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October 2018

Halloween Haunts the Catskills with Special Events for All Ages This Year

Spend All Hallows Eve in the Great Northern Catskills & Prepare to Be Spooked!

This October, the Great Northern Catskills tread the line between fright and fun with family-friendly events, haunted hotel packages, and macabre murder mysteries.

Join the walking dead – or the living – in the Catskills this October for a frightfully good time, whether you’re up for a S’mores pop-up at a brewery, or want to put a bit more punk into your Halloween celebrations!

Don’t miss the Great Northern Catskills line-up of Halloween events, including:

Steampunk Halloween at Blackthorne Resort offers steampunk fans a weekend of Halloween entertainment, including all-inclusive accommodations and meals. Stroll through the Halloween Village, watch live performances and scare your socks off in the haunted house. It all culminates with a Halloween Ball where costumes are required. Two weekends are available October 12-14, and October 19-21. Rates are $150 pp for the entire weekend.

Children’s Monster Mash Party October 13 at Brookside Campground provides a safe place for kids to enjoy the thrilling chills of haunted happenings. The festivities include a haunted house, spooky fire truck ride and more. Cost is $12 at the door or $10 in advance.

S’mores Pop-Up with Fruition Chocolate at West Kill Brewing October 13 is for craft beer and chocolate lovers. Enjoy an afternoon of roasting marshmallows over a bonfire at West Kill Brewing with Catskills-based Fruition Chocolate. Enjoy homemade graham crackers and marshmallows, as well as award-winning chocolate and special taproom-only chocolate beers.

A Turn of the Screw at Doctorow Center for the Arts runs from October 26-November 4, and is the perfect play to put you in a supernatural mindset. The Kaaterskill Actors Theater and the Schoharie Creek Players present a stage adaptation of Henry James classic tale of paranormal horror. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 pm, Sunday shows at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for kids ages 12-18. Younger children are discouraged from attending.

Halloween “Scaryoke” Murder Mystery Dinner Show October 30 at Athens Brewpub is a night of feasting and song as zombies, ghouls, witches, and vampires sing for their lives. Ticket includes a three-course dinner and a “guess who dunit show.” Costumes are encouraged and reservations required. $50 pp plus gratuity.