Dance devotees seeking to satisfy a craving for blood this Halloween need look no further. The world’s thirstiest vampire emerges from his coffin once more—this time in Brandywine Ballet’s Dracula, on stage at West Chester University’s appropriately gothic Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall Oct. 23-25. In this take on the Bram Stoker classic, the Count dons black tights and pliés his way through a string of hapless victims in 19th-century England. Eerie backdrops play up the suspense, and choreographer Nancy Page’s elaborate routines are set to a rousing musical score. $22-$37. 700 S. High St., West Chester. Call (610) 696-2711 or visit brandywineballet.com. —James Costanzo
Heads up, flight fanatics. The 13th annual All-Helicopter Air Show is landing at the American Helicopter Museum Oct. 3-4. Also known as RotorFest, the air affair is the East Coast’s only all-helicopter show. The weekend-long festival showcases over 50 civilian, military, and search-and-rescue choppers. Guests can explore cabins, chat with crews, and marvel at demonstrations and staged rescues. Family-oriented activities include copter rides, a flight simulator, and an expert parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army’s Black Daggers special command team. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $10/adults, $5/children. 1220 American Blvd., West Chester. Call (610) 436-9600 or visit helicoptermuseum.org. —J.C.
At Oct. 22’s Great Pumpkin Carve, pumpkins weighing hundreds of pounds will be distributed to participants, who then go to work creating the most original jack-o’-lanterns. Vote for your favorite, and enjoy a hayride and delicious food (both free with admission). And when the sun goes down, the pumpkins light up. Thru Oct. 24. 5-9 p.m. $5/adults, $3/kids ages 7-17; 6 and under free. Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford. Call (610) 388-7376 or visit chaddsfordhistory.org. —Amanda Doyle