A local fall festival and haunted houses near and not so near made this week’s list.
Saturday, October 31
Elkins Park Fall Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Read the Citizens’ Call article for more details.
In the Area
Friday, October 30
Ryerss Halloween Ghost Tour 7 – 9 p.m.
The White Pines resident improv ensemble, Bright Invention, has put together a family friendly “ghost tour” where you will meet your “favorite or not so favorite characters from the Ryerss past.” The tour takes place in the Ryerss family mansion that is now a museum and library. Tours are every half hour beginning at 7:00. Advance ticket purchase required.
Visit the site to purchase tickets
The Ryerss Museum and Library is located at 7370 Central Avenue in Burholme Park, Fox Chase.
25th Annual Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary
Recognized as one of the top haunted houses in the country, be prepared for the scare of your life as you go behind the massive walls of this former prison at night. Six attractions, with names such as “Detritus” and “Lock Down,” featuring over 200 performers, animatronics, custom designed sets, and digital sound await the brave of heart. All proceeds benefit the prison, a National Historic Landmark. This event runs through November 7, 2015.
Visit the site for complete information and admission fees.
The Eastern State Penitentiary is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue (corner of 22nd & Fairmount) in Philadelphia.