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Autumn is here and has brought with it an abundance of children’s fun just waiting to be harvested.

There is so much going on, in fact, you’ll have trouble fitting it all in.

To help you narrow down your options, we’ve collected 15 absolutely free autumn and Halloween events to choose from.

Pumpkinville

4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley

Admission is free and includes a petting farm, gem mining, a trip to goat mountain (where you can interact with goats), the children’s Storyland section, a tour of the antique cider mill and more.

For an additional $3.50 each (or $12 for an unlimited wristband), explore a corn maze, hayrides and a cow-themed tractor ride.

When: Open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 31.

For more information: Visit www.pumpkinville.com or call 699-2205.

Mysterious World of Bats

Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave.

Come dressed for a costume party and stay to see live bats from around the world. A local bat expert will introduce the bats and speak about the many ways bats benefit the environment.

When: Oct. 24. Costume party begins at 5:30 p.m., bat presentation starts at 6:30.

Space is limited. Register by calling 823-1854.

Sweet Charlottes

10255 Main St., Suite 9, Clarence.

This children’s play place and activity center will celebrate its first anniversary with a free Autumn Fest. Kids can have their faces painted, make crafts, play games, paint a pumpkin and enjoy treats and candy – all of it for free.

When: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Visit www.sweetcharlottes.org or call 320-5848.

Halloween Family Night

Adventure Landing, 2400 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.

Children in costume can enjoy a free game of golf, goody bags and special tournaments. Free cider and doughnuts will also be served.

When: From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Visit www.adventurelanding.com or call 832-6248.

Halloween Happenings

Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls

Children dressed as their favorite sea creature get free admission to the aquarium and will enjoy special activities and treats at the aquarium’s Halloween costume party.

When: From 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Visit www.aquariumofniagara.org or call 285-3575.

Orchard Park Halloween Party

Yates Park off South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park

Costumed kids are invited to march from Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Drive to Green Lake at Yates Park. Joining the parade will be a fire truck, police cars and hay wagon.

At Yates Park, take a hayride, navigate a hay maze, paint a pumpkin, roast marshmallows and walk through a haunted house. There will also be costume and pumpkin-carving contests. Everything is free except food and drinks, which will be available for purchase.

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Call the town’s recreation office, 662-6450.

Trunk or Treat

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., Tonawanda.

Go trick-or-treating from one decorated car trunk to another in the church parking lot. Children can watch Halloween movies, make paper crafts, decorate pumpkins and receive a treat bag. Free cider, doughnuts and homemade baked goods will be served. Wholesome costumes are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Call 692-6200.

Boo-levard of Fun

Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst

Jump into a haunted bounce house, make crafts, play carnival games and enjoy balloon animals, face painting, scary stories and live entertainment from Charlie and the Checkers. The free program is presented by the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department.

When: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Call 834-4970 or visit Boulevard-Mall.com

Halloween Spooktacular

Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.

Enjoy a free day of games, crafts, movies, hayrides and a haunted house. The first 300 children get a free gift.

When: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information: Call 286-6661.

Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-Treat

Elmwood Village

Parents can bring costumed kids younger than 10 to participating stores to collect free treats. Participating businesses will have a Safe Trick-or-Treat poster in their windows that says, “Get your treats here.”

When: From 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27.

For more information: Call the Elmwood Village Association at 881-0707.

Slime Time

Love Joy church, 5423 Genesee St., Lancaster

Kids will enjoy free games, activities and massive amounts of candy while parents enjoy free refreshments in the “Lab Lounge.” Wholesome costumes are encouraged.

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

For more information: Call 651-0400 or visit www.lovejoy.org.

Family Fun Night

Evangel Assembly of God, 8180 Greiner Road, Williamsville

Enjoy a free evening of pony rides, trick-or-treating plus free popcorn, hot dogs and candy. Wholesome costumes are encouraged.

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

For more information: Call 688-4941.

Hallelujah Night

Kenan Center Arena, 433 Locust St., Lockport

Community churches partner to present this free event, featuring carnival games, live entertainment, giveaways and a bounce house. Children in grade six or younger are invited to attend with an adult.

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

For more information: Call 625-9300.

Harvest Festival

Creekside Assembly of God church, 2625 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst

This free celebration includes games for all ages, hayrides, a movie and lots of candy to bring home. Free hot dogs, chips, beverages, pie, cake and desserts will also be served.

When: From 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2.

For more information: Call 689-9944.

Day of the Dead Walk

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew

Take a free, guided walk to learn about how local monarch butterflies are deeply connected to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.

When: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2.

Registration is necessary; call 683-5959.

email: schristmann@buffnews.com