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LongIsland.com's 2019 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!

HorseAbility's Haunted Hay Barn
SUNY Old Westbury, Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-6151
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 18th through October 27th, 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.


Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
Various Days, Saturday, October 12th through Saturday, November 2nd

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.


Hempstead House Haunt - Dreams & Nightmares
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-304-5076
Select Dates Between Friday, October 18th and Thursday, October 31st

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

Darkside Haunted House
5184 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-369-SCAR(E)
Select Dates, Friday, October 4th through Saturday, November 2nd

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?

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-62-GHOST
Select Dates, Friday October 4th through Sunday, November 3rd

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

North Patchogue Fire Department's House of Horrors
33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue, NY 11772
631-769-4752
Select Dates, Friday, October 4th through Saturday, November 2nd, 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...

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
2 Taylor Lane, St. James, NY 11780
631-862-2808
Fridays and Saturdays, October 11th though October 26th, 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 4th 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.

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-319-9662
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 11th through October 27th

Between The Shack, KLOWNKATRAZ in 3D, and The Dark Colony, 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
Select Dates, Friday, October 4th through Thursday, 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 19th, and Sunday, October 20th, 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.

Storybook Trick-or-Treat at Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday, October 26th, 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 26th, 12 PM - 1 PM

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 27th, 10:30 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.

Halloween Festival at Stony Brook Village Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-689-5888
Thursday, October 31st, 2 PM - 5 PM

Children will be able to safely trick-or-treat at shops in Stony Brook Village, take part in games, and enjoy the Monster Merlin Parade.

Halloween Trick or Treat Event at Tanger Outlets Deer Park
102 Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
Thursday, 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 4th through October 28th (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
Wednesdays through Sundays, October 2nd through October 27th

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 5th through October 27th, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Pumpkin picking, delicious treats, pig races, live music, pony rides, and a combine slide 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 1st 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 1st 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 5th through October 27th, 9:30 AM - 5:45 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 1st 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 for those that are extra brave.

Baiting Holloween at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
1774 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
631-727-1614
Saturday, October 26th, 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.

Islip Country Fair
Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Sunday, November 3rd, 11 AM - 5 PM

A packed day of family activities in Islip is what the Islip Chamber of Commerce's Country Fair 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!

Glover Farms U-Pick Pumpkins & Corn Maze
633 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-7876
Daily, October 1st 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 5th through October 27th, 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 5th through October 27th, 9:30 AM - 5:45 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.

Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8626
Daily, October 1st through October 31st (Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 5 PM / Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM)

In addition to pick-you-own pumpkins, Elwood Pumpkin Farm has a hay ride and child corn maze for some additional autumn fun.


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!

Sweetbriar Nature Center's Halloween Spooktacular
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th, 7 PM - 10 PM

Sweetbriar Nature Center will help Long Islanders get into the Halloween spirit with two ghoulishly-good evenings of crafts, animal presentations, and scary stories.

Monster Mash at Hoyt Farm
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-7804
Saturday, October 19th, and Sunday, October 20th, 11 AM - 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.

Family Halloween Party & Pet Parade at Sands Point Preserve
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-571-7901
Sunday, October 20th, 2 PM - 4 PM

Enjoy the beauty of Sands Point Preserve while participating in a pet parade and enjoying a variety of holiday displays.

Halloween Family Fun Fest at Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-323-4444
Saturday, October 26th at 11 AM

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 19th Annual Halloween Pet Parade at Agawam Park
Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-2352
Saturday, October 26th, 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.

Raynham Hall Museum's Halloween Parade
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-6808
Saturday, October 26th

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.

1880's Halloween at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Saturday, October 26th, and Sunday, October 27th

Celebrate Halloween as Americans did in the 1880s with two full days of holiday entertainment at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

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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