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40 Outstanding Events to Check Out This October in WNY

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on September 21, 2021
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October is here and with it comes plenty of fall, haunted, and Halloween-themed events to enjoy in Buffalo and Western New York! From train rides to tours, fall festivals, and lot’s of live music, there’s something for everyone this month.

Without further ado, let’s get into Step Out Buffalo’s curated list of exciting events happening this October in WNY, as chosen by our editors.

Disclaimer: At the time this guide was published, all of these events are scheduled to happen, however with things changing rapidly and cancellations possible, please be sure to check with each organization before going to any event for the most recent updates possible. We will do our best to keep this list updated with any new information and cancellations should they come up.

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Festival Weekends At The Great Pumpkin Farm

Sun, Oct 24
All Day +more dates

$12

The Great Pumpkin Farm
11163 Main Street Clarence , 14031

North Towns

Festival Weekend #1 – September 18 & 19, 2021| Opening Weekend – World Pumpkin Pie Eating & Armed Forces Weekend Featuring the World Pumpkin

Weekend Halloween Ghost Hunts At Rolling Hills Asylum

Sun, Oct 24
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm +more dates

$39

Rolling Hills Asylum
11001 Bethany Center Rd East Bethany, 14054

Genesee County

Rolling Hills Asylum is a truly haunted asylum with real ghosts! Roam the halls of the most haunted asylum in the country and experience the paranormal

Frightworld, America’s Screampark Buffalo’s #1 Haunted Attraction

Sun, Oct 24
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm +more dates

$35

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

North Buffalo

Celebrate the return of Halloween with Frightworld, America’s Screampark! Western New York’s biggest and scariest haunted house returns at an all-new,

Lockport Haunted Cave Lantern Tour

Sun, Oct 24
All Day +more dates

$23.95

Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride
5 Gooding St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The staff and management of the Lockport Cave are excited to announce the return of the Haunted Cave Lantern Walking Tour for 2021! We are also pleased

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Thu, Oct 28
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm +more dates

$20

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of only a few dramas to win both the Tony and Olivier

43North 2021 Finals At Shea’s Buffalo

Thu, Oct 28
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free

Shea’s Buffalo
650 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join 43North at Shea’s October 28th for the 43North 2021 Finals. Tickets are free. All are welcome, but space is limited! Don’t miss it! WATCH 10

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Becker Farms Haunted Forest Drive Thru Experience

Sun, Oct 24
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$45

Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards
3724 Quaker Rd. Gasport, New York 14067

Niagara County

Becker Farms returns this year with the Haunted Forest drive thru experience starting October 15 and running 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, ...

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo

Sun, Oct 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$12

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is bigger and better and this year the fall fun lasts all month long! Family-friendly favorites like our Trick-or-Treat ...

Frightworld, America’s Screampark Buffalo’s #1 Haunted Attraction

Sun, Oct 24
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$35

Frightworld, America's Screampark
1001 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Celebrate the return of Halloween with Frightworld, America's Screampark! Western New York’s biggest and scariest haunted house returns at an all-new, ...

The Village People

Fri, Oct 29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$65

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
310 4th St Niagara Falls, 14303

Niagara County

Some of the world’s biggest disco hits are coming to our stage at the Bear’s Den! Village People will be here for two nights only, playing everything ...

Buffalo State Bengals vs. Brockfort

Sat, Oct 30
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$5

Coyer Field
801 Grant St. Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

sports ...

Lantern and Lore Tours

Sat, Oct 30
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$25

Old Fort Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza Niagara County, 14174-1003

Other

A nocturnal stroll through the darker side of the Fort's history This 45-minute tour explores the darker side of Fort Niagara's history. Learn ...

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University at Buffalo Bulls vs. Bowling Green Falcons

Sat, Oct 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$30

UB Stadium
12 Capen Hall? Buffalo, 14260

Buffalo

sports ...

Dead Alliance Buffalo, Halloween concert!

Sat, Oct 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Dead Alliance Buffalo Paul Zabrycki Jay Race Kevin K. Todd Eberwine Aaron Ziolkowski Dead Alliance Buffalo is a Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia ...

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Sun, Oct 31
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$74

Highmark Stadium
1 Bills Dr, Orchard Park, NY 14127

South Towns

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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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