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UPDATED 2013 Harvest/Halloween Happenings in the Ohio Valley

October 29, 2013


East Wheeling Farm Stand Pumpkin Sale - At Jacob and 15th streets; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Proceeds will benefit neighborhood children who have helped at the farm stand all season.

Ebbert's Farm Market - Pumpkins, cornstalks, gourds, market. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. 68101 Ebbert North Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (off U.S. 40 East). 740-695-5619.

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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pumpkin Patch - Opens Oct. 12, 1343 National Road, Wheeling. Call 304-242-1520.

Heavenly Harvest - Pumpkin patch, wagon rides, face painting, barrel train rides, inflatables, corn maze, farmhand games, pedal cart track, petting zoo, market. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays. 5 Wells Township 117, Rayland, OH 43943 (off County Road 15 between Smithfield and Rayland). 740-733-6133 or 740-359-1411.

McConnell's Farm Market -Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, market. 10 a.m. to dark Mondays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. to dark Sundays. 8747 Ohio 152, Richmond, OH 43944. 740-765-5180.

Northstar Farm - Pumpkins, cornstalks, gourds, market. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays. 8140 Clay Pike Road, Cambridge, OH 43725. 740-685-5535.

Schumacher's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, straw, cornstalks, squash; 8 a.m. to dark daily, Ohio 800 North, Barnesville. 740-425-1283.

Simmons Farm - Hay rides and corn maze, pumpkins, market. Weekends also feature pony rides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, bounce house, vendors and entertainment. 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 170 Simmons Road, McMurray, PA 15317 (about seven miles east of Canonsburg off U.S. 19). 724-941-1490.

The Pumpkin Patch- Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks. 1 p.m. to dark daily. Hickey's Farm, Caldwell Hill Road, Marshall County (eight miles from Elm Grove on Big Wheeling Creek Road). 304-242-5946.

SpringHouse Dairy - Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze, giant slide, pumpkin games, petting zoo, corn box and more. Weekends in October, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for activities and pumpkin, $7 for activities alone. 1531 Route 136, Washington, PA 15201. (Restaurant also on site, and pig roasts take place on Sundays.)

Trax Farms - Pumpkin patch, live music, games, inflatables, corn maze, hay rides, train rides, pony rides, petting zoo. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 (12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88). 412-835-3246.

Triple B Farms - Pumpkin patch, apple orchard, hay rides, farm animals, inflatables, haunted barn, Storybook Pumpkinland. 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063 (15 miles south of Pittsburgh off Route 51). 724-258-3557.

Zion Christian Retreat Center - Hayrides, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and 11-12. Groups of 30 or more can schedule alternate date/time. 73999 Reservoir Hill Road, Flushing, OH 43977. 740-968-0955.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: For trick-or-treat times, see

Oglebayfest and Ohio County Country Fair - Oglebay Resort, Wheeling; Oct. 4-6.

Campfire Storytelling - 7-8 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 3, 10 and 17, at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville.

Fall Festival - Annual fall festival in Moundsville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 on Jefferson Avenue from Second to Fifth streets. Children's activities, crafters and food vendors. Call 304-221-2050.

Fall Festival - A fall festival will be held at Schuler Park in Flushing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will include pumpkin painting for children, crafts, food vendors and chainsaw carving. The popular area band, Deuces Wild, will perform at 6 p.m. Adam Elizeus will provide rides on a covered wagon pulled by Percheron horses.

Boo at the Zoo - Nine treat stations throughout the zoo, collection bags provided; 6-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27, Oglebay Park, Wheeling. Advance tickets available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the zoo office at a discount and entitle ticketholders to enter through the "express lane." 304-243-4030.

Halloween Happening - At the St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, Oct, 17, for children, age 7 and younger. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 7. To register, call 740-695-2062 or stop in the library.

Harvest Festival - Pony rides, trail rides, hay rides, vendors, pumpkin painting, food, petting zoo and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Faith Ranch, Ohio 9, Jewett (two miles north of Jewett). 740-946-2255.

Halloween Costume Party and Fall Festival - At Ohio Valley Mall, St. Clairsville; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Kids' Halloween Party - At Tomlinson Run State Park, New Manchester; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, for youth 9 years and younger. 304-564-3651.

Dog-o-Ween and Fall Festival - Pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, games, face painting and more; 2-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Apollo Pro Cleaning, 1625 Cadiz Road, Wintersville; benefit for Jefferson County Humane Society. 740-264-6400.

Halloween Haunted Walk - At Tomlinson Run State Park, New Manchester; 7-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. 304-564-3651.

Friendly Ghost Stories - Free, family-friendly ghost stories around the firepit on the lawn of Cockayne Farmstead, 1105 Wheeling Ave. (W.Va. 2), Glen Dale; rain location Farmstead North Parlor; 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26.

Trick-or-Treat Trail - Brooke Hills Park, Wellsburg; 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. 304-737-1236.

Treated Tour - Thirteen treat stations throughout the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling; 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27. 304-242-8133.

Fall Festival - 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville.

Halloween Costume Parade and Trick-or-Treat - Main Street, New Martinsville; noon Oct. 26 (part of Chili Fest).

Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers' Market, Ohio Valley Farmers' Market, 32nd Street, Bellaire; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26.

Halloween in the Park - Martins Ferry City Park, noon-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26. Rain location: Martins Ferry Recreation Center.

Pet and Kid Costume Contest - At Fort Steuben Mall, Steubenville; noon Saturday, Oct. 26.

NEW - Community Halloween Party - At The Dance Difference, 98 N. Market St., St. Clairsville. All are welcome. Haunted house (really just a studio room), games, crafts, prizes, a cake walk, and a a costume contest; 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. $5 donation.Call 740-695-0183.

Halloween Candy Exchange Party - For children with diabetes, at Dr. Bruce Blank's Achilles Foot & Ankle Surgery office, 46898 National Rd. West, St. Clairsville; 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Call 740-695-4188 to register.

Halloween Festival for children 0-6 - At the former West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville; Monday, Oct. 28

NEW - Fall Fun Festival - Riverbiew Bible Church, Route 7, West Wheeling (between Bridgeport and Bellaire); 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Free festival includes a Bible lesson, games, face painting, balloon animals, carnival food and candy. For information, call 740-635-3942.

Dungeon of Fun for children 7-12 -- At the former West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville; Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Trick-or-Treat at the Mall - At Fort Steuben Mall, Steubenville; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Pre-Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party - Face painting, activities and treats, at the Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling; 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

NEW - Trunk or Treat - At Ohio Valley Christian Center, National Road, Wheeling; 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

NEW - Vineyard Church harvest party - From 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Includes a bouncy house, crafts, etc. Children may dress up (nothing scary) and will receive a bag of assorted candy to take home. Bring a bag of candy per child for admission. The church is at 647 Warden Run Road, Wheeling.



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