10 Fun Things to Do This Halloween in Binghamton

Posted by Kim Washington on October 19, 2018

Halloween is coming and luckily, there are tons of fun things to do in Binghamton for macabre thrill-seekers and ghost hunters of all stripes. Embrace your spooky side this October with haunted houses, mazes, parades, ghost tours, and more. Because there's nothing scarier than a boring night inside your room!

Tour a haunted mansion

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Take a tour of the historic Roberson Mansion and prepare to get your socks knocked off! 

Get spooked at the zoo

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Visit the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park as they host their annual adult Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, featuring horrific scenes and characters! 

Visit a 60-acre scream park

Do you have what it takes to brave Reaper's Revenge? Located just a short drive away in Scranton, Pa., this popular attraction features four haunts in one: a haunted hayride, dark forest, pitch-black maze and zombie apocalypse!


Take in a Halloween parade

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After a five-year hiatus, the annual Downtown Binghamton Halloween Parade is making a comeback! This year's theme is 'Pirates and Princesses.' Don't miss out on all of the spooky fun!

Get tricks and treats at Apple Hills

Get tricked strolling through the haunted barn or treated by picking your own apples at Apple Hills! Trick or treat


Explore the paranormal

The Bundy Museum of History & Art is hosting two spooky events this month: An Evening of Eccentricities and Empirical Paranormal Ghost Tours! Listen to a ghost story or get your cards read -- what's in your future? 


Take a ghostly walking tour of downtown Binghamton

Want to meet some ghosts? Take a tour of downtown Bing as spirits of Binghamton's past float by!


Have a haunting-good time at Hillside

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Head to Hillside Commons for games, prizes and a costume contest!

Get crafty in Susquehanna

Don't have a costume yet? Stop by Susquehanna and create the perfect paper-mache mask! 


Learn about the origins of Halloween

Want to learn more about Halloween? From its original meaning to why it's celebrated on Oct. 31, a guest speaker will tell you all about it! 


We love sharing your spooky Binghamton photos. Be sure to tag your Halloween posts with #Scarecats! 

Kim Washington is an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations and an undergraduate student in the BA English Literature and Creative Writing Program. She loves writing and reading, dancing, cooking and watching movies. 

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