Worcester Police Offer Tips for Halloween Safety
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
To help make Halloween activities safer, whether you're going door-to-door, driving or passing out treats at home, keep these tips in mind:
- Be a safe pedestrian - look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks. Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
- Costumes should be white or light colored to keep children visible at night. Reflective patches or strips also help with visibility.
- Pay close attention when driving.
- Stay in your own neighborhood and only go to houses that have porch lights on.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
- Do not enter any homes at which you're trick-or-treating.
- Avoid masks or accessories that obstruct or block vision.
- Never accept rides from strangers.
- Adults should inspect candy before eating.
- Carry flashlights on the trick or treating route.
- Make sure the path to your home is well lit for trick or treaters.
- Always walk and don't run from house to house.
It is recommended that the hours of this event be held from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
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Scary Acres is part wagon ride and part corn maze, both of which are very haunted.
Scary Acres is open from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Check out five attractions at the super spooky Factory of Terror! Clown College, Zella's Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare and the 13th Haunt all in one place.
Enter at your own risk!
This indoor haunted house offers a frightening and spooky experience with realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting-edge special effects and horror creatures at every turn!
Emily’s Bridge is Vermont’s only haunted covered bridge, home to Emily.
Emily is a mad poltergeist and the most famous spirit in Vermont, who reportedly gets angrier and angrier every year.
“This is no commercial Halloween tour, folks – it’s the real deal! Locals will tell you to be careful when crossing the bridge, and many will flat out refuse to go near it after dark,” wrote Vtlizing.com.
Do you dare cross the bridge?
Watch a Horror Movie Based in New England Like "What Lies Beneath"
Across New England
Released in 2000, What Lies Beneath is based around a family that lives in a house on a lake in Vermont and features murder, infidelity, as well as supernatural occurrences that will have you ready for Halloween.
The movie star Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Sometimes costume shopping is more fun then wearing the actual costume on Halloween night.
Walking into a Halloween store immediately puts you in the spirit of things, there are just so many possibilities.
Not to mention all the accessories that you can find there as well.
Carve a Pumpkin
Across New England
Nothing says fall like pumpkins, and nothing says Halloween like carving one up into a cool design.
The great thing about pumpkin carving is that it is just as much fun for adults as it is for kids, making it a great family event.
What design will you carve?
For some great pumpkin carving tips, click here.
PHOTO: Amber Strocel/flickr
Cook up Some Halloween Treats - See Cool Recipes HERE
Anywhere in New England
Obviously the food of choice for Halloween is candy, and lots of it, but there are other things that you can cook up.
Like chocolate eyeballs for example.
Other treats you could cook up for the family or guests include spooky fingers and Rice Krispy treat brains.
PHOTO: Mike Chaput/flickr
The Haunted Labyrinth is New England's longest running haunted house, celebrating its 31st year.
Production on the Labyrinth begins in February with the design process and that lasts until July. The building of the Labyrinth goes from July and lasts right up until opening weekend.
The 5K held on October 29 encourages Halloween spirit by asking runners to dress in their Halloween attire, and go on the three-mile run that stretches through the RIPTA bus tunnel.
Beware of the zombies that lurk in the shadows!
The races start at 11 a.m.
North Conway, New Hampshire
The approximate 50-minute haunt features over 15,000 square feet of indoor space through a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and unknown places, plus an outdoor element which leads the unsuspecting through the dark woods with all of the scares and screams you’ve come to expect.
Will you be able to make it out of the Ghoullog unharmed?
Those attending will leave for the lighthouse from Bannister's Wharf aboard the Rum Runner II.
Upon arrival at the lighthouse, participants will be told of the Haunted Folklore of Rose Island and Newport.
Tours run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Donate an Old Costume
Across New England and the country
Have an old costume that you do not use anymore? Maybe even old kids costumes? Donate them.
Getting into the Halloween spirit while giving to those in need of some Halloween spirit, what could be better?
On a national level, Ween Dream in New Orleans is accepting costume donations from anywhere in the country.
How about playing the great game of golf and taking part in Halloween festivities at the exact same time?
Farmington Miniature Golf will host their 10th annual Haunted Miniature golf event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 22.
Who knows what will appear while you try to focus in on your shot.
Nightmare on Wolcott Street is an indoor haunted attraction that features 55 rooms of pure terror courtesy of chainsaws, live characters, creepy sounds and much more.
Nightmare on Wolcott Street is open from 6-12 p.m. with the last ticket being sold at 11 p.m.
Can you get through all 55 rooms?
If the Providence Ghost Tour isn't enough, be sure to check out the Newport Ghost Tour.
Take an old town ghost walk down historic Newport's "shadowy lanes" and discover the ghosts, ghouls, and legends of the haunted city by the sea.
Who haunts George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters? Was Lizzie Borden acting on her own accord... or just following in her family footsteps?
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