Halloween is nearly here, and there are tons of ways you can celebrate the holiday this weekend. Find fun and festive parties, trunk or treat events, spooktacular attractions, and more in the Albany area.
BOO-Jolais, the Alliance For Positive Health’s annual fundraiser, is back and better than ever. Have a festive Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy as you enjoy delicious food samplings from regional vendors, complimentary wine tastings, a silent auction and live entertainment, and more. Funds raised from BOO-Jolais will benefit the Alliance for Positive Health’s local program services.
October 28 – 29
Are you ready for a good scare this Halloween weekend? Check out Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, which offers four haunted attractions for the price of one, including the Farmer’s Haunted House, the Field of Screams, Underground Tunnel, and Forest of Fear. Each attraction is scarier than the one before, and tickets are available online or at the gate.
October 28 – 30
Located at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Hollowed Harvest is a Halloween attraction that features over 7,000 jack-o’-lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-then-life-displays. This is the final week of the event, so be sure to get your tickets to see all the unique displays, the epic pumpkin tunnel, and more.
On Saturday evening, the City of Albany will host its first-ever Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K through Washington Park. This race is recommended for all ages, and it will feature a Halloween-inspired course. Learn more about the event and register now (day-of registration will be available for $35 for all if the event limit is not reached).
Have some fun on Saturday night at Lark Hall’s Halloween Party with Annie in the Water & The E-Block Band. The show starts at 9:00pm, and costumes are encouraged.
Dress in your favorite costume for City Church’s Trunk or Treat event on Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00pm. This event is open to all, and there will be tons of games, activities, and candy.
Visit the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany on Sunday for their Trunk or Treat event. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted if you’d like to support the Academy’s Youth Ministry Program.
Attention all comic book and superhero fans! The 2022 Albany Comic Con is happening this Sunday at the Polonaise (Polish Community Center). For the price of $10, you can have a fun time shopping for comics and collectibles, talking to the special guests, and meeting other fans. Kids under 12 are free with a paid adult.
Is your furry friend a fan of Halloween too? Bring your dog to Nine Pin Cider’s Yappy Hour on Sunday from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Dressing up is encouraged for both humans and dogs, and the winner of the Best Pup Costume will take home a bottle of Cranberry Cider. This event is a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Out of the Pits.