Halloween On Long Island

by Editor

With Fall activities in full swing and pumpkin on the brain, Halloween on Long Island has become a season unto itself. Haunted houses like the Bayville Scream Park and spooky drive-thrus abound and there is so much to see and experience. As Halloween seems to get bigger and bigger each year, so do the decorations and the events!

My family and I love a good Fall festival, but there’s something special about great Halloween events on Long Island. Here are a few Halloween festivals on Long Island…or very close by…for you to enjoy with or without the family!!

Halloween on Long Island

The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze (Long Island)

Considered among the tri-state area’s largest and most electrifying fall events, the annual Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze is coming to Long Island for the first time in 2020 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration!

With amazing sites at every turn and more than 7,000 illuminated jack-o’-lanterns, which are designed and hand-carved by 1,000 volunteers, this is an epic Halloween event on Long Island.

Blaze is a self-guided, touch-free experience on a marked trail throughout the grounds of this historic 19th-century village, which offers a perfect backdrop! New installations honor their new location like a Long Island lighthouse and a lunar module!

The event features larger-than-life, spectacular outdoor displays, complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack.

Open October 2nd through November 1st, 2020. Tickets start at $24.

1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, L.I. NY 11804

Find out more by calling 914-366-6900 or visiting pumpkinblaze.org/blaze-long-island.html

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The Rise of the Jack O’-Lanterns

Unfortunately, this wonderful Halloween on Long Island event will not be running this year due to COVID, but you should defintely have this on your radar for 2021 when it hopefully returns!

The wondrous and beautiful historic grounds at Old Westbury Gardens are magically turned into a pumpkin wonderland! This family friendly event shows off moremore than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’-lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to music.

During the month of October, Rise of the Jack-O’-Lanterns features animated jack o’-lanterns, non-scary jack o’-lantern characters who talk and sing along the trail and live carving demonstrations.

71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, L.I., NY 11568

Find out more by calling or visit therise.org for tickets

Schmitt’s Farm Haunt

The haunt came to life in 1994 when the Schmitt brothers, Bill and Ferd, had a brand new, greenhouse that was empty after the flower growing season in the spring. Now, the Haunt and the Haunted Corn Maze are Halloween on Long Island staples!

12pm – 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus day features a lights-on walk through of the haunt and haunted corn trail with no actors inside.

The Schmitts Farm Haunt comes alive at 7pm featuring both the haunt and the haunted corn trail. Both attractions include live actors, animatronics and plenty of surprises to scare even the most seasoned haunt fan.

On select nights, the lights in the haunt are turned out and guests must navigate the rooms with only a tiny lantern to guide their group.

There’s a midway with axe throwing, Zombie Brain Bash, and concessions. The event will run October 2nd – October 31st in 2020.

26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, L.I., NY 11747

Find out more by calling 631-271-3276 or visit schmittsfarmhaunt.com/

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The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze (Hudson Valley)

The annual Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze is back again in the Hudson Valley at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-On-Hudoson.

With amazing sites at every turn and more than 7,000 illuminated jack-o’-lanterns, which are designed and hand-carved by 1,000 volunteers, this is an epic Halloween event on Long Island.

Blaze is a self-guided, touch-free experience on a marked trail throughout the grounds of an 18th-century estate. In addition to Blaze favorites, see new surprises like a fire truck making a rescue and witches stirring up a spell.

The event features larger-than-life, spectacular outdoor displays, complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack.

Open September 28th through November 21st, 2020. Tickets start at $24.

525 S Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Find out more by calling 914-366-6900 or visiting pumpkinblaze.org/blaze-hudson-valley.html

Hollowed Harvest

And the witch shouted “Spirits from the sky, bones from below, send us your magic and make these Jack-O-Lantern’s glow!” And just like that, the pumpkins came to life! From that day on, people would come to see the magic of the Hollowed Harvest with their own eyes and in doing so, a new Halloween tradition was born, one that would keep the spirit of Halloween alive for evermore….

Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O’-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed to amaze audiences of all ages! 

Tickets for the Hollowed Harvest at the Altamont Fairgrounds are limited and sold in time slots so be sure to pick your day/time

Open September 25 through November 1 2020.

The Altamont Fairgrounds, Rt 146 and Arlington St., Altamont, NY 12009

Find out more by visiting hollowedharvest.com

Village Halloween Parade

Unfortunately this event is cancelled this year due to COVID, but keep this in mind for next year! Keep tabs on the site, as there might be some virtual event happening.

Halloween night in the Village. Considered one of the nation’s largest and most creative Halloween parades, the mile-long event will wind through some of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods in its 47th year.

Enjoy the raucous fun of hundreds of Giant Puppets, more than 50 bands representing music from around the world, dancers of all styles, artists with explosive imaginations, and thousands of New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation!

This event is held on Halloween night.

Find out more by visiting halloween-nyc.com/.

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Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest

Visit mythical Coney Island and it’s iconic Luna Park amusement park for it’s Halloween Harvest event! This family-friendly event features special Halloween-inspired events, like magic shows, The Monster Mash dance stage, stilt walkers, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, character appearances, and more.

This event typically runs weekend from last September to late October.

Luna Park in Coney Island, 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Find out more by calling 718-373-Luna (5862) or visit lunaparknyc.com/halloween-harvest/

Boo at the Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is amazing all year round and this annual Halloween tradition is back! There are a number of family-friendly activities to enjoy including an Extinct Animal Graveyard, Costume MASKerade (amazing costumed entertainment by stilt walkers and Halloween-themed puppets), pumpkin carving demos, pumpkin and candy trails, and a scavenger hunt.

Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance. Free for WCS members.

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460

Find out more by calling 718-220-5100 or visit bronxzoo.com/boo-at-the-zoo

Hersheypark in the Dark

This wonderful Pennsylvania amusement park is close and warrants a visit for Halloween! It gets a seasonal makeover for three fall weekends. Guests have the chance to experience a trick-or-treat trail, Treatville at the Boardwalk, and a glow-in-the-dark dance party with Hershey characters.

Enjoy a day or a weekend packed with thrilling rides and coasters, a chocolatey trick or treat adventure, wild zoo visits, festive Hershey Character experiences, and FREE treats for kids.

Open weekends October 16th through November 1st, 2020.

100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Find out more by calling 717-534-3900 or visit hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/halloween.php

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