October Happenings at Local Campgrounds


There’s a reason why this time of year is a favorite time for many to camp! For starters, the crowds tend to dwindle around this time, just as the bugs say adios! Then there’s the opportunity for perfect hiking weather at a time when nature is putting on a show as the leaves change. (Click here for this year’s predictive Fall Foliage Map!)




Plus, let’s not forget about all of the Fall and Halloween-themed festivities! To help make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of local campgrounds that are hosting festivities. Check it out:


Blue Rocks Family Campground  |  Lenhartsville, PA

This local campground has something going on every weekend in October! Fall Harvest weekends will take place on the first three weekends in October (October 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18). These weekends include bingo on Friday nights, and hayrides, children’s activities, and pumpkin carving contests on Saturday. They will also be announcing the winners of their site decoration contests each weekend at the pumpkin carving contest.

Things get really spooky on October 23-25 during their Trick or Treating weekend and Halloween Party. In addition to bingo on Friday, hayrides and children’s activities, Trick or Treating will take place in the evening on Saturday, October 24. There will be a Harvest Party featuring DJ Jumpin J and a costume contest after Trick or Treating that evening.

Learn more here!



Appalachian Campground  |  Shartlesville, PA

Appalachian Campground is hosting their popular Halloween weekends on October 16/17, October 23/24, and October 30/31. Activities include pumpkin carving contests, a costume parade and contest, dancing with DJs and live bands, costume Bingo, trick or treating throughout the entire campground, and more. If you are feeling really adventurous, check out their haunted house!

Learn more here!



Sill’s Family Campgrounds  |  Mohnton, PA:

Join Sill’s for Bingo every Friday night at 7 PM in October. Halloween-themed Bingo will take place on October 16, 23, and 30! Hayrides and crafts will be offered October 3 and 10. Their Halloween Weekends are taking place October 16/17, October 23/24, and October 30/31. These will include pumpkin carving and painting contests, Trick or Treating, a costume contest, haunted hayrides, and a costume party with live music. Don’t forget to bring your appetite for the potluck dinner, too!

Learn more here!



Mountain Springs Camping Resort  |  Hamburg, PA:

Our neighbors at Mountain Springs Camping Resort are throwing Halloween weekends on October 2-4, October 9-11, October 16-18, and October 23-25. Activities will include Bingo, Pumpkin carving, site decorating, Halloween Dances, haunted houses, Trick or Treating throughout the entire campground, costume contests and more.

Learn more here.



Pine Hill Campground  |  Kutztown, PA:

Trick or Treating and our site decorating contest will take place on Saturday, October 3rd and 10th. On October 10th, Lucky Leprechaun Winery will be onsite from 12-5 PM for free wine tastings, too.
Learn more here.



Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest  |  Harrisville, PA:

Jellystone Park is starting out the first weekend in October with their Pumpkin Patch Mash! Launch mini pumpkins with giant slingshots, race pumpkins in the Pumpkin Derby, take part in the Spooky Pumpkin Digital Scavenger Hunt and more! Trick or Treating will be available throughout the park, and you can end the night by attending the Monster Mash Costume Dance Party!

Jellystone Park’s Wacky Wizards and Wild Witches weekend is taking place October 9-12. Kids’ activities include creating your own magic wand! A wide variety of games, from Broom Stick Relay Races and Witches Freeze Tag, to Laser Tag and Pin the Wart on the Witch will also be available. Trick or Treating will take place Saturday afternoon. Younger Trick or Treaters can go through the Haunted Pavilion with the lights on, and once the sun goes down the older kids can enjoy the spooky Haunted Pavilion which they will get to via a hayride through the Haunted Woods.

The Ghost, Goblins, and Ghouls Boo-Tastic Weekend is happening October 16-18! The days will be filled with many family-friendly activities, including telling Yogi Bear and Boo Boo your favorite ghost story and decorating a goblin-themed donut. They will also have a train ride, Bowling for Ghosts, Feed the Ghost in our Bean Bag Toss game, and a Ghost craft. Once the sun goes down on Saturday, you can enjoy the Spooky Haunted Pavilion.

Make No Bones About It from October 23-25! Activities include transforming into a life size skeleton with sidewalk chalk, Pin the Bone on the Skeleton, Mr. Bone’s Ring Toss game, and Bone Tucket Toss. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will be onsite to help campers win the Skeleton Relay Races. This is also the final weekend to enjoy Trick or Treating, and once the sun goes down you can take the hayride through the Haunted Woods to the Haunted Pavilion.

The last weekend of Halloween Fun will take place October 30 – November 1st. This is also Jellystone Park’s closing weekend. Gifts will be available as a thank you to campers, and there will be end of season specials in the store. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will be onsite Saturday and joining us for our Final Dance Party event that evening.

Learn more here!




We Want to Hear From You

Where do you and your family like to camp in the Fall? Do any local campgrounds host events that you come back for year after year? Let us know in the comments!

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