All-Kiski Valley Halloween Events

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To list your event, send information to Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084; or email

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Residents involved in trick-or-treating should turn on their porch lights.

Allegheny Town: October 6 to 8:31.

Apollo: October 6 to 8:29.

Avonmore: Parade on October 4th at 4:30pm. 29. There will be a queue at 4 p.m. near the Children’s Clinic at 619 Cambria Ave. Events and refreshments will be held on Fifth Street and in the Fire Department parking lot after the parade.Trick or Treat 6-8pm

to please: Trunk or treatment October 11-2pm. 29 Fawn Volunteer Fire Department 1, 497 Latintown Road. Adults welcome children in costume. Food will be provided and there will be a basket raffle.To register to be a Trunk, please visit Question:

Fraser: October 5th to 8:30.

Gilpin: Trunk-or-treat, noon to 3 p.m. 29 Gilpin-Leechburg Park, October Park Road. Food trucks will be available. detail: 724-845-0981.

Harrison: Drive through the Pumpkin Giveaway, 10am to noon, which was served last October. 8 at Broadview Blvd. Opposite CVS in Natrona Heights. One per child. Children must be present. Sponsored by the Township Recreation Committee.

Kiski Town: From October 6th to 8:00, it is dry and ready to eat. 20 at firehall, 1037 Route 56. Trunk space reservations: Diane, 412-601-1782.

Lower Burrell: October 6 to 8:31.

New Kensington: October 6 to 8:29.

South Buffalo: 6-8pm, trunk or treatment. October 29 Fire Hall, 100 Fire Hall Road. There will be awards for best costume and best luggage and free hot chocolate.

Springdale: October 5:30 to 7:30 pm 31.

Tarentum: October 6 to 8:31.

Upper Burrell: Free Halloween festivities for township children ages 1 to 12 from 1 October to 2:30. 30 in the township building. There will be costume parades, crafts and treats. Reservations required by October. twenty one. Booking: 724-335-3517.

Vandergrift: October 6th to 8:31. Parade on October 6th at 6pm. 29. The lineup will be at the Kennedy Park Pavilion at 5 p.m. Children 12 and under will receive a snack bag and are eligible to participate in the judging.

Sillage: October 6 to 8:31.

Events open to the public:

allegheny town

Cuts & Pups Trunk-or-Treat, October noon to 4pm. 29 At Elevated Hair Company, 30 Terrace Ave. There will be a silent auction, face painting and vendors. $20 for dry hair clippers. Welcome to fur babies. All proceeds will be donated to animal charity Tiny Cause.

• Northmoreland Park Hobgoblin excursion, October 7 to 9:29 in the park, Allegheny Township. A half-mile hike recommended for ages 8 and up, home to ghouls, monsters, and goblins. Parents are urged to bring their children to participate. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the County Parks and Recreation Department. Donations will be accepted. Rain or shine.


• Autumn, October 1st to 4:29 in the city center plaza. There will be parades, vendors, food trucks and more. detail:


Harvest Pumpkin Walk, October 4-8:15 at Salina Bible Church, 4132 Route 819. Complimentary hay wagons, food and over 100 decorative pumpkins to view.

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• Prospect Cemetery historical ghost tour, Every 10 minutes from 6:00 on October. 13: At the burial grounds Tarentum and Brackenridge Historic figures will bring their stories to life. Suitable for all ages. Bring a flashlight. Tickets: $10. Reservation required. Booking: 724-224-4552 and leave your name and phone number. The proceeds are used for the maintenance of the cemetery.

Buffalo Town

tree trunks or snacks, October 6 to 8:22 at Freeport Area High School. Gifts from community groups are welcome. Sponsored by High School Tri-M. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Best Decorated Luggage Award. Details: Booking:


Moon Festival, October 4th to 6:15 at the McLean Park Playground. There will be food, kids crafts, music and pumpkin decorations.Outdoor Halloween movie screening at 6 p.m.

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• The attraction of shadows, Friday and Saturday September 7-11pm. 30 to 29 October at Tour-Ed Mine, 748 Ridge Road. Cost: $15 per person, cash and credit cards accepted, except Discover. detail: 724-472-5979 or

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Creatures of Audubon Society Night, Beachwood Farm Nature Reserve at 614 Dorseyville Road on October 14, 15, 20 and 21. Sessions are at 6:30, 7:30 and 7:30 pm Put on your costumes and walk the trails and meet uncanny costumed creatures who will tell their life stories. Rain or shine. Cost: $10; membership, $6; free for ages 2 and under. Booking: or 412-963-6100.

Fox Chapel Regional High School National Honor Society Boo Bash, From October 6th to 7:30pm 27 High School, 611 Field Club Road, free for children in pre-K through 3rd grade. There will be treats, games and prizes. Dress code is encouraged. The area’s Hunger Backpacks and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will accept non-perishable food donations. Parents must accompany their children. Park near the tennis court and use the auditorium entrance. Reservations required by October. 25. Booking:


Burtner House Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 11-4:88 at Homestead, 965 Burtner Rd. Parking and shuttle service will be available from the dirt parking area at Citizens Hose Firehall on Harrison Freeport Road from 10:45am to 4:30pm. Parking is not available during festivals. There will be tours, craftsmen, Civil War reenacters, food, Admission: $10; students and seniors, $5; under 6, free. Proceeds benefit Bertner Home Restoration Association.

Porter Festival, October 5 to 6:30 pm 9 at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Recommended for children at least 5 years old and older and their families. free. Reservation required. Booking:

tree trunks or snacks, October 6-8:13 at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane.Car cruise from 5pm to 9pm

halloween costume party, Oct. 8 at 8:15pm at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Drive. There will be prizes, light dinners, karaoke with Bucky, pull tabs and 50/50. There is no insurance fee. The public is welcome.

haunted library, October 5-7:28 at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Complimentary outdoor pumpkin walks and treat bags are available for children aged at least 5 years. Dress code is encouraged. detail: 724-226-3491

Kiski Town

• Haunted Halloween trails, October 6 to 9:14 and 15 at Apollo-Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club, 1921 Route 56. There will be contests and concessions. Sponsored by Scout 589. cost: 5 USD.


• the dreaded autumn festival, October noon to 5pm. 22 at Riverfront Park, behind Sprankle’s Community Market. There will be food, crafts, holiday-themed photo sessions, a petting zoo, children’s games and carriage rides. Sponsored by the Leachburg Area Community Association.

• Halloween Parade, October 7th at 7:27pm. The lineup will be on fire. Prizes will be awarded to costumes, groups and floats.One Pumpkin Trail Will be on October 11th to 1pm. 29 Businesses on Market Street. The trail will end at the fire hall, where the fire department will serve hot dogs, and there will be a suitcase or treat sponsored by the fire company and the Leachburg Public Library.11:15AM Start setting up luggage or snacks

Lower Burrell and New Kensington

Boos and Brews pub crawl, 7 October to 11:22. Participating businesses include Burrell Inn in Lower Burrell, New Kensington, House of 1,000 Beers, Beermuda, Voodoo Brewery and Stranger Roots Experimental Ales. Cost: $15, including bus transportation between bars, Halloween treats and entertainment. Must be 21 years old. Part of the ticket sales will benefit animal advocates at the Zen Cat Sanctuary and Allegheny Valley. Tickets: Stop by any participating bar or email Tara at

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• Tricky Trek N Treat, October noon to 4pm. 22 in New Kensington city centre. Stop at the Voodoo Brewery at 965 Fifth Avenue. Received a snack bag at noon and started trick-or-treating at 4th and 5th Avenue businesses. 2:15 A costume competition will be held at the Voodoo Brewery to compete for the best dress in each age group. The new Kensington Arts Centre will feature face painting, pumpkin painting, colouring pages and photo opportunities. There will be craft shows, costume contests and gourmet food.

Animal activists trick or treat without candy, October noon to 2 p.m. 15 Dressed welcome at the shelter, 730 Church St. There will be snacks, pumpkin paintings and more. Admission: $4 per child; $12 per family. Dogs are welcome on a leash on the lawn of the shelter.

• Animal rights activist Howl-O-Ween Cash Bash, Oct. 22 at Quality Inn Bridge Road, Tarentum. Doors open at 4pm and dinner starts at 5pm. Admission: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. There will be mini games of chance, dinner buffet, basket raffle and 50/50. Tickets: Visit the Activities section on

north apollo

• Apple Festival, Oct. 10-3.8 at North Apollo Church of God, 507 20th stone. There will be craft tables, kids activities and food. Menu: apple dumplings, apple pie, applesauce, etc.

• Trunk-or-Treat, October 6 to 7:30 pm 26 at North Apollo Church of God, 507 20th stone. Clothing prizes will be awarded. The public is welcome to hand out treats from the trunks of their decorated cars.


• Victorian Halloween Night Cruise, October 6:30 and 7:15 pm 21 and 29 at the Kerr Memorial Museum, 402 Delaware Ave. Cost: $25. Reservation required. Booking: 412-826-9295.

• Autumn, October 11-4 pm 29 Allegheny River Drive. Rain or shine. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., after which shops and businesses will distribute children’s snack bags. There will be music, crafts, trains, food, pumpkin painting, costume contests and more. detail:


tree trunks or snacks, October 2-5:22 at A-Amy’s Notary 2, 140 Sandune Drive parking lot, behind Shop N Save. There will be food, games and music.


costume story time, October 6 at 6:30 pm 25 at the South Butler Community Library, 240 W. Main St., Saxonburg. A less scary story time in costume.

South Buffalo

tree trunks or snacks, October 6-8:29 at the South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Hall, 100 Fire Hall Road. free. Best torso and best costume awards will be awarded. Sponsored by the Fire Department.


• Michael’s Pumpkin Patch Party, October 4-8 at Desmond Field. There will be a ghost egg hunt for kids 10 and under, a costume contest for kids 12 and under, an adult costume contest, gift basket raffle, touch truck and food. No entrance fee. Proceeds from the gift basket raffle and food sales will be donated to the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department. Reservations are highly recommended. Booking: Send a Facebook message to

• Pumpkin Decorating Party, October 6 at 6:26pm at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School Street. Kindergarten to sixth grade children are welcome. Reservation required. Booking: 724-274-9729.


boo festival, October noon to 5pm. 29 at Riverview Memorial Park, 1st Avenue. There will be entertainment, crafts, food, hay mazes, hay carts and free kids games. detail: Carrie, 724-448-1470.


• Wizard Night Market, October 5-9. 15 Grant Avenue. The evening is from 9pm to midnight. There will be mystery readers, ghost walks, performers, food and artist vendors.

• Large Pumpkin Patch, October noon to 3 p.m. 29 in Franklin Park. Sponsored by the Vandergrift Parent Project. There will be free pumpkin patches, bean bag tosses, costume contests, and more. Food will be available.

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