There's only a few days to go until Halloween so this weekend's calendar is full of Halloween-themed events. Below you will find the when and where for some of our picks, including a haunted farm events and a costume skating session. There's also a lot of other events going on this weekend in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore.
To see more events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, check our events calendar for a complete list.
Remember, each week Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Weekender” planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
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Where/When: Wenham Museum; Sunday, 1
Why Go: Renowned children's author Ed Emberley hosts 'an afternoon of spooky fun, goolish games, and creepy crafts" that is bets suited for children age 3 and older. Emberley will also be signing his newest book "Nighty Night, Little Green Monster."
Pricing: Included with the regular museum admission, $8 for adults, $6 for children and members free.
Where/When: Endicott College, Beverly; Sunday, 11 a.m.
Why Go: It's your annual chance to go for a run wearing your Halloween costume. This race will take you around the Endicott College campus and, in addition to the typical awards for the top finishers, the best costume will also get an award.
Where/When: "Eldridge Mansion," 24 Chester St., Danvers; Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Why Go: The "Eldridge Mansion" will offer "horrific delights" as punch and cookies are served. It is located off Ash Street near Danvers Town Hall and not far from Danvers Square.
Pricing: Donations accepted toward the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Where/When: James E. McVann-Louis F. O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, Peabody; Sunday, 2:15 p.m.
Why Go: Skate around the McCann-O'Keefe rink wearing your Halloween costume plus get a chance to win prizes, get your face painted and listen to music.
Pricing: $3 for ages 8 and under; $5 for older than age 8 and adults; $6 for skate rentals
Where/When: Green Meadows Farm, Hamilton; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Why Go: This family-friendly event is hosted by the Green Meadows Farm and Essex County Greenbelt Association. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes for hayrides, cider, a kids costume parade and pumpkin and gourd decorating, among other activities.