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With a profusion of parades and parties to attend this Halloween season, your costume is sure to get plenty of wear.

Grab your cape and your candy bucket and get to one of these local events before November rolls around!

Spring Grove Fall Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 15

The event formerly known as Septemberfest is still here, and now it's got a new name.

Spring Grove's community park will host a fall festival full of pony rides, face painting, a magician, a bounce house, tons of food vendors and much more.

The event will even host tethered hot air balloon rides!

The night will end with a display of fireworks at 8 p.m.

Hanover Halloween Scavenger Hunt

When: 6-9 p.m., Oct. 21

Gather your team and get ready for a night of scavenger hunt mayhem!

Decked out in costume, teams of three to eight people will run around Hanover on Oct. 21 searching for items from a master list.

Trophies will be given out to the top three teams, and medals will be given out to the winners of the costume contest.

To register your team, email Bill Seidler at

Registration fee is $15. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and Hanover Relay for Life.

Codorus Halloween in the Park

When: 6 p.m., Oct. 21 and 10 a.m., Oct. 22

The Friends of Codorus are back with their fall fundraiser.

Halloween in the Park will host hayrides, trick-or-treating, wonderful decorations, food vendors and the beloved Halloween pet parade.

Nebula Company of Performing Arts will put on a dance act for visitors, too.

Admission is $12 a car, which benefits the Friends of Codorus.

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New Oxford Annual Harvest Day & Parade

When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 22

The Harvest Day Festival "on the square" will feature dozens of food and craft vendors this year along with a bounce house for the kids.

The festival will feature free children's activities for kids of all ages and a spooky Halloween parade.

Children's activities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. at New Oxford High School.

‘Great Pumpkin Party’

When: Noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 22

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium will host a free pumpkin painting party this month. All children dressed in costume will take home a free pumpkin decorated to their liking and a trick or treat bag filled with Halloween goodies.

Mister Ed will also be stopping by the celebration for a special reading of "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" at 2 p.m.

Pumpkin artist Michael Allison, who has had his work featured at the White House, will be there carving giant pumpkins.

At the end of the day, his pumpkin art will be raffled off to a few lucky winners.

All of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Adams County SPCA.

Olde Getty Place Annual Halloween Parade

When: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25

The Annual Gettysburg Halloween Parade is back this year with all of the holiday mayhem that comes with it.

Watch as skeletons and ghouls march in the band, and fairies twirl their batons. This costume frenzy of music and dance will begin and end on Lefever Street in the borough.

Bring your costume and get ready to dance along!

75th Hanover Area Jaycees Halloween Parade

When: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27

The Hanover Halloween parade is bringing holiday fun back to the borough.

The parade will start on Baltimore Street and Wirt Avenue and end at Carlisle and Third Street.

Trunk or Treat!

When: 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 28

Hanover Honda & Hyundai is hosting their fourth annual Trunk or Treat event for the community.

Bring a decorated car or table to promote your business and bring your kiddos just for fun.

Med Express will also be there showing children how to make their very own safety kits.

This event is free, and there's plenty of snacks, drinks and candy to go around!

For more information contact Jamie Soistman, 717-630-1559.

Sweney's Tavern Halloween Party

When: 9 p.m., Oct. 28

This free Halloween party is sure to be a night full of haunted fun at the Farnsworth House.

Halloween drinks will be available along with free snacks. A killer costume contest will also be held.

So get ready to dress up and boogie down.

Halloween Fun at Hollabaugh's

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 29

Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market invites families and children of all ages to join them for a day of fall fun.

Visit the market for $2 wagon rides, Halloween games and tons of fun.

The costume contest will feature categories such as best homemade, prettiest, scariest, best baby and best overall.

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