syracuse-cvb.jpgHaunted Houses, Sport Horses & Harvest Festivals  Syracuse, NY - It's All Hallows' Eve, are you ready for some ghoulish, gruesome frights? Muahahaha! That just doesn't look as scary as it sounds when it's typed out like that. But you get the idea. For spine-chilling, hair-raising, just plain weird fun, check out some spooky Syracuse Halloween activities to put you in the monster mash mood. Don't be afraid to click here. After the bloodcurdling, shrill screams of the headless horseman subside, stop by the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament at the War Memorial October 28 - November 1. When you've been inspired enough by the professionals, have at it yourself and saddle up, pawtna (that's "partner" for those unfamiliar with the lingo of the wild west). Head to the hills for some horseback riding at Highland Forest or Hilltop Ranch in Jamesville. Between the fright nights and the horse riding, you had to have scared up quite an appetite. Perfect timing! Feast your eyes and your taste buds at Pride of New York Harvest Fest, November 13, at the Empire Expo Center at the NYS Fairgrounds, where you can sample scrumptious New York specialties, farm-fresh produce, succulent meats, and flavorful wines and beer from producers within the state. Prime your palette for even more delectableness at the CNY Wine & Chocolate Festival, November 28, at the Empire Expo Center at the NYS Fairgrounds. Sip savory Finger Lakes region wines while you indulge in chocolates, cheeses and a myriad of other gourmet treats, including unique jewelry and quaint home goods. After all, you'll need to mend your nerves after the Halloween hysteria you endured the month before.