Halloween at Hagley (Hagley photo)

Family-friendly Halloween fun (and adults-only, too)

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Halloween at Hagley (Hagley photo)

Halloween at Hagley (Hagley photo)

Here are some not-so-scary places to go trick or treating and celebrate Halloween in other ways. Be prepared for rain in the forecast this weekend. This calendar is chronological.

Fall Festival and Corn Maze, Mondays-Saturdays through Nov. 4, Fifer’s, 1919 Allabands Mill Road, near Camden. Includes Motor Maze and play area, plus more events on Saturdays. All activities weather-permitting. Maze and play area $12.95, $16.95 Saturdays, free for 2 and younger. Maze and play area also sold separately. Other activities, such as the new apple cannon, sold a la carte.

Frightland, Fridays-Sundays through Nov. 4, plus Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, 309 Port Penn Road, Middletown. Eight haunted areas. $40, $50 on Saturdays, VIP pass $80, plus $5 parking, $4 group discount and $2 processing fee.

Great Pumpkin Carve, 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20; and 3-9 p.m. Oct. 21, Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. More than 70 giant pumpkins are carved and lit the first night and lit and displayed the second and third nights. Plus Haunted Trail and music by Kenny Thompson & Friends. $15, $5 for children 7-17 and free for children 6 and under. This writer’s take: Amazing.

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Ramsey Farm, 400 Ramsey Road, Brandywine Hundred. Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 4. Includes. 10-acre maze, second maze for younger children, hay rides, farm yard playground, pumpkin painting and bonfires. $15. If the farm be is closed for inclement weather, a voucher for future use will be issued.

Trunk or Treat, 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Firestone Complete Auto Car, 3301 Old Capitol Trail, near Prices Corner. With a car show. Presented by Car Shows for Non-Profits.

Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Brandywine Ball Field, off Naamans Road, Brandywine Hundred. Brandywine Little League event.

Sleep Under the Stars, starting at noon Saturday, Oct. 21, Carousel Park, 2700 Limestone Road, Pike Creek. New Castle County Parks and Recreation event includes games, moon bounces, scarecrow making, hayrides, bonfires, costume parade, tent-to-tent trick or treating and screening of “Hocus Pocus 2.” $25 per car. Rain date Oct. 28.

Halloween Ghost Ship, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 21, Kalmar Nyckel Shipyward, 1123 E. Seventh St., Wilmington. Includes costume parade, Halloween-themed crafts, pumpkin painting and tours.

Halloween Candy Pairing, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Liquid Alchemy, 28 Brookside Drive, near Wilmington. Four candies, two meads and two ciders.

Trunk or Treat, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, Shellcrest Swim Club, Wilson Road, Brandywine Hundred. Includes bonfire fun. $10 per family.

Trunk or Treat, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Elsmere Library, 20 Spruce Ave., Elsmere. “Wear your favorite costume.” Includes, crafts, games, candy, coloring, cider and doughnuts.

Halloween Party, 4-5:30 P.M. Thursday, Oct. 26, George Wilson Community Center, 303 New London Road, Newark. Costume contest, spooky storytelling, scary room and refreshments. $5.

Trunk or Treat, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Greenbank Mills, 500 Greenbank Road, near Prices Corner. Registration requested, specifying if “you are a trunker or a treater.” Also accepting candy donations.”

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, parking lot of the Route 9 Library, 3022 New Castle Ave., near New Castle. New Castle County Division of Police Community Services Unit is leading the pumpkin decorating, face painting and trick or treating.

Sea Witch Festival, Friday, Oct. 27-Sunday, Oct. 29, in and round Rehoboth and Dewey beaches. Produced by the towns’ chamber of commerce. Includes trick or treating, parades, scarecrow trail, hayrides, games and other events that fill a 56-page program.

Halloween at Hagley, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Children are invited to come in costume and visit treat stations throughout Hagley’s powder yard. Included in regular museum admission, and free for Hagley members and children 5 and younger. Also that day: “Creepy Chemistry” Science Saturday with a compilation of chemistry experiments.

Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Down Syndrome Association of Delaware office, 1240 Capitol Trail, near Newark. For individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, in their costume. Registration requested.

Trunk or Treat, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. Third annual event includes candy, games and family fun.

Wicked Wolverine Halloween Bar Crawl, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, various Wilmington bars. Pub Pioneers event, with “all [participants] donning their most captivating costumes.” $9.99.

Halloween Parade and Tick or Treat Main Street, 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, downtown Newark. The parade – marching bands, floats, antique automobiles and costumed characters – starts at Tyre Avenue and Main Street and marches west on Main Street, to College Avenue. Plus trick or treat from downtown businesses and pumpkin patch.

Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, New Mt. Olive Baptist Church parking lot, 4412 Washington Blvd., Wilmington.

Did we miss your event? Please send details about it to [email protected] and we’ll add it.

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