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A Guide to Halloween Mischief Featured

A Guide to Halloween Mischief

Ghost in the Yaddo Gardens 
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours’ will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 28. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit Yaddo.org for more information.

Schuyler Farms Haunted Corn Maze
Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October. Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. As you navigate your way thru the corn maze, with just a flashlight to light your way, anticipation and fear will build inside of 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.  Cost is $15 per victim. For more information call 518-695-5308 or visit www.schuylerfarms.com. 

Field of Terrors
Field of Horrors, located at 100 Farrell Rd., Troy,  offers several different attractions for the price of one! Check out Toxic Terror, Return of the Mummy’s Curse, Trail of Terror Hayride, Death Trap, and Insanity. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.  Not recommended for children under 10. Strobe lights are in use throughout the premises. All fog machine liquid is water based. This is not a handicap accessible facility. General admission is $27. See more information and frequently asked questions at fieldofhorrors.com.

Double M Haunted Hayrides
Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon. Your journey will continue, on foot into the Walking Undead where you will enter the zombie-infested prison. Beyond Walking Undead is Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up, the Last Inn, a residence that is known for disappearing guests and our newest attraction Outage, a total darkness experience. The fun continues in our midway area with The Schadenfreude Circus, a side show that is sure to impress you and probably freak you out. Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sundays through October 28. Buy tickets now! Or call 518-884-9122 to make reservations! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. For more information visit www.doublemhauntedhayrides.com. 

Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm
Six Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. Featuring:  Two Haunted Houses, a Haunted Corn Maze, Wooden Stockade Fence Maze, The Underworld Tunnel, a Trail through the Haunted Forest. Also included is the Psychic Sideshow and a Haunted Trolley Ride! Open every Friday and Saturday night through October 27. Screams start at 7 p.m. Last admission sold at 10 p.m. Nightmares Admission is $29. Nightmares is not recommended for children under 10. General Admission is available on haunt nights for those who wish to enjoy Brad’s Barnyard and the Psychic Sideshow only for $17.  In the case of inclement weather, Liberty Ridge Farm will determine by 5 p.m. if Nightmares is to operate.  Announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page. For more information call 518-664-1515 or visit libertyridgefarmny.com/nightmares.  The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke. 

Zombie Zipline
This tour is not for the faint of heart. Your nightmare begins with a corpse-guided tour along a serial killer infested forest to then be hauled into the trees among complete, utter horror. Once in the trees you will be launched in complete darkness...alone, afraid, and vulnerable...along a screaming steel cable hundreds of feet along at Mountain Ridge Adventure’s awesome Zip Line Park, located at 300 Weatherwax Rd. in Schenectady. The terror occurs every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October from 7 - 10 p.m. (You will be assigned an arrival time. If you reserved separately but are coming with a group, please contact us so that we send your group up together. Zombie Zip Line is intended for mature audiences only. Ages 14 and above with be strictly adhered. This is not your Disney horror show. This is the real deal. Tickets are limited - book today. 

The John Vincek Memorial Haunted Hayride
Join Operation Adopt A Soldier for its 17th annual Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park in Wilton, October 19, 20 and 26, 27, 5 to 10 p.m.  A family friendly feature will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. The event offers fun for all ages with games, food, face painting and a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $8 for “Little Screamers” and $12 per person. You can pre-purchase tickets and skip the line, simply message us here or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You’re in for a scare if you join us for our Haunted Hayride after dark!  For more information call, email or Facebook message.

Trunk or Treat
Celebrate Halloween with a safe and family friendly Trunk or Treat event at the Saratoga YMCA, located at 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on October 20 from 2 – 4 p.m.  Families and Y staff will park their cars in our lot, decorate their trunks, and hand out treats to trick or treaters.  We will also have snacks and games under the pavilion. This event is free and open to the public.

All Hallows’ Eve: Dracula Masquerade Ball
SaratogaArtsFest invites you to our Masquerade Ball at the Canfield Casino, located at 1E Congress St., Saratoga Springs on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Our annual black-tie benefit gala will enable SaratogaArtsFest to continue presenting enriching arts experiences, free of charge, to all in our community.  Canfield Casino will be transformed into an elegant, gothic space in the spirit of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Reflecting the immersive, theatrical nature of all SaratogaArtsFest events, the gala will feature live interactive drama, as well as a delectable feast and dancing. If you attended last year’s inaugural masquerade ball, you know this is an evening that shouldn’t be missed. Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets. Hurry, as they will likely sell out fast! saratogaartsfest.org/annual-benefit.

2018 Halloween Skate
Ice skating for all ages under the disco lights at the Weible Ave. Ice Rink on Friday, October 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. Halloween themed games and activities. Costumes encouraged but not required. Cost for Saratoga Springs City Residents with Blue Rec Card is $3, all Others: $5. Skate Rentals $4. 

14th Annual Ballston Spa Witch Walk
Double, double, toil and trouble! It’s time to bust out your broom sticks and magic wands! The Witch Walk is making its way to the streets of Ballston Spa, beginning at the American Legion located at 23 Pleasant St. in Ballston Spa, on October 26 from 6:30 – 11:55 p.m. for its spookiest year yet! Wristbands are available: Send $25 per person or $30 at the door. 

Ghost Ship Cruise at Saratoga Lake Marina
Sail with us after the sun goes down if you dare! Ghosts and ghouls roam the docks as you make your way down the haunted trail to the ship. With a crew of the Dead we will sail the haunted, eerie waters of Saratoga Lake. If we even make it back alive, warm apple cider is available as well as S’mores to roast on the fire shoreside. Costumes are welcomed! Allow about an hour for the event. Warning: Trail may be dark and unlit, with disturbing scenes and live actors. Stories and tales may be fictional or based on real events. Please decide if this cruise is right for your guests before purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children, non-refundable. Cruise on October 26, 27, and 28. at 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Book your spot online at www.adkcruise.com. For more information call 518-956-2626.

Stillwater Fall Festival
A free family event on Saturday, October 27 from Noon – 4 p.m. sponsored by local non-profits to offer a fun trick-or-treating afternoon with games, prizes, balloon art, and a parade down Hudson Avenue.  Homemade foods will be available for purchase, bring a food pantry donation as your entry fee if you can. Rain or shine event. 

Family Halloween Fun Parade
The Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services will be hosting their annual Halloween Family Fun Parade, a fun Fall event complete with a parade, trick or treating and activities for children on Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. The event is free to Malta resident children and $2 per child for non-residents. Call 518-899-4411.

Parallels - “Holy Ghost Stories”
Join us on October 27 at 5 p.m.  for some Ghost Stories, er, that is “Holy” Ghost Stories as we prepare for Halloween.  Come tell a story about how the mysterious presence of God has come into your life.  All are welcome to share or to simply listen to stories of how God has appeared in your life through a strange coincidence or should we say “Godincidence.”

Vampire Brunch
Take a bite out of Halloween on October 27 at Saratoga Polo from 6 – 10 p.m.  If you thought Halloween was just for kids…then you haven’t heard of the best celebration of the season for adults. The Spirits will flow, the games will glow, and you can party when the sun sets low. Sink your teeth into a nighttime Vampire Brunch featuring a full array of B-Rad’s brunch-fan favorites and a truly Bloody, Bloody Mary Bar.  “Trick-or-Drink” through a Tasting Maze.  Win prizes in the Glow-in-the-Dark Tournament of Champions with lawn games and the Best Costume challenge…or just relax under the stars by the firepits and cigar bar.  Please Beware! You must be 21 years old to enter, tickets are just $75 per person.  Each ticket includes a ticket to the Bloody Mary Bar and the Vampire Brunch, the Trick-or-Drink Cocktail Tasting Maze, and The Glow-In-The Dark Tournament of Champions! To purchase tickets, go online to saratogapolo.com. Cash bar is also available. 

Whispering Bones - An Evening of Spooky Storytelling
On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St., Cambridge will have their annual fundraiser to benefit the Hubbard Hall Scholarship Program. A magical evening of spooky stories, just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by our company of storytellers.  General Admission $10, Students 21 and under $5. 

2018 Saratoga DBA Fall Festival
Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall season in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs with fun and games at the 17th Annual Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Young and old alike will find themselves rediscovering all there is to love about the fall season at this fun-filled free event. This is one event you and your family will not want to miss. All entertainment is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Saratoga Springs DBA at 518-587-3635.

Family Saturday: Spooky Masks
Just in time for Halloween, On Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. we will create our own masks inspired by the masks featured in 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980. We will collage tissue paper and magazine images, and decorate with markers, pom-poms, and paints. Held at the Tang Teaching Museum, located at 815 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free admission.

Boo2You Halloween Festival
The Glens Falls Collaborative announces its annual Boo2You Halloween festival to take place Saturday, October 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children, and their grown-ups, are encouraged to attend in costume to trick or treat and enjoy the festivities. Activities along Glen Street, and in City Park, from 2 to 4 p.m., include trick-or-treating at downtown storefronts and along “candy lane” with guest businesses and organizations, meet and greet with costumed characters, spooky dance performances by local dance schools, and a ‘Fun Zone’ including pony rides, petting zoo and games. A bounce house is offered, courtesy of the Glens Falls Family YMCA, and a costume parade will set off at 3:45 p.m. Boo2You is presented by the Glens Falls Collaborative and sponsored by the Glens Falls BID and the City of Glens Falls. For more information, visit www.glensfallscollaborative.com.

Night of the Living Dead
The National Museum of Dance located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs is paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking movie. iTheatre Saratoga presents Night of the Living Dead, featuring live drama fused with multi-media production. Racism, mobocracy, and collective panic are still infectious, though transmuted, half a century later and there’s been an outbreak. The enemy is not only among us, it may consume or convert us. Following an upcoming SFX makeup workshop, zombies will roam in October in the National Museum of Dance courtyard. Halloween week...be there... if you dare. Performances are October 28, 30, 31 and November 2 and 3 at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit www.itheatresaratoga.org. 

Halloween Party
Henry Cornell Post 234 Auxiliary will host the annual Halloween party, Saturday, October 27. It will be held at the Legion home located at 23 Pleasant St. from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, creepy crafts and frightening fabulous food. There will be a costume contest with prizes for kids. This event is opened to the community. 

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