As the sun sets and the full moon rises, folks across Berks County are preparing for Halloween hijinks. This year, the spookiest of holidays falls midweek, making this last weekend of October, (26 – 28) the best time for costumes, candy, and hocus-pocus. We’ve checked our calendar for spirited festivities to dress-up your weekend.  Add a little magic to your plans, or conjure up a spooktacular weekend around our suggestions.

Halloween in Pennsylvania's Americana Region October 26 – 27

Halloween Lantern Tours
5:30 pm
Crystal Cave

See Crystal Cave by the glow of hand-held lantern lights. Feel the chill as you follow Victorian-clad guides  on the original 1870 Crystal Cave tour. Hear ghost stories, folklore, and the history of Crystal Cave. Because it can be scary, the tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8.  Reservations required.

October 27

Halloween in Pennsylvania's Americana Region Trick or Treat Pumpkin Hayride 
10 am to 4 pm
Daniel Boone Homestead

Halloween at Daniel Boone Homestead? Why not!  The Homestead with Exeter Township invites you to spend time at their Halloween & Fall Festival event.  Activities include face painting, crafts, corn holes, bouncy houses, hay rides, as well as live music, food vendors and more.  In addition, the township is also holding a food drive for the local food bank and a collection of toys for Toys for Tots.  Bring a donation and have a fun-filled day.

October 27 – 28

A train decorated with pumpkins for Halloween on the tracks. Trick or Treat Pumpkin Train Rides
Departure times: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Allentown & Auburn Railroad
Kutztown

Halloween fun and a train ride too!  Allentown and Auburn’s Pumpkin Train ride invites families on a Halloween excursion. Talk about treats, kids get a treat and can pick out a pumpkin to take home! Costumes are optional, but all riders must have a ride ticket. Tickets can be picked up the day of the trip. Please be at least 10 minutes early to pick up tickets. 

October 27 & 28

Trick or Treat Candy & Wine Pairing An old-fashioned looking invitation to Folino Estate Winery Hallowee Wine Pairing. A variety of fonts and pictures of candy inform readers of the event. The background of the invite is cream, framed in varying widths of gold and black borders.
11 am – 8 pm
Folino Estate Vineyard and Winery

Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? Folino Estate Vineyard invites you to join their Trick or Treat Candy & Wine Pairing Weekend!  Try four different wines paired with four different Halloween candies. If that isn’t enough, check out the tasting room’s spooky transformation, then order a Witch’s Brew Sangria.
$12 pp Reservations are recommended. 484-452-3633 ext 2

 

October 28

Trick or Treat at the MuseumA block with Halloween inspired colors with the wording Trick or Treat at the Museum
12 – 4 pm
Reading Public Museum

Have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience at the Reading Public Museum. Kids will enjoy Halloween-themed crafts and trick-or-treating through the galleries! This is the perfect time of year to visit the mummy! Wear a costume and bring a bag for collecting your treats. Admission includes access to the entire Museum, trick-or-treating is just a bonus!  No reservations required. Museum Members are FREE

And there are plenty more Spooktacular Halloween activities on our Calendar of Events.  Happy Halloween!