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With Thrills & Chills, we’ve gathered the best fall foliage, harvest, Halloween events and activities happening in Chemung County, so you can spend less time searching and more time having fun!

Scream Worthy

Scream Worthy

Phantom PhrightNights &  Corn Maze

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 30 — OCTOBER 28, 2023 

The region’s longest running Haunted Events venue! Three Phrightful  Attractions, including a haunted house, Zombie Paintball & haunted woods ride. Daytime activities include a deluxe corn maze, and more!

Bradley Farms, Elmira, NY

(607) 732-3231

Details at Phantom Phrightnights at Bradley Farms Facebook Page

 

Tagsylvania

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 29 — OCTOBER 28, 2022 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8,2023

Featuring 4 bone-chillingly haunted attractions, an escape room, dark carnival games, psychic & tarot readers and other Halloween/fall themed attractions!

Tag's, Big Flats, NY

(607) 562-7683

www.Tagsylvania.com


 

WICKED REALM FILM FESTIVAL 2

FRIDAYS OCTOBER,   7:00 p.m.   2023

Get ready for an otherworldly experience at the Wicked Realm Film Festival 2, haunting The L every Friday in October! Brace yourself for a spine-tingling lineup of horror, sci-fi, and spooky films from around the world. Explore eerie vendors and immerse yourself in the macabre. Don't miss this nightmarish extravaganza!

The L Event Center, Horseheads, NY

https://allevents.in/erin/wicked-realm-film-festival-2/200025107302730

 
ELMIRA GHOST WALK 

FRIDAY—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13-15, 2023

Explore first-hand accounts of history as told by the tenants of Woodlawn Cemetery during this lantern lit tour. Among the notables buried at Woodlawn is Mark Twain. Advance ticket purchase required.

Chemung Valley History Museum, Elmira, NY
https://bit.ly/3Pqchxv

(607) 734-4167


 

FLX Foliage Fanatic

 

FALL FOLIAGE GLIDER RIDES 

Weekends in October,  Weather Permitting - 2023
Named the #1 pick of Conde Nast Traveler’s list of Best Fall Foliage Adventures in the U.S., soaring at Harris Hill offers a breathtaking way to take in some of New York State’s most spectacular views.

Harris Hill Soaring, Elmira, NY  

(607) 734-0641

www.HarrisHillSoaring.org


HIKE THE MARK TWAIN TRAIL  

Open all year round

 Overlooking the same river valley that inspired Mark Twain as he penned his classics, this trail also features quotes by the famous author.

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum, Elmira, NY 

(607) 732-6060

www.TanglewoodNatureCenter.com


 

CHEMUNG COUNTY PARK STATION

OCTOBER 1-31, 2023  OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

   Four breathtaking hiking trails, including one that encircles the lake. You can also bring your boat or kayak to enjoy the views from the 200 acre lake.

Park Station, Erin, NY 

607-739-9164

 

NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

OPEN DAILY FROM DAWN TO DUSK

  Newtown offers 4.5 miles of hiking trails and a spectacular view of the Chemung Valley from a lookout station. Restroom facilities close mid-October, but trails remain open.

Elmira, NY

parks.ny.gov/parks/newtownbattlefield/details.aspx

FLX Harvest

 

 CHAMBERLAIN ACRES FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS, YEAR-ROUND 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Held rain or shine in a spacious greenhouse and offering an abundance produce, meat, cheese, jams & jellies, cider, honey and much more, all from regional farms!

Chamberlain Acres Perennial Nursery, Elmira, NY 

(607) 737-1313

Details at Chamberlain Acres Farmer’s Market Facebook Page

 

FALL FESTIVAL & INDIE DYER SPECTRUM FIBER FEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER  7   10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   2023

Craft and fiber vendors and Sportsman's Federation Chicken BBQ. 
Free Admission

Chemung County Fairgrounds, Horseheads, NY

Family Fun & Entertainment



 

CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

OPEN DAILY DURING SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 9:00 a.m.  - 7:00 p.m.  2023

A professionally designed maze honoring Elmira’s soaring legacy and the 50th Anniversary of the National Soaring Museum!  Fun for families and kids of all ages!  You’ll also find pumpkins, apples, cider and freshly made donuts!

Bradley Farms, Elmira, NY

(607) 732-9047

 

SMITHOME FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS in OCTOBER, 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  2023

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides & more on a 6th generation farm!

Smithome Farms, Big Flats, NY

(607) 562-3878 
www.smithomefarms.com

 


FARMLAND ANIMAL PARK

OPEN DAILY  8:00 a.m.  - 8:00 p.m.  2023

Family petting farm provides a chance to feed and experience animals up close against a breathtaking fall backdrop. Food, zipline, paddle boats, and wagon rides are also available.
Farmland Animal Park, Chemung, NY

www.farmlandanimalpark.com


REPTILE EXHIBIT AT ARNOT MALL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.   2023 
Corning Reptiles and More will return to the Event Center at the Arnot Mall for a Halloween themed event! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Trick or Treating among expo vendors from 10:00 - 1:00.
Arnot Mall, Horseheads, NY

Details at Arnot Mall Facebook Page


SPOOKY SWAMP GOLF

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29th 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  2023 

Miniature Golf like you have never seen before! Join the ghouls that lurk on our golf course after dark for a round this Halloween. Family Friendly event for most ages.
Eldridge Park, Elmira, NY

(607) 732-8440 
www.eldridgepark.org



HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  2023 

A family-friendly fall celebration- both spooky and not, with pumpkins, hayrides, face painting, slime-making, rocket building, spooky animals, scary stories & more! No admission fee & many free activities.
Tanglewood Nature Center, Elmira, NY

(607) 732-6060   
www.tanglewoodnaturecenter.com



TRICK OR TREAT AT THE ARNOT EVENT CENTER AT
ARNOT MALL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 3:00  p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   2023

The Twin Tiers largest indoor Treat or Treat Event where businesses and organizations will set up booths to distribute candy and prizes. This is a free event for area Trick or Treating kids. 
Arnot Mall, Horseheads, NY



Steele Teen Halloween Dance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:00 p.m.-9:0 p.m.  2023

Make tails, body parts, wings and more with sculpted foam, with fashion designer Shannah Warwick!
Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY



PUMPKIN EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, Noon-4:00 p.m.  2023

Free pumpkins and rides aboard the Sullivan mini train, games, live music, food vendors, and more. Hosted by the Sullivan Family and the Chemung County Sunrise Rotary.
Located behind The Diner at 59 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 







 

Festivals & Entertainment
 

55th ANNUAL OCTAGON FAIR at ELMIRA COLLEGE 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  2023

Community-wide fair with awesome vendors, food trucks and activities. Children are welcome. Free and open to the public.
Elmira College, Elmira, NY



2023 FALL TROUBLE BEGINS LECTURE SERIES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 18 & 25,  7:00 p.m.   2023 

Free public lectures held in the barn at Quarry Farm, Mark Twain's summer home.
Quarry Farm Barn, Elmira, NY
www.marktwainstudies.com  



ELMIRA RIVER SHARKS HOCKEY FIRST ARENA DEBUT GAME

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 6:35 p.m.   2023 

Be part of history as your Elmira River Sharks team takes the ice at for the first time at First Arena!
First Arena, Elmira, NY
www.firstarena.net


 

SWARTOUT’S BAIT & TACKLE OCTOBER FEST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   2023

Live music, Arts & Crafts Vendors, chainsaw artist, The Witches of the Southern Tier performance at 12:30, Halloween gift bags, food and much more.
Swartout's Bait & Tackle Shop. Elmira, NY


 

13TH ANNUAL ELMIRA HEIGHTS OKTOBERFEST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   2023

Free kid games, dozens of craft & food vendors, vintage, classic & sports cars, live music, and more!
East 14th Street, Elmira Heights, NY



 360PRONOIA MARKET

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   2023

A fun evening of entertainment with the chance to shop and network with over 20 local small businesses! Live music, raffles, and onsite food.
360Aurora Event & Performance, Elmira Heights, NY
East 14th Street, Elmira Heights, NY



OPENING CONCERT OF THE ORCHESTRA OF THE SOUTHERN FINGER LAKES 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:00 p.m.  2023
Step into from the chill and feel the thrill of a live, full orchestra concert with trumpet soloist at the reverberant Park Church
Park Church, Elmira , NY
208 W Gray St. Elmira , NY
https://www.osfl.org/2023-2024-osfl-season.html



CHILI COOKOFF AT DIVERSION BREWING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 4:00 p.m.   2023

Join in the football season fun! Prizes for winners.
Diversion Brewing Co, Chemung, NY

Details at Diversion Brewing Co. Facebook Page



BARKTOBERFEST AT DIVERSION BREWING

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   2023

5th Annual Barktoberfest dog costume contest and benefit for Stray Haven Shelter. Free samples of “doggy beer” and yummy dog treats, along with fabulous human treats.
Diversion Brewing Co, Chemung, NY

Details at Diversion Brewing Co. Facebook Page


 

WISNER MARKET TRUNK OR TREAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.   2023

Don your costumes and stop by Wisner Park in Downtown Elmira for an evening of treats and fun!
Wisner Park,
Elmira, NY
Details on Elmira Downtown Development Facebook Page



HALLOWEEN BASH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.   2023

Adult pumpkin carving, DJ, costume contest, music, food, specials, prizes & giveaways!
Ill Eagle Taphouse, Elmira, NY
Details on Ill Eagle Taphouse Facebook Page



TOWN OF SOUTHPORT HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.   2023
Free games, cider, donuts, prizes & treats. Trunk or Treat for kids 12 and under!
Chapel Park, Pine City, NY


 

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   2023

Meet Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, the residents of Tarry Town and the Headless Horseman, as they live the story, made famous by the legend. 
Clemens Center, Chemung, NY

www.clemenscenter.org

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