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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: October 9 - October 11

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 13:37:08-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking to get out and take part in some activities while the nice weather is still around, there seems to be something for everyone to enjoy this weekend! Find a list of things to do in Western New York this weekend below.

Grab-N-Go Autumn Fest at the Eastern Hills Mall

Hammerl Amusements is bringing eight carnival food vendors, a farm stand with pumpkins, gourdes, apples and cider and an artisan market to the Eastern Hills Mall in front of JCPenney this weekend. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 10 to October 12 and will follow all NYS safety guidelines.

Haunted house in North Tonawanda to benefit Niagara County SPCA

Back again for another Halloween season is the haunted house at 870 Lee Avenue in North Tonawanda. WNY Property Kings, a local construction company, is hosting the event this year with proceeds to benefit the Niagara County SPCA. You can find more information here.

Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo

Here is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween this year. The zoo says "gather your little ghosts and goblins and Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo. This safe and spooktacular day at the Zoo features trick-or-treat candy stations (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm), a one-day photo pass, complimentary carousel rides (weather permitting), and Zoo admission. Purchase your tickets today for this frightfully fun, safe, and socially-distanced event designed for the whole family!" The event will take place October 10 and October 11, for more information visit the zoo's website here.

"Pay What You Can" at Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum says it will offer a "pay what you can option" for the entire month of October thanks to a grant from the New Car Dealers of Western New York. For more information visit their website here.

Explore the Silos - GLF Ghost Tours

Buffalo RiverWorks is hosting a tour of the GLF silos with experienced tour guides. For more information and to buy tickets visit their website here.

Visit a local Farmers Market

Local farmers markets got a late start to the season this year due to COVID-19, and if you haven't been able to get to one now is your chance. The markets run every weekend starting in the summer and go through the fall, so they will be ending soon. There are farmers markets in East Aurora, Clarence, Williamsville and the Elmwood Village to name a few.

Living History Weekend Returns to Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara will host its annual Living History Weekend October 10 and 11. Included in this two day event will be demonstrations on period cooking, blacksmithing, fur trading, eighteenth century laundry, military music and artillery. For more information click here.