Willimantic Brewing Co. Halloween Bash
Willimantic Brewing Company
967 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226
Date: Oct. 31, 2014
The Willimantic Brewing Company is not just one of the state’s best brewpubs, it also throws one of its best Halloween parties. Stop by for drink specials all night on some of its most popular craft beers. A DJ from Standing Ovation will be spinning music for those who want to dance. And prizes will be awarded for the best and most original costumes, so get ready to impress your fellow party-goers.
Hartford Halloween Pub Crawl
Black Bear Saloon
187 Allyn St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Date: Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2014
Celebrate Halloween by experiencing the very best of Hartford’s bar scene. This event extends the holiday to three days by hosting the Happy Hour Halloween Pubcrawl on Thursday, the Official Halloween Pubcrawl on Friday and the Halloween Hangover Pubcrawl on Saturday. Go on the night of your choice, or participate in all three at a discounted price. Registration is at the Black Bear Saloon beginning at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Saturday) and from there it’s off to many of the top pubs in the capital city. You’ll enjoy specials like $2 domestic drafts and $3 domestic bottles at all participating venues.
Halloween Knights On All Hallows Weekend
14 Stott Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
Date: Oct. 25-26, 2014
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is a haven for state residents who want to spend a day pretending they live in medieval times. On the weekend before Halloween it stays open past 6 p.m. for a truly unique holiday celebration. Sip on hot cider while you rub shoulders with various ghosts, zombies and even the Pumpkin King. At 8:30 on Saturday don’t miss the main event – the epic battle between the Witch Queen, Death Knight, and the Headless Horseman. Make sure you return Sunday night for a chance to win the Adult Halloween Costume Contest.
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Noah Webster House Tavern Night
Noah Webster House
227 S. Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Date: Contact Noah Webster House to arrange date and time
If you want to recreate an 18th-century New England Halloween dinner party, consider booking a Tavern Night at the West Hartford home of dictionary pioneer Noah Webster in late October. You and your guests will be served a three-course candlelit meal accompanied by live music and colonial tavern games afterwards. Your first drink will even be on the house. And since the Noah Webster House is said to be haunted, don’t be surprised if some uninvited visitors crash the party.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”
272 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
Date: Oct. 30, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
Stamford’s independent movie theater hosts another of its popular special events with this special showing of 1975’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult horror-comedy-musical features Susan Sarandon in one of her earliest roles as a young woman who finds herself, along with her fiance, trapped in a castle presided over by the transvestite scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter. Plenty of satisfying refreshments will be offered, and if you come dressed as your favorite character, you can win prizes in the costume competition.
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Joshua Palmes is a freelance writer covering all things Connecticut. His work can be found on Examiner.com.