Pumpkin walks, festivals, live music and Halloween murder mysteries make for a perfect weekend of fall fun.
Here are seven events worth checking out in York County this weekend.
Several underground venues in the area have some great live music lined up for the weekend. See country band Hepcats perform at Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville on Friday or catch classic rock country band Green Tea Revival's show on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the Great Folkgrass Happenstance at Ruins Hall in Glen Rock. The lineup for the day includes Quimby Mountain Band, Caleb Stine, Swamp Donkey Newgrass, Jacob Panic Trip and more. Details here.
-- Indie orchestra Mother Falcon and cellist composer Ben Sollee will also perform on York's CapLive stage Sunday night. Details here.
Bring the family along for this half-mile roundtrip walk along the Seven Valleys section of the Heritage Rail Trail Saturday. Along the way, you'll see lighted and decorated hand-carved pumpkins and other fall decorations. Refreshments will also be provided by the Friends of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park. Details here.
See more than 150 hand-painted, collaged and manipulated skate decks from six Central Pa. art galleries at this one-night-only exhibit in York. The event will include a skate deck auction, live music, live screen printing, a car smash and more. Details here.
Monster's Bash Murder Mystery
Here's your chance to dress in spooky costumes and spend an evening with monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein at Escape Games Live's latest Halloween-themed murder mystery. During the party, you'll look for clues and interact with other guests to solve a suspicious murder. Can't make it this weekend? Another Halloween murder mystery is scheduled for Oct. 31. Details here.
York Book Expo
Looking for a good fall read? Stop by the York Book Expo on Saturday, where you can check out book signings by 150 local and regional authors, an appearance by best-selling author David Rosenfelt, vendors and children's activities. Details here.
York Symphony Orchestra
YSO begins its second season with director Lawrence Golan Saturday. Listen as the orchestra performs Antonio Vivaldi's "Autumn," Antonin Dvorak's "In Nature's Realm" and Gustave Mahler's "The Song of the Earth" with vocal performances by Katherine Pracht and Adam Klein. Details here.
York County Heritage Trust's longest running special event is back for the 41st time on Sunday. Take your pick from thousands of stewed, nude and fried oysters from Henry's Seafood or try the steamed shrimp, homemade barbecue, creamy macaroni and cheese, apple fritters and cole slaw. Details here.