Halloween & Fall Harvest Activities
Celebrate Halloween in Western PA and discover lots of fun ways to experience fall with the family.
Laurel Highlands Fall Fun
For Halloween this year, plan a spooky getaway that’s more “thrilling” than “chilling."
Families love to celebrate Halloween in Western PA because the Laurel Highlands has lots of hayrides, corn mazes and spooky attractions for kids of all ages. Huston’s Haunted Hollow in Somerset County offers frightening fun for everyone from the haunted farmhouse to hayride of horror to the evil woods walk. Faranda Farm Harvest Festival in Hollsopple features a 5-acre corn maze and hayrides.
Don't miss Idlewild's HallowBoo! It’s the Idlewild you know and love with a FUN, family-oriented, Happy Halloween twist! Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, rides and attractions, Trick or Treating through Story Book Forest, and much more!
Autumnfest at Seven Springs
In traditional Seven Springs style, there will be activities available for the entire family at Autumnfest. Besides the extraordinary musical entertainment and novelty acts, guests can stroll through the arts and crafts bazaar, perusing the wares of artisans and crafters, selecting that perfect keepsake to commemorate their visit to the Laurel Highlands. Be sure to visit the pumpkin patch for a family portrait or take a scenic chairlift ride to Lake Tahoe and enjoy even more Autumnfest activities. Don't miss the myriad of delectable food on the Autumnfest buffet!
Hours are 11 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
- September 28 and 29, 2013 | Apples and Cider Weekend
- October 5 and 6, 2013 | Pumpkin Weekend
- October 12 and 13, 2013 | Chocolate & Chili Weekend
- October 19 and 20, 2013 | Kids' Halloween Weekend
Faranda Farm Harvest Festival
Hours in October
Monday – Thursday Closed
Friday 4pm- Dusk
Saturday 11am – Dusk
Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Adult & Youth – $7.00
Under 2 – Free
Fun Farm Admission:
Adult & Youth – $11.00
Under 2 – Free
Fun Farm Pass: One price for the Fun Farm activities includes 5 Acre Corn Maze and Barn Yard Pass activities.
Night at the Zoo
Observe the wild and interesting behaviors of the animals at Living Treasure Wild Animal Park at night!
During the month of October, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, take a walk in the dark through the torch lit walkways of Living Treasures Wild Animal Park. Hear the laughing Hyenas and spot the glowing eyes of the 10 foot Alligators and Tigers along with seeing over 50 other species of animals, many of which are nocturnal. Night at the Zoo is likely the only opportunity most guests will ever have to observe the wild and interesting behaviors many wild animals have at night. Flashlights are available for purchase at the gift shop to help you spot our animals.
Last guests are admitted at 10:00 pm.
Children who bring their Jack O Lanterns receive free admission with a paying adult, the Jack O Lanterns will be displayed at the park and prizes are awarded every week for the best pumpkins.
For those who are looking for a more chilling experience, you’re always welcome to climb aboard one of the Haunted Hayloft's haunted hayrides. Haunted Hayloft features 11 new haunts including a corn maze and haunted hayride through the Haunted Forest Hair-Raising Fun!
Then, if you’d like to add to your goose-bump collection, you can always treat yourself to a fright at Huston’s Haunted Hollow. Their haunted house will have you on edge from the moment you enter, while their Hayride of Horror & Evil Forest will have you clinging to your companion along the most frightening 30–minute ride of your life. Afterward, you can settle your jangling nerves and calm yourself around a blazing bon fire while savoring your favorite refreshments.
For those in the Smock area, you can find a thrill with Allen's Haunted Hayrides! For the month of October, a Smock dairy farm changes its focus from cows to haunted hayrides. As many as 15 scenes populates a one mile, wooded area visible only from a wagon seat, cushioned with straw. Campfires cast an eerie glow, as folks roast hot dogs and marshmallows.
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