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Halloween events for tweens and teens

Spooky spots not for the faint of heart this Halloween

halloween events and activities for teens

There are so many wonderful things to do in the fall throughout the Hudson Valley. There certainly is no shortage of family-friendly Halloween events and no-scare fun for the little ones but what if your teen enjoys the frights and gore of the season? Below is a roundup of the local haunted houses and frights for your teen/tween this Halloween.

These events and activities are not recommended for young children. Please check website ahead of time for warnings and more information.

Ongoing haunted houses:

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
New 2018 Horror stories coming soon. Get ready to experience one of the best rated haunted house and hayride attractions in the US.

Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion
Get your fright on every weekend through Halloween! Attractions include Hotel Ravenscroft, Forest of Evil, and The Experiment.

Pure Terror Scream Park
Six haunted houses to walk through for one of the world’s largest and scariest haunted houses with live actors and movie quality sets.

Fright Nights
October 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Putting together your worst nightmares and your biggest phobias to bring the most horrifying show you've ever seen. Haunted barn, cemetery and mazes. Middletown

The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!

October 12-27 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Classic story told through elaborate dances and rock songs. Purchase tickets. Multiple dates available.

Haunted Halloween Events:

Harvest Moon Night
October 12
First annual event filled with fun for the whole family. Admission includes moonlight hayrides, pumpkin picking by flashlight, jumping pillow, petting farm, campfire, playground, parking and ice cream barn will be open too. Kerhonkson

5th Annual Halloween Festival
October 14
Parade begins at 12pm followed by farmers market, bounce houses, crafts, costume contest, petting zoo, trick or treating and free pumpkins. Wappingers Falls

Fall Harvest Festival
October 14
Join us for a great day of family fun in the park. Rain Date 10/21. Live bands, art show and sale, children’s show, Halloween costume parade at 3:15pm. Lagrange

Haunted Huguenot Street
October 19
Tours. Discover some of the dangerous diseases that plagued the early New Paltz community and witness theatrical demonstrations of the remedies that were used in an attempt to cure them. New Paltz

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours
October 19, 20, 26, 27
Travel back in time as the house fills with ghosts from the mansion's 250 year history. Roasted marshmellows after the tour. Dozens of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns illuminate the grounds. Germantown

Haunted House and Monster Mash Party
October 19-21
Enjoy classic Halloween games, snacks, face painting, crafts and if you dare, venture into the hidden depths of Area 990, the abandoned research bunker. For all ages.

Tales from the Underground- A Costumed Living History Tour
The center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck present Theatre appropriate for all audiences. Ticket available. Rhinebeck

Hugenot Fire Co. Haunted Firehouse.
October 19, 20, 26, 27
Come out to see our haunted firehouse! Refreshments will be served. Hugenot

Carve Pumpkin Event
October 22
Join Scenic Hudson at Long Dock to help carve pumpkins supplied by Scenic Hudson to be lit on the 26th. Beacon

Haunted Jeopardy
October 23
Test your knowledge of all things ghostly in this classic trivia game with a haunted twist just in time for Halloween! Prizes, snacks and fun guaranteed! 

Hudson Valley Historic Haunts
October 24
Tales of ancient Indian spirits, soldiers who still walk the battlefields, Old Dutch settlements, mansions, and cemeteries.

Halloween Public Sail
October 26
Purchase your tickets to sail with the Clearwater. Wear your costume and take part in special activities or simply sit back enjoy the colors of autumn.

Haunted Harvest Fest
October 26
Come experience what our camps have to offer. Haunted houses, crafts, archery, BB shooting, monkey bridge, bounce houses and more! Salt Point

Jack o’-Lantern Lighting
October 26
Talk a walk through the lighted display throughout the park. Dress for weather and bring a flashlight. Beacon

Halloween ComicFest Day
October 27
Join Kirwan's Game store for Halloween comicFest. A day of costumes, Halloween tricks and treats and free Halloween themed comic books. Poughkeepsie

MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest
October 27
Free indoor/outdoor event created to promote an exciting, safe and unique Halloween experience thru stimulating activities including but not limited to our Seed Song Halloween Hayride, Children's Fashion Show, Pumpkin Picking and Decorating, performances, haunted house and more. Kingston

Updated 9/25/18

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