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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

It’s October, and with the fall season comes breathtaking foliage, local harvests, festivals, and tastes resembling all things pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon.

What else comes to mind with October? Hint: it’s spooktacular!
Salem’s Haunted Happenings, of course! Every year, an estimated 250,000 visitors travel just north of Boston to experience this notable month-long celebration of Halloween in Massachusetts — chockfull of fall festivities and spooky attractions.
Between foliage cruises, a haunted harbor cruise, farmers markets, a collection of tours and local tastes, there’s no doubt that Haunted Happenings has an event for everyone, as festivities run through October 31st.
Here’s the run down of all you need to know:
There’s a lot happening with Haunted Happenings. So, for a complete listing of events and activities, check out this calendar of events.
Once you’ve selected your happenings of choice, then it’s time to start planning your Salem adventure. For information on accommodations, attractions, dining, psychic fairs, shopping, and tours, click here.
In terms of transportation, the good folks at Haunted Happenings provide a detailed list of quick and easy transportation options, which includes the NEW Salem Fast Ferry.
Till then, here’s a glance at what you can expect:

And for those of you planning to attend on Halloween night, don’t miss the Halloween Finale Fireworks that go off over the North River where Washington Street and Bridge Street meet from 10 PM to 10:30 PM.

In the meantime, check out the official Salem, MA guide at You can also find Salem’s Haunted Happenings on Facebook and Twitter. For a complete listing of other Halloween activities in Massachusetts, click here.
Have a safe, happy, and memorable October!
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