Halloween fun in Rhode Island

Olivia Barone

Anchor Staff Writer

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Sometimes, Holiday-spirit doesn’t come easily. Fortunately, Rhode Island has a plethora of Halloween-themed activities. Whether this is your favorite time of year, or you are simply waiting it out until Christmas, there is something to do for everyone.


Voted Cosmopolitan’s favorite for haunted fun, Scary Acres continues to be the epicenter for fear in Rhode Island. Visitors will take a bone-chilling hayride into the heart of Confreda Farms before venturing through a corn maze complete with lurking ghouls and goblins. The usually quaint farm in Coventry is transformed into a monster’s paradise when darkness settles across the fields, leaving friends and families to navigate their way through jumpscares frightening enough to take anyone’s breath away. If you’re brave enough to face what lies in the dark, Scary Acres will remain open until Halloween, awaiting its next victims looking for a good scare.


For lovers of the paranormal, the Providence Ghost Tour remains a great opportunity to meet some of the city’s ghostly residents. Prospect Terrace Park welcomes visitors to learn about the history of Rhode Island’s capital on a 90-minute walking tour led by an expert guide who has plenty of spooky stories to tell. See beautiful East Providence and encounter some of Rhode Island’s oldest and most haunted landmarks from May until December, but remember to look out for any spectral tourists lingering throughout the city.


Rhode Island does have tons of horrors to offer, but there are plenty of other activities that aren’t so frightening. Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a favorite amongst Rhode Islanders for being a family-friendly alternative to the usual halloween frights. View hundreds of pumpkins carved by experts of their craft this year as Roger Williams Park Zoo celebrates 75 years of television, creating a timeline of beloved TV shows from the “Flinstones” to “Stranger Things” portrayed through carvings. Running from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, be sure to catch Roger Williams Park under the Jack-O-Lantern light before it’s too late.


Whether you’re looking for something to frighten your friends, learn a little more about our beloved state or spend time with family, Rhode Island has a variety of activities to offer this fall. No matter if you’re a lover of Halloween or a casual fan, you can still enjoy yourself this spooky-season in Rhode Island.

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