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Jellystone Park Locations Offer Fall and Pre-Halloween Fun

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Sep 22, 2022

© Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park


Combine family travel with fall and pre-Halloween fun at Jellystone Park locations. The Yogi Bear-themed parks offer a plethora of seasonal activities this year, including zombie hunts, caramel apple making, campsite decorating contests and more.


© Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park


“Some of our locations give families a taste of Halloween as early as Labor Day, but most roll out their best Halloween themed activities after a weekend or two of fall activities,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of Marketing, Camp Jellystone.


Here’s a sampling of activities at various Jellystone Park locations:


Big Prairie, Ohio

The park offers five consecutive weekends, beginning Sept. 30, with Halloween-themed activities such as pumpkin tosses, pumpkin bowling, Halloween costume contests and more.


© Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park


Binghamton, New York

Enjoy Dia Del Los Muertos weekend, Oct 7–9; Zombies Weekend, Oct. 14–16; and Halloween Weekend, Oct. 21–23.


Bloomington, Indiana

Each weekend in October brings Halloween-themed activities like a magic pumpkin patch, caramel apples, trick or treating and more.



© Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park


Brandon, South Dakota

Next door, a seven-acre corn maze complements the park’s activities, which include campsite decorating, Halloween games, crafts and trick-or-treating.


Chautauqua County, New York

Celebrate Halloween early, Oct. 8–11, with trick-or-treating, a costume contest, bobbing for donuts, a spider race, Halloween crafts and mummy making. There’s also Grandparents Weekend, Hometown Hero’s Weekend, Fall Apple Weekend and Sports Spectacular Weekend.



© Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

Other Jellystone Parks around the country can be found in Greenfield Park, New York; Harrisville, Pennsylvania; Larkspur, Colorado; Madison, Maine; Millbrook, Illinois; Mill Run, Pennsylvania; Pierceton, Indiana; Pittsfield, Illinois; and Silver Lake, Michigan. Find a full event schedule here.


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