Local Halloween activities
Oct. 26 – 7-11 p.m., Haunted Hayrides, Bannerville Fire Hall; $5 for ages 12 and older, $3 for under age 12. More information: (570) 658-6477 or (570) 765-4387.
Oct. 26 – 6-9 p.m., Haunted House, WaterSide Campground, 475 Locust Road, Lewistown (off 522/Industrial Park Road, past First Quality, under the railroad bridge). $4 per person; concession stand; proceeds benefit the 14U Valley Vipers Girls Softball Team.
Oct. 26 – 6:30 p.m., McVeytown Lions Halloween Parade, rain date, Oct. 28. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the McVeytown Borough Building, where the parade will begin. McVeytown Lions will sell homemade chicken pie meals at $6 per meal, as well as barbecue, hot dogs, french fries, baked goods and drinks beginning at 3 p.m. at the firehouse. More information: Gerald Helper at 899-7484.
Oct. 26 – 6-9 p.m., Halloween Night at Little Buffalo. Enjoy pumpkin carving, haunted hayrides and refreshments at this family program at the main boat launch in the parks East Area. The program is free, but donations are accepted. Bring carving tools and candles. More information: Park office, 567-9255.
Oct. 26 – 4 p.m., Halloween Parade in Thompsontown
Oct. 26 – 6-9 p.m., 6th Annual Halloween Party, Heritage Days Building, 3 miles south of East Waterford on Route 75. Dress up for costume judging. Donations accepted. More information: 734-9906.
Oct. 26 – 6:30 p.m., Halloween Party, Fayette Fire Co. hayride (weather permitting), 7:45 p.m. All children must be with one supervising adults.
Oct. 26 – 7-11 p.m., Armstrong’s Scary Haunted Hayride. Route75S, turn left at T-lanes and go .6 mile. Paid ticket includes hot dog, drink and snack. Not apporpriate for young children. Proceeds benefit Juniata High School FFA. More information: 527-2455.
Oct. 30 – 7 p.m., Lewistown Halloween Parade, stepping off at Five Points. Chestnut Street will be one way from 4:30 p.m. until the parade is over. The registration booth will be at the intersection of Chestnut Street and South Pine Road. Participants should go to the registration booth by way of Montgomery Avenue or South Pine Street, where they will be directed onto Chestnut Street. The registration table will open at 5 p.m. No rain date. More information: Alan Sunderland, at 248-5553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 31 – 6 p.m., Burnham Lions Halloween Safe Night, Burnham Lions Community Building – a safe place for area children to celebrate Halloween. The building will be decorated in a Halloween theme and various local businesses will provide the treats, including games, food and drinks. More information: Rosie Metzger, 248-5576.
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., trick-or-treaters up to age 12 are invited to Locust Grove Retirement Village and Rehab, Mifflin. More information: 436-8921.
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Light Up the Night 2013, Thompsontown United Methodist Church parking lot. This carnival-type event is open to all children or trick-or-treaters in the Thompsontown area, with games for ages 3-13. Free event is sponsored by Locust Run and Thompsontown United Methodist Churches, with assistance from Thompsontown borough and volunteer fire company.
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., The Mifflintown American Legion Post 298 will hand out treats to all trick or treaters. Members of the Legion (some in costume) will be at the front entrance on Main Street, Mifflintown.
Oct. 31 – Port Royal Halloween Parade, line up at 5:45 p.m. at the fairgrounds. March to the firehouse for refreshments and prizes.
Trick or treat nights:
Oct. 25 – 5-7 p.m., Safe Trick-or-Treat night sponsored by the local Neighborhood Watch Groups in Lewistown
Oct. 31 – Lewistown Borough
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Burnham Borough
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Armagh Township
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Port Royal
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Union Township
Oct. 31 – 6-8 p.m., Juniata Terrace
Nov. 1 – 6-8 p.m., Trunk or Treat, Pine Glen Alliance Church, 1058 State Route 103 N., Lewistown.