Halloween: Beyond Franklin Street
Scranton, PA — I must admit it: I’m not part of the Halloween scene on Franklin Street. It’s for the young folk. But there’s still plenty to do in and around Scranton for Halloween.
Friday October 25, 2013 & Saturday October 26, 2013
It makes sense that a town with a college founded in 1789 would have a few ghosts. Hear them speak in the Old Scranton Cemetery with Voices from the Grave, presented by the Scranton Historical Society.
Tour the Old Scranton Cemetery by candlelight and be visited by spirits from beyond the grave! $15 per person. Reservations required. Flashlight and walking shoes recommended.
More info: http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/
Harvest Fest at Spence’s Farm
Saturday, October 26, 2013
6407 Mill House Road
Scranton, PA 27516
Pony rides, games and prizes, refreshments, live music and bake sale.
More info: Facebook/SpencesFarm
It’s baaaack! The haunted Halloween show at the Morehead Planetarium. So frightening, there are Adult and Family versions.
Scare-Olina Skies: Madness & Mayhem in the Skies
- Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Regular ticket prices apply. This version is appropriate for adults and older teens.
Scare-Olina Skies: Family Edition
Morehead’s milder version of its annual “Scare-olina Skies” planetarium show is a perfect choice for families with elementary school-age children.
- Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m.
Regular ticket prices apply. This version is appropriate for ages 5 and older.
More info: MoreheadPlanetarium.org
Carrboro Town Carnival
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Carrboro Town Commons
I have never been to the Carrboro Town Carnival, but it sounds like good, family fun on Halloween night. From CarrboroRec:
The Carrboro Halloween Carnival has been held annually for several decades.
Come enjoy the night and experience great carnival games such as the Bean Bag Toss, Ring the Magic Mountain, Duck Pond, and much more. We boast a host of carnival style activities that reward your participation with wickedly good prizes.
Drinks and popcorn concessions available.
No registration required. – FREE
Happy Halloween to all our friends in Scranton, however you’re celebrating.
Me, I might just stay in bed.
Photo by Christina Rutz.