Here in Buffalo, we are lucky enough to enjoy all four seasons, each with indoor and outdoor activities year-round! Fall in WNY is especially beautiful, as deep shades of amber, auburn, and crimson engulf the trees, creating breathtaking foliage views across Lake Erie and its surrounding areas.
If you’re making your way to the Queen City for 43North Finals on October 28th, here are a few fall activities you can check out while you’re here:
🍎 Mayer Brothers Cider Mill
📍1540 Seneca Creek Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224
Located just 15 from downtown, this WNY staple serves the community with nothing but the best apple cider on the east coast! This family-owned business has been delivering satisfaction to Western New Yorkers of all ages since its founding in 1852. The cider mill is renowned for its apple cider slushies and secret recipe doughnuts, but you will find much more upon arrival. Homestyle baked pies, donuts, candied apples, jams, maple syrups, artisan cheese – you name it!
🍷 Niagara Wine Trail Taste & Treat
📍Various locations, north of Buffalo
You heard us right, taste AND treat! Visit some of Western New York’s finest wineries during this event that lasts the entire month of October. Taste & treaters will enjoy three tastes of wine paired with a Halloween treat from each participating winery. Some of these wineries include (but are not limited to!) 810 Meadworks, Liten Buffel, and Schulze Vineyards & Winery. Wine up!
👻 Ghost Tours
📍Varous locations in Buffalo, NY
Spooky season just got a bit sp👀kier in Buffalo. If you enjoy a good fright, be sure to check out Buffalo Ghost Tours hosted by Buffalo History Tours. “Secrets of the Victorian Séance”, “Canalside Walking Ghost Tour”, and “Paranormal Proof Bus Tour” are held every weekend throughout the entire month of October. If you’re looking for an eerie ambiance while seeing some of Buffalo’s hidden treasures, this is the event for you.
😱 Frightworld, America’s Screampark
📍1001 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216
Looking for something a bit more thrilling than a ghost tour? Buffalo is home to Frightworld, America’s Screampark! Located just seconds from downtown at 1001 Hertel Ave, Frightworld is America’s largest and top rated indoor screampark, featuring 5 award-winning haunted attractions!
🧙♀️The Witches Ball at Statler City
📍107 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
Sure to offer you “A Bloody Good Time”, Buffalo’s best and most immersive Halloween experience is back and better than ever. Hosted at Statler City on Delaware Ave, this year’s Witches Ball is on October 30th from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. A fully stocked bar, entertainment, immersive experiences, music by some of the best Buffalo DJs, what more could you want to party into October 31st?
🎃 The Great Pumpkin Farm
📍 11199 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031
Home to the world’s first 1,000-pound pumpkin (which was rightfully featured in the Guinness World Book of Records), this family favorite is just 30 minutes away from downtown. Families travel from all over Western New York to visit this fall hotspot. Enjoy a warm donut, fresh cider, a warm brew from the Witches Brew Bar & Café, a hayride, and who knows… maybe another 1,000-pound pumpkin!
👻 Haunted Ghost Walk in Larkinville
📍Flying Bison Brewing Company, 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
Let us set the scene for you – a ghoulish stroll through Larkinville while learning about its history dating back to the 19th century, including “Gaslight Era mysteries, Victorian secrets, and Native American witchcraft from the days of the old Buffalo Creek Reservation”. This spooky evening walk is happening at 7:00 pm on select nights of October, reserve your spot today!