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 Presents: Castle of Terror

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?

All dates and tickets here: https://armorystudiosny.ticketspice.com/castle-of-terror?t=CCS&fbclid=IwAR2YN3U242Ed5zhz3sZ2Fb7i0Imc3fWPLP2IHHX8VZTTM_SfQuEL3ONSd1o 

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 DeliWhisky Business BakeryUPshiningEd’s Barber ShopHead to Tail Pet Wellness CenterHealthy Blends 518Patricks of Union StreetTrustco BankSophiaSabellaPhotographyUnion CafeGlaMaris Beauty Bar LLCSunnys NutritionNortheatern Fine JewelryI Love NY Pizza Union StreetUnion Street BarbershopDance Meb.inspiredMusler’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

Which events are catching your eye? Did we miss any?

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