Spooky stores, hot apple ciders and plenty of trick-or-treating. It's that time of year. Here are some of the Halloween highlights in our area.
Thursday, Oct. 27
- Greencastle, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m.
- Waynesboro, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m
Monday, Oct. 31
- Chambersburg, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m.
- Hagerstown, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Hancock, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Martinsburg, W.Va., 6 to 8 p.m.
- Smithsburg, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Willliamsport, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Shepherdstown, W.Va., 6 to 8 p.m.
- Hagerstown Premium Outlets, 6 to 8 p.m.
Haunted Hager House
Tours with ghost stories. Reservations are required. Tours at 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21; Saturdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22; and Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31. Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8393.
The Haunted Theatre
The Apollo Civic Theatre will be haunted for the season. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 21 and 28; Saturdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Food vendors. Childcare provided. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $10. Tickets sold at the door. Call 304-263-6766 or go to www.apolloween.com.
7 Nights of Horror
A different horror movie every week. Midnight. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21; Saturdays, Oct. 8, 15, 28. Berkeley Plaza Theatre 7, 267 Monrow St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $5. Purchase tickets at the door. Call 304-263-6766 or go to www.apolloween.com.
Charles Town Ghost Tours
The tour features 13 stops and the authentic, documented tales of more than 100 lively spirits. Each tour lasts about two hours. Comfortable shoes and flashlights are recommended. 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in October. Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. $10; $5 those younger than 12. Not recommended for small children. For reservations, call 304-724-6741.
Six nights of fright. One building is in 3-D. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. Jefferson County Fairground, Lee-town Pike, Ranson, W.Va. $7; $4, ages younger than 12. Call 304-725-4141 or go to www.thehauntedfairgrounds.com.
Zipline canopy tour Halloween haunting
Participants will zip along a 2 1/2-hour course while encountering the strange and unusual. 6 p.m. Saturdays in October and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Halloween weekend. River Riders, 408 Alstadts Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $99 per person. Call 304-535-2663, email email@example.com or go to www.riverriders.com.
Halloween Mystery Spooktacular
Hagerstown Children's Theater performs. The Scooby Doo team travels back in time in their Magic Mystery Machine to solve a mystery. Audience participation encouraged. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Masonic Temple, 54 South Potomac St., Hagerstown. $8; $5 children/students. Call 301-733-8261 or go to www.mytheaterarts.com.
Ghost Walk at Fort Frederick
Take a walk through the haunted forest, fort and barracks. Program begins at 7 p.m. Visitors in line by 9 p.m. will be able to experience the walk. Saturday, Oct. 22. $5 adults; $2 for ages 6 to 12. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Call 301-842-2155.
Children Halloween activities. Magic show at 1 p.m. with Peter Wood. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Appropriate for all ages. $5 per person, $14 per family. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.