Kids Events October 2014
• Topsfield Fair, Oct. 3-13. Get your fill of fair food, midway rides and animal exhibits at the nation’s oldest agricultural fair. Don’t miss the giant pumpkin contest and sand sculptures! Topsfield Fairgrounds, Route 1, Topsfield; topsfieldfair.org.
• Boston Book Festival, Oct. 25. Book lovers rejoice at this annual free festival featuring discussions, panels, costumed characters and story times with a strong children’s literature component. bostonbookfest.org.
• Salem’s Haunted Happenings, throughout October. Give yourself a scare on a haunted walking tour or attend a costume ball. The month-long celebration of Halloween has something for all ages. Find scary and not-so-scary events at hauntedhappenings.org.