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!

 

FLX Foliage Fanatic

 

Fall Foliage Glider Rides

Weekends in October,  Weather Permitting 
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, 2022  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

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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

 

TASTE ON THE FARM at Eve’s Cidery

OCTOBER 8, 15, 22 & 29

Eve’s has been producing world-class, artisanal bottles since 2002, making it one of the nation’s most established cider makers. Tastings are offered in small groups and require a reservation.
Eve’s Cidery, Van Etten, NY
(607) 256-7554

www.evescidery.com 


 

FALL HARVEST PARTY & FUNDRAISER

OCTOBER 15, NOON-4:00 p.m.

A fun-filled afternoon with free pumpkin and face painting, fresh local food, music and free friends and family photos hosted by CalmUnity Farms, a cooperative equity farm in Elmira that uses permaculture principles to design sustainable systems to help with local  food insecurity. RSVP at www.calmunityfarms.com to pick up a locally grown jack-o-lantern at the event.
Ernie Davis Park, Lake & Clinton Streets, Elmira, NY

Family Fun & Entertainment

CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

OPEN DAILY DURING SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

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 & COLUMBUS DAY, 2022  11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

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

Smithome Farms, Big Flats, NY

(607) 562-3878 
www.smithomefarms.com



PUMPKIN EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 Noon-4:00 p.m.

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 


ALIVE AFTER 5

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Elmira’s Largest Happy Hour will celebrate the last event of the concert season! Live music by Three’s a Crowd, food and drink. Free admission. Located in the heart of Downtown in the majestic former Federal Building. Event provided by Elmira Downtown Development.
Ill Eagle Taphouse, Elmira, NY



MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022  7:00 p.m.

An all-ages theatre experience full of original magic, handmade robots, and modern slapstick. This 60-minute performance is fast-paced, interactive, and hilarious!
Clemens Center, Elmira, NY
(607) 734-8191 

www.clemenscenter.org


TEENS: Foam Props for Cosplay & Costumes with artist Shannah Warwick

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

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



KIDS HALLOWEEN SNACKS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Join your kids in preparing and eating healthy and fun Halloween snacks, while improving their food prep skills. Ages 5-12. Costumes encouraged. Advance tickets required. Coordinated by 360 Aurora Event Center and Fabulous Nutrition.
360 Aurora, Elmira Heights, NY

(607) 333-4764
www.360pronoia.com/booking  

 

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022  11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

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/event-4950382



MOVIES IN ELDRIDGE PARK: HOCUS POCUS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022  7:00 p.m. (Rain date: October 29)

Bring your blankets, camp chairs, and witches costumes for a free screening of this classic on the Eldridge Park Midway. Kool Treats Ice Cream will be on site.
Eldridge Park, Elmira, NY

(607) 732-1789   
www.eldridgepark.org



MONSTER MASH MINIGOLF  

OCTOBER 22, 23, 29, 30th 2022 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

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) 732-1789      
www.eldridgepark.org


LIBRARY OF DOOM TEEN HALLOWEEN DANCE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

All students in 7th-12th grades are invited to this FREE event! A dance created by teens, for teens! Watch out for those jump scares at the Teen Haunted Library Dance! Music, pizza, cider, games, costume contest, and more! Wear a costume or come as yourself! 
Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY


 

Trunk & Treat
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m

Stop by Winsner Park in Downtown Elmira for an evening of treats and fun!
Wisner Park, Elmira, NY



Pumpkin Palooza

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Family Games, Crafts, Treats and Snacks 
First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, Elmira, NY



TRICK OR TREAT AT THE ARNOT EVENT CENTER AT
ARNOT MALL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 AT 3:00  p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Festivals & Entertainment
 

54th ANNUAL OCTAGON FAIR at ELMIRA COLLEGE 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022  11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

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



2022 FALL TROUBLE BEGINS LECTURE SERIES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26,  7:00 p.m. 

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



RUMORS of FLEETWOOD MAC 45TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022  7:30 p.m. 

The RUMORS album performed note for note in its entirety.
First Arena, Elmira, NY
www.firstarena.net


 

12th ANNUAL ELMIRA HEIGHTS OKTOBERFEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 (RAIN DATE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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



OKTOBERFEST 360 MARKET

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stretch the Elmira Heights Oktoberfest down the street to the 360 Aurora Event Center to find additional craft and food vendors and live music! Free Admission.
360Aurora, Elmira Heights, NY
East 14th Street, Elmira Heights, NY

 


ELMIRA MAMMOTH HOCKEY INAUGURAL GAME

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 6:35 p.m.

Be part of history as your Elmira Mammoth Team takes the ice for the first time!
First Arena, Elmira, NY

www.firstarena.net


FALL 2022 CONCERT at THE PARK CHURCH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ithaca Concert Band will be performing in the spectacular sanctuary. Free and open to the public.
The Park Church, Elmira, NY

www.ithacaconcertband.org


BARKTOBERFEST AT DIVERSION BREWING

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

4th 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



Open Mic Night: Spooky Storytelling, Poetry, Music & More
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 6:00 p.m. Sign us start at 5:00 p.m.

Open mic night at Downtown Grind: Spooky Storytelling. This event is for Teens & adults. $6 pancake stacks & full menu available.
Downtown Grind, Elmira, NY



TOWN OF SOUTHPORT HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 Noon-2:00 p.m.

Free games, cider, donuts, prizes & treats. Trunk or Treat for kids 12 and under!
Chapel Park, Pine City, NY

Scream Worthy

Phantom PhrightNights &  Corn Maze

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 7—OCTOBER 29, 2022 

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, OCTOBER 7--OCTOBER 29, 2022 & COLUMBUS DAY 

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

FRIDAYS OCTOBER 7-OCTOBER 28, 2022  7:00 p.m.

An event devoted to horrors, oddities and the unexplained, with original movies, shorts and live theatrics designs to make the hair on your neck stand up. Selfie stations, costume contests and horror & sci-fi attractions. Tickets limited.

The L Event Center, Horseheads, NY

www.eventbrite.com/e/wicked-realm-film-festival-tickets-377010196647

 
ELMIRA GHOST WALK 

FRIDAY—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2022

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

(607) 734-4167

www.eventbrite.ca/e/elmira-ghostwalk-2022-oct-21-22-23-tickets-403605102727


TANGLE WITH ZOMBIES 2-MILE FUN RUN 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022 10:15 a.m.

Walk/Run Through the hills & valleys of Tanglewood while zombies are waiting to steal your flags! Advance registration required.

Tanglewood Nature Center,  Elmira, NY
(607) 732-6060

www.TanglewoodNatureCenter.com/event-4904857

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