Skip to main content

Already Looking Forward to Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. . . at least in my opinion. I welcome the month of October because this means that Halloween decorations will soon be strewn all over town, Halloween costume parties will commence, and we can all forget reality for a brief moment when we put on our sombreros, nurse uniforms, or monster masks. I also look forward to the month of October because it means that hoodie weather is finally upon us, the season of pumpkin-flavored-everything is everywhere, and the scheme of orange and black embellishes our schools, offices, and local businesses. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and there are good things to look forward to in October.

Fright Farm. . . This year, Phi Alpha Delta, the newly established co-educational fraternity at the law school, will be organizing a group trip to Rich’s Fright Farm in Smithfield, Pennsylvania (roughly 40 minutes away from Morgantown). For my fellow Halloween lovers, Rich’s Fright Farm is a must. . . going with a group makes the experience even better. Each year, Fright Farm takes on a different theme; this year, the year is 1841, and the manor at Rich Farms has been taken over by witches, warlocks, magic, and a mad scientist. Fright Farm is a particularly good value with a group because we will be transported there and back safely by bus, and enjoy the comfort of our campfire and tent until the hay wagon is ready to take us on our ride through the Fright Farm and into the manor. I think that Fright Farm is a particularly good value because you spend a decent amount of time taking the haunted hay ride, making your way through the manor, and then finding your way through the maze and out of the corn field (Approx. 45 mins to an hour, or so). Tickets will begin selling Friday, September 27th for $35 (not including the bus fee). So, if you’d like to get into the Halloween spirit with your law school pals, I’d suggest getting a ticket before the bus sells out (45 person capacity). Contact Bekah Bofinger ( to reserve your spot. See you all on the Fright Farm. . .

Fright Farm

Kennywood Fright Nights. . . One of my other dedicated Halloween outings each year includes a trip to West Mifflin, PA (right outside Pittsburgh) for Kennywood Fright Nights. Roughly only an hour and a half away, Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights is not very expensive and can make for a nice Saturday night (as long as it doesn’t rain. . . yuck). Each year, Kennywood collapses into “Lost Kennywood” and the amusement park I’ve held so dear to my heart is overrun with gouls, goblins, and usually a chainsaw man. Lost Kennywood will be crawling with the undead every Friday and Saturday from September 27 to October 26. This is a fun opportunity to grab some potato patch fries and dippin dots, ride rollercoasters at night, and make your way through one of the many haunted houses. Tickets can be acquired through Giant Eagle or AAA at a discounted rate.


Annual Law School Halloween Party. . . Have you decided on what your Halloween costume will be yet? Every year, I am excited to start planning my costume way in advance. I attended the Law School Halloween party last year and it did not disappoint. This is another good opportunity to get to know your law school peers while celebrating one of the best holidays of the year. So put on your thinking cap and get creative if want to contend for “Best Costume.” Look for more information on this event soon.

Halloween Dogs
WVU LAW Facebook WVU LAW Twitter WVU LAW Instagram WVU LAW LinkedIn WVU LAW Youtube Channel