Halloween is right around the corner, but the city of Schenectady is celebrating all month long!
🎃 Get ready to dive into a month-long Halloween extravaganza in the city of Schenectady! From haunted houses to family-friendly pumpkin patches and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or looking for some wholesome fall fun, Schenectady has you covered. These events are curated to cater to all ages, ensuring that families, friends, and solo adventurers alike can revel in the spooky spirit. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be enchanted by the array of ghoulish delights awaiting you throughout October! 🍁👻
Throughout October: multiple dates
125 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305
Armory Studios NY and the Mopco Improv Theatre dare you to endure the spine-chilling horrors of The Castle of Terror, the region’s rain or shine, indoor fright spectacular. To survive, you must navigate the ghastly underground lair of the castle’s mad doctor and his horde of insatiable zombies, creeping spiders, bloodthirsty bats, and dreaded mutant abominations. Will you escape their clutches to tell the shocking tale or will you share their dreaded fate, eternally trapped between the world of the living and the dead in The Castle Of Terror?
October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 (various times)
32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County Historical Society Presents: Candlelight Tours
Join us for spooky tales of Schenectady’s haunting past. We’ll explore the historic Stockade after dark, and discover the neighborhood’s most blood-curdling ghost stories. Guided by expert storytellers, immerse yourself in the spirit realm and prepare to confront the haunted past of this nearly 400-year-old neighborhood. On our “Ghostly Victorian tour”, elegant homes transform into haunted dwellings. Listen to ghostly tales as you venture past flickering stoops and encounter lingering spirits. Or, brave the “Colonial Hauntings” tour, traversing ancient streets where mist swirls around colonial-era houses. Uncover dark secrets and encounter restless spirits under the moonlit sky. Reserve your place now, and unlock the haunted history of the Stockade…
Tickets are $15 and you can choose either the “Colonial Hauntings” or “Ghostly Victorian” tour. The two tours feature different stories, and venture through different parts of the neighborhood. We recommend you bring a flashlight. Each tour lasts 60-90 minutes – both tours cannot be done on the same night.
Please park on the street. Parking is not allowed in the YWCA parking lot. Candlelight Tours are co-sponsored by the Schenectady Heritage Foundation. The tour meets at 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://schenectadyhistorical.org/events/
Tuesday October 17, 8 p.m.
221 Harborside Dr, Schenectady NY
The Bunker Mohawk Harbor Presents: Movie Night- Hocus Pocus
Thursday October 19, 7 p.m.
1309 5th Avenue, Schenectady, NY (Fifth Avenue Banquet Hall)
Kreative Expression Presents: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Paint & Sip
Make it a girls night out, guys night, group hang, happy hour, or whatever suits your taste, just show up! This event will be $35, which includes one free Halloween themed drink (ages 21+).
Don’t miss out on the chance to create your masterpiece while enjoying good drinks, music, food, and a costume contest! Add this event to your calendar and get ready for good times and good vibes!
For updates on this event, go here: https://fb.me/e/GX7IhYgf
Saturday October 21, 12 – 4 p.m.
105 Jay St, Schenectady, NY
Downtown Schenectady Spooktacular
Come out to Downtown Schenectady on Saturday, October 21 for the return of the Downtown Schenectady Fall Spooktacular! Enjoy an awesome autumn afternoon of fall-themed fun!
The area around City Hall and down Jay Street will be filled with art, music, merchandise, food & drink vendors, and much more. A Jack o’ Lantern bounce house and hay rides will add to the enjoyment.
For updates on this event, go here: https://fb.me/e/97D5R9KOG
Saturday October 21, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
1309 Fifth Avenue Schenectady, NY 12303 (Fifth Avenue Banquet Hall)
Kreative Expressions 518 Presents: Halloween Party
Kreative Expressions has teamed up with Sky’s the Limit Event Planning for a Halloween Party like never before!! Come enjoy a cash bar, food and lots of tricks and treats!! There will be lots of surprises and giveaways!!! Get your tickets now!!! Call (518) 225-1080 for details!!
For updates on this event, go here: https://fb.me/e/4L8NfZrYK
Tuesday October 24, 8 p.m.
221 Harborside Dr, Schenectady NY
The Bunker Mohawk Harbor Presents: Movie Night- Edward Scissorhands
Thursday October 26, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Throughout the city of Schenectady
Scare-nectady Haunted Patrol
Please join members of the Schenectady Police Department and the City of Schenectady Fire Department for this parade of Halloween-decorated police cars and fire trucks which will be making stops throughout the City of Schenectady on Thursday, October 26th, beginning at 5:15pm. At each stop, first responders will be giving out candy, Halloween-themed coloring books and high visibility bags with safety tips that can be used for trick-or-treating. Since the event will take place in the evening, the sponsors ask that adults accompany children for their safety.
Stops will be announced soon!
Thursday October 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
1100 Main St, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
Schenectady County Historical Society Presents: Full Moon Halloween Walk + Campfire
Join us for a bewitching walk under the shimmering glow of a full moon at Mabee Farm! Our Full Moon Halloween Walk + Campfire program promises an enchanting experience for all ages. Explore the woods by moonlight and candlelight, then gather ’round a crackling campfire, as we share spine-tingling stories. Warm drinks will be served to fight off the night’s chill. Costumes are welcome, and there may even be a few spooky surprises along the way. Don’t miss this magical combination of history, nature, and Halloween spirit at Mabee Farm!
Admission is $10 for non-members, and $5 for members.
Tickets available for purchase here: https://schenectadyhistorical.org/event/halloween/
Saturday October 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Upper Union Street, Schenectady, NY
Trick or Treat on Upper Union Street
Come in costume and Trick or Treat from your favorite Upper Union Street Businesses!
Trendy Tots: A Modern Children’s Consignment Store – Gershon’s Deli – Whisky Business Bakery – UPshining – Ed’s Barber Shop – Head to Tail Pet Wellness Center – Healthy Blends 518 – Patricks of Union Street – Trustco Bank – SophiaSabellaPhotography – Union Cafe – GlaMaris Beauty Bar LLC – Sunnys Nutrition – Northeatern Fine Jewelry – I Love NY Pizza Union Street – Union Street Barbershop – Dance Me – b.inspired – Musler’s Women’s Wear
Saturday October 28, 12 – 4 p.m.
151 Lafayette St #2052, Schenectady, NY 12305
Open Door Bookstore presents a Halloween Book Fair
Costumes welcome! Raffle, Halloween Face Painting by C.R.E.A.T.E. Studios
Saturday October 28, 12 – 3 p.m.
6886 Amsterdam Rd, Schenectady, NY
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company Presents: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Bring the family out for a spooktacular Halloween scavenger hunt at Wolf Hollow and Murray’s Fools! Complete the scavenger hunt across both properties and receive a prize! This event is family friendly and costumes are encouraged! Food by Two For The Road
For updates on this event, go here: https://fb.me/e/3kVG6gqcQ
Saturday October 28, 2 – 6 p.m.
Bellevue Park, 4th Street & Campbell Ave
RestoreativeMindset Inc. presents: Community Event
Hay maze, pumpkin coloring, craft table, haunted house, face painting by Robyn Song
Movie presented by Jus Kickback from 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday October 28, 3 – 7 p.m.
400 Craig Street, Schenectady, NY 12307
My Daughters And Me MDAM My Sons and Me MSAM INC presents: Fall Fun Festival
Music, food, fun games, face painter, prizes, crafts, movies, popcorn, candy, apple cider, caramel apple dumplings
Sunday October 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
175 Freemans Bridge Road, Schenectady, NY
Mohawk Honda of Schenectady presents: Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat is back at Mohawk Honda!! Come out and Trick or Treat with the Mohawk Honda Family! This is a FREE family fun event!! Swing in and get some candy!!
For updates on this event, go here: https://fb.me/e/6xLCTPPEp
Sunday October 29, 4 p.m.
Vale Farm, Through the North Brandywine Ave Entrance
Halloween at the Farm by Schenectady Community Ministries
Get ready for a spooktacular time at Vale Farm this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. We’re celebrating Halloween in style with FREE candy, so be sure to join us for some sweet treats and spooky fun! We hope to see you there!
Sunday October 29, 2 – 5 p.m.
118 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY
Ring of Hope: Boxing Club’s Trunk or Treat
Music by DJ HollyW8d. Haunted House, Mac & Cheese contest, Chicken Wing, Face Painting, Basket Raffle, Pumpkin Painting, Best Trunk Contest, Ice Cream Sundaes, Photo Booth, Bouncy Bounce
Tuesday October 31, 6 – 9 p.m.
Jerry Burrell Park, 12307
Just A Little Bit of Love Inc Presents: Haunted House
Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Full Size Candy Bars, Trunk or Treat
Tuesday October 31, 8 p.m.
221 Harborside Dr, Schenectady NY
The Bunker Mohawk Harbor Presents: Movie Night- Halloween 1,2,3
Saturday November 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Schenectady High School Fields
Pumpkin Smash 2023
Bring Pumpkins, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! Schenectady County Soil & Water will turn them into compost for school gardens around the Schenectady City School District!
Until December 3rd
160 Jay St M, Schenectady, NY 12305
Bear and Bird Boutique+Gallery NY presents: Spoopy Season
A selection of charming and grotesque art featuring the work of Matthew Paul, Christopher Ian MacFarlane, Deanna Campagnola, Rudolph Ligett-Ippolti, Lindsay McKeough, and El Gato Gomez
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