All right, my horror loving friends and Halloween fanatic neighbors, I have most definitely saved the best for last. Salem, Massachusetts. Other towns may claim to be Halloween capitals, but I truly believe that Salem takes the cake.
For one thing, their Halloween inspired activities take place from October 2 to November 2, so you have a full month to enjoy this town, which is still quite haunted by the trials and events of the sixteen hundreds. The Haunted Happenings Festival manages to be both educational, scary, and incredibly fun — not to mention eerie!
There are psychic readings, parades, picking pumpkins, spooky stories, reenactments of the famed rich trials, and much, much more, such as the many museums and showcases in the town.