The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 7PM
The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting Halloween event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o'lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o'lanterns!
Admissions are by timed ticket only, which MUST be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914-631-8200. Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12 (Saturdays $20, $16) FREE for children under 3 + members.
Photo Credit: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 7PM
Now in it's third year, this over-the-top fright fest is best for those 10 and older and those adults without heart conditions or claustrophobia. Expanded to 13 days this year, the Hollow fills Philisburg Manor with zombies, crazies, and well, you get the idea. There's lost of fake blood, impressive makeup and plent of spooky surprises!
Admission is $20 & $25 on Saturdays. Get more info here.
Over 21 Halloween Wine & Painting Nights - BYOB & P (Pumpkin)
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 from 8:30PM to 10PM, Mount Kisco, NY
Loosen up with some vino and paint your pumpkin like Picasso! We'll supply the paint, stencils, guidance, and wine glasses. If you finish early, we'll set you up with an easel to continue your artistic rampage. Costumes are optional.
Reservations are required. Call 914-666-2767 or email email@example.com for more info. $10 per person.
Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities: Halloween at Lyndhurst
Friday, October 18th, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM
The event will utilize Lyndhurst's historic gothic castle structure to present a theatrical Halloween fun house that's simultaneously eerie, scary, and beautiful. Visitors will be guided through the eerily lit and decorated mansion by a staff of spooky servants. With the music and live actors throughout the house, visitors will be able to experience the spectacular gothic castle at night, and in a way rarely seen.
Saturdays and Sundays Adults, $25, Children 12 and under $20; Thursdays and Fridays Adults, $20, Children under 12, $18
Halloween Train (Catskill Mountain Railroad)
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 1PM in Phoenicia, NY
Departures at 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM. Come ride the Catskill Mountain Railroad specially decorated Halloween Trains operated by our ghosts and goblins train crew.
Adults, $6; Children, $4
Dinema Theatre's "Carry On Screaming"
Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 8PM in Beacon, NY
Enjoy a full 3-course dinner including Appetizer, Entree and Dessert while enjoying a hilariously funny, campy Halloween movie in the Cup and Saucer Restaurant and Tea Room on 165 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Hudson Valley Haunts
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 7PM in Putnam Valley, NY
Author Vin Dacquino will speak to members of the PVHS at their museum on Peeskill Hollow road in Putnam Valley, NY on hauntings in the Hudson Valley
Wolf Conservation Center - Halloween Howl...BOO!
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 5PM to 7PM in South Salem, NY
Trick or treat! Join ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr for the WCC's Halloween Howl! Our Ambassador wolves don't do tricks but sharing a sunset howl is always a treat. Holiday appropriate goodies will be offered to our guests and our wolves! Guests will also visit a critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
Pre-Registration is required. Information and registration are available at www.nywolf.org. Adults, $16; Children, $13
Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion
85 Sheafe Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
Scary Staple: Gruesome, gory ghouls terrorize any who dare step inside the mansion.
New Frights: Guests go back in time to the dark and gloomy streets of 19th-century London where Jack the Ripper, Mr. Hyde, and Sweeney Todd are on the lookout for unsuspecting tourists.
$25 per person.
Pure Terror Scream Park
1010 Rte. 17, Monroe, NY 845-391-0071
Scary Staple: Four attractions horrify visitors, a favorite being Butcher's Revenge (A psychotic, meat cleaver-wielding butcher terroizes guests).
New Frights: Everything is new this year: The park moved to a new location in Museum Village. Never-before-seen haunts include the dismal Crypt and Phobia, where all your fears are realized.
Bloody Good: $25 gets you into all four houses. Speed passes let you skip the crowds.
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
778 Broadway Rte. 9W Ulster Park, NY 845-339-2666
Scary Staple: The grizzly rider chases your wagon on a one-mile hayride.
New Frights: Gruesome Alice in Wonderland and flesh-eating chimpanzees are dying to get their hands on you.
Bloody Good: The site consistently is voted one of the nation's top attractions by Halloween authorities like HauntWorld.com and was featured on the Today Show in 2011.
Dramatic Re-Telling of Irving's Legend
Hear a dramatic retelling of Irving's Legend in the very church that inspired the story. Local storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and the Headless Horseman to life in the Old Dutch Church. Try not to get too frightened by the dramatic organ music and adjacent cemetery. $16, $12 children under 18. 914-631-8200 Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tours
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tours lead guests by lantern light to Irving's final resting place - as well as to the graves of other village residents who inspired his fictional characters. You can also pay respects to Carnegies and Rockefellers, or stop by the site of an infamous grave robbery. $25. 914-631-0081; www.sleepyhollowcemetery.org
Hide Your Brains
Saugerties October 19,
No, really, because the zombies are taking over. During the Village Invasion, participants dressed as monsters - this year with an undead carnival theme - stomp along Main and Partition streets, visit local vendors, and dance to rocking music. Proceeds aid the reconstruction of the town's Small World Playground. 6 p.m. $2. www.villageinvasion.com
Ghost Tour with Paranormal Investigator
Boscobel House and Gardens brings on the macabre: Paranormal investigator Linda Zimmerman leads a ghost tour of the mansion (Oct. 23-25 at 6 p.m. $45), and Edgar Allen Poe returns from the grave to join the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in reenacting his chilling tales. Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2. 845-265-9575 or www.hvshakespeare.org for times and ticket information.
Boo at the Zoo
October 26th from 10:30AM-3PM
For a kid-friendly activity, Bear Mountain's Trailside Museums and Zoo hosts Boo at the Zoo on October 26. Children make snacks for black bears, touch some real animal skulls, and learn about creepy-looking creatures like owls and vultures. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $8 parking fee; 845-786-2701, ext. 293 or www.trailsidezoo.org
Legends by Candlelight
October 18, 19, 25, and 26 from 6PM to 9PM
Clermont Estate and Grounds lets guests roam the premises, guided by the light of flickering candles. On October 18, 19, 25, and 26, Legends by Candlelight gives visitors the ghostly side of the mansion's history. 6-9 p.m. $10, $5 children; 518-537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org