Hickory Apple Festival | October 1-2, 2022

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Experience a long-standing Washington County tradition while supporting the Mt. Pleasant Township VFC at the Hickory Apple Festival.


Enjoy live entertainment, nearly 100 unique crafters, and live demonstrations of skills from blacksmithing to wood turning at this celebration of all things apple!


Come hungry for traditional fair food plus homemade brick oven bread and all the delicious apple goods you can handle. Apple pies to apple butter to apple cider- a true showcase of the red and green fruit.


The kiddos will enjoy the train ride, petting zoo, and getting their face painted .There is no admission to attend this small-town-feel festival, so take the whole gang!

Houston Pumpkin Festival | October 7-9, 2022

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Houston Pumpkin Festival Parade

A three-day celebration named after the season’s most famous gourd- the pumpkin! Or is a fruit? Vegetable? Squash? Regardless, the pumpkin is the star of the season come October.


This free family friendly festival features a community parade (Saturday at 10:00 a.m.), 150 craft vendors, 20 food vendors, and contests. There is music and entertainment all festival long with live bands and a Sunday open air church service.


The festival also has plenty of children’s activities like a train ride, sand art, carnival games, rock wall, bounces, pumpkin decorating, and more!


Proceeds benefit the Houston Volunteer Fire Department.

Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival | October 21-23, 29-30, 2002

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Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival

Two great weekends at the Washington County Fairgrounds to kick-start your Christmas shopping and holiday spirit!


With 6 heated buildings (plus more outdoors), there is over 200 exhibitors with arts, crafts, food, and products to see.


There are crafts including embellished clothing, personalized Christmas ornaments, seasonal floral arrangements, stained glass, jewelry, scented candles, unique gift items, decorative flags, personalized signs, pet treats & collars, purses and more!


​Plan to stay to eat with plenty of festival foods to fill your belly. Catch one of the live musical performances too!


Take the kids to see the holiday seasons most famous couple- Mr. and Mrs. Claus, get their faces painted, or ride an old-fashioned trolley.


There is admission to attend. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the gate, which is cash only.

Scare at the Fair | October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2022

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West Alexander Scare at the Fair

Love to get your pulse racing running from monsters, clowns, and the deranged? Try the West Alexander Scare at the Fair!


After the fair goes away for the year, some quite unsavory people take over the fairgrounds. Clowns not looking to make you smile. Weird carnies who haven’t gone home. Where did that mad scientist come from? What is wrong with that nun?! Do I hear a chainsaw? What is going on here?


For 10 years they’ve been frightening those brave enough to see what fiends lay hidden within the fair’s buildings and grounds.  


The Scare at the Fair is open Fridays and Saturdays in October. There is an admission fee to attend with reduced rates for kids and repeat trips on the same night.

Monongahela Aquatorium Annual Witch Festival | October 29, 2022

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Monongahela Aquatorium Annual Witch Festival

Head down to The Monongahela Aquatorium on October 29 for their Annual Witch Festival! Shop, dress up in your favorite costume, eat, drink, and dance!


The festival will include a costume contest (with prizes awarded), entertainment, fantastic vendors, games, and readers who will be present for your entertainment!


Suggested 18+ event! Evening festivities begin at 7 pm with our favorite witch dance!


Adult beverages available for purchase with valid ID. Visit the 2022 Witch Festival for food and merchandise vendors galore!