Although Cape Cod may be primarily thought of as a summer vacation destination, there’s plenty of reasons to consider it a year-round vacation escape! From the offerings of spring to the chilly and festive winter excitement, every season is the right season to visit, and this guide to the Halloween events on the Cape allows you a glimpse of the fun that can be had in the fall! Grab your candy, costumes, and pumpkin spice treats and prepare for a spooktacular time in some of our favorite Cape Cod villages!

Pumpkin People in the Park, October 18th through October 29th, Chatham

While the title of this fun event could seem to be the title of a scary movie, this Halloween in Cape Cod event is a family-friendly one that isn’t scary at all! Held in Kate Gould Park on Main Street, the creativity of our Chatham residents shines through strong as you explore the different vignettes of people created from pumpkins. Pose with pumpkin pilgrims, pumpkin puppies, or any other of our pumpkin population for a pictorial souvenir that will never fail to make you smile!

Captain Lazarus Haunted Harbor, Every Weekend in October, Dennis Port

For those who enjoy being “terrified,” this 13-room haunted harbor experience promises to be a memorable one! Held at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennis Port and costing just $10 per person, this reasonably priced Halloween thriller offers one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit of the holiday!

Halloween Costume Party at Jake Rooney’s in Harwich Port

Halloween without a costume is like Christmas without Santa, and the annual Halloween Costume Party at Jake Rooney’s ensures the adults can get in on the fun as well! Deck yourself out in your scariest, silliest, or weirdest Halloween costume and dance and drink the night away with other like-minded people. Who says Halloween is just for the kids? This Jake Rooney event held on Halloween night proves this fun holiday is for everyone!

Green Halloween at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster

Although this year’s dates haven’t been released yet, this annual event has generally been held the Saturday before Halloween. Designed for your kids’ ultimate enjoyment and offering fun activities that include scavenger hunts and pirate ship adventures, adults get in free with each $6 child ticket purchased!

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