Halloween is the special time of year when the shades of the dead whisper from forgotten places and spirits walk among us. The Witches of Salem honor this time with Festival of the Dead, an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals. Presented by Salem Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain hosted by the foremost authorities on the spirit world, Festival of the Dead beckons guests to step through the veil into a realm where spirits await.
Festival of the Dead explores death’s mysteries through events that investigate the favored and forbidden ways in which people have honored, celebrated, and secretly delved into life’s inevitable destination. Events for 2020 include:
Daily October 1 to October 31: Discover your destiny with an authentic psychic reading at The Salem Psychic Fair and Witches' Market
Nightly Throughout October: Hear from Departed Loved Ones delivered by gifted psychic mediums at Messages from the Spirit World: An Authentic Salem Séance
Monday, October 19 & Monday, October 26: Learn to hear and understand the dead on your own from Salem's own Official Witch at Speaking to the Dead with Laurie Cabot
Friday, October 23: Connect with your Ancestors through the magical power of the graveyard at Graveyard Conjure with Hoodoo Sen Moise
Saturday, October 24: Experience transformation in a ritual of Death and Rebirth with High Priestess Sandra Mariah Wright
Sunday, October 25: Share stories of you your loved ones at The Mourning Tea
Sunday, October 25: Honor Your Loved Ones Who Have Crossed Over at the Salem Witches' Most Sacred Event, The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead
Wednesday, October 28: Join Witchdoctor Utu as you learn to connect with and conjure The Witch's Familiar
Thursday, October 29:
Call upon the dead in Conjuring Spirits: A Night of Necromancy with Christian Day
Saturday, October 31: Join us in The Salem Witches' Magic Circle
Saturday, October 31: Join the Witches of Salem and revelers from around the globe for The Official Salem Witches‘ Halloween Ball, Salem's most magical Halloween event! Celebrate the afterlife with food, dancing, ritual, live music, free psychic readings, and prizes where the dead cavort with the living and powerful spells are cast for the Witches’ new year!
Defying the boundaries of religion, culture, and continent, death captivates our imaginations and ensnares our minds, beckoning us to journey to destinations beyond the tattered shroud of mortality.
Need a Place to Stay?
Check out hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns at Salem.org!
Are you a Psychic and Want to Read in Salem for October?
Festival of the Dead is looking for psychics
for the Psychic Fair!
Want to Vend Your Wares in Salem?
Festival of the Dead offers vending spots
at the Psychic Fair!
In memory of Shawn Poirier