Halloween News

Halloween a time for fun, safety, and smart snacking

(WKTV) - With Halloween finally upon us, doctors are warning parents about the risk factors that go along when their children get their treats. Read More »

Zombie Walk coming to the Stanley Center for the Arts

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica Stanley is going to be taken over by zombies this fall as the Center for the Arts teams up with the annual Utica Zombie Walk. Read More »

Send your Halloween candy to troops in Afghanistan

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Kids who went trick-or-treating on Halloween likely now have bags of candy in their homes. Tsar Dental Office in New Hartford is asking families to bring in their sugary treats to donate to U.S. troops that are stationed overseas. Read More »

After Sandy, decorations back up for Halloween

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - LIghts, spiders, ghosts and music made one house in East Utica a place to see Wednesday night, trick-or-treater or not. After having to take down their many decorations because of Hurricane Sandy, the Redmonds spent 8 hours redcorating for trick-or-treaters. Read More »

Local group creates score, performs to silent film at Uptown

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - In the spirit of Halloween, the Uptown Theater hosted a screening of the silent 1922 horror film Nosferatu on Sunday. Read More »

Trick or Treating cats receive free anti-flea products in Paris

PARIS, N.Y. (WKTV) - While many kids across the area were dressed up Wednesday for Halloween, some cats got into the act as well at the Paris Hill Cat Hospital. Read More »

Operation Halloween monitors sex offenders closely

Officials say that sex offenders under the supervision of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) will be closely monitored on Halloween to help ensure that New York’s children and their parents can safely enjoy holiday festivities in their neighborhoods. Read More »

State Police and citizen volunteers Conduct annual "Pumpkin Patrol" Halloween safety effort

New York State Police Troop T and citizen volunteers will conduct their 36th annual "Pumpkin Patrol" on October 30 and 31, the New York State Thruway Authority announced. The initiative is aimed at preventing Halloween pranks and protecting motorists along the 570-mile roadway. Read More »

Safety tips for pet parents this Halloween

Halloween may be a spooky time of year for children and their parents, but it can be especially scary for our pets. The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1. Read More »

Trick-or-Treaters ready for a safe Halloween

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - On Halloween Eve, the lines were long in local costume stores, children and adults getting last minute costumes before the big night. All as the Oneida County Sheriff's Office gives some tips to staying safe. Read More »

Despite Parkinson's, local woman carving pumpkins for youngsters for 15 years

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica woman makes the most of the Halloween season every year, despite a challenging obstacle to overcome in her daily life. For the past 15 years, Joyce Robinson has been carving pumpkins. Read More »

Haunted house in Sauquoit spooking visitors for more than 27 years

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Sauquoit house on Butler Road has been spooking visitors on Halloween night for 27 years - daring visitors to enter at their own risk and experience zombies, witches, skeletons and more. Read More »

See Best Cities to Trick-or-Treat in 2011

Now in its third year, the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index is designed to help kids (and parents) use data to identify cities that will boost their Halloween haul. Comment below and let us know why your town or neighborhood is the best. Read More »

Pumpkin picking a fun activity for Fall and for all

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. (WKTV) - With a little under two weeks away from Halloween, many houses across the region are already decked out in Fall regalia, including one of the mainstays of Autumn - pumpkins. Read More »

Werewolf Double Feature

Hairy can be scary or just plain fun during the werewolf doubleheader at Rome's Capitol Theatre. As always, the price is just right too. Read More »

New York State Halloween Attractions

Feel like a journey into terror? Here are some road trips that end in screams, but are worth the trip! Read More »

Family Halloween Train

Step out in your Halloween costume on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad! Read More »

Spirits In The Night 2

Ghost Seekers along with the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica provide tours of the Rutger Park mansions and describe what was found during recent investigations. Read More »

Ghost Train: A Night Of Haunted Rails With Ghost Seekers Of Central New York

''For those of us who like a chill down our spine from time to time, your evening on the "Ghost Train" begins in Union Station in Utica, NY where you'll be greeted by Ghost Seekers of Central New York. Read More »

RACC's Halloween House

Fun for all ages at the Rome Art and Community Center
Ocober 14, 15, 21, 22 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Read More »

Haunted House thrills in Utica

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One house in North Utica is not like the rest, especially in October. A popular new property has been constructed in the yard of 417 Jeannette Drive. Read More »

Seeking the paranormal at the Rutger St. mansions

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rutger St. mansions once played host to prominent figures in their hay days. Now they are worn down pieces of history. Inside their walls, some believe ghosts exist to tell their story to anyone who dares to listen. Read More »

Easy, affordable Halloween projects that kids - and adults - will love

Before the fall wind blows trick-or-treaters to your front door, make the most of the season with a few simple projects that your kids will love and you will too. They're easy, fun and very affordable. Read More »

Pumpkin carving tips from photojournalist Kirk Tupaj

Halloween is just around the corner, but if you haven't found that perfect pumpkin yet, it's not too late! If you're a first time carver, take a stab at these creative tips from photojournalist and pumpkin expert Kirk Tupaj. Read More »

PumpkinFest 2010 a big hit in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - We are still more than a month away from Halloween, but it was pumpkins galore this weekend in Cooperstown at the annual PumpkinFest. Read More »

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