Village Trick or Treat Hours and other Area Fall Activities

VILLAGE TRICK OR TREAT HOURS October 31, 6pm – 8pm


GOWANDA FIRE DEPARTMENT Annual Costume Parade, October 31 at 5:30pm

This year the annual parade will walk down West Main Street!  Line up starts at 5:15pm on North Water Street business parking lot.  Parade begins at 5:30pm ends at Chang Hu Park where Best Costumes will be awarded.  Gowanda Fire Department will also provide Cider and Donuts!


Reserve your tickets today!


Dates and Times: Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
Location: 50 Commercial Street
Gowanda, NY

Description: The New York and Lake Erie Railroad and Love INC will be having a “Halloween Express” train ride out of Gowanda on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

The train will depart from the Gowanda Depot at 50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, at 11am and make a 20 mile, approximately 2.5 hour trip to South Dayton and back.  There will be a short layover in South Dayton.  Passengers are invited to dress in costume, and prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Train tickets prices are $15 per person for adults, $10 per person for children age 3-11 yrs (children 2 and under may ride on the lap of a ticket holder.)   If there are any unsold seats, they will go on sale starting at 10 am, the morning of the trip, at the Gowanda Depot.  Questions may be directed to Love INC at 716-532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 9am-1pm.

GOWANDA’s HISTORIC HOLLYWOOD THEATER Horror at the Hollywood, October 28, 29, 30 & 31

The Haunted Theater funs from Oct. 28th – Oct. 31st 6pm-9pm. Admission is only $5.00! Come out and support the Hollywood!

GOWANDA FREE METHODIST CHURCH  Trunk or Treat, October 31 4-7:30pm

Gowanda’s Trunk or Treat is back! Halloween Night! 4-7:30pm. Over 1,000 people came through last year!  Free Candy, Coffee, Cider and Donuts!! 
Gowanda-area residents are invited to participate. Simply bring your dressed up Trunk and a bunch of candy to the GFMC Main Parking Lot by 3:30pm.
Stop by and warm up as we will have burn barrels going throughout the night!


The Collins Regional Historical Society will once again be hosting a FREE HALLOWEEN PARTY for ALL residents (ALL ages) from the township of Collins, including; past residents, residents of the Village of Gowanda, the Cattaraugus Reservation & both Springville & Gowanda School Districts.

There will be spooky sound effects & spooky Halloween music to enhance the FREE pumpkins for children (of all ages) to decorate with markers. There will also be FREE cookie decorating, create your own spooky cookie and other crafts for the younger crowd (or the young at heart!). We will provide bags for the children (again any age) to march around (weather permitting outside, weather not permitting, inside) trick or treating in a safe, fun environment!  Residents who enjoy the holiday are urged to participate by bringing bags of treats to hand out to the trick or treaters! Come in costume, ready made or made from your own imagination. Check out the other costumes for ideas for next year! We will provide FREE snacks and cider throughout the event.

We urge adults who have old pictures, photographs, postcards, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, diaries or advertising memorabilia concerning the town (including all areas aforementioned) to bring them to share with us.  Those who grew up in the area, or have lived in the area for many years, or those who have moved away and are stopping only for a visit, share your memories with us, write them down, or simply tell one of our members & they will transcribe your memories for you.

Those who share anything from candy for the trick or treaters to any memories, or physical property belonging to Collins’ by gone era will receive a FREE one year membership to the historical society. Those whose items or memories appear in our upcoming book; Collins’ Tales, will also receive one FREE copy of the book on publication (additional books will be available for a nominal fee).

Event to be held at the L. K. Painter Community Center at 2355 Main Street in Collins, NY 14034 on Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Message from Water Department:

Please be advised that the Village of Gowanda has contracted National Metering Services Inc. to upgrade its water meter system.  National Metering will be installing meters and soliciting door to door in your neighborhood during the next three – four weeks.  The new meters will be read by radio transmitter.   This installation service is free of charge.  Access to your home or place of business to install the new meter will be required.  In order for an installation to take place they will require that someone 18 years or older be present at the time of installation.  Please have water meter area clear.  National Metering Services’ installers are required to be in uniform and to have identification badges displayed at all times (our Village Clerk has copies of these badges at the village office if you would like to see a copy).  Their vehicles will also be appropriately marked with their company name.  If you would like to call them an schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-448-0009 or go online at  If you have any other questions please contact the Village of Gowanda at 716-532-3353.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.