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Halloween Special Events 2013

HatOberfest Fall Festival

Hatboro, PA

October 1-31, 2013

Hatboro offers a variety of family fun activities such as the popular Halloween Stroll, throughout the month of October.


Franklin Square

Philadelphia, PA

October 5, 2013


 Lots of fall fun including a fall train ride on Lightning Bolt Express around the Square (tickets required)!


Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival  
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ

October 12-13, 2013

1:00- 4:00 PM

Camden Children’s Garden’s salute to Autumn and our mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums. For a small fee, you can purchase and paint a pumpkin to take home (while supplies last). Stop by the Fall Flavors Concession Stand.


Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Gladwyne, PA 

October 12, 2013
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Children and families are invited to join us for a day of unforgettable, fun-filled, Halloween-themed activities.

Trick or Treat Train 
New Hope and Ivyland, PA
October 18,19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2013
Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Check website for train times.


Boo at the Zoo
Philadelphia, PA

October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2013
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Great Pumpkin Express 
West Chester Railroad

West Chester, PA
October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2013
12PM and 2PM

All aboard the Great Pumpkin Express! Take a ride on our “haunted train” as our friendly ghoulish crew hands out treats to all passengers. Everyone is welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Not too scary for the little ones!


The Great Pumpkin Carve

Chadds Ford, PA
October  24, 25, 26, 2013
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM


Goblins in the Garden Family Festival
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ
October 26 and 27, 2013

12:00- 4:00 PM

Come in costume and have howling good time. Take a Haunted Train Ride; dodge costumed characters in our Haunted Maze, meet the bumbling burglars and have your fortune told. Trick or Treat during the Costume Parade.  Celebrate the Mexican tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Stop by the Creepy concession stand to purchase some fall goodies. 


The Highlands Mansion Pumpkin Show
Ft. Washington, PA

Sunday, October 27, 2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
See over 120 artistically carved pumpkins arranged throughout the Sinkler Garden. Images of politicians, famous cartoon characters, heroes from literature and stars of stage and screen will all be on view. Admission charged.


The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Sesame Place

Langhorne, PA

September 29- October 27, 2013


Halloween at Hershey Park 
Hershey, PA
On select weekends this fall, families and guests of all ages can enjoy delightfully spooky attractions, delicious fall-themed food, and so much more during Halloween In Hershey! From the scariest coasters to the sweetest chocolate desserts, only Halloween In Hershey offers something for everyone!

Select weekends this Fall 2013. Check website for more information.

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park
Allentown, PA
Starts September 13 until October 27, 2013 Friday, Saturday and Sundays
Hours vary. Check website for details.



Yardley, PA

It all begins on October 27 with the Carve-O-Thon. Then, from October 27 through November 3, there is a Jack-O-Lantern Stroll beginning at dusk.


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