7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: October 30 - November 1

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 14:34:40-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's Halloween weekend and although things will be different this year, there are still plenty of events to celebrate the spooky season.

Haunted "Boowling" at Spare Lanes at 500 Pearl

Spare Lanes located at 500 Pearl is holding a two night Halloween bowling party Friday and Saturday. There will be discounted bowling, a virtual costume contest and food and drink specials. Reservations are required, for more information you can visit Spare Lanes' Facebook page here.

"All Potholes Eve" with Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo is hosting "All Potholes Eve" Saturday which it describes as "a ghoulishly-guided 31-mile roundtrip ride along with a Chiavetta’s dinner and stops for treats from Community Beer Works followed by a socially distanced afterparty." For tickets and more information you can visit the Slow Roll Buffalo website here.

Outdoor Film Screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at Albright-Knox Northland

The Albright-Knox is hosting a family-friendly outdoor film screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Albright-Knox Northland parking lot Friday. The art gallery says "celebrate the spooky season and enjoy a socially distant night out with your friends and family." You must register for this event, for more information and to register you can visit the Albright-Knox website here.

The Haunted Forest: Drive Thru at Becker Farms

Becker Farms has re-imagined its haunted hayride for 2020 due to COVID-19, it is now a haunted forest drive-thru. Becker Farms says "careful of the detour on Quaker Rd. Strange things have been known to happen on the lane that takes you through the forest that bypasses Becker Farms! The Haunted Forest Drive through is geared for ages starting as young as 7 years old depending on the child." To RSVP, buy tickets and for more information visit the farm's website here.

Visit a local pumpkin farm

If you have not made it out to a local pumpkin farm yet, this is one of your final opportunities to get that perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Two of the more popular pumpkin farms, Pumpkinville and The Great Pumpkin Farm, close for the season this weekend. For more information on Pumpkinville in Great Valley you can visit the website here and for more information on the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence you can visit the website here.

National Comedy Center's Boo Ha! Ha!

Halloween fun can be had at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown this weekend. The event will feature "a Halloween-themed museum experience for parents looking for a fun and safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating this year." For more information and to reserve your ticket visit the comedy center's website here.

Trick-or-treating alternatives throughout Western New York

Due to COVID-19 many local municipalities are discouraging traditional trick-or-treating, if you're looking for an alternative we have compiled a list of local events.

  • Buffalo police and Mayor Byron Brown host drive-thru trick-or-treat events at each of the city's five police stations Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can find more information here.
  • The City of Tonawanda hosts a drive-thru trick-or-treat event in the parking lot of Veterans Park on Niagara Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Officials ask you to enter off of Adam Street.
  • The Village of Williamsville says village businesses will have candy available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with Halloween events taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Island Park during the Williamsville Farmers Market.
  • In Dunkirk the National Night Out Committee will sponsor a drive-thru trick-or-treat event on 5th Street in front of Washington Park near the gazebo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Chautauqua Mall hosts a Candy Crawl on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. guests should enter the main entrance and visit the registration table just past Old Navy.
  • In West Seneca the New Hope United Methodist Church hosts a trunk-or-treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Organizers say local police and fire will be present.