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Halloween Happenings: Parties, Haunted Houses, Spooky Tours

Haunted Houses And Attractions Ride To Haunted Isle: A trolley ride brings guests to the Haunted Isle, where ghosts and ghouls spook along dark trails. This voyage is intended for adults and mature children (under 5 not admitted). $12; express tickets, $20. Sept. 30 through Oct. 29. Fridays and...

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  • Resurrected From The Dead: 20,000 Feet Of Horrors At Fright Haven

    Resurrected From The Dead: 20,000 Feet Of Horrors At Fright Haven

    You've heard of New Haven, West Haven, East Haven and North Haven. Now, just in time for Halloween, there's Fright Haven. The haunted house first lived in West Haven 2007 and 2008 and then closed. Like a zombie, it's come back from the dead, now in the former Showcase Cinemas in Stratford. It's...

  • Witches Dungeon Museum Celebrates 50 Years Of Classic Horror Films

    Witches Dungeon Museum Celebrates 50 Years Of Classic Horror Films

    Connecticut fans of classic horror films — or anyone who just loves a good scare — don't have to travel far to see the longest-running Halloween attraction of its kind in the country: The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol celebrates its 50th consecutive year this October. The museum,...

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  • Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

    Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

    If the new Aer Lingus non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and Dublin has you considering a trip to Ireland, you're not alone. Dennis Hubbs of D&D Travel Services LLC (ddtvl.com), a travel agency based in Bloomfield, says he expects to see increased interest in visits to the Emerald...

  • A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    Hate making vacation arrangements? A new Pittsburgh-based travel company will plan your vacation, book your tickets, make your hotel reservations and set up a detailed itinerary for your time away, but there's just one catch. You won't know where you're going. Pack Up + Go creates weekend trips...

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  • Relive The 16th Century At CT Renaissance Faire

    Relive The 16th Century At CT Renaissance Faire

    Jousting, armored combat, magic, comedy, feasting and music fill the streets and stages of a 16th century village every weekend in October for the 18th annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire on the North Haven fairgrounds. Every weekend brings new themes, shows and music; a Medieval Marketplace;...

      • Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

        Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

        Shucks, mateys! Fans of pirates and oysters should head to Mystic, where the Seaport plays host to the first-ever Mystic River Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, and pirates invade the town Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The oyster fest — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mystic Seaport museum...

          • Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

            Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

            Wee Faerie Village, the charming annual tradition at the Florence Griswold Museum where local artists create tiny fairy houses all over the museum's scenic riverfront property, returns Oct. 1 to 30 at the art space at 96 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. This year's theme is "A Flutter in Time," and the 32...

            • Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

              Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

              Southington celebrates all things apple at its annual Apple Harvest Festival, held each year on the town green, featuring two weekends of music, contests, crafts, children's activities, a parade, arts and crafts show and fireworks — along with the festival's famous apple fritters. This year's event...

                • Everything You Need To Know About The Big E

                  Everything You Need To Know About The Big E

                  The beer. the luscious cocktails. The wild and wacky food. The entertainment. Ways to save on tickets. It's all here!

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