Halloween & Oktoberfest Activities in Lancaster County

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Fun Things To Do During October & Halloween in Lancaster

Below are some special Halloween and October activities you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

Plus, don’t forget to check out our Calendar of Events for special October and Halloween events taking place throughout Lancaster County.

There are Lots of Halloween Treats in Store in Lancaster – 2016 Dates:

  • September 16 – 18 – Oktoberfest – Lancaster Liederkranz – Lancaster’s oldest, traditional Oktoberfest! A celebration of German food, beer, music, song & dance.
  • September 25 – Oktoberfest – Bavarski – Stoudt Brewing Company – A fun-filled family festival featuring live German polka music by Bavarski, dancing, pig roast, authentic German food, and STOUDTS hand crafted lagers and ales.
  • September 30 – October 1 – Flashlight Maze Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm – For years, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm has reserved several weekends during the Fall Harvest months for our Flashlight Maze!
  • Oktober 1 – Oktoberfest – Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire – Raise a stein to German heritage with micro-brewed ales from the Faire’s very own Swashbuckler Pub, the authentic food and dance of the Germanic Nations…and don’t forget your Lederhosen!
  • Oktober 2 – Oktoberfest – Mädel-Jäger – Stoudt Brewing Company – A fun-filled family festival featuring live German polka music by Mädel-Jäger , dancing, pig roast, authentic German food, and STOUDTS hand crafted lagers and ales.
  • Oktober 2 – Oktoberfest – Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire – Raise a stein to German heritage with micro-brewed ales from the Faire’s very own Swashbuckler Pub, the authentic food and dance of the Germanic Nations…and don’t forget your Lederhosen!
  • October 6 – Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford – Rock Ford Plantation –  Follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel, Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit mansion as they transport guests to the Van Tassel’s home and weave a tale based upon Washington Irving’s classic story.
  • October 7 – Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford – Rock Ford Plantation –  Follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel, Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit mansion as they transport guests to the Van Tassel’s home and weave a tale based upon Washington Irving’s classic story.

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Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland

2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (U. S. Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 1-866-FUNatDW

Enjoy over 30 themed, non-scary rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail at the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park. Your children will love this safe, interactive Trick-or-Treating experience. Non-frightening, family-friendly Halloween costumes are welcome. Open select weekends starting mid-October.  Visit website

Laserdome Entertainment Center

2050 Auction Rd., along Rt. 283 at the Rt. 230 Mt. Joy exit, Manheim, PA 17545, 717-492-0002

Laser tag, laser light shows, and the county's largest arcade - all part of the hi-tech fun at Laserdome. For Halloween, enjoy unlimited laser tag and the Scream in the Dark Haunted Scarehouse Fridays and Saturdays, 9pm - midnight, October 2 - 31.   See details.

Good Wood Firewood

932 Buckwalter Road, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-283-5682

Winter is coming. Stock up now on firewood. Our firewood is seasoned and includes mixed hardwoods, with the majority being oak.  It's dry and ready to burn.  Customers come return because our wood burns so well. $180/pick-up truck load, including delivery. We also remove unwanted trees. Learn more.

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