Halloween for adults: Murder mysteries, haunted train ride, pub crawl, more
There's more to Halloween than candy and trick-or-treat night.
That's why we've compiled this list of ways adults can take part in the fun, too.
This Halloween, leave the kids at home and enjoy a haunted train ride, murder mystery, a Halloween pub crawl and more, just for adults.
Count Dracula and his countess are having a dinner party, and you're invited. As you dine in the Catacombs, a 19th century cellar turned fine dining restaurant underneath Bube's Brewery, you'll be greeted by live actors and musicians for some Halloween-themed fun. Dracula will be so busy inviting his guests that he won't have time to enjoy the meal, himself. Which means, he might be looking for a snack later in the evening. You've been warned. Guests must be 21 or older to participate.
Details: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 23, and 30 at Bube's Brewery, 102 N. Market St., Mount Joy. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 717-653-2056 or visit bubesbrewery.com.
>> Also at Bube's Brewery: Check out October's Murderous Mystery of Doctor Stanley la Strange Dinner. In between courses, you'll work with an investigator to solve this mysterious Halloween crime. For details, visit bubesbrewery.com.
The Monster's Bash Murder Mystery
Escape Games Live's Monster Bash will be a Halloween party to die for. Dress in spooky costumes and spend the evening with monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein as they host their annual conference of monsters. But beware of suspicious guests because before the night is over, someone will be dead, and it's up to you to find clues and solve the murder. Halloween-themed hors d'oeurves will also be served. The event is BYOB. Must be 21 or older to participate. Read about a past Murder Mystery Night here.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Escape Games Live, 147 W. Philadelphia St., York (second floor). Cost is $35. For more information, visit escapegameslive.com.
Hope you're ready to get up close and personal with Dracula because there's no place to hide in the intimate setting of York Little Theatre's Bon Ton Studio. Watch as Professor Van Helsing hunts down evil Count Dracula in this play, filled with special effects, spooky music and plenty of surprises.
Details: Oct. 23-25, 29-31 and Nov. 1 at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. All other shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62 and up, $20 for students and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets purchased before opening night receive a $2 discount.
Scream Into History, The Crazy Train
Get ready to scream. You might encounter a few creeps, ghouls and plenty of scares on this haunted train ride to Taylor Hill. Costumes are encourage. The attraction is not recommended for young children.
Details: 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31 at Steam Into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom. Tickets are $17. For more information, visit steamintohistory.com.
Hallowine & Swine
Party it up at Adams County Winery's Hallowine & Swine pig roast on Halloween night. The event includes a bonfire, DJ, hot mulled wine, games, costume contests, candy pairings and more. Guests must be 21 or older to participate.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. Guests must be 21 and older. Cost is $25 for VIP (reserved seating in Pavilion), $20 for general admission in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, visit adamscountywinery.com.
Halloween Pub Crawl
Want a reason to spend your Halloween weekend in Baltimore? Here's one. Baltimore's annual Halloween pub crawl is returning for three days. The crawl starts at The Point In Fells bar, where you'll receive a map, drinking cup and wrist band, which gives you free admission into all participating venues and allows you to participate in drink specials.
Details: Registration is from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 31 and 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at The Point in Fells, 1738 Thames St., Baltimore. Event runs until 2 a.m. Cost is $5 for Thursday pass, $6.66 for Friday pass, $9.66 for Sunday pass and $20 for three-day pass. For more information, visit pubcrawls.com/baltimore-pub-crawls.php.
>> Also in Baltimore: Stop by Power Plant Live! for a Haunted Halloween Carnival event. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, you'll be welcomed with a red carpet entrance, where you'll show off your costume. Then, don't forget to enter the costume contest, which will offer more than $15,000 in cash and prizes for categories, including best couple and best overall. For more information, visit powerplantlive.com.
You'll definitely want to leave the little ones at home if you try one of Southcentral Pa.'s haunted houses. This month, you can take a zombie safari hayride through Shocktoberfest, experience the curse of the Menges family at Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill, come face-to-face with diabolical clowns and murderous mimes at Jason's Woods' new Carnival of Fear, get buried alive at Halloween Park or ride through a tormented twister at Field of Screams.
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