It’s officially spooky season in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. As the nights grow longer and the forests go dark, our historic small towns are planning for Halloween fun. Get your fill of tricks and treats with these upcoming events.

 

Halloween Events for Families

Trick-or-treaters line up on the sidewalk of Forest City, PA
Greater Forest City Business Alliance

By now, the kids probably can’t wait to wear their costumes and dive into the candy bowl. Luckily, the Endless Mountains will host plenty of family-friendly events leading up to Halloween.

Of course, this time of the year is all about the treats. There’s no shortage of trunk-or-treats throughout the area:

The Dietrich in Tunkhannock is hosting a unique trick-or-treat event at the theater, followed by a free showing of the fantasy film The Spiderwick Chronicles (October 28). Then, join the Tunkhannock Public Library for trick-or-treating at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock, where kids can fill their candy buckets along the new Storywalk (October 31).

For even more frightful fun, head to the Tunkhannock Public Library’s Boo-tacular event full of games and crafts (October 24). Then, take the kids to the Dietrich Theater to make Halloween bracelets at the Jewelry for Kids class (October 25). All ages can join at the Meshoppen Holiday Fund’s Halloween Parade (October 27) or the Family Halloween Party at High Knob Inn (October 29). And don’t miss Forest City’s Halloween on Main Street, which includes a dance, a parade, a magic show, pumpkin painting, food, trick-or-treating, and so much more (October 25).

October is also your last chance to head to local pumpkin patches like Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock and Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch in Noxen. Or wander through the magical Pumpkin Walk at Creekside Gardens, which is on display through October 31.

 

Halloween Events for Adults

An orange, vampire-themed wine slushy from Grovedale Winery
Grovedale Winery & Vineyards in Wyalusing, PA

The kids don’t get to have all the fun! Dress your best and head to Grovedale Winery’s Halloween & Wine Costume Party (October 28). If beer is more your style, visit Endless Brewing’s Halloween Hoot (October 28) for local craft brews and scratch-made food. D&D Brew Works in Muncy Valley is also throwing a Halloween party with food, music, prizes, and more (October 28).

The biggest party of them all is the annual Endless Mountains HalloWINEfest at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds in Meshoppen (October 28). The festival features 10 regional wineries, vendors, food, music, and a costume contest. Proceeds benefit a new community playground and pavilion at the fairgrounds.

 

Halloween Films & Live Theater

Entrance of the Rialto Theatre at night
Rialto Theatre in Canton, PA

Our movie theaters and performing arts venues have a lineup of spook-tacular shows this Halloween. Catch some of your favorite movies at the Rialto Theatre in Canton, where they’re showing Hocus Pocus (October 20-21), Rocky Horror Picture Show (October 22), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (October 28-29). They’ll also show the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu, complete with a live, original music score by Justin Lutz (October 22). For a new take on an old favorite, National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein will come to the big screen at the Keystone Theatre (October 27).

For real-life thrills and chills, catch a live theater performance. The Endless Mountains Theatre Company will put on Honeymoon at Graveside Manor, a murder mystery at the Reimel Centre in Montrose (October 27-29).  Meanwhile, the Keystone Theatre in Towanda is hosting Misery, a live production based on the Stephen King novel (October 27-29).

 

Historic Halloween Events

The Laporte House, a historic white house with green shutters
French Azilum Historic Site in Towanda, PA

Discover the spooky secrets of our local historic sites this fall. Old Mill Village Museum in New Milford will host the Historic Ghost Walks of PA (October 13-14 & 20-21). Take a candlelit tour of the grounds, which have been the site of several paranormal investigations. Or enjoy some wickedly delicious treats at the annual Witches’ Tea at the Old Mill Village Church (October 28). French Azilum Historic Site near Towanda will take you back in time with Escape the Guillotine, an escape room event capturing the suspense of the French Revolution (October 28; pre-booking required).

 

Outdoor Halloween Fun

Historic barn at Vosburg Neck State Park
Vosburg Neck State Park in Tunkhannock, PA

You never know what might be lurking in the woods! Learn about the mythical creatures that roam the Endless Mountains during North Branch Land Trust’s Fearsome Critters Folklore Hike at Vosburg Neck State Park (October 25). Then for the kids, Vosburg Neck will host a program all about bats (October 27; registration requested).

The entire family will have a blast at the Friends of Salt Springs Park’s annual Halloween Fest (October 28). Join for pumpkin carving, ghost stories, a haunted house, games, food, and more.

 

Find More Events in the Endless Mountains

There’s plenty more to see and do in the Endless Mountains! Visit our online calendar for even more events.

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