Posted: 10/11/2022

October in Lancaster, PA Travel Guide: Halloween

Treat your kiddos to a fun and festive Halloween event this year!

Trick or Treat at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

October 29 from 4pm - 6pm

Kiddos under 12 are invited to dress in their best costumes and head to Chery Crest Adventure Farms for a special trick or Treat event! Once you've filled your bags with enough candy, enjoy the many other activities on the farm. Spend the day exploring and end the night with a spectacular fireworks show starting at 8:30PM.

Columbia's Haunted Lantern Tour

October 22nd - 30th

The Art Printing Company in Columbia has been occupied by many historic figures such as Stephen Smith, Thaddeus Stevens, William Whipper, and William Wright throughout its years. This building was also used as a safe house in conjunction with The Underground Railroad. There is rich history here and has many tales to tell. Tickets begin at $20

Field of Screams

Open until early November

Choose from 4 attractions and spend your Halloween delightfully terrified. Choose from their Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum and Nocturnal Wasteland. Tickets for all 4 attractions is $35. Recommended for children above the age of 10.

Yummie's Boo Bash at Kitchen Kettle Village

October 29 from 9am - 6pm

Vistors of all ages enjoy Yummie's Boo Bash at Kitchen Kettle Village. Don't miss out on the costume contest, Whoopie Pie Making Experience, Spooktacular scavenger hunt for the kids and adult Treasure Hunt. Tickets start at $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for children (Ages 3-10).

LCBC Trunk or Treat

October 26th from 6:30pm - 8pm

Dress in your favorite non-scary costume, bring a bag for candy and walk through LCBC parking lot to each of the themed trunks! You'll be sure to fine lots of sweet treats! Free for everyone. There will be a food truck and a photo booth on-site. You'll also have a chance to win a $100 gift card to Sky Zone!

Halloween Storytime at Lancaster Public Library

October 27th at 4pm

The library will host reading of spooky stories, singing songs and making Halloween crafts. This event is for children ages 0-7. Don't forget to wear your costume!

Lititz Lions Halloween Parade

October 24th from 7pm - 9pm

Enjoy a family focused night and watch as the best floats crafted by local children pass by. If you would like to create your own float for the parade you can. See more details on their website.

Halloween Carnival

October 29th from 1pm - 4pm

Visit Manheim Township Recreation Department's 6th Annual Halloween Carnival! There will be carnival games with prizes, trunk or treat, Haunted Hall attraction and of course, candy! There will also be a costume contest and parade with live music. This event is free, however if you'd like to participate in the carnival games, tickets must be purchased.

Trick or Treat At The Nook

October 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This free event at Spooky Nook Sports features Trick or Treat stops of local vendors and Nook departments. Spooky Nook Food Court and Smoothie Bar will be open from 5pm - 9pm. Guests are required to register for this event. If you would like to have access to pumpkin painting, the bouncy house, a goody bag and fall activities, make sure to add on the "Spooky Zone" when registering. This "Spooky Zone" add-on is $10 per child, children 2 and under are free.

That Trunk or Treat at That Pet Place

October 23rd from 6:30pm - 8pm

Bring the whole family and including your dog! Enjoy a fun night in the parking lot of That Pet Place, where cars will be decorated and employees will be handing out treats to people and dogs. Be sure to fill up your candy bag and vote for your favorite trunk.

Eat, Shop and Be Scary...

October 24th from 6pm to 8pm

The whole family is invited to The Shops @ Rockvale to eat, shop and have fun! This annual Halloween event is surely not one to miss. There will be bounce houses, games, contests, live music, food trucks and so much more! The event is free, expect food purchases.

Telloween at Tellus 360

October 29th at 7pm - October 30th at 1:30am

Too old to go Trick or Treating? Look no further, for those 21 and older, than Tellus 360, an Irish Pub located in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Enjoy drinks and live music. Be sure to dress in your best costume because there is a competition to win, along with prize giveaways. Tickets are $15 dollars in advance and $20 dollars at the door.

Howl at the Moon at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA

October 8th and November 5th
Pack your blanket, hotdogs, and marshmallows for the bonfire, and learn about the wolves that live in Lititz during the Full Moon Tour.

Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings

Saturdays and Sundays in October

Put on your costumes, pack up the car and head on over to Dutch Wonderland, where you’ll see Duke the Dragon in his Halloween best. Don’t forget to trick-or-treat with the dinosaurs! Weather permitting.

Strasburg Scooter Tours Spooky Scoot

All of October
Take a hauntingly fun tour of the back roads by scooter! Rider’s tip: pack warm gloves and a scarf.

Legacy of Sleepy Hallow at the Strasburg Rail Road

October 6th - November 6th
Isabel Crane, a relative of the legendary Ichabod Crane, takes you on a frightful
journey surrounding the curse on her family.

Lancaster's Haunted History

This is no hocus-pocus – you’ll hear authentic ghost stories
told at the actual sites of the hauntings. These walking ghost tours take place
nightly in October.

Each municipality has designated their own time that Tricking or Treating will begin and end. A substantial amount of municipalities within the county will being Trick or Treating on, October 31 at 6pm and conclude at 8pm. Please check with your local municipality for further information.

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