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Get Spooked In & Around Saratoga During Halloween Season

Looking to get scared and have fun this Halloween season in the Saratoga area? We've rounded up the spookiest spots and events to check out that are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours

Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour around Saratoga with Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours and meet the spirits who have appeared in the area over the past several hundred years! If you're interested in a family-friendly spook, this is an excellent option - you will meet some spirits, but most are friendly and all have great stories to tell about Saratoga's history.

Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm

Visit Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke and watch as your worst fears are brought to life! This year, Nightmares will feature the Farmer's Haunted House, Field of Screams, Underground Tunnel, 3D McCobb Manor, and the Forest of Fear. Experience all these haunted attractions for the price of one this Halloween season.

Schuyler Farms

Schuyler Farms in Schuylerville features a haunted corn maze every Friday and Saturday night in October. Check out the "sTALK of the town" and be prepared for a scary good time. They are also open for a traditional corn maze experience during the day.

Fright Fest at The Great Escape

Explore The Great Escape this fall and you can enjoy the rides and usual fun during the day, but beware of the ghoulish souls who wander the grounds at night! Once dark comes at Fright Fest, you can expect to see zombies, ghosts, mummies, mutant rats, and other terrifying characters whose sole mission is to scare you.

Yaddo Gardens

gate leading into gardens during a foggy evening

Visit Yaddo Gardens in the evening and learn about past ghost sightings during an upcoming Ghost Tour. These drop-in ghost tours will be held on Fridays and Sundays from September 16 - October 14, 2022 (excluding September 30, October 2, and October 7). The cost is $10 per person (cash or check), and visitors should meet at the parking lot entrance at 4:00pm.

Ghosts of Saratoga Trolley Tours

exterior of the canfield casino at night

Discover the paranormal side of the Spa City at one of this year's Ghosts of Saratoga Trolley Tours, hosted by the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs History Museum/Canfield Casino. This unique 90-minute trolley tour will bring guests to numerous ghostly locations in Saratoga, including the second floor of the famous Canfield Casino. Learn about local paranormal stories from historian Charlie Kuenzel and experience a fun-filled evening of eerie entertainment.

Advanced reservations are required, and the tours will be held on October 19, October 20, and October 25, 2022.

Double H Haunted Hayrides

giant skull above entrance to a haunted hayride

Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa is back for another season of haunted hayride adventures. Join them for a spooky ride through dark woods that are rumored to be filled with spirits and creatures of unimaginable beings. Then, head out on foot to a number of haunted attractions, including The Last Inn, Brutality, and Blood Moon Farm. Tickets are available online for opening night on September 24, 2022, and select dates from late September through October.

Field of Horrors

a creepy clown beckoning you at the entrance

Field of Horrors in Troy offers a variety of horror attractions for the price of one, such as The Crypt, Return of Mummy's Curse, Dr. Morbid's Haunted House, and Condemned Manor. This horror event is not recommended for children under 10.

Hollowed Harvest

colorful jack o lanterns in an arch shape

Located at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Hollowed Harvest is a family-friendly attraction featuring beautifully carved and arranged jack-o'-lanterns designed to amaze audiences of all ages. Now in its third year, Hollowed Harvest will be held on select dates from September 23 - October 30, 2022. See the full schedule on their website and buy your tickets.

VIP Ghost Tours at the Canfield Casino

black and white photo of the canfield casino

The historic Canfield Casino in Congress Park is more than just a venue for weddings and special events. It's reportedly home to ghosts of the many men and women who partied and gambled the night away over 100 years ago. On Friday, October 28, 2022, the Saratoga Springs History Museum will host VIP Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino. Sign up and explore one of Saratoga's spookiest buildings.

Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru

jack o lanterns in the shape of a dragon

Editor's Note (9/19/22): Ellms Family Farm will not be hosting the Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru in 2022. However, you can read about what the event was like below. Check back for 2023 info!

Ellms Family Farm's Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru is a family-friendly experience that will take visitors through a pumpkin wonderland filled with illuminated and hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns. You'll see everything from unique single carvings to larger than life displays from the comfort of your vehicle.

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