Thursday, September 11, 2008

The 27th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings

It's that time again... Salem Haunted Happenings is a mere 3 weeks away. Destination Salem's Official Guide & Schedule of Events for the 27th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings is available. If you haven't received one already - 9,000 of them went out direct mail on September 3rd, but they went bulk-rate, so you may not have received it yet - drop us a line at and we are happy to send a schedule to you. Please put "Haunted Happenings Guide Request" in the subject of your email. It makes for easier sorting!

The Haunted Happenings schedule this year is awesome. Really. I've seen 10 of the 27 Haunted Happenings, and they just keep getting better. The month-long festival will feature more than 140 events, venues, and attractions beginning October 2 and concluding on November 1.

Returning perennial favorites include the Opening Grand Parade and the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, both presented by the Salem Chamber of Commerce; The Spirits of the Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge dramatic presentations at The House of the Seven Gables; Eerie Evenings at The Witch House, and The Hawthorne Hotel's annual Halloween Costume Ball (with a CarnEvil theme this year). New additions to the schedule include a Children's Haunting on the Common with a hay bale maze, painted pumpkins, and games; the Witch City Haunted Oktoberfest presented by Ipswich Ale; and "Wharf Knots" at Pickering Wharf.

In addition to requesting the schedule via mail, it is available at the National Park Service Salem Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty Street, Salem), and throughout Salem. The website is being updated as I write, and it will include printable PDFs and listings of the schedule, events, extended hours, parking, traffic, and so on.

Discover the magic of Salem Haunted Happenings - October 2 - November 2, 2008.

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