Where to: Celebrate Halloween

Hear ye, Hear ye!  Ghosts and ghouls, witches and goblins, the Halloween Season is now upon us!

Whether you’re looking for a fright, a cozy hayride, or a parade, we’ve got your Halloween plans right here:

 

HALLOWEEN/225th BERWICK CELEBRATION PARADE
October 25th, 6pm
Free

from 2nd Street to length of Market Street, Berwick
(570) 204-7771

How often do you get to a chance to celebrate the 225th birthday of anything? Throw in a Halloween parade and you have a one-of-a-kind opportunity!

 

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT PARADE AT COLUMBIA MALL
October 26th, 6:30pm
Free

Columbia Mall
225 Columbia Mall Boulevard, Bloomsburg

(570) 387-4909

Children 12 & under in costume receive a “trick or treat” bag at the gazebo inside the main entrance so they can parade through the mall, collecting treats from the stores.

 

DANVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE
October 27th, 6pm
Free

Downtown Danville
(570) 275-4863

The Danville Halloween Parade Committee hosts this treat-filled parade for the “ghosties and goblins.”

 

ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT ROHRBACH’S FARM
October 28th & October 29th, 10am – 9pm
Prices vary per event

Rohrbach’s Farm Market, Gift Shop and Bakery
240 Southern Drive (Rt 487), Catawissa

(570) 356-7654

The hay rides are free at this annual festival while the other events children’s playland, apple slingshot, corn maze range in price from free to $5 per person (depending on event and age of participant). Pick your own pumpkin all day, Rohrbach’s food stand featuring their apple dumplings as well. Flashlight corn mazes from 7pm – 9pm.

 

TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
October 28th, 6pm – 8pm
Free

The Children’s Museum
2 West 7th Street, Bloomsburg

(570) 389-9206

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum hosts this costumed scavenger hunt for the holiday. Follow clues around the museum in order to find your treats!

 

HALLO-FUN NIGHT AT KNOEBEL’S
October 28th, 6pm – 10pm and October 29th, 2pm-10pm
Free admission/Pay-as-you-ride

Knoebel’s Amusement Resort
391 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg
(800) 487-4386

Catch the final weekend of the area’s premiere amusement resort’s transformation in to a Halloween-lover’s paradise.  Ride the “Scare Coaster” and explore the Haunted Mansion, or just get lost in the Straw Maze.

 

HALLOWEEN AT THE MOOSE EXCHANGE
October 28th, 7pm – 8pm
Free

Moose Exchange
203 West Main Street, Bloomsburg

(570) 317-2596

Dress your kids (up to age 12) in their finest Halloween apparel and head down to Main Street! Look for the orange pumpkin signs in front of participating businesses to trick or treat. Collect 5 stickers in your treat bag and proceed directly to the Moose Exchange, where the YMCA will be sponsoring food and crafts starting at 7pm and the costume contest begins at 7:30pm.

 

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT AT PPL MONTOUR PRESERVE
October 28th, 7pm – 8:30pm
Free

PPL Montour Preserve
700 Preserve Road, Danville

(570) 437-3131

Naturalists Jon D. Beam and Amanda Jenkins host this “walk in the dark” which meets at the reserve’s Environmental Education Center. Learn the origin of Halloween, explore bats, spiders, black cats, owls and other hair-raising creatures and more!

If the weather does not permit, the program will still go on – but stay indoors.

 

ANNUAL CATAWISSA HALLOWEEN PARADE
October 29th, 7:30pm
Free

Downtown Catawissa
(570) 784-6378

Catawissa closes down Main Street at 6pm in preparation for their 104th annual Halloween parade full of bands, floats, and costumed fun!

 

BLOOMSBURG TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT
October 31st, 6pm – 9pm
Free

The Town of Bloomsburg

Break out the costumes and look for lit porches on All Hallow’s Eve to participate in the time-honored tradition of tricking and being treated.

 

ONGOING:

TERROR AT BOWMAN FIELD
Now through October 29th, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm
Adults $12, Children 12 & under $9, free parking

Bowman Field
1700 West 4th Street, Williamsport

(570) 326-3389

The minor league baseball season is over and the Williamsport Crosscutters’ Bowman Field is now home to a large haunted house attraction which features a “Field of Screams,” “Maze of Despair,” “Black Widow’s Vault,” and much more for the brave and thrill-seeking.

 

FALL HAY RIDES AT KOHL’S TREE FARM
Now through October 30th, Fridays, 1pm-8pm / Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-6pm
Adults $2, Children 16 & under ride free

Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm
3021 Mexico Road, Milton

(570) 437-3193

The Christmas Shoppe is open and the fields are ready for tagging your tree while you’re on the farm, enjoying a half-hour long hay ride through scenic fall foliage and across the covered bridge ($2 per person, children under 16 ride free).

 

PUMPKINVILLE AT WHITENIGHT FARM
Now through November 5th, Saturdays & Sundays, 11am – 6pm
Adults $4.50, Children $8

Whitenight Farm Market
1500 Sunbury Road, Danville
(570) 275-4690

It’ll be “Pumpkins galore” at the Whitenight farm all month long. Outdoor play area with a giant slide, hayrides, llamas, sheep and goats galore make this excursion fun for the whole family, not just the pumpkin lovers.

 

–Jen Ralston, The Bloomsburg Daily
Photo courtesy of Melanie Ramph Strileckis

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