Connecticut guide to Halloween 2021

Get ready to put on your costumes, trick or treat and get spooked this Halloween weekend. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Sunday in Connecticut.

Weather

Consider incorporating a jacket and umbrella into your costume this year. According to the National Weather Service, you can expect rain on Saturday and a slight chance of rain Sunday. 

COVID

The Mather Homestead held a socially-distanced drive-thru Halloween event Saturday in Darien.

The Mather Homestead held a socially-distanced drive-thru Halloween event Saturday in Darien.

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Unlike last year, there are no restrictions this year when it comes to trick or treating. Still, experts offered some suggestions on how to have a COVID-safe Halloween: 

  • Enjoy outdoor events
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask

Connecticut's Halloween attractions are taking precautions again this year against the virus. Here are some of Connecticut's major Halloween attractions, as well as their days of operation and current COVID precautions.

Trick-or-treat events

The Fairfield Museum and History Center hosted its annual Halloween on the Green on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 in Fairfield, Conn. The event featured trick-or-treating, a costume parade, tours of historic buildings, a bounce house and food trucks. Were you SEEN?

The Fairfield Museum and History Center hosted its annual Halloween on the Green on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 in Fairfield, Conn. The event featured trick-or-treating, a costume parade, tours of historic buildings, a bounce house and food trucks. Were you SEEN?

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Some kids might not be able to wait until Sunday to go trick or treating. Luckily, there are Halloween events happening all weekend long.

Pumpkins

If you haven’t carved your jack-o-lantern yet, there are many pumpkin patches across the state where you can go to and grab your last-minute pumpkin.

For the grown-ups

From winning a costume party at Stamford's brawl crawl to enjoying "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Milford, check out what's going on around the state for adults this halloween.

Decorations

Some Connecticut residents really get into the Halloween spirit. Check out some “haunted” houses you can drive around to see.

Day of the Dead

Even though Day of the Dead is not celebrated until the first two days of November, with live mariachi music and Mexican folk music, here are some events where Connecticut residents can celebrate the Day of the Dead Halloween weekend.