Wellesley’s many Halloween-time traditions are gearing up, so be sure not to miss a single opportunity to dress up in costume for visits to pumpkin patches, a fun fair, the annual stroll, and more.
Here’s our roundup of Wellesley Halloween Happenings, which we’ll be updating as activities get our attention.
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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church pumpkin patch—Oct. 14-Oct. 31
The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch will be open for sales October 14-31, 10am-6pm, on the front grounds of the 207 Washington St., church. The Pumpkin Patch will be filled with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and fall colors. A portion of this annual fundraiser’s proceeds will go toward reducing the cost of the church’s reforestation service trip with Led2Serve in Costa Rica. Additional proceeds will go back to the indigenous people in New Mexico who grew the pumpkins. The Pumpkin Patch volunteers hope you’ll stop by to say hello, support a great cause, and have fun picking out a couple of pumpkins.
Bates Elementary School Pumpkin Fair—Oct. 5
The Bates Pumpkin Fair will take place on Saturday, October 15, noon-4pm on school grounds at 116 Elmwood Road.
Come in costume for an afternoon of games, prizes, a haunted house, sweet treats, pumpkins, face painting, food for purchase, bouncy houses, live entertainment, and more at the fundraising event.
Poets Neighborhood Haunted House—Oct. 22
Schofield 5th graders, along with their parents and siblings, are rolling up their sleeves to help build and set up the Poets Neighborhood Haunted House that will take place on Saturday, October 22, 5:30-8:30pm, at 67 Whittier Road.
Families will also work the fundraising event, so those clowns you see during the tour of the “Creepy Carnival” themed event just might be your neighbors getting in touch with their scary side.
The long-standing neighborhood tradition has been hosted by the same community-minded family since 2012 (with a couple off years due to the pandemic).
DATE: Saturday, October 22
LOCATION: 67 Whittier Road
COST: Optional donations. Funds will benefit the Schofield 5th grade class for things things like class t-shirts, yearbooks (one for each student), a class gift, a staff appreciation luncheon in the spring, an end-of-the-year class field trip and the Moving Up Ceremony.
Halloween fun at Linden Square Pumpkin Patch—Oct. 22
Stop by the Linden Square Pumpkin Patch for Halloween fun, Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am-noon. There will be FREE pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating (Bach to Rock, Momentum Dance, Kenzie & Hope, Magic Beans, StretchLab), and a visit from Peppa Pig for kids ages 3-12. Costumes are optional. A $5 Starbucks gift card will be given to the 10 best costumes—only kids are eligible.
Stop by anytime before Halloween and snap a photo in front of the Pumpkin Patch and post on social with #LindenPumpkinPatch for a chance to win a $50 Linden gift card to the store or restaurant of your choice. One random winner will be selected by November 1. Events made possible through a partnership with Wellesley Recreation Department and Roche Bros.
Eyes on Owls—Oct. 27
Join Marcia and Mark Wilson and SIX live owls for an exciting evening. Learn owl field markings and skills you can use to find owls in the wild. Participate in a hooting lesson, and see owls up close and personal. For all ages.
Halloween costumes and masks are optional. Come one and all—it will be a hoooot!
This is a Wellesley Conservation Land Trust Educational Series event, co-sponsored with the Wellesley Free Library
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2022 – 6:30pm
LOCATION: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St.
Halloween Stroll—Oct. 29
Kids and adults can get dressed up in their costumes for the annual Halloween Stroll on Saturday, October 29, 11am-1pm, starting at Clock Tower Park in Wellesley Hill, across from Green’s Hardware. Organized by the Wellesley Hill Merchants and the Wellesley Recreation Department, the free event will include trick or treating at the businesses of Wellesley Hills (remember to bring your own trick or treat bag), games, and fun for the whole family.
Wellesley ghost stories
Listen to Wellesley’s Liz Sowers’ spooky “Ghosts in the Burbs” podcast.
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