Whether you celebrate Halloween with fright or fall fun activities, Valley venues offer plenty of options this weekend.

For those who prefer the former, the Elysburg Haunted House will offer its last scares of the month this Friday and Saturday. Now in its 41st year, the event is described as “Central PA’s first and best haunted attraction” and serves as the largest fundraiser for the Elysburg and Ralpho fire departments.

New attractions have been added to the two-story haunted house this year, including a krampus-themed room, separation hallway, witch’s cottage and moving sewer barrels.

“I just like to see the reaction of people as they come through, and the comments they make,” said volunteer Holly Woodruff, adding, “We’ve been told that our event is more creative (than others in Pennsylvania), and it’s just a different experience.”

The Campus Theatre will be hosting two events this weekend centered around classic horror shows. A showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will happen on Friday, along with music, dancing, and a one-of-a-kind costume contest with exclusive prizes. And on Saturday, a screening of “Night of the Living Dead” will be accompanied by a live musical score performed by Andy Seal on vintage synthesizers and percussion, and T Fleischer on guitars and electronics.

But the weekend offerings also include plenty of non-scary events and fun outings for the whole family. For example, the 16th annual Light the Night event in Shamokin on Saturday, which transforms a neighborhood park into a venue with free food, music, games, prizes and more. The event is organized by approximately 30 volunteers and attracts approximately 500 attendees annually.

In Northumberland, families can enjoy the Falloween Craft Fair at the Point Drive In on Saturday, and the annual Northumberland Fall Festival, which, according to Noelle Long, has been a popular event for families in the area for the past 12 years.

“It’s sort of like that good old-fashioned family fall fun,” Long said in describing the atmosphere of the festival. The costume contest continues to be a major draw and has become a tradition for a lot of families.

Upcoming Halloween weekend activities — including trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat offerings — include the following:




The annual Danville Area Halloween Parade will be held Oct. 26. The parade forms at Paper Magic, at Wall and Market streets, at 6 p.m. and moves at 7 p.m. It will proceed along Market, Mill and Lower Mulberry streets and disband at Cole’s Hardware lot. If it rains, it will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. To register, visit danvillehalloweenparade on Facebook.


A ghoulish photo booth will be set up the night of the Danville Area Halloween Parade from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Music Box, at 116 Mill St. and new address of 328 Mill St. People will be able to choose among backdrops, props and costumes. They can use their own camera or phone. Great for crazy family portraits. The $1 admission benefits Zing Productions. 


Victoria Rosencrans, of the local ghost hunting organization Spirit Reachers, shares stories of paranormal experiences in historical buildings in the valley, 7-8 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County. Dress warmly and bring blankets or camp chairs to sit on and gather around the fire on the library lawn to hear real life ghost stories. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visit the library, or online at


Children’s pumpkin painting begins at 7 p.m. at Herr Memorial Library. This program runs together with the Jack-O-Lantern Contest with Mayor Cooney. Registration is required so enough materials are provided. Register to attend by calling 570-966-0831, or stop by the circulation desk.


A Jack-O-Lantern Contest hosted by Mayor Cooney begins at 7 p.m. at Herr Memorial Library. Bring your Halloween creativity and your carved pumpkin. Judging begins at 7:30 p.m. and prize ribbons are given for categories: scariest, most creative, traditional, happiest and best jack-o-lantern from a home-grown pumpkin. Three age groups: 9 and under, 10-17, and 18 and older. Do not bring candles or flames — battery lights only. No registration required.


The Millerstown Lions Club annual Halloween Parade begins at 7 p.m. Parade will form at 6:30 p.m. behind Greenwood High School and will move out promptly at 7 p.m., led by the Greenwood High School Wildcat Marching Band. Cash prizes awarded to various categories of individuals dressed for the holiday season, and floats. Parade will leave Greenwood High School and move down Sunbury Street to the Square, proceed up Market Street to Millerstown Motors, turn right up to the Millerstown United Methodist Church, turn right onto High Street, and turn back on to Sunbury Street and return to the high school where it will disband.


Trick-or-Treat night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at Grayson View, 29 Graysonview Court. The staff will transform Grayson View into a maze of Halloween pit stops. Residents and staff provide treats and refreshments. 




The fourth annual BOO!burg street festival that The Exchange produces along with AGAPE, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and the Children’s Museum, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. along Seventh Street between Market and Iron streets. Features games and other children’s activities, a costume contest, face-painting, a trunk-or-treat, and the pumpkin drop, made possible by the Bloomsburg Fire Department. More information about The Exchange, visit;, #ArtsInBloom; or call 570-317-2596.

LIVE MUSIC/Lewisburg

Folk Justice Band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at a Hallo-Wine Party at Fero Vineyards & Winery, 965 JPM Road. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at


The Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., will host the annual screening of the original 1975 Rocky Horror Pictures Show at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Costume contest at 8:45 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes prop bag. Tickets are available at the door or at No outside props, food or drinks, live animals or weapons.


Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village will host a Halloween celebration at 2 p.m. at the senior living community off Reitz Boulevard. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, though costumes are optional. The event will be held in the Village Common. To RSVP, people should contract Gretchen Nash of the village staff at 570-523-4285.


A haunted house located at the Sunbury Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1 truck floor, Center and Penn streets, will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 




Haunted hayrides offered dusk to 10 p.m. at Bannerville Fire Hall. Cost: $5/ages 12 and older, $3/younger than 12. Information, 570-658-6477.


A Pumpkin Fall Festival will be held every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rohrbach’s Farm Market, 240 Southern Drive. Plenty of food, a corn maze, hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, Playland, and apple slingshot. Winery open at 6 p.m. Admission to corn maze ends one hour prior to close. For more information, call 570-356-7654 or visit


Fall Festivals at Ponduce Farms, 270 White Church Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fall games and activities, including free wagon rides to the pumpkin field, farmer mini-golf, Tiny Tot Corn Maze, and more. Visit the Wreath Barn Gift Shop, rabbit pens, chickens and Mr. Peacock. For more information, call 570-799-5887 or visit


The 41st annual Elysburg Haunted House will be held at Gun Club Road and Route 487. Haunting begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Features 12 new attractions. Proceeds benefit the Elysburg and Ralpho Fire Departments. Rain or shine event. 




HalloFun will be held at Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, 391 Knoebel’s Blvd, Route 487. Tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and a selection of Knoebel’s halloriffic rides. Free admission, parking and entertainment. For more information, call 800-487-4386 or visit




The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania baseball team will host Baseball Halloween Day from 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ballpark at Danny Litwhiler Field. The Huskies are encouraging a $10 donation for adults, and $5 donation for students for entry to the games with all proceeds benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Day will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a youth baseball clinic for children ages 6 to 12 years old featuring instruction by Huskies players and on-field batting practice. All children participating in the clinic encouraged to wear a Halloween costume. Following the clinic, children will have to the opportunity to decorate pumpkins and take pictures with the BU players from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. At noon, the BU Baseball Halloween game will take place featuring four innings of the Huskies playing in full costume. To conclude the day, children of all ages invited to run the bases at 1 p.m.


A Halloween hang-out for ages 6 to 12 will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Booth Theatre, 116 Mill St. There will be ghoulish games, interactive art, magical music and the introducing of Zing Production’s new puppet group. The cost is $20 which includes all materials. Each additional sibling is $10. Walk-ins are welcome with reservations welcome. Call 570-951-6572.


The Saturday Trains program in Danville will host a free Halloween party from 10 a.m.-noon at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on East Market Street. The model-railroad program, meets 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday at the comer of Pine and East Market streets. Children and adults can wear masks and costumes. There will be Halloween decorations, pumpkins, ghosts, hot mulled cider, treats and trains. During the event a longtime woodcarver Bob Heim and his 10-year old grandson Elliott will carve decorative eagles and serving bowls. The train room’s tables will be loaded with cookies, cakes, pretzels, Halloween candy, cider, orangeade, and other treats. Five electric trains and a green streetcar run on the 22-foot-long display, and the children can put new trains on the tracks whenever they want. 


St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1473 Urban Road, will host Trunk or Treat, that takes place in the safety of the church parking lot. Participants will begin at one end of the parking lot and visit vehicles whose trunks have been decorated for the event. Children in costume will receive a treat from each of the vehicles. All participants will receive a free hot dog and beverage while supplies last. The community is invited to attend. Hayrides will be offered as well. In case of inclement weather, trick or treat will take place in the fellowship hall of the church. More information, 570-758-4010. 


A Halloween Family Day held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 834 N. Susquehanna Trail. It will include Trunk or Treat, pumpkin decorating, games, costume contest, and more. Also kids 12 and under in costume will receive a free kids pizza. Also, beginning Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, all children 12 and younger who come dressed in costume will receive a free kids meal. 


Bucknell Student Government presents Kick or Treat at the Emmitt Varsity Soccer Field at Holmes Stadium, Bucknell University. Children are invited to come in costume and have a parade through the soccer field during halftime (around 1:40 p.m.) of the 1 p.m. men’s soccer game (vs. Boston University). There will be cookies, candy and cider. 


The Port Ann Wesleyan Church is hosting a trunk-or-treat event along with numerous other family activities starting at 5 p.m. at the church located at 2856 Troxelville Road, Middleburg. Check out the trunks filled with treats and enjoy hayrides, games, pumpkin painting, balloon artist, horse rides and a petting zoo.  For more information, contact Robin at 570-837-3096.

LIVE MUSIC/Middleburg

The Eighty6 Band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight at a Halloween party at Middleburg VFW, 1555 Paxtonville Road. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Open to the public.


The Milton Public Library at Rose Hill, 541 Broadway, features a Halloween craft make and take from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is required. Call 570-742-7111. 


A Falloween Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Drive In, 3569 Point Township Drive.

FALL FESTIVAL/Northumberland

Northumberland’s annual Fall Festival will be held 4 to 7 p.m. at the borough’s community center at 175 Orange St. Kids will enjoy free crafts, games, and prizes. Food and drink available for purchase. Craft contest judging at 5:30 p.m., Trek-for-Treats contest drawing at 5:45 p.m., and kids’ costume contest judging at 6 p.m. Scarecrow decorating, with props provided; all completed scarecrows will be displayed in King Street Park until right before Thanksgiving. For more information, visit the Northumberland’s Fall Festival facebook page. Sponsored by, Joseph J. Anselmo Sr. Trust, and Northumberland Borough.



The 16th annual Light the Night celebration in Shamokin, sponsored by Mountainside Assembly of God, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sunbury Street Playground. Free and open to the public. Free homemade soups, hot dogs, apples, candy, hot chocolate and drinks, music, games, prizes and more.


The World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, 525 Montgomery Pike, will host a Halloween costume contest Oct. 28-29 — where participants will have the opportunity to win prizes in 10 categories. Anyone 14 and younger who comes dressed in costume on those days will be eligible to enter the contest and will have the opportunity to tour the museum for free. A photo will be taken of each entrant, with prize winners announced on Halloween. A panel of judges will select the winners from the photographs. Entrants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Kids can enter the contest from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on each of the four days. Museum is open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Prizes awarded in the following categories: scariest, prettiest, funniest, best original/homemade, ugliest, best animal costume, best “real” human costume, best legendary/mythological/fictional character costume, best makeup, and best sports costume. It is not necessary for the parent(s) to purchase admission to the museum, in order for a child to enter the contest. Additional information, 570-326-3607.


The Good Will Hose Company, Fifth and Reagan streets, will hold a Halloween Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with Millennium Sounds. Prizes for best costumes. No cover charge.


Trunk or Treat held from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Road.


A haunted house located at the Sunbury Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1 truck floor, Center and Penn streets, will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 


Community Pumpkin Patch held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 433 High St. Come for a free hot dog, chips, a dessert and drinks, free holiday themed games, pumpkin decorating (a free pumpkin for kids 12 and under is included), and some holiday fun for the whole family. More information, find Saint Paul’s on Facebook or at




“Hallo” Wine & Spirits Festapalooza will be held today at the Industrial Arts Building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. 3rd St. Tasting sessions will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (blue wrist bands), 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (red wrist bands), and 2 to 5 p.m. (green wrist bands). Opportunity to sample and purchase fine Pennsylvania wines, spirits and craft beers. Includes souvenier stemless glass, bottle check. Cost varies. For more information, visit or call 412-405-9721. 


Trunk or Treat held from 6-8 p.m. at Elysburg Alliance Church, corner of Somerset and West Center Street. Decorated trunks, games, crafts, prizes and food. Admission is free. No registration is required. More information, 570-672-2176. 

TRUNK OR TREAT/Kratzerville

Zion’s Church of Kratzerville, Route 204 Selinsgrove, will host a Trunk or Treat event from 4-6 p.m. in the church parking lot. Children who come in costume will receive treats. For additional information, call 570-374-2403.


George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” will be shown on-screen at 7:30 p.m., with a live musical score at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.


Trunk or Treat held from 5-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot at First United Church of Christ. Everyone is welcome.

TRUNK OR TREAT/Northumberland

Northumberland Area Churches annual Trunk or Treat held 1-3 p.m. at King Street Park. Rain or shine. Dressing in costume is preferred but not required. Hosted by Grace Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Christ United Methodist Church, New Life Ministry, and Amazing Grace Church. 

TRUNK OR TREAT/Northumberland

Trunk or Treat held from 2-4 p.m. at American Legion Post 44, 309 Point Township Drive (Route 11). Food, games, treats. Costume judging — children and adults. 


The Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center will host its first annual BINGO-WEEN, a fun and hair-raising spooktacular at the Selinsgrove Moose Lodge, 40 W. Spruce St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with an early bird round at 1:45 p.m. Games will be called starting at 2 p.m. Featured throughout the event are themed prize rounds for restaurant, merchant and entertainment gift cards from Lewisburg, Sunbury, Selinsgrove and across the area as well as a 50/50 raffle, gift basket rounds and a final Texas blackout cash prize round at the end. Come as you are or in costume and win prizes. Food and beverages available. Parking is free. Cost of admission, $25 and includes Bingo game ticket booklet. All proceeds to support the Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center which serves individuals throughout Union, Snyder and Northumberland counties. For more information or to buy tickets ahead via PayPal, visit


The Shikellamy Key Club is sponsoring a safe trick or treating event, Trails of Treats, for children up to 12 years old, from 1-3 p.m. at the Shikellamy High School, entering at the field house entrance. Cost is $3/child with proceeds benefiting UNICEF and Kiwanis International’s Eliminate project. Children will get to trick or treat through the school halls, and in the cafeteria there will be games and crafts. 




RiverStage Community Theatre will present “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” at 7:30 p.m. at Greenspace Center Auditorium, 815 Market St. Under the direction of local artists Derek Scott and Andrew Shaffer, the evening will feature a cast of eight actors and actresses interpreting eight of Poe’s most famous poems and stories. Free admission; “pay what you wish” donations accepted. For more information, visit, email, or call 570-989-0898. 


In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Silver Moon Fitness will hold a Halloween Sh’Zum Party with Terri and Sheila — Les Mills Sh’Bam and Zumba at 6:30 p.m. The class will be free to nonmembers. A donation to the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health would be appreciated and collected at the class. Silver Moon Fitness is located at 131 Silvermoon Lane. 


A Halloween Party held 6-7:30 p.m. at The Public Library for Union County. Wear your costume and enjoy some Halloween fun. Play games, crafts, and enjoy a snack. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visit the library, or online at  


Still need a Halloween costume? Come to Herr Memorial Library from 5 to 6 p.m. to make something amazing out of ordinary household objects. No registration required. 


A haunted house located at the Sunbury Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1 truck floor, Center and Penn streets, will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 




Trick or treating held 6-9 p.m.


The Kreamer/Middlecreek Township Trick or Treat Night will be held from 6-9 p.m.  


First Baptist Church of Lewisburg will be open again this year for Halloween Trick or Treaters. Stop by the church for coffee and snacks from 6-8 p.m. 


First Stop Treat held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lewisburg Bible Church, 311 Hospital Drive (before heading downtown to Trick or Treat). Bring the whole family for a slice of pizza, chips, a cookie and drink. Leave with your child’s first treat. A special presentation will be provided every half hour for the children. 


The Milton Public Library at Rose Hill, 541 Broadway, features Halloween Spooktacular at 4:30 p.m. For ages 5-10. Wear your costume. More information, 570-742-7111. 

TRICK OR TREAT/Northumberland

Trick or Treat at the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St. Visit the library from 6-7:30 p.m. Special treats for everyone. Grown ups too. More information, 570-473-8201.


Trick or treating held 6-9 p.m.

TRUNK OR TREAT/Selinsgrove

Trunk or Treat held from 6-8 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church (next to the football field). Hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, chips and drink will be provided to attendees. Decorated trunks will be located in the church parking lot. 

TRICK OR TREAT/Selinsgrove

Trick-or-Treat in the borough will begin at 6 p.m.


The Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St., will hold its annual Boo Bash celebration from 6-8 p.m. Indoor trick or treating and games, and visit stands from local organizations. No charge for this event. Information, 570-286-2461.


Trick-or-treat will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.

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