What’s Happening | October 21, 22, & 23

Here’s a list of opportunities to get out and about this weekend!


imagePumpkin Patch Playtime will be held October 22 from 1 PM – 4 PM at The Local Gathering, 611 Shippensburg Rd.  $5: Pumpkin Painting; Bobbing for Apples; Pumpkin Bowling; Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin and Fishing for Candy. Ticket prices $5/child or $20/immediate family.

Beam’s Blue Mountain Farm will have their annual Fall Fest every Saturday in October from 10 AM – 4 PM.  There will be free hayrides through Scarecrow Hollow to the Pumpkin Fields to the pick your own pumpkin patch, free refreshments, a petting zoo, and a play area for children.

Free Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, October 22 from 7 AM – Noon at Nancy Grayson Elementary. Everyone is welcome to come get the clothing they need. Nancy Grayson Elementary School is located on Lurgan Avenue in Shippensburg.

Haunted History at the Shippensburg History Center will feature dark and scary stories of Shippensburg.  Stories of historic murder, mystery, and mayhem will be presented during a special tour at the Stewart House.  Entry tickets are $3/Members or $5/General Admission.  Dates and times are as follows:  October 21 at 7 PM, October 22 at 9:30 PM (after the parade), and October 28 at 7 PM and 8:30 PM. Cider and donuts will follow each tour.

The Relay For Life events of Shippensburg and Shippensburg University will be sponsoring the first annual Halloween 5K and Fun run to benefit The American Cancer Society. Get into the spirit of Halloween by wearing your favorite costume to the race and supporting a good cause! Onsite registration and check in will be Saturday, October 22 from Noon – 1 PM at Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road. The race will begin promptly at 1:00 PM.  Register Online HERE.

Enjoy the annual downtown Shippensburg Halloween parade on October 22 at 7 PM.


imageNewville Lion’s Halloween Bash is on Sat. Oct. 22nd 3 PM – 8 PM. Start things off with a costumed 1 mile Fun Run, then carve a pumpkin, roast a hot dog and enjoy an original musical from Maybe Less Trick a theater group from Big Spring High School. All proceeds benefit the Big Spring Food Bank. Newville Lions Club Fairgrounds.

Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle will host their Fall Festival on October 22 from 11 AM – 4 PM.  Bring the whole family out for food, fall arts & crafts, live music, hay rides & petting zoo, chainsaw carving, games & inflatables, trick-or-treating for kids (bags provided at entrance), BMX pro rider stunt shows and much more!  Rain Date:  Sunday, October 23.

Autumnfest Craft & Vendor Show takes place Saturday, October 22 from 9 AM until 3 PM at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street.  Door Prizes.  Raffles.  Food and Trick-or-Treat for children.image

On Saturday, October 22nd from Noon – 3 PM, downtown Carlisle will be offering the 7th annual Spooky Saturday. This day of trick-or-treating provides a safe, daylight environment for costumed children 12 and under to collect treats, make crafts, and play games while families discover the unique shops and restaurants downtown Carlisle has to offer. Maps of participating locations will be available at Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy, located at 56 W. High Street, on the day of the event.



imageFabio’s Events is having a Fall Festival on October 21, 2016 5 PM – 9 PM at  Montessori Academy, 875 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg.    Tickets – Children $10; Adults $15Fresh Homemade Soups & Sandwiches, Apple Dumplings, & Pies available A La Carte.  Tickets will include ALL Attractions:  Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Candy Scramble, Wheel barrel Races, Pie Eating Contest, Family Photo Booth

Join Franklin County Library for its 6th annual book sale Oct 20-23 hosted by Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens LCC. Thursday, October 20 (9 AM – 8 PM); Friday, October 21
(9 AM – 8 PM); October 22-23 (9 AM – 5 PM); Sunday, October 23 $5 Bag Sale

Jim’s Farmers Market is having their Customer Appreciation Days on October 21 and 22.  Vendor specials, Face painting, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cakes, Balloons, Refreshments, Kids games, Horse & Buggy rides, and More.

UR Sweet Repeats adult & home goods/decor sale will be on October 20, 21, and 22.  Thursday & Friday 7 AM – 7 PM, Saturday 7 AM – 2 PM. Amvets Pavilion, 750 5th Ave., Chambersburg

Country Creek Produce Farm is located at 3746 Etter Road and is home to Franklin County’s largest corn maze.  The “Hometown Heroes” Corn Maze has over 2 miles of paths and takes about 50 minutes to complete.  The farm’s attractions include the 14 acre corn maze, pick-ur-own pumpkin patch, hayrides, animals, pumpkin cannon, and more.

A Miniature Train rides the rails at Norlo Park, 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville on Saturdays. It is open to riders of all ages. The train, complete with a cattle car and caboose, is FREE to ride on Saturdays weather permitting from 1 PM to 4 PM throughout Summer & Fall.


The Annual Fall Festival at Reynolds Farm includes hayrides and pick your own pumpkins.  Over 27 activities are included with your admission, including viewing zoo, playgrounds, mega slides, wagon rides, mazes, games, and more.


imageThe 16th Annual Great Outdoors Festival takes place at the Whitetail Ski Resort, 13805 Blairs Valley Rd, Mercersburg. The festival will be held on October 22th & 23th, from 10 AM until 5 PM each day and will feature crafts, a dockdogs competition, food, demonstrations, and more! Adult tickets are $9 and Seniors/Children (ages 6 – 12) are $5. Admission is free for children age 5 and under.

Stoner’s Dairy Farm and Corn Maze in Mercersburg offers plenty of weekend Fall activities for any age.  This year their corn maze is jungle themed.  Fall Corn Maze Weekends continue through Sunday, October 30th. Hours are Saturday Noon – 10 PM & Sunday Noon – 5 PM, and Select Fridays 7 – 10 PM.  Haunted corn maze hours begins this Friday, October 21, next Friday October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Hours for all 3 nights are 7-10 PM.


Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium hosts its annual free Great Pumpkin Party Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon-4 PM.  Children can paint pumpkins to take home free-of-charge. Children who wear their Halloween costumes will get a trick-or-treat bag to fill with loose candy. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” Mister Ed will do a special reading of the book at 2 PM.   Artist Michael Allison will carve pumpkins that will be raffled to benefit the Adams County SPCA. Attendees may also enjoy live music, free refreshments and discounts on Halloween candy. Mister Ed’s is located 12 miles west of Gettysburg along the historic Lincoln Highway (Route 30) at 6019 Chambersburg Road, Orrtanna.


Visit Hersheypark in the Dark two more weekends in 2016 – October 21-23 & 28-30. Giant is selling discounted tickets!


Happy Hauntings, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park, 2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA will feature themed rides, special entertainment, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail – a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience. Saturdays and Sundays October 15-30, 2016  Times: Saturdays 2-9 PM & Sundays 2-8 PM

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will continue October  22 & 23  at Mount Hope Estate with the theme Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights II. The Faire features costumed characters, themed entertainment, music, dancing, 90 shows daily, royal kitchens, artisan merchants, and handcrafted wares. Mount Hope Estate is located in Northern Lancaster County at 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. The event is rain or shine.  Gates open 11 AM and close at 8 PM.

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