LongIsland.com's 2018 Halloween Guide: Frightening Haunted Houses, Safe Trick-or-Treating & More!

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Enjoy some of the ghoulishly-good events happening on Long Island during a packed month of Halloween celebrations!

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From pumpkin picking to haunted houses, celebrating Halloween can be as diverse and exciting as you want it to be!

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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!

Long Island's #1 Halloween Costume Party at The Space
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-234-4100 (Text)
Saturday, October 27th, 10 PM - 4 AM

More than a thousand Halloween-loving Long Islanders are expected to gather in Westbury for a fantastic night of dancing and creative costumes. Chriss Vargas, X96.3 DJ Lobo, and Power 105.1 DJ Self will all be performing.

Nocturnal Creatures NY Presents Monsters' Ball at Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Friday, October 26th at 9 PM

Dance the night away at Revolution with an electric combination of dark wave, synth pop, industrial, and alternative music mixed by acclaimed DJs. Attendees will also be able to participate in a costume contest and enjoy Halloween-themed art.

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
Various Days, Saturday, October 13th through Sunday, October 28th

Sixteen acres of family-friendly Halloween fun awaits at Tanglewood Preserve thanks to the work of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning. From the Mazes of Zombies to the Haunted Woods, there are both scream-worthy attractions and not-so-spooky options for the little ghouls.


Blood Manor Presents Crypts of the Coliseum at NYCB Live
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd

Consisting of 5,000 square feet of horrifying sights and dark corridors, Blood Manor is a spine-tingling experience that turns NYCB LIVE’s Exhibition Hall into a scene out of a horror movie.

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1133
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd

Gateway's Haunted House brings together shocking special effects and committed actors to make a memorable haunted attraction that will stay with visitors look after the odyssey of terror is finished.

Darkness Rising at Strikeforce Sports
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
516-799-4747

Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd
Now located at Strikeforce Sports to provide even more space for thrills and chills, Darkness Rising has plenty of scares for first-time visitors and horror enthusiasts alike.

Hempstead House Haunt: Vampyres’ Lair
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-304-5076
Thursday, October 25th through Wednesday, October 31st (Except October 27th), 7 PM - 11 PM

The extensive history that makes Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve so special is utilized to create Vampyres' Lair, a realistic haunted attraction for the bravest of the brave.

HorseAbility's Haunted Hay Barn
SUNY Old Westbury, Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-6151
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 12th through October 28th, 6 PM - 10:30 PM

More than a dozen rooms of 100+ year old horse stables will be transformed into a blood-chilling experience that will prevent sleep from ever occurring again.

Darkside Haunted House
5184 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-369-SCAR(E)
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st

A staple of Long Island's Halloween season for two decades, Darkside Haunted House is comprised of 30 spooky scenes and more than 14,000 square feet of eye-popping sights. Think you have what it takes to make it through to the end?

The Bloody Deed of 1857 at Historic Colonnade Row
430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
212-591-1406
Fridays and Saturdays, October 6th through November 3rd, 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857? Those interested in finding out the truth are not going to want to miss this 90-minute immersive play that utilizes actual historical accounts.

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-62-GHOST

Six bone-rattling attractions - Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, The Cage, and Evil in the Woods - await all of those that think they are brave enough to survive the epic Bayville Scream Park.

Epic Escape Rooms LI Halloween Feature
357 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 203, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-427-5977
Daily, Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, November 4th

A number of immersive escape room experiences are being offered this Halloween season by Epic Escape Rooms LI. Whether you're looking to get to the bottom of the mystery of The Amazing Balthazar or escape a haunted jail, there are plenty of haunted adventures to be had.

North Patchogue Fire Department's House of Horrors
33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue, NY 11772
631-769-4752
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st, 7 PM - 11 PM

The North Patchogue Fire Department celebrates Halloween by turning the facility into a horrifying experience that will take every ounce of bravery a visitor has to make it through. Don't say we didn't warn you...

Challenge Escape Rooms - Halloween Editions
Locations in Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens
516-888-0202
Daily, Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, November 4th, 12 PM - 11:45 PM

Three horror-themed escape rooms - Killer Countdown, CarnEVIL, and Zombie Nation - are ready to provide teams with challenging experiences that will take both intelligence and guts to solve.

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
2 Taylor Lane, St. James, NY 11780
631-862-2808
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12th though October 27th, 7 PM  - 10 PM

Deepwells Mansion has had plenty of unexplained examples of paranormal activity since its construction in 1845. Needless to say, this provides a solid base of horror for a haunted house packed with monsters, demons, and ghouls!

RISE of The Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11590
516-252-3392
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, October 6th through October 29th (Select Thursdays as well)

5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins that are created each week for visitors to enjoy ensures that there is always a fantastic new experience to enjoy at RISE. The walk-through event features everything from multi-pumpkin structures to beloved characters carved into gigantic pumpkins.

Yaphank Trail of Terror
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-282-8223
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12th through October 27th, 7 PM - 11 PM

Once embarking on the Yaphank Trail of Terror, visitors will find that there is no way to prevent succumbing to the absolute horrors that lurk around every corner. Whose beady eyes are staring at you from behind the brush? Who, or what, is screaming in the distance? Most importantly, will you make it out alive?

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-319-9662
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 12th through October 28th

Between The Shack, KLOWNKATRAZ in 3D, The Dark Colony, and File Frenzy Escape Room, there are more than enough attractions at Restless Souls to keep you screaming well into the darkest nights of October.

Chamber of Horrors NY
1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge, NY 11788
516-710-1845
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st

A horror stage show, three haunted attractions, and dozens of actors combine at Chamber of Horrors NY for a ghoulishly-good Halloween time. Gather as many friends as you can, though, for you'll need all the support you can get to make it through with your soul intact!

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.

Adventureland's Pumpkin Park
2245 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-694-6868
Saturday, October 20th, and Sunday, October 21st, 11 AM - 5 PM

Dress up as your favorite character and head over to Adventureland for a weekend of Halloween fun including safe trick-or-treating. Nonperishable food will be collected for The Helping Hands Foundation, all of which will be distributed to Long Island families.

Storybook Trick-or-Treat at Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday, October 27th, 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Even the littlest ghouls are invited to Farmingdale Public Library for a morning of Halloween-themed fun and sweet treats.

Bellport's Halloween Parade
Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11715
631-438-1713
Saturday, October 27th at 11:30 AM

Sponsored by the Bellport Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Bellport, and the Bellport Fire Department, Bellport's Halloween Parade & Trick-or-Treating Event will allow kids to safely trick-or-treat at stores throughout the business district.

Child Safe Halloween Party at the American Airpower Museum
1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-293-6398
Sunday, October 28th, 10 AM - 5 PM

The American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale will be opening its doors for a day of Halloween fun, including crafting activities and a trick-or-treat event in the hangar.

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

Children will be able to get into the Halloween spirit with a variety of stories and games, as well as being able to trick-or-treat inside the library.

Halloween Trick or Treat Event at Tanger Outlets Deer Park
102 Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
Wednesday, October 31st, 3 PM - 8 PM

Dress up in your favorite costume and prepare to trick-or-treat at participating stores throughout Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.

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 Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11590
516-252-3392
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, October 6th through October 29th (Select Thursdays as well)

5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins that are created each week for visitors to enjoy ensures that there is always a fantastic new experience to enjoy at RISE. The walk-through event features everything from multi-pumpkin structures to beloved characters carved into gigantic pumpkins.

Brightwaters Farms Fall Harvest
1624 Manatuck Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-5411
Daily, October 6th through October 28th

Perfect for picking some pumpkin picking, acquiring unique Halloween decorations, and snacking on seasonal favorites, Brightwaters Farms' Fall Harvest has something for every member of the family.

Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2272
Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th through October 28th, 9:30 Am - 5 PM

Pumpkin picking, delicious treats, pig races, live music, pony rides, and a kiddie train are only scratching the surface of the family fun that is available at Fink's Country Farm during their annual month-long family festival.

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Daily, October 6th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 5 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM)

Elwood Pumpkin Farm allows Long Islanders to pick pumpkins straight from the vine in their vast fields, creating an authentic experience that results in the freshest pumpkins possible.

Glover Farms U-Pick Pumpkins & Corn Maze
633 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Daily, October 6th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 2 PM - 6 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM)

An absolutely massive corn maze and thousands of pumpkins ensures that there are plenty of fall memories to be savored at Glover Farms in Brookhaven this month.

Hank's Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill, NY 11976
631-726-4667
Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th through October 28th, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

From the seven-acre corn maze to the thousands of pumpkins waiting to be picked, a day of fall fun for the entire family awaits at Hank's in Watermill.

Fall Family Fun at Woodside Nursery & Garden Center
134 East Woodside Avenue, North Patchogue, NY 11772
631-758-1491
Daily, October 6th through October 31st, 9 AM - 6 PM

Five acres of pumpkin picking and other great family activities are offered throughout the month of October at Woodside Nursery & Garden Center. There is also a haunted tunnel and spooky trail for those that are extra brave.

Baiting Holloween at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
631-727-1614
Saturday, October 20th, 10 AM - 4 PM

A day of fall entertainment awaits families at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Hay rides, pumpkin picking, inflatable rides, and plenty more fun is to be expected.

2nd Annual Islip Fall Festival
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 27th, 11 AM - 5 PM

A packed day of family activities in Islip is what the Islip Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Fall Festival is all about. In addition to contests, shopping, and a costume parade, there will be a pumpkin patch and decorating activities.

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!

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Daily, October 6th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 5 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM)

In additions to acres of pumpkins that can be picked right from the vine, Elwood Pumpkin Farm has a corn maze and hay rides for the little ones.

Glover Farms U-Pick Pumpkins & Corn Maze
633 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Daily, October 6th through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 2 PM - 6 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM)

Prepare to get lost in the sprawling corn maze that Glover Farms in Brookhaven has to offer.

Fink's Country Farm Fall Festival
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
631-886-2272
Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th through October 28th, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

A five-acre corn maze and hayrides are only scratching the surface of the family fun that is available at Fink's Country Farm during their annual month-long family festival.

Hank's Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill, NY 11976
631-726-4667
Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th through October 28th, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

From the seven-acre corn maze to the thousands of pumpkins waiting to be picked, a day of fall fun for the entire family awaits at Hank's in Watermill.

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!

Monster Mash at Hoyt Farm
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-7804
Saturday, October 20th, and Sunday, October 21st, 12 PM - 4 PM

Smithtown residents won't want to 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.

8th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-471-7241 x1329
Saturday, October 20th, 12 PM - 4 PM

Serving as a benefit for the Association for Mental Health & Wellness and Suffolk County United Veterans, this family-friendly festival is overflowing with delicious local food, seasonal activities, and a kids' Halloween costume contest.

Halloween in the Wild at West Islip Public Library
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
631-661-7080
Friday, October 26th, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children will learn all about how animals and insects wear "costumes" to disguise themselves and will be able to create their own fun craft.

Halloween Bat Craft at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010/11
Saturday, October 27th, 11 AM - 3 PM

Kids will be able to create a spooky bat at Garvies Point to help get into the Halloween spirit.

Halloween Family Fun Fest at Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-323-4444
Saturday, October 27th, 11 AM - 4 PM

Faun for the young and young at heart awaits outside the Madison Theatre during their annual Halloween Family Fun Fest. Pumpkin picking, costume contests, live entertainment, and tons more is in store.

Little Lucy’s 18th Annual Halloween Pet Parade at Agawam Park
Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-2352
Saturday, October 27th, 1 PM - 3:30 PM

The cutest pets on Long Island will be dressed up for Halloween during this beloved event at Agawam Park. All event proceeds will go to ARF of the Hamptons.

Spirit's Promise Halloween Party
2746 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
732-414-1738
Saturday, October 27th, 6 PM - 10 PM

Head to Spirit's Promise Horse Rescue on October 27th for a night of family-friendly line dancing, raffles, and Halloween costumes.

Raynham Hall Museum's Halloween Parade
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-6808
Saturday, October 27th at 7 PM

Led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc., children of all ages will be able to dress as their favorite characters and walk throughout Oyster Bay.

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!

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

 

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

 

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