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Fall Events and Halloween Haunts!

October 6, 2011

Looking for some fun? There's lots to do!

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Here's the Beaver Valley Macaroni Kid Fall Events and Halloween Haunts guide. While I've listed tons of events here, it's by no means complete! Feel free to leave a comment at the end or send me an email at [email protected] if you know of something that's going on in Beaver County that I should include.

Fall Fun Events and Pumpkin Patches -- in order of date

Hozak Farms Fall Festival
When:  every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. They'll also be open on Monday, Oct. 11 (Columbus Day)
Who:  everyone
There are hayrides, pumpkin picking & painting, refreshments, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, and a corn maze. (There will be no pony rides on Monday, Oct. 11.)
Location: Hozak Farms, 488 Anderson-Hozak Rd., Clinton, PA 15026:
Cost: Free admission; activities require a small fee
Information:  724-899-2400

Jodikinos Pumpkin Patch
When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the pumpkin patch.  Then, from dusk until 10:30 p.m., go to their haunted hayride and through their corn maze.
Hayrides, face painting, paint your own pumpkin, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, and more. JOIN US SATURDAY & SUNDAY NIGHTS IN OCTOBER FROM DUSK UNTIL 10:30 FOR OUR HAUNTED HAYRIDE & CORNMAZE!
Location:      2488 Route 18, Clinton, PA 15026
Cost:  $5 admission
Information: (724)-899-3223

Janoskis' Pumpkinland
When:  every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10a.m.-5p.m.
Who:  everyone
Hayride, petting zoo, straw jump, face painting, pumpkin painting, corn maze, haunted barn, pony rides, concession stand
Location: 1714 State Route 30, Clinton
Cost: $5 per person. Columbus Day special on Oct. 10--free Pumpkinland Admission
Information:  (724) 899-3438 or http://www.janoskis.com/

Hopewell Township Fall Fest
When:  October 8 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Who:  Everyone
Activities include Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Inflatable Obstacle Course and Bounce. Crafts, Games and Prizes for the Kids. Barnyard Petting Zoo from 12- 3 p.m. and Wild Animal Show at 4:00.
Location:  Hopewell Community Park
Cost: free
Information:  http://www.hopewelltwp.com/hopewell_events.php

Center Township Fall Fest
When: October 8 from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Who: Everyone
Features fun, food and games! A parade at 12:30 p.m., face painting, bouncies, crafts, hay rides, pumpkin painting, music, and more.  There will be a hot dog eating contest at 3 p.m., a car show, a chili contest at 3:30 p.m., and a corn hole contest at 6 p.m. This event is rain or shine.
Location: Center Township, Taddeo Park
Cost: free
Information:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-Township-Recreation-Dept/102382626486462

2nd Annual Baden Applefest
When:  October 8 from 10 am - 6 pm
Who: everyone
Enjoy a family day of full of art, culture & local talent. The Apple fest offers something for everyone. Highlights include Children's Old World Crafts, Pumpkin Painting, Barnyard Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Art Show, Live Music, Artist/Crafters, Community Flee Market, Car Cruise, Ethnic Food, Lectures and Lots of FUN!
Location:  Baden Municipal Complex, State Street
Cost:  free
Information:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231840446861458

Pumpkinfest in Bridgewater
When:  October 8 from 11 a.m. - 4p.m.
Who:  everyone
Pumpkinfest is an annual fall festival that takes place on Bridge Street – the historic main street of Bridgewater. Pumpkinfest features a number of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy plus live entertainment. Be sure to bring the kids down for this wonderful celebration of the season!
Location:  Main street of Bridgewater
Cost: free

Monaca Fall Fest
When:  October 15 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Who:  Everyone
The following events are included: 5K downtown race registration is at 8:30 AM at Washington Town Plaza, race begins at 9:30 AM. Halloween Parade is at 11:30 AM, line up beginning at 11 a.m. on 8th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. and Washington Ave. Food booths, craft booths, entertainment, games, inflatables, pony rides and train rides will take place immediately following the parade to 5 p.m.
Location: Downtown Monaca
Cost: free
Information:  http://monacapa.net/

Vicary Mansion Apple Butter Fest
When:  Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Who: everyone
Self-guided tours of the Vicary Mansion, demonstrations of making applebutter over an outdoor kettle and bread making in a 19th Century oven and much more!
Location:  Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom
Cost: No cost but donations are accepted.
Information:  724/775-1848 or www.bchrlf.org

YMCA Trick or Treat
When: October 22 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 10 and under.
Round up your cowboys. Summon your princesses. Capture your ghouls and goblins. Gather all of your costumed children and plan to spend a fun day at the YMCA enjoying a fun and safe Halloween trick or treat event. Each child will be permitted to choose one pumpkin. After selection, join them for pumpkin decorating. Limited to the first 100 registered for each age group.
Location: Beaver County YMCA
Cost: Free to the community
Information: 724-891-8439

Beaver's Fall Festival and Halloween Hop
When: October 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Who: everyone
The Fall Festival kicks off when Beaver opens its streets to families in costume, to stroll from store to store, to trick-or-treat the local chamber members at 10:00 A.M. The Halloween Hop ends at 12:00 P.M. and then there are family activities until 4 p.m.
Location: downtown Beaver
Cost: free
Information: http://beaverareachamber.com/?page_id=189

Penn State Beaver's Carnival
When: Oct. 22 from noon to 3 p.m.
Who:  everyone, public is invited
The Carnival features candy, kettle corn, and campus clubs.  Spend time playing games at student organization booths or bounce around on a large inflatable! There are also games and novelty attractions!
Location:  Penn State Beaver Campus, at the Lion Shrine. In case of rain, it will be held in the gym.
Cost:  free
Information: http://www.br.psu.edu/35152.htm

Beaver Falls Fall Festival
When: Oct. 22 from noon to 4 p.m.
Who:  eveyone
Come enjoy games, food entertainment and more!
Location: In the municipal parking lot on 8th Ave. and 12th St.
Cost:  free
Information: http://beaverfallspa.org/events.cfm?view=91

Fall Harvest Carnival and Hot Dog Roast at Vanport Presbyterian Church
When:  October 23 from 12:30 2:30 p.m.
Who:  everyone
There will be activities, crafts, games, prizes, pumpkin decorating and a hot dog roast.
Location:  Vanport Presbyterian Church, 289 Georgetown Lane
Cost:  free, please bring a non-perishable food item for donation.
Information:  724-774-8874

First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa Trunk 'N Treat
When: Saturday, October 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Who:  12 and under
Get your little goblins dressed up and come to Trunk N Treat! Kids can go from decorated car to decorated car for treats in the back parking lot, and then go in the Fellowship Hall for coloring, pumpkin and cookie decorating, games, and refreshments.
Location: First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa, 2816 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Cost: FREE
Information: 724-375-5287

Mall Wide Trick or Treat
When: October 31 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Who:  all ages
Cost:  Free
Location:  Beaver Valley Mall, Food Court
Information:  http://www.shopbeavervalley.com/

Haunted Events
Editor's note: I have some age levels listed for these events. Some are very kid-friendly and some are not. If you have any questions, please contact these places and ask them what ages they suggest could participate.  And here's an article about this topic.

Haunted Mini-Golf at The Windmill
When:  September 17 - November 5, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. for the haunted golf. Open 7 days a week!
Who: The Windmill is open at 2 p.m daily and younger kids are welcome up until about 6:30 p.m.--then it may be too scary for them.
Witness the haunting of the Hopewell Windmill. Try to avoid Monsters, Ghosts, and more as you play through 18 holes of haunted mini golf. Ice cream and food is available. Live actors every night! Play miniature golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls!
Location:  The Windmill, 2142 Brodhead Road, Hopewell Township
Cost:  $10 adults, $8 children 12 and under. Click here for a BOGO coupon for Fridays!
Information:  http://hopewellwindmill.com/ or (724) 375-5350     

Freddy’s Haunts
When:  7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.
Who:  older kids and adults
Freddy's Haunts is now open, rain or moonshine!
Location: 192 McCune Road, Independence Township. Follow the Freddy’s signs from the Aliquippa exit of Route 376
Cost: $10
Information: Call (724) 378-4073

Little Beaver Lions Club Haunted Barn & Hayride (The David O’Neill Memorial Haunted Barn and Hay Ride)
When:  October 7-8-9, 14-15-16 and 21-22-23. Fridays and Saturdays will be from 6:30-10 pm; Sundays from 6:30-9 pm.
Who: The hayride is for all ages. The haunted barn is not recommended for children younger than 6.
Location: 463 Cannelton Rd., Darlington Township (1.5 miles off Route 51)
Cost: Haunted Barn--$8; Haunted Hayride--$5; Both--$10.
Information: 724-846-9864

Beaver County Humane Society Beastly Haunted House
When:  Open every weekend in October at the old Batchelor's Furniture store in the Beaver Valley Mall. (October 1&2, 8&9, 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31). Hours are as follows: Fridays 6-9, Saturdays 1-9, and Sundays 11-2. Complete details for each day:  http://shopbeavervalley.com/calendar/event/12528
Who:  kids and adults. It is for families.
It will be a family oriented event with opportunities to visit a Bat Cave, Haunted Laboratory, Zombie Beastro and more.
Location:  Beaver Valley Mall, Sears wing
Cost: $5.00 for children 10 and under, $7.00 for children over 10 and adults. Groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount.
Information:  http://shopbeavervalley.com/calendar/event/12528

Creepy Hollow Haunted Trail
When: Fridays and Saturdays in October from dusk until 11 p.m.
Who: older kids and adults
Remember, this is an outdoor haunting!
Location:  102 Silver Slipper Road, Hookstown
Cost: $8
Information: http://www.hookvfd.org/creepy.html


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