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Halloween Events in Newburyport

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There are so many great annual Halloween events in Newburyport that the city has become known as a destination for Halloween fun. There are certain Halloween events that you can count on each year as well as a variety of additional events hosted by various local organizations. For a complete list of Halloween Events and more detailed information on the events featured in this article, check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar.

Witches Night Out is one of the Halloween events that seems to grow in popularity each year.  More and more, people are coming to Newburyport dressed for the occasion and ready to enjoy a fun night of shopping, drinks, and snacks at many of the local Newburyport retailers.  On Friday night, October 22nd from 6-9 pm, folks shop and show off their costumes along the main streets of downtown Newburyport as well as the Tannery Marketplace.  The highlight for many is a visit to Partridge in a Bear Tree, famous for having the most unique Halloween decorations in area, and all other holidays too.  Although you will spot a few very young witches early in the evening, this event is geared more towards the adults.

Maudslay is Haunted is hosted by Theater in the Open, featuring a walking tour of short spooky skits.  From start to finish you should allow at least an hour and a half to take this haunted tour.  This event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th from 1:30-4 pm.  There is a rain date of October 27th. You can purchase tickets upon arrival at this event.

The Newburyport Downtown Trick or Treat takes place from 4-5 PM on Friday, October 29th.  Families with small children are encouraged to come show off their Halloween costumes and enjoy treats from local Downtown and Tannery retailers.  This is a wonderful opportunity for parents with very small children to ease their way into trick or treating while introducing them to Newburyport’s fun Halloween events!

The Newburyport Halloween festivities finish with the City of Newburyport’s official Trick or Treating which happens on Sunday, October 31st from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Before all of the fun ends we highly recommend a drive around town to check out some of the exceptionally spooky homes, especially 13 Tilton Street!

There are a few prior year Halloween Events that were popular and may be hosted in the future but are not happening in 2021. We have kept video of these events on our site for Halloween fans to view. The Newburyport Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll, is this event is not on the calendar this year but could come back again in the future. People from Newburyport and the surrounding area carved their pumpkins and brought them to Market Square to be proudly featured on hay bails in the center of the square.  Spectators enjoyed Halloween music while viewing hundreds of uniquely carved Jack-O-Lanterns.  This showcase featured an extremely eclectic array of designs.  Everything from ornate etched creepy carvings to superheroes to Scooby Doo to really cool ghosts, bats and more.

Yankee Homecoming Brewfest

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Get ready for the 2021 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest on July 31, from 5 – 9 pm. Brewfest takes place along the beautiful shoreline of the Merrimack River under a huge tent located at Cashman Park. If you are a regular at this fun annual event make sure to note the new location! Yankee Homecoming Brewfest is the ideal opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about local craft beers, discover some new breweries or revisit some of your favorite brews! The event is host to over 20 local and regional breweries featuring over 40 local craft beers and ciders. Come sample some new styles and varieties of craft beers and view the list of participating breweries below.

Brewfest will features awesome live music courtesy of Alter Ego and there will also be food available from The Big Bad Food Truck and the Spicket River Food Truck. The huge tent that is set up for the event means Brewfest will happen rain or shine!

While Yankee Homecoming features many events for families and people of all ages, Brewfest is a really fun occasion for adult only! Only folks aged 21+ with a valid form of identification will be admitted.  No children or pets are permitted. Make sure to purchase tickets for Yankee Homecoming Brewfest as soon as possible because this popular event sells out every year.

Over 20 local and regional breweries will be present at the Yankee Homecoming Brewfest including:  Bud Light Retro Summer Seltzer, Cisco Brewers, Deacon Giles, Devils Backbone RTD & Beer, Downeast, Elysian Brewing, Flying Embers, Golden Road, Goose –  AB, Guinness, Juneshine, Kona – AB,, Lagunitis, Mighty Swell, Newburyport Brewing, Riverwalk Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing, Spicket River, Stella Artois, Troegs, True North, Two Robbers, Wachusetts, Worm Town. Make sure to check back as the list of confirmed participants will continue to increase. 

If you enjoy dining and shopping in our local community, you can support the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks by purchasing or renewing your Newburyport App and VIP Card. The VIP Program allows you to enjoy discounts at 180 restaurants and shops in the Greater Newburyport community and $10 of each purchase or renewal can be donated to the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Fund.

If you don’t already have the Newburyport App, just type the word “Newburyport” in the App Store or Play Store or use the links below from your mobile device.

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Yankee Homecoming Brewfest, Newburyport

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