Explore: 2016 Halloween Guide for Jefferson County and Surrounding Areas

halloween-2A look at this year’s Halloween festivities and trick-or-treat schedule for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

While the holiday has evolved over the years, Halloween continues to be a big draw for millions of U.S. children, drumming up business for industries like candy distributors and movie theaters. The following are some spooktacular facts and figures provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trick or Treat

41.1 million: The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2015 — children ages 5 to 14 — across the U.S.

Chocolate Treats

37,128: The number of people employed by U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2014. This industry’s value of shipments totaled $16.0 billion, up from $15.2 billion in 2013.

Spooky Movies

4,449: The number of motion picture theaters (except drive-ins) in the U.S. in 2014 where one could see a horror movie. California (511), Texas (326), New York (265) and Florida (195) had the most movie theaters. There were 219 drive-in motion picture theaters in 2014 — Ohio had 23, and California and Pennsylvania each had 19 drive-in motion picture theaters.

Pick a Pumpkin

40,900: The number of acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2015, with a total estimated production value of $90.2 million. Of the top six pumpkin-producing states, Illinois led the country by producing an estimated 318.0 million pounds, followed by California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York.

However, along with fun holiday activities, the scare season also brings some dangers that can create harmful situations for families and their property.

Protect your children

Halloween allows children to explore their imagination and splurge on savory treats, but along with the fun comes some haunting hazards. The following tips will help combat impending dangers:

  • Provide children with safe and comfortable costumes
  • What precautions should be taken during trick-or-treating
  • Child safe home decorations

Protect your property

Halloween also brings a season of trickery, and data shows that property may be more at risk during the week of Halloween. Statistics taken from Nationwide claims over the last five years show that the rate of property damage caused by vandalism or malicious mischief increased by more than 8 percent during the week of Halloween, and that auto theft occurs at a 6 percent higher rate.

Protect your pets

Pets are part of the family, and Halloween exposes them to more toxins and hazards than at any other time of the year. Make sure to keep candy, small costume parts and lit candles out of pets’ reach.



Brockway Borough
When: October 30 – 3:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Brookville Borough
When:  October 31 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Halloween parade begin immediately after parade 5:30 p.m.

Corsica Borough
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional information: Porch light invitation

Punxsutawney Borough
When: October 31 – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

Clarion Borough
When:  October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Halloween parade beings at 5:30 p.m.

East Brady Borough
When:  October 31 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Farmington Township
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Knox Borough
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Knox Township
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

New Bethlehem
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club Parade: October 27 at 6 p.m. in Redbank Valley High School Auditorium

Paint Township
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Lions Club Halloween Parade: October 27 – Line up at 6:00 p.m. march at 6:30 p.m.

Salem Township
When: October 29 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Party to follow at the Community Building, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Shippenville Borough
When:  October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sligo Borough
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg Borough
When: October 28 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

When:  October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Additional Information: The Fire Hall in Downtown Strattanville will also be handing out candy from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as part of their Trick-or-Treat Safety Check Point.

Washington Township
When: October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


When: October 31 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Additional Information: Halloween party at East Forest High School from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. sponsored by the Lion’s Club

Tionesta Borough
When:  October 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.




Trunk or Treat
Where: Moonlite Drive-In, Brookville, Pa.
When: Friday and Saturday October 21 – 22 and October 28 – 29
Additional Info: The original Night of the Living Dead and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be presented on October 21 and 22. Retro Halloween will be presented with original pictures Pet Sematary, Friday the 13th and Halloween on October 28 and 29.

Halloween Barn
Where: 1801 Old State Road, Brookville, Pa.
When: October 22 – 29, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Additional Info: Cost: $5 per person, children under age 5 are free. Sponsored by Pine Creek Vol Fire Department. For more information, call 814-648-0777.

Haunted Brookville
Where: Brookville, Pa.
When: October 29, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Additional Info: A few fun-loving locals with a passion for Halloween and Brookville have decided to bring the community together for a Halloween Bash. For more information, view the full event schedule.

“Brookville’s Eerie Tales” Walking Tours
Where: 172 Main Street in Brookville, Pa.
When: October 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Additional Info: Tour groups will leave the History Center on 15-minute intervals. Historically-based walking tours will feature “strange but true” tales including “The Twice Hung Man the Boy in the Box” and “The One That Got Away.” Limited tickets are available for $10 per person. Advance tickets are available by contacting the Jefferson County History Center at (814)-849-0077 or jchconline.org.

Phantom of the Opera Silent Film Viewing
Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
When: October 29, 7 p.m.
Additional Info: A free screening of the 1925 silent movie Phantom of the Opera. The film will be shown as part of the Brookville Halloween Weekend, accompanied by Kathy and Nathan Mohney on the pipe organ. Popcorn and homemade desserts will be available.

Halloween Party
Where: Iron Mountain Grille
When: October 29, 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Additional Info: Trixx Band and prizes for best costumes.

Halloween Fest
Where: Barclay Square
When: October 29, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Info: Day-long event for children with DJ, magic shows, various performances, bouncy house and over 45 vendors.


Kid’s Halloween Party
Where: Clarion Eagles 3807, 81 Stone House Road, Clarion, Pa.
When: October 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Additional Info: There will be a costume parade and crafts. Light lunch will also be provided for the children.

The Arc’s Haunted Festival
Where: The Arc of Clarion and Venango Counties Inc.
When: October 25 to October 27, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Additional Info: Cost: $5

Tri-County Animal Rescue Howl-loween
Where: Tractor Supply
When: October 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Additional Info: Pet photos, homemade goodies, raffles, and more.

Halloween Concert and Silent Movie
Where: Lincoln Hall
When: October 28, 7 p.m.
Additional Info: The concert’s first half will feature piano/organ duos by world celebrated stride pianist, Tom Roberts, on the Steinway Piano, together with Dale Abraham on the McKissick Mighty Wurtlizter Theatre Organ. After a costume parade at intermission (and awards for best costumes – of course), experience the Roberts-Abraham piano/organ duo as the “orchestra” for the famous silent movie, “IT,” featuring that roaring twenties siren, Clara Bow – The “IT” Girl! Cost: Adults $20, Students $5, and children under 6 free. Buy online or reserve by calling 724-659-3153.

Walmart Halloween Parade
Where: Clarion Walmart
When: October 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

C93 Kids Halloween Parade
Where: Clarion Mall
When: October 29, Registration is from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Parade lines up at 11 a.m.
Additional information: Children will be judged in four costume categories: Scariest, Prettiest, Cutest and Most Original. For more information, call 814-226-4500.

Halloween Laser Spooktacular
Where: Clarion University Planetarium
When: October 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Additional information: Two shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free for students. Public general admission: $5.

Halloween Event
Where: Trinity Point Church of God, Clarion, Pa. (behind Tractor Supply)
When: October 29

Halloween Costume Party
Where: Trails End
When: October 29, 8:30 p.m.
Additional Info: Costume and karaoke party.

Cathedral by Candlelight
Where: Forest Cathedral in Cook Forest
When: October 31, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Additional Info: Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time into the depths of the Forest Cathedral with an historical character from the past. View the ancient forest as you walk beneath the giants by candlelight. Either a French Marine from the 1750’s who saw these massive trees 250 years ago, or a lumberman from the 1800’s will be there to guide you. Candy and hot chocolate will be served. Bring your flashlights!

RBG Clarion Costume Contest and Karaoke
Where: RBG Bar and Grille
Additional Info:


Haunted Peninsula
Where: One Lighthouse Island, Tionesta, Pa.
When: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from October 7 to 29
Additional Info: Events will take place beginning at dusk until midnight. A Haunted Hayride will be held for those ready for a scare and a spook walk for school-age children will consist of games and candy appropriate for any age and the spook walk is free! A costume contest will be held on Saturday, October 29, after trick-or-treating. Prizes will be awarded at 8 p.m. for the best costumes for adult, children and teens. Cost: Ages 16 and above are $8, ages 3 to 15 are $5, ages 3 and under are free.

Additional events and information will be provided as soon as they become available. To submit an event, email [email protected]

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