Transylvania County, N.C. (Population 32,820) from Best Places to Celebrate Halloween Slideshow

Best Places to Celebrate Halloween Slideshow

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Salem, Mass. (Population 41,654)

Salem, Mass., the location of the Salem witch trials in 1692, hosted haunted and harrowing events nearly every day in October. The aptly titled Witch House, home of the Salem witch trials’ judge, is hosting a series of ghost stories in the 17th-century house Oct. 12 and 13, Oct. 19 and 20, and Oct. 26 and 27. At the House of the Seven Gables, a dramatic performance of the trials takes place throughout October. Salem’s largest beer, wine, and mead festival, Harvest Fest, returns Oct. 20. The Hawthorne Hotel hosts a Solstice of Souls Halloween Ball, a large costume party spread over three floors of the hotel including festive food and drink, on Oct. 27. The hotel also hosts The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead, a Salem witch-themed dinner where diners honor the dead with a dinner served in silence on Oct 28.