Halloween is almost here! How are you celebrating? Have you ever spent the season in a small town that goes crazy for the October tradition? While celebrating Halloween in big cities or even your town can be fun, something special about being in a small Halloween town, let alone doing something new and spooky on October 31st. Here are the best Halloween towns in the U.S. if you are looking for a reason to break out of your routine.
This town holds an annual celebration named “Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village.” Here you’ll find 1,000 jack-o-lanterns lit up at night along with a Headless Horseman and apple cider to enjoy.
This town celebrates for the whole family to enjoy. Two carnivals, three craft shows, and a sprawled out pumpkin display have pushed this to the top of the list. The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival includes a 90-minute parade for you and your family to enjoy.
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
The Hudson Valley has its particular way of celebrating Halloween. This unique festival named “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” is the largest festival of its kind in the area. The Blaze refers to the burning of over 7,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns with a synchronized soundtrack.
St. Helens, Oregon
What Halloween town list would be complete without the town from the Disney movie Halloweentown? So many of the scenes were filmed in this town, and a short trip will tell you why they picked this location! St. Helen’s has their giant pumpkin lighting and various “Spirit of Halloweentown” Festival events.
Estes Park, Colorado
Scary story lovers look no further than this Colorado mountain town. This village is home to the historic Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s infamous novel The Shining. The hotel celebrates by hosting an annual Shining Ball and a murder mystery dinner. One other thing that sets this town apart from the rest is the way they trick-or-treat. Instead of going house to house, everyone goes to Main Street for their trick-or-treating.
Any of these towns would be a great pick? Which would you prefer?