Franklin County Visitors Bureau Recommends Lots of Spooky Fall Fun In Franklin County

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Franklin County has a variety of fun and family-friendly activities to enjoy as days count down to Halloween.

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It is the perfect time to enjoy Franklin County.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Franklin County as days countdown to Halloween. The leaves are at peak, and the air has a nice chill. It is the perfect time to enjoy one of Franklin County’s corn mazes and hayrides.

The Great Outdoor Festival is a great chance to see the fall beauty of the Tuscarora Ridge. The event at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg is slated for Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29. Take a chair lift ride over the mountain, enjoy music, catch and release fishing, barnyard buddies, plus a ski swap.

At Stoner’s Dairy Farm in Mercersburg, wander the 5-acre, sea-themed corn maze, open noon to 10 PM on Saturday and noon to 5 PM on Sunday. Enjoy a hayride, petting zoo, and play area. Add some more fun with the corn cannon or scarecrow making. The 2017 season has one remaining haunted maze event on November 3, 7-10 PM.

The Red Run Express is running on Saturday, October 28, with a free Halloween train ride celebration. Train rides are offered 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, just off Route 16. It is a hidden gem of Franklin County.

Country Creek Farm Produce is featuring hayrides, pick your-own pumpkin, and an Oregon Trail corn maze. Saturday, October 28, 7-10 PM, is the final flashlight maze of the season. Enjoy a little pumpkin chuckin’ and some hot apple cider, too.
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Mercersburg with the 73rd Annual Mercersburg Halloween Parade at 7 PM on October 30. It is a tradition since 1941. This year’s parade has plenty of themed floats, twirlers, bands, classical vehicles, tractors, cheerleaders, football players, fire trucks, and more. Bleachers around the square ae available for a $3 fee.

The Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg is bringing back psychic and clairvoyant William Stillman on Halloween night at 7 PM. Tickets are $28. It is an evening with goosebumps, chills, and some thought-provoking moments.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA in every season to enjoy the trails of history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more. Plan a visit soon at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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