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Spooktacular at Utica Zoo | Fall in Central NY | New York by Rail

october, 2022

22octAll Day23Spooktacular at Utica Zoo(All Day) Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way

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Spooktacular at Utica Zoo

Spooktacular has trick-or-treating, games and crafts—all to support the Utica Zoo.

Feed the animals at Spooktacular at Utica Zoo. | Photo from Utica Zoo

Feed the animals at the Utica Zoo. | Photo from Utica Zoo

Utica Zoo’s annual Spooktacular fundraiser returns this year rain or shine at the Utica Zoo. This year, the event will run from Oct. 22 – 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Spooktacular is an annual event that features a plethora of fun activities for the whole family. Typically, the event hosts different forms of entertainment like live music and performances like dancing, hula hooping, magic shows and comedy.

Also Available at Spooktacular

Guests are encouraged to attend the event in their best Halloween costumes. Because Spooktacular is a Halloween-themed event, you can expect Halloween games and activities. Take your children trick-or-treating at the zoo and enjoy pumpkin painting contests.

Generally, there are also food trucks, a farmer’s market and an inflatable slide. This event is perfect for people of all ages. If you’re a Halloween enthusiast this is the event for you.

Spooktacular Tickets

Visit the Utica Zoo website for updates regarding tickets and other information.


Can’t get enough of Utica Zoo’s Halloween activities? Check out Beaversprite, a conservation trail to hike along while learning about wildlife. There are special Halloween-themed events on select days in October.

Take Amtrak to Spooktacular at Utica Zoo

Experience the festival via Utica Amtrak Station in Central New York—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Utica Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Utica office today at 315-736-0002.


october 22 (Saturday) - 23 (Sunday)


Utica Zoo

1 Utica Zoo Way