As leaves turn yellow and red in towns around Pennsylvania, the time comes for the month of full-blown decorating and celebrating. The locals take Halloween very seriously so you can count on the most spooky and scary attractions here. For the small children, there is also plenty of things to do: pumpkin picking and decorating, hayrides, crafts, and trick-or-treating. Combine foliage watching with Halloween and go on a train ride at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad or run a zombie race with all your friends!
Zombie Mud Run, Shocktoberfest (canceled in 2020)
The Zombie Mud Run at Shocktoberfest, Reading, could be the funniest race you've ever run. A Post-Apocalyptic 5K obstacle run gets complicated when zombies infected with the living dead virus are getting in your way. This exciting, adrenalin producing activity will be the one that you'll remember. Runners can pick between "Human" and "Zombie" teams when they sign up. For a human squad, the mission is to survive through the mud and zombies and get to the Green Zone. The zombie team needs to infect as many humans as possible before they get to the Green Zone.
The Count's Halloween Spooktacular, Sesame Place (September 26–November 1, 2020)
The Count's Halloween Spooktacular is a special holiday program at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Based on the Sesame Street television program, this show is perfect for little children to have fun and enjoy themselves. Visitors can enjoy Count von Count-themed rides, watch many performances, go trick-or-treating, wonder in the maze, take part in a scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins, and of course, wear a costume! The main highlight of the celebration is the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade with ten decorated floats, music and dancing, and kids' favorite furry friends.
Selinsgrove Halloween Parade (canceled in 2020)
Selinsgrove Halloween Parade is perhaps the most famous such event in Pennsylvania called The Halloween on Steroids in the Grove. The whole town embraces the idea to act a little crazy and fave as much fun as possible. Kids and adults wear costumes to participate in the parade and trick-or-treat on Market Street.
Valley of Fear and The Original Haunted Hayrides, Feasterville (canceled in 2020)
Valley of Fear and The Original Haunted Hayrides is a Halloween attraction located in Feasterville, PA. Are you brave enough for a hayride through America’s most horrifying woods? With many special effects, giant sets, a twisting trail, this is a genuinely adrenaline-boosting Halloween experience. There is also a Z Escape Adventure and other rides. Valley of Fear is located at the Phoenix Sports Club 301 W. Bristol Rd.
Halloween Bar Crawl, Pittsburgh (October 23, 2021)
Pittsburgh Halloween Bar Crawl has become one of the favorite local Halloween traditions. Every participant gets two free drinks over five venues and a great after-party. The bonus is that you'll be drinking with dozens of zombies, ghosts, goblins, and witches. Come in a costume to have the best experience! After the bar crawl, there is a party with a DJ or a rocking band.
The city of Philadelphia offers another bloody entertainment to brighten up your Halloween experience—a Witches and Ghosts tour. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the darker side of history.