Awesome Autumn

Fall is a splendid time of year, and Butler County offers a variety of activities along a beautiful autumn backdrop. Grab your flannels, pumpkin spice lattes, and embark on a delightful journey where you’ll discover incredible foliage, fall festivals, pumpkin patches and more!

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Fall Frights

It’s not autumn without haunted happenings around every corner. For those who dare, Butler County has a number of eerie offerings to send chills down your spine. Check out the scary options below that will surely leave you feeling spooked:

  • Cheeseman Fright Farms invites guests after dark to take a haunted hayride, walk through multiple eerie attractions, and make your way to the haunted corn maze, only for those who dare. 
  • Zombies of the Corn runs every Friday and Saturday in October. With fright levels at all ages, spend some time outdoors and shoot at live zombies all throughout the month! What could possibly be more fun and spooky for this Halloween season? 
  • The Haunted House and Corn Maze at the Beacon Hotel dares anyone to hop on the tractor at dusk to venture through the acres of corn maze and find your way to the haunted house. These attractions will scare even the bravest souls. 

Looking for a chilling and mysterious experience this Halloween? Explore Butler County’s ghostly cemeteries to learn more about the county’s history and find the best spooky spots. 

  • Evans City Cemetery - For the zombie lovers, this site served as the location for many of the scenes in 1968’s Night of the Living Dead.
  • Harmony Society Cemetery - You won’t find any gravestones here! Ironically, the cemetery holds about 100 graves and a one-ton revolving stone gate.


Evans City Cemetery

 

Fall Festivities and Pumpkin Patches


Pumpkin Festival at Cheeseman’s Farm (left), Harvest Valley Farm’s Fall Festival (right)

Butler County hosts several fall festivals where guests can enjoy a variety of autumn-inspired activities and visit pumpkin patches.

Fall Flavors


The Two Fraus Bakery (left), North Country Brewing (right)

Satisfy your fall flavor cravings in Butler County with endless autumn-themed specialities. From bakeries, coffee shops and brewpubs; you’ll find those fan favorites items like pumpkin bread, maple cookies, hot caramel apple cider and pumpkin ale from our craft breweries.

Tantalize your taste buds with delicious pumpkin-flavored items on the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail; a self-guided tour of local bakeries, ice cream shops, and candy stores.

Quench your fall-flavored thirsts with unique flavors of craft beer along the Butler County Beer Circuit, a self-guided tour of local brew pubs.

 

Fall Foliage and Photo Spots

Looking for bright bursts of fall colors and stunning scenery? These locations will give you great options for viewing fall foliage throughout the county. Whether you prefer to drive, hike, picnic or bike, the scenic landscapes are a sight to see. It's a perfect opportunity to snap some selfies and have a photoshoot with friends and family with the beautiful backdrops. The best part about these attractions is that you can experience the beautiful vegetation at your leisure throughout the autumn season. 

Aside from stunning natural scenery, Butler County’s towns offer vintage and unique backdrops for the perfect selfie spots. Explore Main Streets, parks, and historic shops to plan a day snapping pictures across the county.


Moraine State Park (top-left), Downtown Butler (top-right), Harmony (bottom-left)

 

Fall Fashion


Eva Bryn Shoetique

Shop until you drop in Butler County for new fashion items that will keep you stylin’ for the fall season. From flannels, scarves, boots, and sweaters, the county’s boutiques and shops will satisfy any shopalcoholic’s needs.  

Fall Decor and More


Mystic Moon Antiques & Artisans

Spice up your household with speciality fall decor options, freshly picked pumpkins, and beautiful fall flowers! Start your shopping journey with Butler County’s antique and gift shops.


Quality Gardens

Spruce up the front porch and garden with mums and fall flowers. Discover the county’s nurseries, greenhouses and farmer’s markets as you find your inner ‘green thumb’ during the fall planting season.

 

Fall Foliage Eco Tour


SurfSUP Adventures; Photo By Wick Photo

Enjoy the beauty of Moraine State Park through a guided Fall Foliage eco-tour with SurfSUP Adventures. They provide stand up paddleboarding lessons for all ages and skill levels! Fall Foliage Eco Tours will be available throughout September and October!  Free photography and all necessary equipment is provided along with your fully-guided adventure.  Tickets can be purchased online and a list of available dates can be found on their website.

Fall Camping


Bear Run Campground

Pack your bags and head out to one of Butler County’s campgrounds for a relaxing and memorable experience. No matter where you fall on the camping scale, there are lots of options that provide the perfect backdrop for creating new family memories.

 

Fall Cruise

In the peak of the fall season, Moraine State Park is home to stunning fall foliage views surrounding Lake Arthur. Capture breathtaking views on Preston’s Pearl, a new tour boat at Moraine State Park.

This new enclosed pontoon boat increases the passenger capacity of the previous touring boat and has an upper deck for outdoor viewing.  Cruises are offered on weekends from May through October, and passengers will learn about the area’s history and wildlife within Moraine State Park.  Preston’s Pearl also offers environmental programs, brunch and dinner cruises, private charters for business meetings, seminars and parties.

Enjoy a relaxing ride on the boat with family and friends as the beautiful fall landscape unfolds right before your eyes.

  • Fall Schedule: September - October
    • Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
  • Cruise Rates
    • Adults: $15
    • Seniors (over 62): $13
    • Children (3-12 years old): $8
      • Children 2 and under: Free
    • Military Discount: $13
  • Speciality Cruises - offered throughout the fall (call Moraine Preservation Fund for more details!)


Preston Pearl at Moraine State Park

Click here for more details about purchasing tickets and the Moraine Preservation Fund.

 

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