In October there are plenty of ways to get your socks scared off in PA Great Outdoors region.  Here is a list of some of the fun things to do in the area this Halloween.

Wolf’s Camping Resort in Knox will be home to Haunted Woods Trail on Friday and Saturday nights in October starting October 9th. Your nightmares will come to life as you walk the ¼ mile wooded haunted trail with only one way in and one way out.  Zombies, witches, clowns and monsters await you in the dark.  Visit a spooky cemetery with a crypt room, an old west ghost town, a ship wreck on a not so deserted island, a mad scientist, and the new haunted coal mine. Proceeds benefit the Tempest Drill Team.

The Corsica Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Haunted Barn on Friday and Saturday evenings through Halloween starting October 9th. Bring your gang to the haunted barn for some heart stopping fun with creatures, ghouls and goblins in every dark corner. Children under 6 are admitted free.

Enjoy the Haunted Peninsula on Lighthouse Island in Tionesta from dusk until midnight every Friday and Saturday through Halloween starting October 9th.  A haunted hayride will be held for those ready for a scare and a free spook walk for school-age children will consist of games and candy appropriate for any age.  A costume contest will be held on Halloween night with prizes awarded at 8PM for the best costumes for children, teens, adults.

Scare Fair takes place at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey on each Friday and Saturday starting Oct 16th through the 24th, with fun for the entire family. Go through our haunted house, take a haunted hay ride, have the fortune teller give you news about your future, and get your face painted.

The Moonlite Drive-In in Brookville will host Nightmare Lane Haunted Hayride and Walking Trail every Friday and Saturday starting October 16th through Halloween.  Enjoy a haunted hayride through dastardly terrain and walk the trail…come get scared to death if you dare.   After the hayride on family night weekend October 16th &17th, there will be a kid friendly feature.  The other 2 weekends there will be a special Halloween viewing of very scary movies on the big screen.

Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration at Sinnemahoning State Park is slated for October 24th. Watch for ghosts, ghouls and goblins, and some scary native critters too. Smaller children can enjoy some not-so-scary fall crafts and games in the Wildlife Center, while the adventure seekers test their bravery on the haunted trail.  Hayrides, a bonfire, light refreshments, and live music at the Wildlife Center set the stage for great seasonal entertainment.

Have a Spooktacular time at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center on Halloween night.  Come into the creepy lobby for free treats for all ages, but watch out for spooky surprises.  From 6-8PM hear a storyteller tell a spooky story, play some Halloween games, grab some treats, have cider & donuts and enjoy free time on the fun and educational weather exhibits.

Paul’s Pumpkin Patch in Frogtown is the home of the “famous” Frogtown Flinger pumpkin launcher. Kids will love the corn box, the not “too” scary nighttime hayrides, picking their own pumpkin, and the petting zoo. Paul’s also has special family fun events on weekends in October.

Kick up the dust at the Hillybilly Hallowneen at Blackbird Distillery in Brookville October 30th-November 1st.  Dress like a hillbilly and be eligible to win an Exclusive Blackbird Distillery prize. We’ll have free hillbilly teeth and the Blackbird mascot will be on hand to say Boo!

For more information on fall and Halloween events in the area, look online at or call the PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau at (814)849-5197.

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