Howl-O-Ween is an annual Halloween themed event at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. This family fun event takes place on Oct. 16, 21, 27 & 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
This family-oriented event features activities and attractions geared toward children from 8-15, although brave youngsters have found the event to be quite enjoyable.
For the more timid, there are events such as magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, dancers and more. Braver children (and parents!) can enter the zoo's special haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley's Farmstead, and the Ghastly Greenhouse.
Tickets for Howl-O-Ween are $12 presale & for Zoo members (see below to purchase) and $15 on the night of the event. Your ticket purchase includes two haunted houses, haunted hayride, all performances, face painting, carousel rides & more. Food and beverage are not included, but the Zoo's Peacock Cafe is open during the event. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge. For tickets and more information http://beardsleyzoo.org/howl-o-ween.
While at the Zoo don't miss the Parade of Scarecrows that line the grass by the Greenhouse as you enter the park and don't forget to vote for your favorite that will be chosen on October 29 at the Boo at the Zoo event that will be held from 12 noon to 3 pm. If you are 12 and under and come dressed in a costume and are accompanied by a paying adult you will get in Free. There will be hayrides, activities, seasonal favorites and even candy!