It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. The crisp, cool air has set in and the leaves are starting to turn. It’s also the start of spooky season...which means loads of haunted fun around New England!
Today, we’ll be sharing our favorite Halloween locations around New England. We’ll also include some of the slightly less spooky options for those who might be looking for more treats than tricks.
Screeemfest Canobie Lake Park - Salem, NH 👻 🎃
Screeemfest is the perfect chance to enjoy the Halloween spirit with the kiddos during the day and enjoy some haunted fun at night. For the kids, you can enjoy a day complete with Canobie Critters, meet & greets throughout the park, and lights-on haunted house walkthroughs. Once night falls, you can enjoy haunted houses and live entertainment!
Witch’s Woods - Westford, MA 👻
Located in the woods at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Witch’s Woods features a haunted hayride and other haunted attractions. The haunts are held every Friday thru Sunday, October 1 thru October 31 plus select Thursday nights.
Fright Fest - Agawam, MA 👻 🎃
Taking place at Six Flags New England, Fright Fest is held from September 24 through October 31. You’ll enjoy haunted attractions like Midnight Mansion and Nightmares, scare zones like CarnEvil & Demon District, entertainment & shows, and rides that bring on a spooky flair at night. Looking for some less frightful options? Fright Fest also has family-friendly fun while the sun is up, so feel free to bring the kiddos!
Festival of Illuminations- Mendon, MA 🎃
If you’re not a huge fan of haunted fun, the Festival of Illumination at Southwick’s Zoo is a great option for you! This festival features lanterns & custom-build exhibits constructed from silk, steel, and environmentally-friendly LED lights. The Festival of Illumination will take you on a trip through the African Savannahs, the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, as well as many beautiful and fascinating regions in between.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Providence, RI 🎃
This option is another family-friendly event that celebrates the spirit of Halloween. Take a stroll through a trail illuminated with thousands of intricately carved pumpkins displayed while listing to the soundtracks from 1860s through today as this year’s theme celebrates the greatest music from the last 150 years.
Fright Kingdom - Nashua, NH 👻
This is an indoor attraction, meaning that you don’t have to plan around the weather. If you’re looking for some frightful fun no matter what the weather is, this is a great option for you! You’ll enjoy attractions such as Apocalypse Z, the Abandoned, Bloodmare Manor, and Psycho Circus.
Haunted Overload - Lee, NH 👻 🎃
This attraction offers you 3 levels of fear. You can choose from Day Haunt, Fright Night Lite, and Haunted Overload. During the day haunt, you have the opportunity to walk the haunted trails during the light of day to see the props and sets without any scares. Fright Night Lite allows patrons to enjoy the lighting and sound effects with no monsters. For those looking for some fright, Haunted Overload pulls out all of the stops. This haunted trail is one-of-a-kind and a fully immersive Halloween experience that features stunning sets, handmade props, and spectacular costumes in their most terrifying element.
Spooky World - Litchfield, NH 👻
Opened back in 1991, this original horror scream park featured haunted houses, sideshow attractions, celebrities, and a notorious haunted hayride. The park was soon after deemed New England’s largest and most terrifying horror scream park. After moving from Berlin, to Gilette Stadium in Foxboro, Spooky World joined forces with the horror scream park powerhouse, Nightmare New England in 2009 to set up their permanent headquarters in Litchfield, NH. Spooky World features a 1-mile long haunted hayride and other must-see haunted attractions!
🎃 Indicates family-friendly fun/no scares
👻 Indicates more intense scares and haunts
Whether you’re looking for haunted fun or just want to get in the Halloween spirit, there are so many options to choose from in New England. Let us know your favorite Halloween attraction in the comments below!