Jellystone themed weekends! Halloween is still more than two months away, but Halloween-themed weekends are already underway at several Jellystone Park Camp-Resort locations. What a great opportunity for a multi generational family vacation! In other words, grandparents, get busy and schedule this with your grandchildren!
“Our Halloween-themed weekends are some of our busiest weekends of the year and many of our parks find it worthwhile to start having them as early as August,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of marketing for Leisure Systems, Inc., which franchises Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Most Jellystone Park resorts celebrate Halloween with campsite decorating and costume contests as well as trick-or-treating inside the campground, but the activities don’t stop there.
Jellystone themed weekends are awesome, especially Halloween! Jellystone Park locations offer magic pumpkin patches and pumpkin carving or painting contests as well as monster-themed dances in the evenings, growing numbers of them also have spooktacular haunted graveyards, haunted trails, and haunted houses. Your family will love these activities, no matter how old they are! Again, grandparents, schedule your trip!
Many parks also offer a variety of traditional Jellystone themed weekends such as scarecrow-making contests and fall crafts. A handful of Jellystone Park locations even have corn mazes.
Here’s a sampling of Halloween- and fall-themed weekends taking place at various Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada now through October:
— Big Prairie/Holmes County, Ohio: This park kicks off its fall activities with an Apple Dumpling Festival Weekend Sept. 27 – 29. Activities occur on Friday evening and all-day Saturday and include the presence of local crafters, artisans, and bakers. Participants can help make apple butter and take a Percheron Draft Horse wagon ride and explore the park’s eight-acre corn maze. Halloween-themed weekends are scheduled throughout October with costume contests for different age groups as well as pets. www.whisperinghillsjellystone.com
— Bloomington, Indiana: This park will have a “Pumpkin Patch Weekend” Sept. 27 – 29 with a family scarecrow stuffing contest, magic pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating and fall-themed arts and crafts. There will also be four consecutive Halloween-themed weekends in October with costume and campsite decorating contests, trick-or-treating, and a haunted trail. www.lakemonroejellystone.com
— Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island: This park will celebrate Boo Boo’s Spooky Halloween Birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29. Activities include costume and campsite decorating contests, Halloween-themed crafts and games, trick-or-treating, and birthday cake. https://www.jellystonepei.com
— Bostic, North Carolina: This park will have six consecutive Halloween-themed weekends beginning the last two weekends of September and continuing throughout the month of October. Activities will include a costume parade with the Yogi Bear characters, magic pumpkins, a pumpkin painting contest, and campsite and cabin decorating contests. https://campgoldenvalley.com
— Brandon (Sioux Falls), S.D.: In addition to offering Halloween-themed activities in September and October, this park has a seven-acre corn maze with an easy section for young children and a more difficult section for teenagers and adults. Activities include a “Muttz in the Maze” event on Oct. 6, when furry friends are allowed into the maze. https://www.jellystonesiouxfalls.com
— Burleson, Texas: This park will have five consecutive Fall Fiesta Weekends beginning the last weekend of September. Activities will include a magic pumpkin patch, Halloween- and fall-themed crafts, a pumpkin launch, a pumpkin painting contest, a campsite decorating contest, and zombie hunts. The park will also have Thanksgiving-themed activities on weekends throughout November with a “Thanksgiving Feast Scavenger Hunt,” a “Stuff the Turkey Contest,” a “Turkey Baster Relay,” turkey trot races, and the park’s first annual “Gobble Contest” to see who can make the best gobbling sounds. www.northtexasjellystone.com
— Cave City, Kentucky: This park has non-scary Halloween-themed weekends the last two weekends of September with a magic pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, and Halloween crafts. All four weekends in October are Halloween-themed and include costume and campsite decorating contests, trick-or-treating, monster-themed karaoke, and a “Haunted Forest” attraction.. https://www.jellystonemammothcave.com
— Harrisville, Pennsylvania: This park has two “Zombie Takeover” theme weekends, Sept. 6-8 and Sept. 13-15, before it begins its four consecutive Halloween-themed weekends, which commence the last weekend of September. The Zombie Takeover weekends include a zombie crawl race, a brain toss, a body part scavenger hunt, and “human vs. zombies” laser tag. The Halloween-themed weekends include Halloween crafts, a trick-or-treat parade, and a haunted pavilion. https://pittsburghjellystone.com
— Kingston, Nova Scotia: This park will have a Halloween-themed weekend Aug. 23-25 with apple bobbing, spider creations, and monster mask making activities as well as costume and campsite decorating contests and trick-or-treating. https://jellystonens.com
— Lodi, California: This park will have a non-spooky Halloween-themed weekend Sept. 27 – 29 with a magic pumpkin patch as well as a costume contest, trick-or-treating, and a parade with the Yogi Bear characters. Traditional Halloween-style activities will take place all four weekends of October with a Halloween costume parade, costume contests, pumpkin carving contests, campsite decorating contests, trick-or-treating, and a haunted trail. www.towerparkresort.com
— Niagara Falls, Ontario: This park will have Halloween-themed activities Aug. 30-Sept. 1 and Oct. 11-13, including costume and campsite decorating contests, trick-or-treating, and a monster-themed dance on Saturday night. Thanksgiving will also be celebrated during the Halloween-themed weekend in October. https://jellystoneniagara.ca
— Pittsfield, Ill.: This park will have Halloween-themed weekends the last weekend of September and the first two weekends of October with costume contests for adults, children, and pets; a campsite decorating contest; painting of the Witches House; a haunted trail maze; and a traditional Witches House bonfire. https://jellystonepinelakes.com
— South Haven, Mich.: This park has three consecutive Halloween-themed weekends beginning Sept. 13. Activities will include a magic pumpkin patch, a pumpkin carving contest, a scarecrow contest, trick- or-treating, zombie laser tag, and a “Terror in the Park” haunted house.
For a complete listing of the fall and Halloween-themed weekends at Jellystone Park locations across the U.S. and Canada, please visit https://www.campjellystone.com/explore/activities/theme-weekends/halloween/.About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
JELLYSTONE THEMED WEEKENDS
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is the nation’s leading family camping destination, famous for providing guests with amenities such as pools, water slides, and splashgrounds; activities including jumping pillows, mini golf, and pedal carts; fun-filled theme weekends such as Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Halloween Spooktacular Weekends; and interactions with Yogi Bear™ costumed characters. Jellystone Park guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, including premium cabins and yurts, deluxe RV sites, and traditional tenting campsites. There are more than 80 franchised Jellystone Park locations in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.jellystonepark.com.
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