Wednesday through Sunday, multiple locations in Portland. Ticket prices range from $40 to $150, depending on the event.
This five-day festival of Maine food and drink starts with the Moonlight Gala on Wednesday night. The popular Maine Lobster Chef of the Year event and Maine Marketplace are back, along with the Rock n/ Roast Barbecue and Brews events, a beer and whiskey crawl, custom cocktails event and wine soiree.

6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress St., Portland. $20, $15 MHS members.
This tour of the Longfellow House is unlike the usual tours of the historic home. The 90-minute tour is based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" – "All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses" and will evoke the various family members who died in home over the years. After the tour, enjoy beer and snacks in the ell of the house. Reservations required.

7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Portland Ballet, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. $50 opening night, $25 matinees, $30 evening shows.
This year's Halloween performance at Portland Ballet is inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Poe's haunting tales are paired with contemporary music and "sleek, haunting original choreography," by artistic director Nell Shipman.

New Hampshire

2015 Let it Shine Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
One of the most beloved events of the year is still happening, thanks to a grassroots effort that saw the Keene Pumpkin Festival nearly come to an end and instead it was moved to the City of Laconia.

3rd Annual New Hampshire Auto Show
Friday, 12-9 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
At the NH Sportsplex in Bedford this weekend. You'll get the opportunity to see the latest in automotive technology with hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUV's, alternative fuel and off-road vehicles on display.

Downtown Manchester Zombie Walk
Saturday, 2 p.m.
There's nothing like a parade in October - wait, unless you're scared of zombies (and why not? They eat brains from what we hear!). This weekend Intown Manchester is presenting the 4th Annual Zombie Walk, starting at the Brady Sullivan Plaza on Elm Street in Manchester.

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