October brings with it a chill in the air, as well as the thrills of the Halloween season. For travelers looking for a spooky weekend getaway, there's plenty of scary fun awaiting in Cooperstown. We've compiled a list of can't-miss Halloween events during your October stay at The Otesaga.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
A fall visit to The Farmers' Museum is a must-see destination for visitors to Cooperstown. A stroll through the Historic Village, surrounded by the colorful foliage is a peak autumn experience. During the Halloween season, it's also the perfect time to get your dose of spooky stories. On Fridays and Saturdays in October, sign up for a Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tour where you'll take a lantern-lit tour while hearing about the mysteries and supernatural happenings that have occurred on the grounds of the museum. These half-hour tours are inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night.
Art in the Dark
Like The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum is just a short distance from The Otesaga, and they are also getting into the spirit with some Halloween programming. Art in the Dark Tours allow visitors to the museum's collection in a whole new way, as guides lead the way through the galleries by lantern light. Offered on Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, these tours also give visitors the opportunity to view paintings with a special ultraviolet light. As tour guides delve into the mysteries surrounding different paintings, a visit to Fenimore Art Museum is another way to add some Halloween thrills during your stay at The Otesaga.
Hyde & Shriek
By day, visitors to Hyde Hall delight in the beauty and history of this 19th century neoclassical mansion overlooking Otsego Lake. During the Halloween season, things get a bit spookier with Hyde & Shriek Candlelight Ghost Tours, where visitors hear ghostly tales related to this National Historic Landmark. Lit by candlelight, this guided tour is sure to leave you with shivers down your spine! Also during October, Orange County NY Paranormal will be on site to discuss the findings of their paranormal investigation, and to show visitors how to conduct their own experiments.
If you're ready for some thrills and chills this Halloween, Cooperstown is your destination! Plan your Otesaga October getaway today to make the most of this spirited season.