Greetings from Greater New Haven
Halloween in Greater New Haven
We have begun gathering information regarding upcoming Halloween events in the region. As events are subject to change, we encourage you to verify the event information closer to the event date.

If you have previously attended events, you can expect updated safety precautions. Please visit the event's website to review the current protocols.

New and updated events will be available on our calendar.
Current CDC Guidelines
The CDC has published Halloween guidelines to help you assess the potential risk involved in various activities. Please click here to review the guidance.

October 1, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Hosted by the James Blackstone Library - Branford

October 7, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hosted by the Wallingford Public Library

October 10, 2020
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hosted by the James Blackstone Library - Branford

October 21, 2020
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hosted by the Wallingford Public Library

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
Fridays and Saturdays
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16,17,18,23, 24, 25, 30, and Nov. 1
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1
11 am to 4 pm

September 18- October 31st daily
10 am to 6 pm weekdays
9 am to 6 pm weekends

August 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Monday – Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00 pm

October 11 - Online public judging begins.
October 28  - Last day for online voting
October 31 - winners announced at Trunk or Treat event on the Green (tentative)

During the week of September 27th, Guilford Parks & Recreation, Guilford Youth & Family Services, and It’s Worth Itwill hold its annual Halloween Window Painting Event! We will be holding the event over the course of the week, limiting the number of groups painting on the green daily to ensure safety.
Safe Stays
In addition to frequent reminders about what residents and visitors can do to keep themselves and others safe, our lodging properties, restaurants and attractions are doing their part as well. The Connecticut Office of Tourism hit the road throughout the state to video just some of the hotels, restaurants and attractions walking the walk when it comes to keeping their guests and employees safe.
Travel Advisory
Anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to:

  1. Self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state
  2. Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results within three days of arrival to avoid quarantining
  3. Get tested in Connecticut and quarantine until receipt of negative test results

Click here to see impacted states.
Travelers will now be required to complete a form upon entry into Connecticut stating their name, date of birth, state of origin, estimated length of stay and location while in Connecticut, as well as contact information. The form is required to be submitted to DPH and can be completed online by visiting
This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments.