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]


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Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Saturday, October 5 – Saturday, October 26 • 12-5pm
Historic Richmond Town • 435 Richmond Hill Road
718-351-1611
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.
718-967-5039
Visit the Halloween Decoration & Gift Shop, plus corn maze, pumpkin painting, inflatables, baked goods and concession.

Greenbelt Annual Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 5 • 12-4 pm
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
718-351-3450
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.

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.

SI Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 12 • 12-7pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
718-280-1442
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 in Richmond Town
Saturday, October 26 • 3-7pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
718-280-1442
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.

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.

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.

Forest Avenue BID 1st Annual Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 6 • 2-5pm
Forest Avenue from Oakwood Avenue to Bard Avenue
718-816-4775
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.

Mount Loretto Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 • 12pm
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Boulevard
mountloretto.org
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.

Pumpkin Patch for Patients
Sunday, October 6 •  9am-4pm
Oakwood Heights Community Church • 345 Guyon Ave.
347-201-9845
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.

Ocean Breeze Halloween Fall Festival
Sunday, October 27 • 11am-3pm
Ocean Breeze Park & Athletic Complex • 625 Father Capodanno Blvd.
718-351-7923
Live music, arts & crafts, contests and games, pumpkin patch, and much more!

S.I. Zoo Spooktacular
Saturday, October 19 • 5- 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 20 • 5- 8:30 pm
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
718-815-0412
Staten Island’s premier Halloween tradition for families! Must register in advance – tickets will sell out quickly.

A Not So Scary Halloween Celebration
Sunday, October 27 • 12-4pm
St. John’s University Great Lawn • 300 Howard Ave.
graceofny.org
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
sichildrensmuseum.org
Wear your costume and join in Halloween-themed activities throughout the day.

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

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

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+.

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

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.

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