The Joys of October: Baseball, Pumpkins, and Halloween
Fall is our favorite time of year, when we appreciate the year’s harvest and take in the views along the rolling hills of Otsego County.
A visit to Cooperstown/Otsego County this time of year is simply spooktacular. Whether you’re ghost hunting, visiting your favorite baseball haunts, or carving a jack-o-lantern, Cooperstown/Otsego County is the perfect place for your autumn adventure.
Hyde and shriek!
, a neoclassical mansion brimming with specters, is a must-visit stop on New York State’s Haunted History Trail. Take a candlelit tour and see where ghosts have been sighted over the last 150 years. Tours are available this Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 28-29) $20 per person. Learn more.
Image a sea of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, lit up and grinning into the night sky. That’s exactly what you’ll see at the Cooperstown Art Association’s annual Pumpkin Glow. Drop off your pumpkins earlier in the day, and come back later in the evening to enjoy the glowing gourds and get in the Halloween spirit with activities and treats. Sunday, October 30th, from 6-7 p.m. Learn more.
The World Series!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for baseball fans, and with the Cubs in the series for the first time since 1945, this year is already one for the history books. Get in the spirit of the game by visiting Cooperstown’s historic baseball exhibits at the Baseball Hall of Fame
. See lifelike renditions of baseball greats at the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum
, watch live bat turning during a tour of the Cooperstown Bat Company
factory and prepare to root, root, root for your favorite team!