Calling all ghouls and goblins! Wear your Halloween costume and visit Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. for its Spooktacular Oktoberfest. Discounted early-bird tickets go on sale, Monday, Oct. 3, at 12 noon on Eventbrite.


Activities at the event include costume contests for children and adults; fall treats like s’mores, apple cider, and donuts; cotton candy; hayrides; campfire ghost stories; crafts and more. Captain Lawrence will be on site in the designated food and drink area where refreshments will be available for purchase and attendees can listen to live music.


Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Halloween is a fun holiday not only for kids, but for adults, too. I’m thrilled the County is able to offer an event where families and adults can celebrate Halloween and the fall season.”


Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Kathy O’Connor said, “Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation has a history of folklore and is one of the most beautiful places in the County to experience the fall season.”


Early bird tickets go on sale, Monday, Oct. 3, at 12 noon, and are available through Friday, Oct. 7, and are $20 per person ages 3+. This ticket provides entry to all activities and the food and drink section. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 8, these tickets are $25. Pumpkin carving is $15. Tickets to the food and drink-only area are $15 per person, where refreshments will be available to purchase. Tickets will be available to purchase on Eventbrite.


Parking is free; the event is rain or shine. For more info or questions, call: (914) 864-7322.


Trailside Nature Museum is located at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River.




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Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just over one million.  Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes.  The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages.  Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life.  The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers.  Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting