Halloween fun in Wilton

With Halloween right around the corner, a host of haunted activities for children and families is taking place in town.

Wilton Library

Wilton Library has a number of Halloween-inspired activities lined up, including crafts and its annual Children’s Library Haunted Chamber.

Seventh graders to adults, as well as sixth graders accompanied by adults, are invited to make Halloween decorations using the library's Cricut die cutter on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 10 to noon. Registration is required.

The library invites teens in grades 7-12 to create Halloween-themed luminaries using ball jars, paint and images from its die cutter on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 5. Space limited and registration required.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, people can drop in and make spooky Halloween crafts at the library, from 1 to 2:30. No registration is required.

A nightmarish room filled with slimy touch buckets, creepy obstacles and scary storytellers, known as the the Children’s Library Haunted Chamber, will be open at the library from 2:30 to 5:30 on Friday, Oct. 28. The library will also have a Pumpkin Search & Find game, jack-o’-lantern felt board and coloring sheets set up in the Children’s Library that day. There is no registration or fee for the Haunted Chamber, which is suggested for children in first grade and up.

Information: wiltonlibrary.org.

Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat

Wilton Congregational Church will present its second annual Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat for pre-K through fifth graders Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Fall Fest begins at 6, and will feature games, a photo booth, snacks, crafts, and a quiet area, as well as a costume party. The all-fun and no-fear Halloween alternative is one of Wilton Congregational Church’s largest family events.

In place of admission, the church is asking families to bring a canned good to the event, which will be donated to a local shelter.

Trunk or Treat will begin at 7, during which church members will pass out candy from their decorated car trunks.

To register, visit wcckid.org or email RSVP@wcckid.org. The first 50 children registered will receive free trick-or-treat bags. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Pumpkin Parade + Trick-or-Treating

The Wilton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Pumpkin Parade + Trick-or-Treating event in Wilton Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2.

The Pumpkin Parade is a celebration of creativity and imagination to which pets are also invited.

Information: wiltonchamber.com.

Halloween Hustle 5K + Scarecrow Scamper

The Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Halloween Hustle 5K on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., followed by a Scarecrow Scamper Kids’ Run at 11, for children 12 and under.

The Halloween Hustle, sponsored by Bankwell in Wilton, is a 3.1-mile USATF-certified course that winds through downtown Wilton, Merwin Meadows Park and the Wilton High School complex.

The Scarecrow Scamper loops around the Merwin Meadow soccer field and returns back to the pavilion.

All Scarecrow Scamperers will receive pumpkin participation medals and participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

There is a $10 registration fee for the Scarecrow Scamper and a $25 fee for the Halloween Hustle 5K. Day-of registration will begin at 9 at the Town Green Gazebo on Old Ridgefield Road.

Information: wiltonchamber.com.

Trackside Teen Center

Trackside Teen Center will throw Halloween parties for seventh and eighth graders on Friday, Oct. 21, and sixth graders on Friday, Oct. 28.

Both parties will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature free Halloween treats, candy, costumes, music, dancing, games and more.

Those who wear a costume will get a free order of fries from the Snackside Café.

Admission is $10 at the door and $8 online. Tickets may be purchased at trackside.org.

Information: 203-834-2888, amy@trackside.org.

Fright Night at Ambler Farm

Ambler Farm will host two Fright Night events, on Oct. 28 and 29. While this year’s events are already sold out, folks should keep an eye out for next year’s festivities, which include haunted activities and storytelling for children in grades three to five, moonlight hayrides, creepy sights and mysterious sounds, games, refreshments, and more.

Information: amblerfarm.org.