Thursday, 26 October 2023 14:22

A Guide to October Mischief


Join for a hauntingly fun time on Oct. 27, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Clifton Common. Dress up in your favorite costume and spirit your way from trunk to trunk! Starpoint Church is sponsoring this event with free hot dogs, chips, and drinks. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo. No rain date. All participating Trunk or Treat cars must pre-register. -


Visit the Town of Halfmoon’s Recreation Department’s Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 28. Trick or Treaters will remain in their cars and drive through the decorated Halfmoon Town Park, located at 162 NY 236, Clifton Park, from 5-7 p.m. 

Rock City Falls 

Simpson United Methodist Church, located at 1089 Rock City Rd, Rock City Falls, 4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat event will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 - 4 p.m. All are welcome. Vehicles will be decorated and ready to hand out treats. Costumes optional. Hope to see you there.


RISE Housing and Support Services’ annual premiere fundraising event will be on Friday, Oct. 27, turning the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs into Dr. Frank N. Furter’s mansion. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a special VIP cocktail hour, and a brief speaking program beforehand followed by the featured event - the interactive viewing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. For more information visit 


The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2486’s Annual Haunted House is back on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 – 10 p.m. at 80 Main St., South Glens Falls. Admission is free; donations are encouraged to help local charities and families in need. 


Presented by the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Saratoga Springs Ice Rink, 30 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Family Skate 3- 4:45 p.m. Open Public 5 – 7 p.m. City resident with drop in rec card $4, all others $5. The first 50 paid admissions at each session who wear something Halloween themed will receive one admission ticket to an upcoming family skate or open public session. 

WSWHE BOCES Trucks & Treats 

Students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Early Childhood Education program and SkillsUSA at WSWHE BOCES are putting a spin on Halloween, with the third annual Trucks & Treats. On Saturday. Oct. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m., trucks from local businesses will roll down to the F. Donald Myers Education Center at 15 Henning Rd in Saratoga Springs, gather in the parking lot, and give out treats to the public. Additional food items will be available for purchase. This is the event’s third year, with an estimated attendance between 3,000 and 4,000. The event is free to attend. Local businesses’ registration fee will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors. Donation boxes will be available for each site to support the scholarship fund. For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


On Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m., Owl Pen Books will host Owloween, an event celebrating their last weekend of the season with ghost stories and spooky readings from four award-winning literary horror writers, Glen Hirshberg, John Langan, Julia Rust, and David Surface. The authors will share original stories and be available for a Q&A and signings afterward. Cider, donuts and wine will be served. The bookstore can be found online at and on Instagram and Facebook @owlpenbooks.


Saturday, Oct. 28, Noon – 4 p.m. Various locations in Stillwater. Held the last Saturday of October from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Village of Stillwater since 2012! Local nonprofits join together to give families a chance to walk through the Village while trick-or-treating and playing games for free! There will be “Trunk-or-Treat” at the Stillwater Community Center, a scavenger hunt sponsored by the Stillwater Police Department, a sensationally spooky Haunted House hosted at the Stillwater Fire Department, and a whole bunch of fun things to do all along Hudson Avenue. Food concessions will be available for a small fee at select locations. Come join us for a nice day in costume that is close to home, and won’t break the bank!


Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Put on your costume and come to The Museum for Halloween-themed fun and activities! Tickets on sale now. Members of the museum can grab their tickets for $15, while non-members can join in on the fun for $17.


Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 – 6 p.m. This is a very family-friendly, not scary, leisurely stroll on Moreau Lake trails. Costumes are very welcome.

Senior Center Fall Fest &
Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy live music with Jeff Brisbin, dancing, lunch, spooky times, and more! Come in costume if you dare. Must RSVP, at the YMCA outside Pavilion. 


Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life nearly 7,000 incredible Jack-O’-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life structures designed to amaze audiences of all ages in a fun walk-through experience. And the Hollowed Harvest: Wicked Labyrinth features hundreds of intricately carved Jack-O’-Lanterns, playful animations, and a Jack-O’-Lantern tunnel.  Show locations, dates, times and ticket information are available at


Mountain Ridge Adventure, 300 Weatherwax Rd., Schenectady. The terror occurs every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October from 7 - 10 p.m. Zombie Zips nightmare begins with a 1/4 mile trek through an evil forest to then be hauled into the trees and then launched in complete darkness. WARNING: This is not for kids or the faint of heart. Ages 14+ strictly adhered. This experience does include a 1/4 mile hike so those not able to hike 1/4 mile may want to choose another adventure. For more information, visit 


Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October. Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. There are demons and ghouls around every bend...masked men with chainsaws following behind you...haunted buildings within the maze to pass through...and many more surprises that will make you laugh and cry. Open Dusk until 10 p.m. (last ticket sold 9:15 p.m., no exceptions). For more information, visit


Featuring 5 haunted attractions, all at 1 location. Each attraction is scarier than the one before. Every Friday and Saturday in October. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit 


Located at 100 Farrell Rd., Troy. Come face the “Walking Trail of Terror” where you will creep into the sadistic slaughterhouse of a deranged madman, only to be led out deeper into the field where you may encounter vicious killers on the loose or even his victims! Every Friday and Saturday (plus Sunday 10/29). For more information, visit


Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever! Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day...and thrills once the sun goes down. No costumes for guests over the age of 12. For days, times and ticket information, visit


Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this year. Your journey will begin with a Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon. Your journey will continue on foot into Brutality, a post-apocalyptic compound. If you escape Brutality, the sinister Blood Moon Farm awaits you. Next up is The Last Inn, a residence that is known for a disappearing guest or two and a vicious staff. Then enter the land where every holiday is cursed – Fear All Year. Your final destination is Slaughter Swamp, a dangerous environment straight out of the bayou. The screams continue in the midway area with our interactive Feartainment. We are waiting for you! Buy tickets at Or call 518-884-9122 to make reservations!

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