Halloween Happenings

Plenty of spooky events west of Boston this Halloween season

Bruce Osborn guides Hanson’s Haunted Hayride through cornfields in Framingham on Friday and Saturday nights.
Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe
Bruce Osborn guides Hanson’s Haunted Hayride through cornfields in Framingham on Friday and Saturday nights.

Hanson’s Haunted Hayride Hanson’s Farm, 20 Nixon Road, Framingham.
Every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 27, 7 to 10 p.m. $16 for adults; $14 for children under 12; $12 for groups larger than 10. 508-877-3058, www.hansonsfarm.50webs.com 

Frightful Fridays Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. Oct. 19 and 26; tours at 7 and 8:30 p.m. $15 for adults; $10 children ages 5 to 12 and members. Hear traditional ghost stories while touring the 200-year-old mansion. Call 781-894-2798, ext. 12, or e-mail events@goreplace.org to reserve a spot on a tour.

‘Halloween Tales’ at Minute Man National Historical Park   Hartwell Tavern Historic Area, 107 North Great Road, Lincoln. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.; ­also, an hourlong show for children up to age 6 at 4:45 p.m. Free admission. 


Bring a flashlight for the walk from the tavern’s parking lot to the performance area. 978-318-7825;   www.nps.gov/mima  

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Haunted Trail Walk Woodville Trailbusters 4-H Club, 25 Winter Street, Hopkinton. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $3 for children; $5 for adults. Includes a guided trail walk, a hayride, and games. www.woodville­trail­busters4hclub.org/haunted-trails.html

Haunted Hollywood’  house and After Party The Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave., Needham. Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m.  $5 admission, all ages welcome. 781-444-2510 

Haunted Tower Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs, Galen L. Stone Tower, Green Hall, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley. Sunday, Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m.  Free admission, all ages welcome. E-mail guildwebcomments@ wellesley.edu 

Haunted House Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands.  


Sunday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m.  $1 admission. A Halloween party for children under 8 will happen before the haunted house, from 5 to 6 p.m.   617-527-4933,  www.hydecenter.org  for more information.

Laura Franzini can be reached at laura.franzini@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at LauraFranzini.