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. Want some scarier stuff? Click here to see the real horrors of the season.

Make this Halloween season one to remember.

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Blaze: Hudson Valley. September 16-November 20

Located on the grounds of an 18th-century estate on the banks of the Croton River in Westchester, Van Cortlandt Manor is the picturesque setting for this awe-inspiring fall event. Visitors meander through the heritage gardens filled with hand-carved jack o’ lanterns, past the brick ferry house, where they can see a glimpse of the Headless Horseman and see the light show at the manor house. 7:30pm. 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson. (914) 366-6900.

Hearts of the Hollow. September 16-October 21 

So, you think you know the legend of Sleepy Hollow? Well, then come join us and see the new twists and turns of the legendary tale in HEARTS OF THE HOLLOW - A must-see for ALL. An exciting, new musical inspired by Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". This special seasonal event will delight audiences with 20 original songs and a story where suspense, adventure, and romance come together. 8pm. 200 Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel. 

Brick-or-Treat. Saturdays & Sundays, September 24-October 30

Grab loads of sweets and treats at trick-or-treating stations, located along dedicated paths. Don’t forget your costume! Select weekends this fall; the party kicks off as Monsters take over LEGOLAND® and host the Halloween party of the year. Park admission is valid for the full day. Trick-or-treating begins at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the event. 10:00am. One Legoland Blvd., Goshen. (845) 410-0290.

Watt World of Halloween Horrors. Thursdays-Sundays, October 6-October 30

Drive through trail ~ REMAIN IN YOUR CAR AT ALL TIMES. $5.00 CASH per car. NO CREDIT CARDS. Exact amount preferred. 310 Scotchtown Rd., Goshen. (845) 294-3391

Halloween Arts n Crafts Party. October 7

It’s Halloween all of October at Roller Magic!! Join us for some fun make and take arts n crafts!! 5:30pm. 4178 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. (845) 229-6666.

Children's Day - A Tiny Taste of Terror. October 8 & 22

On Children's Day, the park tones down its scare level. You will enjoy a hayride and visit friendly characters along the way.  In addition, you will experience our Magic Moon Maze, Haunted Gardens, Witch Hazel's Halloween House, Dino Zone, enjoy music, and other surprises making this the perfect outing for families with young children. Children under one-year-old are free! 11:30am. 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park. (845) 339-2666.

Spookley Movie Night. October 8, 14, 21 & 22

Take a short walk under the moonlight among the apple trees to an open field and watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin on a large outdoor screen (Bring a blanket!).  Each ticket provides parking, admission, and any size pumpkin of your choice in the pumpkin patch.  The farm market will be open for popcorn, drinks, and all our traditional farm goodies. 5:30pm. 101 Jessup Rd., Warwick. 845-987-7717.

Halloween Boo Bash. October 14

Join Beekman Public Library for crafts, games, and a Halloween costume parade. Bring your carved pumpkin to display. We will provide tea lights. You can bring it home when you leave. *Please register for each adult and child that will attend. 5:30pm. 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction. (845) 724-3414

Peace, Love & Pumpkins. October 14-30

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts are excited to bring a cornucopia of family-friendly Halloween fun to our historic grounds this fall. During this walk-thru experience, guests will wind through the garden trails of beautiful Bethel Woods, highlighting thousands of unique hand-carved Jack-o-lanterns and glowing themed pumpkin art. Delight in displays featuring Woodstock festival icons, dinosaurs, mermaids, witches, and much more! New This Year: Two nights of Friday Night Frights, where your nighttime stroll is one you'll never forget as scares await you at every turn! Standard walk-thru will not take place. This experience is not recommended for children. 6:30pm. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel.

Jack O' Lantern Jubilee. October 15 

Join us for our Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee Weekend on Saturday 10/15 & Sunday 10/16. Fun for the whole family, enjoy live music, magic shows, Pig Races, and more! Admission includes access to our Fun Park with our new GIANT SLIDE, Corn Maze, Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Wooden Ship Playground, and Dog Park too! We’ll have delicious food options available at our concession, and we’ll also have food trucks this year! Be sure to stop by the Tap Room where we have twenty local beers and ciders on tap. Tickets will be available at the door. 11am. 63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag. (845) 227-2306.

Apple, Corn, & Pumpkin Leaves. October 15 

The Storycrafters, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns present a mix of autumn-themed folktales and songs, with images of harvests, pumpkins, apples, and just a touch of gentle Hallowe'en 'chill' thrown in for good measure! For families with children 4 years and up. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern. 11am. 40 Center St, Ellenville.

Outdoor Halloween Nite Market in the Village. October 15

Spookily decorated tents by the vendors, Halloween music, food, baked goods and fun. Outdoor at the Reis parking lot in Saugerties. Raffles to support the Maragoudakis family in Saugerties. 4pm. 27 Market Street, Saugerties.

Witchingtonville 2022. October 15

Join us for Witchingtonville at Vern Allen Park and Witchingtonville AFTER DARK 6-10pm in Mcglachin Square! 2pm. Ahern Blvd., Washingtonville.

Mystery at the Museum October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

“Mystery at the Museum” is a unique event that reveals a Halloween tale of mystery. The story leads guests through a darkened labyrinth to discover hidden treats and haunted prizes! 12pm. The Pine Bush UFO & Paranormal Museum, Pine Bush.

Nightmare On WernerOctober 16 & 23 

Non-Scare Hours: Sunday: 3-6pm. Cost $10/per child. *Parents are free with paid child's admission during non-scare hours ONLY. If a child or adult has special needs, please contact us . We will do our best to accommodate your needs. 30 Werner Ave., Florida. (845) 248-8172.

Annual Haunted Firehouse. October 21-23

All are welcome as the creatures and spirits of darkness take over our firehouse. Right now, due to continued COVID-19 concerns, we are asking all guests to come prepared with a mask even if they have been vaccinated and adhere to social distancing and other onsite precautions. Further updates will be posted on this event page. This is a scary event, children under 10 are admitted under parents' discretion. 7pm. 2128 NY-94, Salisbury Mills. (845) 496-3251.

Family Movie Night. October 21

Come in your cozy pajamas and bring your blankets, stuffed animals and water! We will enjoy popcorn and watch Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! NR 1h 20m. This program is for children 4 yrs. old and up. Please make arrangements for younger siblings. 6:30pm. 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction. (845) 724-3414.

3rd annual Trunk or Treat. October 21

Join us for our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat! Kids and pets can come dressed up, get some candy, and enjoy the fun. This year we are going to have some local rescue groups as well. 4pm. Argos Animal Hospital, 4155 NY-28, Boiceville. (845) 657-8899.

5th Annual Trunk or Treat. October 21

Come dressed in your costumes and enjoy spooky & fun decorated cars, lots of candy, games, treats, and a spooky dance party! The event will take place at our bay from 5pm-8pm! Town Of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services, 97 S. Plank Rd., Newburgh. (845) 561-0950 ext. 111

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience October 22

This family-friendly attraction will leave visitors spellbound as they wind through the woods along an illuminated light trail while discovering more of Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. 2957 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights. (914) 245-4434.

Halloween Themed Weekend. October 21-23 & 28-30

A Spooktacular Family Weekend in the Catskills! Frost Valley offers Halloween-themed weekends with pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, and apple cidering. When the sun goes down, we have something for guests of all ages. Bring your costumes for a costume fashion show or the brave at heart can test their courage by walking through our haunted trail…if you dare! Halloween has never been so eerily exciting. Enjoy many of Frost Valley’s traditional fall activities like hiking, climbing, and canoeing as well. $167 per person + lodging rate. 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. (845) 985-2291.

Pumpkin Express. October 22 & 24, 29 & 30

Take a spectacular journey along the former Ulster & Delaware Railroad corridor and see the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard Ulster County’s only scenic train. All trains depart from Westbrook Station at Kingston Plaza and travel through the Hurley Flats and return. Fall rides are about an hour and fifteen minutes long and are approximately 8 miles round trip. Passengers will be able to select their own pumpkin to take home and decorate. Pumpkins will be spread out on the flat cars for passengers to select their favorite to take home.

Annual Greater Monroe Trunk or Treat. October 22

Free event and open to all Monroe residents. Children 13 and under are welcome to walk through the safe trunk or treat parking lot where they can check out the decorated trunks from local business owners, organizations, and citizens, load up on candy, and "trick or treat" from car to car. Plus, Pumpkin Decorating by Monroe Girl Scouts. Wear your Halloween costumes and have lots of fun! Set Up time starts at 4 pm. Must be set up no later than 5:45. NO late arrivals will be allowed. 6pm. 1465 Orange Turnpike, Monroe. (845) 783-1900.

Halloween Trunk or Treat. October 22

Parade is at 1pm. Line up location to be announced. Trunk or Treat immediately following the parade. DJ ~ Food ~ Costume Contest ~ pumpkin patch ~ Games. All vehicles participating in the trunk or treat must be in the park by 12:15pm. 1pm. Mesier Park, 2 Spring St., Wappingers Falls.

Haunted Huguenot Street. October 22, 23, 29-31

You are invited to the postmortem wedding of Hugo and Annie - a celebration nearly 100 years in the making. Upon arrival, guests can sip on festive mock-tails, see into the future with fortune-telling games, dance to spectral music, and of course get their pictures taken at a photo booth - so be sure to dress up and look your best. Shows run three times each evening at 6, 7, 8 & 9 PM 20 visitors max to maintain safe social distance $25 General Admission ($20 Discounted Admission for HHS members, seniors, students, active military members, veterans, and children under 13.). 6pm. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 

A Very Fluffy Halloween at Lilymoore Alpaca Farm. October 22 & 23, 29-31

It’s Lilymoore Farm's version of a Halloween fest – only way cuter! This year has more alpacas in Halloween costumes, goats too – who knows, maybe the llamas will join in the fun this year! Come dressed up for the event or just let Lilymoore's alpaca Lady Valentina Von Sparkles shine. Either way, you will have a ton of fun. Stick around for a great craft at the end of the farm tour. Enjoyed by all ages. 12pm. 21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley. (845) 605-7002.

Mystery At Monster Mansion. October 28

As Halloween approaches monsters have gathered in the library to celebrate! Madsy Entist, the world-famous eccentric inventor, has invited all the monsters she knows to a party at her haunted mansion. And what a group she has invited! Count Dracula, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Phantom of the Opera-they'll all be there, plus many more shambling, oozing, grunting outcasts. At the party, Madsy intends to unveil her latest invention, "NORMALLO," a potion that can turn any monster into a normal human being with just a swallow. But what's this? Someone has stolen the only bottle! Who among all the creeps and ghouls at the mansion tonight could have done it? Feel free to come in costume if you wish! Registration required. Call or register online. 3pm. 3 Friendly Ln, Millbrook.

Trunk or Treat. October 28

If you participate in giving out candy from your car, you will get 1 free ticket to our Famous Annual Halloween Party. We will start signups in September! 5:30pm. 4178 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. (845) 229-6666.

Third Annual Trunk-or-Treat. October 28

Kids can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk full of goodies. There will be live music by Heavy Gauge, a cash prize for the best-decorated car, and a costume contest! All goodies are store-bought and pre-wrapped. It is FREE to participate and attend. For more information, please contact Shelby Adrian at 845-275-2913. *Rain date - Saturday, October 29th. 6 – 8pm. 6pm. 10 Otto Way, Poughkeepsie. (845) 454-6500.

Boo at the Zoo. October 29

Come to watch the bears explore their den full of Halloween-themed enrichment at 11am. Learn about vultures, owls, bears & other animals. Family-friendly activities –pumpkin decorating, face painting, matching games & crafts. Wear your favorite not-so-spooky Halloween costume! 10:30am. 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain. (845) 429-2960.

Halloween Fest. October 29

The festivities start with the MyKingstonKids Halloween Parade leaving Kings Plaza near Hannaford Supermarket and will end at the Kingston YMCA on Broadway. All community organizations, businesses, churches, individuals, groups, and residents are welcome. Vehicles, walkers, and bands are encouraged!! 1pm. YMCA KINGSTON, 507 Broadway, Kingston.

Fair Oaks Drive-in Trunk or Treat. October 29

Film Screening that night will be CASPER. We are going to change things a little bit. We heard some concerns last year about the amount of people and thereby creating long concession waits. In the interest of easing congestion, we are going to limit the event to 100 cars MAXIMUM. We also ask as many of you can as always to really participate in the festivities and get those cars decorated! We will have a prize for the Best Car & the Best Costume. 4pm. 365 Bloomingburg Rd, Middletown. (845) 316-2266.

Halloween Community Day. October 29

FREE Spooktacular Fun for the Whole Family! Bring the whole family and join us for a day filled with fun and exciting fall activities and an evening of spooktacular Halloween games and haunted trails!  Fall Activities: 9am-4:45pm, Haunted Trails & Halloween Games: 7-10pm. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE: email: reservations@frostvalley.org call: 845-985-2291 ext. 450. 9am. 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. (845) 985-2291.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were- Rabbit and Costume Parade October 30

Wallace and Gromit have launched a new humane pest-relocation business venture, just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. When the woman hosting the garden show, Lady Tottington (voice of Helena Bonham Carter), discovers a massive tribe of rabbits has been making a mess of her garden, she calls in Wallace and Gromit to move the bunnies elsewhere. However, Wallace’s attempts to brainwash the rabbits away from veggies using his latest invention has disastrous results, and soon Wallace has to deal with a beastly bunny. Free treats for those in costume! Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale.

Trunk or TreatOctober 30

Prizes will be given to the most original, the spookiest, and overall favorite vehicle. Our farm will be open as usual with the corn maze, inflatables, yard games, wagon rides and all its fall beauty for amazing family fall photos. Live music from Whiskey Crossing. We are currently looking for volunteers to decorate their vehicles. Participants will receive 4 free passes for the day of the event. 2pm. Social Island, 939 Pulaski Highway, Goshen. (845) 545-5997.

Music, cider, donuts, music, and Halloween gift bags for all. Costume prize contest for children ages 3 and under, ages 4-7, and 8 and older! 3pm. 17 NY-376, Hopewell Junction. (845) 226-8714.

3rd Annual Jeep Trunk or Treat. October 30

Come celebrate Halloween with us and see all the decorated jeeps. 6pm. Tractor Supply Co., 1611 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine.

Trick or Treat Day at Townhall! October 31

Youngsters are invited to Trick or Treat at Town Hall! 9:00am. 330 NY-376, Hopewell Junction.

Last updated September 27, 2022

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