BatFest – October 27, 2018

BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes, downtown Trick-or-Treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests BatArt and games for free family fun.

The event will take place Saturday, October 27, 2018 around downtown and at the Batavia Riverwalk and Peg Bond Pavilion from 10am to 2pm.

Also at the festival, shop the last of the Farmers’ Market outdoor season.

Batfest Sample Schedule of Events

A Frightfully Good Time – This was the schedule from 2017. The 2018 schedule is coming soon!




















Main Stage 

Dance Performance

Monster Mash Lesson and Performance by Batavia Academy of Dance

Dance Performance

All Dressed Up Costume Contest

Thriller Performance by Batavia Academy of Dance

Batavia Animal Clinic Pet Costume Contest

Daytime Fun

Downtown Trick-Or-Treating

Farmers’ Market


Pumpkin Roll Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 6

Marshmallow Shooting Range Hosted by SoleUnique

DIY Treat Bags Hosted by School of Art

Bat-Booth and Games Hosted by Sponsors and Businesses

Pumpkin Carving Battles Hosted by Water Street Studios

BatFest Stories and Songs (At the Batavia Public Library)

Halloween Parade Hosted by Batavia Mother’s Club and Funway

Tractor Pulled Hayrides Hosted by Batavia Park District- with donation to Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Spooky Short Scenes Hosted by Albright Theatre at Appleton Park Stage (Eastside of City Hall)

Presenting Sponsors