Plan your month with the best NYC events in October 2018, including the Village Halloween Parade, food fests and more!
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (Hudson Valley, New York) - It’s worth the trip! Check out an army of more than 7,000 glowing, intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. There are also "stargazing" opportunities inside the Pumpkin Planetarium, flying ghosts and a special appearance by Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman!
When: Oct 4-31, Nov 1-7, 7-11, 15-17 and 23-24.
Adult tickets are $22 (Fri–Sat $27). Children 3-17 are $16 (Fri-Sat $20) and Hudson Valley Members or children under the age of three attend for free.
Oktoberfest (South Street Seaport, Pier 15) - Get your lederhosen ready! It's time to fill your stein at Oktoberfest NYC. The Bavarian celebration has some of the best beers in NYC, as well as traditional favorites and delicious food. Intern Liv went last weekend - she recommends the bratwurst and giant pretzels!
When: October 4-7, November 4-11 12pm-12am
General Admission tickets are free!
Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch (Queens, Botanical Garden) - Head to the Botanical Garden and smell the fresh fall air and then join the shenanigans at this fest where you can check out live music, join nature walks and learn hipster-ready crafts like pickling. Hit up food vendors and a beer and wine garden to enjoy a cider on the crisp grasses.
When: Sunday, October
Tickets are 0-$6
BangOn!NYC Warehouse of Horrors (485 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) - Every year, BangOn!NYC packs a Williamsburg warehouse with mesmerizing, horrifying and totally entrancing art, performances and silent disco sets. But for the party's ten-year blowout, expect a greatest hits bacchanal with the best art and performance from eyars past. There will be freaky performers, delicious food vendors, a bouncey house, a flesh-suspension zip line show, a haunted house and more ghastly curiosities. Yeah, don't miss it.
When: October 26-27 at 9pm
Tickets are $55-$160
Annual Halloween Festival and Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest (Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn) - This doggy costume contest certainly deserves a prize for the puniest name, but the festival also sounds really freakin’ fun, too. Go for the adorably dressed pups (contest starts at 11:30am), but stay for the entertainment brought to you by The Fort Greene park Conservancy.
When: October 27 at 11:30pm
Tickets are free, but the suggested donation is $10
Village Halloween Parade (Greenwich Village) - This is arguably NYC's BEST Halloween Parade! It is free to march, but costumes are mandatory, so make sure you bring it! More than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, giant puppets and more things that go bump in the night take the streets for a night of costumed revelry. The procession lines up at Sixth Ave and Canal St and rolls out from 6:30pm–8:30pm.
If ya check out any of these fun events let us know!