Halloween Fun For Everyone… For Less!

October 21, 2011 5:50 AM

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Kids, adults & pets, rejoice – because Halloween is in full swing, and there are great activities for all ages and scare-levels! Fun parades, zombies, dance parties, face painting, and even a race for little dogs dressed like hot dogs… who could possibly resist the super fun & affordable Halloween festivities we have in store for you this weekend and the week ahead? With these prices, we’re guessing no one!’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth highlight some of the best free and affordable ways to enjoy this spooky time of year in the ‘Burgh!

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Creepy Harvest Party

Millvale Riverfront Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
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Kids can get into the spirit of Halloween with this Creepy Harvest Party at Millvale Riverfront park. The already affordable $4 price was just dropped to only $3, and includes a hot dog, apple cider, an apple, and a pumpkin per child. The event is for ages 12 & under (adults are free with child and must be present), and features pumpkin painting, a creepy story walk, a crazy train, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, and much, much more! Wear your costumes! Visit Millvale’s website!

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2011 Pittsburgh Bone Bash

Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Thursday, Oct. 27
Time: 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
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Here’s a fun Halloween event for the grown-ups! Purchase a 2011 Pittsburgh Bone Bash Devilish Dance Party ticket for only $35… which includes open bar drinks and admission to a dance party hosted by DJ Scott Alexander. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, so it’s for a good cause too! Visit Bone Bash Pittsburgh online!

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Monroeville Mall
Inside the mall, near the Old Clock Tower (now Steelers Court)
Monroeville, PA 15146
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.
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Zom-B-Rama brings a day of bloody good events back to the Zombie Mecca of the World. The event is presented by Monroeville Zombies, a zombie-themed attraction located inside Time & Space Toys, lower level of the mall, and hosted by Barnabus Bailey. The event will feature a zombie-themed carnival overrun with the living dead, which will feature themed carnival games and prizes, and zombie-themed sideshow acts and entertainment. There will even be be a zombie costume pageant. Better yet, it’s free to attend! Visit Zom-B-Rama online!

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Bakery SCARE!

Bakery Square
6425 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
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An all ages event, Bakery SCARE! is more fun than scary. Enjoy live music, trick-or-treating, spooky crafts & activities, costume contests for grown-ups, kiddos and pups, fall shopping at the Bakery Square Shops & the artists of I Made It! Market, and the ultimate HOWL-o-ween spectacle: the 2nd Annual Running of the Wieners! What could be more fun than watching small dogs race in hot dog costumes? Attending for FREE, of course! Visit Bakery Square’s Facebook page!

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Bloomfield Citizens Council 43rd Annual Family Night Halloween Parade

The length of Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Date: Thursday, Oct. 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
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Talk about tradition (and we all know ‘Burghers love a great parade)! The Annual Family Night Halloween Parade is the largest night-time parade in Pittsburgh, with over 10,000 spectators! Expect live music, floats, a costume contest, and of course… CANDY! This is a great all ages FREE event in Pittsburgh’s very own Little Italy. Visit Bloomfield’s website!

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