Thursday October 13, 2011
With its rolling hills, plentiful trees and picturesque farms, Lancaster, Pennsylvania enjoys some of the country’s most beautiful fall scenery. As Halloween comes close, Lancaster County also offers an extensive list of Halloween activities and events that guarantee a “spooktacular” fall!
Outdoor Halloween Activities in Lancaster County:
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Ronks, PA
Features a 5-acre corn maze (the world’s largest interactive game!). Open Tuesday through Saturday through November 5. Special October-only events include:
- Harvest Fest
Saturdays Only – October 2 – 30
Festival Hours – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Farm Hours – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Flashlight Maze
Go through the Maze in darkness with only a flashlight. Bring your friends.
Friday and Saturday Nights October 7 – November 5
Strasburg Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Lancaster Ghost Tour
Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings
Each weekend in October beginning 10/15, Dutch Wonderland offers “hauntingly friendly fun ideal for families at Happy Hauntings. A Kingdom For Kids! will feature themed rides and attractions, trick-or-treating, magic shows, ghoulish games, storytelling by The Princess and Knight of Dutch Wonderland and so much more!
Halloween and Fall Parades in Lancaster County:
Millersville Community Parade
Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest & Parade in Mount Joy
On Saturday, October 15, Mount Joy (home of our Florin Hill neighborhood) goes to the dogs (and cats!) with a Pet Costume Contest and Parade in War Memorial Park off Marietta Ave. Participants dress theirr pet (& themselves!) in their most creative costumes and join in for a parade, along with fun-family activities, refreshments, awards, pet-related organizations, businesses, rescues & more, For additional information, visit Main Street Mount Joy.
Lititz Lions Halloween Parade
This annual parade takes place on October 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Lititz. The parade (which also collects food for the needy!) begins at Cedar and Main Streets and proceeds west on Main Street to Broad Street, then south on Broad Street to Lemon Street, east on Lemon Street to Cedar Street and then south on Cedar Street ending on east Main Street where the parade originated. Lititz Lions Parade Information available here.
Ephrata Jack Frost Parade
Hosted by the Ephrata VFW, the Jack Frost Parade takes place on October 26 from 6:45 pm-8pm on South State Street.
Strasburg Borough Annual Halloween Parade
Trick or Treat Night in Lancaster County
Wondering when to take your kids out to Trick or Treat in Lancaster? This year’s Trick or Treat night is on Monday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All 60 municipalities in Lancaster County will observe Trick or Treat Night on this evening – making for a Lancaster County Halloween extravaganza!
Haunted Houses in Lancaster County:
Halloween at Charter Homes:
Lancaster County is home of five Charter Homes neighborhoods – get more information about how you can celebrate Lancaster AND live in Lancaster before the holidays on our website – or call 800-325-3030!