The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 19, 2012

Events | Seasonal magic


Johnstown —

Fall fun

Celebration of Life Kids Fall Party will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Mock’s Greenhouse, 602 Adams St., Windber.

There will be walk-through giant pumpkins, a costumed stuffed animal parade and contest and a pet photo contest.

Contest registration is $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

Information: (412) 513-6438.


Halloween will be celebrated  from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Johnstown Children’s Museum at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 The afternoon will include seasonal crafts and games, a fortune-telling gypsy, a magic show and costume contest.

The drop-in event is free to JAHA members or with museum admission.



Somerset Halloween parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Somerset Area High School athletic field.

Costumes will be judged and prizes awarded, and parade participants will receive a treat bag donated by area merchants.

 Refreshments will be available.


A corn maze, presented by Weakland Farms, Route 164, Portage, will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. The farm closes at 9.

Featured events include hayrides, feeding the animals, a pumpkin patch and an indoor straw maze.

Mums and fall decorations also will be available.



Vale Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday at Vale Wood Farms, 517 Vale Wood Road, Loretto.

Fall decorations available for purchase include pumpkins, mums, cornstalks and straw bales.

Admission is $3 per person, and hayride farm tours are available for an additional $2 per person.

Children ages 2 and younger will be admitted free.

Information: 886-7171 or (800) 861-MILK.


HallowBoo, the family-oriented Halloween event, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28 at Idlewild Park, Route 30 East, Ligonier.

There will be trick or treating through Story Book Forest, live entertainment, costumed characters, themed rides and attractions and a hay bale maze.

The cost is $26.99, and children ages 2 and younger will be admitted free.



The 28th annual Autumnfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 27-28 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Antique tractors and cars will be featured this weekend, and chocolate and chili will be featured Oct. 27-28.

There is a $5 per car parking fee and complimentary shuttle service will be available.

Information: or (800) 452-2223.

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