Whether you’re looking for the thrills and chills of the haunted holiday or you’re a scaredy cat just looking for some fall fun, Halloween in Newport brings a variety of festivities for all. Our frightful fall activities include ghost hunts, a haunted fortress, and paranormal activity tours, while festive and fun events offer haunted brewery tours, pumpkin carving, and Halloween parties.
Whether you’re looking to be spooked or just here for the boos, we’ve got both tricks and treats up our sleeve for your ultimate Halloweekend.
Fear Factor: Low- Festive and Fun
Trinity Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch brings a wide selection of pumpkins, mums, decorative cabbages, gourds and more. Once you've picked all your favorites, enjoy home-made goods, freshly popped popcorn and cider. On Saturday & Sunday, enjoy live music, artisan craft vendors, pictures-in-the-patch,and so much more. Don your best costume for the costume parade on Sunday, October 29, 1:00 PM.
When: Weekdays,12:00 - 6:00 PM and weekends, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Where: Queen Anne Square, Newport
For those looking to steer clear of fear, gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how your favorite constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler.
When: October 27, 2017; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Member $7, Non-Member $10.
Come one, come all to Newport Vineyards 2nd Annual Halloween CarnEvil! The regions’ premier costume party with an evening full of circus performers, a fortune teller machine (think Zoltar,) and Creepy Cocktail Hour with nosh food. Cash bar, strictly 21+.
When: Friday, October 27; 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $55 per person
Dress up the pups and trick-or-treat with Wag Nation down Bellevue Avenue featuring prizes for Best Canine Costume, Best Canine-Human Costume Combo, and Best Trick. The stroll starts at 92 William Street and goes down Newport's famous Bellevue Avenue before heading back to the shop for light refreshments, photos, and more!
When: Saturday, October 28; 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Where: Stroll starts at 92 William Street, Newport
The Newport Mystical Society presents a festive fall evening at Newport Elks Lodge. This is a mystical event with some of the area's finest tarot card readers, mediums and energy workers. There will be vendors offering jewelry, crystals and handcrafted items.
When: Saturday, October 28; 1:00 - 10:00 PM.
Where: Newport Elks Lodge
Admission: $5 per person, children 12 & under free.
Join Audubon for a different kind of fall celebration and find out just how much fun a pumpkin can be. Search for our hidden pumpkins around the wildlife refuge - find them all and pick out a prize! Try fun pumpkin games, visit our silly fall photo booth and try on some different fun disguises for a festive family photo. Buy a pumpkin from our "patch" an decorate it with creative art supplies. Come in costume and get a prize! All ages welcome.
When: Saturday, October 28; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission: Adults $6; children age 4-12, $4
Carve your own spooky Halloween pumpkin while enjoying caramel popcorn and apple cider. Toast your marshmallows by the fire pit on the garden terrace.
When: Sunday, October 29; 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: The Grace Vanderbilt
Admission: $10 per gremlin
Everyone is invited to this old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family! Fun and games. Arrive in costume and receive $1.00 off admission. Rain Date October 29.
When: Saturday October 28; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Where: Escobar's Highland Farm
Meet in front of City Hall across from Bike Newport for a 3-mile circle around town. End at Fastnet Pub for boos, blues, and beer. A frothy draft for the best costume deemed most worthy by the riders! Remember your lights and helmets!
When: Monday, October 30; 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
Where: Meet in front of City Hall
What's Up Newp & The JPT present: The Addams Family Halloween Party. Dress up like your favorite character and celebrate the season of spook at Jane Pickens Theater.
When: Monday, October 30; Doors open 7:00 PM, Film begins 8:00 PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Have fun & help out your community! Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center is once again hosting "Trick or Treat Washington Square" on Halloween! Join the fun with a performance from Newport Children's Theatre and trick-or-treat the stores that line the square!
When: Tuesday, October 31; 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
Where: Washington Square, Newport
Fear Factor: Medium- Spooktacular Sights
Take a lantern-led evening stroll down historic Newport's shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of our haunted city by the sea.
The Newport Storm Brewery & Newport Distilling presents haunted brewery and distillery tours! Enjoy a night of fright, craft beer, and spooky cocktails. When the lights go out our facility comes to life, spine tingling scares meets delicious bubbling brews.
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN
Four Corners Arts Center presents Hampstead Stage Company's original adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Witness the maddening journey through this production that will surely leave you with chills. Suitable for ages 13+. October 29th 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Head to Rose Island for a spooky evening of haunted tales. Registration includes boat ride on the Rum Runner II departing at 3:00 PM from Bannister's Wharf. Refreshments included. Don't forget to dress warm!
When: Sunday, October 29; 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Rose Island
Admission: $40 adults, $25 children
Fear Factor: High- Guaranteed Goosebumps
Head to Rail Explorers in Portsmouth for an adventure after dark. Night tours in the dark are sure to scare. If you make it back, unwind with fireside s'mores and hot chocolate.
When: Thursday - Sunday starting October 12, 2017
Where: Rail Explorers
Admission: Quad Explorer: $150, Tandem Explorer: $85
Fortress of Nightmares at Fort Adams includes Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem 3D, Paranormal 360 Virtual Reality, and a Kids Fun House for children who might scare easily.
When: Friday and Saturday through October starting October 13
Where: Fort Adams
The Artillery Company of Newport and SNE Paranormal have teamed up on ghost hunts of the never-before investigated armory building on Clarke Street. Enjoy an interactive experience as you tour the armory and hunt for paranormal activity. For space availability and tickets, call 508- 768-8158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: October 27 - 28; 7:00 & 8:30 PM
Where: Artillery Company of Newport
Admission: $50 per person
Do you believe in ghosts? Experience a paranormal investigation for yourself! Newport Elks Lodge is providing access to their often locked and private third floor to discover the dead. Since investigations began at the location in 2015, there have been reports of full-bodied apparition of a woman, a little girl, objects being moved, an investigator was scratched, feelings of being watched, touched, unexplainable footsteps, seeing little orbs of light, countless EVPs, and a flashlight turning on/off on command. 18+ (under 18 with parent/legal guardian's signed permission.) r.
When: Saturday, October 28; 3:00 - 10:00 PM.
Where: Newport Elks Lodge
Admission: $20 at the door