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Events in Mercer County, PA in October, 2016

COOLSPRING CORN MAZE & FARM MARKET

September 9th - November 6th, 2016 | Fri. 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Sat. 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sun. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

"Westward GO!"  Our newest themed corn maze lets you "Get Lost"' while capturing Pokemon characters in the corn.

CORN MAZE & FALL FUN AT IRONS MILL FARMSTEAD

September 17th, through October 30th, 2016 | Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sundays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy the finest fall fun around!  30 + attractions will keep you busy all day and now open late on Fridays & Saturdays!  Hayrides, corn maze, corn cob beach, slides, new suprises & more!

HELLS HOLLOW HAUNT

September 30th and October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 30th, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hells Hollow Haunt is a two attraction haunt with the 3 story bloody barn, the haunted haywagon of horror and a free walk through the frightening field of corn.

SUNDANCE ARENA RODEO

The first Saturday night of each month Oct. through May | 7:30 PM

Bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, kids events & more.  Food vendor onsite.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS AT FRACTURED GRAPE WINE CELLARS

Every Wednesday of the year, 2016 | All day

Each week stop out on a Wednesday to find out our wine of the week.  Whichever wine is chosen you will receive 25% off bottles and half off glasses!

PINK EVENT AT THE GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 1st - 31st, 2016 | Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Grove City Premium Outlets and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming up to support breat cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs in the community.  During the month of October, visit the on-site information center to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores.  Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with all proceeds benefiting Komen Greater Pittsburgh.

NIGHT AT THE ZOO

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Walk through the park on our tourch-lit walkways to see the wild animals at night.  Come in costume and enjoy wildlife at night.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!

Every Friday night | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy live music while enjoying your dinner.

LIVE MUSIC AT KNOCKIN NOGGIN CIDERY & WINERY

Every Saturday in  2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the back room every Saturday night when a local musician takes the stage and performs classics you love, hits of today and even a few original tunes.  Sit back and enjoy the show!  Starting in May will feature music Friday, Saturday and Sundays outdoors!

LIVE MUSIC AT NOVA CELLARS WINERY

Every Saturday in  2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the back room every Saturday night when a local musician takes the stage and performs classics you love, hits of today and even a few original tunes.  Sit back and enjoy the show!  Starting in May will feature music Friday, Saturday and Sundays outdoors!

KRAYNAK'S SANTA'S CHRISTMASLAND

September 10 - December 31, 2016 | Monday thru Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sundays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This 300 foot long avenue of decorated Christmas trees is filled with life-like animated figures. Visiting the display has become "A Family Tradition for the Whole Family." Like us on Facebook. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas Eve hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM.

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES

September 10th, 17th, 24th, and October 1st, 8th, 15th, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Soak up the joy of family apple picking on the farm at the Apple Castle!

PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS

September 24th, and October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come out to the farm to pick pumpkins from our patch!

THIEL COLLEGE HOMECOMING PARADE | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

October 1st, 2016

Enjoy the fun as the annual Homecoming parade - featuring the Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride and community partners - makes its way along Main Street onto campus.

GROVE CITY COLLEGE HOMECOMING | PARADE: 11:00 PM; FOOTBALL GAME: 2:00 PM

October 1st, 2016

Join alumni and friends to celebrate Grove City College's Homecoming.  Events include parade downtown at 11:00 AM and football game vs. Waynesburg at 2:00 PM.

SIP 'N PAINT CLASS AT WEBB WINERY | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 1st, 2016

We have once again partnered with Wonderstruck from Canfield, OH, who will provide all the materials and instruction.  Reservations are a must, and payment is due at the time of reservation.  Call or email: carlee@webbwinery.com or sign up in our tasting room.  These classes typically sell out early.  Please check our website for additional information.  

THIEL COLLEGE HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME | 3:00 PM

October 2nd, 2016

The Thiel Tomcats take on the Washington & Jefferson Griffins during 2016 Homecoming Weekend.  Visit thil.edu for a complete schedule for the Thiel football team.

HERMITAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS 2016 DOLLHOUSE SHOW

October 1st and 2nd, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Hermitage Historical Society present the 2016 Dollhouse Show.

THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ DEFYING GRAVITY - WESTMINSTER COLLEGE CELEBRITY SERIES

October 6th, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Grammy and Oscar - winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz who gave us the beloved musicals Wicked, Godspell and Pippin will be joined on the Orr stage by Tony award winner Debbie Gravitte and rising star Scott Coulter as they perform songs from his greatest hits show.

COLUMBUS DAY SIDEWALK SALE AT THE GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 7th - 10th, 2016 | Extended Shopping Hours: Friday, Saturday and Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Discover the savings at the Grove City Premium Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale!

GHOSTLY GATHERING

October 7th - 9th; 14th - 16th; & 21st - 23rd, 2016 | Friday 8:00 PM to Sunday Noon

Three weekends of Holloween Fun!  Pumpkin Carving, Trick'r Treat, Spooky DJ, Costume Party, Wagon Rides and more.

LENAPE POW WOW

October 7th - 10th, 2016 | Afternoon

Celebrate Native American culture with dance demonstrations, food, and handmade crafts.

SIP 'N PAINT CLASS AT WEBB WINERY | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 8th, 2016

We have once again partnered with Wonderstruck from Canfield, OH, who will provide all the materials and instruction.  Reservations are a must, and payment is due at the time of reservation.  Call or email: carlee@webbwinery.com or sign up in our tasting room.  These classes typically sell out early.  Please check our website for additional information.  

ANNUAL FALL HARVEST &  CRAFT FESTIVAL

October 8th, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Something for everyone with 70+ quality crafters, live entertainment, kids crafts, straw mountain, apple slingshot, PYO, bag your own apples, cider, donuts, food & more!

ANNUAL "THE GREAT BALLS OF FALL" RAFFLE

October 8th, 2016 | 2:00 PM

Up to 5,000 numbered golf balls will be released to race through an obstacle course to allow only one ball to finish at a time.  

PIERCE THEATRE PLAYERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT THE PIERCE OPERA HOUSE

October 8th, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5.  

VOLANT VILLAGE PUMPKIN FEST

October 8th & 9th, 2016 | Sat. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM

Celebrate everything pumpkin with a pumpkin scavenger hunt, pumpkin treats at each shop and more!  Chili Cookoffon Saturday.  Raku pottery demonstration.  Family day Sunday.

CONSPIRITO CONCERT | 7:30 PM

October 13th, 2016

The Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, features top chamber international music performers.  On Oct. 13th, the international cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be performing.

THIEL COLLEGE HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME | 3:00 PM

October 2nd, 2016

The Thiel Tomcats take on the Washington & Jefferson Griffins during 2016 Homecoming Weekend.  Visit thil.edu for a complete schedule for the Thiel football team.

MERCER COUNTY PUMPKIN FEST

October 14th- 16th, 21st - 23rd and 28th - 30th, 2016 | Fri. 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Sat. 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sun. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Carve or Paint your Pumpkin here!  All pumpkins in the "Festival Patch" $5, or pick-your-own on the hayride for $5 or $10 (with paid admission)

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT HIKE

October 15th, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Take a tractor-pulled wagon up to the woodlot and hike in the dark!  Learn about animals of the night and end with a campfire.

FALL FEST AT BUHL PARK

October 15th, 2016 | NOON - 6:00 PM

Fun filled event- craft & specialty vendors, kid's activities, hayrides, pumpkin painting and more.

"DOWN ON THE FARM" CAR CRUISE

October 16th, 2016 | Corn Maze open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Car Cruise is Noon - 4:00 PM

Check out a great assortment of vehicles at one of the seasons final car cruises!

WENDELL AUGUST PUMPKIN PATCH - BENEFITING GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC

October 16th through 30th, 2016 | Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for our 1st annual Pumpkin Patch and find your family's non - GMO fall gourds, knowing that 100% of profits go to benefit George Junior Republic.

TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS

October 20th, 2016 | 5:50 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of delicious food samplings from the finest bakers, restaurants and organizations in Mercer County.  Shop for Christmas with our vendors. Chinese Auction.

PREMIUM OUTLETS 5K AT THE GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 22, 2016 | Extended Shopping Hours: Friday, Saturday and Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a fun morning and participate in our 5k run/walk.  Awards will be given and proceeds from the race will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation.  Wolf Creek Track club is conducting the race.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt.  Register now on the Wolf Creek Track Club's website

PUMPKIN BASKET WEAVING

October 22nd, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Guest artisan Lyn will guide you step-bystep to make your own pumpkin shaped basket.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM VAUDEVILLE: CURATED BY RICHARD MITCHELL | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

October 26th - December 7th, 2016

Come and admire a curated display of photos brought from Vaudeville by Richard Mitchell.

TREASURES OF AMERICAN ART: THOUGHTS ON THE COLLECTION OF THE BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, LECTURE BY DR. LOUIS ZONA | 6:00 PM

October 26th, 2016

Louis Zona, executive director and chief curator at the Butler Institute of American Art, will be giving a lecture on the "Treasures of American Art".

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 27th, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Little Ghosts & Goblins 12 and under for an evening of Trick-or-Treating at participating stores at the Grove City Premium Outlets.

HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

October 29th, 2016 | 2:00 PM

All the ghosts & goblings come out for Greenville's Annual Parade.  Held in conjuction with Scarecrows on Main.  

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