2021 Halloween Happenings in WNY

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If you are looking for a list of fun Halloween to-dos in the Buffalo and Rochester area, be sure to take a gander at my list compiled below! I spent hours researching and selecting the best picks that I thought would appeal to WNY families in particular, so I hope this helps you find one or two exciting events to enjoy with your loved ones. If you don’t see an event on the list, please let me know and I’ll be glad to add it to my post. Also, be sure to share this post with your friends!

Throughout October

Pumpkinville (Ellicottville) – Family Fall Fun
Schedule varies, check website for details

The Great Pumpkin Farm (Clarence) – Fall Festival
Schedule varies, check website for details

Becker Farms (Gasport) – Fall Fun On The Farm
Schedule varies, check website for details

FrightWorld, America’s Screampark (Buffalo) – Haunted Houses
Schedule varies, check website for details
Buffalo’s biggest and best indoor scream park is back for the 2021 Season with a new location! Now located at 1001 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216. Frightworld has been voted one of the best-haunted houses in the country and featured on the Travel Channel. Come experience all 5 haunted attractions, which will be sure to leave you panic-stricken with chills going up your spine.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Darien Lake – Various Dates

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride
Guided Haunted Cave Walking tours by appointment for the month of October.

Iron Island Museum

31 Nights of Halloween at Rolling Hills Asylum (East Bethany)

Everhaunt (Angola) – Haunted Houses
Dates & times vary, check the website

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street (Ellicottville) – Haunted Hayrides
Run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only through October 31st.

The Haunted Forests (Newfane)

Arcade & Attica Railroad – Haunted Halloween Train Ride

October 11th

Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo

Explore and More Family Fall Fest

October 12th

Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo

October 14th

Supernatural Ballard – Magic Meets Music in Celtic Tradition

October 15th

The Supernatural Roycroft Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Hamburg 2021

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Ellicottville 2021

October 16th

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Larkinville!

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Canandaigua!

Paranormal Walks Buffalo Cobblestone District

Paranormal Walks Lockport 2021

The Village Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Lantern and Lore Tours (Old Fort Niagara)

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

Aquarium of Niagara – All Hallows Seas

October 17th

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

October 22nd

The Supernatural Roycroft Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Hamburg 2021

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Ellicottville 2021

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (North Tonawanda) – Lantern Tours
An after-hours after-dark tour of the museum by lantern light. Hear stories never told before, the scandals, the tragedies, the gruesome take on historic amusement! This event is for adults only, and groups are kept small for the health and safety of our guests. Face masks are required and social distance is practiced within all museum spaces.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village – Drive-Thru Halloween Trick or Treat
BNHV’s Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat is a safe, gently spooky OUTDOOR event for children ages 3 to 12. Children, accompanied by their parents, can drive through our Historic Village and receive candy from volunteers stationed at our historic buildings. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume for this fun outdoor event set in a safe environment.

October 23rd

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Larkinville!

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Canandaigua!

Paranormal Walks Buffalo Cobblestone District

Paranormal Walks Lockport 2021

The Village Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Lantern and Lore Tours (Old Fort Niagara)

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (North Tonawanda) – Lantern Tours
An after-hours after-dark tour of the museum by lantern light. Hear stories never told before, the scandals, the tragedies, the gruesome take on historic amusement! This event is for adults only, and groups are kept small for the health and safety of our guests. Face masks are required and social distance is practiced within all museum spaces.

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo) Weird Science Weekend

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village – Drive-Thru Halloween Trick or Treat
BNHV’s Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat is a safe, gently spooky OUTDOOR event for children ages 3 to 12. Children, accompanied by their parents, can drive through our Historic Village and receive candy from volunteers stationed at our historic buildings. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume for this fun outdoor event set in a safe environment.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

Aquarium of Niagara – All Hallows Seas

October 24th

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo) Weird Science Weekend

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

October 28th

Walden Galleria Mall – Galleria of Treats Trick-or-Treating (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

October 29th

The Supernatural Roycroft Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Hamburg 2021

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Paranormal Walks Ellicottville 2021

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (North Tonawanda) – Lantern Tours
An after-hours after-dark tour of the museum by lantern light. Hear stories never told before, the scandals, the tragedies, the gruesome take on historic amusement! This event is for adults only, and groups are kept small for the health and safety of our guests. Face masks are required and social distance is practiced within all museum spaces.

Strong Museum of Play – Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 30th

The Haunted Pub Crawl (East Aurora)

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Larkinville!

Haunted History Ghost Walk: Canandaigua!

Paranormal Walks Buffalo Cobblestone District

Paranormal Walks Lockport 2021

The Village Ghost Walk (East Aurora)

Lantern and Lore Tours (Old Fort Niagara)

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (North Tonawanda) – Lantern Tours
An after-hours after-dark tour of the museum by lantern light. Hear stories never told before, the scandals, the tragedies, the gruesome take on historic amusement! This event is for adults only, and groups are kept small for the health and safety of our guests. Face masks are required and social distance is practiced within all museum spaces.

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

Aquarium of Niagara – All Hallows Seas

Strong Museum of Play – Family Halloween

Village of Hamburg – Annual Halloween Parade (2:00 p.m.)

Eastern Hills Mall-O-Ween (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

October 31st

Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – ZooBoo (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy visits with costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and activities, costume parades twice daily, and more!

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse) – Kooky not Spooky Boo Zoo (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious interactive characters and sets for children and families to enjoy. Its “kooky not spooky” theme provides families with Halloween fun without the fear! Bring your costumes and treat bags!

Strong Museum of Play – Family Halloween

If you know of any other Halloween Happenings in WNY, contact me and I’ll be happy to add it to this list! Check back as I’ll be adding events as I find out about them!

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