ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Halloween is almost over — and there are only a few more spooky, fun, and candy-filled events left this month!
News 8 has been keeping track of many of the Halloween and fall-themed events in the Rochester area and this is a reminder of the last few Halloween events you may want to check out before the spooky season is gone this year!
Below is a list of the remaining events this weekend and up until Halloween in the Rochester area:
Sunday, October 29
Trick or Treat at the RMSC
Families will be able to visit the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and kids will be able to trick-or-treat and enjoy some additional activities.
Many of the exhibits at the station will have stations for kids to trick-or-treat at. Not only will you be enjoying the regular exhibits, you’ll also get candy as a bonus!
In addition, kids and families will also be able to create slime, watch some special demos for the event, and more! The event will be from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Trunk or Treat — by the Town of Gates
There will be over 20 Trunk-or-Treat stations at the Town of Gates’ event from 2-4 p.m.
The stations will be set up at Gates Memorial Park, with each one being hosted by town departments or organizations.
What sets this event apart from the others is the costume contest, where you are encouraged to dress up for different awards.
Halloween at the Rochester Public Market
Every year, the Rochester Public Market hosts “Halloween at the Market” on the Sunday before Halloween — and this year is no exception!
This year, children and families attending the market will be able to check out vendor sheds with community organizations trick-or-treat throughout the market, check out activities, and enjoy live music and performances.
The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The final ride of the Halloween Pumpkin Patch Train Rides
Last call to get a pumpkin! — the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum will be sending its final train for the Halloween Pumpkin Patch Train Rides.
The final ride will be a mile-and-a-half through the museum’s grounds to a pumpkin patch, where kids will be able to bring home a last-minute pumpkin to decorate.
Kids are also encouraged to dress up for the ride and enjoy snacks, beverages, and different activities around the museum grounds.
Reservations are required to hop on the train, which can be found on the museum’s website.
Last day of Dark Matter Scream Works
For those who are easily scared, are younger than 16 and do not have parental supervision, or have health issues, be advised that this event may be intense for you.
For everyone else, this will be your last chance to get really scared as Dark Matter Scream Works will be closing up shop soon! Attractions this year include “Blood Manor,” “The Circus of the Damned,” and for those who want the winter holidays here sooner, there’s “House of Krampus.”
More information, as well as tickets and directions, can be found on their website.
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween at the Mary Cariola Center
The Mary Cariola Center School will be holding some Halloween parades, activities and trick-or-treating throughout Halloween.
The event will be held at the Mary Cariola Center School on Elmwood Avenue. The times for these events are 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat — “It Takes a Village”
Another “Trunk or Treat” event for the Halloween season — this time it will be held at Tops Friendly Markets on West Avenue.
This year, there will be many activities such as raffles, a “Best Trunk” contest, and a costume contest! There will also be food available at the event.
The event will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Toddler Trick or Treat at the Strong Museum
The Strong Museum of Play is hosting a special Halloween party on Tuesday!
Families and children are expected to dress up in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat around the museum, while meeting some characters along the way!
There will also be a dance party with a DJ, activities like Feed the Monster, and more! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trunk or Treat — by Vertus High School
On Halloween evening, Vertus High School will be hosting a Halloween party — complete with “Trunk-or-Treating.”
Aside from the Trunk of Treat, the party will have food, raffles, games, and other activities. Additionally, there will also be two contests — a dance contest and a costume contest.
The event is free for all ages to attend, not to mention there will also be free candy. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Trunk or Treat — by Aenon Missionary Baptist Church
Aenon Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor an annual Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The event will feature goodie bags and candy from decorated cards in the parking lot of the church.
Additionally, there will also be games, refreshments, and vehicles on display from a local car club.
Last Day to experience Nightmare Manor
The final day to check out Rochester’s other famous haunted house attraction: Nightmare Manor, located in the Southtown Plaza, before its “Lights Out.”
The manor features multiple rooms, such as the Undead Zone, Hillbilly Hell, and the Sinister Sewer.
The haunted house will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Afterwards, from November 3-4, they will feature a “Lights Out” version where your only source of light is one glowstick!
Tickets to go through Nightmare Manor are available on their website. Be advised that tickets might sell out quickly.