Lisa Franz / Courtesy of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce

No. 4 Chatham, MA

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Pumpkin People in the Park turn up to haunt Kate Gould Park each October. Look for pumpkin heads and bodies dressed as lobsters, knights, scarecrows, pigs, pilgrims, brides, and even as the protagonist of Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. The Saturday before Halloween, musicians join them for an Oktoberfest event complete with donuts, pumpkin bowling, and apple bobbing. When you head back to one of Chatham’s B&Bs—voted No. 2 in the survey—just be sure to check under your bed before turning out the lights.

America's Best Towns for Halloween

No. 4 Chatham, MA

Pumpkin People in the Park turn up to haunt Kate Gould Park each October. Look for pumpkin heads and bodies dressed as lobsters, knights, scarecrows, pigs, pilgrims, brides, and even as the protagonist of Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. The Saturday before Halloween, musicians join them for an Oktoberfest event complete with donuts, pumpkin bowling, and apple bobbing. When you head back to one of Chatham’s B&Bs—voted No. 2 in the survey—just be sure to check under your bed before turning out the lights.

Lisa Franz / Courtesy of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce

America's Best Towns for Halloween

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