Do you crave terror and fear this time of year? These Halloween activities in the Hudson Valley are sure to give you a scare! Add these ten to your fall bucket list this year.
1. Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion Wappingers Falls, NY
Friday – Sunday, September 29 – October 31
Explore the haunted mansion trails for yourself at Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion. The Haunted Mansion has created original stories that have haunted the nightmares of guests for over 40 years!
2. Film Columbia Chatham, NY
October 20 – 28
This International Film Festival has a few tricks up its sleeve. Watch over seventy major studio and independent features and award-winning films, including Dracula!
3. Massacre Mansion East Durham, NY
Fridays & Saturdays, September 28 – October 28
Massacre Mansion consists of a haunted gothic-style graveyard that is kept up by “Crazy Joe” the gravedigger. If you are brave enough to make it through the cemetery you’ll enter the mansion, then proceed to the extreme darkness, followed by the wolf hollow fright trail!
4. Annual Nyack Halloween Parade Nyack, NY
October 27 (Rain date October 28)
The Annual Nyack Halloween parade, hosted by the local chamber of commerce, is the largest parade of its kind second to New York City. You’ll find plenty of Halloween activities including marching bands, fire trucks, and a host of costumed revelers.
5. Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses Ulster Park, NY
Fridays – Sundays, October 5 – November 3
Named the Number 1 Haunted Attraction in America. Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses is a unique, immersive experience that changes each Halloween season. This experience features a theatrical one-mile hayride, a corn maze and seven haunted attractions.
6. Halloween Scaryoke! Cold Spring, NY
A Murder Mystery Dinner Show! Come watch zombies, ghouls, witches and vampires sing for their loves. Enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner and show presented by Murdercafe Theatre Company.
7. The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze Croton-on-Hudson, NY
October 4 – 31; November 1 – 4, 7 – 11, 15 – 17, 23 -24
The tri-state’s largest, most electrifying event! Meander through 18th-century landscape and discover displays of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns. Star cross your selfies game with Instagrammable-scale signs of the zodiac!
8. Nightmares Schaghitcoke, NY
September 29th; October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
At Nightmares, you’ll find six haunted attractions full of the scariest monsters and creatures. Two haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, wooden stockade fence maze, the underwood tunnel, and a trail through the haunted forest to chose from!
9. Pure Terror Scream Park Monroe, NY
Varying Weekend Nights, September 28 – November 3
Visit one of “America’s Best Haunted Attractions” and “Guinness World Record Holder” for the longest haunted house scream park in the world! See their 3D “Big Top” haunted house. The attraction also features a huge carnival-style midway with food and fun.
10. Capitol Hauntings Albany, NY
September 24 – November 2
Legend is the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 still makes his rounds; two United States Presidents visit the Capitol even after their deaths; and the secret demon carved in stone curses the Capitol. Find out for yourself as you take a special tour of the historic building.
For more spooktacular events in the Hudson Valley, visit our Events Calendar!