Halloween Happenings

With just under two weeks to go until Halloween, there’s still plenty of time to visit some of the local Halloween attractions.  There’s plenty to do and see this fall in Bensalem and the greater Bucks County area.  Whether you’re looking for some family oriented activities, something a little more bone chilling for the teenagers or even some adult’s only fun, there’s definitely something out there for everyone.  Here is just a small sampling of some frightfully fun, spectacularly spooky and terrifyingly terrific Halloween happenings.

Shady Brook Farms– A local hot spot for all things Halloween, Shady Brook has many Halloween offerings this year. Pumpkin Fest runs daily through October 31st and is geared towards family fun with everything from wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to corn mazes and inflatable amusements.  For the older crowd, Horror Fest runs every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm-10pm and Sundays from 7pm-9pm.  Have the bejesus scared out of you on a haunted hayride, enter outer space on 3-D Alien Encounter, dare to walk through the Barn of Horror, and try to escape the Carnage in the fields.  Live music, scare-ee-okee and a bonfire make for a nice way to relax after the scaring is complete.  Go to www.shadybrookfarm.com for more information.

Parx Casino– And now a little something for the grown-ups.  Parx Casino has a few promotions going on for Halloween this year. Saturday, October 26th from 9pm-11pm, Parx will be scouring the casino floor looking for the best Halloween costumes and will be giving away a total of $15,000 in prize money to the winners with the grand prize winner going home with $5,000!  Monday, October 28th is Halloween Fortune Monday.  Every 30 minutes, a winner will get to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play or math play.  October 29th is Trick-or-Treat Tuesday where you can get 50 bonus points and pick a Parx Halloween candy bar for free slot play or match play prizes. Visit www.parxcasino.com for more information.

Sesame Place– Saturdays and Sundays through October 27th you can celebrate at a not-too-spooky Halloween haven for kids’ young and old alike! Visitors can find their way through two mazes, go on a Sesame Street character hayride, and see everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire. Families are encouraged to come dressed in costume as they enjoy season events including Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party and the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade. Visit www.sesameplace.com for more information.

Bristol Township Senior Center– There will be a Harvest Fair and “Best of Bucks” Auction on October 25th and 26th at 10:00am. A preview auction and silent bidding will be held on October 25th  leading into a live auction beginning at 10:00am on the 26th.  There will also be seasonal children’s crafts outside at a nominal cost.  Children can create their own trick-or-treat bags, make a mask, decorate a “boo-t-ful” cupcakes, design a scarecrow, create their own puzzles, decorate a gourd, make monster hands and much more. Visit www.bristoltownship.org for more information.

Valley of Fear– Open Thursday-Sunday through November 2nd, you can experience Halloween chills and thrills at the home of the original haunted hayride.  Valley of Fear offers 3 spooktacular attractions including the 2013 Haunted Hayride of the Year, a Zombie Escape Maze and Scary Tales haunted walk.  There will also be live music, a bonfire and appearances from various local radio stations.  Visit www.valleyoffear.com for more information.

 As you can see, there are plenty of Halloween Happenings in Bucks County this year and there’s still plenty of time to see them all!  So get out there with your friends and family and enjoy the festivities.  Happy Halloween everyone!

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