2019 Staten Island Fall Festivals, Halloween Events & Haunted House Displays

Fuzzy sweaters, brightly colored leaves, hot apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything… Isn’t fall wonderful? Check out a list of haunted (and not-so-haunted) happenings this season.

Please be sure to call ahead to confirm days, times and locations of each event. All events are subject to change without notice. Some events require ticket purchases or preregistration. If you have an event you would like us to include, please email [email protected]


Featured Staten Island Fall and Halloween Fun Things to Do

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Saturday, October 5 – Saturday, October 26 • 12-5pm
Historic Richmond Town • 435 Richmond Hill Road
Pick a pumpkin to take home, enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, hay maze, arts and crafts, pumpkin-chucking, fire pit and s’mores, scarecrow photo ops, beer and hard cider, and all of your favorite autumnal activities.

Greenside Up Garden Center
Every day in October • Monday – Thursday 12pm-6pm; Friday 10am-7pm • Sunday 10am-6pm
Green Side Up Nursery • 2777 Arthur Kill Rd.
Visit the Halloween Decoration & Gift Shop, plus corn maze, pumpkin painting, inflatables, baked goods and concession.

Faboolous Halloween Brunch
Sunday, October 20 • 10am & 1pm
Harvest Cafe • 694 New Dorp Lane
Brunch buffet, pumpkin-painting and crafts.

Mount Loretto Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 • 12pm
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Boulevard
Enjoy food, rides, games, contests, live DJ, scarecrow-making, beer and sangria gardens, plus the island’s biggest pumpkin patch. Admission to the event is free and parking is $5.

Empire Outlets Trick or Treat Parade & Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 26 • 12-3pm
Empire Outlets • 55 Richmond Terrace
Trick or treaters of all ages are invited out to this free community-wide event. The first 200 kids get a free trick or treat bag for treats. Join the parade for candy and goodies from the shops. The parade lines up at 12:30pm.  Enjoy music, food, entertainment, crafts and giveaways.

Kiddie Wonderland Halloween Party
Friday, October 25 • 5:30-7:30
298 Naughton Avenue
Halloween is coming to Kiddie Wonderland! Put on your best, scariest and funniest costumes and come join the costume party, dance party, pumpkin decorating, pizza and juice for the kids, and much more! Call 718-701-0439 or [email protected] to register.

A Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration
Sunday, October 27 • 12-4pm
St. John’s University Great Lawn • 300 Howard Ave.
A sensory-friendly event featuring rides, food trucks, pumpkin patch, crafts, hayrides and trick or treating.

New Jersey & New York Halloween & Fall Featured Fun Things to Do

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
Open until November 3
505 Ridge Road, South Brunswick, NJ 08852
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Hayrides, apple and pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, interactive corn maze, corn cannons and more!

Delicious Orchards Pumpkin Fest
Monday, October 14 • 11am-4pm
Rt. 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ
Pumpkin decorating, antique tractors, games, live music, food samples, fresh-pressed cider, apple cider donuts, homemade pies.

Fall at Storybook Land
October 3-24
Trick or Treat Weekend – October 25-27 • 11am-5pm
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Featuring non-scary attractions for kids of all ages, hayrides, hay maze, pumpkin decorating, plus rides and attractions. October 25-27 wear costumes and trick or treat at over 25 stations.

iPlay America’s Halloween Happenings
September 30-October 31
110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Trick or treat trail on Sundays 12-4pm, photo opportunities, spooktacular decor, live entertainment every weekend in October, fun activities and more.

Prospect Hill Orchards
Until October 20
Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival – October 19 & 20 • 10am-4pm
73 Clarks Lane, Milton NY 12547
Enjoy a hayride, discover how a cider press works, decorate scarecrows, pumpkin paper craft, and pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Show the ad on page 16 of the October issue for a FREE pumpkin!

Liberty Hall Museum Annual Pumpkin Patch Day
Saturday, October 26 10am-5pm
Kean University, 1003 Morris Avenue, NJ
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Patch Day – a fall tradition for so many families! Enjoy a day filled with pumpkin picking, hayrides, pumpkin carving, painting, crafts and more!


Ghost Tour: Tale of the Matron
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 6pm
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 • 6pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center • 1000 Richmond Terrace
The Tale of the Matron is a historic walking tour and recount of events that took place at Snug Harbor in 1863. You’ll enter three buildings that are typically closed to the public: the Matron’s House, the Butcher’s Cottage, and the former Surgeon’s House (now known as the Governors House). Each space has its own unique connection with history, life and the afterlife.

Terror on Lisa Lane
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October • 6:30-9:30pm
9 Lisa Lane
Fully interactive walk-through haunted house.

The Halloween God Haunted House
Dates and Times TBD
18 Zoe Street
Fully interactive walk-through haunted house.

Halloween Family Night
Friday, October 18 • 6:30-8:30pm
Staten Island Broadway YMCA • 651 Broadway
It’s free for members and $5 per non-members. Join \for pizza, a magic show, candy and more…rain, cold or shine!

Clay Pit Ponds Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 19 • 11am-3pm
Clay Pit Ponds • 2351 Veterans Rd W
718-605-3970 ext. 201
Celebrate autumn and local produce at the sixth annual Harvest Festival! Activities include pumpkin carving and painting, scarecrow building, apple bobbing, face painting, live music, educational activities, crafts, games, and more! Free entry. Cash-only fees apply to some activities. Bring your own clothes to use for scarecrow building.

S.I. Zoo Spooktacular
Saturday, October 19 • 5- 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 20 • 5- 8:30 pm
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
Staten Island’s premier Halloween tradition for families! Must register in advance – tickets will sell out quickly.

Egger’s Halloween Workshoppe
Sunday, October 20 • 12-1:30pm
Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor • 1194 Forest Ave
Join Egger’s Ice Cream for our annual Halloween Workshoppe, filled with old fashioned games, kid’s craft, story time and all around family fun!
Tickets are $15 each and need to be purchased for each child attending the event. Parents are welcome to order ice cream or buy candy but do not need tickets to attend with their child. Tickets must be purchased in advance by registering on our website www.eggersicecream.com as space is limited! Appropriate for ages 2 – 12 years old!

Halloween Fun Kids Event
Sunday, October 20 • 12-6pm
National Lighthouse Museum • 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
facebook.com/createdforyouartistsmktPumpkin picking, face painting, photo ops, raffles, prizes, DIYs, music and more.

South Beach Library Children’s Halloween Party
Monday, October 21 • 3:30-4:30
South Beach Library • 21-25 Robin Rd.
Join in a Halloween Party with fun activities, a craft, and trick-or-treating in the library. Be sure to wear your costumes.

South Beach Library Toddler’s Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 22 • 11:15-12:15pm
South Beach Library • 21-25 Robin Rd.
Parents, caregivers, and toddlers, join the Halloween Party! Fun activities, a craft, and trick-or-treating in the library. Be sure to wear your costumes.

Tottenville Library Halloween Magic Show
Wednesday, October 23 • 4pm
Tottenville Library • 7430 Amboy Rd.
718 984-0945
Join us for a Halloween Magic Show by special guests Pete & Chris! First come will be first served; space is limited. Sign in at the desk when you arrive for the magic show.

Halloweekend at Snug Harbor
Thursday, October 24 • 7:30-9:30pm
Friday, October 25 • 10:30am-8:30pm
Saturday, October 26 • 10am-7:15pm
Sunday, October 27 • 10am-1pm
1000 Richmond Terrace
Four days of bewitching fun, all on one campus! Bring your boos and ghouls to Halloweekend at Snug Harbor on October 24-27 to enjoy scary (and not-so-scary) movies, crafts, haunted history, and more. Activities range from kid-friendly to 21+. Costumes are encouraged for all!

Halloween in Richmond Town
Saturday, October 26 • 3-7pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
Trick-or-treat at New York City’s most complete historic village. Bob for apples, jump in the hay, and make an historic craft to add to your bag of fall goodies! Costumed interpreters and crisp fall air, all set against the backdrop of Historic Richmond Town’s main village site.

Wicked Westerleigh Gathering
Saturday, October 26 • 11am-2pm
Westerleigh Park • 168 Willard Ave.
[email protected]
Costumes, candy, music, games, activities, crafts, costume parade and contest and more. Bring old clothes and make your own scarecrow to take home.

Haunted Maze Extravaganza
Saturday, October 26 • 6-9:30pm
Holy Rosary • 85 Jerome Avenue
Outdoor Haunted Maze and fun for the whole family. Hundreds of feet of scary twists and turns guaranteed to scare you this Halloween Season! Join us for the first Annual Haunted Maze Fundraiser at Holy Rosary School with fun photos, refreshments a good time for the whole family.

Halloween Arts & Crafts
Saturday, October 26 • 6:30pm
Miller Field Ranger Station, New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Ave.
Join the annual Halloween arts and crafts night. All ages are welcome. Materials will be provided.

Ocean Breeze Halloween Fall Festival
Sunday, October 27 • 11am-3pm
Ocean Breeze Park & Athletic Complex • 625 Father Capodanno Blvd.
Live music, arts & crafts, contests and games, pumpkin patch, and much more!

A Not So Scary Halloween Celebration
Sunday, October 27 • 12-4pm
St. John’s University Great Lawn • 300 Howard Ave.
A sensory-friendly event featuring rides, food trucks, pumpkin patch, crafts, hayrides and trick or treating.

Halloween All Day
Saturday, October 26 • 11am-5pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Wear your costume and join in Halloween-themed activities throughout the day.

Haunted History Hike
Sunday, October 26 • 2-4pm
Clay Pit Ponds • 2351 Veterans Rd W
718-605-3970 ext. 201
Meet ghosts of Clay Pit’s Past in this interpretive history hike. For ages 10+.

Family Halloween at the Tibetan Museum
Saturday October 26 • 1-4pm
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art • 338 Lighthouse Avenue
tibetanmuseum.orgEnjoy the decorated garden. Children are invited to make their own Tibetan Masks and jewelry. Costumes optional.

Diwali Celebration
Sunday, October 27 • 11am-5pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Celebrate the Hindi festival of lights with a special event.

Toddler-Preschool Halloween Bash Huguenot Park Library
Monday, October 28 • 10:30-11:30am
Huguenot Park Library • 830 Huguenot Ave.
Have your children dress up in their costumes for extra festive fun! Ages 2-5.

Kid’s Family Feud: Halloween Edition
Tuesday, October 29 • 4-5pm
Mariners Harbor Library • 206 South Avenue
212 621-0690
Put your knowledge to the test with a round of family feud with friends. The questions will be about all things Halloween. Small prizes to be won. For ages 8-12. Registration required.

Dongan Hills Library Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 30 • 4-6pm
Dongan Library • 1617 Richmond Rd.
Put on your costume and join the party at the library.

Mariners Harbor Library Halloween Costume Party
Wednesday, October 30 • 4-5:15pm
Mariners Harbor Library • 206 South Avenue
212 621-0690
Kids and teens are invited to the library for our Halloween Bash! Come dressed up, play games, win prizes, and trick-or-treat before you go.

Mariners Harbor Library Halloween Costume Party
Thursday, October 31 • 11-6:30pm
Mariners Harbor Library • 206 South Avenue
212 621-0690
Join us for our all day Halloween Parade and see who has the best dressed up costume!
Of course, you can also come by for trick or treats.

Pat Salmon Local Staten Island Historian and Spooky Tales
Wednesday, October 30 • 7pm
Barnes & Noble • 2655 Richmond Avenue
Pat Salmon, the author of STATEN ISLAND SLAYING and MURDER & MAYHEM on STATEN ISLAND will be having a discussion on local lore. Please join us and Spooky Staten Island to learn more about the boro of Staten Island

Matty Palooza Fall Festival
Saturday, November 2 • 12pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace
A festival for all ages with live music, comedy, biuncy houses, rides, raffles, food, games and more. All proceeds benefit a great cause. Call 718-887-5854.

Annual Cranberry Festival
Friday, November 7 • 4-9pm
Saturday, November 8 • 8am-3pm
Bethel United Methodist Church • 7033 Amboy Rd.
Bethel UM Church, Tottenville, will salute that wonderful fall fruit, the cranberry, at its annual Cranberry Festival. The men and women of the church are preparing numerous favorite recipes that are in one way or another inspired by this tasty little berry. Their famous turkey dinner will be held on Friday evening (call 718-356-8485 to make reservations) and cranberry pancake breakfast will be Saturday morning. Outdoor flea market featuring craft vendors, live music, and cranberries galore!


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Pumpkin Patch for Patients
Sunday, October 6 •  9am-4pm
Oakwood Heights Community Church • 345 Guyon Ave.
A family friendly day with pumpkins for purchase as well as hay bales, mums, snacks, coffee, cider, and more! Free games and pumpkin decorating for kids. Proceeds to benefit Jaime’s LILAC Foundation.

Tunnel to Towers Bravest BBQ
Saturday, October 12 • 2-5pm
Hillside Swim Club
151 Signs Rd.
Face painting, Chinese auctions, rides, games, pumpkin giveaways, fire trucks, rock wall and more.

Conference House Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 6 • 12-4pm
Conference House Park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
Music, refreshments, face painting, seasonal activities, games and costume parade.

Forest Avenue BID 1st Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 6 • 2-5pm
Forest Avenue from Oakwood Avenue to Bard Avenue
Join the Forest Avenue BID for a harvest festival that closing off streets for everyone to play, walk and dine. All children’s activities are free. Each establishment will have its own enclosed seating located in the festival area.

SI Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 12 • 12-7pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
The Rotary Clubs of Staten Island and Rolling Thunder are organizing the Staten Island Oktoberfest, hosted by Historic Richmond Town. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy: food, carnival games, entertainment, rides, bouncy house, live music, a DJ and more. All Proceeds will go to helping Veterans in need.

Halloween Craft for Kids at Tottenville Library
Wednesday, October 16 • 4pm
Tottenville Library • 7430 Amboy Rd.
718 984-0945
nypl.orgJoin in a fun & easy holiday craft! This month: create your own Spooky Halloween House! For ages 3 & up. Space is limited; first come will be first served. Sign in at the desk when you arrive for the program.

Greenbelt Annual Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 5 • 12-4 pm
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
Meet the horses from NYC Parks Equine unit, learn all about the benefits of planting native plant species in your garden from the Staten Island Native Plant Society, and many more family-friendly activities and opportunities. Music with Patrick will perform near the pumpkin patch at 2pm.

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