Weekly Feature

2007-10-17 / Entertainment


thurs. 18 Hell House Buffalo - Area premiere of Todd Warfield's interactive Halloween haunted house opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 and continues 7-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 745 Main St., second floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com fri. 19 Haunted History Ghost Walks - Join Mason Winfield as he brings out layers of meaning to architecture, history and geology that most people never thought could be connected to supernatural reports, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, the Lewiston Visitor Information Center, 476 Center St., Lewiston; $. 754-0166, www.ar tcouncil.org fri. 19 & sat. 20 Howl-o-ween Hayrides - There is something for every boy and "ghoul" at this friendly, not frightful event with treat stations, hayrides, games, apple cider and donuts, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. 995-6133, www.buffalozoo.org sat. 20 Monarch Monster Mash - Includes games, crafts, snack, mini hayride, story, friendly haunt walk and more. Proceeds to benefit the Parent Partners Association for the Playground Fund, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Monarch Little Learners Academy, 1025 Ridge Road, Lackawanna; $. 825-8644 Marble Orchard Ghost Walks - Explore the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best - and worst. Hear classic local ghost stories, myths, true tales of tragedy, crime, murder, mystery, love and death, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, the Courtyard, 476 Center St., Lewiston; $. www.artcouncil.org Frankenstein's Wacky Wedding - The Frankensteins (and The Lancaster Opera House) invite you and your friends to the wedding of Frankie and the Bride. Afterwards, join the fun at a Boo Bash reception, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $. 683-1776, wwwlancopera.org sat. 20 & 27 Haunted Gardens on the EEEErie Canal 2007 - Guided spooky stroll features 13 historic ghosts, Haunted Hayride, Haunted Greenhouse with refreshments and gift items, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27, the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens, 1825 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda; $. 213-0554 sun. 21 Halloween Parade - Children are invited to dress up in their costumes for the holiday parade, noon Sunday, Oct. 21, Town Hall, down Union Road to Southgate Plaza, West Seneca; free. www.westsenec a.net now-Oct. 26 Scarecrow Expo - Artistic interpretations of scarecrows will be displayed throughout the main streets of Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn, daily through Oct. 26. www.northof thefalls.com now-Oct. 28 Nightmare Hayride - Twenty-five minute tractor-drawn hayride that leads you down a creepy path with live scary creatures, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Sunday, Oct. 28 at Nightmare Hayride on Sommerville St., 6319 Sommerville Valley Road, Ellicottville; $. 699-4839, www.nightmarehayride.com now-Oct. 31 The MAiZE - Eight acres of a corn field maze planted in a Buffalo Bandits theme, through Oct. 31, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. 433-5505. www.CornFieldMaze.com Great Pumpkin Farm and Festival - Family fall festival with seasonal display, food, hayrides and world pumpkin weigh-off. Runs 10 a.m.-dusk daily through Oct. 31, the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence; $. 759-2260, www.greatpumpkinfarm.com Scare at the Fair - Haunted Mansion and Castle of Nightmares, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, through Oct. 31; kid-friendly "lights-on" hours available, The Fairgrounds, Showplace, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www. the- fairgrounds. com Pumpkinville - Features pumpkin yard, antique apple cider mill, 5-acre corn maze, hayrides, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, 4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley, minutes from Ellicottville. 699-2205 Haunted Hayride & Castle Labyrinth - 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. Also Area 51 Encounter and Pumpkin Fiesta, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 31, Becker Farms and Vineyards, 3760 Quaker Road, Gasport. 772-2211, www.bec ker farms.com Ghoulish Allentown

Take a tour of some spooky sites when the first Haunted Allentown will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in Allentown in Buffalo.

"Allentown is a perfect backdrop to the supernatural stories and folklore that has developed over its 150-year history," said Allentown Association President Christopher N. Brown.

Allentown's Victorian-era homes are authentically spooky, with soaring chimneys, glaring gargoyles and witch's hat turrets.

Working with noted author and paranormal expert Mason Winfield, event attendees will be encouraged to welcome the Halloween season with an October visit to Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood.

Visitors can take in 13 sites during the self-guided Haunted Walking Tour, where interpreters will recount each site's haunted history. Many of the sites feature interior tours, while some will be porch tours only. One site will feature high-tech ghosthunting demonstrations, given by the Ghosthunters of Rolling Hills.

Paranormal talks will be held each hour with topics such as "Buffalo's Haunted Architecture," given by Mason Winfield, "The Frontier's Most Haunted Cemetery," given by Rob Lockhart, and "Halloween and Psychic Communications," given by Ellen Bourn, president of the Lily Dale Association.

Each visitor will receive a full-color booklet called "The Streets of Allentown," which includes some of the most significant historic and architecturally significant homes.

Event headquarters will be the "haunted" Hamlin House, located at 432 Franklin St., between Virginia and Allen streets. Wine tasting, warm cider, donuts and more await, including the opportunity to have a reading by some of the area's top psychics, including Cassandra Joan (readings are not included in event ticket pr ice).

Tickets are $10 presale and $13 (day of the event, with a $2 discount for children under 12 or Allentown Association members on the day of the event only). Advance tickets are available at Positively Main St., 773 Elmwood Ave.; Quaker Bonnet Eatery, 175 Allen St.; Steel Crazy, Allen Street at Elmwood Avenue; Tickets.com outlets; or online at www.tickets.com.

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