Well, this weekend was a bit of a wash-out, wasn't it? I hope everyone was able to spend time in the galleries of the Peabody Essex Museum, at Cinema Salem, and in the cozy restaurants around Salem where you could sip hot soup and watch the storm clouds gather and pass.
With the passing of the final weekend of September, we are now officially at the eve of Haunted Happenings - which kicks off on Thursday, October 2nd with the Grand Parade, presented by the Salem Chamber of Commerce. October rolls out in ghostly style after the parade with trick-or-treating, children's events, 21+ parties, witch balls, shopping extravaganzas, theatrical presentations, Oktoberfest, and the return of the Carnival on Derby Street.
Visit HauntedHappenings.org for the complete schedule of events, including some very popular information about which inns and hotels still have availability for October (if you haven't booked a room yet, I recommend staying in Rockport or Boston and taking the Commuter Rail to Salem, especially on the final two weekends). We will update the availability info on an ongoing basis throughout the month.
Note: if you are coming for Halloween, check HauntedHappenings.org for MBTA updates and transportation information - and please be aware that the last train back to Boston on Halloween night is at 11:24 pm.
Also worth noting - the complete schedule of Salem Haunted Happenings events was in all Community Newspapers north of Boston last week. That includes the Salem Gazette, Beverly Citizen, Saugus Advertiser, Ipswich Chronical, etc. If you wonder which paper is your Community Newspaper, visit WickedLocal.com and search for your town.
As always, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a calendar of events be mailed to you. Just be sure to include your mailing address!
Photo of actor is Chris Clark; Photo Copyrighted to John Fogle