Category Archives: Fall

297. Landmark Theater Ghost Hunt

Where has October gone? It’s almost over!

With that being said and last week being fright week there will still be a few haunting activities sprinkled in from now until Halloween.

The Landmark Theater is old…it’s really old… it’s gone through quite a few changes in the past (almost) 100 years…it was built in the 1920s and has seen all the changes throughout Syracuse… which means, it’s got a lot of stories to tell.


The ghost hunt is exactly what it sounds like, through the telling of stories & a spooky tour, you can have a chance to meet some of the oldest ghosts in all of Syracuse.

Remember that MTV show, Fear? Well…I used to think that was the coolest idea…setting up in an abandoned hospital, or jail and experiencing some paranormal activity…until I became terrified of ghosts and I’m now scared of the dark.

BUT, it’s still really cool to think that there’s tons of history alive in Landmark! What a great way to get to know your city, and have a fun night out with friends!


It’s Saturday October 26th from 5:30-8:30. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Landmark Theater Box Office…or check out this deal for 50% off!

Tip: Stick around afterwards for the Zombie Ball starting at 8:30

location: Landmark Theater

293. Tim’s Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween just 11 days away, it’s time to get those pumpkins carved! One of my favorite snacks is roasted pumpkin seeds…deeeelicious!

They always taste best when they come straight from a pumpkin you’ve carved yourself.

A few days ago, a reader inquired about where to find the best pumpkin patch in Syracuse and I have to say without a doubt, Tim’s Pumpkin Patch is my favorite.


ALSO, and this is a big ALSO, you can schedule a group bon-fire right there at Tim’s Pumpkin patch! They start the fire for you, supply the wood & you can accommodate up to 30 people!!

There’s a corn maze, a petting zoo, a wagon ride and more…seriously, if you’re looking for a Pumpkin excursion, this is the place!


Tim’s Pumpkin Patch is open 7 days a week 9am-6pm & they accept credit cards.

There’s a lot of really good baked goods! Try checking them out!!

Tip: This is a pet friendly area, just as long as your dog is on a leash!

Location: 2901 Rose Hill Rd Marietta, NY 13110

284. Adams Acres

Adams Acres is an organic apple farm in Syracuse.

Their apples are a little more expensive than the other orchards coming in at around $1.30/lb but they’re all organic!

They’re open Wednesday-Friday 1pm-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Adams Acres

They’ve got quite the variety of apples from Honeycrisp (MY FAVORITE!) to Florina.

Tip: If you’re like me and you’re wondering what apples work with what, check out this chart!

Location: 7047 Seviers Road Jamesville NY

282. Navarino Orchard

This week is all things apple!

Did you know that New York State averages 29.5 million bushels of apples annually? THAT is a lot of apples!

Which is why I’ve decided to dedicate this week to all things apple! In honor of the Apple Fest happening this weekend, there’s a lot going on with apples in our fine city!


Navarino Orchard is great for those fall afternoons with the family. They’ve got a ton of different types of apples, from Cortland to Red Delicious. You can also pick up your Halloween pumpkin at Narvarino Orchard as well! Two birds, one stone! I’m all about saving time these days.

They’re open from Monday-Friday 8am-7pm and weekends 8am-6pm.

Tip: It’s $.90 a pound for apples

Location: 3655 Route 20 Syracuse, NY 13215

280. Lafayette Apple Run

I apologize if we’re on apple overload, but really…we’ve got to embrace this!

The Lafayette Apple Run is an outdoor 5k or 15k (depending on your level of fitness!) held during the Apple Fest (more on that later!)


It is Sunday October 13th in the scenic Tully Valley. It’s going to be really beautiful to run a 5 or 15k on a brisk fall day with the leaves all burning colors and the scent of apples in the air!

Tip: Sign up for the race here. Registration is $25 w/o a tshirt


279. Abbotts Farms Fall Festivals

Along with Beak and Skiff being pretty standard for apple picking, Abbotts farms also has some pretty fun events happening at their orchard as well.


They’ve got a series throughout the fall called the Fall Festival. Each weekend through the end of October they have a series of fun events going on from corn mazes to apple picking and more!  They even make apple cider on the property, and you can get a chance to watch them press it right there!

This is a great weekend activity in Syracuse! Admission is $6.

Tip: Open Saturday 10-6pm and Sundays 1-6pm

location: Abbotts Farms, Baldwinsville NY

278. Fright Night At The Fair

October is a spooky month. With all of the Halloween around it’s always cool to give yourself a bit of a fright…which is why you should check out Fright Night at the Fair.

Fright night is every Friday, Saturday & Sunday through October.


Be prepared to be scared silly with spooky halloween monsters! They’ve got haunted hayrides, clown prisons, creepy dungeons and scary haunted houses. This is certainly one of those things that you would want to gather a group of friends to come with you & do! Tickets are $20 for an all inclusive scary evening!

Tip: Follow Fright Night on facebook for more details!

location: NYS Fairgrounds

276. Beak and Skiff

Apples in Upstate New York…one of the rarest forms of happiness anyone can experience.

Apple picking is one of my favorite activities. I love apples! The smell, the taste, the food you can make from apples! (My mom makes the best apple pie!)


There’s a lot to be said for the many orchards in and around Syracuse but one of the most common is Beak and Skiff.

Everyone knows about Beak and Skiff apple cider, it’s sold everywhere and it’s honestly, the most delicious cider you’ll drink!

You can spend the whole day picking apples, enjoying a meal at their 1911 Cafe and trying out their hard ciders at the distillery.

This is absolutely one of those “very typical Upstate NY” activities, but it’s always so much fun!

Tip: Ever wonder when the best time to pick your favorite apples is? Check this schedule out for more details!