If you’re looking for something fun to get you into the Halloween spirit this weekend, I have the perfect thing.

This weekend for the kids is one of my favorite events! We have been going to it the last three years, and I would say it’s a must for you this fall season. It’s the Buffalo Zoo’s 17th Annual Howl-O-Ween Hayrides.

This event is great! Get the kids all dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume, and head out to do some trick-or-treating at the Buffalo Zoo! Yeah that’s right – you get the chance to wander through the zoo and not only check out some awesome animals, like the polar bear cubs Kali and Luna, but you get to do some trick-or-treating too! This event is especially great for the younger kids because it’s a more friendlier than frightful event.

Howl-O-Ween Hayrides runs this weekend and next weekend from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. all four days. Remember, kids, come in your favorite costumes because during the evening of fun, they do have a costume parade! Along with the trick-or-treating there is Halloween games for you to participate in, hayrides and, my favorite part, apple cider and donuts in the reptile house! Definitely a must for the Halloween season!

Now for the adults this Halloween season! Get into the Halloween spirit on the Niagara Wine Trail this weekend with the Hallowine Murder Mystery Weekend. Celebrate Halloween with the Wine Trail's annual murder mystery. This year’s event is called Three Rings to the Wind – A Circus Murder! (OK, if you don’t like clowns, no worries, just do what I do – Close your eyes and drink more wine. You’ll be just fine!) You can even come as yourself or pull out that super-cool costume you’ve been saving just for an event like this! You’ll spend the evening collecting clues and interviewing a different suspect character at each participating winery to solve the murder mystery! If you guess the right suspect too, you may even win a prize!

Tickets are good for all participating wineries today and tomorrow and even include a tasting of three wines and a commemorative wine glass at your starting winery!