Halloween Events: Best Places to Trick or Treat in Connecticut

These are destination spots for the best Trick or Treating in CT this Halloween

Which neighborhood is best for Halloween trick-or-treating in Connecticut? That's a tricky one! But we can certainly point you in some fun directions full of treats! Here's a list of our favorite trick-or-treating spots and weekend events so you'll know where to bring your kids this Halloween. Is your area not great for trick or treating? Take them to a parade or a spooky kid event. For more seasonal fun, check out our jam-packed Halloween Guide. Many stores in local towns and villages will likely will be handing out candy in the afternoon on October 31, but as a general rule trick-or-treating starts at dusk. 

Fairfield County

Darien Halloween Parade and Magic ShowDarien 
Friday, October 26
This is an awesome daytime trick-or-treat parade for preschoolers, sponsored by the Darien Community Association. Meet at the parking lot next to the Darien Fire Station (across from Post Corner Pizza) and trick-or-treat at downtown Darien merchants. After your treat bags are filled, meet at Tilley Pond Park for a performance by the magician Amazing Andy. (A $5 fee per child is requested at the entrance to the park.)

Free Halloween WalkRidgefield 
Saturday, October 27
The Ridgefield Trust Fund sponsors this annual walk down picturesque Main Street in Ridgefield where merchants hand out treats to costumed kids of all ages.

Trick or Treat StreetBethel 
Saturday, October 27
This annual event kicks off with a magic show at the Municipal Center, followed by Halloween activities on the lawn and trick-or-treating along Greenwood Avenue. These events will be followed by a movie on the Green. 

Halloween on the Green at the Fairfield MuseumFairfield
Sunday, October 28
Formerly known as “Trick or Treat on Safety Street,” this new town-wide event has moved to the grounds of the Fairfield Museum and History Center. It will include a costume parade, entertainment, crafts, games, and a pet parade. The historic Town Green & Fairfield Museum Commons will be transformed into a Halloween village full of places to visit and things to see and do. Exciting displays will be set up in the Victorian Cottage, Sun Tavern, and Old Academy Schoolhouse. Put on your costume and prepare for fantastical fun. Recommended for families with kids 12 and under. 

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm at Stamford MuseumStamford 
Sunday, October 28
Put on your Halloween costume and head to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends. There are 6 different "trick or treat" stations around the farm, and you will be able to follow clues to each one. When you're done, stop by Overbrook for "Ick Fest" to get slimy with a slime table, visit live reptiles and bugs, and create crafts around some favorite Halloween critters. Bring your own treat bag.

Sweets for the sweet.

Hartford County

Halloween at the YGranby
Friday, October 26
Come in costume, bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food bank, and don't forget your treat bag.

Nomads Trick or TreatManchester
Sunday, October 28
Put on your favorite costume and participate in a free trick-or-treat around Nomads Adventure Quest (while the candy lasts). 

Trunk or Treat at Salmon Brook ParkGranby
Sunday, October 28
Head to the park (cars must be pre-registered) and decorate your trunk before the little visitors arrive. Candy will be plenty and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated trunks.

Windsor: Nightmare on Broad StreetWindsor
Wednesday, October 31
Run by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, this annual Halloween event brings many downtown Windsor businesses out to the green to hand out candy. In addition to trick or treating on the green, there are free hayrides and a movie. Great for all ages.

New Haven County

Matt by Night Halloween Special - Waterbury 
Thursday, October 25
Go on a creepy cemetery scavenger hunt, followed by spooky storytelling at Riverside Cemetery. Appropriate for older children.

HalloWeekend Downtown MilfordMilford 
Saturday, October 27
Shop windows will be getting a ghoulish makeover and opening their doors to trick-or-treaters. Enjoy treats, story time, and activities. Win prizes for best costumes (pets included!).

Downtown Trick or Treat and Parade - Seymour
Saturday, October 27
Take part in a costume parade, then go trick-or treating through the downtown shops.

Litchfield County

Halloween Trunk or TreatNew Milford 
Wednesday, October 31
Join New Milford Parks & Recreation for a fun "safe alternative" to trick or treating. Bring a bag of candy for each child attending; drop off at green kiosk on the Middle Green.

Whether they spook you or charm you, they'll do anything for a treat.

Eastern Connecticut
New London Halloween Town New London 
Friday, October 19
Dare to be scared? This event features spooky fun, including a dance party and trick or treating. 

Trick or Treat at Mystic SeaportMystic
Wednesday, October 31
Calling all super heroes, wizards, witches, and other costumed kids. Join Mystic Seaport for its annual trick-or-treat event. Dress in your best costume and walk through the historic seafaring village to gather treats.

Olde Mistick Village Trick or TreatMystic
Wednesday, October 31
Olde Mistick Village will be hosting its annual Halloween evening full of tricks and treats. The shops will welcome costumed characters with yummy candy and you can choose which shop keepers look the spookiest.

Trick or Treat on Main StreetWillimantic 
Wednesday, October 31
Over 30 downtown merchants and local organizations will be giving out treats. Church Street to High Street will be closed to traffic and over 30 merchants and friends of downtown will be offering treats and entertainment. There will be pumpkin carving and a haunted house, too. 

Photo Credit: All photos are courtesy of Darien Community Association. 

Darien Fire Station
848 Post Road
06820 Darien , CT 41° 4' 41.5416" N, 73° 28' 7.59" W
Fairfield Museum & History Center
370 Beach Rd
06824 Fairfield , CT 41° 8' 28.6836" N, 73° 14' 55.5036" W
Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd
06355 Mystic , CT 41° 22' 22.7388" N, 71° 57' 21.6648" W
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd. Heckscher Farm
06903 Stamford , CT 41° 7' 33.9636" N, 73° 32' 43.854" W
Downtown Ridgefield
Main Street and Danbury Road
Ridgefield , CT 41° 17' 20.6304" N, 73° 29' 59.5896" W
Municipal Center Lawn
1 School Street
Bethel , CT 41° 22' 21.7236" N, 73° 24' 46.4436" W
Windsor Town Green
275 Broad Street
Windsor , CT 41° 51' 1.6092" N, 72° 38' 35.9232" W
Salmon Brook Park
21 Salmon Brook Street
Granby , CT 41° 55' 16.8708" N, 72° 47' 30.372" W
Nomads Adventure Quest
100 Bidwell Road
06074 South Windsor , CT 41° 49' 47.2044" N, 72° 36' 32.0508" W
Farmington Valley YMCA
97 Salmon Brook Street
06074 Granby , CT 41° 55' 56.7192" N, 72° 47' 33.1584" W
Downtown Seymour
Bank Street
06483 Seymour , CT 41° 23' 51.5184" N, 73° 4' 45.1596" W
New Milford Town Green New Milford , CT 41° 34' 37.3548" N, 73° 24' 30.7656" W
New London Waterfront Park
1 Water Street
New London , CT 41° 21' 14.5944" N, 72° 5' 36.348" W
Downtown Milford
River Street River Street Parking Lot
06460 Milford , CT 41° 13' 27.6996" N, 73° 3' 27.2124" W
Riverside Cemetery
49 Riverside Street
Waterbury , CT 41° 33' 3.3588" N, 73° 3' 0.3996" W