It’s Fall which means the bewitching hour is upon us. The time of the year when Halloween haunts open for those brave enough to venture toward. Luckily the haunts range from kid-friendly to not for the faint of heart!
Here is our list of not-to-be-missed Halloween attractions this October.
SPOOKY WORLD PRESENTS NIGHTMARE NEW ENGLAND
NEW ENGLAND’S LARGEST HAUNT
Spooky World has been around for over 30 years and for me, goes hand-in-hand with the Halloween season. It simply wouldn’t be Halloween without a visit to Spooky World.
Spooky World presents Nightmare New England and the Haunted Hayride is New England’s Largest Haunted Attraction on more than 80 acres.
Horror Fanatics from all over New England and across the country travel to visit Spooky World every year for thrills, chills, screams, and fun!
Get a full night of fear for one low ticket price!
Enjoy 3 haunted houses, a haunted hayride, and the Monster Midway with concessions, games, firepits, beer garden and more.
Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse, Long Island’s number one rated haunted house, returns for an all-new season of Halloween scares!
As a division of The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse utilizes the numerous theatrical designers and staff at the Gateway – Long Island’s oldest professional theatre. Dozens of professionally trained actors prepare and rehearse each character that inhabits the haunt, giving it a unique, theatrical quality unrivaled on the island.
These actors inhabit a carefully crafted, three-dimensional environment created and built by the Gateway’s renowned design and production team. Over 100 people are on hand every evening to ensure the smooth operation of each haunt.
Each year, a new theme, path and characters are created, giving patrons a brand new experience as they explore the walkthrough attraction. Learn about this year’s theme here: The Gateway Hotel
Since its first year in 2009, Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse has grown from its original two-week run, to now include six-weeks of terrifying scares. It has received praise from numerous outlets at the local, state and national levels.
Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse has won the title of Scariest Haunted House on Long Island for three years in a row by popular vote on an interactive News12 poll. It has received favorable attention by the New York Times, and has been cited as one of the top ten haunted houses in New York by USA Today.
This Bellport Haunt was named One of America’s Best Haunted Attractions by Hauntworld Magazine, the world’s number one haunted house resource, and had since built on that success.
Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse is recommended for ages 13 and older.
Smaller children are invited to attend the Not So Scary Adventure for Kids, which will be held Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12pm-4pm in October. Children explore a well-lit, Halloween-themed playhouse that introduces fun characters along the way. Admission includes activities such as face painting, balloons and an inflatable pumpkin bouncer. The Not So Scary Adventure for Kids is recommended for ages 3 and up.
The fun begins before the Haunt! Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse features a nightmare carnival on our Midway every haunt night with food, drinks, and attractions. The Midway is our queuing area, so you can sit down with a snack instead of having to stand on line, and it also makes for a perfect waiting area for those not going through the Haunt.
FOOD & DRINK
Our “Fear Garden” is open every night, and offers beers on top, and a selection of bottled beer and wine for guests 21 and older. We also serve soft drinks and snacks.
Billie Jean’s Grill food truck is present on select nights, with a menu featuring Billie Burgers, Chicken Fingers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Roasted Corn, Hot Pretzels. Pumpkin Cannollis, Apple Pie Egg Rolls, Churros, Deep Fried Oreos, and other comfort foods. Check out their current menu for more information.
Be amazed by the skill and artistry of our world renowned fire breather! Visit our fortune teller and discover what your future holds! See if you can survive an attack of the undead at our shooting gallery! Get your own experience of death by stepping into our coffin ride! Or take home a souvenir from our boo-tique!
The Number 1 Haunted Attraction in Massachusetts on TheScareFactor.com in 2018, DementedFX features 20,000 square feet of GIANT MONSTERS, HOLLYWOOD QUALITY SETS and PROPS, surrounded by HAIR RAISING SOUND DESIGN, and INTERACTIVE VIDEO that’s sure to send you home with no voice…
…and possibly needing a new pair of jeans.
BIO MED CORP HAUNTED HOUSE PORTRAYS ONE COHESIVE STORYLINE, “AN IMMORAL MEDICAL LABORATORY, RAVAGED BY ITS OWN EXPERIMENTS, HAS LET LOOSE A VIRUS THAT IS TURNING THE WORLD INTO MONSTERS AND GHOULS. YOU NEED TO BREAK INTO THE LAB AND RESCUE THE SCIENTIST WHO HAS THE CURE TO SAVE ALL HUMANITY.” THE INDOOR WAITING AREA ENCOMPASSES YOU IN THE APOCALYPSE WHILE FEATURING AN IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE THEATER EXPERIENCE, VIP LOUNGE AND TWO BARS STOCKED WITH ENOUGH BEER AND WINE TO KEEP THE PARTY GOING FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.
NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND’S NEWEST TERROR EXPERIENCE IS HERE!
Discover Northern Rhode Island’s newest and most thrilling haunted house experience at Richardson’s Sawmill, nestled on a sprawling 600-acre farm. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure with two heart-pounding attractions that will leave you breathless. Our strategic location ensures convenient access, as we are a mere 30 minutes away from both Providence and Worcester. Are you brave enough to face the chilling challenge of escaping the gallows?
First, The Dark Fair, an immersive experience that will transport you into the depths of a sinister carnival. Step right up and prepare to question the boundaries between reality and illusion. As you venture through this twisted world, you’ll find yourself captivated by the eerie atmosphere and mysterious games that beckon you to play.
At The Dark Fair, we go beyond ordinary entertainment to ignite your curiosity and awaken your sense of adventure. Each step you take will leave you wondering if it’s the games that are playing with you or if you’re unwittingly becoming a pawn in a larger, more sinister scheme.
From the moment you enter the carnival gates, the air is charged with anticipation. The sound of creaking carousels and haunting melodies will send shivers down your spine. As you explore the various attractions, you’ll encounter enigmatic characters lurking in the shadows, ready to challenge your perceptions and test your courage.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking heart-pounding thrills or a lover of all things macabre, The Dark Fair promises an unforgettable journey. It’s an experience that transcends mere entertainment, leaving a lasting impression on your senses and stirring the depths of your imagination.
Don’t miss your chance to step into the unknown and unlock the secrets of The Dark Fair. Purchase your ticket now.
Next, experience the spine-chilling allure of Bathsheba’s Woods! Immerse yourself in a captivating journey through an ancient forest teeming with local legends and the haunting echoes of a perilous era. Are you bold enough to confront the ominous presence of the Haunted Gallows?
Unlock the mysteries of a bygone time, where accusations of witchcraft hung heavy in the air, and every step held the potential for dire consequences. Bathsheba’s Woods beckons with an immersive encounter that will leave you breathless and trembling.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure! Embark on a thrilling expedition that will push the boundaries of your courage and curiosity. Whether you’re a fearless adventurer or a history aficionado, this is your opportunity to delve deep into the unknown.
But be warned! This experience is not for the faint of heart. Dare to challenge the Haunted Gallows, where the echoes of past tragedies resonate. Brace yourself for an encounter that will test your mettle and send shivers down your spine.
Join us at Bathsheba’s Woods and seize the chance to unlock the secrets of a haunting past. Book your ticket now and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience that merges history, mystery, and adrenaline-pumping adventure.
For more information on The Haunted Gallows click HERE.
THE SEASON OF SCARY ACRES IS HERE WITH 3 TERRIFYING ATTRACTIONS! FIRST THE DARK HARVEST HAYRIDES TAKES YOU THROUGH OUR HAUNTED TOWN. THEN BRAVE THE HAUNTED BURIAL GROUNDS CORN FIELD. LASTLY, TRY TO SURVIVE THE CURSE OF THE BAYOU IN OUR NEWEST HAUNTED ATTRACTION! WILL YOU SURVIVE? THIS IS SCARY ACRES, AND FEAR. LIVES. HERE.
RESTLESS SOULS HAUNTED HOUSE COMPLEX – HUNTINGTON STATION, NY
Restless Souls Haunted House Complex is the Brainchild of four Haunters and Haunt Industry Enthusiasts. Offering Four Horrifying Haunted Attractions, along with Nightly Entertainment and a Phantom Plaza Midway, you get so much value for your ticket price, it’s scary.
The Haunted Attractions utilize a time-tested combination of Interactive and Up-Close Actors, High-Quality Props and Audio-Animatronics, Elaborate Sets and Controlled Lighting and Audio Design to ensure your time with our creatures is as immersive and realistic as can be.
THE CAUSE 🌈
One of the few LGBTQ-Friendly Churches on Long Island, proceeds from Restless Souls directly benefit the West Hills United Methodist Church, the”Small Church with a Big Heart”, revitalizing its youth and helping support the work of the church.
Offering Four Horrifying Haunted Attractions, along with Nightly Entertainment and a Phantom Plaza Midway, you get so much value for your ticket price, it’s scary.
Learn more about Restless Souls Haunted Complex HERE.
Monster Mash Scream Park at McCray’s Farm – South Hadley, MA
What started as a crazy idea has turned into the annual attraction that everyone is Western Massachusetts is talking about. In 1991, at the age of 25, our leader, Dan, set about trying to turn his lifetime fascination into a profitable business. Dan loves Halloween. Dan loves building things. Most of all, Dan likes to entertain people. He thought that if he could combine all three, he could be on to something. Dan took his idea to places where he thought his idea might find an audience. Everyone said no, except farmer Don McCray of South Hadley. Don decided that he would let the kid try his “crazy idea”. Don McCray did not think this idea was going anywhere, but he liked his passion and enthusiasm. He gave the kid the free reign to use the land and tractors as he needed.
So Dan and his crew set about creating scenes and planning how to best use the acres of McCray farmland to their advantage. Every scene that first year was built from scratch in backyards or on sight. The masks and costumes were from Dan’s personal Halloween collection. This homemade haunted hayride was named the Monster Mash Haunted Hayride and launched Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October vowing to scare every night, weather permitting, “until the last rider runs screaming.”
That first October, people came for their first visits out of curiosity. They came back for their second and third trips because they enjoyed the scares. By the third weekend, the farm ran out of room to park all the cars of customers who were coming in. The attraction has been growing ever since. The Monster Mash Haunted Hayride at McCray’s became the place to be on weekends in October. Every year, we add more and more to the attraction, scenes get scarier and more interactive, and more and more customers flock to the little farm in South Hadley to be scared.
Dan took the 2004 season off, due to personal reasons. Despite this, he worked hard to keep the tradition of the Haunted Hayride going. He lent equipment and talent to Doug McCray, Don’s grandson, and a friend, who enthusiastically carried on the show in Dan’s absence that year. Since that season and Don’s passing, two new generations of McCray: Don’s son, Steve, who now runs the farm and Doug, who builds and creates alongside Dan, have been partnered with Dan as they bring scary entertainment to new generations.
We are now scaring young and old alike. Generations pass on word to others, just as the scare business passes into a new generation. Dan’s son, Tyler, has now joined the family business. He and his friends can be seen working next to his dad on weekends in the summer getting the haunts and trails ready for the upcoming seasons. As the two generations work side by side, we strive to provide entertainment for all ages each Halloween season.
From that first season of a shoestring budget, volunteer actors and a personal loan, Fear on the Farm at McCray’s Farm has grown into the largest and most talked about Haunted attraction in Western Massachusetts.
Now, as we prepare for our 32nd Anniverscary season, we promise you that this season will be even better than last. We thank you for your continued loyalty and for hanging in there with us through last year’s unprecedented season. It is your support that keeps us haunting year after year!
Learn more about Monster Mash Scream Park at McCray’s Farm HERE.