Get Spooked In & Around Saratoga During Halloween Season
Looking to get scared or 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 looking for 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 October.
To celebrate the season, Ellms Family Farm is hosting a brand new Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru event at their property in Ballston Spa. This is a family-friendly experience that will bring visitors through a pumpkin wonderland filled with illuminated and handcarved jack-o'-lanterns. You'll see everything from unique single carvings to larger than life displays that will bring the spirit of Halloween to life. Tickets are available now, and you can add on fall treats to enjoy during your ride.
Double M Haunted Hayrides Presents the Dead End Road Drive-Thru Experience
Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa is transforming their typical hayrides into a Dead End Road Drive-Thru Experience for the 2020 Halloween season. This is a contactless event which allows for social distancing as you drive along the Dead End Road where the unknown creatures of the night await you. Get ready for laughs, thrills, and chills, all from the comfort of your car. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, and the Dead End Road will be open Thursday - Sunday nights in October 2020.
Field of Horrors
Field of Horrors in Troy offers a variety of horror attractions for the price of one, such as the Death Trap, Return of Mummy's Curse, Dr. Morbid's Haunted House, and Condemned Manor. This horror event is not recommended for children under 10. It will be open for a Sneak Peek Weekend on September 25-26, 2020, and then it will officially open on October 2-3.
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.
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 howescary.com.
The Hollowed Harvest
Located at the Altamont Fairgrounds, The Hollowed Harvest is a new family-friendly attraction featuring beautifully carved and arranged jack-o'-lanterns designed to amaze audiences of all ages. The event will be held from September 25 - November 1, 2020, and advance purchase of tickets is required at hollowedharvest.com.
NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm
Visit NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke and watch as your worst fears are brought to life! NIGHTMARES features haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, a haunted forest, and more scary attractions. In 2020, it will be open on October 3, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30. Tickets are $29.95pp.
Editor's Note (9/9/2020): 2020 Ghost Tour details have not been announced. Below, you can still read about the tours from 2019 for an idea of what to expect. Check back for more updates.
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 Wednesday, October 30, there will be Halloween Ghost Tours at the Canfield Casino starting at 6:00pm.
Editor's Note (9/9/2020): The Yaddo Gardens are closed through the end of 2020, and the ghost tours have been canceled.
Did you know the beautiful Yaddo Gardens are haunted? Experience the spirits that dwell in one of Saratoga's most prominent green spaces by embarking on a Yaddo Garden Ghost Tour.
Editor's Note (9/11/2020): The Great Escape will not be opening for the 2020 season. Stay tuned next year for details on the 2021 Fright Fest!
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.