During October, there’s plenty of Halloween fun in the Cumberland Valley for both adults and children. Here are some highlights to help you plan your Weekend Easy getaway. Check out our events calendar for a complete list of all Halloween and fall activities. 

Featured Cumberland Valley Halloween Events

13th Annual Spooky Saturday, Downtown Carlisle

October 21, 2023

Children 12 and under are invited to come downtown to enjoy a day of daylight trick-or-treating at participating businesses located on the event map while families discover the unique businesses and organizations that call downtown Carlisle home. Hosted and organized by Georgie Lou's Retro Candy.

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I Love the '90s Halloweek Movies @ West Shore Theatre, New Cumberland

October 21-26, 2023

Get into the spooky holiday spirit with a selection of classic horror movies from the 90s at the West Shore Theatre. Enjoy features such as Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Scream, Death Becomes Her, and more.

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Fun for the Little Ones

Celebrate fall and Halloween with these not-so-scary family fun activities. 

Boiling Springs Pumpkins​​

  • 10/13: Spooky Saturday in downtown Carlisle
  • 10/14: Bats Incredible! @ Kings Gap, Carlisle
  • 10/14: Fall Fest on the Farm @ Double Vision Acres, Carlisle
  • 10/21: Halloween Fun: Kids' Workshop @ Carlisle Arts Learning Center
  • 10/21 & 10/22, 10/28 & 10/28: Pumpkin Palooza @ Hershey Gardens
  • 10/21: Streets of Treats in Downtown Mechanicsburg
  • 10/28: Hands-On History: Celebrate Halloween with a Turnip @ Shippensburg History Center
  • 10/28: Annual Ghoulish Gallop @ Kings Gap, Carlisle
  • 10/28: Halloween Open House @ Kings Gap, Carlisle
  • 10/28: Full Moon Halloween Hike @ Colonel Denning State Park, Newville
  • 10/28: Halloween Masquerade on the Farm @ Destiny Dairy Bar, Carlisle
  • 10/29: Trek or Treat Trek @ Fort Hunter Mansion, Harrisburg
  • 10/29: Halloween Family Fun Event @ Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market, Biglerville
  • Corn Mazes 
    • Mt. Airy Orchards, Dillsburg (Saturdays and Sundays through October 29)
    • Stoner's Dairy Farm, Mercersburg (Saturdays and Sundays through October 30)
    • Maple Lane Farm, Newville (Saturdays and Sundays through October 29)

Halloween Fun For Adults

Adults can join in on the spooky fun with a wide range of activities that go beyond trick-or-treating. Whether you're a fan of the supernatural or simply looking for an excuse to embrace your inner child, Halloween offers endless opportunities for adults to enjoy some spine-tingling excitement.

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  • 10/13 to 10/29 (selected dates): Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein @ Allenberry Playhouse
  • 10/13: Tarots & Tattoos @ Every Witch Way, Mt. Holly Springs
  • October 14: Evening Cemetery Tour, Old Public Graveyard, Carlisle
  • 10/20: Fang-tastic Halloween Drag & Variety Show @ Carlisle Creative Vibes
  • 10/21 to 10/26: I Love the 90s Halloweek Movies @ West Shore Theatre
  • 10/22: Halloween Cookie Decorating Class @ Crazy Glazed Donuts
  • 10/22 & 10/23: Best of Halloween Radio Theater @ Center Street Grille, Enola
  • 10/24: Halloween Charcuterie Workshop @ Lovedraft's Brewing Co.
  • 10/25: Night of the Living Dead @ Carlisle Theatre
  • 10/27: Shop & Boos @ Carlisle Creative Vibes
  • 10/27 & 10/28: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ West Shore Theatre
  • 10/28: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Carlisle Theatre
  • 10/28: Halloween Candle Making @ The Gleeful Candle, Mechanicsburg
  • 10/28 & 11/4: Haunted Maze Nights @ Stoner's Dairy Farm & Corn Maze, Mercersburg
  • 10/29: Halloween-Themed Cookie Decorating Workshop @ SpringGate Arcona
  • 10/29 & 11/12: Death & The Ghost Writer: A Murder Mystery @ Carlisle Theatre
  • 10/30:  Mischief Night Halloween Costume Party @ Lovedraft's Brewing, Mechanicsburg
  • 10/31: Halloween Horror Murder Mystery @ Allenberry Resort

Halloween Parades

  • Mechanicsburg: Due to the major utility excavation and construction on crucial streets of the parade staging area and route, the Mechanicsburg Halloween Committee, in conjunction with the administration of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce and in consultation with the Borough of Mechanicsburg, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 edition of the Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade.
  • New Cumberland -- October 17
  • Mt. Holly Springs -- October 18
  • Shippensburg -- October 21
  • Camp Hill -- October 23
  • Carlisle -- October 25
  • Newville -- October 30