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A Puzzle & Riddle Treasure Hunt Across Central PA

What is it?

A spooky scavenger hunt in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. Individuals and teams will compete to be the first place HalloWinner! Solve riddles, complete challenges, and explore our beautiful state - all while raising funds for local animal shelters and rescues! Proceeds benefit Petapalooza PA.

The 1st Place HalloWinner will receive a



2nd Place will receive

$150 CASH


3rd Place will receive




Participants will be given their first clue at 6 PM. They will need to solve a riddle/puzzle/task to figure out a clue that will lead them to where the next stop is located. At each stop throughout the hunt, participants will need to solve a riddle/puzzle/task until they reach the final location.

Cost & Swag

Each Team cost is $25​. You can compete alone or with up to three of your friends (4 people total). Each Team will receive (1) Halloween Hunt T-shirt. The first 25 registered Teams will also receive (1) swag bag. Additional shirts are available for order at $20/each.


The Halloween Hunt will start at a specific location in Cumberland County (TBD) and will take place all over Central PA. Once you leave the start point, all bets are off. Plan to possibly travel through Dauphin, Adams and Perry Counties...or maybe even more surrounding areas.


Every year, the Halloween Hunt will have a different theme. The riddles, puzzles, tasks, and clues will be based on the theme - as well as the details to figure out your next stop. This year’s theme is Classic Halloween. Participants who are costumed to fit the theme will receive bonuses.

After Party

Whether you become the HalloWinner or you come in dead last, we will party the night away! Music, door prizes and celebrations for all festival goers from 9:00pm-10:30pm (but you can hang longer!) at Lovedrafts Brewing in Mechanicsburg. Plus, all participants who pay an entry fee will receive one free drink! 

Last Year's Sponsors!

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Calling All Sponsors!


This event is a fundraiser for Petapalooza, a free adoption festival featuring local animal rescues and shelters, vendors, food trucks, live music, and family activities. We have no paid staff and operate solely on volunteers.

If you are interested in sponsoring Petapalooza or the Halloween Hunt, please email PetapaloozaPA@gmail.com.

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