‘Tis the season for all things fall in Armstrong County! Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family or planning a night out with your friends, there’s something for everyone. We’ve rounded up a list of family-friendly fall events and festivals, Halloween events for children and adults, Halloween parades, and trick-or-treat nights throughout the county!*

* This list is not comprehensive and is subject to change. If you know of any additional seasonal events happening in the county, please send an email to [email protected]

Family-Friendly Fall Events

Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, 11 AM – 6 PM
Renshaw Farms, Freeport 

Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest is back for its 14th year! Admission is $7/person (3 and under free) and includes hayrides, a corn pit and maze, a bounce pillow, an animal park, mini golf, and so much more! Other attractions are available at an additional cost. Fall foods are available at the restaurant and concession stand, and there is also a country store with items for purchase. Visit the Renshaw Farms’ website to learn more.  

Kittanning Fall Festival
Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23
Kittanning Riverfront Park, Kittanning 

Kittanning’s First Annual Fall Festival will be held on Friday from 3-9 PM, Saturday from 10 AM-9 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM-6 PM. The event will feature live music and entertainment, hayrides, a petting zoo, fire hoopers, craft and food vendors, and more. There will also be a zombie walk trick-or-treat on Saturday from 6-8 PM. Visit the event Facebook page for more information.  

Kennedy’s Kids Pumpkin Project
Mondays-Fridays 9 AM-5 PM & Saturdays 11 AM-1 PM in October
481 East High Street, Kittanning

Kennedy’s Kids is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Pumpkin Project, throughout the rest of the month. They will be selling carving pumpkins, decorative pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, and more. All proceeds go to Blessings in a Backpack to feed children in the Armstrong School District chapter. Learn more on their Facebook page

Halloween Events for Children

Freeport Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16
James E. Swartz Memorial Field, Freeport 

The third annual Freeport Halloween Carnival will be open on Friday from 5-10 PM, Saturday from 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM-5 PM. Admission is free, and rides are $20 for a ride all day pass. There will be live entertainment, food and craft vendors, rides, games, and more. On Saturday from 6-8 PM, there will be a vendor trick-or-treat. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Leechburg’s Frightening Fall Festival
Saturday, October 22, 12-5 PM
Leechburg Riverfront Park, Leechburg 

The Leechburg Area Community Association (LACA) is hosting its first Frightening Fall Festival in Leechburg Riverfront Park. There will be live music and entertainment, various vendors, a pumpkin carving contest, wagon rides, sack races, face painting, a petting zoo, a dance party, and more. Learn more about vendors, entertainment, and activities in the festival Facebook group

Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin Path
Saturday, October 22, 6-8 PM
Freeport Area High School, Freeport  

Join the Freeport Kiwanis, FHS Key Club, and FHS Tri-M Music Honor Society for a free community event. Walk the winding pumpkin path adorned with over 100 pumpkins and participate in the Trunk-or-Treat for participants 18 and under in costume! There will be refreshments, activities, and a decorating contest. Carved pumpkins are available for purchase.

AHS Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 27, 6-7:30 PM
Armstrong Jr.-Sr. High School, Kittanning  

AHS Student Council invites you to its community trick-or-treat night where attendees are able to trick-or-treat around multiple tables set up around the school by school activities, clubs, and community partners. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank as your admission.

“Boo”ling for Homes
Friday, October 28, 6-9 PM
King Lanes, Kittanning  

Join Armstrong Habitat for Humanity for an evening of family-friendly fun including unlimited bowling, a costume contest, food, raffle items, and more. All proceeds benefit Armstrong Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $5 for kids and $20 for adults — buy yours here.

2nd Annual Fall-O-Ween Festival & Parade
Saturday, October 29, 12-4 PM
Apollo Plaza, Apollo 

The Apollo Events Committee is planning the second annual Fall-O-Ween Festival! The parade will be held at 12 PM and end at the Apollo Plaza, where there will be food trucks and vendors set up until 4 PM. Visit the Apollo Events Committee Facebook page for more information. 

Kids Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29, 5-7 PM
Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness, Ford City 

Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness in Ford City is hosting a kid-friendly Halloween party featuring spooky crafts, education, and fun! Costumes are encouraged. Visit their website to purchase tickets.

Volunteer & Visitor Appreciation Day
Sunday, October 30, 1-3 PM
Armstrong County Historical Museum, Kittanning 

Join the Armstrong County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society for a special Halloween event on the last day of its 2022 season. If you would like to participate, bring a treat to share with museum volunteers and visitors. Drinks will be provided. Admission is free. 

Trunk N’ Treat 2022
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 6 PM
Riverside Drive-In Theatre, Vandergrift 

Riverside Drive-In Theatre, the only operating drive-in movie theater in Armstrong County, is hosting Trunk N’ Treat 2022 on October 14 and 15! Trunk N’ Treat will run from 6-7:15 PM, Lyle Lyle Crocodile will show at 7:15 PM, and Ghostbusters will show at 9:15 PM. Admission is $20 per car, and online tickets are encouraged for easy entry.

Trunk or Treat Car Show
Saturday, October 22, 2-6 PM
Cadet Restaurant, Kittanning 

Cadet Restaurant is hosting its final car show of the year, Halloween-style. There is no entry fee. The event will include free games and prizes, food, music, a car decorating competition, and a costume contest. All ages are welcomed.

Halloween Costume Sk8
Thursday, October 27, 6-8 PM
VALarena Sk8 Land, North Apollo 

VALarena Sk8 Land is hosting an evening Halloween Costume Sk8 at the roller rink for $5! Contact the rink at 724-478-3065 for more information. 

Monster Walk
Saturday, October 29, 6-8 PM
Richard G. Snyder YMCA, Kittanning 

Join the Richard G. Snyder YMCA for a spooktacular evening full of tricks and treats for all. This event is free for the community to enjoy. Come dressed in your best costume and trick-or-treat through each area of the YMCA facility.

Ford City Public Library’s Haunted Library
Saturday, October 29, 7-10 PM
Ford City Public Library, Ford City 

Ford City Public Library is hosting its second annual Haunted Library fundraiser! Admission is $5 at the door. Tickets are also available for advance purchase at the library. This event is open to all ages — attendees 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Leechburg Pumpkin Trail
Saturday, October 29, 11 AM-1 PM
Leechburg Borough

Wear your ghoulish or prettiest costume and visit stores throughout Leechburg for their Pumpkin Trail event! The businesses participating will have your pumpkin card to show where to go to get the goodies. When you finish at the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company, you will be provided with a hot dog and a drink. Trunk to Treat will be immediately after. Visit LACA’s Facebook page for more information.

Halloween Costume Party & Movie Night
Saturday, October 29, 4 PM
Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City 

Gather at Crooked Creek Horse Park for a fun, festive evening. One of the park trails will be decorated for riding/walking. At 6 PM, there will be a costume contest for horse/pet and rider. At 7 PM, trick-or-treat will begin in Barn 1. At 8 PM, Beetlejuice will be shown. BYO movie snacks. 

Elderton Community Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29, 6 PM
Elderton High School, Elderton 

The Elderton/Plumcreek Recreation Park, Elderton PTA, Elderton Presbyterian Church, and Butterfly Hill are sponsoring an inside door-to-door trick-or-treating along with an outside trunk-or-treat party. There will be dancing, 50/50, a Chinese auction, a concession stand, a photo op, a veterans’ appreciation coloring page table, and more. There will also be a best-carved pumpkin contest — bring your carved pumpkin to enter and be judged. Admission is $1 per person.

Halloween Funshow Weekend
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30
Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City 

Come out for a spooky, fun-filled weekend at Crooked Creek Horse Park. On Saturday, there will be a costume class, trick-or-treating, and a move in the arena. On Sunday, there will be a Halloween-themed funshow. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Halloween Events for Adults

Lock 5 Tavern Halloween Party
Saturday, October 15, 7 PM
Lock 5 Tavern, Freeport

Lock 5 Tavern in Freeport is hosting its annual Halloween Party. Dress up in your best costumes for a singles and couples costume contest — prizes will be awarded based on spookiness and creativity. The restaurant will be running its regular menu along with a Halloween-inspired drink menu and limited-time Jello shots. There will b e a happy hour and free jukebox from 8-10 PM. 

Monster Ball
Saturday, October 15, 8 PM
Lenape Heights Golf Resort, Ford City 

Join Lenape Heights Golf Resort for its First Annual Monster Ball. There’s a DJ from 8 PM-midnight, food and beverages available for purchase, and a costume contest. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Halloween Photo Shoot
Saturday, October 22, 10 AM-4 PM
Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness, Ford City 

Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness in Ford City is hosting a Halloween Photo Shoot session with the option of hair and makeup. Visit their website to book in advance.

Adult Halloween Party
Saturday, October 22, 7 PM
Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness, Ford City 

Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness in Ford City is hosting an adults-only Halloween party — join them for an evening full of fun, mystery, tarot readings, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Visit their website to purchase tickets.

O’Donnell’s Bar & Grill Halloween Party
Friday, October 28, 8 PM
O’Donnell’s Bar & Grill, Parker

Celebrate Halloween at O’Donnell’s Bar & Grill in Parker! There will be live music from 9 PM-12 AM, drink specials, and a costume contest. Winners will be announced and given prizes at midnight.    

Hotspot Halloween Party
Friday, October 28, 9 PM
Hot Spot Hotel & Lounge, Kittanning 

The Hot Spot is hosting a vampire-themed Halloween party starting at 9 PM. DJ Dawg will be providing the entertainment. Wear your best vampire costume!

Halloween Party Weekend
Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 7 PM
Edgewood Winery & Event Center, Spring Church

Edgewood Winery in Spring Church is hosting back-to-back Halloween parties on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Entertainment includes live music from Flashback on Friday and free peanuts band on Saturday. Both parties start at 7 PM and require a $10 cover charge. There will also be a costume contest — the winner will receive a case of wine. 

The Craft House Fright Night
Saturday, October 29, 8 PM
The Craft House & Gastropub, Kittanning

Join the folks at The Craft House for a good time at Fright Night! There will be a DJ inside the bar and live music on the rear deck starting at 8 PM. 

All Hallows’ Eve – Dining in the Dark
Monday, October 31, 6:30 PM
The Meredith Inn, Kittanning 

On Halloween, The Meredith Inn is hosting a three-course dinner with a spooky twist. Tickets are $45 and include your meal, sales tax, and the Front of House team gratuity. A full cocktail, beer, and wine list along with non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance

Halloween Parades 

Freeport Borough
Wednesday, October 26, 7 PM

Ford City Borough
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM 

Kittanning Borough
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM 

Leechburg Borough
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM 

Rural Valley Borough
Saturday, October 29, 4 PM 

Trick-or-Treat Nights

West Kittanning Borough
Wednesday, October 26, 5-7 PM 

East Franklin Township
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 PM  

Ford City Borough
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 PM 

Kittanning Borough
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 PM 

Manorville Borough
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 PM  

North Buffalo Township
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 PM  

Dayton Borough
Saturday, October 29, 2-4 PM 

Bethel Township
Saturday, October 29, 4-6 PM (fire hall) & 6-8 PM (community)

Cowanshannock Township
Saturday, October 29, 5-7 PM 

Rural Valley Borough
Saturday, October 29, 5-7 PM

Apollo Borough
Saturday, October 29, 6-8 PM 

Kittanning (Hilltop Plaza – Stores)
Sunday, October 30, 1-3 PM  

Cadogan Township
Tuesday, October 31, 6-8 PM

Freeport Borough
Tuesday, October 31, 6-8 PM