Spooky Spots & Scary Attractions in the Capital Region
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 »
If you're looking to have a spooky good time during Halloween season in the Capital Region, then check out these attractions and events! From Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke to the Field of Horrors in Troy, there are many places where you can get into the Halloween spirit.
Your worst fears will come to life in the haunted attractions at Liberty Ridge Farm's Nightmares in Schaghticoke. Explore haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, an underworld tunnel, a trail through a haunted forest, and more!
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, 2021, and run through October. 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.
Fright Fest at The Great Escape in Queensbury will be held on select days from October 2-31, 2021. You can expect a slew of horrors from haunted attractions to rides and shows. Even if you're not attending a particular event, terror and spooky characters lurk around every corner of the park during Fright Fest.
Field of Horrors
Field of Horrors in Troy offers multiple terrifying attractions for the price of one: discover ancient spooky history with Return of Mummy's Curse, make your way through The Crypt's dark and cursed tomb, feel confused and disoriented with Insanity, escape the Condemned Manor, and check out Dr. Morbid's Haunted House.
Double M Haunted Hayrides
After hosting a drive-thru experience last year, Double M Haunted Hayrides is back for the 2021 fall season. This popular Ballston Spa attraction has been creating fear for over 30 years in Upstate New York.
Your journey will begin with a ride through the dark woods on a tractor-drawn wagon, and at the end of the hayride, you will experience a variety of attractions like Brutality, The Last Inn, Jingle Hell, and Slaughter Swamp. If you're ready for a few more screams and laughs, be sure to check out the midway Feartainment too!
After a successful inaugural season, Hollowed Harvest is returning to the Altamont Fairgrounds on Thursdays - Sundays from September 24 - Halloween 2021. This family-friendly event will feature over 7,000 stunning jack-o'-lanterns creating larger-than-life displays and cool landscapes. Tickets must be purchased in advance on the Hollowed Harvest website: hollowedharvest.com/altamontfair
Howe Caverns: The Underworld
Head to Howe Caverns and prepare to enter The Underworld. This annual Halloween attraction begins on October 2, 2021, and it's a fully immersive cave haunt featuring an underground boat ride. Tickets are limited and entrance is by reservation only. Get ready to join the Keepers of the Cave for a haunted tour this fall.
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.
Ghosts of Albany
Take the Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour and learn about the city's famous ghosts, haunted places, folklore, and more. The full list of upcoming tours can be viewed on their website's Booking Calendar.