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A Guide to Halloween Mischief Featured

Ballston Spa Witch Walk
Double, double, toil and trouble! It’s time to bust out your broom sticks and magic wands! The annual Witch Walk is making its way to the streets of Ballston Spa, beginning at Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, on Friday, October 25, 5 p.m. For details visit www.eventbrite.com/e/ballston-spa-witch-walk-2019-tickets-72082339217

Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm
SIX Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. Featuring:  Two Haunted Houses, a Haunted Corn Maze, Wooden Stockade Fence Maze, The Underworld Tunnel, a Trail through the Haunted Forest. Also included is the Psychic Sideshow and a Haunted Trolley Ride! Open October 25 and 26. Screams start at 7 p.m. Last admission sold at 10 p.m. For more information call 518-664-1515 or visit libertyridgefarmny.com/nightmares.  The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke. 

The John Vincek Memorial & OAS Haunted Hayride
Join Operation Adopt A Soldier for its 18th annual Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park in Wilton. October 25 and 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. A family friendly feature will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. The event offers fun for all ages with games, food, face painting and a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $8 for "Little Screamers" and $15 per person! You're in for a scare if you join us for our Haunted Hayride after dark! For more information call Cliff at 518-260-9922, Lynette at 518-222-1091, email or Facebook message. Those interested in being actors at our attraction can call Sherry at 518-522-2472.

Saratoga Springs DBA 18th Annual Fall Festival
The festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a family-friendly fall tradition that provides free entertainment and activities including magic shows, trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, games and prizes, pumpkin rolling races, costumes, face painting, live music and more! The day ends with a colorful Kids' Costume Parade down the sidewalks of Broadway and ends with free Carousel rides in Congress park. For more information, visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com 

Family Halloween Party
In this fun and family-friendly event, tricks and treats await you at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St., on October 26 from Noon – 2 p.m.  Wear your best costume and come prepared for scary fun! Bring your carved, painted, or decorated pumpkin for our pumpkin contest! The Witch's Den will be back with new and spooky additions! There will be crafts, games, snacks and a pinata. Free admission.

Boo2You Halloween Festival
The Glens Falls Collaborative announces its annual Boo2You Halloween festival to take place Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Rain date is October 27. Children, and their grown-ups, are encouraged to attend in costume to trick or treat and enjoy the festivities. Activities along Glen Street, and in City Park, from 2 to 4 p.m., include trick-or-treating at downtown storefronts and along “candy lane” with guest businesses and organizations, meet and greet with costumed characters, spooky dance performances by local dance schools, and a 'Fun Zone' including pony rides, petting zoo and games. Visit Candy Row on Ridge St., and a Harry Potter themed Hogwarts School to tour at St. Mary’s – St. Alphonsus School at 10 – 12 Church St., Glens Falls. Boo2You is presented by the Glens Falls Collaborative and sponsored by the Glens Falls BID and the City of Glens Falls and Glens Falls Printing. For more information, visit www.glensfallscollaborative.com.

Halloween Dance Party 
On Saturday, October 26 at 6 p.m. Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St., Cambride, is hosting a Halloween Dance Party - with a live DJ, fun games, snacks, drinks and beer and wine for an extra fee. Only $10 for Adults/$5 Students. Come dress up and dance. It’s going to be a rocking great Halloween Party! Sponsored by Brown’s Brewing Company and in Partnership with the Cambridge Youth Commission.

Haunted Halloween Walk 
Take a haunted walk through the day use area at Moreau Lake State Park, on Saturday, October 26. Tours starting at 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and activities will be available.  Fee of $5 per car.  Advance registration is required by calling the park office at 518-793-0511.Please bring a flashlight!Suggested for children 12 and under. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring the event. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs and patron services here at the park.

The Witches’ Ball
The Zonta Clubs of Schenectady and Montgomery/Fulton are hosting The Witches’ Ball: A Night Out for Charity on Saturday, October 26, at the WatersEdge Lighthouse, 2 Freemans Bridge Road, Schenectady.  Event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Music, dancing, costumes, prizes, raffles. Costumes are optional and attendees must be at least 18 years of age.  Sponsorship levels are available by going to zontaofsch19.wufoo.com/forms/witches-ball-sponsorship.  Tickets $65/per person or $120/couple.  Tickets may be reserved in advance at zontaofsch19.wufoo.com/forms/witches-ball/. Proceeds will benefit the Mooncatcher’s Project and other charitable initiatives of Zonta. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s 1st Annual Trunk or Treat
Parade, fun, giveaways and lots of candy. Hosted by the City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Department and Saratoga Springs Friends of Rec on Sunday, October 27 at the Saratoga Recreation Center Parking Lot, 15 Vanderbilt Ave., Saratoga Springs from 5 – 6 p.m. Parade starts at 4:45 p.m. Cars must be parked by 4 p.m. No rain date.

Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens 
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 27. Docent-led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent-led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or Yaddo.org for more information.

Halloween Concert
On Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Ballston Spa Community Band (Students, staff, alumni and community members) will be in costume and on stage at Wood Road Elementary School Cafetorium. Trick or treat at conclusion of concert. Costumes optional.

Halloween Ghost Tours at Canfield Casino
The Canfield Casino, located at 1 E Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, will host Halloween Ghost Tours on Wednesday, October 30, starting at 6 p.m. Tours groups begin every 15 minutes. The last group steps off at 8 p.m. Each tour is one hour and limited to 15 people. In 2010 the paranormal investigators from the television show Ghost Hunters and their crew, TAPS investigated the building and drew their own conclusions to whom or what walks the halls. Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-17 $8, Under 6 free. Paid reservations required; 518-584-6920, ext. 102 to reserve your tour.

Schuyler Farms Haunted Corn Maze
Are you wondering what comes out at night in the corn maze? Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October to find out! You will never experience anything quite like the Field of Screams! Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. As you navigate your way thru the corn maze, with just a flashlight to light your way, anticipation and fear will build inside of you. There are demons and ghouls around every bend...masked men with chainsaws following behind you...haunted buildings within the maze to pass thru...and many more surprises that will make you laugh and cry.  The Haunted Maze is a unique experience that will have you coming back year after year. Haunting is from dusk to 10 p.m.  Last ticket sold at 9:15 p.m., no exceptions. Cost is $15 per victim. For more information call 518-695-5308 or visit www.schuylerfarms.com. 

Field of Terrors
Field of Horrors, located at 100 Farrell Rd., Troy, offers several different attractions for the price of one! New this year: Condemned Manor, Return of the Mummy's Curse, Trail of Terror Hayride, Death Trap, and Insanity. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October and October 31, November 1.  Not recommended for children under 10. Strobe lights are in use throughout the premises. All fog machine liquid is water based. This is not a handicap accessible facility. General admission is $28. See more information and frequently asked questions at fieldofhorrors.com.

Double M Haunted Hayrides
Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this year. Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon, winding through the dark woods that are rumored to be filled with spirits and creatures of unimaginable beings. At the conclusion of the hayride, your journey will continue on foot into Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up is The Last Inn, a residence that is known for a disappearing guest or two and a vicious staff. From here you will enter the not-so-merry and bright realm of Jingle Hell. Your final destination is Maximum Outage, a total darkness experience where you must rely on all of your senses to navigate and survive. The fun continues in our midway area with The Grand Apocalypse Variety Show and Killshot Zombie Laser Tag. Not recommended for children under 12-years-old. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 1. For reservations call 518-884-9122 or order your tickets online at doublemhauntedhayrides.com.

Zombie Zipline
This tour is not for the faint of heart. Your nightmare begins with a corpse-guided tour along a serial killer infested forest to then be hauled into the trees among complete, utter horror. Once in the trees you will be launched in complete darkness...alone, afraid, and vulnerable...along a screaming steel cable hundreds of feet long at Mountain Ridge Adventure's awesome Zip Line Park, located at 300 Weatherwax Rd. in Schenectady. The terror occurs every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October from 7 - 10 p.m. Zombie Zip Line is intended for mature audiences only. Ages 14 and above will be strictly adhered. This is not your Disney horror show. This is the real deal. Tickets are limited - book today. www.mountainridgeadventure.com.

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