Top 12 Best Things to Do to Get in the Halloween Spirit

Top 12 Best Things to Do to Get in the Halloween Spirit

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Halloween is a spooky Holiday in October where you can dress up for the night and have all the candy. Halloween is coming up, so we are putting together a list of destinations and things to do to get you in the Halloween Spirit! There is no shortage of towns and cities in the United States that take Halloween seriously. Below are the top 12 things to do to get in the Halloween spirit.

#1: Go on Haunted Rides at Six Flags-

 What better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than to go to Six Flags for Freight Fest? Six Flags has locations all across the USA. Freight Fest goes from September 8th to October 31st. The site offers a haunted attractions pass, where you can go to haunted houses, scare zones, and rides in the dark. You will find SOOOO MANY fun attractions, dance shows, witches and zombies surrounding you, and rides including Nitro, Scare Mountain, and Medusa. GO ON MEDUSA! I love the ride called Medusa and go on it every year. What are you waiting for? Get tickets to FREIGHT FEST now!

#2: Admire the Illuminated Pumpkins at Blaze in New York-

Blaze is New York’s Original Halloween event in the Hudson Valley from September 15th to November 19th and Long Island from September 22nd to November 5th! You will experience thousands of hand-carved jack-o lanterns that illuminate the night. The detail on each pumpkin is AMAZING. I love going every year to the event. You can order a blue moon or a hot chocolate before gazing at all the intricately carved pumpkins and admiring the different and fun designs they have created. 

-Blaze Tickets

#3: Get Scared at Haunted Houses-

There are countless Haunted Houses to go to in the United States. If you want to get scared and in the spirit of Halloween, we recommend going to one or two Haunted Houses this season!

Blood Manor

-Terror Vision

-Haunting in Hollis

Pure Terror Scream Park

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions

#4: Enjoy a Few Hayrides and Admire the Fall Leaves-

A hayride allows the whole family to relax and enjoy the leaves turning colors. You can also go to a haunted hayride at night, so prepare for chainsaws and creepy clowns!

#5: Go Pumpkin and Apple Picking-

What better way to get into the fall season than to go pumpkin and apple picking? After, you can make apple pie or decorate your pumpkins!

#6: Go to a Haunted Museum –

The best-haunted museum to visit is the Salem Witch Museum in Massachusetts. You can go to this museum year-round and do not forget to book a WITCH TRIALS self-guided tour. 

-Tickets to the Salem Witch Museum

#7: Boo at the Zoo-

Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween Festival at the Bronx Zoo that occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from September 30th to October 29th. They have a costume parade, Halloween crafts, Magic shows, and more! Did I forget to mention? You can see BEAUTIFUL wild animals too.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today to go to the Boo at the Zoo event!

#8: Go Shopping at a Farmer’s Market-

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There is no shortage of delicious fresh produce at your local Farmer’s Market this Fall! You will find seasonal produce, desserts, and tasty hot drinks, including hot chocolate and flavored coffee. Don’t forget to try pumpkin spice lattes or purchase pumpkin-scented candles at the market! 

#9: Get Lost in a Corn Maze –

Depending on which orchard you visit, many also have a corn maze to explore!

#10: Visit a Brewery to Taste Pumpkin Ale Beer-

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Fall is when breweries have seasonal drinks, including PUMPKIN BEER! Spend a day tasting Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin ales, and more! 

#11: Get Dressed up for Halloween-

Get creative this Halloween season and come up with an AWESOME costume. Your costume can be something simple where you can buy ACCESSORIES and use your clothing! We bought Mickey Mouse ears and gloves from Amazon!

Colorband Creative has Halloween Political Face masks you can see and breathe through. The company also has printed Halloween headbands you can wear throughout the season. 

#12: Attend Oktoberfest:

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You might not make it all the way to Munich, but there are Oktoberfest festivals all throughout the USA. Below are a few options to get tickets to celebrate Oktoberfest this season near you!

We listed the top 12 best things to do to get in the Halloween spirit. Will you add any of these bucket list items to your plans this season?

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