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Nothing says fall like dressed up kids, apples and pumpkins and family fun at the local farms.
We’ve rounded up some family-friendly activities to keep you busy every weekend in October. Lose yourself in a corn maze, take selfies with costumed dinosaurs, wander an after-hours pumpkin trail at the zoo, pick a piece of apple, or hunt for the perfect pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch.
BOO BASH ON THE BEACH
Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m.; port n starboard; 98 Neptune Avenue, New London
WHAT TO EXPECT: Boo Bash at the Beach returns to Ocean Beach for its second year hosted by Events by Robin. More than 50 local vendors will be on hand to hand out treats while children bring trick-or-treating from table to table. Vendors will also sell their wares including jewelry, candles, children’s books, clothing, toys, home decor and more. There are also free photo and activity stations. There is a $2 entrance fee and proceeds benefit local food supplies.
WHAT YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE: “We hosted the first Boo Bash last year and it was so much fun,” said Robin Sieczkowski, owner of Events by Robin. “We love the event as it is a safe place for the kids to have fun and for the parents to come with them and also to support local vendors. … There’s something for everyone.”
FOR INFO: Search 2nd Annual Boo Bash at the Beach! on Facebook.
Until October 31, 6-10:30 p.m
Roger Williams Park Zoo; 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a family-friendly trail featuring more than 5,000 pumpkins illuminating the Zoo’s Pumpkin Trail, which remains open after hours for the event. In addition to the intricately carved pumpkins, there will be Halloween exhibits and meet-and-greets with costumed characters on select nights. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets Friday through Sunday are $21 for children 13 and older and $18 for children 2 to 12; Weekday tickets are $18 for ages 13 and older and $15 for ages 2-12.
WHAT YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE: “Put down the remote, turn off the streaming and don’t miss this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, celebrating 75 years of television,” said Corrie Ignagni, Manager of Digital Communications. “Share the nostalgia of your favorite TV shows intricately carved into thousands of pumpkins. From Betty White to Walter White, this year’s Spectacular has something for everyone. Indulge your senses at Rhode Island’s largest and grandest walk-in pumpkin extravaganza.”
FOR INFORMATION: rwpzoo.org/jols
FALL ON THE FARM
Until October 30th
Scott’s Yankee Farmer, 436 Boston Post Road, East Lyme
Choose for yourself: 291 North Bride Brook Road, East Lyme
WHAT TO EXPECT: Fall fun at Scott’s Yankee Farmer includes pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, wagon rides and a corn maze with a deep-sea adventure theme for 2022. All activities are Thursday through Monday, weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. The two-acre corn maze also includes play stations with storyboards and picture stations hidden in the corn. Weekend admission is $3 (or $2 with online reservations). The corn maze is $8 weekdays and $12 weekends, including a wagon ride. Wagon rides are $4.
WHAT YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE: “We’ve been doing this for so many years that now it’s fun to have friends of my grown kids with their kids or people we’ve known for years with their grandkids,” said Karen Scott, who operates Scott’s Yankee Farmer with her husband Tom, son Colin and his girlfriend Abbi. “It makes us happy and grateful that so many people have such beautiful memories of themselves that they want to share them with the next generations.”
FOR INFORMATION: scottsyankeefarmer.net
weekends in October
The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale
WHAT TO EXPECT: Pumpkin Passage is The Dinosaur Place’s annual Halloween event. There is fun for all ages with a fairy light, bouncy castles, maze, 20 foot slide, ax throwing and bouncy castles. At the end of the trail there is cocoa and marshmallows roasted around a huge raised fire pit. The Pumpkin Passage is open Friday through Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in October.
WHAT YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE: “Families love creating fall memories in Pumpkin Passage with our dinosaurs dressed up along the way,” said Anastasia Lange, Director of Marketing. “There are many unique photo opportunities and this cocoa with marshmallows at the end is everyone’s favorite.”
FOR INFORMATION: naturesartvillage.com or Pumpkin Passage at The Dinosaur Place on Facebook