Brooklyn Halloween Guide

Break out the black and orange and get ready to have a wicked time this October with this list of activities we’ve curated just for you this Halloween.

20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

Halloween pups in Fort Greene Park
Courtesy: Fort Greene Pups

Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 A.M.

Fort Greene Park

The Great PUPkin is the largest and longest-running dog costume competition in Brooklyn. Even if you don’t have a dog, you’re welcome to stop by to watch the dogs compete in this annual tradition! The competition will be judged by the following: Dr. Bill Farmer, owner, Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital, Matt Duncan, Art Director, Sesame Street, Jen LaPorta and Megan LaPorta, owners, Hudson Jane Restaurant, and one surprise VIP super-special celebrity guest judge!

The top ten winners will also receive the much-coveted Great PUPkin rosettes and since it is their big 20th anniversary, there will be many surprises in store!

More information here.

For the kids….

Harvest Festival

Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival
Courtesy: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday, October 20 at 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO

Head to the 9th Annual Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park. There’ll be many fall festivities including a parade with a brass band, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, games and more. Plus, food will be available from Fornino and Ample Hills.

More information here.

39th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair

Prospect Park Halloween haunted walk
Courtesy: Prospect Park Alliance

Saturday, October 27 at 12-3 P.M.

Lookout Hill, Prospect Park

Bring the family to Prospect Park’s 39th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair. Go for a spooky walk and watch out for zombies, werewolves, witches and other spirits in your path, and then head to the Halloween Fair on the Nethermead with offerings from food trucks.

More information here.


Courtesy: City Point

Saturday, October 27 at 2-5 p.m.

City Point, Downtown Brooklyn

Continue your Halloween festivities and head to City Point for Halloween tunes, boo-lloons, ghoulish face painting and more spooky activities at enjoy at this second annual after party.

More information here.

Ghouls & Gourds

Courtesy: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Saturday, October 27 at Noon – 5:30 P.M.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts its annual Halloween celebration with live music, rutabaga skee-ball, stilt dancing and a wacky costume parade.

Kids under 12 enter free!

More information here.


BAMboo! Halloween
Courtesy: BAM

Wednesday, October 31 at 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Downtown Brooklyn

Start off trick-or-treating at BAM’s annual Halloween block party. Bring the whole family for candy giveaways, games, arts and crafts, a costume contest and more!

More information here.

Halloween Harvest

lunapark halloween
Courtesy: Luna Park

Every weekend September 29 – October 28 at 11 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Luna Park, Coney Island

Halloween Harvest returns to Luna Park with magic shows, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, roaming artists, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and more throughout the park.

More information here.

For those 21+….

Fort Hamilton MWR Haunted Hospital

Fort hamilton haunted hospital
Courtesy: Fort Hamilton

Friday, October 26 at 8 P.M.

124 Wainwright Drive, Fort Hamilton

Ready for a spooky haunted hospital? The hospital has a children’s ward, morgue, and shock therapy fantasy rooms, pharmacy, visitors center, and a laboratory. Dare to enter the VIP morgue or shock therapy fantasy room with nurse and doctor ambassadors. The only way to escape is with the help of a health professional.

Costumes encouraged. Must be 21 and older to enter.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place of the costume contest.

Tickets include the following:

  • Quiet Event Headphones
  • Free Bowling
  • Full Haunted Hospital Experience
  • Food & Drinks for Purchase

More information here.


Greenwood Cemetery halloween
Courtesy: Green-Wood Cemetery

Friday, October 19 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Green-Wood Cemetery

What’s spookier than a graveyard on a late October evening? Wander Green-Wood Cemetery with candlelight as your guide and encounter musicians, moving images, performance artists and storytellers beneath the moonlight in this unique, historic setting.

Must be 21 and older to enter.

$75 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $80 for non-members

More information here.

Catland’s All Hallows Seance

Catland seance halloween
Courtesy: Catland

Sunday, October 28 at 7 – 9 P.M.

Catland, Bushwick

Catland is offering a group seance where attendees will have the opportunity to bring questions and guided through this unique engagement. Each attendee is asked to bring a single white candle of their choosing.

$50 per ticket. Space is limited.

More information here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Karaoke Revue and Halloween Extravaganza Presented by the Occassionalists

rocky horror halloween at bell house

The Bell House

Wednesday, October 31 at 7 P.M.

The Occassionalists’ Fourth Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Revue and Live Karaoke Halloween Extravaganza return to The Bell House this Halloween. There’ll be two complete live karaoke sets and a costume contest with prizes.

A benefit for The Center for Anti-Violence Education. Advance general admission tickets $12 / $15 day of show. $50 Advance VIP tickets / $60 day of show. VIP package includes open bar (beer, wine and well cocktails) from 7-9 P.M. and a gift bag.

More information here.