Fun Fall Activities for Scituate to Enjoy

Ellen O'Donnell, Social Media Editior

The end of summer brings a lot of mixed feelings for us here at Scituate High School. The end of Peggotty beach days, daily Dribbles trips, and long sunny days are negative, yet the plethora of fall activities is endless, making an exception for the cold short days.

Scituate, although a summer town, has many fall activities, including hayrides, pumpkin patches, and even a North Scituate fall fair. The “Fall for Scituate” is an annual event that takes place in North Scituate. This year, on October 20th, it took place in the parking lot of the North Scituate Playground from 11 am to 4 pm. The event offered many activities for the family to enjoy. This year it was provided music by the Doc Ellis Band. The crowd enjoyed food, including the fan-favorite apple cider donuts, plus a plethora of other enjoyable activities such as artisans, baby animals, ice cream eating contest, chowder fest, tractor hayrides, bounce houses and more. This year, the weather could not be more perfect as hundreds of young families enjoyed the fun-filled day.

Another top-rated local event is the “Halloween in the Harbor.” This event takes place on October 31st, where most businesses in the Harbor give out candy to children from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. The children mostly range from as young as newborns in the stroller with their parents, to middle schoolers enjoying their last couple years being socially acceptable to Trick or Treat.

Another potential activity that can bring joy to those who love being spooked is Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington, Massachusetts. Barrett’s opened on September 20th and will be opened to November 2nd. Every year, the haunted house chooses a scary theme. This year? A nuclear attack. If you decide to go on Devil’s Night, you are accepting the fact that the actors and actresses who play the ghouls and ghosts can come in physical contact with you both in the house and the line. Seasonal depression does not have to be a thing this year when you can keep yourself always busy with the many fall activities the south shore offers.