Fright Nights at the Fair, one of the largest Halloween attractions in the Northeast, will close for the season this weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds. It has been haunting the Fair’s Beef Cattle Barn and surrounding areas since the last weekend in September. If you’ve missed it, this weekend will be your last chance to get your “fright” on before Halloween.
Fright Nights will be open just three more days: Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28. Attractions are open from 7 p.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Five haunted attractions – more than 12,000-square feet of spooky hallways, costumed characters and special effects – will once again operate under a single roof. A haunted hayride will rumble among darkened Fairgrounds buildings along a trail transformed by live actors and Halloween props.
In addition to the horror attractions, Fright Nights offers a variety of food concession stands and several children’s amusement rides as part of a non-scary, miniature carnival. The haunted houses and the hayride are not recommended for children younger than 9, and parents are urged to use discretion.
Visitors can explore all the haunted attractions and climb aboard the hayride for just $20.
The haunted attractions include “The Giant,” and all new attractions “The Haunted Mansion,” “Dungeon of Doom,” “3D Pirate House,” and “Hostel.” For more information, visit Fright Nights’ website www.frightnightsatthefair.com.
The Fairgrounds, home of the Great New York State Fair, is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates year round.