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LongIsland.com's 2017 Halloween Guide: Spine-Tingling Haunted Houses, Safe Trick-or-Treating & More!

Written by Brian Re  |  06. October 2017

A lone howl pierces the stillness of the night. The ground at local cemeteries begins to shake as the dead rise from their graves. Forests are filled with vampires, crazed clowns, and any number of other creatures. When all of these terrifying occurrences combine, it can only mean that Halloween has once again arrived on Long Island!

Kicing off the entertainment, a wide selection of Haunted Houses will keep Long Islanders screaming throughout the month of October. Since a breather will likely be needed after spine-tingling haunted attractions, Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches are perfect for a bit of daytime fun. Plus, even the littlest of ghouls can participate in the holiday's fun thanks to Safe Trick-or-Treating events being held across Nassau and Suffolk.

Prepare for a spooktacular time this Halloween with all of these great upcoming events!


Haunted Houses & Halloween Fun
Representing some of the most horrifying of the holiday's entertainment, haunted houses, spook walks, and escape games will give even the bravest Long Islanders quite the fright!

NYZ Apocalypse
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-392-4700
Daily, October 5th through October 29th

NYZ Apocalypse is an interactive zombie survival experience unlike anything else. Gear up with your friends or family and battle hordes of the undead in an underground prison complex.

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-62-GHOST
Daily, October 5th through November 5th

Six terrifying attractions, including Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates, The Cage, and Evil in the Woods are all waiting to scare visitors out of their wits at Bayville Scream Park.

Challenge Escape Rooms Halloween Edition
Franklin Square and Bayside Locations, NY 11010/11361
516-888-0202
Daily, October 5th through November 1st

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?

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY 11568
516-252-3392
Thursdays through Sundays, October 7th through October 30th, 6 PM - 10:30 PM

5,000 hand-crafted jack o'lanterns will be on display at this Old Westbury event that only gets more popular with each successive year. In addition to traditional creations, there will be 3D sculpted and hand-painted pumpkins, as well as stunning multi-pumpkin structures.

Yaphank Trail of Terror
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-282-8223
Fridays and Saturdays, October 13th through October 28th, 7 PM - 11 PM

Benefitting the Yaphank Presbyterian Church, this lengthy trail through Yaphank's woods has become a staple of the Halloween season. Gather as many friends and family members as you can, for you're going to need all the support you can muster to make it through with minimal screams.

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-319-9662
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 13th through October 29th

The Shack, Klownkatraz 3D, and The Dark Colony combine to create a bone-chilling experience at Restless Souls. All three attractions will take you to the edge of fear and test your limits...proceed if you think you're brave enough!

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
Moriches Road & Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
Fridays and Saturdays, October 13th through October 28th

Deepwells Farm Mansion will be transformed into a terrifying haunted house for the month of October. Spooky sights and eerie noises will combine for a blood-chilling experience that will leave visitors screaming for more!

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
Fridays and Saturdays, October 14th though October 29th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Presented by the Center for Science Teaching & Learning and serving as a family-friendly Halloween attraction, Spooky Fest combines activities for children and frightening haunts for the older ones to ensure that everyone has a memorable experience.

Hempstead House Haunt: Danté’s Inferno
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
Tel: 516-571-7901
Daily, October 25th through October 31st, 7 PM - 11 PM

Insired by Dante's epic poem, this haunted attraction will take visitors on a journey that can never be forgotten. Stunning sets and shocking visuals will combine for a Halloween experience like no other.

Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror
123 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-592-5105
Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th, 7 PM - 11 PM

Afterlife, this year's spine-tingling attraction from Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror, will be taking visitors directly through the heart of madness. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and have close friends at the ready!

Friday the 13th Amityville Horror Monsters Ball at Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 117011
631-833-5159
Friday, October 13th, 8 PM - 3 AM

Kissing Candice, GutterLIFE, LEXXE and a number of renowned DJs will be at Revolution in Amityville for a spooky night of music, thrills, and chills.

Halloween Masquerade Ball at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Friday, October 27th at 8 PM

This Halloween party for adults will allow Long Islanders to take in the atmosphere of the Long Island Aquarium while enjoying an open bar, light buffet, and live DJ.


Long Island's #1 Halloween Costume Party at Club OASIS
272 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-234-4100 (Text)
Saturday, October 28th, 10 PM - 4 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Club OASIS in Westbury will be hosting the ultimate Halloween costume party with cash prizes for best costumes and couples, as well as music by the area's top DJs.

Safe Trick-or-Treating
Balancing the childhood joys of collecting candy with staying safe can be a challenge for parents. Thankfully, local businesses and organizations will be hosting safe trick-or-treat events to ensure that even LI's littlest pumpkins have a memorable Halloween.

Baiting Holloween at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
631-727-1614
Saturday, October 21st, 10 AM - 4 PM

Hayrides, pumpkin painting, and a plethora of other family-friendly activities will be prominently featured at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp's annual Halloween celebration.

Adventureland's Pumpkin Park
2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-694-6868
Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd at 11 AM

Two full days of trick-or-treating and unlimited rides make Adventureland a must-visit for Halloween entertainment this year.

Storybook Trick-or-Treat at Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday, October 28th at 10 AM

The Farmingdale Public Library will be opening its doors to young Long Islanders for a morning of trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, and prizes.

Bellport's Halloween Parade & Trick-or-Treat
Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11715
631-438-1713
Saturday, October 28th at 11:30 AM

Hosted by The Bellport Chamber of Commerce, this special parade and trick-or-treating event welcomes all of tLong Island's little ghouls for an afternoon of safe Halloween fun.

Hampton Bays Public Library's Halloween Parade & Trick-or-Treating
52 Pnguoge Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-728-6241
Monday, October 30th, 4 PM - 5 PM

Costumes are encouraged for this year's Halloween parade and trick-or-treating event at the Hampton Bays Public Library.

Trick or Treat, Crafts & Sweets at Longwood Public Library
800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
631-924-6400
Tuesday, October 31st, 10:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Head to Longwood Public Library for a Halloween celebration complete with stories, prizes, games, and more.

Patchogue's Halloween Happenings Treasure Hunt
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Tuesday, October 31st, 3 PM - 6 PM

Sponsored by The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Business Promotion Committee, this Halloween event features safe trick-or-treating on Main Street and South Ocean.

Safe Trick or Treating at Tanger Outlets Deer Park
102 Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
Tuesday, October 31st, 3 PM - 8 PM

Stores at Deer Park's Tanger Outlets will be participating in a safe trick-or-treating event open to all costumed little ghouls.

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

Beginning with a costume parade and ending with a sad trick-or-treating event with Huntington businesses, this popular event is perfect for the entire family.

Pumpkin Patches
Pick the perfect pumpkin at one of Long Island's sprawling pumpkin patches. Whether you're looking for a tiny one for the windowsill or a gigantic one for the front stoop, local farms have thousands of pumpkins to choose from!

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY 11568
516-252-3392
Thursdays through Sundays, October 7th through October 30th, 6 PM - 10:30 PM

5,000 hand-crafted jack o'lanterns will be on display at this Old Westbury event that only gets more popular with each successive year. In addition to traditional creations, there will be 3D sculpted and hand-painted pumpkins, as well as stunning multi-pumpkin structures.

Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2272
Saturdays and Sundays, October 7th through October 29th, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Family operated since its inception more than five decades ago, Fink's it the perfect Wading River destination for an afternoon of pumpkin picking, tasty desserts, and fall activities.

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Daily, October 7th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 5 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 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
Daily, October 7th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 2 PM - 6 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 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!

Baiting Holloween
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
631-727-1614
Saturday, October 21st, 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.

Annual Islip Fall Festival
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 28th, 11 AM - 5 PM
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.

Brightwaters Farms Fall Harvest Festival
1624 Manatuck Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-5411
Daily, October 7th through October 29th, 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
Acres upon acres of corn mazes mean that every spare minute of October will need to be properly managed in order to conquer them all. Be sure to bring friends and family members along, for all the help that one can get will be needed to make it through!

Glovers Farm
633 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Daily, October 7th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 2 PM - 6 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM)

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

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Daily, October 7th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 5 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 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 Sundays, October 7th through October 29th, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Fink's 5-acre corn maze has enough twists and turns to confuse even the most maze-savvy Long Islanders. Be sure to stick around upon completing the maze for hayrides and other farm fun.

Hank's Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Hwy, Watermill, NY 11976
631-726-4667
Saturdays and Sundays, October 7th through October 29th, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

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 and Sundays, October 7th through October 29th (Plus Columbus Day), 9 AM - 5 PM

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 Fall Harvest Festival
485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-862-7330
Saturdays and Sundays, October 7th through October 29th (Plus Columbus Day), 11 AM - 5 PM

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
Thursdays through Sundays, October 6th through October 29th (Plus Columbus Day), 10 AM - 6 PM

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
Not every event this Halloween season has to be a terrifying experience! Fall festivals, crafting activities, and a variety of family events will provide seasonal thrills without the chills!

Patchogue Chili & Chowder Festival
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Saturday, October 21st, 11 AM - 5 PM

The Patchogue Chili & Chowder Festival will feature a chowder & chili contest, petting zoo, face painting, farmers market, costume parade, and more!

Monster Mash at Hoyt Farm
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-7804
Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd, 12 PM - 4 PM

Don't miss out on the Monster Mash Children's Halloween Festival at Hoyt Farm! There will be plenty of entertainment for the young ones to enjoy.

Halloween Lantern Workshop at Raynham Hall Museum
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-6808
Sunday, October 22nd, 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Children will be helped by an artist at Raynham Hall Museum in creating their own Halloween lanterns.

Bats, Barnacles & Broomstics Halloween Party at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Saturday, October 28th, 10 AM - 4 PM

The Long Island Aquarium will be celebrating Halloween with a kid-friendly haunted house, hayrides, and guest tables for trick-or-treating.

Oyster Bay's Halloween Parade
East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-6808
Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 PM

Children, adults, and furry friends are all encouraged to join in this costume parade that will take participants through the streets of Oyster Bay.

St. James' Halloween Parade
245 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
Sunday, October 29th at 1 PM

Parade participants will travel along Lake Avenue to the St. James Gazebo for costume judging and goody bags.

Slimy Blob Monsters! at Montauk Library
871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3377
Sunday, October 29th at 2 PM

Celebrate Halloween by turning a slimy blob into a spooky little monster at this Montauk Library event.

Farmingdale Public Library's Halloween Parade
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tuesday, October 31st, 10 AM - 11 AM

Babies and toddlers will be able to dress up in costumes and enjoy a special Halloween parade around the Farmingdale Public Library. Plus, participants can participate in crafts, stories, and other holiday fun.


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!


Carve The Perfect Jack-o'-Lantern
Decorate Without The Carving
Sip A Delicious Cocktail At Your Halloween Party
Indulge In A Tasty Halloween Treat
Host A Kid-Friendly Halloween Party
Spooky Ghost Stories And Legends To Share
Utilizes Your Halloween Candy For Delicious Recipes
Create A Great Halloween Costume In No Time


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

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