Halloween is no longer just one night… now it runs the entire month of October! Pittsburgh is full of the Halloween spirit! There are plenty of events in October including indoor trick-or-treating, hayrides, costume parties and more! Pick and plan from over a dozen events throughout Pittsburgh!

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HallowBOO at Idlewild Come in your costume and Trick-or-Treat through storybook forest. Enjoy rides, games and tons a Fall decorations! (Every weekend in October, more info)

Night at the Zoo at Living Treasure Animal Park This a non-scary family event where you are invited to take a walk in the dark through our torch-lit walkways to view the wild and interesting behaviors that many wild animals have at night “(Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October, more info)


Halloween Extravaganza at Shaler North Hills Library
 Spooky crafts, games and stories! Come in costume if you like! All ages fun! (October 11th, more info)

Laser Halloween Show at Carnegie Science Center Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Bring the whole family for this chilling good time! (Showtimes October 11th-31st, more info)

National Aviary Owl-O-Ween  Wear your costume and come prepared for candy, crafts, and close encounters with owls of every shape and size (October 18th & 25th, more info)

Zoo Boo at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium  Visit during Pittsburgh Zoo Boo to collect candy, enjoy the animals, and participate in other fun activities along the way (October 18th-19th & 25th-26th, more info)

Volunteer Princesses’ Spook-a-Palooza Join the princesses, superheroes, and our other characters for games, crafts, activities and spooky fun! (October 18th, more info)

Children’s Museum Halloween Members Event Trick-or-treat throughout the museum, participate in a costume parade, create a glow-in-the-dark silk screen or black and orange art in the Studio, and much more (October 24th, more info)

Trunk-or-Treat at Mt. Nebo Pointe Park your car at Mt. Nebo Pointe and stroll from trunk to trunk collecting candy and prizes. Enjoy cotton candy, video games, live DJ, craft tent, petting zoo, food, cider, coffee and more! (October 25th, more info)

Monster Party Riverboat on the Gateway Clipper Kids’ costume party with frightfully friendly characters, tons of fun prizes and other treats (October 25th, more info

Halloween Party at Fun Fore All All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, unlimited video games, games, prizes and more! (October 25th, more info)

Pine Community Center Halloween Celebration Enjoy ghost stories, a hayride, bonfire, crafts, and a costume parade and contest (October 25th, more info)

Children’s Museum Costume Party Come dressed in your favorite costume! For children ages 18 months through 3 years (October 29th, more info)

Trick-or-Treat at Pittsburgh Mills Galleria Trick-or-Treat in the Mall for children ages 12 and under (October 30th, more info)

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Cold temperatures in Southwestern Pennsylvania never seem to keep enthusiastic tick-or-treaters from packing on layers of thermal underwear, bundling up and braving the elements on Halloween. Superheroes accessorize with warm gloves and Princesses trade tiaras for earmuffs. However, just know you have more options than just your local neighborhood trick-or-treat festivities on October 31st! Be sure to check back as I add more as more dates are announced.

If you’re looking for even MORE fun, be sure to find our huge listing of Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches or the 2014 Pittsburgh Halloween Parade Schedule!

  1. […] October in Pittsburgh means leafy walks, long nights and crisp temperatures. If you’re looking to get out and enjoy every minute of Fall, check out my recommendations for the best things to do in Pittsburgh in October. Need to find a pumpkin patch or Fall festival? Visit Play Pittsburgh’s Halloween Hub! […]

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