Things to Do for Halloween near Harrisburg PA

Things to Do for Halloween

With the Halloween season quickly approaching, our team is getting in the spirit by highlighting some of the local events we’re most excited about.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween activity near Harrisburg, you can’t go wrong with the choices below.

Halloween Spooktacular at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market

Pumpkin Carving In addition to season-long corn mazes, wagon rides, and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, on October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Flinchbaugh’s will hold a daylong festival filled with pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and more.

Both parents and children dressed in costumes can join in the Halloween Parade and Contest, when contestants will promenade around the barn. Prizes will be given in youth, teen, and adult categories.

Pumpkin Glow at Hershey Gardens

All year-round, Hershey Gardens is filled with an assortment of beautiful plants and flower arrangements. On selected dates from October 18–26, the Halloween spirit officially overtakes the Gardens with a special “Pumpkin Glow” event.

More than 200 carved, illuminated pumpkins will light up the Gardens’ parkway. It’s truly a sight to behold and will get you and the entire family in the spirit of the holiday.

Kids are encouraged to dress up and bring a flashlight, as there will be eight stations open to trick-or-treaters. In addition, there will be live cartoon characters and guided pumpkin-carving demonstrations.


Fall Fest at Smyser’s Farm

Funnel CakeStarting the last weekend in September and running throughout October, the 2019 Fall Fest at Smyser’s Farm is a family-friendly event for all ages. Activities include pumpkin picking, corn mazes, a petting zoo, a tractor-pulled hayride, and kids’ play area.

If you get hungry, there are a variety of local food vendors on site including Bricker’s Fries, Shorty’s Funnel Cakes, and Don’s Sausage Sandwiches, just to name a few.

While you are here, make sure to stop by the roadside stand for a selection of fall decorations, pumpkins, gourds, big and little straw bales, Indian corn, mums, and cornstalks.

Pumpkins, Games, & Treats, Oh My!

Who said you can only celebrate Halloween on October 31? Get in the spirit all monthlong with the entire family at these can’t-miss events near Harrisburg, PA.