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Halloween events south of Boston

Pumpkins are piled up for Halloween sales at Boston Hill Farm in North Andover. Pumpkins are piled up for Halloween sales at Boston Hill Farm in North Andover. (Associated Press/Elise Amendola)
October 27, 2011

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Haunted hayride at Braintree Municipal Golf Course, 101 Jefferson St., Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $10, $6 children, free for 3 and under. Rain date is Saturday. 781-794-8901.

Boo Bash at South Shore Plaza Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Festivities on Level 1-Center Court.


Walk-in craft night for children 5 and up at East Library Branch, 54 Kingman St., Thursday, 5:30 p.m. 508-580-7892.


Costume parade Sunday, 1 p.m., beginning at Bank of Canton parking lot and ending at Canton High School. Marching bands, DJ, and refreshments. 781-821-5030.


Halloween bedtime story Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Bunny, 577 High St. Kids can dress up and bring candy to donate to area homeless shelters.


Halloween parade Saturday, 4:30 p.m., on town common, 40 South St. Gathering at 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall parking lot. Trick-or-treating and costume prizes.


Hanover Woman’s Club annual Halloween parade Saturday, 1:15 p.m., at Town Hall. If rain, parade begins at Center School. Registration $2 per child.


Costume party Friday at 4:30 p.m., at Town Hall, 26 Evergreen St. Preschoolers can enjoy holiday-related activities, music, and refreshment in the lower hall. Children in grades K-4 will party with a DJ in the upper hall. Costumes necessary for entrance. Tickets $5. 781-585-0533.


Haunted House, at the Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct St., open Oct. 28 and 29. Outdoor tours 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets $13. Parental discretion advised for children 10 and under. for $3 coupons off admission.


South Common parade Sunday, 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged. Event is free, rain or shine.


Marion Art Center Halloween parade Monday 4 p.m. Meet at Marion Music Hall, 164 Front St. The Sippican Elementary School Drum Corps will lead the parade.


5k Run-walk Monster Dash Saturday at noon. 1k for children. Begins at The Deck on Green Harbor, 239 Dyke Road. Cost $25, $11 children. Proceeds go to youth and high school baseball programs.

“Witches: Salem and Beyond” at the Ventress Memorial Library Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free event for adults, costumes encouraged. Handicapped accessible. 781-835-5535 or

Haunted River Paddle Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. at Union Street Bridge. Tickets $5 for children 10 and up. Costumes required. Paddle, dress up, sing, and hand out candy. Pre-register at


Monster Dash 5k Saturday at 1 p.m. Annual event held in memory of Sam Chichello, a Tucker Elementary School student who died following a playground accident in 1999.


New Hope Chapel harvest party on town green, 673 Main St., Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Dipped apples, games, pumpkins, and more. Free. 781-659-2575.


Pumpkin festival today, 3:30 p.m., at Civic Center. Cost $5. Also, today is last day to enter your home in the spooky house decorating contest. Details on Recreation Department pages at


Plymouth High School 5-mile road race and 2-mile walk Sunday at 10 a.m. beginning at 70 Manomet Point Road. Proceeds to high school lacrosse program. to register.


Quincy Symphony performs a Halloween concert at Quincy High School performing arts center Sunday 2 p.m. Conductor Yoicho Udagawa conducts 58th season. Pieces range from Harry Potter and Fantasia to movements by Faust and Lizt. Suggested donation $10. 617-770-7940.


Recreation Department Halloween party Saturday, 1 p.m. Children 10 and under wear costumes. Games, feeling stations, and more. LaLiberte Elementary School, 777 Pleasant St.


33d annual Halloween parade from Town Hall on South Main Street. Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wear costumes and bring candy bags. No registration required.


Fourth annual haunted hay ride by community events committee. Saturday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cedar Hill Golf Course. Admission $3 for arts and crafts workshop, which will include ceramic pumpkins.

Compiled by Meena Ramakrishnan, who can be reached at