Posted: 10/12/2023

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
Head to the farm for a TRICK-OR-TREAT celebration from 4-6pm (or until candy runs out)! 🍬🍭 Kids can enjoy a family-friendly and SAFE environment while grabbing candy and enjoying all farm activities! Come dressed in your best costume, but please leave the scary masks at home.

Columbia's Haunted Lantern Tour

October 13th - 22nd
Immerse yourself in this extraordinary adventure that peers into the lives of perilous soldiers on opposing sides of the war. Some fighting for freedom, and others, for a way of life. Engage with the spiritual remains of Columbia’s hometown heroes and learn of the trials and tribulations faced by our immigrant comrades. 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 28 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 25th from 6pm
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 26th at 4pm
The library will host a 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 30th 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.

Trick or Treat At The Nook

October 24th from 6pm - 8pm
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 $15 per child, children 2 and under are free.

7th Annual Halloween Carnival

October 28th from 1pm - 4pm
Manheim Township is hosting its 7th Annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 28th. The event will happen at the Overlook Activities Center. There will be carnival games and entertainment for youth of all ages. One of the major highlights of the Halloween Carnival is “Trunk or Treat,” hosted by the Manheim Township Police Department. Another big highlight of the carnival is the costume contest/parade. Admission to the carnival and Trunk-or-Treat is free, while participation in carnival games and activities requires tickets.

That Trunk or Treat at That Pet Place

October 22nd 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 23rd 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 28th at 7pm
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 & Monday, October 9
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 storiestold at the actual sites of the hauntings. These walking ghost tours take placenightly in October.

Halloween Scooptacular at Turkey Hill Experience

October 22nd
Kids will have a spooktacular time eating kettle corn, decorating pumpkins, creating ice cream floats, hearing a story from a witch, and more!

Haunted Encounters: Personal Paranormal Experiences at Historic Rock Ford

October 31st
Historic Rock Ford is thrilled to announce our upcoming one-day event, "Haunted Encounters: Personal Paranormal Experiences at Historic Rock Ford," to celebrate Halloween.

After Dark: Exploring the Haunted History of Rock Ford

October 25th & 26th
By day, the rooms of General Edward Hand’s 18th Century Georgian mansion are frequented by guides and visitors from across the nation who enjoy the beauty of its collections while learning about the lives of those who lived and labored here during the early years of the American Republic.

Each municipality has designated its own time that Tricking or Treating will begin and end. A substantial amount of municipalities within the county will be 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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