2020 sure has a way of messing isht up this year. For the first time in a LONG time, Halloween is actually on a Saturday. AND, we get an hour back. (Does anyone really *want* an extra hour in 2020? Okay, nope, didn’t think so. Just checking.) Anyway, no matter what your feelings are on trick-or-treating, you can still find lots of things to do on Halloween (and leading up to it).
The CDC recommends avoiding traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and parties this year for personal and public safety. Meanwhile, Montgomery County, PA officials issued guidance on enjoying Halloween safely. Halloween isn’t cancelled after all!
Choosing what to do for Halloween is a deeply personal decision. You may feel your kids have missed out on enough already and just want them to have a little fun as safely as possible. Or, you might feel the best option for your family is to take it easy and stay home, minimizing further spread of the coronavirus. You might have no single clue what to do. All of these feelings are valid and I feel your pain.
Deciding on Halloween Activities
If you are looking for fun things to do on Halloween without a crowd, you may enjoy our other Halloween article, 19 Alternative Halloween Ideas. Or, our Fall Activities Pandemic Alternatives. If, however, you feel comfortable venturing out for some Halloween fun, here are some local activities to consider in Montgomery County, Berks County, Bucks, and beyond in our little neck of the woods in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Please exercise caution, follow covid-19 policies, and stick to social distancing for your own safety and the safety of those around you.
Try these socially distanced ideas for local Halloween fun!
FREE Halloween Events:
Fall Fest Halloween Expo – FREE Trick-or-Treating
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 AT 10 AM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Spiritual Findings – Tarot, Holistic Healing & Events, Weird Sisters and 7 others
At Rustic Park in Birdsboro, you can embrace your spirit animal for a day of fall fun. Experience holistic vendor displays and enjoy food and trick-or-treating (for 12 and under from 12 – 2 p.m.). You can also check out the psychics, farm fresh produce and more!
Social Distancing: Masks are required and the event will follow CDC guidelines.
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3187505484681928
Fall/Halloween Craft Grab Bag
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 AT 11 AM – 5:45 PM
Hosted by: Chester Springs Library (1709 Art School Rd Chester Springs, PA 19425)
Available while supplies last, you can call in the morning to reserve a craft grab bag with 3 simple crafts each (contents will vary). When you reserve a bag, you must pick up by 6 p.m. that day.
Social Distancing: Inquired, TBD
Stay tuned for the latest on this event:
Trick-or-Treating through the Vineyard – Setter Ridge
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – Sign up for a Time Slot (11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
You can’t beat this kind of free fall fun! The winery welcomes a limited number of kids for free to trick-or-treat at the vineyard grounds. Kids will get to trick or treat and will also get to decorate a personal pumpkin with face stickers. You must preregister online or by calling the winery at 610.683.8463.
Social Distancing: No guidelines are disclosed but total guest count is limited.
Halloween Movie Night in the Park
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 AT 6:45 PM – 9:45 PM
Hosted by: Upper Southampton Township Parks & Recreation
This free movie night will feature Hocus Pocus, a timeless Halloween classic! The event is weather-dependent.
Social Distancing: Will be enforced.
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/368260124339709
CHEAP Halloween Events:
The HAUNT – Haunted Car Wash at Adam’s Royal Car Wash
OCTOBER 9-10 & OCTOBER 16-17, 2020 from 7 – 10 p.m.
How creative is this?! I just love this fun and inventive Halloween offering in our area. For just $20 per car (cash only), you and your family can enjoy a truly covid-safe Halloween haunted car wash! Treat your ride to Adam’s Royal Car Wash’s signature “Royal Treatment” car wash, candy and other goodies. The haunted tunnel sounds like a super fun way to enjoy a few thrills and some suds for your car.
Social Distancing: Stay in your vehicle the whole time!
Stay tuned on The Haunt at Adam’s Royal Car Wash: https://www.facebook.com/AdamsRoyalCarWash.
North of Reading Spooky Cleanup
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020 AT 1 PM – 5 PM
Hosted at: Barbey’s Playground, 200 Block of Schuylkill Ave, Reading, PA
Come in costume and help clean up the playground. Kids can decorate a small pumpkin, trick-or-treat, and enter for a chance to win an award for the best costume. Food and candy will be available. Donations accepted.
Social Distancing: Mentioned adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines. Bring your masks and sanitizer; limited supply expected to be available for those who forget.
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601151240053695/
Fall Pumpkin Patch Fun Day
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020 AT 3 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Coventry Mall
For just $5 per pumpkin picked and decorated, you and your kids can enjoy some traditional fall fun. The event takes place in the back of the mall parking lot by the food court.
Social Distancing: Mentioned, details TBD
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/458864351736463/
Halloween Trick or Treat Nights at Elmwood Park Zoo
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Who wouldn’t love to trick or treat at the Zoo?! At just $15 for member children and $20 for non-member kids, two adults and a child can visit the Elmwood Park Zoo for Halloween fun on select dates in October. Come in costume, take a free ride on the carousel with your admission, and enjoy trick-or-treating through the zoo grounds. Zoo Brew has adult beverages available for those 21+. This event is sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates.
Social Distancing: Face masks are required with the exception of children under 2 and those with medical conditions that may become dangerous with mask use.
For more information: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/trick-or-treat-nights/
More Halloween Activities:
Build It Kids – Countdown to Halloween
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 AT 1 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Nailed It DIY Studio Phoenixville
For $50, kids will create a 12”x24” Countdown to Halloween sign – so cool! They’ll alos get a snack. This mini-camp and others like it are intended for kids going into 2nd grade through 8th grade and is enjoyable for girls and boys.
Social Distancing: Space is limited to 10 kids to ensure six feet between each person. Aprons are used and washed, and masks are required.
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354434262245315
Haunted Halloween Drive-In Movies
VARIOUS DATES DURING OCTOBER 2020
This year has brought back some throwback times for sure. And what’s better than the drive-in movies? Well, I’m glad you asked. The Haunted Halloween Drive-In Movies in Bucks County sound like a great time for couples or families with older children. A long list of favorite Halloween and spooky flicks awaits but don’t delay as some have already sold out! Looks like it’s $45 per vehicle and you get to enjoy the thrills of horrifying characters that make the experience so much creepier!
The Haunted Halloween Drive-in Movie venues include Snipes Farm in Morrisville, Memorial Park in Yardley, and Phoenix Sports Club in Feasterville, and Falls Township Community Park in Levittown.
Social Distancing: Plan to adhere to proper mask requirements and remain in your car.
For more information: https://midatlanticeventgroup.com/upcoming-public-events/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/339698760675554/?event_time_id=339698757342221.
Little Audrey Wooden Cutout! – Halloween Trivia
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 AT 7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Painting with a Twist, Skippack
For $37, choose a surface, including choice of wooden cutout to paint, and enjoy singing, trivia, prizes, and fun.
Social Distancing: Not mentioned, TBD
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/728903794621910
Mommy & Me Cupcake Decorating Night-Halloween
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 AT 4 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: The Barn at Providence Forge (217 Providence Forge Road Royersford)
For $40 plus service charge, you and your little one (all ages welcome) will get to decorate a mix of six Halloween cupcakes, along with snacks, water bottles, and one giveaway. (Ingredients are not limited. Be aware allergens may be present – including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc.) You can add 6 more cupcakes to decorate for $25. No refunds.
Social Distancing: Space is limited to 12 pairs of parent+child per time slot. No additional individuals may be added to the pair due to restrictions.
Stay tuned for the latest on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691188041752824
You can also search on Facebook for more local Halloween events!
422 Deals is not affiliated with any of these events and holds no responsibility for any outcomes of attending such events. Participation in these events is at your own risk. Should you choose to attend any of the above listed events, please take appropriate safety precautions to ensure the health and wellness of yourselves and those around you.