The 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO presented by Highmark Blue Shield & Penn State Health is a free, community event designed with families in mind, especially those with children ages 3-17! From National and local exhibitors showcasing products & services to interactive activities and fun-family entertainment, this event is sure to be a hit with everyone! 

Bring the kids, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends, babysitters -- there is bound to be something for everyone at the 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO!

Free Admission & Free Parking

Saturday October 26, 2019 

Spooky Nook Sports & Events Complex 

Manheim, Pennsylvania 

10 AM to 3 PM 

<<Kid-Friendly Activities>>

Indoor Trick-Or-Treating


Children must be in costume to receive candy from vendors - Sacks provided by Agora Cyber Charter School {while supplies last}

Race a Pinewood Derby Car


The PA Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts will offer children a chance to race a derby car down the track

Tumble & Flip at the Little Gym


Nook Gymnastics will have equipment & age-appropriate apparatus for children to play on

Meet & Greet with Local Authors


Mike Resh Jr.

Dianne Salerni 

Adam Perry 

Balloon Twisting & Magic Show


Party Pac Entertainment will be twisting up all sorts of balloon creations and showing off his magical talents to all - young & old!

Inflatable Obstacle Course


The Bull Guys are offering one FREE run through the obstacle course 

Additional tickets can be purchased

STEM Station


Engage with a number of STEM activities geared towards all ages

Sponsored by Hot Z Pizza

Kid's Craft Table


Create a Trick-Or-Treat Sack and Spider Craft  sponsored by Michaels



Herr's Snacks will have a variety of snacks available to sample

Interactive Castle


Kings & Queens, Princes & Princesses can check out Tiny Town's castle!

Story Time


Usborne Books and More will offer story time throughout the day at their booth

Corn Table


Child can have a sensory experience at the corn table sponsored by Aaron's Acres

Kid's Cookie Break


Kid's Cookie Break Pop Up Party broadcasting live from the event!

Interactive Toy Area


Lapp's Toys will have a large selection for children to interact with at the event

The Party Palooza


Karen Sawyer Events featuring The Party Palooza will be offering face painting, balloon twisting and a photo booth

Swing Set


King Swings will have a swing set available for children to play and swing

Touch - A - Truck


East Hempfield Fire Department - Station 69 will have fire safety information as well as two trucks for children to explore

Caricature Artist


For a small fee, artisit Steven Kernen will draw a caricature of adults or children

Additional Interactive Exhibits

AAA Central Penn - Enjoy an interactive game

Pennsylvania Mentor - Coloring Station

Pampered Chef - Play Dough & Cookie Cutters

Primerica - Coloring Sheets

Lancaster Mennonite School - STEAM Activity


Family Lounge


Features a quiet area complete with stocked changing tables and comfy chairs, where families can take respite away from the activity for children with special needs/sensory issues & moms can care for babies and/or small children.

*Also find puzzles, blocks, and coloring books to occupy accompanied children.




10:30 AM Book Reading

Meet Adam Perry, author of "The Magicians of Elephant County" and "The Big Book of Horrendous Diseases". 

11:00 AM Live Animal Show

12:00 PM Book Reading

Meet Mike Resh, school counselor and author of children's book "Dneirf", a story about how to have positive interaction with friends at school.  

1:15 PM This Way Up Band

Check out this family band who create music using boomwhackers and pvc pipes


2:00 PM Book Reading

Meet Dianne Salerni, known for "The Eighth Day" series, a riveting fantasy adventure where thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend.  

2:30 PM Magic Show

 Participation is the name of the game in Randy’s magic show. Your children will be able to experience the excitement of interactive magic with Party Pac Entertainment

3:00 PM Raffle Winners Announced

You do not need to be present to win but you must be able to pick up at Spooky Nook by 7 PM

DJ Services for the 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO provided by DillPRO Entertainment