LongIsland.com's 2016 Halloween Guide: Ghoulishly-Good Haunted Houses, Safe Trick-or-Treating & More!

Halloween is almost upon us once again, and with it comes a near-endless quantity of haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and plenty of other ways to enjoy the spookiest holiday of the year!

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Halloween may only last for 24 hours, but Long Island's celebrations take over the entire month of October! During the day, families and little goblins have plenty of pumpkin patches and corn mazes to choose from. Plus, in the days leading up to Halloween, kids will be able to feast on sugary treats at safe trick-or-treating events in local towns.

For the older thrill-seekers looking for the scare of a lifetime, there are a number of haunted houses that are eagerly awaiting their newest visitors! With all of this fun to be had, there's no time to waste! Grab your mask and your trick-or-treating bucket and ge ready for the most packed Halloween Long Island has ever seen!

Haunted Houses & Halloween Fun
You're going to need every day leading up to Halloween to visit all of Long Island's best haunted attractions! From escape games and haunted mazes, to zombie shooters and haunted houses, a true fright is waiting right in your own backyard!

Haunted Tunnel at Woodside Nursery
134 E. Woodside Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-758-1491
Daily, September 24th through October 31st, 9 AM - 6 PM

Woodside Nursery's haunted tunnel has been a staple of Halloween on Long Island for over two decades. The exhibit features haunted sights, moving props, special effects, and plenty of other spooks and scares.

Challenge Escape Rooms Halloween Edition: Killer Countdown
922 Hempstead Turnpike (3rd Floor), Franklin Square, NY 11010
516-888-0202
Daily, September 26th through November 13th

Experience an hour of thrills and chills!. You and your group will try to beat the clock in our fun, interactive escape rooms. Complete puzzles and find hidden clues in order to escape! Are you up for the challenge?

NYZ Apocalypse
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-392-4700
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 30th

NYZ Apocalypse is an interactive zombie survival experience that tasks you with eliminating the mindless beings before they eliminate you. Gear up with your friends or family and battle these hordes of the undead in an underground prison complex.

Pirates Nightmare at LI Aquarium Presented by HauntedProps
431 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Daily, October 1st through 31st, 10 AM - 5 PM
Come out and enjoy all the fun and cool creatures that the aquarium has to offer year-round, plus a spooky haunted house the kids are sure to love.
 

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY 11568
516-252-3392
Thursdays-Sundays, October 7th-30th: 7 PM - 10:45 PM

Come see thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages! The various new and exciting themes created for 2016 are sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.

Yaphank Trail of Terror
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-282-8223
October 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd & 28th-29th, 7 PM - 10:45 PM

Located on the grounds of the Yaphank Presbyterian Church this half-mile long trail through the woods will take you 15 terrifying minutes to complete with no place to run and hide. Utilizing the darkness of the woods to it's maximum potential you'll have plenty of time between scenes to contemplate what might be next or what that noise was that you heard.

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-319-9662
October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd & 28th-30th (Fri/Sat: 6 PM - 10 PM / Sun: 5 PM - 9 PM)

The Shack of Screams, The Dark Colony, and Dr. Bane's Klownitorium in 3D are all awaiting your arrival at Restless Souls in Huntington Station! All three attractions will take you to the edge of fear and test your limits...proceed if you think you're brave enough!

Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror
123 W. Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-592-5105
October 14th-15th & 21st-22nd, 7 PM - 11 PM

The Village of Valley Scream will be presenting four terrifying nights of Halloween insanity with the Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror. You're biggest fears will all be realized the second you enter! Watch your back and don't come alone!

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
October 15th, 21st-23rd & 28th-20th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Back for its seventh year, the Center for Science Teaching & Learning's Spooky Fest is bigger than ever! This year will feature 'Maze of Zombies,' 'Haunted Woods,' 'Mystic Den,' and family-friendly attractions.

SpookyWalk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934 (Map)
631-878-1070
October 21st-22nd & 28th-29th, 7 PM - 9 PM

the Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Delivering about 45 minutes of scares, and with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to the camp, visitation is a must!

Hempstead House of Horrors (Haunted Castle)
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-304-5076
October 22nd-23rd & 28th-30th, 6 PM - 10 PM

The doors of the Hempstead House Mansion will be opened and the terrors will be unleashed this October! Once a home and then turned into an orphanage, the home was the site of numerous mysterious disappaerances and torture complaints. Do you have what it takes to make it through?

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
Moriches Road & Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
October 22nd, 28th, 29th, & 30th

Deepwells Farm Mansion will be transformed into a really scary haunted house for the 2016 Halloween season! The mansion will be open for three nights as well as a special event after the conclusion of St. James' Halloween Parade.

The Amityville Horror (All Hallows Eve) at Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
631-833-5159
Sunday, October 30th, 7 PM - 1:30 AM
$12 Per Person

Multiple rooms of underground rock and metal will set the tone for this Halloween celebration at Revolution in Amityville. The night will feature fan-favorite bands, professional horror SFX, a costume contest, and plenty more spooky fun that will have you out on the dance floor all night.

Witches and Whiskey Halloween Party
31 Baker Placee,  Patchogue, NY 11722
631-475-1723
Friday, October 28th, 7 PM - 11 PM
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Have a spooky good time at Off Key Tikki with this special Halloween Bash. There will be drink specials, movie screenings, a costume contest (1st prize wins a trip to Jamaica), an outdoor fire pit, and more.

Long Island's #1 Halloween Costume Party at Club Mixx
160 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-234-410
Saturday, October 29th, 10 PM - 4 AM
$10 Per Person

With hundreds of people expected, mixing by the Island's top DJs, and a costume contest complete with cash prizes, Club Mixx is the place to be for a night to remember this Halloween weekend.

The Ultimate 90s Halloween Party at Smithtown Social
281 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-445-2557
Friday, October 28th, 4 PM - 2 AM
$40 - $60 Per Person (All Inclusive Packages)
Live music with The 90s Band and a late set by DJ Unique will be at the center of this night of entertainment at Smithtown Social. Plenty of drink specials and all-inclusive food and drink packages will keep the party moving during this unique Halloween costume party.
 

Safe Trick-or-Treating
Though children will undoubtedly view armloads of candy as the most important aspect of Halloween, for parents, it’s keeping their little pumpkins safe. Thanks to local businesses and organizations, there are plenty of safe trick-or-treating events that allow kids to indulge in sugary treats in a safe environment.

Adventureland's Pumpkin Park
2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-694-6868
Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, 11 AM - 5 PM

Adventureland's annual safe trick-or-treating event has been expanded to a weekend of fun for the 2016 season. This year, the park will be offering two days of free treats and seasonal fun!

Trick or Treat, Crafts & Sweets at Longwood Public Library
800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
631-924-6400
Friday, October 28th

Have a frightfully fun time as we celebrate Halloween with stories, games, prizes, snacks & fun galore. Trick or treat and collect your sweets around the library.

Hampton Bays Public Library's Halloween Parade
52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-728-6241
Friday, October 28th at 4 PM

Visit the library in costume for a Halloween story and to parade your way through the building for tricks or treats.

Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks at LI Aquarium
431 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Saturday, October 29th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Dress up in your favorite costume and head to the Long Island Aquarium for this family-friendly Halloween event. Children will gather sweets and treats with our Safe Trick or Treating throughout the Aquarium.
 

Bellport's Annual Halloween Parade
161 Main Street, Bellport, NY 11713
Saturday, October 29th, 12 PM - 1 PM

The parade begins at the Bellport Fire House and finishes at the Green across from the Community Center on Bell Street. The parade will conclude with a safe trick-or-treating event in downtown Bellport.

Trick or Treat at Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-351-3250
Sunday, October 30th, 11 AM - 5 PM

Children who visit the Museum in costume will enjoy a festive hands-on art activity, spooky props in the selfie station, and a special treat.

Safe Trick or Treating at Tanger Outlets (Riverhead)
200 Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Monday, October 31st, 9 AM - 9 PM

Children and their parents are invited to check in at Tanger Shopper Services to receive a Tanger Trick or Treat Bag, then visit participating stores for your special treats.

Safe Trick or Treating at Tanger Outlets (Deer Park)
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
Monday, October 31st, 3 PM - 8 PM

Kids are invited to dress in their favorite costumes and head to Tanger Outlets' Deer Park location for a safe trick-or-treating event.

Trick or Treating Pumpkin Trail
Sag Harbor Village, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Monday, October 31st, 3 PM - 5 PM

Gather with other ghouls and goblins in Sag Harbor Village to collect safe and tasty treats throughout the business district.

Halloween Happenings on Main Street
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Monday, October 31st, 3 PM - 6 PM

Children will be free to explore Patchogue's Main Street and receive treats from participating businesses.

Huntington's Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade & Safe Trick-or-Treat
Huntington Village, Huntington, NY 11743
631-351-2877
Monday, October 31st at 4:15 PM

The village will get into the Halloween spirit with a costume parade for all ages, followed by a safe trick-or-treating event sponsored by the Huntington Business Improvement District.


Pumpkin Patches
No object is quite as integrated with the Halloween spirit as a pumpkin! Whether you’re looking to decorate your home, find delicious pumpkins for baking, or simply enjoy a picturesque day with the family, these local pumpkin patches are great for all purposes!

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY 11568
516-252-3392
Thursdays-Sundays, October 7th-30th: 7 PM - 10:45 PM

Come see thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages! The various new and exciting themes created for 2016 are sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.

Fall Family Fun at Woodside Nursery
134 E. Woodside Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-758-1491
Daily, September 24th through October 31st, 9 AM - 6 PM

Head to Patchogue to experience fall fun at Woodside Nursery & Garden Center! This 5-acre farm offers pumpkin picking during the end of September and throughout October, as well as haunted attractions and entertainment for the little ones.

Babylon Fall Festival
200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (Map)
631-893-2100
Saturday, October 1st

An array of activities are featured during this fall festival including hayrides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, games and face painting.

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Saturdays-Sundays, 10 AM - 5 PM, Mondays-Fridays (After October 3rd) from 3 PM - 5 PM, Columbus Day, 10 AM - 5 PM

Pick pumpkins right off the vine at Elwood Pumpkin Farm, which grows all of its own pumpkins right in its fields. Be sure to make a day out of your visit with the farm's hayrides and children's corn maze.

Glovers Farm
633 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Mondays-Fridays from 2 PM - 6 PM, Saturdays-Sundays from 10 AM - 6 PM, Columbus Day, 10 AM - 6 PM

Throughout the month of October, Glover Farms opens its fields for an enormous pumpkin patch and 10-acre corn maze.

Pumpkinfest at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-852-4600
Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd, 11 AM - 5 PM

The Suffolk County Farm will be hosting a weekend of seasonal fun for the entire family, complete with wagon rides, live entertainment, corn maze, pony rides, and of course, pumpkin picking!

1st Annual Islip Fall Festival
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 22nd
631-581–2720

The Islip Chamber of Commerce will be hostings its first fall festival on October 22nd, featuring a pumpkin patch, pie eating contest, live music, and a variety of vendors.

Baiting Holloween
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933 (Map)
631-727-1614
Saturdays, October 22nd/29th & Sunday, October 23rd from 10 AM - 4 PM

Baiting Hollow Scout Camp will be transformed into a seasonal festival complete with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, crafting activities, and fun for all ages.

Pumpkin Picking in Downtown Bellport
Downtown Bellport, Bellport, NY 11713
Saturday, October 29th, 1 PM

Upon conclusion of Bellport’s Annual Halloween Parade, a pumpkin patch will be set up at the Green across from the Community Center for all to enjoy.

Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2272
Saturdays and Sunday through October 30th, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Featuring a U-Pick pumpkin patch where visitors are invited to pick pumpkins straight from the vine, Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival also boasts an animal farm, corn maze, hayrides, and other assorted fun.

Brightwaters Farms Fall Harvest Festival
1624 Manatuck Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-5411
Daily, September 26th through October 30th, 9 AM - 5 PM

With more than 12 acres of seasonal entertainment, Brightwaters Farms is where you will want to take your family for pumpkin picking, hayrides, and a seemingly-endless supply of tasty treats.


Corn Mazes
Getting lost isn’t always a frustrating experience! With both daytime and flashlight corn mazes, farms across Long Island are ready to test your sense of direction with fun and challenging corn mazes!

Glovers Farm
633 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Mondays-Fridays from 2 PM - 6 PM, Saturdays-Sundays from 10 AM - 6 PM, Columbus Day, 10 AM - 6 PM

Whether you're seven or seventy, Glover Farms' massive corn maze provides the setting for fun that can be appreciated by all! The 10-acre maze will take a bit of skill to make it out of, but once you do, there is also a great pumpkin patch to enjoy!

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Saturdays-Sundays, 10 AM - 5 PM, Mondays-Fridays (After October 3rd) from 3 PM - 5 PM, Columbus Day, 10 AM - 5 PM

The farm offers a corn maze perfectly suited for children, as well as hayrides and a sprawling pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins still on the vine.

Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2272
Saturdays and Sunday through October 30th, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Visit Fink's Country Farm during their annual fall festival for a 5-acre corn maze that will take quite a bit of luck and skill to find your way through. The farm will also offer a flashlight version of its maze on October 22nd and 29th.

Hank's Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Hwy, Watermill, NY 11976
631-726-4667
Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Plus Columbus Day)

Bring the entire family out for a full day of fall fun at Hank’s Maze Park with a seven acre corn maze, tractor rides, narrated hayrides, pumpkin picking, tube slide rides and more!
 
Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
631-929-4327

Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Plus Columbus Day)
Explore approximately five acres of corn maze with friends or family this fall season at Lewin Farms. Visitors can also pick their own pumpkins while there for the maze.

Borella's Farm
485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-862-7330
Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM - 5 PM (Plus Columbus Day)

Every Saturday & Sunday in October, try your hand at making your way through Borella's Corn Maze! There will also be inflatable rides, live DJ entertainment, face painting, pumpkin picking and more!
 
Fairview Farm
69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-6154
Fridays-Sundays from 10 AM - 6 PM (Plus Rosh Hashanah, Columbus Day and Yom Kippur)

With eight beautiful acres of corn reaching ten feet tall, you'll love walking around The Maize at Fairview Farm. Participants can also shoot the corn cannon, play in tractor tires filled with corn and pick seasonal vegetables.


Kid-Friendly Haunts & Halloween Happenings
For the younger ones and those not looking for a serious fright, there are still ways to celebrate Halloween without shaking from fear! Fall festivals, crafting activities, and other family-friendly fun all provide that seasonal thrills without the chills!

20th Annual Rolling River Fall Festival
477 Ocean Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11518
516-593-2267
Saturday, October 15th, 12 PM - 4 PM

Celebrating two decades of successful festivals, Rolling River's 2016 Fall Festival will be packed with family-friendly entertainment ranging from a costume contest to carnival rides.

Gold Coast Ghosts at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
109 Browns Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-9547
Saturday, October 15th, 7 PM - 9 PM

The fabled Roaring 20’s left behind many legends of ghosts and hauntings along Long Island’s Gold Coast. On the site of the famed McKesson Brown Estate, the Long Island Paranormal Investigators will share the results of their paranormal investigations in our area.

Monster Mash at Longwood Public Library
800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
631-924-6400
Monday, October 21st, 11:30 AM - 12 PM

Bring your dancing shoes and your silly costumes to the library for a special Halloween edition of Rhymetime. Kids will dance to some old favorites and some new ones, followed by a costume parade around the library.

Monster Mash at Hoyt Farm
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-7804
Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, 12 PM - 4 PM

Don't miss out on the Monster Mash Children's Halloween Festival at Hoyt Farm, featuring entertainment to help get children in the Halloween spirit.

Baiting Holloween
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933 (Map)
631-727-1614
Saturdays, October 22nd/29th & Sunday, October 23rd from 10 AM - 4 PM

Scouts ages 15 and younger are invited for a day filled with hay rides, pumpkin painting, inflatable obstacle courses, and plenty other great activities. The event is also open to the public, so non-scouts are invited as well!

Halloween Blacklight T-Shirts at Montauk Library
871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3377
Saturday, October 22nd, 2 PM - 3 PM

Just in time for Halloween, paint spooktacular Halloween black light t-shirts with Professor Anthony Abbate, the Science Wizard. Learn the science behind glow in the dark paint and the difference between luminescence, phosphorescence, and fluorescence!

Halloween Family Day with Michael the Magician at Walt Whitman Birthplace
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-427-5240, ext. 113
Sunday, October 23rd, 1 PM - 3 PM

Michael the Magician will be involving the audience in this family-friendly Halloween celebration that will amaze and enthrall.

'It's Pumpkin Time' at Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-249-9090
Thursday, October 27th, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join members of the community for stories, songs, and a craft all revolving around pumpkins.

Haunted Hangars Museum Sleepover at the Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-0557
Friday, October 28th, 7:30 PM - 8 AM

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will be transformed into a gigantic Halloween sleepover with science activities, movies, flashlight tours, and activities perfect for younger ghouls.

Halloween Happenings at Smithtown Library (Kings Park Branch)
1 Church Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-360-2480 ext. 496
Friday, October 28th, 11 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy Halloween stories and crafting activities to celebrate the holiday.

Oyster Bay's Halloween Parade
East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-6808
Saturday, October 29th at 6:30 PM

This year, Raynham Hall Museum will host a costumed parade through town. The parade will be led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. Everyone (including your costumed furry friends) is welcome to join the parade!

Halloween Craft at Garvies Point
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010
Saturday, October 29th, 11 AM - 3 PM

Children will be able to create a spooky craft at Garvies Point Museum in celebration of Halloween.

St. James' 2016 Halloween Parade
245 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
Sunday, October 30th at 1 PM

The costume parade will march along Lake Avenue to the St. James Gazebo for judging and goody bags will be given to all.

Long Island’s Real Haunts
Long Islanders may be hard at work creating haunted experiences this season, but in terms of locations that attract stories of real experiences and haunted encounters, Long Island has plenty of those, too! Head over to our Real Haunts Guide for information on some of Nassau and Suffolk’s most notorious locations.


Halloween Fun at Home
While there are dozens of fantastic destinations to visit to get into the spirit of the holiday, you don’t even have to leave your house to celebrate in style! From pumpkin carving tips to ideas for your own Halloween party, here are a few ways to turn your home into Spook Central this year!

Jack-o-Lantern Carving Made Easy
Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes with a Cardboard Box or Hoodie
No Carve Necessary Pumpkin Decorating for Fall
Scary-Good Halloween Party Cocktails
Fun Ideas for Your Kid-Friendly Halloween Party
Share a Scare: Long Island Legends & Ghost Stories
Spooktakular Halloween Treat Recipes
Think Outside the Wrapper: Using Your Halloween Candy for Spectacular Recipes

What Halloween Activities Are You Most Looking Forward To This Halloween Season?
Let Us Know in the Comments Below!

 

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