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
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.
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.
Not-So-Scary Halloween Fun for the Little Ones
Celebrate fall and Halloween with these not-so-scary family fun activities.
- 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
- 10/29: Trek or Treat Trek @ Fort Hunter Mansion, Harrisburg
- 10/29: Halloween Family Fun Event @ Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market, Biglerville
- Corn Mazes
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.
- 10/13 to 10/29 (selected dates): Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein @ Allenberry Playhouse
- 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.
- 10/27: Shop & Boos @ Carlisle Creative Vibes
- 10/27 & 10/28: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ West Shore Theatre
- 10/28: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Carlisle Theatre
- 10/29: Halloween-Themed Cookie Decorating Workshop @ SpringGate Arcona
- 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 -- TBA
- Shippensburg -- October 21
- Camp Hill -- October 23
- Carlisle -- October 25
- Newville -- The organization that runs the Newville Halloween Parade has notified the Borough Office that they have officially disbanded.