Head to the Heritage of West Nyack Fall Festival on Sunday for living-history demos, a magic show, pumpkins, and much more. Photo courtesy of the festival
Head to the Heritage of West Nyack Fall Festival on Sunday for living-history demos, a magic show, pumpkins, and much more. Photo courtesy of the festival

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Fall Fests, Halloween Train Show, Hastings Spooktacular

Halloween fun is on the rise in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this weekend with the addition of the Hastings Spooktacular Weekend, plus the continuation of all the other big Halloween events throughout the month. Adding to the holiday hullaballoo is the return of the annual Lasdon Park Halloween Train Show, featuring added Halloween attractions including a pumpkin maze.

Numerous alternatives to the Halloween craze are also on tap. Among the fall festivals taking place this weekend, the standout is the two-day New York Sheep and Wool Festival, which features exciting workshops and live entertainment specifically for kids, as well as such eccentricities as llama acts. Or experience the cultural arts with a performance by the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia. A couple of STEM programs take place on Sunday, including Westchester Children's Museum's Chem-Palooza.

Read on for our top weekend picks, but know that there are many more options to choose from on our Event Calendar (it was hard to pick only a handful to showcase!). Our October GoList is another great resource to plan the rest of the month.


Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
2610 NY-35
Katonah, NY

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary at Playland Park
100 Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580

Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road Academic Arts Theatre in the Hankin Academic Arts Building
Valhalla, NY 10595

Germonds Park
131 Germonds Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Westchester Children's Museum
100 Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580

Beacon Sloop Club and Riverfront Park
2 Red Flynn Drive
Beacon, NY 12508

The Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Kaye Playhouse
68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues Hunter College
New York, NY 10065