The fall fest of fun, fire and fright will commence!

Not for the faint of heart. Not for the easily scared.
For the brave, by the brave.

Finally! The fall fest of fun, fire, and fright will commence!

Marion County is host to many fun October activities, frightful adventures and fireside treats.

  • Coal Country Miniature Golf– Open Friday 4 pm- 10 pm; 16Saturday 11 am- 10 pm; and, Sunday 11 am- 8 pm. A terrifying surprise at each hole. You may be able to triumph at mini golf, but can you survive even one round of this harrowing, heart-rending game?
  • Get your little ghosts and goblins ready for Fright Glow at Palatine Park – Saturday, October 24 from noon – 8:00 pm. Businesses and organizations from all over the area will be setting up their tailgating stations full of candy to treat kids from 1 – 4 pm. Entertainment by Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Concert and The Mortuary Men.
  • Can’t make Fright Glow? Here are trick or treating times throughout the community.
  • Halloween decorations

    Halloween decorations at Heston Farm

    Looking for a fun Halloween photo op? Check out the outdoor stage at Heston Farm.

    Looking for less of a people crowd, and a few more ghosts?

  • Meredith Tunnel (on the Marion County Rail Trails) is considered the unfortunate location of a man who died in 1912, as told by a Ouija Board in the dead of night. As you walk the long stretch, you can hear the distant trains of long ago coming up behind you.
  • Morrow Hall, constructed in 1923, may or may not have witnessed much death. However, students bear witness to the paranormal sights and sounds that linger throughout the halls.
  • saw-whet-owlNothing like the screeching of an owl to get your hackles up. Get up close and personal with the Northern Saw Whet Owl at Valley Falls.

Once you’ve done your exploring, or if you’re too scared to start— can’t handle the fear, terror, unmitigated horror! Don’t worry, there are options for babies, too!

  • For example: get a fire pit, and marshmallows, and graham crackers, and chocolate, and…
  • Nevermind about all that. Just go to The Poky Dot for tableside s’mores and a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Much more Hot-Chocolateconvenient.
  • Still not enough pumpkin? Go to the Pufferbellies Ice Cream Station for their Pumpkin Pie Gingerbread Sundae or Cinnamon Apple Cake Sundae. Mmmm!

But before you get started on your October adventures, you’ll need to pick up:

  • If you want to stay in for the night, you’ll need blankets and quilts
    for those cool, crisp evenings. Find the coziest blankets and quilts at
    Our Country Corner and The Artisans Shop. Or, stitch one up with the help of Sew Chic. And of course, you’ll need something scary to do, like reading ghost stories from The Telltale Lilac Bush. Find the perfect fall time books at Kerri’s Korner Bookstore.costume at Illusive Skull Costume Castle
  • Costume s at Illusive Skull for the very end of the month- or
    anytime really. Reserve your character as soon as you can- they disappea
    r like ghosts…

If you’re looking for more frightful fun, check out the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Rich’s Fright Farm, and the Illusive Skull Zombie Walk!

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