Tis’ the season for haunted houses, hot cider, costume parades, parties and more! Our 2014′ Guide to a Happening Halloween in Montgomery County is here let you know where and when these Fall favorites are happening for you and your family. Keep checking in with Montco Happening as we will be updating the Guide with more local events as we inch closer to October 31st. Wishing everyone in Montco a safe and spooky Halloween this year! If you would like to add an event to our ghastly guide, please feel free to send an email with event details to, [email protected]
Halloween Costume Party at CJ’s Doghouse
CJ’s Doghouse will be hosting a Costume Party the day after Halloween, so the trick-or-treaters can participate! Spring House Brewing out of Conestoga PA only seemed natural to be on tap. Best costumes go home with the prizes. Everyone has plenty of time to think of some pretty awesome ideas! Music, Beer, Entertainment, Hot Dogs… What more could you ask for?
Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, Novemeber 1st @ 7pm
1555 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
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Ambler’s Halloween Extravaganza
Bring the kids in costume to The Ambler Theater at 10am on Saturday, October 25th to decorate pumpkins and participate in a costume contest where awards will be given out in 12 different categories! There will be a lot happening downtown for both the kids and adults so bring the whole family! Also, five time Happening List Winner Sweet Briar Cafe will be on hand to provide muchies for all in attendance.
Saturday, October 25th @ 10:00am at the Ambler Movie Theater
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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Halloween Parade & Haunted House in Bridgeport
Fridays: October 24th, 7pm-11pm
Saturdays: October 25th and Nov. 1st from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
*Halloween Night: Friday, October 31st from 8:00pm – 12:00am
Elks Lodge #714
494 Ford St.
Bridgeport, PA 19405
*The Bridgeport Community Fund “Park and Rec” will also be sponsoring a Halloween parade on Sunday, Oct. 26th at 1pm. The parade will take place at the John Todd Memorial Park playground. At Noon, prior to the Halloween Festivities, there will be a re-dedication of the John Todd Memorial Playground marking the 10th Anniversary of his death while serving his country.
Halloween Parade in Collegeville
The Rotary Club of Collegeville is hosting their annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 29th on Main Street! All our residents are invited to come out for a great afternoon full of costumes, freaky floats, candy, community and more! Groups marching in the parade can gather at Vince Raffeo’s parking lot behind Benjamin Moore Paint, Diane’s Hair Studio & the BP gas station at 454 E. Main Street in Collegeville by 6:00pm. Judging will be taking place from 6:00pm – 6:20pm with the parade soon following at 6:30pm. Parade route will turn right out of the parking lot & finish in front of Philly Soft Pretzel Factory. The parade will conclude around 7:30pm.
Local families are encouraged to march in the parade! There is no admission fee and of course there will be be a costume contest with lots of prizes going to the winners in various age groups & floats. No formal registration is required for participation in the parade. All guests attending this year are being asked to park on adjacent streets as families will be assembling their floats and costumes in surrounding parking lots. If you are interested in participating or possibly becoming a sponsor please reach out to Joe Greenwald at #610-220-6454 for more information.
Collegeville Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 29th
*No Rain Date Scheduled for this Event
West Norriton Halloween Parade and Party
The annual West Norriton Township Halloween Parade & Party is happening on October 25th, 10am at the Norristown Area High School Track. After seeing our local kids decked out in full costume for the parade, a party will be held directly after inside the gymnasium.
West Norriton Township Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 25th @ 10am
All children must be in costume
In case of rain, the event will move to the high school’s gymnasium
Check here for more details: http://www.westnorritontwp.org/index.aspx?NID=144
Ghost Tours at the Haunted Selma Mansion
Bring the family and kids out to learn the haunted history behind one of Montco’s most haunted houses, the Selma Mansion in Norristown! Visitors will be able to walk through the rooms, hear the stories and experience the darker side of Selma’s history first hand. Money raised by the Ghost Tour is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Norristown Preservation Society. Although it might be a little creepy, this event is designed to be family friendly!
Ghost Tours at Selma Mansion
Friday, October 24th from 8pm – 12am
Adults – $5; Children 5 to 12 – $3; Seniors & Veterans – $3; Active Military – Free
No one under 16 will be admitted without a adult
1301 W. Airy St., Norristown, PA
Einstein Medical Montgomery’s Boo at the Zoo
Einstein Medical Montgomery’s Boo at the Zoo will take place this Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 3:00pm. The family friendly halloween event will feature trick-or-treat stations, themed attractions, costume contests, hay bale, corn mazes, and so much more. During Boo at the Zoo, guests can also enjoy all of the exciting events included with Harvest Fest at our county’s coolest zoo!
Saturday, October 25th at 1:00pm: David Darwin’s “One Man Side Show”
Saturday, October 11 at 2:00pm: Story Corner at the Exploration Zone
On your way into the Zoo, guests are encouraged to donate an unused children’s book to the Lundy Law Library Express book drive, taking place in the EPZ Nature Shop through October 26th! Boo at the Zoo is free with Zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222.
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday & Sunday, October 25th & 26th from 12pm-3pm
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401
For more info please call #610-277-3825 x 222
Pool-O-Ween at the Plymouth Community Center
Frighteningly fun, Pool-O-Ween is an annual fall favorite held on Oct. 24th at 7:30 pm inside the greater Plymouth Community Center! The entire aquatics center will be transformed into an eerie water playground with music provided by DJ Light & Sound. The lights will be low, creepy creatures will be wandering the pool deck and glow necklaces for all the guests will be lighting the way. This event will end with a huge candy scramble, where bags of candy will be
thrown into the pool for your kids to gather up and take home!
Friday, October 24th
2910 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Haunted Barn at Cedar Grove Barn
Cedar Grove Barn in Whitemarsh Township is offering two haunted events for residents of all ages this Halloween. Check below for more info, dates and times on both events.
Pre-School Haunted Barn
Children will trick or treat while walking through the Haunted Barn. Event includes music, fun, games and of course…candy!
Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 5pm-7pm (Kid Friendly!)
Ages: 3-11 y/o
Cost: $7 at the door
Friday, October 24th and Saturday October 25th from 6pm-10pm
This event is for children 8 y/o and older
Cost: $7 at the door
Pay only $5 by pre-registering here...
Cedar Grove Park Barn
100 Cedar Grove Road
Conshohcoken, PA 19428
Mad Science Halloween Party at Abington Free Library
The Abington Free Library Children’s Department invites young scientists ages 6-10 to a Mad Science Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 28th at 7 pm. During this free, 45-minute program presented by Mad Science of West New Jersey, children will watch a mad scientist melt a wicked witch, transform a paper spider into a “live” one, and use dry ice to make bubbling potions and fog. Children will also make their own batches of slime! All activities will be held in the library’s Community Room. Parents may sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Space is limited to 30 children.
Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington
Tuesday, October 28th @7pm
For more information, call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or visit abingtonfreelibrary.org
Ghost of Henry Mumbower in North Wales
Bring the kids out to North Wales for a family fun event at the Evans-Mumbower Mill. You’ll learn some pretty cool history, hear ghost stories and of course…end the event with roasted marshmallows and cider!
Saturday, October 25th, 6pm-8pm
230 Swedesford Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Cost: $5 for adult/ $3 for children (Ages 3-12)
More Info: http://www.wvwa.org
Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt
All ages are invited to join this free Halloween event where kids will be searching downtown Narberth for 13 witches. They collect treats along the way of course, and then return to the start when they’ve found all 13 witches to collect a Halloween prize. The hunt starts at 1pm and will run up until 4pm or until prizes are gone. The Witches of Narberth scavenger hunt be held Sunday, October 30th at 1pm, cost is free!
Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, October 30th, 1pm-4pm
Haverford Ave. and Forrest Ave
This FREE event is for young kids of all ages!
Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat in Chestnut Hill
The cobblestones that line Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill are screaming for a parade, especially with Halloween right around the corner! Well, thanks to Chestnut Hill children’s stores Villavillekula and Oxford Circus Toy, downtown Chestnut Hill will get that parade this weekend! Bring the family and kids out this Sunday to see and participate in a costume parade from 1pm – 2 pm, followed by trick-or-treating along Germantown Avenue to many participating Chestnut Hill businesses.
Halloween in Chestnut Hill
Sunday, October 26th
Parade Starts at 1pm and runs until 2pm
Halloween Costume Party at Brittingham’s
On Halloween night, Brittingham’s in Lafayette Hill will be hosting a Costume Party for all our resident gals and ghouls, provided they are 21 of course. There will be tons of great food and drinks along with a live performance from the Bare Knuckle Boxers. The winner for BEST costume will win $300 courtesy of Britt’s!
640 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Visit website: http://www.brittinghams.com/
A Mischief Masquerade at MaGerk’s Fort Washington
The fright is happening in Fort Washington on October 30th, and it’s all for a great cause! Along with raffles, prizes and the usual great food and drink specials, there will be live music from the Secret Service Band and local favorite DJ Darren. No costumes are necessary for this event, but you’re more than welcome to rock one in the spirit of Halloween! The entire night is dedicated towards raising funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association and the Step Out, Walk to Fight Diabetes program.
MaGerk’s Mischief Masquerade
October 30th, 6pm-10pm
582 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington PA 19034
1st Annual Erdenheim Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
Bring your pet ready to strut in true Halloween fashion to support a great local charity, Sam’s Hope. The Erdenheim Civic Association was able to team up with local event planning company Seedling & Sage to bring our community members a pet friendly, family event that will be fun for all ages. The parade will be located at Cisco Park, more information located below.
*Donations and or supplies of cat & dog food would be greatly appreciated!
Sunday, October 26th @ 3pm
Cisco Park, 199 Montgomery Ave, Erdenheim
Registration: 2:30 p.m.
Costume Parade: 3pm
Awards: 3:30 p.m.
The Borough of Conshohocken Halloween Parade will be happening on Wednesday, October 29! Registration and event details are located below. This is a great chance to bring the family and kids out for a day of community fun in one of Montco’s most happening boroughs!
Conshy’s Halloween Parade
Registration: 3:15 pm [email protected] Conshohocken Fire House No. 2 (819 Fayette Street)
Parade: 4:00pm along Fayette Street ending at Washies Fire House (Food & Prizes after the Parade!)
Haunted Woods & Boat Ride in Conshohocken
The Haunted Woods at Riverfront Park, Norristown, runs Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th, and the accent is on the word run! The trek through the darkened trees and rustling leaves is only the beginning. If participants survive the ghostly encounters in the woods, they then face a bewitching boat ride on the Schuylkill River. The weekend weirdness is hosted by the Norristown Business Association and the Norristown Dragon Boat Club.l
Haunted Woods & Boat Ride
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
Riverfront Park, 100 Haws Ave, Norristown, PA 19401
An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories & Bonfire at Green Lane Park
Come bring the entire family out to Green Lane Park this Saturday for a roaring campfire and tales of haunting, revenge and mystery! This will be an outdoor program with no scheduled rain date. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Guests should meet at the tennis court parking area off Green Lane Road.
Halloween Fun at Green Lane Park
Saturday, October 25th
2144 Snyder Road
Green Lane, PA 18054
The Halloween thrills and chills are happening in Royersford on Monday, October 27th with their annual Halloween Parade! Make sure to join the Royersford Business Association in celebrating this great community event. It will definitely be SPOOKtacular!
Royersford Halloween Parade
Monday, October 27th at 7pm