Thrills & Chills

With Thrills & Chills, we’ve gathered the best fall foliage, harvest, Halloween events and activities happening in the Elmira area so you can spend less time searching and more time having fun!


Find your favorite fall events and activities:




Phantom PhrightNights

Fridays & Saturdays, September 27 - October 26, 2019
at Bradley Farms

The region’s longest running Haunted Events venue! Three Phrightful Attractions, including a haunted house, Zombie Paintball & haunted woods ride.
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Fridays & Saturdays, September 28 - November 2, 2019
at Tag's Summer Stage

Featuring 4 bone-chillingly haunted attractions, an escape room, dark carnival games, psychic & tarot readers and other Halloween/fall themed attractions!
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13th Annual Ghost Walk

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19, 2019
at Woodlawn Cemetery

Explore first-hand accounts of history as told by the tenants of Woodlawn Cemetery during this lantern lit tour. Among the notables buried at Woodlawn is Mark Twain.
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Fright Fest 

Friday, October 25th, 2019
at Holiday Inn Elmira-Horseheads

The region's ultimate costume party with a variety of categories! Must be 21 years & older.
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Fall Foliage Glider Rides

Weekends in October
at Harris Hill Soaring Corporation

Named the #1 pick of Conde Nast Traveler’s list of Best Fall Foliage Adventures in the U.S., soaring at Harris Hill offers a breathtaking way to take in some of New York State’s most spectacular views.
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Leaf Peeping Paddle on the Chemung River

Saturday October 5th, 2019
with Southern Tier Kayak Tours

A guided paddle on the Chemung River, winding through glacier-cut cliffs and filled with spectacular foliage.
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Hike the Mark Twain Trail

Open all year round
at Tanglewood Nature Center

Hike the Mark Twain Trail

Overlooking the same river valley that inspired Mark Twain as he penned his classics, this trail also features quotes by the famous author.
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Chamberlain Acres Farmers Market

Sundays, Year-round
at Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist

Held rain or shine in a spacious greenhouse and offering an abundance produce, meat, cheese, jams & jellies, cider, honey and much more, all from regional farms!
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Haunted Happenings

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
at Tanglewood Nature Center

A family-friendly fall celebration with hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting, apple launching, spooky stories and more!
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Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Open daily during September and October
at Bradley Farms

A professionally designed maze honoring Elmira’s soaring legacy and the 50th Anniversary of the National Soaring Museum!  Fun for families and kids of all ages! You’ll also find pumpkins, apples, cider and freshly made donuts!
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Jill Lian: Tiny Things

Saturday, September 14 – Saturday, October 5, 2019
at the Arnot Art Museum

An exhibit of mobile macro photographs by internationally renowned photographer, Jill Lian. In addition, an Artist Talk with Jill Lian will be held on Saturday, October 3
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From the Tia Collection: Crafting Identity

Saturday, September 21 - December 28, 2019
at the Arnot Art Museum

Highlights from Around the World, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fernando Botero and Ai Weiwei.
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CATAPULT Shadow Dance Company

Saturday, October 5, 2019
at the Clemens Center

An amazingly imaginative combination of dance, storytelling, and sculpture.  Watch dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window, and more!
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The Charm of Old Vienna

Saturday, October 11th, 2019
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes at Park Church

This trio, comprised of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes' Concertmaster, principal cellist, and internationally acclaimed concert pianist and Steinway Artist, preforming music of the Viennese masters: Beethoven, Haydn, and Strauss.
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
at the Clemens Center

See all 37 plays in 97 minutes in this irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays!
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For more events happening in the fall and year-round,
check our full events calendar >