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Haunted Fortress – Saturday, October 17 and October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. Learn about the haunted past of the Fort during this nocturnal tour. Admission is $20 per person, and advanced reservations and payment are required – call 716-745-7611 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Find out more at www.oldfortniagara.org.
Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo –Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11 at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo. Guests enjoy 16 treat stations, decorated grounds, Mother Goose readings and more. This event is free with Zoo admission; activities run from noon to 3 p.m. – find out more at www.buffalozoo.org or by calling 716-995-6133.
Halloween Happenings – Saturday, October 24 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St. in Niagara Falls. Event will feature contests, crafts, prizes and the animals of the Aquarium. The Aquarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and kids in costume receive free admission. For more information, visit www.aquariumofniagara.org.
Halloween Spooktacular – Friday, October 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Herschell Carrousel Factory, 180 Thompson St. in North Tonawanda. This family-friendly event will feature Halloween games, crafts and treats, plus a visit from the Buffalo Zoomobile at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per person, $5 for Carousel Society members – find out more at carrouselmuseum.org.