Find the Best Fun of the Season at a Variety of Fall Festivals

Fall is here. While football is top of mind, there are many more ways to celebrate the season in Happy Valley. Here is a roundup of the best fall festivals, events, and activities in the region.

 

 

October 7-29 (Fridays & Saturdays)

33rd Edition--Annual Ghost & Goblins Tour

Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks

Fridays & Saturdays October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29, 2016

The 32nd Annual Ghosts & Goblins Tours promises to bring new themes and new surprises, creating a memorable experience for first time and repeat visitors alike, including a new Haunted Hayride!

770 William Penn Hwy., Huntingdon; 814-643-0268; www.lincolncaverns.com

 

October 15-16

Fall Fest

Wasson Farm Market

2545 Shingletown Rd., State College

 

October 15

Fall Festival

Way Fruit Farm

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Face painting, pumpkin patches, hay bale mazes, cider tastings, and more.

2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd., Port Matilda; www.wayfruitfarm.com

 

October 14-16

Bellefonte Fall Festival Weekend

Talleyrand Park

This annual festival features a Halloween parade, free activities for children, ghost stories, music, food, and more. Other festivities include an antique fair and Fall Foliage and Halloween Train Rides hosted by the Bellefonte Historical Railroad.

www.bellefonte.com

 

October 14-15

Pumpkin Festival

The Arboretum at Penn State

October 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

October 15, Family activities and music begin at 4:00 p.m. The lighted jack-o’-lantern display will occur from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Hundreds of carved pumpkins will be judged and arranged on the Event Lawn for viewing!

Park Ave. & Bigler Rd.; 814-865-9118; www.arboretum.psu.edu

 

October 14-15 and October 28-29

Fall Flashlight Tours and Haunted Miners Maze

Penns Cave

6 to 9 p.m.

Flashlight Cave Tours: Bring a flashlight or wear a miner’s helmet; shine a different perspective on cave formations! Hear intriguing Indian and pioneer legends.

 

Haunted Miners Maze: Explore the dimly lit, 4,800 sq. ft. maze to locate the hidden checkpoints. Family-friendly eerie fun; NO gruesome sights. Best times win a prize!

222 Penns Cave Rd., Centre Hall; 814-364-1664; www.pennscave.com

 

October 15

17th Annual Downtown Fall Festival

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the excitement of the 17th Annual Fall Fest with a pumpkin patch, kids’ crafts, live entertainment, a dessert contest, and more!

www.downtownstatecollege.com

 

October 15

Harvest Fest

Mt. Nittany Winery

12 to 5 p.m.

Stroll through the mountainside vineyards while enjoying complimentary wine tasting, and sample or purchase food from many local vendors including Hog Father's BBQ and Chocolates by Leopold. A $5 parking donation will benefit the State College Food Bank.

300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall; 814-466-6373; http://www.mtnittanywinery.com/

 

October 16

Fall Foliage Walk

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

2 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds fall has to offer! Walk the trails with a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist and learn about the changing seasons and how to track seasonal changes in your own backyard. Dress for the weather! For ages 7 & older. FREE, but donations are appreciated.

548 Puddintown Rd., 814-235-7819; www.crpr.org/Millbrook/MMNC-Menu.html

 

October 22

6th Annual Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival

Bald Eagle State Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch pumpkins fly through the air at this annual event, which also features food, shopping and, of course, punkin chunkin.

149 Main Park Rd., Howard; https://www.facebook.com/events/1523989464563375/

 

October 28

Halloween at the Bellefonte YMCA

6 to 9 p.m.

Come out for an evening of tricks and treats! Hosted by students from Penn State’s Recreation Parks and Tourism 356 class. Free for the community!

125 W. High St., Bellefonte; 814-355-5551; www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org

 

October 30

70th Annual CRPR Halloween Costume Parade

6:30 p.m. line up, 7 p.m. step-off.

A FREE fall family tradition!  Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the State College Lions Club will cosponsor the parade through downtown State College. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field by the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Treats will be provided by the State College Lions Club.

www.crpr.org

 

If you have a fall event to add to our calendar, email information (and a photo, if you have it!) to cara@happyvalley.com

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