Around Franklin County: Countdown to Halloween

Countdown to Halloween

It’s Countdown to Halloween, so get ready for a scary

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to get in the Halloween spirit. Franklin County has legends, chilling stories, and strange sightings. Have a little Halloween fun and explore some local lore.

Is it fact or fiction?

Explore a little “haunted history” with the Franklin County Fright Sites Tour. Download Franklin County Fright Sites here to discover haunted happenings at ten sites in Franklin County. Keep alert and be ready to snap a scary photo. Then send your photos—both scary and fun–to [email protected]. You will be entered into Franklin County Visitors Bureau’s grand prize drawing. Share up to three photos at each site; each photo equals one entry.

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Grand prize is breakfast and dinner for two at Franklin County dining location(s) of winner’s choice. The winner also receives Franklin County Ghosts by Athena Varounis—more startling stories to read again and again. The creepiest photo will get a special prize—dinner for two at winner’s choice of Franklin County restaurant and a copy of Franklin County Ghosts. Two runners-up will also be awarded prizes.

Halloween fun in store

Franklin County has trunk or treats and trick or treating throughout the communities of Franklin County, plus, spooky family fun.

  • Take a moonlit hayride, go flashlight picking in the pumpkin patch and enjoy the Corn Maze at night on October 30 & 31.
  • Chambersburg Community Theatre is going virtual for Halloween with Bram Stoker’s Dracula For Kids. The show airs starting Friday, Oct. 30, and can be viewed again and again over the next two weeks. Make a donation here and receive a link to the show.
  • Outdoor movies are magic, and especially Hocus Pocus, show outdoors at Fort Loudon Community Center on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

For older kids or adults, it is a fright-filled Friday at Stoner’s Dairy Farm in Mercersburg on October 31, 7-11 p.m. Gather some courage, bring a flashlight, and get ready for ghouls, ghosts, and scary ones, lurking in the corn. Brussels Café and Relax in Chambersburg are holding costume parties. Details and more Halloween Countdown fun for all ages here.

Explore history and local hospitality

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Plan a visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA, contact 866.646.8060, or stop at the new Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in downtown Chambersburg, housed in a former 1865 bank.

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