Halloween Events in Chester County {2013}

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Linvilla Orchards


Enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, straw bale and cornfield mazes, pick-your-own apples, candy and caramel apples, Jack-o-lantern exhibit and our annual Costume Parade.


Open from mid-September through early November.







 HARVEST HAYRIDES – Enjoy a hayride through our scenic fields and orchards.

 Weeknights in September  10am-5pm


 September 30 – November 1  Mon. – Fri. 12:30-4pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm

 $6 per person


AUTUMN MOON HAYRIDES – Hayride followed by a bonfire, marshmallow roasting & apple cider.

 September  27, 28 & 29; October 4, 5 & 6; and October 11 – 30;

 Weekdays 6 & 7pm; Fri., Sat. & Sun. 6-8pm

 $7.50 per person



 Visit the friendly Witches House in the woods. She tells stories, jokes and gives all of the

 kids a treat, followed by a bonfire with marshmallows to roast and apple cider.


September 27, 28 & 29; October 4, 5 & 6; and October 11 – 30; 5:30-8pm

 (Fridays & Saturdays until 8:30pm)


$9 per person






   September 14 – September 26: Open 8am -7pm every day

   September 27 – October 30: Sun. – Thurs. 8am- 8pm; Fri. & Sat. 8am- 9pm

PICK-YOUR-OWN FALL APPLES Open every day from 8am-7pm (or dusk, if earlier)

TRAIN RIDES  $3 per person

  September: Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm

  October: Monday – Friday 12:30-4pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm

PONY RIDES Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm $7 per person

FACE PAINTING Mon. – Fri. 10am-3:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm $6 & up

STRAW BALE & CORN MAZES Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm $4 pp Both Mazes $6 pp

STRAW BALE MAZE also open Monday – Friday 11am -4pm

APPLE SLING Monday – Friday 11am -4pm; Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm


Highland Orchard


PUMPKIN FEST Noon – 5pm every Saturday and Sunday September 14 – November 1


Kid Korral with Hay Bale Maze, Groundhog Tunnel, Kow Milking, 3 Little Pig Striker, Giant inflated Apple, Hay Rides and Scarecrow Building.


Apple and Pumpkin picking Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.


Silver Moon Hayrides 6 – 8pm every Friday and Saturday evening in October.


Milky Way Farms and Chester Springs Creamery


Saturdays and Sundays in October 10am – 5pm


Pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, animals and ice cream!


Weekdays pumpkin patch is open to walkers 3 – 5pm.  Also enjoy farm fresh eggs and pasteurized milk and yogurt.


Exton Square Mall



October 27th 3:30 – 5pm


Trick or Treating store to store (participating stores will have pumpkins in the front window)


Not So Scary roaming characters


Free ToT bags and candy on lower level near Customer Service (while supplies last)


Grove United Methodist Church


All children are invited to the annual “Trunk or Treat” event

Saturday October 26, 5-6 p.m. at Grove United Methodist Church, 490 W. Boot Road in West Goshen.  

Parade through the parking lot in costumes, and stop at decorated car trunks filled with candy and other goodies.  

Event is free and open to all children through 5th grade—costumes encouraged but not necessary.  

Additional (free) refreshments available.  

For more information, visit www.grovechurch.org  or call 610-363-2141 or email kpmath@gmail.com.  

** If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the trick or treating will be inside.


Wizard’s One-Night Magical Melee


Friday 10/21, 5:30-8:30pm


The time has come for all young witches and wizards to focus on their wizarding studies with The Brandywine School of Magic and Wizardry’s professors. The night will begin with a sorting ceremony for the new students, followed by a wand selection workshop. Then, learn spells, mix potions and learn the wizarding ways in herbology, divination and defense against the dark arts. The night ends with butterbeers at The Three Broomsticks.


No previous Harry Potter knowledge or wizarding experience is necessary.

All ages are welcome.

**Cost is $50 per person.

West Chester Municipal Building, 401 East Gay Street, 610-436-9010, west-chester.com.


Pumpkin Carving


Thursday 10/27, 5-8pm:


Mark your calendars for the Chester County Art Association’s annual Pumpkin Carve at CCAA.


CCAA will supply the pumpkins and the paint; you supply the carving tools and the imagination.


Call to register or just drop in.


Cost for carving is $10 and enters you in the contest for a free art class or two tickets to next year’s gala.


Cost for painting a pumpkin is $2-$5 depending on the pumpkin.


Please also consider bringing a brand new pair of socks for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s sock drive. The socks go to homeless and disadvantaged people.


Chester County Art Association, 100 North Bradford Avenue, 610-696-5600, chestercountyarts.org.



Ghost Tour Of West Chester


The Lincoln Room 28 West Market Street, 610-696-2102.

Fridays And Saturdays In October, 7pm


This walking tour features tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of neighborhoods where you’ll explore the land of the shadow people, learn of the lost souls of the Underground Railroad, and hear about the West Chester gallows where horse thieves and murderers were hanged. 


Courtyard Grill will be open for light sandwiches, snacks and beverages before the tours, and doors open at 7pm rain or shine.


Price is $10 per person, ages five years and up.


**Reservations required.

Halloween Parade


Thursday 10/27, 7pm


Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun of the West Chester Halloween parade. The parade gathers on Market Street between Church and Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay.

Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured.

Families and groups are welcome to participate, or you can simply gather along the street and enjoy.

West Chester Parks and Recreation, 610-436-9010, west-chester.com

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