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Halloween events for families this weekend

Spooky local events bring screams, laughs and fun!

Halloween events for families this weekend

As the end of fall swoops in, the atmosphere around us changes. Here 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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Dutchess County

A Very Fluffy Halloween. October 27-29, 31

Enjoy this fun guided farm tour that lets you meet the animals of Lilymoore Farm and Dreaming of A Chance pigeon sanctuary. See 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 our alpaca Lady Valentina Von Sparkles shine. Plus, do a great craft at the end of the farm tour. Enjoyed by all ages. 21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley (845) 605-7002. 12pm

Friday, 3-5pm - Black Cat Scavenger Hunt & Main St. Trick-or-Treating, Pick up scavenger hunt passports at participating stores. Get your passport stamped for every Hocus Pocus black cat you find in participating businesses. Prizes for the more you find! Saturday - all day. Black Cat Scavenger Hunt. Parade at 2pm. 2:30-5pm Monster Jam After Party at Memorial Park. Drinks, treats, music, vendors, and games hosted near the pavilion. Costume contest with prizes. Main Street & Memorial Park, Beacon

Trunk or Treat. October 27

Join Hyde Park Roller Magic as they transform the parking lot into a Halloween wonderland, filled with creatively decorated trunks and a plethora of candy-filled surprises. Dress up in your most boo-tiful costumes and embark on a thrilling adventure, going from trunk to trunk to collect goodies, play games, and even snap some wickedly awesome photos. If you would like to give out candy at this event, please DM us or call the rink 845-229-6666 to be added to our list. Each car that participates will receive one free ticket to our Halloween Ball. 4178 Albany Post Rd Suite #666, Hyde Park (845) 229-6666. 6pm 

Join us for some not-so-scary fun at our Halloween Spooktacular Party! Get ready to see your favorite museum with a fun and spooky twist. Come explore our Halloween themed exhibits, a mysterious haunted house and creepy science experiments. We’ll also have trick-or-treating, a costume parade and much, much more! Pre-registration is recommended. Online registration ends at 8:00 am on day of event. Tickets also available at the door. 75 N Water St., Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-0589. 5pm

Put your Halloween costumes on and join us for a night of family fun! Prizes will be given out for best costume and best decorated trunk! If you would like to participate as a "trunk" email riteshot21@gmail.com to reserve a spot. East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 NY-376, Hopewell Junction. 6pm

Halloween Wicked Weekend. October 27 & 28

Join the cool kids for spooktacular fun for the kids on Friday and Saturday! Friday at 6:00 pm come to an outdoor movie night with all the fun and fixings. Bring your own chair but leave everything else to us. Saturday get up early to start the day with a fun hike through Vassar Farms at 10:00 am. Travel down the street at 12:00 pm for lunch and fun. Trunk or treat as you strut your stuff playing games and enjoying the day in your costume. Geneva’s Blues House Southern BBQ, 357 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie. (845) 366-3020

Get ready for a spooktacular night of thrills and chills at our annual Halloween Costume Party at Hyde Park Roller Magic. Put your knowledge to the test with thrilling trivia, show off your costume creativity and compete for the title of Best Costume at our costume party. We have an array of games and activities planned to keep the Halloween spirit alive all night long. Try your luck at our raffles for a chance to win some fantastic. 4178 Albany Post Rd Suite #666, Hyde Park (845) 229-6666. 7:30pm 

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat & Comic Con on Sunday October 29th, as we return to Roy C Ketcham High School 99 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls, to help benefit the 2024 Senior Class & Clubs! Lots of local and student artists, vendors, comics, crafts, collectibles, vinyl food trucks and FUN for the entire family! Roy C. Ketcham High School, 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls. 845-800-9350

Mall-O-Ween. October 30

Mall-O-Ween returns with a spooky night of mall trick-or-treating, costumes, raffles, magic shows, and more! Face painting with Sephora and Free photo ops with Hudson Valley’s Best! Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

Orange County

Halloween just got a little more thrilling at LEGOLAND® New York! The LEGO®  Monster Party returns this year with live shows, limited-time attractions, and, of course, tons of Brick-or-Treating. Join us for some frighteningly fun entertainment on weekends throughout September and October– all included in regular day admission. Don’t forget your costume! LEGOLAND New York, 1 Legoland Way, Goshen. 10am

Haunted farm with different attractions, food, fun, shopping, and music which can all be enjoyed before or after your scare experience! Walk through our Boo Barn without any live actors…just animatronics and cool things to see! Walk through our Halloween-decorated corn trail without any live actors….come see what it looks like during the daylight! Special Event Day is October 7th. The farm is growing pumpkins and will be ready soon!  There will also be carving stations so you can pick, carve, and stay awhile! Thunderbird Farms, 13 Van Sickle Rd., Pine Island. 10am

It's also officially time for our 4th Annual Trunk or Treat for the Special Needs Community of The Hudson Valley! This is a FREE event, Car Decorating Contest, Music, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Games, Prizes, and of course... Lots of CANDY!! If you have any questions or need to discuss any accommodations feel free to call/text/email 845-648-7111/mrsg.lynch@yahoo.com. 12pm

The film will be "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA". Spooky-Themed Shorts at Dark Passes will be randomly given out for Best Costumes & Best Cars. While not decorating a car is required, we ask that all families attending participate in treat giving. Gates will open at 3:30 and we are limiting it to 100 cars. Tickets are now on sale. 365 Bloomingburg Rd, Middletown (845) 316-2266. 4:30pm 

It’s that time of year again! Join Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services as we celebrate our 6th annual trunk or treat event! We will provide many spooky & fun decorated cars, lots of candy, games, treats, and a spooky dance party! The event will take place at our bay. 97 S. Plank Rd., Newburgh 6pm 

Have some spook-tacular family fun as you sharpen your observation skills as you search for clues and other hidden surprises along the no-scare I SPY Halloween Trail! But keep your eyes open… you never know who -- or what -- you might meet during this special “scavenger haunt!” Find all the hidden items and receive a prize! This self-guided activity is a great way for families with little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween, so don’t delay because it will surely be a scream! Costumes are encouraged! **Register for a time to begin your I SPY trail. Offered every half hour **You may only begin your trail during your 1/2 hour window- no early or late entry will be admitted. Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall (845) 534-5506. 11am 

Trick or treat yourself at the FREE Sugar Loaf Halloween Festival Trunk Or Treat at The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center from 11am-1pm. Then attend the Halloween Festival from 1-5pm. The festival features a vendor village, a witches meet & greet, Jack o'lantern contest, fall treats and bar, music and games, witches sorting ceremony, and lots more. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

Get ready for lots of kid-friendly, Halloween-themed fun on the farm! At the Stony Kill Spooktacular, you can go on a costumed Spooky Barn Tour, hop on the Hay Wagon for a ride through the fields, and enjoy s’mores and other treats fireside. Be sure to visit the Not-So-Haunted I Spy Garden (4–5 p.m.), make potions (4–6 p.m.), experience Slithers and Scales (4–6:30 p.m.), and, if you dare, walk the Haunted Gardens (6–7 p.m.). Bring cash for s’mores, food truck fare, etc., as well as a flashlight to navigate back to your car. Rain date: Sunday, October 29.

"Nightmare on Werner" is a Terror Maze that has over 20 bone-chilling scenes straight from your worst nightmares! New terrifying beings have joined the nightmare cast of live characters, and fun new animatronics populate the maze. *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. 7pm

Come join us to kick off our Mall Trick-or-Treating with some music and dancing fun! Show starts at 5:30pm. Trick or Treating starts at 6:30pm and while supplies last! Entertainment is geared toward children. 1401 Route 300, Newburgh (845) 564-1400. 5:30pm 

Our Trunk or Treat event is FREE, FUN, and SAFE. Come check out decorated vehicles with trunks full of Candy. Come dressed in your costume and get ready to have some fun. There will be a Bouncy House, Live DJ, Fun Zone, and more. Broadway, between Liberty and Grand St. 6pm

Ulster County

Visit Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary for our Halloween Open House and meet our rescue small animals, dogs, cats, pigs, goats, and equines! Tour our facility, learn about the rescue work we do, and see how to get involved! Come dressed in costume and participate in fun Halloween activities like trick or treating around the farm, pumpkin carving, and more! Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary, 30 Loosestrife Ln., Kerhonkson. (845) 626-1186. 12pm

Halloween Fest. October 28

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!! Line up is at 1pm. Step off at 2pm. The MyKK Halloween Fest event is a family fun event great for all ages. Expect a great deal of special Halloween performances including singers, costumes, various types of music, magic, lots of dancing and so much more. The event also includes vendors, food, trick or treating, carnival games, activities and more. Rain date, Sun., Oct. 29 2pm. 1200 Ulster Ave, Kingston 2pm 

Haunted Library. October 28

Find out what happens at the library after hours. Costumes encouraged. 133 Farmers Tpke, Gardiner (845) 255-1255. 4:30pm 

Come stroll through the quaint hamlet of Marlboro, meet & greet many local business owners, civic/school groups and community organization representatives. Adults get a treat by receiving local business information /coupons / savings and kids get tasty treats. Marlboro. 2pm 

With Halloween coming up the don't miss a chance to ride the Catskill Mountain Railroad Pumpkin Express Trains that have an added bonus - passengers will be able to select their own pumpkin to take home and decorate. Catskill Mountain Railroad-Kingston Station, 55 Kingston Plaza Rd., Kingston. 10am

At HHS’s third annual Halloween Craft Fair & Scavenger Hunt, your child will have the opportunity to complete three spooky crafts, participate in a scavenger hunt of the National Historic Landmark District, and enjoy an array of Halloween treats and goodies. Children will take all crafts home and may choose between a bag of candy or an allergy-free, “teal pumpkin” approved bag of treats as their scavenger hunt prize. The ticket price includes a festive treat and a bag of Halloween goodies. Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz. 10am

All ages are invited to get into costume a day early and enjoy this fun daytime pre-Halloween event at the Ashokan Center. Explore the campus and challenge your eyes and ears with our spooky and historic scavenger hunt, enjoy live entertainment, and showcase your creativity in the costume contest! Hot chili, chips, hot cider and cookies available for purchase. Admission includes Halloween candy. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge. (845) 657-8333

Sullivan County

Peace, Love & Pumpkins. October 27-29

Wind through our garden trails and marvel at thousands of unique hand-carved Jack-o-lanterns and glowing pumpkin art. Delight in displays featuring Woodstock festival icons, dinosaurs, mermaids, witches, and much more! Halfway through the walk, take a break to enjoy a drink, get a snack, warm up by the fire, and on select nights, hear live music! 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. 6:30pm. 

A FREE fun-filled day of fall activities like making apple cider and Halloween-themed crafts and an evening of spooktacular excitement on our haunted trail (if you dare)! Lunch and dinner included. Advance reservations are required. 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. 9am

Kids will do a different Halloween craft each night. Tickets are $15 per child and include the potion and materials. Accompanying adult(s) who are not making a potion are not required to purchase a ticket. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel 6:30pm 

Other counties

Blaze: Hudson Valley. October 27-November 19

Experience the magic of more than 7,000 pumpkins illuminating the night at this 18th-century landscape. 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson. 7:30pm 

Home of the 'Legend'. October 27-November 5

Visit the estate during the day to tour the author's home, watch an original shadow puppet film, enjoy games on the lawn, and view a special Legend exhibit. 3 W Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown. 10am 

Find out what trickster has bewitched the denizens of Teatown’s forest and work together to awaken them from their magical slumber. Together, we will enter the Enchanted Forest for a guided adventure featuring a cast of whimsical characters and familiar forest friends. Costumes are optional but encouraged! Keep it spooky but keep it safe by wearing comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather. This event takes place outside. Please, no strollers or dogs. Tours depart promptly, so plan to arrive ten minutes before your scheduled time. 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining (914) 762-2912. 10:30am 

Join Molly the Museum Dog and some of her closest firefighter friends for a unique event you will not soon forget. Joining Molly will be local firefighters with their decorated firetrucks giving out treats. Come inside the Museum and collect even more treats from the trunks in the Museum! Collect treats, play games, and vote for your favorite firetruck and trunk. Have a safe and spooky pre-Halloween celebration at the Museum! All activities, treats, and games are FREE and will be both indoors and outdoors (rain or shine– there will be a tent outdoors). FREE admission to the Museum will also be offered to all who attend this special event. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson. (518) 822-1875. 10am 

Last updated 10/23/2023

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