2018 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
Weekends in October & Columbus Day • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic Richmond Town • 41 Clarke Ave
Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm for new educational and animal exhibits, tractor rides, face painting, vendors, crafts, and surprises around every corner!

Pumpkin Patch Playland
Every day in October • Sun-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-7pm • Free
Green Side Up Nursery • 5050 Hylan Blvd.
Visit the Halloween Decoration & Gift Shop, plus corn maze, pumpkin painting, inflatables, baked goods and concession.

Halloween Costume Party
October 26 • 11am-1pm & 4-6pm
Tumbles of Staten Island • 27 Brienna Ct.
[email protected]
Arts and crafts, games, snacks and favors.

Halloween Harbor
October 27 • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm • $8 in advance; $10 at the door
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Performances, hauntings, tricks, and treats: experience it all at Halloween Harbor on October 27! We’ll have double the toil and trouble with activities all over campus from Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum. Buy tickets here at halloweenharbor18.bpt.me.

Pumpkin Patch Festival 
October 27 • 1-5pm
Hill Street Garden • 50 Hill Street
[email protected]
Come join gardeners and the community at Hill Street garden for a pumpkin patch festival this Halloween weekend! There will be pumpkin picking, crafts, a community mural exhibition, and other autumn harvest activities. Also featured is a workshop, “Using and Preserving Herbs” taught by Skye Suter at 3:00 p.m..

Halloween in Richmond Town
October 27 • 3:30pm • $10
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
Pumpkin picking at Decker Farm 10am-4pm. Event Starts in the village at 3:30pm. Trick-or-Treating (tickets required). Food Trucks, Corner House BBQ, Egger’s Ice Cream, Halloween Carnival Games, Face Painting, Spin Art, kids activities . 5pm HalloweenParade & Costume Contest, 5:30pm free magic show at the tavern terrace and 630-11:30pm Tavern Concert with free live music.

Kids Halloween Party
October 28 • 1-4pm • Kids $10, Adults $15, kids under 3 free
South Shore Bar & Grill • 225 Ellis Street
Face Painting, Prizes & Giveaways,Paint a Pumpkin, Dance & Sing with our DJ and Jump in the Bouncy Houses! Don’t forget to Wear your Best Costume Characters by Enchanted Princess.

Trick or Treat
October 28 • 12-3pm • Free
Victory Blvd. from Manor Road to Jewett Ave.
Brought to you by the Victory Boulevard Merchant’s Association. Business will be giving out treats for Halloween. Bring your costumes and your family to the Town Center (corner of Westcott Blvd.). There will be pumpkin decorating, free drinks, and goodies.

Harvest Festival
October 31 • 6-8:30pm • Free
Gateway Church • 200 Boscombe Avenue
Join us at our carnival themed festival–there will be lots of family-friendly games, an air/soft shooting gallery, plinko, fishing, nerf darts, face painting and more! Come wearing a costume and prepare to be filled with loads of treats!
 Please, no scary or immodest costumes.

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Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series
Saturdays until October 27 • 6-11pm • Free
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
718-351-1611 ex 266
The beloved summer concert series at Historic Richmond Town’s Tavern Terrace returns with a family-friendly fall lineup of live performances and autumnal activities. The backyard celebration that Staten Islanders have grown to love will transform with the change of season to a classic harvest barbecue. The addition of fire pits and apple cider are sure to put you in the fall spirit!

Terror on Lisa Lane
October 26 & October 27 • 6:30-9:30pm • Free
79 Lisa Lane
Fully interactive walk-through haunted house. Free hot dogs and drinks for families while supplies last.

Family Halloween at the Tibetan Museum
October 27 • 1-4pm • Free w/ admission
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art • 338 Lighthouse Avenue
Enjoy our decorated garden. Children are invited to make their own Tibetan Masks and jewelry. Costumes optional! Included with regular admission.

Kids on Campus
October 26 • 6-9pm
St. John’s University Campus Center • 300 Howard Avenue
[email protected]
Join with the students from the Society of St.Vincent dePaul for Trick-or-Treating, games, face-painting, and more!

Halloween Festivities
October 26 • 3:30 pm • Free
Great Kills Library • 56 Giffords Lane
Halloween-themed fun activities for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

“Haunted House” Walking Tour
October 26 & October 27 • 7-11pm • Free
Christ Lutheran Church • 121 Cleveland Avenue
Free (donations accepted) for adults & children. To benefit The GRACE Foundation of New York.

Cranberry Festival
October 26 • 4-9pm
October 27 • 8-3pm
Bethel United Methodist Church • 7033 Amboy Rd.
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. An EXTENSIVE BAKE TABLE will include apple cranberry pies, cranberry breads, cranberry coffee cakes, cranberry muffins, cranberry sauces, cranberry cobbler and much more. Farm fresh cranberries will be available for purchase by the pound. Turkey Dinner (must purchase tickets in advance) on Friday and and flea market on Saturday.

Members Only Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
October 26 • 6-8pm • $16
Staten Island Children’s Museum • 1000 Richmond Terrace
The evening will include take home crafts, trick or treating, decorating pumpkins, Halloween-themed games, a bounce house, our famous not-so-scary haunted house, and a lantern lit stroll across the meadow to hear ghostly tales.

2nd Annual Howl-o-Ween Fest
October 27 • 10am-2pm • Free
Clove Lakes Park • 1150 Clove Road
Free activities and crafts for kids, children’s costume contest, pet parade, giveaways and treats, safe trick-or-treating tips, resources for parents, pumpkin patch, puppet show, bounce house and music and more.

Wicked Westerleigh Gathering
October 27 • 11am-2pm • Free
Westerleigh Park • 160 Neal Dow Ave.
[email protected]
Costumes, candy, music, games, activities, crafts and more! Costume parade and contest. Bring old clothes and make your own scarecrow to take home. Family Mummy Wrap contest. Musical performance by Jasmin.

Kids Club Monster Bash
October 27 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Free
Michael’s – All Staten Island Locations: 2795 Richmond Ave; 30 Barrett Ave.; 245 Bricktown Way
Richmond Ave: 718-697-0252; Forest Ave: 718-720-0377; Charleston: 347-694-7203
Kids 3 and up can enjoy our Monster Bash celebration for free! Each kid can create three spooky fun projects – a mask, ghost treat bag, and bracelet. Plus, they can get a small face painting. All supplies provided.

Hoot-ray for Halloween!
October 27 • 1-2pm • $8
Greenbelt Nature Center • 700 Rockland Ave.
Come in your best costume and party like an owl, swooping in search of Halloween fun. Dissect owl pellets to learn “hoo” was eaten, then create an owl-riffic bag for trick-or-treating. For ages 5-8.

Halloween Walk
October 27 • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm • Free
Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center • 2351 Veterans Rd W
Trick-or-treat on the trails! Wear a costume to this family-friendly event. Best for ages 5 and up; this program includes a mile hike.

PAW Patrol Trick-or-Treat Event
October 27 • 10am-1pm
Target • All Locations
Celebrate Halloween at your local Target. Kids are invited to come in costume and trick or treat their way through the store, plus watch an exclusive episode of PAW Patrol. There will be exciting giveaways too, so don’t miss out!

Halloween Campfire
October 27 • 6pm • Free
Great Kills Beach (Gateway National Park) • Hyan Blvd. & Buffalo Street
Join National Park Rangers, storytellers, and singers around a roaring campfire during this late fall evening. Bring a blanket, a flashlight, and the family.

Haunted Tales of Old Staten Island
October 26 • 7-8:30pm • Free
Conference House Park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
Some of Staten Island’s most noted historians have documented stories of spirits from one end of the borough to the other. We will recount these tales in the ancient basement of the Conference House—which is actually the site of one supernatural occurrence! Sailors’ Snug Harbor spirits, ghosts at the Haunted Swamp in Grasmere, and a few apparitions who have manifested themselves at Prince’s Bay will be featured, as will others… Boo!

Ghostly Intimations
October 27 • 8pm • Free/all ages
Fort Tompkins • Tompkins Street
Join the Alice Austen House for an evening of Halloween fun with their annual Ghost Intimations event. Held inside Fort Tompkins after sunset.

Movies Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus
October 27 • 7-8:30pm • Free
Conference House park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
“Hocus Pocus” will start at dusk in the Conference House Park. At the Historic Conference House kitchen, there will be a feast made of the harvest bounty of fresh apples, fresh hot popcorn, fresh hot pretzels and juice for kids of all ages to enjoy. Come play in the haystack and run in the field.

Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival
October 28 • 10am-4pm • Free
Ocean Breeze Park & Athletic Complex • 625 Father Capodanno Blvd.
Live music, arts & crafts, contests and games, pumpkin patch, biergarten and much more!

Dia de los Muertos Celebration
October 28 • 12-1pm • Free with museum admission
SI Children’s Museum • 1000 Richmond Terrace
Join artist Tamara Geisler, create Mexican folk art and sample traditional food for the Day of the Dead celebration. Limited availability; pick up a timed ticket.

Spooky Strings
October 28 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Free with museum admission
SI Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Get in the Halloween spirit and enjoy a special performance from young violinists playing spooky songs.

Hotel Transylvania Movie Night w/ Food Trucks
October 30 • 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Free
Staten Island Mall
2655 Richmond Avenue
7:15pm showing Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2. Plus, Food Truck vendor Cousins Maine Lobster and other food trucks. Free popcorn and pretzels for the kids. Bring your own lawn chairs and non-alcoholic beverages.

121 Precinct Third Annual Trunk or Treat
October 31 • 3:30-6:30pm • Free
121st Precinct • 970 Richmond Ave.
Come one, come all! Enjoy some treats!

Halloween Hoopla
October 31 • 2-5pm • Free
Bloomingdale Park • Ramona Avenue & Lenevar Ave.
Family Fun for Everyone! Trick or Treating, Pony Rides, Spooky Photo Spots, Bubble Zone,  Sidewalk Chalk, Inflatable Attractions, Costume Parade, Live Music & more!

Kids Halloween Costume Party at The Staten Island Mall
October 31 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm • Free
Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Avenue
Trick or Treat in the Mall! Display your costume on Staten Island Mall’s brand new stage at the Plaza outside the front entrance. Free juice for the kids.

STEM Wednesday: Halloween Science
October 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm • Free
St. George Library • 5 Central Avenue
Learn basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts. This fun learning experience begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on Halloween-themed science experiments. Ages 5-12 welcome.

Halloween Craft
October 31 @ 3:30 pm
South Beach Library • 21-25 Robin Road
Halloween-themed craft for kids 3-12 years old.

Fall Foliage Tour
November 1 • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm • $10
November 3 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm • $10
Snug Harbor Cultural Center • 1000 Richmond Terrace
Tour Snug Harbor when the autumn colors are at their most beautiful. The Fall Foliage Tour begins at the Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road, continuing through the Pond Garden and ending in the New York Chinese Scholars Garden. The tour is rain or shine. Buy tickets at fallfoliagetour2018.bpt.me.

Santa’s Arrival Parade
November 2 • 6-7:30pm • Free
Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Avenue
Not technically a “fall” event, but Santa seems to show up earlier every year! It’s a magical night filled with tasty treats, live entertainment by Jessica Rose and the Susan E. Wagner High School Marching Band, and more!

Staten Island Fall Food Truck Festival
November 3 • 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm • $5; kids 12 and under free
November 4 • 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm • kids 12 and under free
Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Avenue
Located by the SEARS Parking Lot. Rides for the kids by Big Mark’s Action Park! Plus Beer Garden and over 15 highly acclaimed food trucks.

Harvest Festival
November 3 • 11am-4:30pm
All Saints Episcopal Church • 2329 Victory Blvd.
Join in the First Annual Harvest Festival at All Saints Episcopal Church. Featuring fresh produce and fall fair from local farms and the latest in North Shore crafting from artisan vendors.

Haunted House Displays

(courtesy of Staten Island Christmas Houses Facebook Page)

— 50 Glenwood Ave

— 96 Anderson Ave. “Monster Manor” October 27th & 31st, 6-9 pm. Haunted house for all trick or treaters.
—Palmer Ave between Heberton and Decker.
—Decker Ave
—Orange Ave

—54 10th Street, corner of Rose Ave. Wonderful kid-friendly display created by an 89-year-old decorator.
—25 Steele Ave, off Richmond Rd. Lights go on 7:30 pm daily. (Location is across the street from Our Lady Queen of Peace School)
—30 Edison Street

—151 Main St

—75 Leverett Ave
—78 Lindenwood Rd

—26 Santa Monica Lane, in Maguire Woods. (Kid friendly)
—390 Vernon Ave
—34 Woodvale Ave
—84 Princewood Ave, “Lost Soul’s Cemetery” Halloween Day 3-8 pm

—115 Egbert Ave
(New additions including Michael Myers)

—114 Eagan Ave, kid-friendly display set to music and a singing “Mr. Pumpkin”
—79 Lisa Lane,“Terror on Lisa Lane” – free, fully interactive walk-through haunted house. Visit their Facebook page (Terror on Lisa Lane) for exact dates/times as they vary.
—426 Woodrow Road. Light Show! Tune into 88.1. 6:30-10 pm Sunday-Thursday and 6:30-10:45 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
—73 Prall Ave
(Kid friendly)

—240 Lander Ave
—Burke Ave
—235D Signs Road
—580 Woolley Ave
(also other homes along the same street)


Sorry, the following events have passed. Check back next year!

New Dorp Car Show
September 30 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm • Free
New Dorp Lane
[email protected]
Free admission, live DJ with musics from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, Street vendors and entertainment, children’s face painting, fun for the whole family. Show will take place on New Dorp Lane between Hylan Blvd and South Railroad Avenue.

Family Finger Painting: Fall Tree
September 27 • 4:00 pm • Free
South Beach Library • 21-25 Robin Road
This new sensory art program is for the little ones, the older ones, the entire family! Finger painting is a simple activity that is designed to inspire participants to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them. Join us once every month for a new design project.

2018 Scarecrow Festival
September 29 • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm • $10
Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue
Make your own scarecrow! Bring your own pants and shirts to make your own scarecrow with the hay and materials provided. Plus games for children, crafts, refreshments and more. Rain date Saturday, October 6.

3rd Annual Lighthouse Point Fest
September 29 • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm • $3 donation; kids under 12 free
National Lighthouse Museum • 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Local arts and crafts vendors, live music on the hour, food vendors, crafts for children,
and The Water Front Fest’s Legendary Lighthouse Soup Contest (contest 12 -2pm). Soups to be created will represent a lighthouse from any where in the world. Contestants will be vying for the “People’s Choice Trophy.”

Flagship Brewery Harvest Festival
September 30 • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm • Free
Flagship Brewery Company • 40 Minthorne Street
[email protected]
Free family event rain or shine! Artisan ware where everything is made in Staten Island. Shopping, great food and great beer.

Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival
October 13 & 14 • 10am-4pm • Free Entry
Prospect Hill Orchards open until October 21
73 Clarks Lane, Milton, NY 12547
Enjoy a hayride, discover how a cider press works, decorate scarecrows, pumpkin paper craft to take home and pick your own app;es and pumpkins. Present the ad from our October issue for a FREE 6″ pumpkin!

Festa Italiana at the Mount
October 5 • 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm • $5
October 6 • 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm • $5
October 7 • 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $5
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Blvd
Text MOUNT to 313131 for more info
The for the Island’s Biggest Columbus Day Celebration: The Italian Festival at The Mount! The event will take place Columbus Day Weekend and will feature rides, games, beer and sangria garden, the best food vendors around, live music on stage plus Special Guest Performances by Louis Prima Jr. as well as the Famous Giglio Band.

Bravest BBQ
October 6 • 12:00 pm • $20 online; $30 at the door; kids under 14 free
Hillside Swimming Club • 151 Signs Rd
Featuring face painting, basket auctions and 50/50, kids rides/games, pumpkin giveaways, fire trucks, rock wall, ambulance tour, smoke house tour, all you can eat and drink award winning BBQ, beer, wine and soda. $20 per person online and $30 at the door. Kids under 14 are free. Get tickets at bravestbbq.eventbrite.com.

Pumpkin Patch for Patients
October 6 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Free
Oakwood Heights Community Church • 345 Guyon Ave.
Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and refreshments for sale. Free games and pumpkin decorating for kids. Proceeds to benefit Jaime’s LILAC Foundation.

Pumpkin Fest ’18
October 8 • 11am-4pm
Delicious Orchards • Rt. 34 South, Colts Neck NJ 07722
Each year on Columbus Day, join a fun-filled Fall family event! It’s everything you love about fall, wrapped into one big festival. Crafts, games, live music, local food samples, and even an antique tractor display to get you in the fall mood. Visit the Country Food Market all season long (closed Mondays).

Oktoberfest Fall Carnival
October 13 • 12-4pm • Adults $25; Kids ages 5-15 $15
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Boulevard
An autism friendly event. Join the fall carnival, fun for all ages! Proceeds to benefit the GRACE Foundation. Ticket prices include food and rides. Catering by Nucci’s, Bario’s, Panera Bread and La Fontana Sorellena.

Family Movie Night: The Witches (1990)
October 4 • 4:30 pm • Free
South Beach Library • 21-25 Robin Road
Are you crazy about movies? Do you love lazy nights? Come to the library and join a free film screening! Perfect for the whole family, The Witches (1990 is about a young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Kids Club Dimensional Pumpkin and Pumpkin Lantern
October 6 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $2 – $5
Michael’s – All Staten Island Locations: 2795 Richmond Ave; 30 Barrett Ave.; 245 Bricktown Way
Richmond Ave: 718-697-0252; Forest Ave: 718-720-0377; Charleston: 347-694-7203
Kids 6 and up can enjoy making dimensional glitter painted pumpkin. Kids 3 and up can enjoy making jack-o-lantern our construction paper. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Greenbelt Annual Pumpkin Festival
October 6 • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Free
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
Family friendly activities ranging from I FISH NY – fishing lessons to a nature-inspired craft led by the Greenbelt’s environmental educators, face painting and a visit from Quiver Farms Petting Zoo between the hours of 1 & 3 pm (subject to change). Pumpkins are for sale on a first come/first served basis.

Halloween Basket Auction
October 12 • 6:30pm • $10
Our Lady Queen of Peace • 22 Steele Ave
Doors open at 6:30pm, raffle drawing starts at 8pm. Tables seat a maximum if 10 people (first come, first serve). If a table of 10 is purchased by September 28, you will be entered into a special drawing at the auction!

Kids Club Spooky House and Bat Frame & Flying Bat
October 13 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $2- $5
Michael’s – All Staten Island Locations: 2795 Richmond Ave; 30 Barrett Ave.; 245 Bricktown Way
Richmond Ave: 718-697-0252; Forest Ave: 718-720-0377; Charleston: 347-694-7203
Kids 6 and up can enjoy turning a plain frame into a spooky house with mini clothespin bats. Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a flying bat on canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

S.I. Zoo Spooktacular
October 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm • $24
October 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm • $24
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
Staten Island’s premier Halloween tradition for families! Must register in advance – tickets will sell out quickly!

Mount Loretto Fall Festival
October 20 & 21 • 12-6pm • Free admission
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Boulevard
Featuring the Island’s largest pumpkin patch, rides, games, music, food, vendors & more! Plus scarecrow making courtesy of Richmond County Day Camp!

Creepy-Crawler Showcase
October 19 • 7pm • Free
Blue Heron Park • 222 Poillon Avenue
[email protected]
Join Staten Island Herpetological Society members for a showcase insects and spiders, and explore other creepy crawlers that play an important role in ecology! Live animal demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family.

Kids Club Glitter Paper Spider Web and Pom-Pom Spider & Web
October 20 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $2- $5
Michael’s – All Staten Island Locations: 2795 Richmond Ave; 30 Barrett Ave.; 245 Bricktown Way
Richmond Ave: 718-697-0252; Forest Ave: 718-720-0377; Charleston: 347-694-7203
Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a craftstick and yarn spiderweb with a pom-pom spider. Kids 3 and up can enjoy making glittery spiderweb and spider. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Harvest Festival
October 20 • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm • Free
Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center • 2351 Veterans Rd W
Join the 5th annual fall festival! Celebrate the beauty of fall with pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, fall family photos, live animals, crafts, games, live music, face painting, guided hikes, scarecrow building (bring old clothes), and more!

Pumpkin Picking at The Staten Island Mall Plaza
October 20 • All day • Free
Staten Island Mall
2655 Richmond Avenue
Free pumpkin picking at the mall for the kids only!

Eltingville Lutheran Annual Country Fair
October 20 • 10am-4pm
300 Genessee Avenue
Trick-or-treating, games, food, raffle baskets, health and wellness vendors and more! Fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to wear your costume.

Old Home Day
October 21 • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Ave
A family favorite for generations, Old Home Day returns this October featuring historic trades demonstrations, music, food, crafts, and sweet treats. The world of the past comes alive—and you may even rekindle your own memories of Richmond Town.

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