Press Release: Wilkes-Scarre Weekend 2022

(Wilkes-Barre, PA). For immediate release. On the weekend of October 27th-October 30th, downtown “Wilkes-Barre” becomes “Wilkes-Scarre”! From family-friendly Halloween events to the premier celebrations in the region, “Wilkes-Scarre” is guaranteed to be spooky fun for everyone. Supported in part by the non-profit Wilkes- Barre Metropolitan Development Corporation, event organizers have secured the official sponsorship and promotional support of both WWE and Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Hayride and Scarepark, America’s Number One Haunted Attraction.

Event organizers are committed to developing a long-term “city-wide” event that becomes a regional tourist destination. “Wilkes-Scarre” weekend kicks off a night early as organizers are supporting “Moving River Ministries” Trunk or Treat on Wednesday October 26th, from 6:00-8:00 pm, 626 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Followed by this event we kick off an entire weekend of Halloween parties throughout Downtown! “Wilkes-Scarre” weekend was also featured on WBRE’s PA Homepage Live! Morning Television Show on the morning of October 27th, 2022.

On Sunday, October 30th, 2022, we will host our first annual “Zombie Trot,” “Trot till You Rot Bar and Restaurant Crawl!” Participants that would like to become the “undead” can enter the “Zombie Factory” from 3:30-6:00 pm at HEAT Nightclub to be “transformed” into a zombie. Participating “Trot Stops” include Vesuvios Wilkes-Barre, Beer Boys, Senunas Bar and Grill, Boozy B’s, Oyster Bar and Restaurant, King of Kings Gyros and Cheesesteaks, HEAT Nightclub and The Mines Underground.

$500 in cash prizes will be awarded for various “Zombie categories,” and a full schedule of events and updated participating locations can be found online at our website below and on Facebook/Instagram!  We are committed to making this first annual event an unprecedented success and we are actively planning for a larger event next year with more Halloween fun and activities.

We look forward to this year’s inaugural event and can’t wait to get “Scarre” soon!

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“Wilkes-Scarre Weekend” is on Facebook/Instagram, search “Wilkes Scarre”