Halloween isn’t just a day – it’s stretched to take over the entire month of October (and, now, it’s bleeding into November. There are shows, events, parties, and haunted attractions galore – and all that’s still far from over. Wondering what you just have to see and do before the spooky season crawls back into the crypt? Here are the top picks.
Field of Screams (Mountville)
From now through November 14, you can put yourself through any (or all) of four hair-raising, bone-chilling attractions. Want a haunted hay ride? Check. Want to put yourself through the Den of Darkness? Your funeral. And there’s, of course, always more to explore. Tickets range from $16 for just one attraction to $49 for a pass that lets you experience all four horrifying haunts and lets you skip to the front. (Okay with waiting in line? Then that pass drops to $34.) On Friday, November 13, they’re even featuring an extra-terrifying Extreme Blackout. So what is Field of Screams like? Well, let them explain…
Jason’s Woods (Lancaster)
With six full size attractions and an equally freaky mini attraction (the Carnival of Fear, which might leave those of us with coulrophobia scared right into the grave), Jason’s Woods is the place to be for frights. Tickets range from $25 for 3 attractions to $40 for all 6. An additional $10 lets you cut to the head of the line. They’ll be showing now til November 7.
Bates Motel (Glen Mills)
The Bates Motel and surrounding attractions are the big time – it’s the ultimate haunted hayride on the same property as an attraction named after, well, the eponymous horror hotel. Ready to brave the horror of dozens of tableaus, ghouls flying overhead, and a horrifying cut through a tunnel? Then Glen Mills is your place – until after November 1, that is. Tickets range from $20-$100. For information on hours and dates, check here.
Rocky Horror Show (Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg)
Yes, that cult favorite movie has been turned into a musical, and it’s back at HMAC this year. (Probably ask before throwing any toast onstage, though.) October 30 will host two showings, and October 31 will host a third. Tickets are $20 – to snap them up and see show times, click here.
Poe Evermore (Historic Mount Hope Mansion, Mount Hope)
From October 31 to November 15, the best of Edgar Allan Poe’s creative works will be on display. Tickets range from $16.96 to $42.95, depending on whether you like your suspense and creeping dread with dinner or on an empty stomach. For more information regarding dates, times, and tickets, mosey over here.