October 11: Coffee & Conversation, 9:30-10:30 a.m., all parents, grandparents, and caregivers welcome to enjoy coffee/tea and conversation, FREE childcare provided, bring a topic you would like to discuss, share your parenting experiences, or simply enjoy adult conversation, sponsored by the Agawam Family & Community Program, meet in the lower level of Agawam Congregational Church 745 Main Street, Agawam, FREE.
October 11: FREE Second Friday, 4-7 p.m., create an ecological work of art and free museum tours, Smith College Museum of Art, Route 9, Northampton, FREE.
October 11: Public Safety Night Out, 4:30-8 p.m., public safety meet and greet, hands on activities, Hampden Police Department, 65 Wilbraham Road, Hampden, FREE.
October 11 - 26: Trail of Screams, weekends only, trick or treat trail from 6-7 p.m., scary trail from 8-9 p.m., adjacent to 502 Amherst Road, South Hadley. Admission: $10/person or $5 with a canned good donation.
October 12: Saturday Family Science, 10 a.m., going batty - learn all about bats, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. Admission: $10/family.
October 12: Hike Keystone Arches Bridges Trail, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5 mile guided hike, dogs welcome, BYO water and snacks, no facilities on trail, limited parking at trail head, meet at Chester Elementary School Parking lot, 325 Middlefield Road, Chester, FREE.
October 12: Pumpkins & Pets On the Hill, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., bake sale, pick your own pumpkin, Forest Park Zoo on the Go, blessing of the pets (animals must be on a leash or in a carrier), St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 335 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, FREE.
October 12: Look Park Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., carnival games, inflatables, pumpkin painting, cider and apples, mad science, train rides, more, Look Park, 300 N. Main St., Northampton. Admission: $9/vehicle, game tickets are $.50 each, wristband for unlimited games, train rides and pumpkin painting are $15.
October 12: Studio Open House & Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., FREE yoga class at 11:15 a.m. (use link to register), refreshments, raffle, meet the staff, more, Amy Bourque Yoga, 470 Westfield St., West Springfield, FREE.
October 12: Smith VOC Farm Open House, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., all invited to 'be a farmer for a day,' feed the animals, explore tractors and farm equipment, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, food available for purchase, more, Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton, FREE.
October 12: Flayvors Fall Festival, noon - 4 p.m., wagon rides, farm demos, games, face painting, live music, more, Flayvors of Cook Farm, 129 S. Maple St., Hadley, FREE.
October 12: Easthampton Harvest Festival, noon - 5 p.m., face painting, pumpkin carving contest, food, entertainment, kids activities, inflatables, live music, bonfire, more, Nonotuck Park, 1 Daley Field Road, Easthampton, FREE admission.
October 12: Kanetoberfest 2019, noon - 4 p.m., music, food, dog contests, vendors, raffles, more, well behaved dogs are welcome to bring their well behaved humans, fundraiser for Kane's Krusade, Dave's Soda & Pet City, 151 Springfield St., Agawam. Admission: $5 or a donation of an unopened dry bag of dog food.
October 12: Harvest Festival, 3-8 p.m., pumpkin painting, hayrides, bounce house, food, fire truck, outdoor movie, more, Living Hope Church, 267 College Highway, Southwick, FREE.
October 12: Flashlight Night, 6-8 p.m., nighttime corn maze, BYO flashlight, The Apple Place, 540 Somers Road, East Longmeadow. Admission: $10/adult, $8/child, FREE for kids four and under.
October 12: Creatures of the Night, 6:30-9 p.m., nighttime guided nature walk, meet animals along the way, treats and activities, Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. Admission: $5/person.
October 12-14: Granville Harvest Fair, see link for schedule, craft fair, vendor, book sale, food, community tag sale, quilt show, more, Granville Town Center, Route 57, Granville, FREE admission.
October 13: Ramblefest 2019, noon - 5 p.m., food, live music and entertainment, kids activities, campfire, pumpkin painting, more, Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams, FREE admission.
October 13: Wilder Homestead Colonial Day, 2-5 p.m., learn about life in the 1700s, open hearth cooking, animals, crafts, music, food available for purchase, 129 Ashfield Road, Buckland, FREE admission.
October 13: Pumpkin Place Jack o'Lanterns, 6:30-9 p.m., lit pumpkin corn maze, The Apple Place, 540 Somers Road, East Longmeadow. Admission: $10/adults, $8/ages 5-12, FREE for kids under 5 OR FREE for anyone who drops off a carved pumpkin on October 12 between noon and 4 p.m. (one FREE ticket will be given for each carved pumpkin -- admission ticket is valid ONLY to the October 13 event).
October 14: 52nd Greylock Ramble, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., hike the 6.6 mile Cheshire Harbor Trail (about 4-5 hours, moderately strenuous hike) at Mt. Greylock, see link for details (using the shuttle from Adams Public Library recommended), FREE.
Through October 27: Austin Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Saturdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., hay ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, sling shot, story walk, play area, 270 West St., Belchertown. Admission: $12/adults, $8/kids, FREE for kids under 3.
Through October 28: Coward Farms, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE mini corn maze, train rides on weekends (weather permitting) $3 or $5/person (depending on train ride), pumpkins, 150 College Highway, Southwick.
Through October 28: Corn Maze and Lil' Red Shed, farm treasure hunt, kiddie maze, play yard, corn box, playscape, pumpkin patch, teepee, hayride, Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Farms, 120 College Highway, Southwick. Admission: $8/person weekends, $7/person weekdays, FREE for kids under 3 (Cash or Check ONLY).
Through Thanksgiving: Art in the Orchard, daily 10 a.m. - dusk, half-mile family friendly walking sculpture trail through orchards, Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. FREE (donations welcome).