What’s Happening for Halloween?


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Audrey Jakubik, Centurion Staff

Halloween is a magical holiday for young children that is filled with candy, colorful costumes, and school parties, but as a young adult, the fun seems to fade.
Students around Bucks are beginning to prepare plans to celebrate Halloween this year, and the days of trick-or-treating and wearing a costume are over for many students.
“I have friends that have their own place in Philly, so I am going to a house party there, it’s actually the day after Halloween,” said Kelli Lemongelli, 20, a communications major at Bucks.
Other students feel they will never be too old to get in on the Halloween fun.
“For Halloween I like to keep it original. I never dress as the same thing twice ever since I started dressing up for Halloween when I was young,” said Morgan Taylor, 20, a communications major at Bucks.
However, Taylor plans to put an adult twist on the holiday.
“For this Halloween I’ll be 21, so I will most likely go on a bar crawl,” she added.
While some students seem excited about their plans for Halloween, others have different feelings about the holiday.
“I have never really been a big fan of Halloween,” said Benjamin Peterson, 17, a dual admissions student at Bucks. “I stopped celebrating Halloween when I was about 12 because I thought I was too cool for it. I was gonna do something this year but then I was like wait, I’m wearing a costume for what? I’m not going to a party, I’m not going out, I have no reason to do a costume. I’m not doing anything this year.”
Several students disagree with Peterson and cannot wait to get in on the Halloween festivities.
“The night of Halloween, I am going to a huge costume party in the city so that should be fun,” said Leonard Gopshtein, 19, a business major at Bucks. “But every year during the month of October, I like to go to different haunted houses with my friends leading up to it. We’ve gone to about seven different ones in the past couple of years.”
“Leading up to Halloween, I’m going to chill at home and watch Halloween movies or go to college parties on the weekends with my friends,” added Lemongelli. “I love all Halloween movies, they’re my thing. Some of my favorites are “Hocus Pocus”, “Halloweentown” and “Twitches.”
It is clear that Bucks students all around campus are gearing up for this spooky holiday even if they will not be saying “trick or treat.”
Here are some of the Halloween events happening around Bucks County this year for Halloween:
• Get spooked from a haunted train ride with the family on the New Hope Railroad during their Haunted Halloween Event on Oct. 11 – 13, Oct. 17 – 20, and Oct. 23 – 31.
• Try pumpkin bowling, take a hayride, get lost in the corn maze, and pick pumpkins at Hellerick’s Fall Festival. With over 45 activities for kids and adults, there’s plenty of fun for everyone starting Sept. 14 to Nov. 3.
• Bring the kids in costume to Sesame Place, and join the Sesame Street gang at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular! Don’t miss themed shows, rides and of course, trick-or-treating. Catch the parade on weekends!
• The colors outside collide with the colors of Autumn Exhibition as award-winning artists Frank Arcuri, Dot Bunn, Katharine Krieg, Janine Dunn Wade and many more feature their fall-inspired landscape and still-life paintings at Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown until Nov. 24.
• Bring the kiddos for a day down on the farm that they’ll never forget! Our FallFest is chock full of fun and adventure…find the perfect pumpkin, get lost in our 5 acre corn maze, and so much more. For one low admission price, come for the day and stay into the evening at PumpkinFest After Dark. It’s all the fun of PumpkinFest, but after the sun goes down. It’s not scary…just fun! All taking place Oct. 4, 2019 – Oct. 31, 2019.
• Leave the treats outside, turn off your lights, and come see a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Next to Normal” at Bristol Riverside Theatre on Oct. 31. The award-winning musical explores a family dealing with bipolar disorder.
• What is the origin of Halloween? Test your knowledge during PUB TRIVIA every Thursday until Dec. 19 at Naked Brewing Company. A food truck and beer will help fuel your answers. Happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m.; trivia starts at 7:30 p.m.
*All event information courtesy of VisitBucksCounty. com*