The Seacoast city of Portsmouth, NH, takes Halloween seriously and I look forward to two events all year long.
There is a house on Middle Road, #292, you really should visit.
To say they "decorate for Halloween" would be a massive understatement.
Each year the barn and surrounding area is spooked out to the max, each year a different theme, and each year I am left more amazed at the lengths one family will go to celebrate the holiday.
This haunted barn is open every night in October until 9pm. It is FREE of charge and better than most you would pay to enter. The attention to detail is amazing...
Make sure you look inside the doll house...it's also haunted.
This year's theme is a Children's Home...
Outside there is a cemetary to walk through and when you get to the end of the path...
Another DON'T MISS Halloween experience:
The Portsmouth Halloween Parade, to quote the website, is " a grassroots, all-inclusive community celebration of creativity, resourcefulness, collaboration and free expression." It is entirely funded by the community through fundraising events.
It is held on October 31st, rain or shine, at 7 pm. downtown Portsmouth. All are invited to put on a costume and join the hundreds that march or enjoy from the sidelines with thousands of festive spectators.