13 Nights of Halloween in the Burgh

Just because you’ve graduated college and aren’t heading to a frat house for your October 31 plans, doesn’t mean you’re stuck at home this Halloween. There are plenty of ways to keep in the spooky spirit the entire month of October, and they might be some you haven’t tried before. We went ahead and found 13 frightfully fun ways to keep the celebrations going long after you’ve left the house party nest… and they’re all in the Burgh of course.

1. Boo and Brew Bash 2016

The Boo and Brew Bash is an event held in downtown Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is hosting their 6th annual bash full of drinks, food and a fan favorite costume contest. The bar crawl starts at Olive or Twist and continues along four other bars!


Where: Olive or Twist
140 6th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When: Saturday, October 22, 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:00 am (EDT)

Cost: Buy your tickets pre-sale for $35 from October 1-21@ noon or $40 at the door

2. Scarehouse

Photo from agirlsguidetohorror.com

Voted the scariest haunted house in America by ABC News, this night of terror is a must see on the bucket list. Located only 10 minutes from downtown this thrilling experience with live actors is a great way to get spooky on a night in October.


Where: Etna, PA by Highland Park

When: Weekends in October through October 30 (Calendar online)

Cost: $17.99-27.99 (Prices vary online and by online purchase)

Free parking at PPG Zoo and Aquarium; bus runs from parking location to Scarehouse

3. 96.1 Kiss Halloween Party

If you’re looking for a fun halloween concert celebration with hilarious hosts this one’s for you. Mikey and Big Bob from Kiss Morning Freak Show host this Stage AE bash with guest performers JoJo, Flo Rida, and Jordan Fisher. Costume contest during the event so wear your most creative character!


Where: Stage AE on the North Shore

When: Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm

Cost: $34.50 per ticket

Any age to attend, must be 21+ to drink

4. Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours

Photo from hauntedpittsburghghosttours.com

If you’re looking to see what haunts live in your own city, you have to check out Haunted Pittsburgh tours. Meet up at The City County Building downtown Pittsburgh for an evening full of true stories that haunt the streets we roam.


Where: The City County Building  414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

When: Fridays and Saturdays through early November starting at 7:00 p.m. (Tours usually run from 85 minutes to 2 hours). Additional times will be added in October.

Cost: $15 per guest (all ordering done online)

5. Fall at Mad Mex 

Your favorite restaurant is hosting it’s own Halloween treats this fall. If you stop in you can grab one of their seasonal themed brews such as Great Lakes Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale and Southern Tier Harvest Ale. Margaritas, Mexican cuisine and haunted brews to get you in the spirit…..what more could you ask for?


Where: Mad Mex Robinson, Shadyside and Oakland locations

When: October-November (drinks vary by month)

Cost: Available at restaurant

6. Cider Fest

This fest is a great day trip for loved one’s or a significant other! Cider Fest includes artisan vendors, live music, fall crafts, educational activities, delicious food trucks, a photobooth, and last but not least….apple cider. The botanic gardens the event is held on can hold the backdrop for some beautiful fall photos!


Where: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Rd., Oakdale, PA

When: Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Cost: Free with the regular cost of admission to the Garden

If you’re looking for more of a party atmosphere, check out Garden After Hours!

7. Hollywood Theater’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Photo from woodtheater.org

If you haven’t had the privilege of seeing this cult classic performed live, this is your chance! The musical adaptation of the 1975 film follows a straight-laced couple looking for shelter from a storm. The story unfolds with Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist set on formulating a perfect ma….wait..have a lost you? I promise, it’s a little weird but if you want to have a unexpected good time full of hilarious audience interaction than this is the Halloween plan for you. The Hollywood Theater in Dormont is showing it every Saturday in October, and every other Saturday year round if you miss your shot this month!


Where: The Hollywood Theater in Dormont, PA

When: Every Saturday in October and a few additional dates (Full schedule online)

Cost: Adults: $8.00

Seniors/Students with valid I.D.: $6.00

Members: $5.00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is airing on FOX this month with Orange is the New Black Star Lavern Cox. Don’t miss it!

8. J-Burgh Fall Cider Tasting

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Photo from J’Burgh Facebook page

Sample fall brews and get some yummy food at one of their food trucks!


Where: Arsenal Cider House 300 39th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

When: Thursday, November 3, 7:00 pm

Cost: Cost: $10 per person
Registration closes October 29!

9. Jam On Walnut: Halloween 

If you’re a frequenter of the Jam on Walnut in Shadyside you’ll love the Halloween version of this block party. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League! Check it out.


Where: Walnut Street, Shadyside, PA (between Ivy & South Aiken Avenue)

When: Saturday, October 22, 7:00 pm

Cost: Free and open to all ages (21+ to purchase a $5 wristband and beer)

10. Nightmare on Bourbon Street

Photo from pittsburghmagazine.com

One of the best rooftops in Pittsburgh is hosting a Haunted bash of it’s own with a creative twist. Downtown restaurant and bar Sienna Mercato is transforming into a New Orleans voodoo masquerade.


Where: Sienna Mercato 942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

When: Saturday, October 29, doors open at 4:00 pm

Cost: Free admission, 21+ only

Cajun/Creole food served from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

11. Jekyl and Hyde Southside

Stop by the Halloween bar that never sleeps: Jekyl and Hyde in the Southside! This themed bar keeps it’s ghoulish ways 365 days a year. It’s for the die hard Halloween lover and keeps your night interesting with fun drinks to keep with the theme.


Where: 140 S 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

12. PHIPPS Fall Flower Show

Photo from phipps.conservatory.org

This greenhouse got a little orange for your next visit. Starting October 15, Phipps Conservatory will feature 13 classifications of colorful chrysanthemums throughout the conservatory-wide fall harvest theme. You will also find an old fashioned apple orchard and cider press during your visit!


Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

When: October 15- November 6 (Hours online)

Cost: Adults: $15

Seniors/Students: $14

Children: $11 (Ages 2-18)

Children 2 and under are free admission

13. Animal Friends Muttster Mash

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Photo from Animal Friends Facebook page

If you’re a dog lover include your pup in your Halloween plans! Check out this fun event that includes a hike, 5k , drinks and snacks for you and your furry friend.


Where: Edgebrook Cricket Field Corrigan Dr. South Park, PA 15129

When: Sunday, October 16, 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Cost: 5k Run Adult: $30.00 per person

Hike for Hounds Adult: $25.00 per person

Hike for Hounds Children (6-12) $10.00

5 dollars per additional dog and children under 6 are free


Which events do you plan to attend?

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