What To Do: Hagley Craft Fair is back

By Denny DyroffStaff Writer, The Times

The 38th annual Hagley Craft Fair is this weekend.

The 38th annual Hagley Craft Fair is this weekend.

The Hagley Craft Fair is known for being one of the oldest and best annual craft events in the Brandywine Valley. Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, the event will be held October 15 and 16 at Hagley Museum and Library (Buck Road East entrance via Route 100, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400, www.hagley.org).

The popular annual show, which is being held inside Hagley’s Library Building and Soda House along with the grounds outside the building, is a juried craft fair with more than 50 top-flight artisans demonstrating, displaying and selling their crafts.

The Hagley Craft Fair, which was created to celebrate the history of the textile industry along the Brandywine in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, will spotlight artists who specialize in wearable art, Shaker boxes, wood, pottery, jewelry, glass, soap, metal and other media.

Some of the participating vendors are Catherine Cheetham (multi-layered fused glass panels), Scott Gold (hewn bowls and utensils), Lore Evans (stained glass artist), Richard Darr (handmade soaps) and Susan Gladstone (wheel-thrown pottery).

The Craft Fair will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5.

On October 15, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2016-2017 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org).

The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square.

The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Micah McLaurin on piano.

The evening’s program features Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5.”

Adult ticket prices are $53, $45 and $30 day of concert — $5 cheaper in advance — with student (age 18 and under) tickets priced at $10.

Longwood Fire Company will be hosting its annual Open House on October 16 from noon-3 p.m. The fire company and its crew of dedicated firefighters will be opening the bay doors to welcome the community to the station. The event will also showcase the company’s fire apparatus, equipment, and talent.

The popular annual event features a wide array of activities including LifeNet Air Medical Chopper (landing, 12:30 p.m.; take off; 2:30 p.m.), Vehicle Rescue Demonstration using the Jaws of Life at 1:30 p.m., flu shots, Child ID fingerprinting (Kennett Township Police Department), tours of the station, free food and beverages, face painting, raffles and special glow-in-the-dark junior fire hats.

paradocx-vineyard-HarvestfestParadocx Vineyard (1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg, www.paradocx.com) will be hosting its annual “Harvestfest at the Vineyard” on October 15.

Activity will get underway when “Race Through the Grapes” is staged from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  “Harvestfest,” which runs from 2-6 p.m., will feature live music, hay wagon rides, and activities for the kids.

Pumpkins have arrived and they’ve come in all shapes, sizes and forms –big pumpkins, tiny pumpkins, pumpkin M&Ms, carved pumpkins, pumpkin Oreos, illuminated pumpkins, huge pumpkins, pumpkin lattes, artificial pumpkins and even digital pumpkins.

This is also the time of the year when pumpkin celebrations are all around you. One of the premier pumpkin events in the state is the annual Pumpkin Days event at Tyler Arboretum. (515 Painter Rd., Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org).

Tyler Arboretum’s Pumpkin Days event is a fun-filled family festival as well as being one of the nature-oriented site’s major annual fundraising events. This year’s event will be held October 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

The wide array of activities includes hay wagon tours, scarecrow making, a bounce house, face painting, a pumpkin patch, an inflatable obstacle course, pumpkin racing, a stiltwalker, a “Birds of Prey” exhibit, arts and crafts, a haunted tree house, pumpkin painting and goats in the meadow.

Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children (ages 3-15). Free parking for Pumpkin Days is exclusively at the Penn State Brandywine campus, where visitors can catch the complimentary shuttle bus to and from Tyler Arboretum. Parking at the Arboretum is reserved for handicapped parking.

“Pumpkinland” (Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, 610-876-7116, www.linvilla.com), which is open through November 6, features fairy tale characters from nursery rhymes along with a huge scarecrow and a really tall storybook.

Other activities include train rides, a straw bale maze, hayrides, pick-your-own apples and pony rides. Another attraction, which runs through October 30, is “Hayride to the Witch’s House.” Admission is free and hayrides are $9 per person.

The “Great Pumpkin Express Trains” are running on the West Chester Railroad this weekend.

The “Great Pumpkin Express Trains” are running on the West Chester Railroad this weekend.

The “Great Pumpkin Express Trains” (West Chester Railroad, Market Street Station, West Chester, 610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net) are scheduled for October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. The “haunted trains” with ghoulish characters leave West Chester’s Market Street Station at noon and 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $45 for children.

The Great Pumpkin Carve is this weekend in Chadds Ford.

The Great Pumpkin Carve is this weekend in Chadds Ford.

From October 20-22, “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376, www.chaddsfordhistory.org) will return to its annual haunt. The popular event will start with the carving competition on October 20. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food are featured all three days. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and older) and $5 for children (ages 7-17).

This weekend, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Avenue, Oaks, 484-754-EXPO, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) will host two very different events — Garba-Dandia with Shri Atul Purohit on October 15 and Minefaire on October 15 and 16.

Garba-Dandi is a celebration of the culture of Gujurati, one of the populous states in northern Indian. The dance concert will feature Shri Atul Purohit, who is billed as “ a “living legend in Gujarati music.” He will be performing with his Rutumbhara Group.

Garba is a form of dance which was originated in the state of Gujarat. The name is derived from the sanskrit term “Garbha” (“womb”) and “Deep” (a small earthenware lamp). Many traditional garbas are performed around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti. Dandia is the traditional folk dance of Gujarat, that originated in Vrindavan by Lord Krishna. It is performed depicting scenes of Holi, and lila of Krishna and Radha.

minefaireMinefaire is a convention of fans of the block-o-licious world of Minecraft, a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Participants explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles.

Visitors to Minefaire will be able to play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs.

Minefaire will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $74 either day.

There is a big event for specialized memorabilia collectors this weekend — the Philly Non-Sports Card Show. The event will be held on October 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Merchants Square Mall (1901 South 12th Street, Allentown, 717-238-1936, http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com). Tickets are $8 — $14 for a two-day pass.

There are two basic categories of trading cards — sports cards and non-sports cards. Sports cards depict athletes at all levels. Non-sport cards offer so much more. There are card sets dealing with music, movies, politics, nature, pop culture and history.

For more than a century, non-sport trading cards have documented trends in pop culture – providing people with history lessons provided by small, rectangular pieces of cardboard. Some of the most recent issues are “Minecraft,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and “Minions.”

Twice each year, collectors from across the country come together in eastern Pennsylvania for this very special event. Now in its 33rd year, the event is the oldest show of its kind in the country. This weekend’s extravaganza, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, is the 63rd edition of the show.

elmwood-park-zooMany of the hobby’s top manufacturers will have exhibit booths at this weekend’s show and will be distributing free promo cards. There will be a huge array of non-sport cards, sets, singles, wrappers, chase cards, promos, and related memorabilia.

“Boo at the Zoo (Elmwood Park Zoo, Harding Boulevard, Norristown, www.elmwoodparkzoo.org) will be held October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 from noon-3 p.m. each day. “Boo at the Zoo” features live entertainment, costume contests, costume parades, trick-or-treat stations with candy, prizes, crafts and educational pieces. Children are encouraged to bring their own treat bags for trick-or-treating. The zoo will not be providing any bags. The schedule for live entertainment features YoYo on October 15, Franklin Institute on October 16, Lolly & YoYo on October 22 and 29, Mark Luckenbill on October 23, and Lenny Martelli on October 30.

On October 18, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 215-299-1000, www.ansp.org) is holding a “Dino-Mite Weekend.”

Visitors will be able to explore the world of the dinosaurs and have a blast every Saturday and Sunday in October at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Guests are encouraged to visit every weekend for a free special activity and a chance to come face-to-face with roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs in “Dinosaurs Unearthed.”

Other activities include the behind-the-scenes tour of Dinosaur Hall and the opportunity to meet live dinosaur cousins at the Reptile Cart, and join fellow Lego-lovers to build dino-inspired creations.

Tours and activities are free with admission. An additional fee is required for “Dinosaurs Unearthed.”

Admission is $15.95 for adults (age 13 and older), $12.95 for seniors and students and $11.95 for children (ages 3-12).

Historians would have a real hard time finding a link between Medieval activity and Delaware County but there will be a link on October 15 and 16 at the that the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Ridley Creek State Park, Media, 610-566-1725, www.colonialplantation.org).

If there were anything going on in the Delaware Valley back during the Middle Ages (1066-1485 A.D.), it would be activity among the local Native American tribes such as the Lenni Lenape and the Unami.

So, it may seem a little odd that the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Ridley Creek State Park, Media, 610-566-1725, www.colonialplantation.org) hosts an annual event called “Medieval Days.”  If it’s a fun day, it need not be historically correct.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is inviting visitors to “come see what life was really like during the Middle Ages in Europe — to see how 500 years of European culture thrived and changed.”

The scenic historic site, which is located in the middle of Ridley Creek State Park, will be host to a variety of encampments that look back at different aspects of medieval life from the Vikings to the age of Columbus. Re-enactors as Romans, Saxons, Normans and Vikings will portray life from this era of western civilization.

According to the Plantation’s website, visitors to the event will be able to witness the changes that technology made by the late Middle Ages by viewing Irish encampments and the 15th-century War of the Roses.

The “Medieval Days” event is scheduled to run on October 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (with last entry at 4 p.m.) and on October 16 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (with last admission at 3 p.m.). Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 4-12).

The 1696 Thomas Massey House (Lawrence Road, Broomall, 610-353-3644, http://www.thomasmasseyhouse.org) will be celebrating autumn with its Harvest Day Festival on October 15. The free festival features demonstrations of a variety of colonial crafts by period re-enactors and other special activities from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Visitors will be able to learn how to make apple butter, churn butter and make candles. There will be a working walk-in fireplace as well as a working blacksmith shop. Live music will be provided by the Marple Community Band.

Stoudts Brewery (2800 North Reading Road, Adamstown, 717-484-4386, http://stoudts.com) is hosting a “Cancer Benefit Brew Fest” on October 15 with an afternoon session from noon-4 p.m. and an evening session from 6-10 p.m.

Tickets include four hours of unlimited sampling of craft beer, a gourmet buffet and live music performed by Old Soul Revival (matinee session) and Cullen and Company (evening session). Admission price for either session is $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

October is Cancer awareness month and this event is being held with “Living Beyond Breast Cancer” as its beneficiary.

There will be brews from a wide array of beer crafters including Stoudts, Evil Genius, Saucony Creek, Lancaster Brewing Company,  Free Will Brewing, Stable 12, Little Dog Brewing, Fat Heads Brewing, Sly Fox, Liquid Hero Brewing, and Troegs.

For those whose preference is wine rather than beer, there is another special event for you this weekend. On October 15 and 16, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail (http://lehighvalleywinetrail.com) will introduce visitors to the region’s official wine grape during Chambourcin Weekend.

Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all nine wineries. In the greater Lehigh Valley, there are more than 40 acres of Chambourcin that ferments into approximately 150,000 bottles of wine annually.

Each winery will feature its own activities such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours and food and wine pairings. Event hours at all of the wineries are Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Chambourcin Weekend is a free event but some of the wineries charge for wine tastings.

The nine wineries on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail are Amore (Nazareth), Big Creek (Kresgeville), Blue Mountain (New Tripoli), Clover Hill (Breinigsville), Franklin Hill (Bangor), Galen Glen (Andreas), Pinnacle Ridge (Kutztown), Tolino (Bangor) and Vynecrest (Breinigsville).

The Historic Odessa Foundation (Main Street, Odessa, Delaware, 302- 378-4119, http://www.historicodessa.org) will present a pair of special events this month. One is aimed at sending chills down your spine while the other is designed to warm your spirits.

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival will put audience members in a nicely-spooked state with two performances of “Shakespeare/Poe: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side.” On Oct. 14 from 7:30-9 p.m., actors will read seasonally spooky selections from the plays of Shakespeare and the poems and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

The weird sisters of Macbeth will meet again and the raven will certainly come knocking on the chamber door, but this year’s “Shakespeare/Poe” event will also offer readings that have not appeared in previous installments of this popular autumn show.

On October 21, there is an event that will warm both your spirit and your body. Historic Odessa Foundation’s “Hearth Cooked Dinner” will be presented from 5:30-10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corbit-Sharp House. Visitors are invited to enjoy an evening of fine food, drink and merrymaking as the staff from the Historic Odessa Foundation serves a hearth cooked dinner of mouth-watering dishes using the recipes, tools and techniques of the 18th century.

Guests will have the opportunity to savor the delicious British Punch and assorted appetizers by the fire before touring the Corbit-Sharp House by candlelight.

The Historic Odessa Foundation offers tours to the public, families, groups and schools of its landmark Delaware properties — the Historic Houses of Odessa. The tour also provides a look at the foundation’s collection of more than 6,000 objects and furnishings that span an interpretive period in regional decorative arts from 1760-1850.

The Historic Houses of Odessa are open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. General Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free for children (under six).

A leisurely way to take in autumn’s annual color display is to ride a special excursion on an area tourist railroad.

The West Chester Railroad (Market Street Station, West Chester, 610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net) is running its special “Fall Foliage Express” trains on October 9 and November 6 and 13 with departures at noon and 2 p.m.

The Wilmington & Western Railroad (2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE, 302-998-1930, www.wwrr.com) is running its “Autumn Leaf Special” with trains on October 8, 9, 15, 16, 19,22, 23, 26 and 29 and November 5 and 6. Trips are either a one-and-one-half hour roundtrips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove or two-and-one-half hour roundtrips to Hockessin.

The W&WRR also is running its “Hayride Express” on October 14 and 28 and November 11 at 7 p.m. Visitors can experience a one-hour evening ride through the Red Clay Valley on an original railroad flatcar converted especially for hayrides.

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (32 West Bridge St, New Hope, 215- 862-2332, www.newhoperailroad.com) offers a two-and-one-half hour, 35-mile roundtrip ride on its “Fall Foliage Trains” from October 15-November 5.

Time is running out if you’re interested in seeing “Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience” at Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org/nightscape). The event, which has been running since August, will close on October 29.

When “Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience” made its debut last year, it provided visitors with the opportunity to enjoy visually-impressive sights at Longwood after the sun goes down. The installation brought the garden to life after dark with colorful lights and moving images choreographed to music.

This year, “Nightscape” will take place in various areas of the garden — Rose Arbor, Large Lake, Flower Garden Drive, Legacy Tree, Flower Garden Walk, Topiary Garden, East Conservatory and Silver Garden. The installation will be on view Wednesdays through Saturdays, and will open every day at sunset.

Tickets, which include all-day admission, are $27 adults (ages 19 and older) and $17 students (ages 5-18).

The 30th Annual AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly will be held October 16 at The Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia). The event will feature a 5K Run and a 5K Walk.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has evolved over the last 30 years, so AIDS Fund is evolving its mission to create an even greater impact on the lives of those living with HIV disease in our community. Beginning in 2017, AIDS Fund will be providing support to the most vulnerable people in our community living with HIV by providing emergency financial assistance for critical life needs.

Advances in treatment and new prevention strategies have now made “Getting to Zero” — zero new infections, zero deaths, zero stigma– an achievable goal. For additional information, visit www.aidswalkphilly.org.

cheesesteak-festivalPhilly’s Cheesesteak and Food Festival is scheduled for October 15 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park (Pattison Avenue and 11th Street, Philadelphia, www.cheesesteakfest.com).

The event’s debut last year was a huge success and now it set to return with an expanded line-up of offerings, including other traditional Philadelphia foods such as hoagies, roast pork sandwiches, pretzels, and water ice.

Premium tickets, which are $45, include 10 samples, two Philadelphia Phillies game tickets and free parking. VIP tickets, which are $65, include 15 samples, two Philadelphia Phillies game tickets, free parking, 90-minute early entry, access to the VIP rooftop and a commemorative festival hat.

Here’s a scary thought.

Halloween is just a little more than two weeks away. That means the spirits of the night are beginning to prowl the area. They know that Halloween and All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows Day) are coming soon and they’re ready to raise some hell.

Halloween, the holiday that features trick-or-treating and other ghostly fun events, takes its name from All Hallows Evening (Hallow e’en). All around the area, Halloween activities are already in full stride. The following is a look at many of these events.

The 26th annual edition of “Haunted Hayride, Bates Motel and Haunted Corn Maze at Arasapha Farm” (1835 N. Middletown Rd., Gradyville, 610-459-0647, www.thebatesmotel.com) will be scaring visitors through October 31.

The haunted hayride through the woods features monsters, special effects and actors. The Bates Motel has haunted rooms with special effects and computerized lighting. A haunted trail is cut through a cornfield inhabited by monsters.

Admission prices are: Haunted Hayride, $20; Bates Motel, $15; Haunted Corn Maze, $15; combination tickets, $40. There are reduced rates for children.

“Hurricane Hill Farm Maze” (Baldwin’s Farm, 704 East Reeceville Road, Coatesville, 610-384-6952, www.hhfmaze.com) will be open Saturdays and Sundays until November 6.

This event features miles of trails through a five-acre corn maze along with a corn slide, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and a farm animal display. Tickets are $13.

Corn mazes, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and scarecrows will be featured at Ramsey’s Farm (500 Ramset Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-477-1499, http://www.ramseysfarm.com) on weekends now through October 30.

The theme for the Corn Maze at Ramsey’s Farm this year is a trip around the world with sections for North America, Europe, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Tickets are $7 for the corn maze, $4 for the sorghum maze, $3 for the hay maze, $2 for pumpkin painting and $3 for a hayride.

Another popular corn maze in the area is running now through November 5 at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm (150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, 717-687-6843, www.cherrycrestfarm.com).

The main attraction is Cherry Crest’s “Amazing Maize Maze.” Billed as “the world’s most dynamic and interactive corn maze,” it is a five-acre corn maze with over two-and-one-half miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues. There will also be a “Flashlight Maze” every Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $17 on Thursday and Fridays and $20 on Saturdays.

Pennhurst Asylum (100 Commonwealth Drive, Spring City, 484-866-8964, www.pennhurstasylum.com), which is open through October 30, is on the site of a former mental asylum which has been shuttered for over a quarter of a century.

It has been transformed into a haunted attraction with huge sets, detailed rooms and live actors. Visitors can also explore the labyrinth of underground tunnels.

Tickets are $16 for “Pennhurst Asylum”, “Dungeon of Lost Souls” or “Tunnel Terror,” $21 for “Ghost Hunt” and $47 for a four-event combo.

“Terror Behind the Walls” (Eastern State Penitentiary, 2124 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, 888-763-NITE, www.easternstate.org), which continues through November 5, takes place at a site Penitentiary that was once was an active prison and is now a National Historic Landmark.

It is a scream-inducing event featuring laser and special-effect lighting, digital sound, sinister scents, animatronic creatures and 3-D illusions. Admission prices, which vary with the date, range from $19-$45.

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia (215-413-1997, www.ghosttour.com), Ghost Tour of Lancaster (717-687-6687, www.ghosttour.com) and Ghost Tour of Strasburg (717-687-6687, www.ghosttour.com) operate through November and offer an eerily entertaining evening of true ghost stories and real haunted houses.

Tickets are $17 for adults for Philadelphia and $15 for Lancaster and Strasburg and $10 for children at all locations.

“Candlelight Ghost Tours” (Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin and Hog Island roads, Philadelphia, 215-685-4167, http://fortmifflin.us) are scheduled for October 15, 21 and 28. Visitors can tour historic (and haunted) Fort Mifflin by candlelight from 7-10 p.m. each night and hear true stories of ghostly encounters. This event is billed as an “authentic experience.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (12 and under).

“Paranormal Friday at Fort Mifflin,” which runs from 7 p.m. until midnight on October 14, will introduce novice ghost hunters to the long history of hauntings at Fort Mifflin with a guided “Ghost Tour” and a workshop highlighting the technology and equipment used in paranormal research.

Participants will be able to take part in small group investigation of five “hot spots” with experienced paranormal researchers using all the latest technology. The event, which costs $45, takes place “rain or moonlight” so visitors are advised to dress appropriately.

October 15 and 22 are the dates for “Ghosts in the Graveyard” (Old Swedes Historical Site, 606 Church Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-652-5629, www.oldswedes.org). From 6:30-9 p.m. each night, visitors will be able to stroll through the complex, meet some of the ghosts who reside in the site’s burial grounds and maybe even solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes Church. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students (ages 12-17).

Another event scheduled for October 15 is the “All Hallows Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills” (5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, 610-287-9349, www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills). The event is free but there is a suggested donation of $2 per person.

The annual event, which is slated to run from 1-4 p.m., features tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin painting for kids, fall crafts, an apple cider press, corn shucking, a “Hay Pile Jump” and a bean bag toss.

For “Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place” (100 Sesame Place, Langhorne, 215-752-7070, www.sesameplace.com), the popular amusement park has been converted into a Halloween-themed safe venue for kids with trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and a hay maze.

Featured attractions, which will continue until October 30, are “Abby Cadabby’s Magical Halloween Maze,” “Rubber Duckie Costume Party,” and “The Not-So-Spooky Hayride.” Admission to the park is $45.

“Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park” (3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, 610-395-3724, www.dorneypark.com) is running now through October 30.

The event features scary creatures roaming the park and scarecrows lining line the walkways while frightening activities take place at the following attractions — “Fright Lane Including Skeleton Key,” “Chamber of Horrors” and “CarnEvil” along with seven mazes and four “Creepy Scare Zones.” Admission is $38.

The “25th Annual Fright Fest” (Six Flags Great Adventure, Route 537, Jackson, NJ, 732-928-2000, www.sixflags.com), which is running now through October 30, features family-oriented activities during the day and much scarier attractions after dark for teens and adults.

The “mature” attractions include “Asylum,” “Blood Shed,” “Voodoo Island,” “Total Darkness,” “Wasteland,” “Circus Psycho,” “Bone Butcher Terror-tory,” “The Manor,” “The Bloody Fountain” and “Skyscreamer of Doom.” Tickets start at $52.99.

“Field of Screams” (Stone Battery Road, Lancaster, 717-285-7748, www.fieldofscreams.com), which is open now through November 12, features “Den of Darkness” (three-story horror house), “Frightmare Asylum” (walk-through haunted barn), “Extreme Blackout,” “Nocturnal Wasteland” and the “Haunted Hayride” (a 25-minute fright-filled ride featuring state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics and animatronics). Admission is $36.

The “31st Annual Jason’s Woods” (99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, 717-872-5768, www.jasonswoods.com), which is running through November 5, is a horror show complex that features a combination of live actors, impressive animation and scary special effects.

Popular attractions include “Horrifying Hayride,” “Chamber of Horrors,” “Zombie Apocalypse,” “Lost in Jason’s Woods,” “Carnival of Fear,” “Fields of Fright” and the “The Grand Jason’s Woods Theater.” Admission prices are for combo tickets are $25 for three attractions and $40 for five.

“Valley of Fear” (300 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville, 215-942-9787, www.valleyoffear.com), which is open through October 30, features four “heart pounding attractions” — “Haunted Hayride,” “UnderWorld,” “The Facility,” and “Operation Z Paintball.”  Admission prices start at $19.

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