Spooktacular Halloween Fun in the Rivertowns

Find out what family friendly events are happening in your village.

Dobbs Ferry PTSA Annual Pumpkin Fair

The Dobbs Ferry PTSA makes sure all of the Halloween traditions are had at its annual Pumpkin Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Springhurst Elementary School, 175 Walgrove Ave. in Dobbs Ferry.

Enjoy a horse drawn hayride, transform a pumpkin into a smiling face or fearsome snarl at the decoration station, play carnival games and dance to the live entertainment from local artists, while snacking on food, refreshments and baked goods.

New to this year's fair is a chili and pie contest. Bring your best batch of chili for the cook-off and your tastiest pumpkin pie for a chance to win. Admission and parking are free. This event is rain or shine. 


Boo Senior Citizen Bingo at Andrus with the Hastings PBA and Recreation Dept. 

The Hastings-on-Hudson Police Benevolent Association and the Hastings-on-Hudson Recreation Department are inviting the village’s senior citizens for a Halloween themed celebration featuring bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Andrus on Hudson, 185 Old Broadway in Hastings-on-Hudson. 

Before bingo starts at 1:30 p.m., Andrus will sponsor a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Hastings-on-Hudson Recreation Department is taking reservations for lunch and transportation at (914) 478-2380.


Cozy Halloween Hayrides in Irvington

The Nashville Drive Modern Country Band will play for those attending Irvington’s Halloween festivities on Saturday Oct. 20 from 6 pm. to 8:30 p.m. at Matthiessen Park on Bridge Street. The evening includes horse and wagon hayrides, hot chocolate and donuts.

Rides end at 8:25 p.m. Children must be supervised and pets have to stay at home.

The event is free and open to Irvington residents and their guests. For more information email mdepaoli@irvingtonny.gov or call 591-7736.


Halloween Fun in Hastings-on-Hudson

The streets in Hastings-on-Hudson will be filled with ghosts, witches, princesses and superheroes on Sunday, Oct. 21 while the village has several Halloween events lined up for the day. 

The day starts at 10 a.m. where you can paint the windows of the downtown storefronts with pumpkins, scarecrows and bats. Downtown window painting ends at 12 p.m. A single entry is $5, a team $7 and a family is $10 (four members of immediate family). Paints can be picked up between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. You must pre-register for this event.

At 1 p.m. costumed locals will parade down Main Street starting at the James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St., down to the VFW Post at 588 Warburton Ave.

Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. you can also paint a pumpkin; dance to music by DJ Joey Rooney at the VFW; enjoy a bounce house, trackless train rides, a petting zoo and pony ride; or trick-or-treat with the local participating merchants (they will have an orange and black balloon tied to the front of the store). 

Treat bags will be given out before the parade, and trick-or-treating will take place after the parade.

The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28. Contact Kendra Garrison at (914) 478-2380 ext. 641 for more information or to register.


Irvington Fire Department Throws Halloween Party

While you’re trick-or-treating be sure to stop the Irvington Fire Company’s party at 90 Main St. in Irvington on Halloween night between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for some goodie bags, refreshments and fun.

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