Get a unique view of the fall foliage in the trees!
The Adventure Park at Storrs is open for just a few more weeks (through November 1: Fridays 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Sundays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Monday – Thursday: Open for group reservations only).
For visitors age 12 and over, check out the new Ax Throwing!
Sign up by Friday, Oct. 23 to reserve your fall treats: Chili, cornbread, cider, & "Pumpkin Patch" brownies!
Call 860.429.0262 to register. Cost is $5/person (check or exact change only); payment accepted time of pickup.
Please wear a mask and stay in your car during pickup.
Tell your own spooky story with shadows!
Get into the Halloween spirit this year with the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry during their Halloween Shadow Stories Workshop! This free, virtual workshop will take place Friday, October 23 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Learn how to make a simple shadow puppet show that effectively tells the ghoulish story of your choice. Shadow puppets are the perfect medium for this subject—not can shadows be cast on any surface, but their aesthetic allows for great eerie story telling.
Ballard staff and UConn Puppet Arts students will show participants how to build a simple shadow screen and puppets and encourage experimentation with other methods of shadow puppetry if they so choose! Come in costume if you’d like! This event is suitable for all ages.
Registration is required for this free, virtual event. Please register by Thursday, Oct. 22 at bimp.uconn.edu.
"Something wicked this way comes"
The Mansfield Public Library has a full week of spooky fun for everyone planned!
In addition to the in-person activities listed at left, join in some virtual fun:
Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 AM: Animal Embassy presents: “Not So Spooky Anymore” Zoom program for all ages. Email Judy for Zoom ID and password
Zip and climb in our eerie (but family friendly) trees, with glowing lights and music, including your Halloween favorites.
Costumes optional, but encouraged!
For ages 7+
Learn more about Halloween Glow in the Park and reserve your tickets here.
Trick-a-Trunk (with a Twist!)
Mansfield Parks & Recreation will host their annual Trick-a-Trunk on Saturday, October 31. This year's event will be a drive-through activity at the Mansfield Middle School.
Pre-registration is required for this free event.
There will be 3 time slots to choose from:
290011-A, 11:30 AM
290011-B, 12:45 PM
290011-C, 2:00 PM
Participants will remain in their vehicles for the drive-thru and check out all the decorated trunks. Once you drive-thru all the trunks, your vehicle will stop prior to exiting and be handed a goody bag filled with treats for the family to enjoy!
For more information, click here or call the Community Center (860.429.2740x0)
Halloween, but make it "Fashion"
New this year as part of Trick-a-Trunk: A Halloween Fashion Show!
Participants who would like to be part of the fashion show are asked to email a picture of themselves in their costume. Photos will be posted to the Community Center's Facebook page.
Vote for your favorite costume at the Community Center or via email. Categories are: Most Creative, Funniest, Cutest, and Spookiest.
Winners for each category will be invited to the Drive Thru Trick-A-Trunk during the first wave at 11:30 AM to show off their costumes. Winners are welcome to stay longer if they would like.
For more information, please call the Community Center (860.429.3015x0).
3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest!
Starting Saturday, October 17, stop by the Mansfield Community Center to check out the scarecrows!
Scarecrows will be on display through October 31. Vote for the funniest and most imaginative at the reception desk inside the Center.
DJ GoodKidd is back spinning your favorite beats, including mashups of Halloween classics.
Zip and climb in our eerie (but family friendly) trees, with glowing lights.
Costumes optional, but encouraged!
For ages 7+
Learn more about the Monster Mash Up Glow in the Park and reserve your tickets here.
Make It a Movie Night!
Looking for something safe and socially distant to do this Halloween? Join us at the Mansfield Drive-in Theatre for our Halloween Festivities!
Gates open early at 6:00 PM
Everyone with a kids ticket (11 and under) who comes in costume gets trick-or-treat candy
There will be discounts in the snack bar
And... A socially distant costume contest and fun PRIZES- open to all ages, kids and adults!
To enter the costume contest, take a photo of yourself in costume at the drive-in on Halloween night and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or email it to email@example.com before 7:15 PM, then watch the screen at showtime to see if you won!
There will be several categories: Scariest Costume, Best Group Costume, Cutest Costume, Most "2020" Costume, and Honorable Mention!
Plus 3 great movies: The original 1978 Halloween with Michael Myers on screen 1, screen 2 will show the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus, and screen 3 will be a strange journey with The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Tickets available online only at mansfielddrivein.com. Tickets are limited tickets due to social distancing, so purchasing them early is highly recommended!
¡Bienvenidos a todos - celebramos El Día de los Muertos!
Join the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts for a special performance of Sugar Skull! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure on Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 PM. A live question-and-answer opportunity will follow the performance.
From the Jorgensen: "Sugar Skull! A Virtual Día de Muertoa Adventure tells the story of Sugar Skull, the charismatic candy skeleton, as he follows the music towards the ultimate party. During his adventure, he and the audience learn the true meaning behind the Day of the Dead. This virtual theater performance will be full of dancing, singing, colorful costumes, and fun!"
Wondering what to do with you pumpkin after Halloween? Drop it from the trees at The Adventure Park at Storrs!
A Storrs tradition, climbers at this extra-special event will be able to drop their pumpkin onto a target board while ziplining. There will be prizes for the best pumpkin drops, including accuracy and style. It’s also the last day the Park will be open for the season, so reserve your spot today!
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice!
From coffee to pastries to beer, Mansfield restaurants have all the fall flavors ready for you! With heated outdoor areas, socially distanced indoor dining, and plentiful take-out options, you can sit and savor or enjoy your pumpkin treats on the go!