Fall in love with Erie: Apple picking, eerie haunts, lighthouse stories, more

From apple picking to eerie haunted events, there’s a lot to do in the fall around Erie.

Apple picking

Sceiford Quality Fruit, 11820 Middle Road, North East: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Burch Farms Country Market and Winery, 9210 Sidehill Road, North East: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Heagy’s Orchard, 7343 Mount Pleasant Road in Meadville: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday.


Mason Farms’ Pumpkintown is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to cornstalks, gourds and pumpkins, Mason Farms’ Pumpkintown features a petting zoo, a cornstalk maze, bouncy houses and slides, and a concession stand. The event is free to enter but ride tickets can be purchased for $1.50 for individual rides or $14 for a “ride-a-rama” ticket. A season pass is available for $35. Pumpkintown is located at the Mason Farms location at 839 Peninsula Drive.

Eerie haunts

Ghost Lake at Conneaut Lake Park, 12324 Comstock St, Conneaut Lake: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; through Oct. 30

Eeriebyss Factory of Terror, 1053 West 12th Street, Erie: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 6 to 10 p.m., through Oct. 30. A two-day “mid-year fear” is set for May 26 and 27.

Eerie apparel

Pick up some eerie wear from Eerie Erie Apparel.

Fright Night at the Light

Join Lake Erie Lights of PA for a night of ghost ships, legends and lore. Fright Night at the Light will include a collection of stories about spooky history at Presque Isle and paranormal investigation findings of the Presque Isle and Erie Land Lighthouse. During the intermission, cider, beer and doughnuts will be available. Oct 21 and 22, 7 to 10 p.m. each night, at Presque Isle Lighthouse. Twenty tickets available for each night.

Erie Zoo’s ZooBoo

Check out the Erie Zoo’s ZooBoo, which is happening at the zoo on various days through Oct. 30. Various events are planned on different days. Check out the full schedule here. “ZooBoo serves as a major fundraiser for the Erie Zoo’s animal care and daily operations,” the zoo said.

Fall drinks

The Erie Times-News has a great list of many of the fall-themed drinks available around the region. Click here to read it.