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Our Visitor Center
Route 2 Westbound
Lancaster, MA
Between Exits 35-34
(978) 534-2302

Be sure to visit our Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center when you’re in our neck of the woods. Located on Route 2 West in Lancaster, Mass., between exits 35 and 34, it’s chock-full of helpful brochures and locally made crafts, books, jams and jellies, giftware and souvenirs of all kinds. Our trained staff and volunteers will enjoy welcoming you to the Center, and providing you with customized travel advice and “insider information." 

We are open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome to Johnny Appleseed Country Tourist Center

News & Upcoming Events

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It's that spooky time of year again and what better place to spend 2014 Halloween this year than in Appleseed Country? We still have a lot going on for Halloween Weekend!

All October long, it's Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge. Grab your costumes and come to Great Wolf Lodge for our Howl-O-Ween event! Join Great Wolf for Spooktacular family activities such as our Trick-or-Treat Trail or Monster Bash Dance Party. It'll be a howling good time! For more information, visit www.greatwolf.com/newengland.

On Halloween Afternoon, it's the Falloween Stroll in Downtown Gardner. This is for preschool aged kids from 10am-noon. Dress up and trick or treat in a safe environment. Participating businesses will have an orange flyer in their window. There is also a free story hour at the library at 10am.

And then there is the Halloween Monster Mash Bash on Halloween Day at Hop On In, 217 Hamilton St., Leominster. Wear your favorite costume and get $1 off general admission. No face makeup, please. Children will also receive a Monster Mash goodie bag. at 9:30, it's a reading of Where the Wild Things Are and puppet making. Space is limited so call ahead for reservations. 978.534.0235.

Also on Halloween, it's Mulligan's Mini Golf with over 20 displays and free Halloween candy from 3pm-8pm. For more information, visit www.mulligansminigolf.com.

From 5-7 on Halloween Night, it's the Haunted Gazebo on Templeton Common. The Templeton Lions Club decorates the bandstand at Routes 101 and 2A, and invites trick-or-treaters to stop by.

Lancaster will be having their Second Annual Halloween on the Green on the 31st from 5pm-8pm. All ages welcome. Awards for best costume (most creative, scariest, and best animal), Hot Dog BBQ and Chili Cook Off contest, Hot cider drinks, and more! Click here for more information.

From 8-10 Halloween Night, it's the Roll On America's Halloween Costume Party. $6 admission includes unlimited soda and pizza (rentals extra). Prizes will be awarded for the most "spooktacular" costumes-Funniest, Scariest, Most Original. There will also be a Mummy Wrap Contest, Candy Scramble, Blood Shots, and more!

For those who do not particularly like the holiday, there is Un-Halloween Skate at Roll On America from 5:30-7:30pm. No costumes, please. $10 includes unlimited pizza, unlimited soda, skating, skate or blade rental, unlimited laser tag, Pumpkin Penny Pitch and other games, too. For more information, visit rollonamerica.com. There is also the Horizon Annual Harvest Life Fest at Horizon Christian Fellowship, 358 Broad St., Fitchburg. For more information, call (978) 665-9111.

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OPENING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 and playing:10/31 thru 11/2 & 11/4 thru 11/6Fri thru
Sun & Tues thru Thur7pmA WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONESR, 114 minutes Liam Neeson stars
as private investigator Matthew Scudder who is hired by a drug kingpin to find out
who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Opening Halloween Night, it's Liam Neeson's A Walk Among the Tombstones at the Strand Theater in Clinton. Liam Neeson stars as private investigator Matthew Scudder who is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Then, at 10pm (only on the 31st), the Strand is playing the 1978 classic Halloween. For more information, visit www.strandmovies.com.

Looking for some great Brew this Halloween Weekend? Wachusett Brew has their Pumpkan Brew on special all this week! Check out their Facebook Page for more information.

The Turnpike Rod and Gun Club is also having a Halloween Party on the 31st starting at 7pm. No cover and the public is welcome. Karaoke, raffles, prizes, specials, and more! 94 Corey Hill Rd. Ashburnham. 21 and older only. Call (978) 827-9961 for more information.

Next up Halloween Night, it's the Halloween Party at the Gardner Ale House! Dr. Robert will be performing. Cash and Prizes for Costume Contests! Thriller on the Big Screen! What more could you ask for??? Find out more at www.gardnerale.com.

The fun continues into the weekend. Just because Saturday is November 1st, doesn't mean Halloween Weekend is over!

Downtown Fitchburg Trick or Treat on Main St will be on November 1st from noon-2pm. Come and trick or treat in a safe and fun environment while supporting local businesses. Free face painting at Art on the Rocks, 377 Main St. New this year will be a haunted maze during Trick or Treat! Be sure to check it out at TribeSpace, 454 Main Street, 12-2PM, but don't get lost! Click here for more information. Following trick or treat, at 5pm, it's the Third Annual Zombieburg 2014! Zombies gather together at Monument Park across from the Fitchburg Public Library. Live music, floats, vendors, and zombies! GUARD YOUR BRAINS! There will be a Zombieburg Rally, Concert, and Trading Cards Photographs at Monument Park, across from the Fitchburg Public Library. All ages, no cover afterparty back at the Tribe/Zombieburg Headquarters. Click here for more information.

Also on Saturday, November 1st at 3pm, it's the much anticipated annual Bolton Halloween Celebration with a parade down Main Street beginning at 3pm. This year’s celebration is made possible by the newly minted community group Bolton Loco.

Next up on November 1st is Lucy's Love Monster Mash 4. This is an annual Halloween themed fundraiser, dance, and raffle. All proceeds are to benefit Lucy's Love Bus, a non-profit organization that delivers comfort and care to children and adolescents with cancer. The 2014 event is an 18+ event located at the Westminster Country Club, 51 Ellis Road, Westminster at 7pm. There will be hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing, and a costume contest! Visit lucyslovebus.org for more information.

And finally, quit countin' your candy! Wheelhouse is back at Partner's Pub on November 1st at 9:30pm for a Halloween Bash of epic proportions. Hope to see you there...in costume. 970 South St. Fitchburg. Click here for more information.

We hope you enjoy your time in Appleseed County this Halloween. Have fun and stay safe!

 
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Are you interested in learning more about Johnny Appleseed Country while serving your community at the same time? Then volunteer some time at the Visitor Center on Rt 2 between Exits 35-34 Westbound. For more information, click here for our flyer or please contact Diane Burnette at (978) 534-2829 or email burnette@appleseed.org.

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