www.ipswichmuseum.org/calendar.
HALLOWEEN STORIES & CRAFT. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Hear Halloween-themed stories, then create a craft to take home. Program for children ages 2 and up. www.hwlibrary.org.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall gym, 25 Green St., Ipswich. Ipswich Public Library hosts an interactive Halloween concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Family-friendly event. Wear Halloween costumes. Free admission. 978-412-8713.
HARVEST FEST. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem. Salem’s largest wine, mead, and craft beer festival. Ticket includes wine, mead and beer from Europe, the Americas, and Australia; live music; and more. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Two sessions: first from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; second from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 978-745-2900, SalemHarvestFest.com.