Fairfield, CT — Come one and all to celebrate the spooky season at the Fairfield Museum and History Center! Enjoy loads of Halloween fun on October 24 from 12-4 for Halloween on the Museum Commons, and from October 29-30 for Legends and Hauntings: A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground.
Halloween on the Green
Witches, goblins, and ghouls are invited to Halloween on the Green for a day of non-stop Halloween fun! Come in costume to the Museum’s fifth annual Halloween on the Green on October 24 from 12-4pm. This free family event takes place on the Museum Commons (370 Beach Road) behind the Fairfield Museum. Featuring a costume parade, trick-or-treating, tours of the historic buildings, art-making activities, a bounce house, food trucks, and more, this Halloween extravaganza is not one to miss. Local businesses will host additional activities, and the entire area will be transformed into an enchanting Halloween village.
There will be food trucks to enjoy, including Proof Pizza Truck, Uncle G's Comfort Foods, Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers, Flacos Tacos, Cheesy Duz It, DrewbaQ, and Lobster Craft.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. Details about the day’s festivities can be found on the Fairfield Museum website at www.fairfieldhistory.org.
Halloween on the Green is organized by the Fairfield Museum, the Town of Fairfield, and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Generous support for the event has been provided by the Fairfield Rotary Club, Junkluggers, Knights of Columbus, Fidelity St. John’s #3, Eye Physicians and Surgeons PC, Filling in the Blanks, Denise Walsh and Partners, and Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, as well as many local businesses.
Legends and Hauntings: A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground
Fairfield’s history comes alive in the town’s centuries-old Burying Ground where spirits share the scary legends of days gone by. Feel your spine shiver listening to true ghost stories and local folklore as night descends and the dry leaves rustle in the trees. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Did witches really live in Fairfield? What do all those skulls on the grave stones mean?
As you walk among the ancient gravestones of the Old Burying Ground, prepare to be greeted by some of the spellbinding characters buried there. Meet Eunice Burr, Samuel Smedley and Goody Knapp who was convicted and executed for witchcraft in 1653, while discovering long-buried legends that have haunted Fairfield for nearly 400 years.
“This year's team of 6 local actors and professional creative staff is excited to be returning to the Old Burying Ground for this immersive theatrical experience this Halloween weekend,” says director Eli Newsom. “Audiences will be treated to great writing and storytelling in a striking outdoor environment right here at the Fairfield Museum in downtown Fairfield.”
These outdoor, immersive performances take place on October 29-30 from 6-9pm, with showings at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, and 8:20pm. Each performance is 45 minutes long and is recommended for those over 12 years old.
If the events are cancelled due to inclement weather, the Museum will make every effort to reschedule. Registration is required; visit www.fairfieldhistory.org to buy tickets.
About the Fairfield Museum and History Center
Fairfield Museum and History Center is a vibrant nexus of community life offering dynamic family programs and exhibitions, sparking dialogue and deliberating the challenges of the future. Central to our community-focused mission is a desire to provide important historical context to pressing issues of our time, and to offer a safe, trustworthy environment where multiple perspectives can be heard, and collective solutions explored.
The Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT and is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Admission for Museum Members is free, non-member adults are $5, students and seniors $3, and kids under 5 are free. Become a Fairfield Museum member for only $30 and enjoy free admission plus many other benefits.
For more information, visit www.fairfieldhistory.org