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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 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.

Fridays – Sundays, September 30-October 29.
Named “Number 1 Haunted Attraction in America.” 2022 theme: “Rise of the Shadows.” 30th Anniversary. Ten attractions, Gift shops, and food cafés. Ages 13 and over. Reservations required. Also featuring Headless Horseman Escape Rooms. 

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, October 1-31. 
Now in its 46th year of scaring the daylights out of people, Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion features The Asylum, which is haunted by demonic, tortured souls, and The Wicked Woods, which includes Deadwood Gulch, the Funhouse, Dark Nature, Lost Souls Cemetery, Merry Krampus and more! 7pm. Reservations required. 

October 8,15, 22 & 29.
Go to the Old Dutch Church where you will be invited to step across three centuries and meet 7 characters that put Kingston on the map.  7pm.

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2.
From the Bram Stoker novel, this is the original Broadway production that premiered in 1927 with Bela Lugosi. It was revived in 1997 with Frank Langella as Dracula. 
Lucy, whose father is in charge of an English asylum, has been attacked by a mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing believes Lucy is the victim of a vampire — a certain Count Dracula. Renfield, an inmate, suffers from delusions and is under the spell of the Count. Will he be found and finally laid to rest?  3pm

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, September 30-October 30.
10 awesome attractions to walk through for one of the world’s largest and scariest haunted houses with live actors and movie quality sets. Food court, gift shop, music, and free photo ops.  7-9:30pm.

Nightmare on Werner: Maze of Horror
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Halloween. 
"Nightmare on Werner" is a Terror Maze in the Village of Florida, NY that has over 20 bone-chilling scenes straight from your worst nightmares! It is sure to give you a scare! Kid-Friendly Hours: October 16 & 23 from 3-6pm. Cost $10/per child. Adults accompanying a child may enter for free during these hours ONLY. If a child or adult has special needs, please contact us . We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please contact their Facebook page to schedule a time and discuss concerns. 6pm. 30 Werner Ave., Florida.

Fridays and Saturdays until October 29.
Haunted farm with different attractions, food, fun, shopping, and music which can all be enjoyed before or after your scare experience! Visit the horrifying Boo Barn where you will find many hungry, creepy things within including live actors who roam this 1900's rustic barn. Walk the original haunted trail where you will pass an old graveyard leading you into the unimaginable. There is also the Corn Trail (800' long) leading into the Shadows of Fear Woods (2,000' long) and back out into the Sunflowers of Clowns! There are live actors and the headless horseman who wanders through it all.  7pm. Thunderbird Farms, 13 Van Sickle Rd., Pine Island.

Thursdays - Sundays, October 6-30. 
Come aboard lantern-lit Solaris for this special after-dark program. Explore the river by searchlight and listen to legends and lore of the Hudson River from the pages of Washington Irving or straight from newspaper headlines of centuries past. All tickets include boat ride and general admission to the Hudson River Maritime Museum. 5:30pm.

October 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31
The 2nd Annual Pine Bush UFO & Paranormal Museum Haunted House Attraction the “Crop Circle” is back! Aliens have landed again in Pine Bush to harvest new chaos! Their unearthly experiments have unleashed something dark from inside the earth. In an attempt to harvest a new Alien race, the invaders have cracked open a new dimension allowing dark entities to take over. Once you enter the Crop Circle it will be a challenge to escape it! Timed Tickets are now available online for this unique, walk-through haunted attraction! Pine Bush UFO & Paranormal Museum, 86 Main Street, Pine Bush. 7pm

Fridays and Saturdays, October 14-29
Do you have what it takes to brave this former jail and boys’ reform school where some of the residents passed on, but never really left? Bangs, shrieks, slamming doors and even the touches of lingering spirits make a visit here an experience to rattle the nerves. Hudson Sports Complex, 122 State School Rd., Warwick. 7:30pm

October 15
Drop dead drive-in, vendors, carnival games, bull riding, music food, and fun for teens and adults. McLaughlin Square, The Lot at Amada's Kitchen and Fulton Square in Washingtonville. 6pm

October 21-23
All are welcome as the creatures and spirits of darkness take over our firehouse. All guests should come prepared with a mask even if they have been vaccinated and adhere to social distancing and other onsite precautions. 7pm.

October 21 & 28
Venture into the deep dark woods of Bethel where the wild things come out to play in the night. As you feel your way through the fog, you'll encounter spirits and creatures that prowl in the darkness. What lurks in the shadows is unknown, but we do know that not all who enter return. Do you have the guts to make it out alive? 6:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,
200 Hurd Road, Bethel.

October 22
There will be a themed menu, epic pre-show entertainment, and spooky surprises for those in attendance. "Beetlejuice" will premiere @ 7PM followed by "Halloween Ends" @ 9PM. Four Brothers Drive-In Parking Lot, 4957 NY-22, Amenia. 845-373-8178.

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. 

October 29-30
Meet a horde of “ghosts” from Clermont’s past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true! Must call for reservations. 6pm. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown.

October 29 & 30
Audience members are encouraged to rock their best cast-inspired costume and participate with all the usual trimmings. Prop bags will be on sale for $5.00 (sans toast, rice, or water please.) Tickets are $8 for RTC members and those with costume and $10 general admission or without a costume. This show is expected to sell out so please buy your tickets in advance online. Theatre COVID policy: The Rosendale Theatre requires proof of vaccination for entry for patrons over twelve and ID. Masks must be worn inside unless eating and drinking at your seat. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. 7:30pm & 12am

The Shining
October 30
When writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson) takes a job as winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, he, his wife (Duvall), and their psychic young son (Danny Lloyd) will be isolated until spring. But once the first blizzard closes the road out, the accumulated power of evil deeds committed at the hotel begins to drive Jack mad. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. 7:30pm

Updated 10/7/2022

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