By Alicia Dziak

It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner and there are so many fun events leading up to the big day to help you get in the spirit!

If you’re looking to stay right here in Springville, take your pick.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, enjoy a Trunk or Treat event at Our Savior Lutheran Church. From 3 to 7 p.m., this event features free candy, pumpkin painting, snacks and church information. For more info, visit

On Monday, Oct. 30, head to the Concord Public Library for their Pumpkin Party. From 6 to 7 p.m., put on a costume, bring the kids, and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly program will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers, and decorating a trick or treat bag. End the party with trick-or-treating in the library. Registration is required by calling 592-7742.

Don’t miss the annual Halloween parade down Main Street. On Oct. 31, let your little ones show off their costumes in Springville!

On Halloween, be sure to stop by Trunk or Treat at Springville’s First United Methodist Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  Find more info at

If you’re looking for something a little less local but just as much fun, there are many other festive activities within a short drive of Springville.

On Oct. 26, head to the mall for the annual Galleria of Treats Trick-or-Treating Event on the lower level near Forever 21, presented by the American Cancer Society. The event features dozens of trick-or-treating tables for children to visit and build their candy collection, including treats and prizes available at The Pumpkin Patch in the center of all the action. Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the Customer Service Desk located on the upper level near Macy’s for $3, while at-the-door tickets will be available the day-of for $2. All ticket sales benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (716) 689-6982.

Head to Gowanda on Friday, Oct. 27 for Baggers Night, Gowanda Harley-Davidson’s twist on “Trunk or Treat.” Dress up and decorate your bike, fill your Saddlebags with candy for the kids, and enjoy free Pumpkins and carving for the kids. Prizes for best costumed rider and best decorated bike. For more info, visit

Saturday, Oct. 28 brings a variety of special events to WNY.

Sign up for the annual EVL Half and 5K, making its way through Ellicottville. Plan a costume and navigate the scenic route, with prizes awarded not only for best times, but also for best costumes. For more info, visit

From 3 to 6 p.m., take part in Halloween Happenings at the Aquarium of Niagara. Kids who dress as their favorite sea creature receive free admission. Celebrate a spooky time in a safe and fun environment. For more info, visit

Kids can go on a Trick or Treat Adventure at Beaver Meadows. Bring your little ones and search out fun places at Beaver Meadow. Collect treats as you go and end up at the nature center for cider and donuts. Cost is $5, and pre-registration is required by calling (585) 457-3228.

Enjoy Halloween inside at the Broadway Market in Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fun includes trick or treating for children 12 and under, a kids costume parade and the annual costume contest. It’s just another great reason to visit the market with your family. Market vendors will have treats. The costume parade starts at noon. For more info, visit