The 2018 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 2018 Pennsylvania Family EXPO!

Free Admission & Free Parking

Saturday October 27, 2018 

Spooky Nook Sports & Events Complex 

Manheim, Pennsylvania 

10 AM to 3 PM 

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<<Kid-Friendly Activities>>

Meet Local Authors

10AM-12PM Mike Resh Jr. - author of Dneirf

12-1PM Heidi Prestidge - author of Vanilla Bean

1-3PM Adam Perry - author of The Magicians of Elephant County

Balloon Twisting & Magic Show

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

STEM Activities

Snapology of Lancaster will host several STEM sessions for children 

10:30-11 & 1:30-2 Snapology Engineers 

11:15-12 & 12:45-1:30 Snapology Robotics 

*Click here to sign-up*

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Master Model Builder activities provided by Legoland Philadelphia

Corn Table

Interactive corn table filled with farm toys

Sponsored by Outback Toys 

Indoor Trick-Or-Treating

Children must be in costume to receive candy from vendors - tote bags provided by Michael's {while supplies last}

Live Animals

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center will have a number of critters to interact with from their nature center


FunCo Inflatables & The Bull Guys will have a bounce house, hard rock wall, and mechanical bull 

Free Ice Cream

Attendees can sample homemade vanilla ice cream and farm-fresh milk from Oregon Dairy

Halloween Photo Booth

Zirolli Photography will be snapping free photos of kids in costume in front of a Halloween-themed backdrop

Kid's Craft Table

Create your own Trick-Or-Treat Sack sponsored by Michaels

Make & Take Snack

Dream Dinners Lancaster will have a make your own trail mix station

<<More Show Features>>

Tote Bags & Giveaways

Receive samples, coupons, and promotions from National brands & local vendors in our tote bags provided by Michaels Craft Store

Enter for your chance to win great new products, services, and activities for families! 

See the Amazing Giveaways Here!

Interactive Exhibits

Fall Family Fashion Show

  *Sponsored by Fashion Cents Consignment

Families take the runway to show off stylish fall fashions from designer brands available at Fashion Cents Consignment, Strasburg, PA, voted #1 Consignment Store in Lancaster County!

Family Lounge

*Sponsored by Agora Cyber Charter School

Features a private, 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 small children.

Free Education Panel

Exploring Non-Traditional Schooling      *Sponsored by PA Cyber Charter School

Karen Rubenstein, Montessori Academy of Lancaster

Michelle Wann, Susquehanna Waldorf School 

Katie Hollinger, PA Cyber Charter School

Kate Walker, Home School Educator & Evaluator, AP Teacher for Pennsylvania Homeschoolers

<<Refreshment Station>>

Kid-Friendly Drinks


*Refreshment Station is sponsored by UPMC Pinnacle

Grab-n-Go Snacks


10:30 AM 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.

11:00 AM & 1 PM Fall Family Fashion Show

11:30 AM Educational Panel Discussion

Sponsored by PA Cyber

1:45 PM Book Reading

Meet Adam Perry, author of The Magicians of Elephant County,  an illustrated middle grade novel about two amateur magicians who get themselves into a good bit of trouble. 

2:15 PM Magic Show

An aspiring juggler and Majik Andrew Entertainment team up to astonish & amaze children of all ages (and parents, too!)

<<Safety Demos>>


Hempfield Fire Department


Fire Safety Information for Families

Snap-A-Pic "Firefighter-style"

Take a picture of your child(ren) wearing firefighter gear 


Susquehanna Valley EMS


Knowing how to perform Hands-Only CPR, you can help save a life if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse from cardiac arrest at home, at work or while playing a sport. 


Stop the Bleed is a national program which teaches bleeding control. Susquehanna Valley EMS will show you the hands-on skills you need to know to provide immediate care to someone with life-threatening injuries. Knowing what to do, and how to control bleeding, can be the difference between life & death. 

*Both activities appropriate for children ages 7 & older and adults attending the PA Family Expo


East Hempfield Police Department

Explore a Police Cruiser

Meet an Officer

Safety Information for Families

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