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The 20 Best Halloween Festivals Around the Country To Celebrate Spooky Season

A festival is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.

Summer is fading, and the spookiest season of the year is almost upon us - meaning it's time for pumpkin-flavored treats, delightfully frightening entertainment, and lots of fall fun as the leaves begin to change into vibrant hues of reds, oranges and yellows. Most importantly, the weather is finally cooling down, so we can cozy up in front of the fire and enjoy everything the season of Halloween has to offer. Queue up your favorite Halloween movies for the whole family, get ready to load up on Halloween candy to dish out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night and consider getting your house all decorated for the new season. Consider making your own DIY haunted house, taking a trip to go apple picking, or throwing a party featuring a delicious fall cocktail or Halloween punch.

To help you get in the Halloween spirit, we've rounded up a list of the most lively and unique festivals celebrating October 31 taking place across the country - ranging from terrifying to amusing. So, whether you love getting absolutely terrified at haunted houses, participating in elaborate pumpkin carving contests or just getting dressed up in your favorite Halloween costumes, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy this season.

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