Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in Ridgefield

It’s the spookiest time of year and Ridgefield has no shortage of events to get your little witches and ghouls in the spirit for fun and festive Halloween celebrations. Take a look at all the festive (and spooky!) events happening this October.

Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat with Horses

October 20th-22nd and 27th-29th from 3pm to 7pm
Rising Starr Horse Rescue

All are invited to Trick-or-Treat with horses of Rising Starr Horse Rescue in October! Each horse will have a treat for you! Take a stroll (if you dare!) through the woods for more Halloween excitement.
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Halloween Kids Night Out

October 20th from 6:30pm to 9pm
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield

Join us this Friday, October 20th, for our Halloween Kids Night Out! Kids can expect a night filled with Halloween themed gym games, game room tournaments and art activities, as well as our famous Halloween Parade!
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Paranormal Park

October 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th from 7-9pm
Richardson Park

Paranormal Park is a live action ghost walk, filled with suspense and surprises. You will be part of the story line, you will interact with spooky actors and you will be scared out of your wits! Recommended for ages 10 & up.
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Fall Creature Crawl

Saturday, October 21st from 2-6pm
Woodcock Nature Center

Come enjoy the season while learning about local wildlife! Bring the whole family to meet some of our resident misunderstood animals. Make a recycled bat craft, and enjoy a scavenger hunt on our trails to learn about spooky and mysterious wildlife! Come in your Halloween costume!
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Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

Saturday, October 21st from 1-2pm
Ridgefield Library

Families with children in Grades K-5. Bring your own mini-pumpkin (or register online for a library-provided pumpkin) to decorate as a favorite book or movie character. Put your pumpkin on display in the Library for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest or bring it home.
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Ghosts of Ridgefield

Friday, October 27th – Sunday, October 29th from 5-7pm
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Traverse the museum’s site and meet the ghosts of some of Ridgefield’s former residents who are eager to share their stories with passersby. Tickets are selling out quickly, but spots are still available! 
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All Hallow’s Gala

Friday, October 27th from 7:00pm-10:30pm
Lounsbury House

A festive evening for the adults! Join us for our annual fundraising Gala featuring a fun cocktail-style event includes drinks, dancing, delectable hors d’oeurvres, dramatic decor, live auction, costume contests, photo booth and more.
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Ridgefield’s Halloween Walk 2023

Saturday, October 28th from 10am-12pm
Downtown Ridgefield

A favorite Halloween tradition in Ridgefield! Put on your costumers and bring the kids to enjoy trick-or-treating at the fabulous shops in Downtown Ridgefield.
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Ridgebury Farm Fall Festival

Saturday, October 28th from 2:00-5:00pm
Ridgebury Farm

Come out to the farm for fall fun! Pumpkin picking, hay rides, and yard games galore – visit the farm for a day of fun for the whole family. Fun activities include a corn pit, pumpkin patch, pony kissing booth, tractor rides & more!
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“Hocus Pocus 2” Family Film

Saturday, October 28th @ 2:00pm
Ridgefield Library

Join us for a showing of Hocus Pocus 2, when two young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
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Special Spooky Schoolhouse Sunday

Sunday, October 29th from 1:00-4:00pm
Peter Parley Schoolhouse

The final Last Sunday at the Schoolhouse of the year will be a slightly spooky affair, when we invite young visitors to come in costume. There will be treats and we’ll talk about some tricks that schoolhouse scholars perpetrated over the years!
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Halloween Dog Costume Party

Sunday, October 29th from 2pm-5pm
Treats Pupperia

Join us for an evening of pet-friendly Halloween festivities! From thrilling costume contests to paw-some games, there’s something for every four-legged friend. Don’t miss out on the chance to win exciting prizes and showcase your pup’s spook-tacular style.
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Halloween Storytime & Parade

Tuesday, October 31st at 10:30am
Ridgefield Library

Join us for a Halloween storytime followed by a costume parade to trick-or-treat around the Library. We provide the goodie bags and goodies, you come dressed to impress! This program is made possible by the generous donations of our patrons.
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Trick or Treat Our Terrace

Tuesday, October 31st from 4pm-7pm
First Congregational Church of Ridgefield

Join us for a ghoulishly good time on Halloween night with plenty of Tricks and Treats! Sit for a spell and enjoy a brew (water and hot chocolate will be available) while enjoying the spooky sights and sounds.
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Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00pm-8:30pm
Lounsbury House

Join us for Trunk or Treat with Ridgefield Police DepartmentT while you are strolling down Main Street in your Halloween finest! his event is free and intended for children of all ages.
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Scarecrow Contest

October 1st – 31st
Downtown Ridgefield

This fun event welcomes families, organizations, and businesses to showcase their creativity and design captivating scarecrows. Embrace the colors of autumn, and let your imagination soar as you bring your scarecrow to life.
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Jesse Lee Pumpkin Patch

Through October
Jesse Lee Church

A favorite town tradition, the Annual Pumpkin Patch returns on September 30th! Bring the family to pick out your perfect pumpkin for decorating or carving this year.

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Visit our Events Calendar for the latest Halloween events and updates.
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