Halloween Happenings

Looking for some spooky fun?  Check out these haunted happenings where the zombies are ready to play!  For the younger crowd (or the ones easier to catch), we have plenty of Halloween fun for you, too!  Pumpkin picking, hayrides, crafts and activities, and so much more!  Come explore the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors this Halloween!

Ghost of Medix

You can’t have a good ghost story without an old building with lots of history. The Medix Hotel was built in 1896 and has many secrets, if you dare!

Legends of Lost Gold

This lost gold legend dates back to the Civil War. A 150+ year old secret, worth $20 million, is believed to lie somewhere in the Dents Run area of Elk County.

Fall Fun

Come experience fall in the PA Great Outdoors!  Crisp mountain air, scenic drives, mountain vistas, kaleidoscope of colors, and the wild elk herd!

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Pumpkin Fun in the Great Outdoors

Paul’s Pumpkin Patch is perfect for a fall day of fun!  Hayrides, barnyard zoo, mini corn maze, “Frogtown Flinger” pumpkin launcher, Paul’s Peak Hay Mountain, pee-wee pumpkin maze, corn kids corn box, pick-your-own pumpkin, and so much more!

Halloween Events & Activities

October 5-27 (every Friday & Saturday in October)  Escape Room: Rejection is Torture – ECCOTA, Ridgway – Join us for ECCOTA’s first ever Escape Room, each Friday and Saturday in October at 7 & 8:30PM. Race against the clock to figure out what’s going on! Other ghost hunters have tried and failed. Try your luck and see if you can solve the puzzle and set the spirit free!  **NEW DATES ADDED October 24 & 31** 

October 5-20 (every Friday & Saturday)  Escape Room: Rebel Riches – Jefferson County History Center – Gather a group of friends (2-6 people) and attempt to find the lost confederate gold hidden by Brookville’s only confederate soldier.  The gold bars have never been found.  Call for reservations.

October 6-27 (every Friday & Saturday in October)  Haunted Barn – Brookville/Corsica – Bring your gang to the Haunted Barn for some heart stopping fun!  Located between Brookville and Corsica Creatures, ghouls and goblin in every dark corner.  Children 5 and under get in free.

October 12 (every Friday & Saturday in October)  “Not too Scary” Nighttime Hay Ride – Fairmount City – Ride through the back fields with a storyteller and enjoy kid-friendly fall scenes at Paul’s Pumpkin Patch.

October 13  Mansions and Mayhem – Ridgway – A guided walking tour focused on Ridgway history.  This is an adult event.  Costumes encouraged.  Reception to follow.

October 13  Murder Mystery Dinner:  Dial M for Mother – Shippenville – Enjoy an evening of comedy, mystery, and dinner at Deer Creek Winery.

October 13  Fall Photo Session – Fairmount City – Fall photo session at Paul’s Pumpkin Patch compliments of Identity Studio and Design.  Reservations required.

October 19-20 & 25-27  Haunted House – Clarion University Givan Hall – Clarion University’s baseball and softball teams are hosting their 2nd annual haunted house.  Cost is $15 and benefit the baseball and softball programs.

October 25-26  Haunted Dorms – Clarion University Ballentine Hall – Student groups at Clarion University will transform former dormitories into walk-through haunted events.

October 26  Halloween Party – Sigel – Wear your best costume and join the fun at Sigel Hotel’s Halloween Party!  Music by the Windy River Band.

October 27  All Hallows Eve Celebration – Sinnemahoning State Park – 7th annual celebration and haunted trail.  Kids crafts, games, hay rides, bonfire, haunted trail, and more!

October 27  Eerie Tales – Brookville – Join us for a lighted lantern tour of historic Brookville to meet the characters and hear their stories of strange but true events in our town.

October 27  Phil’s Trick or Trot – Punxsutawney – Race around Gobbler’s Knob!  Awards for top 3 male/female finishers in each age group.  Register before 10/19 for a t-shirt.

October 27  Escape Room – Benezette – The Elk Country Visitor Center’s Elk Biologist has gone missing!  Test your problem solving and teamwork skills to see if you can escape before the clock runs out!  Ideal for ages 10 and older and groups of two or more.  Sign up at the front desk of the visitor center.

October 27  Heavenly Gaits Trick or Treat Trot Race – Knox – 5k run or walk happening in Knox begins at 9am.  Trick or treat walk for kids begins at 9:30am. Rain or shine.

October 27  Halloween Party – Driftwood – Wear your best costumes to the Driftwood Saloon for great prizes, music, and lots of fun!

October 27  Halloween Party – Cook Forest – Trixx Band will be performing at the Iron Mountain Grille during their annual Halloween Party.

October 27  Pumpkin ChunkinNew Bethlehem – Watch pumpkins launch through the air at the VFW’s annual Pumpkin Chunkin event!

October 28  Hunchback of Notre Dame – Foxburg – Be prepared to be awed, terrified, and delighted as you step back in time to the 1920s as you watch the legendary silent horror movie classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” featuring sounds from the Mighty Wurlitzer.

October 28  Halloween Activity Day – Benezette – Trick or treat through educational stations at the Elk Country Visitor Center for tasty treats.  Costume parade begins at 5:30.

October 28  Zombie Chase Race  – St. Marys – 5K run/walk and kids fun run in St. Marys.  Preregister by 10/17.

October 31  Cathedral by Candlelight – Cook Forest – Experience something different this Halloween.  Walk back in time with a historical character guiding you into the depths of the Forest Cathedral.  View the ancient forest as we walk beneath the giants by candlelight.  Candy and hot chocolate will be served after.

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Virtual Reality Escape Room

Kalyumet Fore Fun’s “Escape in Cook Forest,” a virtual reality escape room experience that’s the first of its kind in Pennsylvania.  A team of up to four work together to solve clues and free themselves from a mysterious mansion.

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Fall & Winter GO Magazine

The GO Magazine is a seasonal publication printed twice a year filled with upcoming events, fun activities and exciting new things to do in the Great Outdoors region.



2018wed31oct7:00 pmwed9:00 pmFeaturedCathedral by Candlelight7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning ClassroomCounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs


2018fri02nov(nov 2)10:00 amsun04(nov 4)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (4) EST Counties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018sat03nov7:30 pmsat10:30 pmFeaturedJosh Turner Live in Punxsutawney7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2018sat10nov(nov 10)10:30 amsun11(nov 11)4:00 pmFeatured7th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive10:30 am - 4:00 pm (11) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2018fri16nov(nov 16)1:00 ammon26(nov 26)1:00 amFeaturedA Christmas Gathering in Brockway1:00 am - 1:00 am (26) EST Brockway, Taylor Memorial Park, Brockway, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri16nov(nov 16)10:00 amsun18(nov 18)5:00 pmFeaturedOnce Upon a Christmas10:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) EST Knox, downtown Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30novsat01decFeaturedFestival of Trees10:00 am - (december 1) 4:00 pm EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30nov(nov 30)4:00 pmsun02dec(dec 2)10:00 pmFeaturedVictorian Christmas4:00 pm - (december 2) 10:00 pm est Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

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