Best of October: 20 Things to Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos with a FREE family concert at Caramoor. Photo courtesy of Caramoor
Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos with a FREE family concert at Caramoor. Photo courtesy of Caramoor

Halloween is the name of the game in October, which means Westchester and the Hudson Valley are alive with pumpkin patches, haunted houses, fall festivals, and of course trick-or-treating—so many opportunities to wear Halloween costumes!

In addition to tons of Halloween fun this month, there are several harvest celebrations, including the Soukup Farms Fall Festival, the Heritage of West Nyack Fall Festival, and the annual Columbus Day Pumpkinfest. For artsy fall fun, check out the premiere of the Serious Fun Arts Festival, featuring live mural painting and art making for the whole family, or the Magic of Storybook Animals art exhibit. 

Find more top October fun in our rundown of best ball festivals near Westchester, our Halloween Fun Guide for Westchester Families, and our Westchester Fall Fun Guide

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.  

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Philipsburg Manor Holiday Boutique & Activities
Philipsburg Manor - 9:00 AM Pick
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Harrison Public Library - West Harrison Branch - 10:30 AM Pick
FIESTA! With Flor Bromley
Hendrick Hudson Free Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Preschool Story and Craft
North Castle Public Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Kids Learn Italian/Portuguese
Harrison Public Library - Richard E. Halperin Building - 3:30 PM Pick
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