Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick-or-Treat Nights in York

It's almost Halloween, and that means it's time for Trick-or-treating!  Halloween is Thursday, October 31 and most places in York are sticking with that night to go trick- or-treating.  Check out these websites that have compiled lists of local trick-or-treat nights.  Remember that North York Borough will require wristbands.  Last year, when the weather ruined the evening for many families in the area, West York Borough hosted an event at Shelley Park by the Fairgrounds and invited York City residents that had nowhere to go. 

Fox 43's list of trick-or-treating in South Central PA, including York County

The York Galleria Mall in East York will also have trick-or-treating on October 31, called "Mall-O-Ween", for anyone ages 1-12 and their adult from 6-8pm.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park at Codorus State Park in Hanover is back for another year!  On Friday October 25, 2013 and Saturday October 26, 2013 from 6-10PM each night, your family can visit the park for lots of fun Halloween activities for $10 per car.  Enter the park through Rt. 216 (the pool entrance) to participate in the fun.  Remember to bring your flashlights!

Trick-or-treating is from 6:00-8:30pm both nights.  The reserved campsites are set up and decorated and the kids will trick-or-treat at each site.  There is also a Halloween display and light show to enjoy.  Hayrides run from 6-10pm both nights. 
Other activities at Halloween in the Park are The Turtle Tent, a chainsaw artist and blacksmith.  There will also be games and food vendors.  Mascots and dancing will entertain trick-or-treating families while they wait in line.  A program map is available online to see what's happening and where to find it. 

Sorry, campers- the camping portion of this event has been booked full!  But feel free to contact them to be added to a waiting list in the event of a cancellation or for next season. 

Directions to Codorus State Park:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DreamWrights Dream Derby Road Rally

On October 26, 2013 DreamWrights will be holding a fun fundraising event called the Dream Derby Road Rally.  The Dream Derby Road Rally will be held to raise funds for DreamWrights programming.  
This event will be based on the Amazing Race- teams will be given clues to find a location and upon arrival will be instructed to complete an unusual task.  The tasks are of a mental or physical nature and locations will be found throughout York County, at businesses that support DreamWrights.  Points are awarded once the tasks are completed and then you are given clues to the next location.  GPS is permitted.  

Teams consist of 4 people and the cost per team is $120 ($30 per person).  Your team can be made up of family (including kids), friends, co-workers or a combination.  Each team will be assigned a letter and you can create your theme based on your team letter.  
Arrival time is 12:57PM (late arrivals are penalized by the minute) at DreamWrights

Race begins: 1:27PM
The race ends at 4:37PM and is followed by a Finish Line Feast at DreamWrights.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Most Generous: The team that raises the most money from sponsors.
Fastest Fleet: The first team to finish the race with all the tasks completed.
Crazily Creative: Best team outfits.  
Age Rage: Two awards- for the oldest combined age and the youngest combined age.
Points of Power: The team that earns the most points.

You have until Monday, October 21, 2013 to register to participate in the DreamWrights Dream Derby Road Rally.  The Road Rally will be held rain or shine.  Visit the links throughout this post for more information or you may call 717-848-8623. 

Tours in York, PA

York, PA is the factory tour capital of the world.  Carrying that title means there are no shortages to tours in York.  Many of these tours are family-friendly, free and fun and those are the ones you will find here!  In addition to being family-friendly, these tours would work well for home schooling groups, scout troops and other groups and are free or very affordable.  
You can find a detailed description of tours in York County, including days, times and requirements or rules here on the blog just by searching for tours or by visiting the Tours in York link on the navigation bar, or by simply clicking the Tours in York link in this post.  We will add more as we come across them and as always, please feel free to send an email or comment on Facebook sharing your favorite tours!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Smyser's Farm 2013 Fall Fest


Every Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 12pm-4pm from now until the end of October Symser's Farm is hosting their 3rd annual Fall Fest.

Smyser's Farm offers a petting zoo, a hayride, 1 acre corn maze, straw maze, the new sorghum grass maze, corn box, and games.  Kids 12 and under get to spin the wheel for a prize.  $5 admission per person; ages 4 and under are free.  Smyser's Farm only accepts CASH!

Smyser's Farm also has a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins.  Pick-your-own pumpkin prices vary according to size.  Most are $1-5, giant pumpkins are more.  Enjoy food vendors including Bricker's Fries, Shorty's Funnel Cakes, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Soft Pretzels, Sandwiches, Kettle Corn, and others.  Many Autumn decorations will also be for sale at the roadside stand on East Berlin Road.

Smyser's Farm is located at the corner of East Berlin Rd. and South Salem Church Rd.

Paulus Orchards Autumn Family Fun 2013


Paulus Orchards 2013 Corn Maze honors their new butterfly house.

Every Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 11-5 from now until November 3, 2013, Paulus Orchards in Dillsburg, PA is hosting lots of great family fun.  For $7 per person (under 2 is free, seniors are $5) the family can get lost in the corn maze, ride the pedal carts and take a wagon ride, play in the corn shed, apple bin-azium and little log houses, ride on the cow train and much more.  
Pumpkin and apple-picking are also open on Saturdays and Sundays for most of the season during corn maze hours for an additional cost. 

Every weekday from 9:0am-2:30pm families can participate in fun activities like the apple bin-azium, corn shed, slides, pedal karts, giant checkers, little log houses and more.  Admission is $5 per child and their adult is free.  Certain activities are only available on the weekends. 

Paulus Orchards Flashlight Maze:
Every Friday and Saturday night in October only, Paulus Orchards is also offering a flashlight maze.  Enter between 6:30-8:30pm and try to find your way through the maze in the dark.  Cost is $7 per person.  

Children ages 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times during all events and activities!

Paulus Orchards is located at
522 East Mount Airy Road
Dillsburg PA 17109

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Native American Stories at Nixon Park

On Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 1-4:30pm Nixon Park will host Seneca Indian Jerry Dietz for Native American stories.  He will be in authentic clothing to tell his traditional animal tales in the Nature Center.  This activity is for ages 5 and older and there will be two sessions: one at 1pm and one at 3:30pm. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Whitecomb's Farm Market Fall Fest

Whitecomb's Farm Market is having a Fall Fest this Saturday October 5, 2013 from 11am-5pm.  There will be live music, food, hay rides, face-painting and more.  Bring your lawn chairs to sit, relax and enjoy the Barn Yard. 

You can visit their Facebook page to enter to win their Fell Fest Pie Contest and RSVP to this event on.

Whitecomb's Farm Market is located on 2410 Roosevelt Avenue, York, Pa