Thursday, September 29, 2011

Salem Haunted Happenings

It occurred to me last night that I haven't written a Destination Salem blog post about Salem Haunted Happenings yet this year. It completely slipped my mind.  You may be wondering how on earth our biggest festival and busiest time of year could slip my mind, and I have a great excuse - I'm blogging Haunted Happenings separately, so it really hasn't split my mind so much as it's overtaken my mind. 

The 30th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings kicks off on October 1st and runs through the month of October.  It is a festive celebration of all things Halloween and fall in New England.  There are haunted houses, street fairs, psychic fairs, costume balls, theatrical presentations, ghost tours, live music, great food and a hole lot more.

There's a Harvest Fest, a Battle of the Bands, and Spirits at the House of the Seven Gables. There are two films about the Salem Witch Trials, a Grand Parade, and finale fireworks.

Nearly 25% of the people who visit Salem do so during October, and they have good reason. The City looks beautiful, the fall foliage sets the stage for the characters (from historical to horrific) who wander the street, attractions and museums have extended hours, restaurants are brimming with yummy soups and chowders, and everyone's having fun. 

For more information on visiting during Salem Haunted Happenings, visit  You can also follow Haunted Happenings on Facebook and Twitter

Finally, if you would like us to send you a printed Guide to Salem Haunted Happenings, we are happy to - just shoot us an email at

And I'll start showing Haunted Happenings some love here on the blog.  There's certainly enough going on to cover two blogs for the month.  Happy Haunted Happenings!

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