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. For a complete list of all Halloween and fall activities, check out our events calendar. Due to COVID-19, continuing health and safety protocols may be in place. Please check directly with the event organizers if you have questions.


Destination Carlisle’s Halloweekend

October 15-17, 2021

Come to downtown Carlisle for a weekend of spooktacular fun! The storefronts will be decorated with seasonal decor and lighted pumpkins will form a path around downtown each night  Downtown merchants invite everyone to enjoy photo ops, ghostly entertainment, games, crafts, and limited-time offers of specially-themed drinks and food.

Annual Spooky Saturday

October 16, 2021

Halloweekend's flagship event, Spooky Saturday provides safe and fun daylight trick-or-treating for children 13 and under. Explore the unique businesses and shops located in downtown Carlisle while the kids enjoy crafts, games, and more.

Pumpkin Picking

Not-So-Scary Fun for the Little Ones

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

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For Adults

Halloween Parades

  • Mechanicsburg -- October 12
  • New Cumberland -- October 19
  • Mt. Holly Springs -- October 20
  • Shippensburg -- October 23
  • Newville -- October 25
  • Camp Hill -- October 26
  • Carlisle -- October 27