Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time for some spooky fun at the Utica Zoo. We're getting closer to their Spooktacular Harvest Festival.

This is going to be the 32nd year, the Utica Zoo has held their Spooktacular event... 32 years! Isn't that crazy?! Well, there's a reason why they do it every single year - It's such a fun event for the whole family. You'll have fun, your kids will have fun, it's just a great time.

This year's Spooktacular Harvest Festival takes place at the Utica Zoo (of course), on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st. The event runs from 11am to 5pm each day.

So what can you expect at this year's festival? Well, the Utica Zoo says,

Bring the whole family for a weekend of fall fun and spooky good times! Live Music, fall favorite treats, food trucks, trick or treating, games and activities, pumpkin carving and painting contest...

Music will be performed by The Brian Mulkerne Band.

This year's events include a costume parade (starting at 1pm in front of the auditorium), a pumpkin carving and a pumpkin painting contest (BUT the pumpkins must be carved or painted ahead of time and brought to the zoo), a photo booth, dancers and live music, a giant inflatable slide, and other fun activities and things for everyone. You can get more information and keep updated on the event by following the Facebook Event Page: Utica Zoo Spooktacular Harvest Festival.

And if you've never been to the Utica Zoo's Spooktacular celebration, you can take a look at the video (below), and hear about all the things the event usual includes and get an idea of what to expect. ***NOTE: the interview is from last year's event so the dates are obviously not the same. And some activities may change for this year.

Oh! And don't forget to wear your costumes.




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