Just because we’re in college, and trick-or-treating without small kids is “weird” and “creepy” at our age, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Halloween. There are still tons of ways Halloween can be fun – and I don’t just mean with parties, either. Whether you’re a horror hound or a kid at heart, Valley has some ways you can celebrate Halloween during the few fall days we actually get.
For the kid in you:
Fall Fest at Wassom Farm (Shingletown Road, State College). On October 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., head down to the farm for hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and a petting zoo! I don’t care how old you are, you’re never old enough to pet baby animals. The farm also does private hayrides during the fall season, but they’re all booked now – “like” their Facebook page to remember to get one next year.
If you want to be scared:
Haunted Pavilion Maze (Pavilion Theatre on campus). For just $3 on October 31and November 1, you can walk through the haunted building that used to be an animal slaughter house. The website says it “guarantees to scare the screams out of anyone.”
If you have a car:
Spookhaven (Mill Hall, Pa. – right outside of Lock Haven). This is a legitimate haunted house that promises to share the crap out of you. The actors will grab you and it’s not recommended for younger kids. They only take cash and are open every Friday and Saturday and every other Thursday in October.
Photo by Alex Vavreck