It's Halloween!! Or nearly....time to create a costume, put out the pumpkins, light jack-o-lanterns, grab a flashlight, pillowcase, bag or bucket to collect candy, head door-to-door (or trunk-to-trunk) and trick-or-treat! We've also added a number of local events that will celebrate All Hallows Eve. All trick-or-treat dates are listed by date and time. Be safe!

Please note this page is currently being updated daily. Latest update: October 20, 2019. 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

Hanover: 4:30-7 p.m. - Halloween Spooktacular - Tenney Park, Richard W. Black Community Center, 4 Thompson Terrace, Hanover. Carved pumpkin contest (carve at home; drop off pumpkin at 4:30 p.m.), followed by a s'mores party and storytelling by Simon Brooks. Costumes encouraged. Free pumpkins are available at the Richard W. Black Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (first come, first served). Visit hanoverrec.com for additional details. Free. 603-643-5315.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Antrim: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Halloween Window Painting Contest. We are bringing back this fun fall event this October. Halloween Window Painting Contest Rules: Halloween Window Painting Contest Rules: 1) Sign up your team. Every team must have AT LEAST one adult. 2) Submit your team’s window design (a sketch is fine) by Wednesday, October 23rd. 3) Come Paint! Additional details will be given to teams as they register.

Concord: 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Halloween Howl - Come trick or treat with your community along a closed Main Street. Local businesses will be greeting families with not only candy but great costumes and decor. Free.

Rochester: 4-6 p.m., Downtown Trick or Treat, Union Street Parking Lot. This fun, popular downtown event is for costumed children 10-years-old and younger.  The children are invited to go door-to-door at the local participating businesses to get treats and goodies. Participants are asked to gather in the Union Street parking lot at 4 p.m. to pick up treat bags and maps indicating participating businesses.  Bags and maps will be available until 5 p.m. or until they are gone. 

Rochester: 7-8 p.m., Zombie Walk, Union Street Parking Lot. This year's Zombie Walk for teens and adults features individuals and participants from Studio 109, Corinne's School of Dance, and Dance N Motion 2.  Enjoy their choreographed performance as they tread from the Union Street parking lot to Rochester Common. The teen and adult public is welcome to participate in the parade by dressing in zombie costumes and following the dancers. 

Participants are asked to gather at Rochester Common by 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. police-escorted walk down South Main Street. 

Tilton: 5:30 p.m. - Trick or Treat at Tanger Outlets presented by Clearchoice MD - Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Rd., Tilton. Calling all ghosts and goblins for Trick or Treating! Children 12 years and under are invited to Trick or Treat on the "Tanger Streets," while candy supplies last. Look for a Halloween decal on the doors of participating retailers. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Antrim: 9 a.m. - noon, Halloween Window Painting Contest. We are bringing back this fun fall event this October. Halloween Window Painting Contest Rules: Halloween Window Painting Contest Rules: 1) Sign up your team. Every team must have AT LEAST one adult. 2) Submit your team’s window design (a sketch is fine) by Wednesday, October 23rd. 3) Come Paint! Additional details will be given to teams as they register. 

Derry: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Spooktacular Parade & Contest - Veterans Hall Gymnasium, 31 West Broadway, Derry. Join us indoors for a Spooktacular Dancing, Games, & Costume Contest Parade. Age categories is for children infant - 12 years old as well as a family Costume Contest! Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative costume, Spookiest costume, and Judges’ Choice. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with dancing and games followed by the Costume parade and contest beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m. This event is brought to you by the Town of Derry, Parks & Recreation Department. For more info. visit www.derrynh.org/parks-recreation. Free.  

Derry: 12-3 p.m. - Downtown Trick-or-Treat - After the Spooktacular indoor parade, venture outside and begin trick-or-treating along West Broadway to East Broadway (noon), turn down Crystal Avenue (1 p.m.), and complete the Downtown Trick-or-Treating at the Hood Commons Plaza (2 p.m.). Look for the Orange or Teal pumpkin posters in the windows of participating businesses. Somerset Grille will be at Marion Gerrish Community Center serving up some daring delights for purchase. This event is brought to you by the Town of Derry, Parks & Recreation Department. For more info. visit www.derrynh.org/parks-recreation.  

Durham: 2-4 p.m., Downtown Trick-or-Treat & Main Street Monster Mash Bash! Main Street, Durham. Join us for a fun afternoon of trick-or-treating throughout Downtown Durham. Many of the local business, organizations, and UNH student groups set up trick-or-treat stops throughout town. Music, game & activities will be set up on Main Street and Jenkins Court. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Participation is free.

Exeter: 10 a.m., annual Halloween Parade & Costume judging at Swasey Parkway,  316 Water St., Exeter. Following the parade, there will be trick-or-treating downtown from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The parade route starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Water Street end of the Parkway and finishes at the center pavilion, where there will be refreshments and best-costume awards at 11:30 a.m.

Grantham: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - 2019 Grantham Spooky Spectacular - Join the Grantham Recreation Department for a night of Spooktacular Fun! Trunk or Treat starts at 4 p.m. in the GVS Parking lot followed by food, dancing and fun in the GVS Gym and Cafeteria from 5-7:30. Costumes encouraged but not mandatory. This is a family event and will be fun for all ages. Activities will include dinner, DJ dance, pumpkin painting, Take your own photos at the Photo Booth, Games, prizes, candy, costume parade and contest and prizes awarded for best costume(s) and best decorated Trunk or Treat car. All Trunk or Treat-ers will be given a ballot to vote. Winners announced at the dance.

Sunapee: 5-7:30 p.m. - Haunted Harbor in Sunapee - Main St., Sunapee. Costume parade starts at The Livery at 5:15 p.m., followed by photos, prizes, trunk-or-treating, games, pumpkin carving contest, fortune telling and more. Free. Sponsored by Project Sunapee. info@ProjectSunapee.org.

Waterville Valley: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Town Square, Waterville Valley. Waterville Valley's pedestrian village is perfect for Trick-or-Treating. There will also be Halloween haunts, spooky food and drink specials, and family festivities. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Auburn: 1-4 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Derry: 4:30-6 p.m. - Trunk-or-Treat, 5 Tinkham Ave., Derry. Candy, face painting, petting zoo, food, and a safe place to celebrate are all brought together by local agencies to create one of the most memorable nights of the year. This event is Sponsored by Thrive Outdoors and Hosted by Journey

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Barrington: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Boscawen: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Dover: 5-8 p.m., Citywide Trick-or-Treat

Durham: 5-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Greenland: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hampton Falls: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hancock: 4-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat. Alos, stop by the Hancock Historical Society from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and check out a 200-year-old coffin. If you dare!

Lee: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Newington: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Newmarket: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

North Hampton: 4-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Portsmouth: 5-8 p.m., Citywide Trick-or-Treat

Rollinsford: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Somersworth: 5:30-8 p.m., Citywide Trick-or-Treat

Stratham: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Allenstown: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Alton: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Amherst: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Andover: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Antrim: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Ashland: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Atkinson: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Auburn: 6-8 p.m., 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat. Auburn Safety Complex, 55 Eaton Hill Rd, Auburn, NH. The Auburn Police Department along with Parks and Rec are again partnering to bring this fun and safe trick or treating event. This is not replacing the traditional trick or treating but providing a second option.

Barnstead: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Bartlett: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Bow: 5-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Bedford: 6-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Bradford: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Bristol: 5-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Brookline: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Campton: 5-8 p.m., Trick-or-Treat in the Upper Village

Canaan: 4-7 p.m., Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat - Canaan Meetinghouse, Canaan. Halloween story time, coloring activities, simple crafts, candy bingo, mad scientist drink lab and more. Trunk-or-treat across the street at the Canaan Street Lake parking lot, with a prize for the best decorated trunk. Hosted by Canaan Recreation. Free. 603-523-4501.

Candia: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Center Harbor: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Chester: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Claremont: 3-6 p.m. - Halloween Spooktacular - Claremont Village & Depot - This event, sponsored by the City of Claremont, Claremont Lincoln University, and local businesses, provides children ages 2-12 with an unforgettable, fun, and entertaining experience in an environment that is a safe alternative to traditional door-to-door "Trick or Treating." More info: Halloween Spooktacular

Colebrook: 4-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Concord: 5-8 p.m. City-wide Trick-or-Treat - Auburn Street will be closed, from the round-about to Franklin Street.

Deerfield: 4-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Derry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Epping: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Epsom: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat 

Exeter: 4-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Farmington: 4 p.m. The Farmington Recreation Department’s Trick-or-Treat Parade. Calling all Monsters! Join us at the Recreation Department, as we parade through town collecting treats along the way. This is not a drop off event; an adult must accompany the child.  

Farmington: 5-7 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Francestown: 6:30-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Franconia: 6 p.m., Townwide Trick-or Treat and bonfire

Franklin: 4-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Fremont: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Gilford: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Gilmanton: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Gilsum: 5:30 - 7 p.m., Halloween Parade - Annual Halloween parade starts at The Historical Society and Main Street and proceeds to the fire station where treats will be available.

Goffstown: 6-8 p.m. - Trick-or-Treat in the Village, downtown Goffstown. 

Grafton: 5-7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Grantham: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Greenfield: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Groton: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Groveton: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat - Located at the Chapman Parking Lot. Join us in decorating (optional) your vehicle and handing out treats to all the local children.    

Groveton: Dusk, Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hampstead: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hampton: 5:30-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hanover: Dusk, Citywide Trick-or-Treat

Henniker: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Holderness: 5-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hollis: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hooksett: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Hopkinton: 5-7 p.m., Trunk-or-Treat - HMHS back parking lot. Weather dependent. Trunk-or-Treat provides a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween! Children trick-or-treat for candy at festively decorated car trunks and truck beds.  There will be pizza for sale (until we run out) as well. Location is in the back parking lot near the woods of the Hopkinton Middle High School. Park in the parking lot of HMHS and enter the Trunk-or-Treating area.  

Hopkinton: 5-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Hudson: 6-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Jackson: 4-6 p.m. “Sweet Street” - Sweet Street is a safe and fun way for  local and visiting children to experience Trick or Treating. Participating Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce businesses set up Trick or Treat stations inside the Whitney Community Center located in Jackson Village next to the Jackson Grammar School. Kids 13 or under, wearing costumes, parade around stopping at the different stations collecting goodies.  Hall is festively inviting and mom and dad can mingle with other parents as their children safely enjoy the gathering. Kids games and other fun available all under one roof.  

Jackson: Dusk, Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Jaffrey: 6-8 p.m., Townwide Trick-or-Treat

Lebanon: 4-6 p.m. - Halloween FunFest - An evening of Halloween activities around Colburn Park. Stories in the Great Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin painting, photos with favorite storybook characters, pumpkin bowling and more. Free. 603-448-5121.

Lebanon: 6-8 p.m., City-wide Trick-or Treat

Manchester: 6-8 p.m., City-wide Trick-or Treat

Nashua: 6-8 p.m., City-wide Trick-or-Treat

Newfields: 5-7 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

North Woodstock: 5-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Plaistow: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Portsmouth: 7 p.m. - Portsmouth Halloween Parade. Marching into its 25th year, the Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive celebration of community, creativity, and free expression that walks, stalks, dances, trumpets and drums its way through downtown Portsmouth each year.

Rindge: 4-7 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Sandown: 6-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

South Hampton: 6 p.m., Trunk or Treat - Town Hall, South Hampton. Decorate your vehicle, come in costume and hand out treats to all the little goblins. We ask resident start to arrive at 5 p.m. to park and decorate their vehicle, with the Trunk or Treat beginning at 6 p.m. We will have a costume parade. All are Welcome To Attend. For a small fee Pizza will be served prior to Trunk or Treat. Bring a Teal Pumpkin to provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. For more info visit www.tealpumpkinproject.org. The Police & Fire departments will be on hand to direct parking and keep everyone safe. No Rain Date. This replaces door to door trick-or-treating.

Wilton: 6-8 p.m., Town-wide Trick-or-Treat

Windham: 5-8 p.m. - Town-wide Trick-or-Treat 

 

ONGOING:

Jackson: October 1-31 - Return of the Pumpkin People - throughout Jackson. Celebrate the 35th year of New Hampshire’s premiere fall events. Take this self-guided tour of 80+ different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. This is an event will amaze even the toughest of critics. You will see Pumpkin People doing all kinds of things from flying across yards to deep sea diving. Our members’ talent outdoes itself year after year. Maps and People Choice Award Ballots are available. You can request them by calling the office at 603-383-9356, sending an email to info@jacksonnh.com or picking one up at any of the participating businesses located throughout the Conway and Jackson Area of New Hampshire.

Plainfield: Through the end of October - Plainfield Pumpkin People - throughout town. Plainfield really knows how to decorate for Halloween! Drive around town and visit with the Pumpkin People. The creativity on display is phenomenal, so spend a day driving around and “meeting” the pumpkin people. Past years have included the characters from the Wizard of Oz, Captain America, Spiderman, Aretha Franklin, the Three Blind Mice, the Grinch, regular people like hunters, farmers, and many more. There is a map on their website so you can follow along.