Welcome to another GoProvidence Weekend Roundup. A pumpkin hunt, an afternoon of living history, and a walk in H.P. Lovecraft's footsteps are a few things in store this weekend in the Providence area.
Friday, October 21
Great Pumpkin Hunt
The hunt is on at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum this Friday! Bring the kids and look around for hidden pumpkins all over the estate. You'll also be able to grab a bite to eat from some of the area's best food trucks. Registration is required and the hunt starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 22
Boo at the Zoo Family Overnight
Spend an evening at Roger Williams Park Zoo with your favorite animals. Kids will enjoy pizza and snacks, along with some animal encounters and a VIP trip through the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. You'll wind down the night with a movie and popcorn, and wake up to a special morning tour of the zoo. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
What Cheer Day
Head to the John Brown House Museum for the Rhode Island Historical Society’s annual celebration of living history. Attendees will step back in time to the year 1799, and experience a scandal as it unfolds at the iconic mansion. The afternoon also includes talks, activities, period refreshments, authentic fashions and costumed guides.
Halloween Iron Pour
Get ready for some heavy metal action of a different kind. The 11th Annual Halloween Iron Pour is happening this Saturday at The Steel Yard. Catch the sparkling action of more than 2,500 pounds of molten iron being poured in a theatrical performance that includes spectacular local music. Enjoy food and refreshments while you peruse some of The Steel Yard's sculptures. The event starts at 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 23
H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening
There's no better way to spend a Sunday October afternoon in Providence than strolling through the city in the footsteps of the legendary fantasy-horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The tour starts at noon at the John Brown House Museum and weaves through the historic East Side, stopping at sites mentioned in some of his novels, including "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "The Haunter of the Dark," "The Shunned House" and "The Call of Cthulhu."