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Friday, October 18, 2013

Things to do for Halloween in the Albany area

Probably like a lot of people, I may go a bit overboard when it comes to Halloween. It's just such a fun time of year and there are so many things you can do: whether it's scary or just going for a nice fall hike.

But, if your looking for Halloween fun, here's a list of events I've compiled for the Capital District and beyond. And feel free to check out The Record this weekend for even more information. (check below for some updated info)

Family Friendly:
NYS Museum - Halloween Party -

Hollyhock Hollow’een - Selkirk - 2nd annual Family Festival - Oct. 26 from 1-4pm at 46 Rarick Rd, Selkirk (

Haunted tours:
Waggin' Tales and Ghostly Tales - Meet at Olde English Pub at Nov. 2 at 2 p.m., dogs encouraged - $15/person

Capitol Halloween Tour -

Haunted Tours of Albany -

Haunted History Ghostwalk -

Murder at Cherry Hill - Albany -

Halloween Parties:
Blackthorne Resort - Halloween party - /

New World Home Cooking - Halloween Ball - Saugerties - 1411 Rt212 - Friday, Oct. 25 at 10pm

Haunted Hayrides/Cornmazes:
Double M -

Liberty Ridge -

Night Terrors Haunted Farm in Schoharie -

Engelke Farm -

Indian House Farm -

Haunted Houses:

Razzano's Fright for Hunger - 2330 4th Ave., Watervliet, 6:30-9:30pm Tonight (Oct. 30), with proceeds going to charity

Sigma Chi Haunted House - 58 Pinewoods Ave., Troy 6-10pm on Halloween, no charge

Haunted Credit Union - (518) 783-2211

Black Thorne Resort:

Dr. Morbid’s Haunted House -

Little Theatre on the Farm’s Haunted Barn

[After nearly 30 years of haunted houses, the Watervliet Dome is not hosting one this year. RIP 'vliet Dome Haunted House]

Beyond Haunted Houses:
Headless Horseman -

13 Nights at Jiminy Peak -

Pure Terror Scream Park -

Well-known spooky haunts:
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy
Pinewoods Cemetery, Troy
Vale Cemetery, Schenectady


Halloween Parade - Hoosick Falls -  Hoosick Falls Halloween parade, Wednesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm, starting at Wood Park

Out of the area Halloween Road trips:
Salem, Mass.
Naples, NY - Naples Hotel -
Shocktoberfest - Reading, PA
Terror Behind the Walls - Philly
Nightmare: Face your Fear - NYC, NY - NYC - A PA state prison - the Bates Motel in PA


Blogger Joan Price said...

Thanks for the share. If you are really looking for a adventure you could come down and check out a few Haunted Houses here in NJ. I know other states have them but NJ definitely takes the cake for having the best.

October 29, 2013 at 7:08 AM 
Blogger Travis Head said...

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