October 18: Learn, Play & Grow, 9:30 a.m., bring your favorite stuffed animal for some doctor themed activities including arts and crafts, geared toward children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, sponsored by Agawam Family & Community Program, meet in the lower level of Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main St., Agawam, FREE. Registration appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 18: Haunted Hallway, 4:30-6 p.m., games, treats, face painting, spooky hallway tour, refreshments, bonfire and football games to follow, Mohawk Trail Regional School District Middle School, 26 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls, FREE.
October 18: Haunted Storrowton, 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. admission, self guided tour of the village with actors on site sharing paranormal experiences documented at the museum, Storrowton Village, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Tickets: $8/person (use link to purchase).
October 18-27: Haunted Train Ride, weekends, 5-9 p.m., spooky but family appropriate train ride through the park, lights displays, characters, recommended for kids age 5 and up, Look Park, 300 North Main St., Florence. Tickets: $5/ages over 12, $3/ages 2-12 FREE for kids under 2.
October 19: Agawam Harvest Festival, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., vendors, food, crafts, kids activities, live entertainment, more, School Street Park, Corey Street, Agawam, FREE admission.
October 19: First Annual Car Show & Outdoor Adventures, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., families are invited to enjoy the first annual car show for FREE, outdoor adventure activities including archery, blacksmithing, disc golf, escape rooms, kite building, puzzle hike, and more are $15/person for ages 10 and up and $10/person for youth up to 9 for all day fun, Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation, 310 Birch Hill Road, Russell.
October 19: FREE Haunted House, 10 a.m. - noon, costumes welcome, trick or treat around the campus, Heritage Woods Assisted Living, 462 Main St., Agawam, FREE.
October 19: Nature Festival, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., celebrate the wonder of nature with walks, stories, games, crafts, live animals, bird watching, birds of prey presentation, more, Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Main Street, Hampden, FREE.
October 19: Children's Carnival, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., games, crafts, food available for purchase, inflatables, live entertainment, The Common School, 521 S. Pleasant St., Amherst, FREE admission.
October 19: Autumn Scoop-tacular, noon - 6 p.m., pony rides, tractor drawn hay rides, face painting, hay maze, live music, pumpkin carving, demonstrations, more, Gran-Val Scoop, 223 Granby Road, Granville, FREE admission.
October 19: Westfield Pumpkin Fest, noon - 6 p.m., live entertainment, kids activities, craft sale, scarecrow trail, car show, fire station open house, pumpkin carving and painting, lit pumpkin display, Downtown Westfield, FREE admission.
October 19: Great Falls Pumpkin Fest, 2-9 p.m., carved pumpkin display, kids activities, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, beer garden, more, Avenue A, Turners Falls, FREE admission.
October 19: Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., allergy friendly treats available, Fountain Park, 883 Tinkham Road, Wilbraham. Admission: $5 parking fee.
October 19: Ghosts in the Graveyard, 6-8 p.m., learn about some of the residents in the Longmeadow Cemetery, recommended for ages 12 and up, Longmeadow Cemetery, Williams Street, Longmeadow. Admission: $15/person.
October 19: 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 20: Fall Hike at Packardsville, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., hike from Packardsville to the shore of the Quabbin, sponsored by the Swift River Valley Historical Society, meet at Gate 8, BYO lunch, water, snacks and bug spray. Suggested donation: $5.
October 20: Westhampton Fall Festival, noon - 7 p.m., kids games, farm animals, hay maze, food, live entertainment, historical reenactment, pumpkin roll, more, Westhampton Town Center, 1 North Road, Westhampton, FREE admission.
October 20: Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, 2 p.m., hands on activities, costume parade at 2:30, costume contest, more, Raymour & Flanigan, 895 Riverdale St., West Springfield, FREE.
October 20: Southwick Farm Parade, 2-5 p.m., all area residents invited to participates, farm animals, pets, tractors invited to join in parade, route to begin at Interstate Building Supply on Routes 10 & 202, Southwick. Parade entry fee of $15 to benefit the Southwick Animal Shelter, FREE for spectators.
October 20: Dino-Light Theater, 2 p.m., Light-wire Theater puppetry (as seen on American's Got Talent), UMASS Fine Arts Center, Amherst. Tickets: $10-$35.