Celebrate Halloween in Western PA and discover lots of fun ways to experience fall with the family.

hallowboo-landing2For 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!

While exploring the great family fun Halloween activities in the Laurel Highlands, PA don't forget to check out our astonishing Fall Foliage and bloodcurdling Haunted Attractions.


hallowboo-175pxWhat do you get when you mix the Idlewild you know and love with trick-or-treating, specially themed rides and attractions, Halloween entertainment, and a whole lot more? Idlewild's HALLOWBOO! See the Laurel Highlands with its foliage ablaze in beautiful color while the park is decorated with thousands of cornstalks, hay bales, and pumpkins too! Designed for the entire family, it may be a little spooky and fun, but there's nothing frightful about this Halloween event. Hallowboo! is definitely a "treat" worth experiencing.

Autumnfest at Seven Springs

autumnfest13-175pxTreat yourself to a spectacular weekend in the mountains and enjoy the best of Pennsylvania's beautiful fall foliage!

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.

Autumnfest Weekends

  • October 4 & 5, 2014 | Apples and Cider
  • October 11 & 12, 2014 | Pumpkins
  • October 18 & 19, 2014 Chili & Chocolate
  • October 25 & 26, 2014 | Kids' Halloween

Faranda Farm Harvest Festival

Faranda-175pxCome celebrate the Faranda Farm Harvest Festival. One price for the barnyard activities includes Hayride, Hay Maze, Hay Fort, Kids Play Area, Feeding the Animals, Bean Bag Toss, Duck Races, Little Tike Rally, I Spy Game, Par 1 Golf, Corn Hole Toss, Giant Sling Shot and others! (Excludes 5 acre corn maze)

Hours in September
Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Hours in October
Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday 4pm- Dusk
Saturday 11am - Dusk
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Barnyard Admission:
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

nightatthezoo-175pxObserve the wild and interesting behaviors of the animals at Living Treasures 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.

Experience this rare opportunity to observe the animals at night on Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays from October 2-31. 

Haunted Attractions

haunted-175pxFor 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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