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Events in Mercer County, PA in October, 2015

ANNUAL "THE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE" RAFFLE

Early October 2015

Up to 5,000 numbered golf balls will be released to race through an obstacle course to allow only one to finish at a time.

PIGS & PAINT CANVAS PAINTING CLASSES

Monthly October-March. Dates: TBA

A canvas painting class for all experience levels, led by guest artist Lauren Sheridan.

MOVIE NIGHT VIDEO SERIES

Monthly; 2nd Wednesdays October 2015  - March 2016 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come enjoy a free movie night that showcases the wonderful world of nature.  Fresh popcorn and drinks are also available.

SUNDANCE ARENA RODEO

The first Saturday night of each month Oct. through May | 7:30 PM

Bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, kids events & more.  Food vendor onsite. 

TEEN THEATRE (GRADES 7 - 12)

Sept. 9th - Dec. 9th, 2015 (Every Wednesday) | 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Learn how to portray a variety of characters, work with props, and engage the audience through interactive activities, fun improvisational games, voice and mime technique, and scene rehearsals.  Culminates with an approximately 1 hour production.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

Every Wednesday of each week | 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Each Wednesday one wine from Fractured Grape is featured. Every wine is linked to a special charity. Proceeds of Wine Down Wednesday go to the featured wine's linked charity.

LITTLE KIDS (GRADES K - 2) THEATRE / KIDS ( GRADES 3 - 6) THEATRE

Sept. 10th - Dec. 10th, 2015 (Every Thursday) | Grades K - 2: 3:00 - 4:00 PM; Grades 3 - 6: 4:15 - 5:45 PM

Little Kids - Imagination rules as students explore characters, props, stories, plays, and more!  Culminates with a 15 minute parent showcase.  Kids - A high energy, kids first approach to the world of theatre.  Culminates with an approximately 35 - 45 minute production.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!

Every Friday night | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy live music while enjoying your dinner.

NIGHT AT THE ZOO

Every thursday, Friday & Saturday in October | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (But also open every day from 10AM - 6PM)

Take a nighttime walk through the torch-lit walkways to visit over 400 animals of 80 different species. Weekly prizes awarded for costumes and jack-o-lanterns.

HELL'S HOLLOW HAUNT

Every Friday & Saturday Night in October | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Three scares in one- "The Bloody Barn" has three floors of terror - hold on for your life on the "Haunted Haywagon of Horror" and try to walk the "Frightening Field of Corn!"

HELL'S HOLLOW WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TRAIL

Early April 2015 and running daily through October | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily

Hike the 4 mile trail or rent a cart buggie and explore the Iron City Iron Ore Furnace, Hell's Hollow Farm & Historic Indian grounds.

PAINT AND SIP CLASSES AT WEBB WINERY

September 5th and October 3rd & 10th, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We have once again partnered with Wonderstruck from Canfield, OH, who will provide all the materials and instruction. Reservations are a must, and payment is due at time of reservation.Call or email carlee@webbwinery.com, or sign up in our tasting room. These classes typically sell out early. Please check our website for additional information.

DOWNTOWN SHARON FARMERS MARKET

Wednesdays and Saturdays, July - Oct., 2015 | 7:00 AM - Noon both days

A grower produced locally owned farmers market offering products ranging from organic to non gmo produce.

LIVE MUSIC AT WEBB WINERY

September 4th and October 7th, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Throughout the summer we will be featuring local musicians performing their own original music! While local musicians are usually asked to perform cover songs, we want to provide a stage for these talented women and men to show off their songwriting ability in our outdoor area. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. No outside beverages. Weather permitting.

KRAYNAK'S SANTA'S CHRISTMASLAND

September 10 - December 31, 2015 | Monday thru Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sundays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This 300 foot long avenue of decorated Christmas trees is filled with life-like animated figures. Visiting the display has become "A Family Tradition for the Whole Family." Like us on Facebook. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas Eve hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM.

PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKIN & APPLES

September 26th and October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come out to the farm & pick the perfect pumpkin from our own patch and apples from our orchard.

PINK EVENT AT GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 1st - 31st, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon. - Sat.; 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sun.

Grove City Premium Outlets® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® are teaming up to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs in the community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Information Center to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores. Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with all proceeds benefiting Komen Greater Pittsburgh.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE HOMECOMING & REUNION WEEKEND

October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 | Oct. 3rd parade 10:30 AM; football game vs. Carnegie Melon 1:00 PM

Westminster College's homecoming and reunion weekend.  Various activities!

4TH ANNUAL JANE WILLIAMS 5K RUN/1.5 MILE WALK

October 3th, 2015 | Registration 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM; Race time: 9:00 AM

5K Race and 1.5 mile walk to benefit the Dr. Jane Williams Trustee Scholarship at Penn State Shenango.

OCTOBERFEST AT THE APOLLO MAENNERCHOR FESTHALLE

October 4th, 2015 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Try a little polka, a little wurst & lots of cheer.  Authentic German food & music.

FAMILY CIRCLE SPIRIT HONORING MOTHER EARTH POW WOW

October 9th and 10th, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The farm is hosting the Lenape Native Path and their Intertribal Pow Wow.  Come see dancing, drumming and bonfire.

THIEL COLLEGE HOMECOMING

October 9th and 10th, 2015 | Events taking place throughout each day

Various events throughout Friday and Saturday, including parade and football game.  Visit the website for a complete schedule.

COLUMBUS DAY SIDEWALK SALE AT GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 9th - 12th, 2015 | Extended Shopping Hours: Oct. 9th, 10th and 12th: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Oct. 11th: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Regular mall hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Discover the savings at Grove City Premium Outlets Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale! 

AUTUMN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

October 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Farmer's Market: Amish Donuts, Baked goods, Jams, Cider, Produce, Honey, Fudge Apples, Pumpkin Rolls, Tea Sampling, Free Gifts and Crafts for Kids, Artisan Show, Chili cook-off, Hayrides & music.

APPLE CASTLE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR

October 10, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family out to celebrate fall! We'll have 60 + unique crafters, free entertainment, straw bale mountain, apple slingshot, pumpkin & apple picking, donuts, cider, bag your own apples and more!

FALL FEST

October 10th, 2015 | Noon to 6:00 PM

Fall Fest features fun for the whole family, including special fall fun for children, tractor hayrides, pumpkin decorating, food vendors, entertainment all outdoors at beautiful Buhl Park!

THE LENNON SISTERS

October 10th, 2015 | 7:30 PM

A marvelous evening of legendary harmonies accompanied by video highlights of their fabulous career and stories that will bring some laughs and bring back some warm memories.

DOLL HOUSE OPEN HOUSE AT THE HERMITAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

October 10th and 11th, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October is Doll House month and the Hermitage Historical Society will have a Doll House Show featuring houses by Rhonda Williamson-Frazier, Vicky Cousenly, Bob Disko, Stefanie Fetsko.  

APPLICATION WORKSHOP AT PENN STATE SHENANGO ADMISSIONS

October 12, November 14th 2015 and February 15th 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (10/12 & 2/15); 9:00 - Noon (11/14)

Complete your application and we'll wave the $50 application fee.  While you're here talk to one of our admission counselors about Penn State and take a tour of the campus.

SHOWCASE PRESENTATION AT ANDERSON COACH & TRAVEL

October 12, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join ACT staff to learn about our 2016 specialty vacations! National Parks, the Deep South, Canada, Alaska, Las Vegas & More!

BOTTLES AND BREW TOUR

October 15th, 2015 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the first ever Bottles and Brew walking and tasting tour of Beautiful Downtown Sharon, PA.  Regional wineries and craft beer brewers will be on hand at more than a dozen unique stores.

LOBSTER BREW & BONFIRE

October 16th, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (while supplies last)

Lobster Boil and bonfire @ the Lube!  Maine lobsters, mussels, clams corn and potatoes for $14.99!  Plus, live music!

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

October 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2015 | Oct. 16th & 17th: 8:00 PM; Oct. 18th: 2:00 PM

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.  Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.  ***NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

MERCER COUNTY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

October 16th, 17th 18th, & Oct. 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2015 | Fridays: 5PM - 11PM; Saturdays: 11AM - 11PM; Sundays: 11AM - 8PM

All pumpkins in our Festival Patch only $5.00 with paid admission.  Can carve or paint pumpkin.  Good fun and food!

BROADWAY HERE WE COME!

October 17th, 2015 | 7:30 PM

The Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville in partnership with the Greenville Symphony, Shenango Valley Chorale, and the Shenango Valley Youth Chorus present an evening of current and past Broadway hits.

INCA TEA "WELCOME TO THE GOOD LIFE"

October 17th, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meet Inca Tea's "Tea-Eo" Ryan S. Florio to learn about & sample delicious healthy teas made using antioxidant-rich purple corn from Peru.

PENN STATE DAY & SPRING OPEN HOUSE

October 17th, 2015 and April 16th, 2016 | Registration and breakfast 9:30 AM; Program begins: 10:00 AM

Perspective students and their families are invited to explore all that Penn State has to offer.  Meet with faculty and current students, tour campus and learn how valuable a Penn State degree can be.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

October 17th, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come & enjoy an evening designed to immerse you into the night time world and the creatures who call it home.  We will end the night right with a campfire to roast marshmellows.

VELVEETA LIVE @ THE TULLY'S

October 17th, 2015 | 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

80s cheese rock band Velveeta returns to Tully's stage for a night of live music!

DOWN ON THE FARM CAR CRUISE

October 18th, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM rain or shine

Coolspring Corn maze is hosting their 4th annual "Down on the Farm" Car Cruise".  Great show featuring Pie '79, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, customs, imports, speciality & exotics.  Great food and music.

ART EXHIBIT: J.D. TITZEL

October 20th through November 14th, 2015 | Tuesday through Friday 12 - 4PM; Saturday 10AM - 2PM

Display of the paintings of artist J.D. Titzel.

CHILI COOK OFF

October 22nd, 2015 | 6:30 PM

Enter your prized recipe for a chance to be the Cook off Champion!  Plus, live music.

TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS

October 22nd, 2015 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sample delicious holiday cuisine from our area restaurants, bakers, candy makers and organizations.  Visitors can place orders for items they would like to have at their holiday parties.  Craft vendors and a Chinese Auction.

15TH ANNUAL HERBFEST

October 26th, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Herbfest 2015 will festure Herbs, local Artists, displays, demonstrations and handcrafted items.  The gift shop will be open and there will be a lot of "thymely" advice!

OLDE TOWN TRICK OR TREAT - GROVE CITY, PA

October 27th, 2015 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hundreds of children dress up and enjoy spooky Olde Town.  A parade downtown follows.

COMEDIAN LUCAS BOHN

October 28th, 2015 | 12:00 Noon

Come see comedian Lucas Bohn!

TRICK OR TREAT AT GROVE CITY PREMIUM OUTLETS

October 29th, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all Little Ghosts & Goblins 12 and under for an evening of Trick-or-Treating at participating stores at Grove City Premium Outlets.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW SCREENING

October 30th, 2015 | Time TBA

Let's do the time warp again!  Join us for our 3rd year showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween.  Immerse yourself in full-body and interactive experience of this beloved cult-classic.  Dress up and enter our Costume Contest for some Rocky Horror themed prizes!  This is a BYOB event.  Rated R.  No one under the age of 17 will be permitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

KIDS BOO BLAST

October 31st, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Halloween crafts & candy bar, free goodie bag for costumed kids.  $1.99 kids meals.

ADULT HALLOWWEN PARTY

October 31st, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Games & prizes, costume contest, live music, and more!

HALLOWEEN PARADE  AND TRICK-OR-TREAT- DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE, PA

October 31st, 2015 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Children, community organizations and local businesses dress up and march through town to scare up some screams.

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