To Butler County you must go, the best Halloween events we will throw, like hunting ghosts at the old house of stone, think of all the pumpkins you can own, plenty of promotions is what we’ve got, from hikes to mazes they all are sought, costumes are the dress code here, so hurry up, our location is near! Forget double double, toil and trouble, there’s only fun to be had in our county bubble! This Halloween, don’t miss out on Butler County’s variety of great promotions, from family-friendly to super scary, you’ll find plenty of Halloween fun in the county!
- Oct. 6: Mars Apple Festival
Jet out to Mars, PA to find vendors, craftsmen and more at this annual fall festival.
- Every Weekend in Oct.:
Metrick’s Harvest View Farm Harvest Festival. Free hot cider, popcorn & 3-acre corn maze. Lots of activities & goodies for all ages. Sat. 10 AM - 7 PM; Sun. 12 - 5 PM. www.harvestviewfarm.com.
- Sat. & Sun. in Oct.: Harvest Valley Farms “Pick Your Own Pumpkin”
Head to Harvest Valley farms every weekend in October for family fun including pumpkin picking, corn maze, farm animals, fall decorations, live music, face painting and much more! Visit www.harvestvalleyfarms.com for more details.
- Sat. & Sun. in Oct.: Annual Pumpkin Festival
Enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo and much more. www.cheesmanfarm.com
- Oct. 21: Fall Hayride at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course.
Enjoy a family fall hayride at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, includes a hot dog, drink, cookie and small pumpkin. www.cranberrytwp.org/programs
- Nov. 3: Creatures of the Night at Succop Conservancy
Hear the hoot of Great Horned Owl, observe the acrobatics of Flying Squirrel, go batty with Little Brown Bat, and more. Crafts and refreshments provided. Come in costume for twice the fun. Registration required. www.aswp.org.
Tricks & Treats
Every Sat. in Oct.: Trick or Treat Trail at Fun Fore All
Walk along our Trick or Treat Trail which is set up on one of our miniature golf courses. It will be an evening full of treats for everyone with a few tricks too. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. $5/person. www.funforeall.net.
Oct. 12 – 14 & 19 – 21: Spooktacular Weekends
Kids Trick or Treat parade, pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, haunted pavilion and more! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Campground. 724-735-2417.
- Oct. 12-14: Halloween Weekend at Cooper’s Lake Campground.
There’s no better way to spend Halloween than gathered around a campfire! Two night min. and $40 deposit required. Trick or Treats: Sat. 6-7 PM; Halloween Party: Sat. 8-10 PM. www.cooperslake.com
- Oct. 25: Clearview Mall Halloween Costume Contest
Three age categories: 2 – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12. Pre-registration required. 5:15 PM. Center Court, Clearview Mall, Butler.
- Oct. 25: Clearview Mall Annual Trick-or-Treat
Children will receive treats from participating stores starting at 6:30 PM
- Oct. 27: Halloween at the Butler YMCA.
Get ready for Halloween with a costume contest, scary games and pumpkin carving. 6:30 PM. Butler YMCA. www.bcfymca.org.
Oct. 30: Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Halloween Parade.
7 PM Main St, starting at White Church, line up at 6 PM.
- Oct. 31: The Maridon Museum
Receive $1 off admission on Wednesday October 31st, when you visit the Maridon Museum in your Halloween costume! www.maridon.org
- Oct. 19: Aubrey’s Dubbs Dred Golf Course Final Night
Join us for a night of Halloween Golf complete with glow sticks, glow balls, appetizers and more! Registration at 7 PM, shotgun start at night fall. Bonfire after, dress up if you dare! 724-287-4832.
- Oct. 20: Community Halloween Party at Cooper’s Lake Campground.
Free party for Worth Twp., Muddy Creek and Portersville residents. 7:30 PM. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. www.cooperslake.com.
- Oct. 24: Halloween Bash at North Country Brewing Company.
Join the crew at North Country Brewing Company for Slippery Rock’s biggest Halloween party of the year! $20. 7 PM-12 AM. www.northcountrybrewing.com.
- Oct. 26: Mimosa's on Main Halloween Party. Prizes for the best costumes. Bar opens at 6 PM.
- Oct. 27: Wine and Spirits Event at The Haunted Mansion.
Join us for a howling good time with food, drink, raffles and music provided by Butler Downtown and the area’s finest businesses. Must be 21+ to attend. 7 – 11 PM. $35/advance. $40/door. The Mansion, Butler. www.vna.com
- Oct. 27: Runway Grille Halloween Party feat. Full Circle
Come dressed to impress at our costume party. Prizes, giveaways, good ole’ fashioned fun and a performance by Full Circle. 9 – 12 PM. www.runwaygrille.com
Oct. 27: Hotel Saxonburg Halloween Party
Live music, drink specials, 20% off food items for anyone in costume! 724-352-4200.
- Weekends in Oct.: Cheeseman Fright Farm.
Haunted hayride begins at dark, ticket sales until 10 PM. www.cheesemanfarm.com
- Weekends in Oct.: The Beacon Haunted House & Corn Maze
Find frights, chills and fun in the 15 acres of fear at The Beacon! www.gotothebeacon.com
- Oct. 12 -13, 19 – 20, 26 – 27: Northern Nightmares
Highlights of this annual festival include The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 12, The Amazing Kreskin mentalist on Oct. 13, The Nightmare Tour in Zelienople & Harmony, last two weekends of Oct., overnight ghost hunt at The Strand on Oct. 20 and Witches Brew, The Strand’s first Halloween-themed live show on Oct. 26 – 28. Full details on these events and more can be found at www.northernnightmares.com.
- Oct. 19 - 20, 26-27, 31: Eerie Acres Farm.
All are welcomed; few survive at Eerie Acres Farm Donations welcomed. www.facebook.com/eerieacresfarm
- Oct. 19: Ghost Hunting at the Old Stone House.
Learn to use the latest ghost hunting equipment as you search for spirits with The Center for Paranormal Study and Investigation. 8 PM. $15/person. Old Stone House, 2865 William Flynn Hwy, Slippery Rock. www.oldstonehousepa.org.
- Oct. 20: Annual Haunted Bonfire at Alameda Park
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and hotdogs in front of a roaring bonfire, and listen to the storyteller take you on a journey into the spooky, weird, and bizarre world of Halloween. Make sure you dress up in your Halloween costume! 6:30 PM; Masonic Shelter. www.co.butler.pa.us.
- Oct. 21: Snyder Cemetery Hike.
Our hike will be led by a descendant of the Snyder family, an expert storyteller who will share the chilling true story of the Wigton Massacre and local legends of hauntings at Bride’s Bridge, Old Stone House, Apple Inn and Miller Auditorium. www.ventureoutdoors.org/ north.aspx.
- Oct. 25-26: Spooky Stories Program at Old Stone House.
A family friendly “tour” of the Old Stone House will feature Halloween-themed storytelling, historical reenactments, ghost hunting, and a haunted trail behind the house. Concessions will be available for purchase. www.oldstonehousepa.org