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Enchanted Halloween Trail and Festival

Shaver’s Creek comes alive in late October with this community festival that celebrates the fall harvest and includes pumpkin carving, face painting, music, entertainment, activities, natural history programs, and the Enchanted Halloween Trail!

The tradition of the Shaver’s Creek Halloween Trail goes back over 25 years! The trail does not portray the typical scariness with which Halloween is normally associated. The Shaver’s Creek Trail is truly a family event!

Children (and their families) are led by guides to different sites along the trail with costumed characters who help children understand the season and the cultural items we use to depict it. Children learn about natural history associated with Halloween, like why we use images of owls, spiders, corn stalks, and pumpkins during this time of year. The walk lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. The Halloween Trail stations are staffed by Penn State students, bringing outstanding energy and creativity to the festival. Each year they create new, exciting, and activity-filled stations that cover topics such as pumpkin and jack-o-lantern folklore, the nonscary truth behind bats and spiders, the origin of trick-or-treat, and more.

Visitors enter the nonscary interpretive trail every half hour, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We encourage guests to call ahead to purchase tickets for a specific time.

While attendance to the Festival is FREE, you will need to purchase tickets if you choose to enjoy the Enchanted Halloween Trail. Tickets are $5 for ages 4 and older; children 3 and under are free. As the trail usually sells out during the festival, we recommend pre-ordering tickets, beginning in mid-September, by calling Shaver’s Creek at 814-863-2000, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
Start Time: 11:00 am
Location: Shavers Creek
Address: 3400 Discovery Rd, Petersburg, PA (map)
Website: http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/enchanted-halloween-trail/
 
Occurs: October 26th to October 27th 2019 at 11:00 am

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