Mostly Ghostly Events, Festivals, and more! - October 2023

Mostly Ghostly Events, Festivals, and more! - October 2023

The State Theater's Halloween Spooktacular! - Throughout October

Join The State Theater of Johnstown for a month full of classic Halloween films such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Beetlejuice, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and many more!

Downtown Johnstown Culture Crawl - 10/7

Experience several local businesses downtown with the 3rd annual Downtown Johnstown Culture Crawl! Businesses that participate will feature a variety of events and more! Follow the event page on Facebook to stay up-to-date!

The Haunted Acres - Throughout October

The 2023 theme for The Haunted Acres is "Realms of Darkness" and is sure to have you screaming through the night!

Death Trap - Play - 10/1, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8

Enjoy a play with the option of a murder mystery dinner at the Log Art Theatre! DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment. 

State Theater Ghost Tours - 10/13

During the State Theater's Halloween Spooktacular, take part in a ghost tour featuring a guided excursion through the 1926 theater.

Halloween at Central Park - 10/14 - 10/31

When the witching hour is at hand Johnstown's Central Park is home to some of the spookiest ghouls around...The Central Park Boneyard is a light-up display featuring dancing skeletons, spooky specters, and some of your favorite Halloween tunes!

ARToberFEST - 10/14

ARToberFEST is a free admission festival featuring a FREE KIDS’ KORNER with arts and crafts, free musical entertainment, free pumpkin painting and carving, and free pumpkin bowling. There will be a variety of characters to take photos with. Workshops and food are available for an affordable cost. ARToberFEST attendees are welcome to and encouraged to Dress in COSTUMES.

Keystone Hike Fest - 10/20 - 10/22

Keystone Hike Fest (KTA's Fall Hiking Weekend) brings a local PA community together by highlighting its best outdoor recreation features and experts. Held in Johnstown this year, you'll be surprised by this hiking oasis in western-PA! With trails that tell the town's local historic flood story, to bucket-list hikes like the Laurel Highlands Trail, you don't want to miss this weekend of adventure in Johnstown!

Johnstown Symphony Opening Night: The Firebird - 10/21

Burst into the JSO's 95th season with an exuberant celebration of new beginnings. Acclaimed pianist and fearless improviser Peter Dugan joins the orchestra for a whirlwind rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Raise a champagne glass with Mozart’s celebratory The Marriage of Figaro and discover how Stravinsky changed the trajectory of modern ballet and orchestral music with his breakout work The Firebird.

Johnstown Zombie Crawl - 10/21

The Johnstown Zombie Crawl is a bar crawl with an undead twist! Lurch your way through the streets of Johnstown and make a stop at one of several participating venues and get a drink! Zombie attire is encouraged, but not required!

Johnstown Halloween Parade - 10/24

The local tradition continues with this year's Johnstown Halloween Parade! Join us along Main Street and enjoy floats put together by local organizations, and more!

Haunted Hollow - Throughout October

Experience true fright at Haunted Hollow, Western Pennsylvania’s Premier Haunted Attraction. Located off the PA Turnpike near Somerset, PA, (Somerset County) and is about an hour from Pittsburgh, PA. Haunted Hollow is a Haunted Attraction that features unique attractions you can’t experience anywhere else. It’s raw and authentic, from the dark hallways of an actual circa 1800's farmhouse to the blood red color of the acid mine drainage, the putrid, rotting smell of the swamp gases and wagon rides across desolate, moonlit fields.

Dropkick Murphys Full Electric Show - 10/26

Dropkick Murphys put down their acoustic guitars and return to the road this fall for a run of full electric shows joined by The Interrupters and opener Jesse Ahern. The tour comes to 1ST SUMMIT ARENA in Johnstown, PA on Thursday, October 26.

Slapshot Cup Hockey Tournament - 10/27 - 10/29

The Slapshot Cup Hockey Tournament is two great weekends of hockey that kicks off in October. Watch teams made up of players from across the world, and even some past NHL players!

This event also has a second round of games taking place 11/3 - 11/5!

Downtown Johnstown Trunk or Treat - 10/28

Put on your scariest costume and bring your pillow case! Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership, is a fun and safe way for your family to trick or treat. Local organizations will be handing out candy all around the park.

Sunday Market @ Cambria City - 10/29

The Sunday Market at Cambria City shines light on the rich culture of Johnstown! Shop your way down the street lined with local vendors, then shop at Cambria City Flowers and Amerigo's Fine Grocery!