October is the beginning of fall but it also means Halloween is coming and who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s the one day of the year when you can be anything you want to be, a witch, an Indian, a monster, a princess..anything.
If you are not into all the dress up and candy, trick-or treat-fun , there are other options such as fall festivals and contests that everyone can enjoy. Here are our top picks for places to visit in October:
1. Salem, MA
Salem, Massachusetts is the mecca of all Halloween destinations. Being home to the Salem Witch Trials, the town is synonymous with Halloween. And to no surprise, they go all out.
2. Louisville, KY
Every year, Louisville hosts one of the best Halloween festivals in the country, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Over 5,000 carved pumpkins line a 1/4-mile walking trail in Iroquois Park. The trail is illuminated daily from Mid October to Early November every night from dusk til 11pm.
3. Pendleton, SC
If you are looking something a little closer to home, Pendleton, SC holds a Scarecrow Contest in mid October every year, and every year there is a different theme.