New Hampshire Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in New Hampshire.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Goffstown Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off & Regatta - Goffstown, NH - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
Race, giant pumpkin contest, giant pumpkin drop, lots of kids activities.

Wasserman Park Halloween Party - Merrimack, NH - Oct 24, 2020
Modifications for 2020: Event is limited to Merrimack residents only, on a first come, first serve basis. All attendees must register (see the ticket link or click through from the event website) for a specific time. The event, traditionally held during the evening, will be held outdoors during the day (12-3). It will function more like a trunk or treat event than a carnival as in the past. Normally: Bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park for this year’s Spooktacular event featuring food, carnival games, face painting, pumpkin painting, crafts, not so scary stories, music, a pumpkin carving demonstration, and the highlight of the evening, the Costume Contest!

Portsmouth Halloween Parade - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive celebration of community, creativity and free expression that walks, stalks, dances, trumpets and drums its way through downtown Portsmouth each year on OCTOBER 31st AT 7 P.M. Everyone is invited to dress up, gather at Peirce Island by Prescott Park, and march.

Past Events

Halloween Town - East Madison, NH - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Bouncy house, face painting, carnival games, story telling, fried onions, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, baked goods & more. A variety of finger foods will be for sale. All proceeds will go to The Laura Foundation. Over ½ mile of lighted pathways winding throughout camp! Trail features a series of spooky Halloween-themed cabins for trick-or-treaters to explore.

Ghosts on the Banke - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: A family-friendly Halloween event. Come and meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke’s famous Halloween celebration. Long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Tickets available at the door.

Night at the BOOzeum - Dover, NH - Oct 25, 2019
The museum will throw open its doors for grown-ups 21+ for a night of spooky fun. This October you can do a spooky science experiment, a creepy craft, all while enjoying drinks so delicious – it’s scary! Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Halloween Masquerade Ball – Cruise NH - Laconia, NH - Oct 26, 2019
6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM FROM WEIRS BEACH

Not-so-Spooky Spectacular - Dover, NH - Oct 26, 2019
A Halloween event that focuses on fun – not fright! They’ll be celebrating throughout the day with all kinds of special activities, all free with regular museum admission. Kids and adults are encouraged to come in costume to explore the exhibits like the Cave Explorers Bat Cave, Dino Detective and Green Screen Adventures in Travel. Meet the museum’s very own Wacky Scientist and check out his fantastical experiments, visit the “Bat Cave” to create take-home crafts and pose for pictures with fun props in front of the spooky backdrop, get your face painted in the Muse Studio, and more! Participate in the costume parades, and try out the pumpkin scavenger hunt to receive an extra special prize at the end of your visit! Please note that they do not hand out any candy or food during this event, but they are participating in the downtown Dover trick-or-treating, with non-candy toys available out front of the museum.

Goffstown Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta – Goffstown, NH – Oct 14-15, 2017

Halloween Town – Madison, NH – Oct 21, 2017

Silly, Spooky Halloween Extravaganza – Jefferson, NH – Oct 21 & 28, 2017

Merrimack Parks and Rec Halloween Party – Merrimack, NH – October 27, 2017

Halloween Howl – Concord, NH – October 27, 2017

Haunted Mansion Night – Concord, NH – Oct 20, 2017

Ghosts on the Banke – Portsmouth, NH – Oct 27-28, 2017

Not So Spooky Spectacular – Dover, NH – October 28, 2017

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

Portsmouth Halloween Parade – Portsmouth, NH – October 31, 2017

Halloween Masquerade Ball – Oct 21, 2017

Wicked Woods Halloween Weekend – Oct 27-29, 2017

For more Halloween fun in New Hampshire, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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