Scranton After Dark, Fridays, Oct. 2 to 30, 7 p.m. ($15) Take a guided walk in downtown Scranton and listen to stories of some of the mysterious happenings. Walks will take about an hour and a half. Tours limited to 16 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. 570-344-3841 or email@example.com.
NEPA Horror Film Festival, Saturday, Oct. 17, noon. ($20) Doors open, noon; event, 1 p.m. Features film fest, live music, vendors, celebrity guests and movies. Circle Drive-In Theatre, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. facebook.com/SpookyScranton/.
Hellstead Manor, through Saturday, Oct. 31; Fridays-Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. ($27 admission) Attraction includes free parking and complimentary facemask. Hellstead Manor, 630 Harmony Road, Hallstead..
Horror Hall, through Sunday, Nov. 1, Fridays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. ; Sundays, 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; Fridays-Saturdays, 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; Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 to 11 p.m.; Sundays, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 7 to 11 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.
Harvest & Heritage Days, Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Free) Presented by Greater Honesdale Partnership Vendors, chainsaw carvers, a blacksmith, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo will line the borough’s streets. The Stourbridge Line also will run excursions. Downtown Honesdale, Main Street, Honesdale. 570-253-1960 or visithonesdalepa.com.
Dunmore Cemetery Tour, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Enter the tour via Quincy Avenue to Warren and pass Dunmore High School and go up Warren Street to the cemetery entrance. Receive a map and “Fast Facts” to view the graves of cemetery notables. The Dearly Departed Players will help along the way. Bring a non-perishable food item. Dunmore Cemetery, 400 Church St., Dunmore. facebook.com/events/599050717450407/.
Fall Vendor Market, Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Free admission) Features food, beverages and crafts from local artisans, raffle and door prizes, vintage and handcrafted items, seasonal decor, jewelry and more. The Grand Bank, 23 N. Main St., Ashley. 570-846-0461 or thegrandbank.com.
Halloween Car Show, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Features coal car cruisers car club, music, awards, 50/50 and door prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase. Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale. 570-536-6020 or hotelanthracite.com.
Harvest Benefit, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. ($20-$50 suggested donation) Features live music, games, flowers, exhibits, raffles, refreshments and performances. Farm Arts Collective, 38 Hickory Lane, Damascus. farmartscollective.org.
Pumpkin Trail, Friday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. Several local businesses are participating. Follow signs and enjoy a day out with family and friends. Each business will have a free drawing. Visit all businesses on the trail be entered into a drawing for a $150 gift certificate. Ona’s This or That Shop, 3271 Route 267, Meshoppen.
Coal Crackers Cruiser Car Club Halloween Cruise, Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 to 8 p.m. Dress in costume and decorate your cars and enjoy music, door prizes, trophies, 50/50 raffle and treats for kids. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 570-876-4034.
Comm Outdoor Family Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 to 3 p.m. ($20 a family) Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp. 570-586-8191 or waverlycomm.org.
Halloween Vehicle Show and Food Collection, Saturday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. Food and Fire BBQ, 7041 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic. 570-471-0266 or foodfirebbq.com.
Trunk or Treat, Friday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. Join The BlackTop Warriors Jeep Club in some some safe and friendly trunk treating. Sky Zone Pittston, 195 Enterprise Way, Pittston. 570-316-0500 or skyzone.com.
Kennedy Park Children’s Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features costume contest, pumpkin painting and carving station, face painting and more. Kennedy Park, Forest City.
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.
Dracula, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. ($14 general admission/$12 members and seniors/$10 students and children) Screening of ballet contains sequence of flashing lights for those with photosensitive epilepsy. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
Shaun of the Dead, Friday, Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m. ($5 tickets) Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. ($5) Costumes are strongly encouraged. Do not bring any liquid to be thrown or sprayed or lighters. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
Virtual Halloween Chemistry, Monday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. On Zoom. Explore color-changing flames as part of your own Halloween-themed event. Color flame packet included for the first 25 people. bit.ly/PSUNEAlumniEvents or ScrantonAlumni@psu.edu.
PFTA’s Virtual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest, through Thursday, Oct. 15. Winning categories include scariest, funniest, cutest, most original, best-in show. Photo submissions are $5 per entry and begin Sept. 24 and will be taken until Oct. 15. Voting begins Oct. 16 and the winner will be announced Oct. 31. www.gogophotocontest.com/pawsitivelyfortheanimals
Pocono Witch Festival Online, Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25. poconowitchesfestival.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228.