September 29, 2021

39th Annual Haunted Happenings Returns With Expansive Vendor Marketplace And Live Entertainment

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Salem Haunted Happenings returns this October with a full month of programming, including the popular Haunted Happenings Marketplace and Vendor Fair, presented by the City of Salem and managed by Creative Collective. The market and all the programming is supported by Vampfangs, Salem Main Streets, Peabody Essex Museum, The Lobster Shanty, the Halloween Museum and Emporium 32. 

More than 200 artisan vendors will be participating in the marketplace on both Derby Square and on Salem Common throughout the month. The marketplace being located on the common is a new addition in 2021, designed to accommodate social distancing and the influx of visitors expected to arrive this Halloween season. 

In addition to the marketplace, visitors to Salem this October can expect a calendar full of film nights, costume spectacles, ghost stories, harbor tours, live music and theatre, magic shows, themed museums, reenactments, and walking tours. On the Salem Common you will be able to enjoy live entertainment by local performers, drag, rituals, costume contests, food offerings by Fiesta shows and more!

Click here for a full calendar of October events. 

Some new and noteworthy events for 2021 include an exhibit focusing on the Salem Witch Trials at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Endless Night Vampire Weekend at the Hawthorne Hotel, and Artoberfest at Salem Arts Association. Charter Street Cemetery has also recently reopened with a new Welcome Center. 

John Andrews, founder of Creative Collective and the marketplace producer states “October in Salem is a magical happening that is unlike anything else in the country. Downtown Salem is bustling with shoppers and visitors alike throughout the whole month!. The overall month-long celebration  allows so many amazing forms of self expression and celebration and supports so many in the creative community!”

One of the largest celebrations of Halloween worldwide, Salem Haunted Happenings involves hundreds of events during the month of October. This must-experience event for lovers of all things Halloween brings thousands of visitors to Salem, Massachusetts each fall for a season of haunted delights, spooktacular shopping, and otherworldly experiences. 

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About Creative Collective

Creative Collective fosters growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We service the game changers, community leaders, municipalities, and everyone that understands the importance of the creative workforce. Learn more at