Fall fun! Activities offered for Washington County residents


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While there are up to 45 different varieties of pumpkins, the classic, orange jack-o-lantern pumpkin is the most likely to be found at your local pumpkin patch. Check out Simmons Farm, Trax Farms, or the Springhouse to get your picture-ready pumpkin in time for Halloween!

It’s that time of year again! Spirit Halloween stores are popping up at every corner and costume talk is all the rage. Pumpkin patch plans are coming together, and all is leafy and bright. 

Plenty of activities are being offered in Washington County this year that all residents can enjoy. The main event, of course, is the coveted trick-or-treating tradition. A complete list of each township’s trick-or treat times can be found here: Trick or Treat Times. However, trick or treating is not full-steam-ahead due to the pandemic. The CDC has expressed that it is okay to trick-or-treat this year — with some modifications. It is recommended that children wear masks and continue to maintain distance when possible. Most importantly, it is imperative that children trick-or-treat exclusively outside to diminish the risk of COVID-19. 

For those planning to hand out candy, the CDC advises wearing a mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Locally, the community can attend a hayride, pick from a pumpkin patch and explore a corn maze at the Springhouse. Those interested should purchase tickets from thespringhouse.ticketspice.com/weekend-pumpkin-patch-hayrides in advance. 

Trax farms offers a similar experience and tickets can be purchased from traxfarms.ticketspice.com/hayrides-trax-farms.

According to the Washington County website, there are some events sponsored by the community. 

There will be trick-or-treating at the Washington Crown Center at 6:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021. This will be a free event.

There will also be a free activity for families in Scenery Hill.

The website advertises, “Come to the spooky & haunted village of Scenery Hill to watch Hocus Pocus on the BIG SCREEN in the center of our village for FREE!, and Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat before the film. Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat 4-6 p.m., Hocus Pocus at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.”

For those ready for a scare, the nearest haunted house is Hundred Acres Mansion. The haunted house itself includes five different themes and Hollywood-quality sets and designs. Tickets for the haunted house start at $27. Anyone brave enough could also take on the “buried alive experience,” which is a burial simulator. Tickets for this experience are a flat-rate of $5. Moreover, there is a “black wall insanity maze” experience, with a ticket price of $8. 

Regardless of what activities residents choose to participate in, make sure to stay safe and have fun!