Treat yourself to a frightfully good time this Halloween weekend in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Why get rattled looking for holiday activities when we’ve conjured up a magical list of things to do. Delight in scary stories and spooky places or dress up in a favorite costume for trick or treating fun. It’s the perfect time to carve out time to spend with your kids (there’s a pet-friendly event too). The best part; we’re close enough for a quick weekend away, even if you’re not traveling by broomstick. Have a fang-tastic time at any of these gatherings.
October 27 – 28
Halloween Lantern Tours
See Crystal Cave in a different light. Feel the chill as you follow Victorian-clad guides take you on the original 1870 Crystal Cave tour. Hear ghost stories, folklore, and the history of Crystal Cave by the glow of hand-held lantern lights. Not suitable for children under the age of 8. Reservations required.
Trick or Treat at the Homestead
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Daniel Boone Homestead
Daniel Boone Homestead has planned a fun day of tricks and treats for all. Kids will love the hay bale maze, face painting, and pumpkin painting plus Halloween treats and possibly some tricks (a little history lesson) too. A food truck will be available for lunch or light snack. Children – $5 and parents free!
The Pagoda is celebrating Halloween with two events! The day starts with a FREE Trick or Treat party for kids. Children are invited to come in costume and enjoy games, crafts and more. In the evening, the Pagoda is holding its first ever, Hallo-riffic Halloween Party for adults with music, cash bar, light food, a raffle and the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest.
October 28 – 29
Trick or Treat Train Rides
Departure times: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Allentown and Auburn Railroad
Bring the kiddos out for some fall fun. Each child gets a treat and can pick out a pumpkin to take home! Costumes optional!
All riders must have a ride ticket. Tickets are to be picked up the day of the trip. Please be at least 10 minutes early to pick up tickets.
Prices: Ages 12+ $14; Ages 65+ $12; Ages 3-11 $8; Ages 2 & U: $.01
Bark and Brew Howl-o-ween
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stoudt’s Brewing Hall
Don’t leave FiFi behind. This celebration is for dogs and their humans! Show off your best Halloween costumes in contests for fun prizes! There’s no need for you and your pup to wear costumes the entire event. Bring it with you to ensure you and your pet are comfortable and have a howling good time (there will be plenty of notice to change into costume for the contests).
And there are plenty more Spooktacular Halloween activities on our Calendar of Events. Happy Halloween!