Spooky season is in full swing in the Laurel Highlands! There's an activity for everybody, from haunted hikes in a park to a fun scarecrow display for little ones to enjoy! Or, if you're skipping Halloween and heading straight for Christmas, you can start your shopping this weekend in the Laurel Highlands.

27th Annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival - Oct. 15-17 & 23-24

Don't miss the 27th Annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival, the #1 rated Christmas show in the state! Enjoy two weekends of shopping at the Washington County Fairgrounds, featuring more than 210 vendors, live entertainment, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and more! After all, it's never too early to start Christmas shopping!

Ligonier's Annual Scarecrow Contest - Oct. 15-31

Take a stroll around the Ligonier Diamond and check out the scarecrow displays that local businesses and organizations came up with this year! Stop in the Ligonier Chamber office for a map and a judging slip and head out to find your favorites! Make a day out of it and visit Fort Ligonier, grab lunch, and shop around!

Witches Night Out at Greenhouse Winery - Oct. 15


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Witches Night Out at Greenhouse Winery is your chance to drink wine and dress up like you've joined a coven. What else could you ask for? Tarot card readings, medium sessions, and a magician? They've got that covered too! There will also be live music and light snacks served to accompany your witch's brew.

Hobgoblin Hikes at Cedar Creek Park - Oct. 16

Hobgoblin Hikes are a fun alternative to conventional trick-or-treating for all ages. Guides will lead everybody on a half-mile walk through mazes and cemeteries in the haunted woods of Cedar Creek Park, where you'll experience more than 100 ghouls, goblins, and monsters. If you can't make it this weekend, no worries, there's another Hobgoblin Hike at Mammoth Park on Oct. 23. 

Movies on the Barn at Maple Bottom Farm - Oct.16


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Maple Bottom Farm is getting in on the fall festivities this year with a handful of events, including Movies on the Barn! Before it gets dark, you and the kiddos can walk around the farm and check out the animals, sit by the campfire and pick the perfect pumpkin (pstt, each kid gets a free pumpkin with admission). When the sun sets, a kids' movie will be projected onto the barn. Sounds like the perfect fall night to me!

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