Get Spooked In & Around Saratoga During Halloween Season
Featuring acres of fun activities, Ellms Family Farm is a fall destination. Located a short drive from Saratoga in Ballston Spa, Ellms offers dozens of things to do, including corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, ziplines, pedal carts, a jump pad, and more! Learn More »
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.
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. Tours are held every Friday and Saturday from May through around mid-November.
To celebrate fall, Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa is bringing back their Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru for a second year! This 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. Tickets are available now, and you can add on fall treats to enjoy during your ride.
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 five haunted attractions for the price of one this Halloween season.
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.
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.
Double H Haunted Hayrides
After hosting a unique drive-thru experience in 2020, 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 Jingle Hell. Tickets are available online for opening weekend in September and select days in October.
Field of Horrors
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.
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. After a successful inaugural event in 2020, Hollowed Harvest is back and will be held on Thursdays - Sundays from September 24 - Halloween 2021 (with additional dates added the week of Halloween).
VIP Ghost Tours at 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 October 23, October 30, and October 31, 2021, the Saratoga Springs History Museum will host VIP Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino. Sign up and explore one of Saratoga's spookiest buildings.
Howe Caverns: The Underworld
Join the Keepers of the Cave at Howe Caverns this Halloween season for an immersive haunted tour. Howe Caverns: The Underworld will take guests down to a world full of creatures you were never meant to see. Tickets are being sold in advance at https://howecaverns.com/howe-scary/.