Circle of Screams, Oct. 31. Circle Drive-In Theater, Circle Drive-In Theatre, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. facebook.com/CircleDriveInTheatre or www.circledrive-in.com.
Hellstead Manor, through Saturday, Oct. 31; Friday and Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. ($27 admission) Attraction includes free parking and complimentary facemask. Hellstead Manor, 630 Harmony Road, Hallstead. hellsteadmanor.com.
Horror Hall, through Sunday, Nov. 1; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 6 to 10 p.m. Tour groups will only be with who patrons arrive with. Venue will adhere to the CDC guidelines and recommendations. Horror Hall, 11 E. Poplar Street, Nanticoke. 570-735-7899 or facebook.com/HorrorHall/.
Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Hayride; through Sunday, Nov. 1, Saturday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sundays, 6 to 11 p.m. Not recommended for children 10 and younger. Cash only at ticket booth. Reaper’s Revenge, 460 Green Grove Road, Scott Twp. 570-254-8038 or reapersrevenge.net.
Hotel of Horror, through Sunday, Nov. 1; Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. ($25 and up) Walk through the hotel and experience some paranormal activity featuring actors. There will be no Theatre of the Damned, Coffin Coach or concessions. Also open, Oct. 11, 7 to 11 p.m. Box office accepts cash only with an ATM available. The Hotel of Horror, 5105 Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg. 570-992-3278 or hotelofhorror.com.
Trunk or Treat/Halloween events
Myth & Superstitions, Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover myths and superstitions on a self-guided scavenger hunt through fine art and natural history galleries of the Everhart Museum during regular museum hours. Look for clues and try to guess the correct answers for a special prize at the end of the hunt. To download the app type “Everhart Museum” into the app store or Google Play. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org.
Trick or Treat with Myths & Monsters, Saturday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 1, noon to 5 p.m. Trick or treat at 7 plus stations inside the aquarium and learn about some of the most common myths surrounding animals. Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-507-1902 or electriccityaquarium.com.
Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 to 6 p.m. Features Halloween beer release, spooky bites and costume contest. Costumes encouraged. Groove Brewing, 1344 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 570-664-7774 or GrooveBrewing.com.
Halloween Paw-rade, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 to 4 p.m. A representative from Mannered Mutts will be on hand to accept donations. Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 570-696-3525 or dcnr.state.pa.us.
Trunk or Treat, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 to 4 p.m. Features candy, hot dogs, games, snacks and more. Servant Church of the Abingtons, 204 South Abington Road, Clarks Green. 570-586-8286 or .
Trick or Treat in West Scranton, Saturday, Oct. 31, 3 to 6 p.m. West Scranton businesses on Main Street will be giving out Halloween treats. Participating vendors will have a flyer hanging in their window from the 500 blocks of North Main to South Main Avenues. facebook.com/events/426834278292417.
Halloween Fest, Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. ($5 person/$20 families; 50 percent off for members) The festivities pumpkin carving, the petting goats Benji and Barney, tantalizing treats, and ghost stories around a campfire. All activities are outdoors. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 570-945-3239 or friendsofsaltspringspark.org.
Halloween Trick or Treat event, Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7:30 p.m. (Free) Keystone Rampworks is offering trick or treating experience indoors with 5 available time slots. No walk-ins. Appointments required. Do not bring extra people the day of. Keystone Rampworks LLC, 131 Beer Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 844-476-5779 or keystonerampworks.com.
Blue Moon Express, Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. ($35) Dan Yeager, AKA Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will be on the train. Limited to 120 passengers. The Stourbridge Line, 812 Main St., Honesdale. 570-470-2697 or thestourbridgeline.net.
Hilton Halloween Drive-Thru, Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. (Free) Participants enter the hotel portico from Adams Ave. in their vehicles and receive a bag of goodies, costumes. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 570-343-3000.
Halloween Spooktacular, Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. ($20) Includes buffet and a costume contest with $500 in cash prizes. Limited to 200 patrons. Safe social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks required. Tickets will be held at will call and picked up the night of the event. The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-824-9831 or thewoodlandsresort.com.
Heat’s 7th annual Halloween Costume Contest, Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hosted by Estella Sweet. Enter costume contest with Party FX for a chance to win prizes for the best new drag, most original and scariest. HEAT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-266-8952 or heatnepa.com.
Halloween Light Show, through Sunday, Nov. 1, Thursdays-Sundays, 7 to 11 p.m. ($20 per car) Drive through and see the light show. After, try to throw an axe, drink hard cider and enjoy the fire pits. Lakeland Orchard and Cidery, 1649 Lakeland Drive, Scott Twp. 570-254-6038 or lakelandorchard.com.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228.