october, 2018

26oct5:30 pm- 8:00 pmHalloween Town: Trick-or-Treating, Carnival + Cemetery5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Chester Center, Main Street, Chester, CT 06412Event Type:Family,Featured Event,Festivals & Carnivals,Free,Halloween,Live Music

Event Details

Halloween Town: Trick-or-Treating, Carnival + Cemetery | October 26 | 5:30 – 8

Chester’s Annual HALLOWEEN TOWN Night!!!

You’re invited!!!! Open to the public, this year’s Chester Elementary School PTO’s Halloween Spectacular in downtown Chester is sure to be the best one yet. Bring your lively spirit and best costumes for an evening of fun + community celebration for the entire family, including a costume parade, costume contest, carnival games, haunted cemetery, trick-or-treating + DJ and dancing.

Admission to the Carnival area downtown (6-8pm) is FREE, with tickets sold (CASH ONLY) for a spook-tacular array of games and EVEN MORE festive food and drinks than last year, including, of course, spooky cupcakes!


FREE activities include the Children’s Costume Parade, led by Chester’s Fife and Drum Corp, Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating at the Merchants, Music by DJ Gary Torello of the Chester Rotary, as well as Scary Stories performed by Miss Judy inside at The Villager at designated times.

+ Enjoy the HAUNTED CEMETERY Walking (or running away!) Trail (6-8pm) … The ghosts of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be rising from their graves in search of new souls. What will you see lurking in the shadows on these haunted grounds? Are you ready for a ghostly good time? Beware, you never know who or what might show up. Tickets are just $7 per person (CASH ONLY) to walk the Haunted Cemetery Trail!

TO BEGIN! 4-5:00pm accompanied children are welcome to meet at Aaron Manor for TRUNK-OR-TREATING.

Accompanied children are welcome to meet at Chesterfields for TRICK-OR-TREATING WITH RESIDENTS at 5:30pm.

To walk in the CHILDREN’S COSTUME PARADE, meet at Chesterfields, 132 Main Street, by 5:45pm. Parade kicks off at 5:50pm.

Meet in front of the DJ booth immediately after the parade into town to be part of the COSTUME CONTEST! Stroll around the flagpole to show off your outfit. 3 lucky winners will be announced afterwards and receive special prizes!!!

Many of the Merchants will remain open during the Carnival to pass out treats and be open for business.

Parent supervision is required!!

Chester Center and Laurel Hill Cemetery will be closed to all vehicles. Parking is available at St. Josephs, Chester Post Office, Old Essex Savings Bank and Maple & Main Public Parking Lot (access Maple & Main lot via Straits Rd. to Prospect or Maple streets.)

In the event of rain, the festivities will be relocated to Chester Elementary School, 23 Ridge Rd., Chester, CT and will not be open to the public.

This event is organized by the Chester Elementary School PTO. 100% of proceeds benefits the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Bushy Hill Nature Center
Camp Hazen
Chester Merchants
Chester Rotary
Chesterfields Health Care Center
Deep River Hardware
Essex Plaza Laundry
Flip Flop Gymnastics
Liberty Bank
Loving Familyz Pets, LLC
MOSA Graphics
Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille
Rayna’s School of Dance
Valley Shore YMCA

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring please email [email protected]



(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Chester Center

Main Street, Chester, CT 06412

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