Westchester's Halloweekend Guide 2012

Get your Halloween on before the anticipated storm begins, starting tonight. Fun for adults and kids of all ages!

Halloween, here we go! Lucky for us – with the dreaded Frankenstorm potentially on the Halloween horizon – Halloween really happens in Westchester this weekend. Friday and Saturday should be dry–fingers crossed.

Halloween Bat & Owl Prowl

The Weinberg Nature Center kicks off the weekend tonight (Friday) at 6:00 p.m. with this event in Scarsdale. This family-friendly, Halloween affair includes star-gazing and witches' brew. Fun! 

Zombie Asylum - Haunted House

Zombies are taking center stage in the second annual Scarsdale Teen Center's haunted house. The horror debuts tonight (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. and will run through Halloween. Click here for dates and times.

Spookotberfest Haunted Trail and Barn

Also tonight, get spooked in Hartsdale. This spooktacular fest kicks off at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) and admission is $8.

Westchester Halloween Masquerade Dance Party

The costumed-fun begins at 9:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) in Hartsdale. Admission is $10. Get your Halloween groove on, folks!

Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Hayride and Block Party

This weekend, starting tonight, Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Hayride includes the DPW trailer drivers going 5 mph into the creepy cemetery darkness to face the Headless Horseman himself. While you wait and enjoy the block party, look for the green Patch tent Friday night where you can enter a free raffle to win an iPod (courtesy of Tarrytown Honda) and get green treats.

Tarrytown’s Holloween Parade and Block Party

In Tarrytown on Saturday night, (Sunday, rain date), you have the “famous” Tarrytown Parade and Block Party. Think bigger and wilder than ever: drag queen competition, a fleet of VW bugs, a golden pumpkin to the best in show, Where’s Waldo.

As you enter your holiday festivities and are making those last frantic runs to Good Will for your costuming, please consider the carrot at the end of the effort: Patch is holding a $5,000 contest for the best costume in the country. Enter your photos here now through Nov. 1 (and they don’t even have to be from this year.)

There’s the tour with a twist by day or night at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown. But do come by day on Tuesday, Oct. 30 – tour the grounds, see the scarecrows, and give blood. Don’t worry about that Dracula lurking in the dark shadows. He’s just Phelps blood donor recruiter in a costume. A very appropriate costume.

Halloween Happenings at Warner Library

Edgar Allan Poe is here, a Creepy Carnival, a Monster Mash and more this weekend. See the line up here

Scarborough Pumpkin Patch

Still need pumpkins? Head to Scarborough for a good cause.

Historic Hudson Valley

Historic Hudson Valley with their sites here (Sunnyside, Philipsburg Manor) and there (Cortlandt Manor) truly have something for everyone. There's very scary and exciting Horseman’s Hollow (tickets still available for Oct. 28). Irving’s Legend at the Old Dutch Church is sold out, but Legend Celebration at Sunnyside is still open for Oct. 27 and 28. For buying tickets and more information click here.

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