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Halloween is a few weeks away, and the Cayuga County area is brimming with haunted houses, costume parties and more in the meantime. Here are all the ones we know about:

(This guide will be updated throughout the month, so if you have an event to add, please send it to us! Visit auburnpub.com/calendar and use the submission link at the top of the page, email citizencalendar@lee.net, or mail the information to David Wilcox, The Citizen, 25 Dill St., Auburn. All listings are free. For more information, call (315) 282-2245.)

🎃 Thriller Thursdays

WHAT: An after-hours film series featuring classic horror characters

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursdays in October (please arrive by 6:45 p.m.)

WHERE: Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Visit seymourlibrary.org or call (315) 252-2571

🎃 Wacky Weekends

WHAT: A seven-acre corn maze, Spook Woods, wagon rides, a western town of Tombstone and more.

WHEN: Open noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27

WHERE: Penny's Country Farm, 1540 Gray Road, Union Springs

COST: Admission $8 adults, $5 children; $1 discount if you come in costume

WHAT: Long-running haunted attraction by A.P.E. Productions featuring horror characters and other scary scenery. 

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October, as well as children's matinees from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and special hours from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, and 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

WHERE: Across from Spirit Halloween in Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Admission $5; supports Hugs for Cara and the Cayuga County Emergency Veterans Fund

🎃 Screams & Screens B-Movie Series: "The Brides of Dracula"

WHAT: Biweekly film series curated by Ed Catto

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15

WHERE: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn

COST: Tickets $2

INFO: Visit auburnpublictheater.org or call (315) 253-6669

🎃 Free taco dinner and pumpkin carving event

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 2 Chapel St., Seneca Falls

COST: Free and open to the public

🎃 Muggle Meetup and Hogwarts Yoga Class

WHAT: Includes mocktails and other wizardly treats, as well as a free treat for those who dress as their favorite Harry Potter character.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17

WHERE: 3 Leaf Tea/Zen Den Studio, 16 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public; preregistration for class required

INFO: Visit threeleaftea.com

🎃 Haunted hayrides

WHEN: Full scare rides from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26; no scare rides from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26

WHERE: Bailiwick Market & Cafe, 441 Route 5. Elbridge

COST: Admission $5 per person, $15 for groups of four, cash only. Not recommended for children younger than 8. Supports Jordan Scout Troop 57

INFO: Call (315) 277-5632

🎃 Old-Fashioned Halloween

WHAT: Annual family celebration with trick-or-treating from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 2:30 p.m., costume parades at 12:30 and 3 p.m. with prizes, pumpkin carving from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., horse and wagon rides, Model T rides, refreshments, music, tours and more.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE: Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Road, Owasco

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-7644

🎃 Great Pumpkin Celebration

WHAT: Free photos with the Peanuts gangs, Halloween crafts like owl masks, burlap bags, jack-o'lanterns and cat signs, ring toss games for prizes, costume parades at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and trick-or-treating at 4 p.m. Oct 31.

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19-20 and 25-26; 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 28-30; and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

INFO: Visit basspro.com/auburn

🎃 Monster Mash Dance Party

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE: Center court, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Free and open to the public; costumes encouraged

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

🎃 Happy Owl-ween

WHAT: Live owl display and presentation with Jean Soprano of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, followed by a hike to explore night sights and sounds. 

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE: Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah

COST: Admission $5 children, $10 adults, $25 families

INFO: Call (315) 365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org.

🎃 Public Ghost Hunt with Upstate Supernatural

WHEN: 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 19

WHERE: Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Admission $30 per person

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

🎃 Pumpkin Patch Open House

WHAT: Decorate a pumpkin to display, with face painting, cookie decorating, cider and doughnut holes, new fall books and more. Pumpkin pickup begins Oct. 17; pumpkins due back by 9 p.m. Oct. 23.

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

WHERE: Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport

INFO: Call (315) 834-6222

🎃 Fall Festival

WHAT: Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite story book character, fall treats, tours of Fort Hill Cemetery with the Seward House Museum, campfire stories with Ranger Kim and more.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Visit seymourlibrary.org or call (315) 252-2571

🎃 "Hotel Transylvania"

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27

WHERE: Track Cinema, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Tickets 25 cents

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit trackcinema.com

🎃 The Undead Street Crew Car Show and Toe Tagger

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

🎃 Fall Festival of Fun

WHAT: Face painting, pumpkin decorating, bow-making demonstration by Jodi Stone, gifts, holiday preview, seasonal refreshments and more. Participants include Breezy Meadows Alpacas, Paparazzi Jewelry, Touch of Love (personalized piggy banks), Homic Advanced Chiropractic, Historic Grounds Coffee, Montezuma Winery and Lakewater Creations (wrapped beach glass).

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Smiley's Town & Country, 7368 Owasco Road, Owasco

COST: Admission free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 252-7529

🎃 Mall-wide Trick-or-Treat

WHAT: Costumes encouraged; bring a bag or pick up a free one courtesy of the mall at the customer service desk

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

🎃 Trunk-or-Treat

WHAT: Children's Halloween event with superhero costume contest, free games, candy and prizes

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Conference center, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 255-1188 or visit fingerlakesmall.com

🎃 Second annual Family Spooktacular

WHAT: Family Halloween event with costume contest at 3 p.m., scary stories, trick-or-treating stations, door prizes, children's activities, 50/50 raffles and more

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: West End Theater, 217 W. Genesee St., Auburn

INFO: Visit mgreducation.com

🎃 Trunk-or-Treat

WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Half Acre Union Church, 1768 W. Genesee St. Road, Aurelius

🎃 Tot-friendly Halloween Carnival

WHAT: Old-fashioned carnival with games that include witches hats, bean bags and balloons, a Dark & Spooky Haunted Mini-Tour, a fortune teller, pizza, homemade cookies and more. 

WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Poplar Ridge Friends Meetinghouse, 1868 Poplar Ridge Road, Poplar Ridge

COST: Admission free and open to the public; activity tickets 25 cents each, and prizes for all games. Costumes encouraged. Supports UNICEF.

🎃 Trunk-or-treat

WHAT: Safe children's event where they trick-or-treat from car to car under adult supervision.

WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Auburn United Methodist Church parking lot, 99 South St., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 253-6295

🎃 Halloween Beer Party

WHAT: Party with music and prizes; costumes encouraged.

WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Prison City Pub & Brewery, 28 State St., Auburn

COST: No cover

🎃 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

WHAT: Screening with costume contests and audience participation, presented by Auburn Players Community Theatre as a fundraiser for the group.

WHEN: 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn

COST: Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door; tickets and audience participation kits $35 advance, $40 at the door

INFO: Visit auburnplayers.org or call (315) 702-7832

🎃 Halloween party

WHAT: Party with DJ.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

WHERE: A.T. Walley & Co., 119 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: No cover

INFO: Call (315) 282-7314

🎃 Screams & Screens B-Movie Series: "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (TV movie pilot)

WHAT: Biweekly film series curated by Ed Catto

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29

WHERE: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn

COST: Tickets $2

INFO: Visit auburnpublictheater.org or call (315) 253-6669

🎃 Story Time Trick-or-Treat

WHAT: Trick-or-treat around the library; costumes encouraged.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

COST: No registration required

INFO: Call (315) 685-5135

🎃 Halloween Safe House

WHAT: Haunted house designed and run by Auburn High School students, with free concessions and candy. 

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Booker T. Washington Community Center, 23 Chapman Ave., Auburn

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Call (315) 253-3207

🎃 Halloween party

WHAT: Party with spooky jazz by Bob Piorun and The Kats, drink and food specials and more.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Next Chapter Brewpub, Genesee Center, 100 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: No cover

🎃 aaduna Halloween Gala 2019

WHAT: Harlem Renaissance, carnivals, jumbee, witches, spirits, art, live music, wine, beer, soft drinks, snacks, refreshments and words from poets, writers and lyricists.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door; costumes requested but not required

INFO: Visit aaduna.org/halloween2019 or send payment to aaduna, 144 Genesee St., Suite 102-259, Auburn, NY 13021

🎃 Halloween party

WHAT: Party with music by The Beta Males.

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Moondog's Lounge, 24 State St., Auburn

COST: No cover

INFO: Call (315) 253-3339 or visit moondoglounge.com

🎃 "Spooky Science Colloquium"

WHAT: Science-themed costume contest and spooky science presentations by Wells College faculty.

WHEN: 12:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

WHERE: Room 209, Stratton Hall, Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: Visit wells.edu

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Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or david.wilcox@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.

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