Halloween Activities to Get You Into Spooky Season
Plenty of local spots for scare junkies and autumn-lovers alike
Eeriebyss Factory of Terror
Boasting "over 1/2 mile of terror... all under one roof," the former Griswold factory gets a chilling makeover. Geared towards adults with a healthy appetite for horror, expect plenty of jump-scares and shocking sights right in the heart of Erie.
Running until Oct. 30 // Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. to midnight, Sun. 6 to 10 p.m. // 1053 W. 12th St. // $20, last tickets sold 30 min before closing // For tickets and more information visit eeriebyss.com
Ghost Lake at Conneaut Lake Park: 13 Levels of Fear
Featuring attractions like the Blood Moon Meat Market, Carnival of Rust, Rott's Emporium, St. Lucien's House of Evil, The Devil's Playground, and many more, Ghost Lake is situated on the site of Conneaut Lake Park in Crawford County. Twisted for terror, this their levels are not for the faint of heart.
Running until Oct. 30 // Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. to midnight, Sun. 7 to 11 p.m. // 12382 Center St., Conneaut Lake, PA // $25 // For tickets and more information visit ghostlake.net
Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival
Family-friendly fun featuring a corn maze, slides, a ball zone, hay rides, a trike track, animal exhibits, and more at the picturesque Waterford farm.
Running until Oct. 30 // Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. // 2055 Stone Quarry Rd., Waterford, PA // $11.95 general admission weekdays, $14.95 weekends // For more info and multiple pricing options visit portfarms.com
Sisson's Pumpkin Patch
Old-fashioned fun at this Girard farm with pedal cars, a corn maze, a straw fort, obstacle course, and even a pumpkin smash through October, plus much more.
Running until Oct. 30 // Saturdays and Sundays. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. // 11244 Springfield Rd., Girard, PA // $10, $5 for seniors, ages 2 and under free, $27 for a season pass // For more information visit sissonspumpkinpatch.com
Brewerie Haunted History Tours
Get a look at what lurks beneath the heart of Erie in its underground tunnels. Starting at the historic train station, guests are given a frightful and informative tour of the history and mysteries surrounding Union Station and beyond.
Running until Oct. 28 // Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. // 123 W. 14th St. // $20 per person // RSVP at 814.454.2200 // For more information visit brewerie.com
Mason Farms Pumpkintown
Come down to Peninsula Drive and see Mason Farms' garden section transformed into an autumnal cornucopia, with a petting zoo, a corn maze, and bouncy houses the kids will love.
Running until Oct. 31 // Sunday through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. // 839 Peninsula Dr. // Free admission, individual ride tickets $1.50, $14 ride-a-rama // For more information visit masonfarms.com
Sparrow Pond Haunted Hayride
The Waterford location offers a spooky journey through dark fields and more. A family-friendly way to celebrate the season with some good-natured scares.
Running until Oct. 29 // Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 7:30 to 9 p.m. (end time reflects last ticket sold) // // 11103 Rt. 19 Waterford N, PA // $12.95, hayride not recommended for children under four // For more information visit sparrowpond.com
The Rocky Horror Show at the Academy Theater
Richard O'Brien's cult classic live and in the flesh performed by Meadville's best, complete with a full band. Catch the live action, Broadway-style performance directed by Ted Watts Jr. or stay waiting in antici…
Running through Oct. 29 // Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. // Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA // $18 - 23, senior and student discounts available // Recommended for mature audiences // For more information visit theacademytheatre.org
Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm and Corn Maze
For one of the most serious corn mazes around (which also helps feed the buffalo over the winter), look to Edinboro's Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm. Be sure to bring a flashlight and some older shoes, because you may just be in there for a while.
Running through Nov. 6 // 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. // Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm, 5970 Koman Rd., Edinboro, PA // Adults 5 to 55 $8, Seniors age 56 and up $5, group pricing available // For more information visit woodennickelbuffalo.com
One of the largest child-friendly events around, costumes are encouraged as you mix and mingle among the animals of the Erie Zoo.
Running from Oct. 12 through Oct. 30 // Wednesdays and Fridays 6 to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays noon to 9 p.m. // Member Treater: $9, Member Non-Treater: $7, Non-Member Treater: $13, Non-Member Non-Treater: $11 // For more information visit eriezoo.org
More Murder and Mayhem Erie Walking Tour
Brought to you by the Hagen History Center, join author Justin Dombrowski while he leads a true crime tour of Erie, with everything from deaths, terror, and even grave robbing. See the real locations associated with The Phantom Burglar's Reign of Terror, the 1911 extortion of the Strong family, and the strange death of Virginia Gibney.
Running through Oct. 29 // Fridays and Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. // Tour begins at the Erie County Courthouse, 140 West 6th St. // $25, $20 for Hagen History Center members // For tickets and more information visit hagenhistorycenter.square.site