The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a can't-miss Halloween experience. Photo courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a can't-miss Halloween experience. Photo courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Blaze, Book Festival, Applefest

Fall fun continues this weekend for Westchester and Hudson Valley families with apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall festivals, and the like—and now many of the large-scale Halloween activities are added to the mix. Among the scary attractions for older kids is Hudson Horrors, a walk-through haunted-house experience.

One of the big headliners this weekend is the return of the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, where young bibliophiles get the chance to meet authors and illustrators, collect autographs, hear book readings, and celebrate beloved literature. Also returning this year are the apple-licious Warwick Applefest, featuring assorted attractions and delicacies, and the Ultimate Willy Wonka Party, attended by two of the film's cast members. Horse lovers will get a kick out of the Peekskill Rotary Annual Horse Show and Country Fair

This is just the beginning! Read on for our top weekend picks, visit our Event Calendar for more, and refer to our October Go List for our top choices for the rest of the month!


Blue Mountain Reservation
Corner of Washington Street and Welcher Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

Pound Ridge Town Park
179 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Robert E. Bell Middle School
50 Senter Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2548 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710

Hill-Hold Museum
128 Route 416
Campbell Hall, NY 10916

Village of Warwick
2 Bank Street
Warwick, NY 10990

Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524

New York Hall Of Science
47-01 111th St
Queens, NY

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY