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Family Friendly Guide to Spook-takular Halloween Events 2021

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on October 5, 2021
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From activity-packed pumpkin patches to family friendly hayrides, corn mazes, and Halloween-themed train excursions, there are tons of awesome ways to get your fam in the Halloween spirit around Buffalo and Western New York.

The list doesn’t end there – now that events are back, there are plenty of Halloween events for kids from the Northtowns to the Southtowns and beyond this year. Celebrate Halloween all month long at these family-friendly Halloween events!

Looking for something a bit more PG-13? Check out our guides to haunted hayrides, haunted/paranormal walks and tours, haunted houses, murder mystery events, and the most haunted spots in WNY.

Did we miss one? Did one of these events get cancelled? Send us a note!

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The Great Pumpkin Farm

Sun, Sep 25 - Mon, Oct 31
All Day

The Great Pumpkin Farm
11199 Main St Clarence , 14031

North Towns

This Fall Festival is our way of celebrating the harvest of blessings we enjoy in our community and our nation. It has grown to be, by far, the largest ...

Fall Harvest Season at Akron Acres

Sun, Sep 25 +more dates
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Akron Acres
12607 Stage Road Akron, 14001

North Towns

The Fall 2022 Pumpkin Picking Season begins September 24th. Bring the whole family for an outing that will make memories to last a lifetime! Antique ...

Paranormal Walks Hamburg

Fri, Sep 30 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Main Street Ice Cream
35 Main St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

An interactive ghost hunt/tour of the paranormal history of Hamburg. The village’s former burial ground has yielded some strange anomalies for almost ...

The Haunted Forests Halloween Experience

Fri, Sep 30 +more dates
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $28.99

The Haunted Forest
2860 Beebe Road Newfane, NY 14108

Niagara County

A Halloween Show You Won’t Want To Miss! WNY’S #1 New Haunted Attraction! Enjoy our Haunted Barn, Haunted Corn Maze and last but not least, our Haunted ...

Clarence Hollow Scarecrow Festival

Sat, Oct 1
All Day

Free


Main Street Clarence, NY

Other

Community groups have organized this event to promote family fun in the Clarence Hollow during this beautiful Fall season. ...

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Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is back with a fang-tastic lineup of family-friendly activities! Collect your favorite Halloween goodies as you ...

Spooky Safari!

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Join us for a Spooky Safari! Get in the spirit for Halloween early, come in costume and explore our not-so-spooky trick or treat trail to meet some creepy, ...

Family Ghost Hunting 101 & Paranormal Investigations for KIDS!

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

ParaNiagara
247 Market St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

FAMILY GHOST HUNTING 101 & PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS | FOR KIDS!! [INDOORS & HEATED!!] _______________________________ w/ ParaNiagara & ...

Paranormal Walks Lockport

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream – Lockport
79 Canal Street Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The oldest walk in our company’s history is based on a decade of research. One of WNY’s oldest towns has yielded a truly bizarre past. No refunds. ...

Boo Tacular Craft & Vendor Fair

Sat, Oct 8
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $-1

Polish Falcons
445 Columbia Ave Depew , NY 14043

Cheektowaga and East

Come on out to support your local small businesses from 11am-3pm at the Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia, Depew. We have some fabulous and unique crafters ...

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Fall Fest at the Barn

Fri, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden
4415 Southwestern Blvd Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Join us for a fun Fall Fest at Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden, formerly Zittels! Shopping and more! ...

Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards Celebrate the Return of the Haunted Hayride

Fri, Oct 14 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $16

Becker Farms
3760 Quaker Road, Gasport NY Gasport, 14067

Niagara County

This Halloween season, Becker Farms returns with its popular Haunted Hayride through their magical forest starting Friday, October 14th and ending Sunday, ...

Howloween Adoption Party Bachelor and Bachelorette Style

Sat, Oct 15
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other

Come meet and adopt one of our most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Will you receive a rose from your newest love? The love of a furry friend! ALL ...

Harvest Moon Festival & Tours

Fri, Oct 21 - Sat, Oct 22
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Barker Common
Temple and Main Sts. Fredonia, 14063

Southern Tier

The Harvest Moon Festival & Tours Planning Committee is pleased to bring you the 2022 Harvest Moon Festival & Tours. This year, we are adding a ...

Annual Fall Pop Up Show

Sat, Oct 22
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

Other

Join us for our largest and most anticipated show of the year! FREE for the public to attend! Shop from 200 vendors, crafters and artisans! There’s ...

Trunk-or-Treat 2022

Sat, Oct 22
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission starts at: $2

Boys & Girls Club of Elma, Marilla & Wales
2080 Girdle Road Elma, 14059

South Towns

The Boys & Girls Club of Elma, Marilla & Wales will be holding our 4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat event at the Club (2080 Girdle Road, Elma, NY 14059) ...

Halloween Trick-or-Treat 2022!

Sat, Oct 22
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Edward Saunder Community Center
2777 Bailey Ave Buffalo, NY 14215

North Buffalo

Come and bring your family to enjoy Trick-Or-Treating out of the elements and indoors!  There will be bowls of candy, tacos, hotdogs and hamburgers, and ...

Paranormal Walks Cobblestone

Sat, Oct 22 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

An interactive ghost hunt/walking tour of the paranormal history of the Cobblestone District and the waterfront. Two nights only. Saturday, October ...

BOOtanical Celebration

Sun, Oct 23
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $7.50

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

Join us for another Wegmans Family Day at our annual BOOtanical Celebration!  It will be the most spooktacular, indoor family event of the year! Explore ...

Becker Farms Partners with area Fire and EMS for a Family Trunk or Treat Event

Sun, Oct 30
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $5

Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Rd. Gasport, NY 14067

Niagara County

Gasport, NY – Becker Farms is partnering with Terry’s Corners Vol. Fire Company, Gasport Chemical Hose Company, and Hartland Vol. Company on Sunday, ...

Did we miss one? Did one of these events get cancelled? Send us a note!

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emily/" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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