There’s just something about the combination of fall feels and haunted Halloween scares that we just love about a good Haunted Hayride experience. Go with a date, bring the whole crew, or even show the kids what real fear looks like. Here’s where to look if you’re looking for haunted hayrides to check out this October:
1. The Haunted Hayride at Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY / beckerfarms.com
2019 Dates: October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm Weather permitting
This time of year, Becker Farms pulls out all the stops for their Haunted Hayride and phylotec. Tickets are $10 per person and include both the Haunted Hayride and Phylotec. To make the night even more unforgettable, for an additional $75 you can reserve a campfire for your group to enjoy after the hayride, which is pretty baller IMO. They will light the fire and provide wood to keep it going all. night. long. The best part? You can BYO refreshments to enjoy around the fire. Also, groups of 20 or more can reserve a time for the hayride to start, so they don’t have to wait in line and can enter at discounted pricing too. If you have 20 friends this sounds like a no-brainer to us. Hayrides are weather permitting.
2. Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm Haunted Hayride
6920 Nash Road, Wheatfield, NY / wheatfieldpumpkinfarm.com
2019 Dates: October 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th
Time: Haunted hayrides start at dusk and continue until close, leaving every 15 to 20 minutes.
This pumpkin farm has ample opportunities coming up on most Friday and Saturday nights in October for a good scare on a hayride. Tickets are just $7 for kids 16 & under and $10 for adults. Couple things you should know: They accept cash only, they do not accept reservations, they do not sell presale tickets, and tickets must be purchased by 8:30 PM to guarantee a ride. If you’re looking for something a bit less frightening, visit from 12 – 4pm for a mini corn maze, play area, and family hayride.
3. Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St
6319 Sommerville Valley Road Ellicottville, NY / nightmarehayride.com
2019 Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 27 – Nov. 3
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Last admission is at 9:30 pm
Nightmare Hayride is a twenty-five minute tractor-drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path. Once you have successfully finished the hayride you actually exit off into a haunted maze on one acre of land (you will be walking through long dark hallways with live scary creatures). You’ll end up in the haunted barn which features a “vortex tunnel”. All of these haunts take roughly 40 minutes total, plus the spot offers a cook shack with food for sale. Tickets are $20 per person and kids under 5 are free (LOL). No reservations are necessary and tractors run continuously. Couple things to note: this hayride is open rain or moonlight, no backpacks allowed, handicapped accessible for a majority of the ride, credit/debit is accepted.
4. Bomansville Fire Haunted Hayride
Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Station #1, 36 Main St. Bowmansville, NY 14026, Off Genesee St. / bvfa.com
2019 Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 25th & 26th
This Haunted Hayride for a good cause is handicap and wheelchair accessible, just $5 per person, and proceeds benefit Timmy’s Battle. Look forward to a Pumpkin Drop Firefighter style to start off each night at 7 pm, plus cider, donuts, hot chocolate, coffee, a bonfire. Pizza, pop, and water will be available for purchase, they will hold a Costume Contest each night, and the events go on rain or shine.