Lasdon Fall Festival and Halloween Train ShowThe 11th Annual Halloween Train Show and Fall Festival at Lasdon Park in Somers is not to be missed, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6-7; 13-14; 20-21 and 27- 28., and Columbus Day, Monday, October 8.

The principal attraction of the event will be the huge miniature railroad layout featuring Lionel and similar scale trains traveling past haunted houses, spooky scenes and whimsical dioramas.

Step inside the haunted house and explore the rooms where you will find ghosts, witches and a special room with a dragon in his lair. The experience is fun for families and children of all ages.

Visitors can also stroll through the Lasdon Conservatory’s rainforest exhibit that will include a special “fairy adventure” (bring your smart phones to fully experience it). Meet and greet a “live” dinosaur in the Dinosaur Garden or discover the new children’s maze. Youngsters can use a free app to help Karina the virtual fairy grow her make believe garden.

There will be music, entertainment, face painting, storybook readings and selected vendors. There will be musical acts throughout the festival including the southern rock sounds of Chamomile & Whiskey, who will perform live on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food will be available from Fork in the Road Café food truck, which will have a full menu for lunch or early dinner. The Broken Arrow Brewery will offer beer tasting and the Garden Shop will sell fall mums, pumpkins, gifts, food and refreshments.

The Veterans Museum will only be open those weekends by advance appointment. The museum is featuring an exhibit about the Korean conflict.

Admission is $5 per child and $10 per adult. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Lasdon to support these programs and events.

The event is presented by the Friends of Lasdon and Westchester County Parks.

Lasdon Park is located at 2610 Amawalk Road (Route 35) in Somers.

For information, including dates and times of special attractions, go to or call (914) 864-7268.