a bucket full of halloween styled treats and candy with a winking plastic pumpkin in the background

2018 Halloween Events and Activities in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, NY

It’s finally October, so we hope you’re quickly getting into the Halloween spirit! We know one guy who surely is:

We can’t promise that you’ll have as a great a time as him during this spooky season, but we’d like to help try and make it possible. Therefore, we wanted to find some of the best Halloween parties, festivals, events, and more near you! For those living in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and all throughout the Hudson Valley, please consider trying out one of these festive Halloween activities found in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, New York!

Please visit the attached links for further information on events.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Find 1,000’s of lit jack o’ lanterns decorating the area!

October 4, 2018, to October 31, 2018


525 S. Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY

Halloween Parade & Party

All ages are welcome with treats, scares, and activities!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

11:45 AM to 4:00 PM

179 Cream St, Poughkeepsie, NY

Halloween Spooktacular

Costume contests, trick-or-treating, and black light art for Dutchess County kids!

Friday, October 26, 2018

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

75 North Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY

HalloWoodstock 2018

Kids can enjoy an animal petting zoo, hay rides, snacks, and more!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

2 Rescue Rd, High Falls, NY

Haunted Fortress

Enjoy a unique spooky experience with haunted mazes and trails.

Friday, October 26, 2018

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

86 Creamery Rd, Stanfordville, NY

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

Travel back in time to a haunted house filled with ghosts!

October 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2018

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

87 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY

a bunch of college aged friends in costumes posing for a Halloween picture

a bunch of assorted, colorful, and sweet Halloween candy

My Kingston Kids Halloween Fest 2018

Indoors and outdoors, enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking, music, and more!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

160 Esopus Ave, Kingston, NY

The Unsilent Picture

A spooky, mystery movie accompanied by live music.

October 5, 2018, to October 31, 2018

6:15 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:15 PM

381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Vampire Ball

Guests can enjoy dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a costume contest.

Friday, October 26, 2018

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties, NY

Art & History Museums in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, NY

That’s quite a lot of fun to explore for this season, but if you’re itching for more, check back soon! We’ll be covering some spooky haunted houses in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, New York for those looking for a more frightening experience. Additionally, contact us for further help with community involvement and local events. The VW of Kingston dealership is located in Kingston, New York within Ulster County.