Tricks and Treats: Things to do this Fall in Northeastern PA
Autumn is finally here, and the best way to fall into fall is by checking out local events. There are numerous autumnal activities throughout Wilkes-Barre that fit a variety of interests. Mark your calendars for these special events.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Kick off the season by attending the Fall Festival in the historic Ritz Theater in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event will include local vendors, basket raffles, food, and live music. All proceeds will go towards making the Ritz Theater wheelchair accessible.
Fall Foliage Hike
When: Monday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.
The Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society sponsors this event. They will lead a scenic, three-mile hike on the Skyline Trail, overlooking the Lehigh Gorge. For more details call: 570-474-5884.
N.E.P.A. Horror Film Festival
When: Thursday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
Get into the Halloween spirit by attending the N.E.P.A. Horror Film Festival, located at the Iron Horse Movie Bistro. Attendees will have a chance to screen 13 horror films, which include a few, created by local and artists. In addition to the film screenings, there will also be vendor tables, stand up comedy and a Q & A panel following the films.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Friday, Oct. 13, 11:59 p.m.
Watch the timeless classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The midnight movie screening will put any Halloween lover in the fall spirit, especially on Friday the 13th. This event also offers the audience to participate by bringing pre-approved props in to interact with the film. To view the pre-approved prop list and purchase tickets, visit: kirbycenter.org.
N.E.P.A. Punk Rock Flea Market
When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Head over to the Punk Rock Flea Market, located at 208 Market Street Kingston, Pennsylvania. Local artists and vendors will sell seasonal items including: comics, vinyl music and memorabilia, books, vintage clothing, oddities and handmade goods. There will be various food trucks on the premises. This event is open to the public.
But, do not worry; if you miss some of these events, Wilkes-Barre has many more attractions that are open for the entirety of the season. Check out these local haunted attractions.
Circle of Screams
Visit this haunted attraction for endless screams and Halloween frights. Attractions include a Haunted Hayride, Cirque de Peur, Delfino Manor, Dark Circle (one-weekend only) and horror drive-in movie screening. For further information call, (570)-489-5731 or visit: circleofscreams.com.
Where: 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City
Open: Fridays-Sundays, 6-11 p.m., now through Nov. 4
Cost: $15 for Haunted Hayride and Cirque De Peur; $15 for Delfino Manor; $25 for all three major attractions
Check out Dracula’s Forest on a crisp fall night. Attractions include a Haunted Hayride, The Dark Kingdom, Fall Festival and Little Screamer’s Not-So-Scary Hayride. For further information call (570) 586-5084 or visit: draculasforest.com.
Where: 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit
Open: Fridays-Sundays, 6:30-10 p.m., now through Oct. 29. Little Screamer’s Not-So-Scary Hayride is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Haunted Hayride – $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 or younger (with a paying adult); The Dark Kingdom- $15; Combo ticket- $25; Not-So-Scary Hayride- $8; Parking $3 (cash only)
Every year, Gravestone Manor puts a spin on the average haunted attraction by making the audience a part of the narrative. This year’s theme is “Cold Case” and will include each attendee in this unique nightmare. This attraction is not recommended for children under age eight. For further information call, (570) 821-6500 or visit: gravestonemanor.com.
Where: 1095 Highway 315, Plains Twp.
Open: Fridays-Saturdays, 7-11p.m.; Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m., now through Oct. 29
Cost: $10; all proceeds benefit the United Way of Wyoming Valley
Bring your nightmares to life by visiting Reaper’s Revenge. This giant attraction includes a Haunted Hayride, Lost Carnival walkthrough, Pitch Black indoor maze and Sector 13 high-intensity maze. Not only do your terrifying nightmares come to life, but also it is easy to truly get lost throughout this attraction because it spans over 60 acres. This attraction is not recommended for children under age 10. For further information call, (570) 254-8038 or visit: reapersrevenge.net.
Where: 460 Green Grove Road, Scranton
Open: Fridays-Saturdays, 6-11p.m.; Sundays, 6-10 p.m., open now through Nov. 4
Cost: $45 for all four attractions; parking $3
Whether you love fall, haunted attractions, or simply need to get away from schoolwork, Northeastern Pennsylvania is curating some great events to welcome the fall season.