If you’re hoping to celebrate Halloween this weekend, the Adirondacks are definitely the place to be! While there are plenty of local Halloween festivities from which to choose, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best events you’ll want to make time for this weekend.
Friday, October 25 through Thursday, October 31
Head out to Ticonderoga, where they celebrate Halloween for a full week leading up to October 31. This weekend’s events include Halloween mini golf at Five Nations Golf, kids’ Halloween fun at the Ticonderoga Community Building, a pumpkin walk, and more. Trick-or-treating is scheduled for the day of Halloween itself.
Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27
Celebrate amazing films at the 19th annual Lake Placid Film Festival. Enjoy 5 days of feature films, special guest panels, meet & greets, parties, and an international short film competition. You can either purchase a full festival pass or tickets to individual films.
Saturday, October 26
On Saturday, North Creek will be full of Halloween festivities, including trick-or-treating, a haunted house, parties, a kids costume parade and contest, and live performers. The night concludes with an adults-only pumpkin carving contest and costume party with live music in River Front Park.
Friday, October 25 to Saturday, October 26
Attend The Wild Center’s first ever Haunted Forest in Tupper Lake. The haunted trail is appropriate for kids 12 and over, but there will also other activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, including face painting, crafts, refreshments, and opportunities to meet animals from The Wild Center. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, so be sure to drop off your jack o’ lantern submission on Thursday or Friday.
Saturday, October 26
If you haven’t taken one of Adirondack Ranch’s wagon rides yet, this is your last chance of the season! There will also be pumpkin picking, horses, farm tours, cider, and donuts.
Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
Visit Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting weekend of demonstrations, reenactments, and living history as costumed interpreters and tour guides illustrate the October 28, 1776 American defense of Fort Ticonderoga against the British.
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
Get your spooks on at the Halloween Haunted Maze in Dannemora. Friday night’s maze will be geared towards younger kids, while Saturday’s event will feature frights more suited to older kids and adults.
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Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2
Tickets are on sale now for the 29th annual Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. See some of the top regional and national professionals compete in a variety of events, then attend a fun Round-Up Party afterwards.