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Visit Screamwood Forest – If You Dare

Looking for a little local fun and fright time this year for family and friends?

Come on out to Screamwood Forest in Pennellville! Walk the trail through theatrical scenes from favorite Halloween performances or enjoy the games, food, sit-in big-screen movies or bonfire. It’s a good time for Halloween adventurers of any age.

The “Screamwood Forest” entrance is marked by a large pirate ship constructed by the VanGorder family and students of the music and theater programs in Phoenix.
The “Screamwood Forest” entrance is marked by a large pirate ship constructed by the VanGorder family and students of the music and theater programs in Phoenix. It’s among the friendly frights that greets visitors as they arrive to enjoy the “Screamwood Forest” Halloween trail along Stewarts Corners Road in Pennellville.

This year’s “Screamwood Forest” will be open the two weekends before Halloween – Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 as well as Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. The trail will still feature scenes for the younger set, for ‘friendly frights’ without live action characters from 6 to 7:30 p.m. when young children will also be able to “trick or treat’ along the trail. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and running until 11 p.m., the frights along the wooded trail will ratchet up to include all manner of surprise characters and macabre performance.

Elsewhere on the property, the Screamwood Forest experience includes games for kids with prize giveaways, treats available, a sit-and-watch large drive-in movie screen, bonfire, and costume contest at 8 p.m. each night. Games, movies and concessions will be available early or late on the grounds of the property around the trail route and will remain family-friendly throughout the night. All proceeds will benefit the Phoenix Chorus and Drama Boosters and go towards ensuring continued support for the school district’s theater and music programs.

The cost of taking a walk through the forest is $7, or can be obtained for $5 to anyone who comes to “Screamwood Forest” in costume. Families can purchase tickets to play games at a cost of 25 cents each of 5 for $1, with each game costing 1 ticket. Parking is free, across the road from the 360 Stewarts Corners Road property, where parking guides and crossing guards will be on hand to assist.

Children, friends and families are invited to come out to play games in the brightly lit darkness or to venture bravely down the trail to experience the live action of this new Halloween venue on Oct. 19. Oct. 20, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.