Halloween haunts and trunk or treats continue in St. Lawrence County
Halloween activities are planned in communities all over the county this year.
Haunts, truck or treats, corn mazes and other spooky shenanigans are scheduled.SUNY Canton trunk or treat
The SUNY Canton Early Childhood program will host a "Trunk or Treat" event from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 on campus in Parking Lot 5, rain or shine.
The event is free and open to families of children aged 2-10.
"A 'trunk or treat’ is similar to the traditional trick or treat that takes place on Halloween," explained Maureen P. Maiocco, Ed.D., Early Childhood AS and BBA program coordinator.
"Children wear costumes and collect candy and prizes in one location, as they visit vehicles decorated by SUNY Canton faculty, staff and students. It is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween."
Treats at the fairgrounds
The annual Gouverneur Trunk or Treat will be held at the fairgrounds off Rock Island Street on. Friday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m. To register a trunk for this event email [email protected].
Black Light Party
SLC Arts, 6 Raymond St., Potsdam, will host a Mystic Mediums Black Light Party on Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m. with tarot card readings, performance art, art activities, and dance with music by local DJ Doug Chase.
Those attending are invited to come in costume.
$10 cover at the door.
Cash bar available.
The event is sponsored by Community Bank.
Ghoulish Open Mic
A “Ghoulish Open Mic” Halloween event will be hosted by the Village Writers Guild Friday, Oct. 28.
The event will be held at the Potsdam Public Library from 6-8 p.m.
The community is invited to share a ghastly autumnal or fantastical piece of your own writing, or listen to spooky stories from talented local artists.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg invites you to the Remington Haunting: A Family Event on Friday, Oct 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. The event is sponsored by America 1 Realty. Admission is $5 per person of any age, cash only.
For much of its nearly 100 years as a Museum, the Parish Mansion has been the subject of ghost stories. One rumored story is about Madame Ameriga Vespucci, who lived here from 1841-1859 with the house’s owner, George Parish. It is said that her heart was broken when he left her here when he inherited his title as the Baron von Senftenberg and moved to his castle in Vienna, Austria.
Ghosts and apparitions will take over the Museum for two nights of scary adventure and fun.
There will be a heart-stopping ghost tour through the Parish Mansion and a scaredy cat walk on the main floor for the meek at heart.
For more information contact Melanie Flack, at 315-393-2425 or [email protected].
Phantoms in the Park
Canton Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Phantoms in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Village Park.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a Costume Contest with prizes awarded to the Scariest, Most Original, Funniest, Most Patriotic, Cutest, Most Creative Use of Recycled Materials, and Families at Phantoms.
Around noon, a Trick or Treat parade to downtown Canton businesses will take place.
The event is also sponsored by SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University Student Activities.
Nightmare on Arena Drive
“Nightmare on Arena Drive” will be held Oct. 29 from 8-11 p.m. for adults ages 21 and over at 44 Arena Drive, Chase Mills.
A costume contest and DJ Todd will be featured.
The event has a $5 cover charge and BYOB.
Light refreshments will be available.
To RSVP call 315-764-7473, Facebook message: Town of Louisville, New York, or email [email protected].
Haunted trail in Edwards
A haunted trail and children’s candy trail will be staged at Edwards-Knox Central School Saturday, Oct. 29, to support the junior class.
The children’s non-spooky candy walk will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and cost $5 (bring a bag or pumpkin).
Haunted spooky trail tours will be from 6-9 and are not suitable for young children. Cost is $5 per person to walk the trail; or a $20 per family rate.
Snacks from Bacon Barbecue and Plum Brook Café can be purchased.
Entrance to the trail will be near the bus garage.
NY Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center, 21 Hawkins Point Rd., will host a Jack-O’-Lantern Jubilee on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-3 p.m.
There will be pumpkin painting, movies, games, activities and trick or treating for all costumed kids.
Free admission and parking, rain or shine.
The Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department, 1081 County Route 54, North Lawrence, will host its 3rd annual trunk or treat and haunted bays event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m.
This year the department is expanding the haunted bays through-out the fire-station.
Drop in if you dare, trunk or treat and bay will begin at 6.
Those interested in setting up a vehicle to hand out candy can contact the department.
There will be a $5 to enter the haunted bays. All proceeds go towards Lawrenceville Rec committee.
Potsdam trunk or treat
The Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 May Road, will host a trunk or treat on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m.
Morley trunk or treat
The Morley Wesleyan Church, 7254 County Route 27, Canton, will hold a trunk or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m.
Howl-A-Ween activities will be held at Nicandri Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30.
Goodie bags, scavenger hunts, outdoor games, costumes, photo area, crafts, and temporary tattoos will be among the Halloween activities.
The weekend of free activities will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
There will be several activity stations with activities inside and out, so dress accordingly.
The event is geared toward elementary-aged children and their families.
Trunks at Massena school
The annual Trunk or Treat, hosted by the Massena Drug Free Community Coalition, will be held Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Massena High School parking lot.
The public is invited for trunks, costumes, and candy/giveaways. This year the event will be back to normal with in-person Trunk or Treat, compared to last year’s drive-thru event.
Each year it continues to grow more community member “trunkers” and community member “treaters.”
To register to be a trunker, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event.
You will need a car/tractor/trunk to decorate, and your own candy/giveaways to hand out to the kids.
All decorated trunks have to be onsite by 1 p.m. for set up.
For trunk ideas, Pinterest and Google have great ideas when you search “trunk or treat.” You can wear a costume or not, whichever you prefer, said organizers.
This year there will be trophy awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
A weekend-long ‘Haunted Hall of Science’ program will be held at the North Country Children’s Museum on Raymond Street in Potsdam on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The museum will be haunted with the ghosts of creepy lessons past.
It will feature lighting ghosts on fire and watching them fly, making your own eerie shadow behind the TV screen, embracing your inner mad scientist and stitching together a toy abomination.
The program is included with membership and admission.
Trunk or treat
Sand Hill Stables will host a trunk or treat on Oct. 29 starting at 2 p.m. at 94 Trim Road St. in St. Regis Falls.
Admission is free.
There will be pony rides ($10), petting zoo, costume contest and candy.
The Ogdensburg Elks Lodge, 332 Caroline St., will host its first annual Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3-7 p.m. Donations are welcomed.
The Massena Senior Citizens will be hosting a Halloween dance at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St. on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The band North Country will play from 5-9 p.m.
Cover charge is $5.
There will be three prizes for the best costume.
Kitchen will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Anyone 45 and older is welcome.
The New York Power Authority will host its Spooktacular Halloween Party at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in Massena on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Events will include pumpkin painting, games, crafts, movies and trick or treating for all children in costume. The fun is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free.
During the party, guests will also be able to view the wide array of interactive exhibits at the visitors center on the themes of water power and the St. Lawrence facility, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Visitors can touch, see and listen to the many interactive exhibits while enjoying the panoramic views of the NYPA power dam.
The visitors center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information call 315-764-0226 ext. 302.
Library trunk or treat
Trunk or Treat will be offered at the Hepburn Library of Madrid on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. for younger goblins and 5:30-7 p.m. for older spooks.
If you are interested in hosting a trunk, call 315-322- 5673 to reserve a spot.
The 8th Annual Potsdam Haunted Infirmary will be held Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7-11:30 p.m. at Clarkson Hall, 59 Main St.
Tickets for the event, hosted and organized by the Clarkson University Students Without Borders physician assistants group, are $15.
This year there will be a movie showing and bake sale in the Hall’s reception area.
Cash and cards are accepted.
All guests younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Not recommended for children under 10.
Proceeds from donations and ticket sales at the event will be used to buy medical supplies and medicine used for the group’s annual medical mission trip to Nicaragua.
Over the program's spring break from classes, first and second year students travel with medical supplies to provide health care to an underserved, impoverished part of Nicaragua.
During their last trip in 2019 over 670 patients were treated.
The group’s goal each year is to raise as much money as possible to help those in need.
Canton trunk or treat
Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., will host a trunk or treat Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. in the parking lot.
There will be a bragging rights contest for trick-or-treaters to choose the best costume/car theme.
Only provide store-bought treats/goodies.
Non-food items are also a choice for individuals with food allergies or dietary restrictions.
A paranormal investigation will be conducted on TikTok by the Saint Lawrence Paranormal Society at the Russell Theater on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m.
The Russell Theater was built in 1917.
There are four reported deaths on the property and two jail cells in the basement.
The society claims this location has a lot of paranormal activity.
SL Paranormal has investigated this location multiple times and claims to have experienced shadow people, voices, lights going on and off by themselves, footsteps, children's laughter and more.
Jack Vaisey lead investigator and founder of Saint Lawrence paranormal society has been doing paranormal investigations for going on 15 years now and has done over 350 investigations throughout the Eastern seaboard.
The society currently has 221,000 followers on TikTok alone and more on YouTube or Facebook.
Potsdam trunk or treat
Potsdam’s Robert J. Freego Amvets Post 282, Auxiliary and Sons is holding a drive-thru trunk or treat on Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. or until the candy is gone at the post at 6771 U.S. Highway 11.
The New Testament Church, 7 LaBoda Lane, Ogdensburg invites the public for a free harvest party on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. The Assembly of God Church will join them.
Costumes are encouraged. There will be a variety of game booths, candy and prizes for the kids, as well as door prizes, coffee and baked goods for the adults.
Info: Patti White, 518-420-2190.
Treats at Norfolk FD
The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., 1 Furnace St., will host a trunk or treat on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Children attending will be able to see the fire trucks.
Colton trunk or treat
The Well Community Church, 4852 State Route 56, will host a trunk or treat on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Hammond trunk or treat
A trunk or treat event will be held at the Hammond Presbyterian Church, 215 St. Lawrence Ave., on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Those who want to bring a car or decorate a table can contact the church office at 315-325-5665.
Hannawa truck or treat
The Helping Hands of Potsdam organization is hosting a truck or treat at 5868 State Route 56 on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.
The food pantry will be open as well.