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Spooky Spots & Scary Attractions in the Capital Region

If you're looking to have a spooky good time in the Capital Region throughout Halloween season, then check out these attractions and events happening this year.

Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru

a glowing dragon made of jack o lanterns

Hosted by Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, the Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru is an enchanting Halloween experience that will kick off on October 1, 2020, and run through early November. During this special event, you and your group can drive through a pumpkin wonderland filled with thousands of hand-carved and illuminated jack-o'-lantern displays. You'll see unique single pumpkin carvings and larger than life displays created by talented artists. Tickets are available now.

Field of Horrors

haunted graveyard with purple lighting

Field of Horrors in Troy has a variety of terrifying attractions for the price of one: discover ancient spooky history with Return of Mummy's Curse, make your way through deep catacombs in the Death Trap, feel confused and disoriented with Insanity, and check out the new Dr Morbid's Haunted House. The sneak peek weekend is September 25-26, 2020, and the official opening weekend is October 2-3, 2020.

Double M Haunted Hayrides Presents the Dead End Road Drive-Thru Experience

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In place of their traditional hayrides, Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa will present a new Dead End Road Drive-Thru Experience on Thursday - Sunday nights in October. This is a contactless haunted theatrical experience in which you remain in your car as you drive through a controlled environment where unknown creatures of the night await. Prepare for laughs, thrills, and chills this Halloween season.

The Hollowed Harvest

logo for the hollowed harvest

Don't miss the all new Hollowed Harvest at the Altamont Fairgrounds this Halloween season. Scheduled for September 25 - November 1, 2020, The Hollowed Harvest is a family-friendly jack-o'-lantern festival featuring beautifully carved and arranged lanterns designed to amaze audiences of all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance at for a specific date and time slot.

Howe Caverns: The Underworld

shadowy image of a cemetery and a haunted house

Head to Howe Caverns and prepare to enter The Underworld. This new Halloween attraction begins on September 25, 2020, and it's a fully immersive cave haunt featuring an underground boat ride. Tickets are being sold in advance for a set date and time, and they are limited to 500 guests per night. Learn more and get yours at!

NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm

a wall of bluish purple skulls

Your worst fears will come alive in the haunted attractions at Liberty Ridge Farm's NIGHTMARES in Schaghticoke. Experience haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, an underworld tunnel, a trail through a haunted forest, and more! NIGHTMARES will be open in 2020 on October 3, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30. Tickets are $29.95pp.

Corn Mazes

a cornfield with creepy clouds in the sky

The Albany area has a number of great corn mazes that are perfect for younger children and the whole family during the day. Some are open at night, which brings a new spook element for older visitors. Take a look at these corn mazes to find one that's most appealing to you.

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