The magic of fairy tales and Halloween is coming once again to the Burr Homestead when it is transformed into the Enchanted Castle on Saturday, casting a spell in the historic mansion through Oct. 29.

Sponsored for 20 years by the Ahlbin Centers for Rehabilitation, the Halloween-season event offers storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters for a non-threatening experience.

"The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience" will include the theme rooms Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Wizard of Oz and Candyland and will be open from Saturday, Oct. 19, through Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23, 24 and 25; and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Schools and playgroups can schedule visits Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 23 to 25, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Admission is $5 at the Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road. The Ahlbin Centers Auxiliary is also looking for volunteers to fill more than 250 storybook characters' roles during the eight days of the event. Adults and students in the eighth grade and up can volunteer for community service by emailing

The event is co-chaired by Shaun Amberg, Debbie Charles and Kay Smith, all of Fairfield. Proceeds from the event will support Ahlbin Centers' programs.

For information, email; call 203-384-3600, or visit