10 Things to Do in Central Pa. This Weekend



(WTAJ) – Take advantage of the fall weather this weekend and participate in these events happening in your area!

1. Crawl Crawl Pub Crawl (Blair County)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

The spooky pub crawl is perfect for anyone 21 and over who wants to experience the local bars in Hollidaysburg! From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 23, crawlers are responsible for stopping at the following bars: Argonne Café, Capitol Hotel-Piperoom, Old Canal Inn, O’Neill’s Hotel, Ristorante Gran Sasso, Shan Nicole’s and US Hotel Tavern. There is no specific order.

Anyone who visits all bars and has their pub crawl card signed at each stop will be entered to win a gift card. Several winners will be chosen.

No registration necessary. Participants can walk, use a ridesharing app, or have a designated driver.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

2. The Penn State Horticulture Show (Central County)

The Penn State Horticultural Show is the largest fundraiser for the college horticulture club. Meet on October 23-24 to experience a corn maze, pumpkins, squash, and other fall features.

On October 23, the show will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. while on October 24 will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Snider Agricultural Arena on Park Avenue.

3. Trunk or treat (County Blair)

Group of children with Halloween costumes marching to cheat or treat (Getty Images)

For anyone looking for a safe alternative to the trick or the treat, take a look at the trunk or treat! There are several places in Altoona where you can view decorated trunks while shopping for treats.

All of these locations will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 24.

  • Presbyterian Church of Providence
  • (2401 Broad Altoona Avenue)
  • Altoona Alliance Church
  • (3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona)
  • Church of God of the Restoration of Altoona
  • (911 N 3e St. Altoona)
  • Grace scholarship
  • (1405 Broadway Avenue, Altoona)
  • Synagogue 31st Street House of Worship
  • (3003 Walnut Ave. Altoona)
  • Overflow church
  • (127 5th avenue Altoona)
  • CCT; Element
  • (3415 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona)

For more information, visit the Facebook Trunk or Treat page.

4. Terror on the Trail (Cambria County)

Get out your ATVs and side-to-side and head to Rock Run Recreation Area this Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23 for their haunted “Terror on the Trail” hike.

The event hosted by the Glendale Volunteer Fire Company will guide cyclists on a five mile guided or horror trail. There will be a Halloween decorating contest at the campsite where you could win a weekend pass to Rock Run.

Participants are also invited to dress in Halloween costumes and decorate their rides. Registration will be $ 10 per rider if you arrive at 5 p.m. or later. Helmets will be mandatory and no alcohol is allowed.

For more information, visit the Rock Run Recreation Center website.

5. Dubois Oktoberfest (Clearfield County)

FILE – In this file photo from September 21, 2019, a guest holds glasses of beer during the opening of the 186th “Oktoberfest” beer festival in Munich, Germany. Sales of German beer in the first half of this year were 2.7% lower than in the previous year. They were dragged lower by the bar and restaurant closures that lasted all winter and into spring. (AP Photo / Matthias Schrader, file)

The Winkler Gallery & Art Education Center, located in Dubois, will host an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday October 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. , music, food and more!

The event is free to the public, but guests must be over 21 to attend. For those who will not taste alcohol, water and soda will also be available.

More information on upcoming events at the Winkler Gallery & Art Education Center can be found on their website or Facebook page.

6. Train and Trolley Pumpkin Festival (Huntingdon County)

Gather the whole family and spend a day enjoying the fall weather at the East Broad Top Railroad and Rockhill Trolley Museum for the Train and Trolley Pumpkin Festival.

From Saturday October 23 to Sunday October 24, the museum will offer a scenic train ride and a tram ride to a pumpkin patch! The panoramic train will leave at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on both days. There is an additional departure at 4 p.m. on Saturdays only. The train journey is a scheduled departure, passengers will be able to make the tram journey at any time of the day.

Tickets will cost $ 13 for those 13 and over and for those under 13, tickets will cost $ 14. Children under 2 will ride for free like a child on their knees.

Tickets include both the train and the tram ride. The entire journey will take approximately two hours.

Visit the East Broad Top Railroad website to purchase tickets and for more information.

7. Haunted Warehouse in Horrorween (Huntingdon County)

Before the change of seasons and the onset of winter, you can still get scared in a local haunted warehouse.

Horrorween Haunted Warehouse takes place in the basement of the Bricktown Museum at 300. W. Small Street in Mt. Union. The Haunted Warehouse will be open Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Don’t worry if you miss it this week! They will be open at the same times on Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30. The cost is only $ 10 per person and the proceeds will go to the museum.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

8. “31 Days of Halloween” Film Event (Cambria County)


At the State Theater of Johnstown, every day is movie day for horror movie fanatics. Throughout the month of October, they played at least one scary movie a day.

This weekend’s features include:


  • 6.30 p.m. – Martyrs (2008)
  • 9:30 p.m. – Cannibal Holocaust


  • 1:00 p.m. – Monster’s Inc.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Paranorman
  • 6.30 p.m. – High Voltage
  • 9:30 p.m. – Session 9


  • 1 p.m. – Addams Family (2018)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Addams Family (1991)
  • 6.30 p.m. – It comes at night
  • 9:30 p.m. – Le Babadook

General admission is $ 5 and refreshments will be provided. From Monday to Thursday of next week, the cinema will present a film. The event will end on October 31. A full schedule of films can be viewed on their website.

9. Phantom Fall Fest and ZooBoo (Allegheny County)

An actor portraying Frankenstein poses in the medieval Frankenstein Castle about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday, October 26, 2019. For 42 years, the castle has been hosting spooky Halloween events with monsters and live shows for three weekends around Halloween. (AP Photo / Michael Probst)

Take a trip to the Pittsburgh area this weekend to enjoy spooky events happening at your favorite places – Kennywood Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo.

At Kennywood Park, guests can play all day and get scared the night away at their Phantom Fall Fest. During the day there will be family fun including festive food and a unique fall atmosphere in Kennywood in addition to roller coasters and rides. However, as soon as it hits 6 p.m., the Phantom “pushes the screams to the limit” with five haunted houses and four fear zones.

The lairs consist of “Villa of the Vampire”, “Kennyville Cemetery”, “Dark Shadows”, “Voodoo Bayou” and “Shady Grove”.

Tickets, which can be purchased online, include all-day park access. More information on the event can be found on the Kennywood website.

At the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the annual ZooBoo returns this Saturday and Sunday for kid-friendly activities. Families can make treats throughout the zoo, collect treats, and support local businesses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is included in general admission tickets, and the program includes:

  • Magic show – 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Not So Haunted House – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Halloween parade – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Costume competition – 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Underwater pumpkin carving demonstration – 1 p.m.

For more information, visit the zoo website.

10. 3rd Annual ArtsAltoona Fall Art Market Festival (Blair County)

ArtsAltoona will host its 3rd annual Fall Art Market Festival on Saturday, October 23 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will take place at the ArtsAltoona Center located at 2212 6th Avenue in Altoona. This event will also take place outdoors on the lawn and parking lot.

There will be marked land around the ArtsAltoona buildings for parking.

For more information on the event, visit their Facebook page.

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