Photos: Tioga Downs holds Halloween party; Nov. 1, 2014

Halloween Party at Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y.; Nov. 1, 2014

A giant, scary clown arrives for the Halloween Party held Nov. 1 at Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. The clown won the first place prize of $700, and was wearing a costume that he worked on for six months.

On Nov. 1, Tioga Downs held a “Night of the Living Zombies” Halloween Party at their Nichols, N.Y. casino. Hundreds arrived in creative costumes, all vying for prize money awarded for the best costume.

According to Kyle Messersmith, promotions at Tioga Downs Casino, a “Giant Clown” that arrived in a costume that took him six months to build, won the first place prize of $700, followed by the “Baby on the Hospital bed” for a second place prize of $500. And the third place winner, awarded $300, was the “Holiday Barbie 1944”.

Guests were also able to enjoy the $15 million parking garage that officially opened on Oct. 31, 2014, just one day before the Halloween celebration.

Next up at Tioga Downs is Winterfest, scheduled for Nov. 28 through Jan. 3. This festival of lights, and other events to be announced, are detailed at You can also call them, toll free, at 1- 888-WIN TIOGA to learn more.

Attached are photos from many of the creative costumes from this year’s event. To view a video of a werewolf dancing to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”, visit

To view a created music video with photos from the event, visit