Halloween Events for Families

Spooky local events bring screams, laughs and fun!

Halloween Family Fun in the Hudson Valley, NY

As Summer leaves us and Fall swoops in, the atmosphere around us changes. Here in the Hudson Valley, there are several locations that offer fun, scares, candy, and costumes that the whole family can enjoy. You can be sure to find something fun near you.

Make this Halloween season one to remember.

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Pumpkin Fun & Fall Extravaganza! - Saturdays & Sundays, October 3 – November 15

It’s that time of the year for pumpkin picking and all things FALL FUN @ Seed Song Farm!! Beginning September 19th, Seed Song Farm will host a fall extravaganza every weekend (through mid-November) WE have activities for the whole family. Come down to the farm for that perfect fall day: You-Pick Pumpkins on the vine, Hay Rides, Farm Store (chem-free and local produce), Meadow Scavenger Hunt, Family Popcorn Maze, Hay Bale House Scramble, Live Music (call for performance times), Farm Animals, Farm-fresh food and baked treats. 11:00am. 160 Esopus Ave., Kingston. (845) 383-1528. 

No-Scare HalloweenSaturdays and Sundays thru Halloween

Join Museum Village for our expanded walk-through, socially distanced No-Scare Halloween, now happening this year! Wear your not-so-scary costumes to our family-friendly, boo-free zone and stroll through our Halloween Village with music, games, and treats! Activities include Guess the weight of the bone, Bone balance, Witches wobble and Feed the Ghost. Games include a Mini Maze, Candy Guess, Candy Corn Wiggle Walk, Monster Feet, Walk the Plank, Jumping Jacks, and a Spider Crawl. You can also see a Creepy Animals demonstration. Also, Spinning Webs and "Yarns". Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 11am. 1010 Route 17M, Monroe. (845) 782-8247.

The City of Newburgh will host its final Drive-In Movie of the season featuring “Coco” at the Ann Street Parking lot. Set during the Day of the Dead, this drive-in event celebrates Newburgh’s rich Latin American community and culture. Masks are required. The movie will begin at 7pm. Ann St. parking lot, Newburgh. (845) 569-7373.

We are partnering with KISS FM to bring your family a SAFE Drive Thru Trick or Treating event. No purchase necessary, but Hurds Drive Thru Farm Store will be open to purchase donuts, hot cider or any other grocery items on your way out. The 1st 96 cars will get a special goodie bag with a chance to win $500. Local businesses will be along the route in the orchard handing out candy, make sure to bring your own trick or treating bag. If your business or organization would like to participate in passing out treats, please sign up with this link https://forms.gle/3KTK4sfnZuaX59mU8. 6pm. 2187 Route 32, Modena. (845) 883-7825.

Wear your Halloween Costume. Trick or Treating available for Children (while supplies last) Park opens @ 6pm; estimated showtime: 7pm at Geering Park *SPACE IS LIMITED. Movies are free but all participants must pre-reserve their tickets at fishkillrecreation.com. No tickets at door. *You will receive your tickets via email one day prior to date of movie. *Everyone must wear a mask as they enter the park, go through the "ticket booth," using the restrooms and until they find their seat/spot. *Once you are seated in your spot, you may take your mask off. *Please respect social distance and wear your mask whenever social distancing can't be practiced. *We encourage parents to review the MPAA Rating and parental guide for your respective movie. *Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket, bug repellent, and a sweatshirt in case it gets cold. *Dress for the weather *If weather is questionable, Visit Fishkillrecreation.com or find Fishkill Recreation on Facebook. 7pm. 793 Route 52, Fishkill. (845) 831-3371.

The Town of Montgomery Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is teaming up with the #TOMSTRONG Community Response Team to bring our Town & Village residents a safe Trunk or Treat experience that our children deserve. We invite anyone who would prefer to take part in a more controlled environment to attend our event. Our trunk or treat will allow children the opportunity to dress up in their costumes and receive a ton of candy from our local first responders, businesses and more! If you plan to attend and participate you MUST wear a mask. We will ensure a flow to the event that keeps in mind social distancing practices. If you have any questions or would like to register to participate in our Trunk or Treat experience please email us at - townofmontgomerypba@gmail.com. 6pm. 110 Bracken Rd., Montgomery. (845) 457-2600.

Haunted House of Horror will begin from Studio 845s outside door, located next to Office Depot in front of the mall. To help social distancing, we ask that you follow the line of cars as we will only be admitting one party at a time. 6-7pm will be our less scary hour - although this will still be pretty frightening, we tone it down for those looking for a more gentle scare. Tickets will be $5 per person and all proceeds will go towards the effort to save Studio 845. All Victims of the Haunt will receive a generous helping of Halloween candy upon exiting. Studio 845, 1401 Route 300, Newburgh. (845) 527-1891.

Haunted Hayride on the farm – October 30 & 31

Haunted Hayrides are a perfect way to enjoy the Halloween season. 5-6pm less scary for our younger guests. 6-9pm for everyone who likes a scare. Hayride tickets (purchase day of event); $10 adults and kids over 12; $5 ages 5-12; under 5 free. $5 donation per person will be collected which goes to the animal sanctuary. Food truck, hot dogs, drinks, and snacks will be available. Blue Arrow Farm, 86 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island. (973) 670-9373.

The City is partnering with the Newburgh Armory Unity Center for a contact-less drive-through “Spooktacular Treating”. Pre-made bags of candy and treats will be handed out from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the Larkin Center, 321 S. William Street, to children 16 years of age and under. The event will accommodate those who wish to drive or walk to get their Halloween treats. Participants should beware of spooky surprises that may lurk (safely and distanced) from the shadows. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and decorate their vehicle. Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 S. William St., Newburgh. (845) 569-7373.

Tiny Trick or TreatOctober 31

Wear your costume as you explore the trick or treat trail along the grounds at The Den: A Teddy Bear Museum for all ages. Collect treats, prizes and memories, and end your day with a museum tour. 10am. 1 Basten Ln., Kingston. (845) 687-6441.

Howl & Holler Weekend at Trevor Zoo – October 31 & November 1

Join Trevor Zoo for a weekend of Howl & Holler! Come dressed in your Halloween best and get a free treat bag with orangutan friendly candy and an activity booklet. Plus, enjoy food trucks and games all day long! Wear your Halloween Costume! NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED. YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION. 282 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook. (845) 677-3704.

Kid's Halloween Party w/ Art & Yoga - October 31

Miss Liz of Mindful Yoga with Liz & Miss Marlea of The Artist’s Corner are partnering (again!) to give kids a fun and safe way to kick off Halloween. Students will decorate trick or treat bags, play games, experiment with spooky science, enjoy yoga, and dace the Monster Mash. We might even have a few other tricks up out sleeves! Carnwath Farms, Carnwath Farms Ln., Wappingers Falls. (845) 518-0195.

Halloween at Ashokan - October 31

ALL OUTDOORS • LIMITED TICKETS • ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY. 10am-2pm - self-guided nature walks on miles of beautiful trails; 11am-1pm - costume parade with prizes for all ages, live music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, and yummy food including vegan and GF options. $15 Adults 18 and up • $7.50 Kids 5-17 • Under 5 free! Admission includes all activities & lunch! Thank you for helping us safely gather as a community by practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings when near others. Please BYO blanket, lawn chairs, and dress for the weather. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge. (845) 657-8333.

Stop by the Chester Library for a Halloween photo op in your costumes and get a Halloween treat! No registration required, children of all ages welcome! Chester Library, 1784 Kings Highway, Chester. (845) 469-4252.

Trunk or Treat! - October 31

Trunk or Treat, Saturday from 12 to 2pm. There will be candy, snacks, slime, and a good time! Free event. Greenville VFW Post 3175, 1316 U.S. 6, Port Jervis. (845) 978-4666.

Spooky Season is here! Come to Twin View Stables at Dorian on Saturday, October 31st, from 1pm-5pm to have a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience. $10 Admission Fee per Child Includes: Trick-or-Treating by visiting each horse stall and seeing what disguise they've put on, get a Pony Ride on a mystical creature, and see the animals in the petting zoo. Twin View Stables at Dorian, 173 Sarah Wells Trl., Campbell Hall. (845) 496-4005.

Halloween skateOctober 31

You’re Invited to a Halloween Costume Party! Prizes will be given out to most unique and most hilarious costumes, get creative! Ice Time Sports, 21 Lakeside Rd., Newburgh. (845) 567-0005.

Come to the Trick or Treat Trail. There will be candy stops throughout the farm stand and the orchard! Come in costume any time from 12-5pm. Wilklow Orchards, 341 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland. 845-691-2339.

Trick or TreatingOctober 31

Join us for a Family Friendly and Safe time at Emporium. Kids costume contest. Emporium Square Artisan Market, 128 Dolson Ave., Middletown. (845) 636-9091

Trunk or TreatOctober 31

Last chance to sign up for our trunk or treat event THIS Saturday, Oct 31st from 2-4! We have now added a bouncy house slide to the list of trunks and we are so excited thanks to YoBounce Rentals. There will be contests and a dance performance. We also will have some gift certificates and goodies from other local Pleasant Valley businesses to give away to contest winners! Don’t miss this fun and free event! Cherilyn's School of Dance, 18 West Rd, Ste 2, Pleasant Valley. (845) 635-5908.

A Halloween Movie House Spooktacular! - October 31

This all-ages event will feature a Haunted Aisle and a No Scare Fantasy Aisle. Guests will be given treats, and there will be a Photo Booth. All photos will be posted online and be available for download. COVID Safety Procedures will be followed, including mandatory masks, social distancing, and temperature taking. This is a free WALK-THROUGH event. No one is seated. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 658-8989.

Halloween on the Farm October 31

Join us this Halloween from 11-5 for spooky farm-themed fun! Live musical performances & fresh farm food all day long. Bring the whole family as we have farm-style trick-or-treating from 11-1, followed by a sing-a-long style musical performance from the Seed Song Family Band. Wear your best costumes and don't forget your mask! Admission fee, check website. Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Ave., Kingston. (845) 383-1528.

Join the businesses of Milestone Square Plaza for an outdoor, socially distanced Trick Or Treat on Halloween. Please RSVP so we know how much candy to provide. Milestone Square Plaza, 13-17 North Ave., Pleasant Valley. (845) 635-1426.

Last updated October 29, 2020

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