Here’s what’s happening in the region
By KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent
This weekend is all about celebrating fall and getting into the Halloween spirit. Be sure to remain on the lookout for plenty of other parades, parties and fall festivals in the area.
•3rd Annual Jennerstown Halloween Parade. 3 p.m. Saturday on Pitt Street in Jennerstown.
The community of Jennerstown will be celebrating Halloween with their annual Halloween parade, which is hosted by Jennerstown Recreation Committee. The parade begins at Jennerstown United Methodist Church and ends at the car wash. After the parade, the pubic is invited to attend a Halloween party at the playground. Light refreshments will be served, and children can participate in a costume contest. This is the first of two Halloween events in the Jennerstown community; trick-or-treat night is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Halloween night.
- Halloween at the Johnstown Children’s Museum. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Avenue in Johnstown. Nominal entry fee. More information: 814-539-1889 or www.jaha.org.
The staff at JAHA invites families to enjoy at “safe trick-or-treat” night for children. A pumpkin patch will be set up in the courtyard with hidden treats. On the second floor, staff members will present games, and a “Mad Scientist” spooky experiments. On the third floor, the Johnstown Children’s Museum will be open, and Halloween crafts will be offered. Throughout the museum, there will be plenty of candy and lots of fun decorations for children to see.
- A Haunted Circus Halloween Party. 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Marilyn’s on Main, 30 East Main Street in Uniontown. More information: www.marilynsonmain.com/event/a-haunted-circus-halloween-party/.
This Halloween party is for “freaks, geeks, human curiosities, natural and supernatural wonders.” Marilyn’s on Main, an upscale casual dining restaurant in Uniontown, is to be transformed into a sideshow big top circus. Live music will be provided by One Bad Night. The event also includes sideshow performances, carnival games, specialty cocktails and fortune teller and tarot readings. Attendees are invited to dress up in their best costumes; prizes will be awarded for Best Make-Up, Best Theme, Best Group or Couple and Best Overall.
- Fall Open House at Sand Hill Berries and Greendance Winery. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sand Hill Berries and Greendance Winery, located at 304 Deerfield Road in Mount Pleasant. More information: 724-547-4760.
Organizers call this open house a “long-standing tradition,” for they’ve been inviting people to their farm for more than 20 years. This year’s “Fall Open House” will feature live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, self-guided farm walks and wine tastings. In addition, antique apple cider pressing demonstrations will be offered, and all attendees will be thanked for their support of the support with a complimentary raspberry sundae.