- May 5, 2021
OK, y’all! This weekend is the last before Halloween, so it’s prime time to get out and enjoy some Fall Family Fun! We are lucky enough to live in an area that offers a plethora of options to get out with the family or framily and enjoy fall and spooky season! The Green Barn Berry
OK, y’all! This weekend is the last before Halloween, so it’s prime time to get out and enjoy some Fall Family Fun! We are lucky enough to live in an area that offers a plethora of options to get out with the family or framily and enjoy fall and spooky season!
The Green Barn Berry Farm, 7299 Armstrong Rd., Muncy, offers plenty of fall fun for everyone in your family. They have a pumpkin patch, farm animals to love on, and a sorghum maze! They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You are welcome to walk out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, visit the farm animals, navigate the sorghum maze, and shop in their open-air market seven days a week. Hayrides are offered during the week to the pumpkin patch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rides will run approximately every 15-20 minutes. The last ride will depart at 5 p.m. so that they may close at 6 p.m. Hayrides are also offered on the weekends to the pumpkin patch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rides will run approximately every 15-20 minutes. The last ride will depart at 4:30 p.m. so that they may close at 5 p.m. You can check out thegreeenbarnberryfarm.com for more details and pricing.
Ard’s Farm, 4803 Old Turnpike Rd. Lewisburg, has a full slate of activities also. In addition to their farm market, they are also doing their amazing corn maze again this year. This year’s maze theme is ‘Frontline Fighters.’ They are thrilled to open the maze park and pumpkin patch doors once again for the 2020 season! Due to current events, they have made some changes to how they do things but are looking forward to just as much fall fun as ever! Modifications for the year include: hours will run Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are for three-hour time slots this year and should be purchased online at https://ardsfarm.yapsody.com/event/index/598031/ards-farm-corn-maze-2020. Masks are required indoors, to enter the maze park, and anytime you are within 6ft of another person (including patrons and staff). Some of the close-contact maze park activities have been removed this year, but they’ve replaced them with some new and exciting activities! You can go to ardsmarket.com for more details!
Speaking of awesome corn mazes, Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm, 3319 Mexico Rd., Milton, is also up and running for fall! In addition to their spectacular maze, Kohl’s also offers a pumpkin patch, corn shooters, punkin’ chunkin’, hayrides, and lawn games! You can certainly make a day of going here! And if you are already looking forward to Christmas, be sure to check out their AMAZING ornament shop! You could wander around it for hours and still not see all the ornaments they have to offer! 2020 Christmas Shop hours for October are Thursdays 3 p.m-8 p.m., Fridays noon-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays noon-8 p.m. 2020 Corn Maze hours for October (flashlights are required after 1 hour before sunset to enter the maze area. Cell phones are not an acceptable form of a flashlight.) The last wristbands issued for the day will be no late than 1 hour before close. Thursdays 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays noon-8 p.m. You can check out their Facebook page for more details.
Carpenter’s Farm, 75 Carpenter Ln., Linden, has all the fall fun you could ask for! They have a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and a corn maze! They also always have a great place to take some fall family pictures! You can check out their Facebook page for hours and details!
I know you think I’m probably starting to run out of ideas, but I am far from done! So, let’s continue!
Reptiland is also offering some Halloween fun this year! They are once again hosting their Flashlight Safari! Explore the zoo — After Dark! Like everything else in 2020, the Flashlight Safari is going to look a little different this year. While Reptiland is disappointed that they won’t be able to do some of the fun activities they normally would, they’re going to make the best of it — because there will still be plenty of fun at this festive event!
Many of their animals become active at night. Take a peek at their “secret” after-hours activities with a special safari through their Exhibit Gallery with only a flashlight to guide you! See lots of critters in action, including mambas, cobras, pythons, and rattlesnakes, along with aquatic turtles, poisonous dart frogs, tree monitors, and crocodilians. Be sure to check their website reptiland.com for hours and tickets. Due to COVID restrictions, tickets are limited, so make sure you order online!
Every year when the crisp fall winds begin to blow, and Halloween approaches, Knoebels transforms into a spooktacular place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages! Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions, and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. They have gentle haunts, scary attractions, and treats to suit everyone’s taste. So join the boo crew at Knoebels Spooky Amusement Resort this fall! This weekend, their hours are Friday 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. As always, admission to Knoebels is free; you just pay for what you do!
Elysian Fields, 1345 Tallman Hollow Rd., Montoursville, will be doing the Haunted Barn of Tallman Hollow Sunday, October 25th-Sunday November 1st from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Heroes Helping Horses, and they will have a haunted barn, hayrides, horseback riding, trick or treating for the kids, adult beverages, vendors and refreshments, and live music. They are wheelchair accessible and offer plenty of parking. The cost is $10 per carload! You can check out the Elysian Fields Equestrian Center Facebook page for the nitty-gritty.
If you are looking for a real Halloween scare, then might I suggest Spook Haven Haunted House, 100 Danis St., Mill Hall. They have all the Halloween terror you could ask for! They are open every weekend in October. Friday and Saturday ticket sales are from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday ticket sales are from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. I have been hearing that due to COVID restrictions, the wait times for Spook Haven are a little longer than usual. So, plan to get there early! And bring your mask! They only take cash, or online tickets sales, so head to spookhaven.com for details and to purchase tickets!
If you are looking for something a bit tamer, there will be a craft and vendor fair on Saturday at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. It will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with free parking and admission using the Third Street Gate.
Whew! Is that enough to keep you busy? If not, don’t forget about the orchards for apples, the farmer’s markets, the greenhouses, and all the shops and restaurants with fall offerings! Oh! And don’t forget! Next weekend is Halloween, and that means all the spooky fun you can handle, including the drive-thru trunk or treat at Bowman field, that I highly recommend you hit up before you head out trick or treating!
Plus! OUR Halloween contest continues this week, so don’t forget to count the fiends and friends! More details on that are on page XX.
Also — have you even carved your pumpkin yet? Don’t forget!