4 Halloween Events You Won't Want to Miss This Weekend

The ghosts and goblins are out in full force as Westchester goes gonzo for pumpkin day!

Much as we harp on those who try to celebrate a holiday months in advance, once we flipped to the page with pumpkins and black fur in our 2018 cat calendar we were all about the Halloween spirit! Now that the magical night is only a couple weeks away, we're packing our weekends full of as much monster mayhem as possible. Check out this week's picks for all your ghastly needs!


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Halloween Spooktacular

First up is for the kiddies! Cross County Shopping Center hosts its annual Spooktacular this Saturday. RSVP for either morning or afternoon time slots, each one including trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, entertainers, story time, and inflatable maze and bounce house, and more! The morning slot starts at 10 a.m., the afternoon slot at 1 p.m.


Get Scared by the Sound

12,000 feet of haunted house and supposedly empty cemetery lie in the shadow of the ancient, empty Playland amusement park. After-hours shenanigans with Scooby and the gang this isn't. If at any point the thrills get too chilling, you can always hang around outside watching on monitors as park goers get zombified! Tickets are $20, though group rates are available. (Caution: This activity features fog and strobe lights which might be problematic for guests with certain neurological conditions.)


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Every Witch Way

The Festival of Witches is holding it's annual Psychic Fair and New Age Bazaar this weekend, featuring special guests, mediums, readers, clairvoyants, magic practitioners, massage and reiki, plus vendors, workshops, and plenty of fun activities. Check out the website and Facebook event page for full guest lists, but it's a veritable who's-who of local spiritualists and energy workers! All-Access and VIP tickets have already sold out, but you can still buy general admission tickets for $20 cash, which are good for either day, which comes with a raffle entry!


Going Old School

If all this seems a bit much for your sensible, traditionalist palate, why not go full-on Edwardian? Nonprofit No Battle Should Be Fought Alone is hosting their annual gala, a masquerade ball happening this Friday in the Grand Ballroom of New Rochelle's VIP Country Club. Tickets and sponsorships start at $100. The evening is a black-tie affair, masks are mandatory, and guests should expect hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and an open bar along with raffles and other various entertainments.


Can't get enough Halloween? Check out The Ultimate Westchester Halloween Bucket List!



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