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Family Friendly Guide to Spook-takular Halloween Events 2022

City Guide, Family Friendly, For Kids, Things to Do

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on September 30, 2022
Rolling Hills 3 Hr Self Guided Ghost Hunt run through the end of October

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

Mon, Oct 3 - 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

Sat, Oct 8 +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 ...

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Sat, Oct 8 +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 8
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, ...

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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Family Ghost Hunting 101 & Paranormal Investigations for KIDS!

Sat, Oct 8 +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 & ...

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, ...

All Hallows Seas

Sat, Oct 15 +more dates
All Day

Admission starts at: $10

Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool St Niagara Falls, 14301

Niagara County

Celebrate Halloween at the Aquarium of Niagara! Our spooky-themed Saturday programming returns for three dates in October; the 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Guests ...

Craft & Sip

Sat, Oct 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

NY Candle Cafe
2317 Main Street Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Come join us in decorating pumpkins & MUCH MORE! Includes: – pumpkin & painting supplies – light lunch – desserts – apple cider – ...

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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 ...

Yard of Terror

Fri, Oct 21 +more dates
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free


84 Laverick Ave Depew, NY 14043

Cheektowaga and East

We are a charity haunted house that raises money to put back into the community. We have scare nights for the adults and teens looking to be scared and ...

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 ...

FAMILY HALLOWEEN HIKE

Fri, Oct 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Venture into the woods on a guided hike to find out who or what has been on the Tifft Trails at night. Investigate mysterious sounds, smells, and textures ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Trunk or Treat 2022

Tue, Oct 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Buffalo Central Terminal
495 Paderewski Dr. Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

Join the Matt Urban Center and Buffalo Central Terminal for our annual Halloween celebration! We’ll have “trunk-or-treating” in the Buffalo Central ...

Trunk Or Treat

Thu, Oct 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

179 Halbert Street
179 Halbert Street Buffalo, New York 14214

North Buffalo

VOICE Buffalo will hold our Annual “Trunk or Treat” on October 27th to bring back fun to a community that has endured so much over the past three years. ...

Kid’s Halloween Party & Magic Show

Fri, Oct 28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

Looking for something fun to with the kiddos for Halloween!? We are excited to be hosting a Kid’s Halloween Party & Magic Show at our Sto Lat Event ...

Meat Raffle

Fri, Oct 28
6:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

St. Paul's United Church of Christ - Shawnee
3921 Mapleton Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Niagara County

Held at Shawnee Firehall DOORS OPEN: 6:00PM | 1ST SPIN: 7:00PM $10 TICKETS | Table of 8 – $70 (Presale ONLY) WEAR YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME & WIN ...

Parkside Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 29
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Alice, Ever After Books
295 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Join the Parkside Avenue Business District for our Fall Festival! * Costume Parade/Contest at 12:45 pm – Parade starts at Alice, Ever After Books ...

Little Frights with Lights

Sat, Oct 29
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Frightworld America’s Screampark
1001 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

Take your little one’s trick-or-treating through Frightworld, America’s Screampark with the lights on and NO monsters. Experience and enjoy Frightworld ...

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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