Here is the complete list of haunted houses in Pittsburgh, updated for the 2017 Halloween season! This list includes hayrides, trails and other Halloween attractions across western Pennsylvania. There are plenty in the Pittsburgh area to choose from, ranging from basic haunted houses with simple Halloween decorations to hayrides, to full-scale festivals with bonfires, bands and concessions. Some of these attractions are OK for kids, but be sure to visit the haunted house’s website to determine if they are kid friendly.
Each year, the haunted house attractions in the area seem to open earlier and earlier each year. Many are opening in September and stretching through the first few weeks of November. As the attractions become more sophisticated and complex, they are extending the season. September is a great time to head out since the weather is warmer, but if you prefer the chill of the October night air, there are even more options for you.
The West Deer Nightmare
The West Deer Nightmare is a highly intense, terrifying Haunted House that depicts the history of serial killer Noah Hobbs and the 1952 West Deer Nightmare Massacre. Years after Hobbs was shot and killed it was discovered that he has a son named… Noah. Come experience fear at one of Pittsburgh’s Scariest Haunted Attractions!
Weekends in October (Fri – Sun) beginning 10/6/17, ending 10/29/17, Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Sundays 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Bairdford Park, Gibsonia, PA 15044
ScareHouse is Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House! ScareHouse has been named as one of America’s best Haunted Houses by Travel Channel, USA Today, Good Morning America, and writer/director Guillermo del Toro. Buy tickets from www.scarehouse.com for lowest prices and shortest wait. Admission includes three terrifying haunts for one price, New for 2017: “The Sunset Lodge” invites guests to check-in to a hotel that’s fully occupied by a swarm of savage serial killers; Nocturnia 3-D is a twisted carnival of clowns and creatures is longer, weirder, and packed with ALL NEW 3-D effects for 2017; and “Infernal” unleashes a legion of demons from the deepest depths of Hell. ScareHouse’s notorious and world famous immersive attraction, “The Basement”, also returns this year with more extreme and outrageous encounters than ever. Additional ticket purchase is required and all guests must be 18 or older and must sign waiver before entering The Basement. Come check out one the most intense haunted houses in Pittsburgh!
ScareHouse is open on select dates from mid September through early November. Tickets and more information available from www.scarehouse.com.
118 Locust Street, Etna, PA 15223
Haunted Mini Golf at the Hopewell Windmill
Haunted outdoor mini golf is great Halloween fun for the entire family. Featuring glow in the dark golf balls that spin and glow while attempting to putt. The course is decorated for Halloween with haunted music playing. Additionally the course may be haunted with actors stalking the course to pop out and scare you! The course before dark is suited for younger kids.
Beginning Saturday, September 16th, 2017, daily, 11:00am – 10:00pm weekends; 3:00pm – 9:00pm weekdays. Cost is $8 for kids, $10 for adults.
2142 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Allen’s Haunted Hayride & Tavern of Terror
In it’s 39th year, Allen’s Haunted Hayrides has become a Halloween tradition for decades and is one of the oldest haunted houses in Pittsburgh. In 2015 they added the “”Tavern of Terror””, a 3500 square-foot haunted walk thru of classic horror! To mark the occasion, the website was rebuilt and very well done as well. Both the hayride and Tavern of Terror will be back for 2017… Take a wagon ride down Route 666 to the Haunted Barn, and back again (if you are lucky). The barn itself was designated as being truly haunted in 2001 during a paranormal investigation. The hayride concept has been built upon to include unlimited carnival games and rides, along with bonfire pits that are available for rent. Beware – the hayride is intense, the monsters are in your face! “For most people, the hayride lasts 30 minutes, for others, it lasts a lifetime!”
Opening night 9/29/17. Fridays & Saturdays in October, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, plus some other days. Closes at 9:00 on Weeknights, 10:00 on Fridays. Open on October 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, 26-31.
2430 Pittsburgh Road, Smock, PA 15480
Bump in the Night – Frick Park
“Bump in the Night” is a non-scary trail-walking event for the whole family, featuring storytelling, pumpkin carving and the sounds of nature. Costumes are optional! Reservations are requested.
Dates for 2017 will be announced shortly, but based on past years it will most likely be held on October 13-14, 20-21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA
Bushy Run Battlefield – Haunted History Hayride
This event is back again for the 2017 Halloween season, one night only. Many times actual history is the scariest of all. Learn about frontier history and be frightened by scenes from Pontiac’s War by re-enactors along the hayride / walk, and see why life in those days could be horrifying. Event includes a story teller, admission to the museum, gift shop and a concession stand. If you are interested in something different, this is a great choice!
October 21, 2017. 7:00 – 10:00pm. Call for reservations after October 1st.
1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, PA 15644
Castle Blood: Halloween Adventure Tour
The MacCabre Family will return for their 26th year, 7th at their Monessen location! Note that the location changed a few years ago from Bealsville to Monessen. Castle Blood has a new theme and adventure tour each year (like “”Night of the Vampire, the Dark is Calling”” and “”Beware the Moon””). Each year there are new attractions to the tour, which is more of an interactive experience and not as much of a “”blood and gore”” traditional haunted house. Known for it’s grand special effects, Castle Blood is sure to please as “”Pennsylvania’s Most Unusual Haunted Attraction””. The MacCabre Family actually lived on site at the old location, and are known to stay in character year round – they even hosted their own late night TV show, “”The Midnight Monster Hop.”” Read the entire legend of the Castle at their website. Castle Blood: “A Gothic Tour… A Monstrous Adventure!”
Friday through Sunday nights in October beginning 10/6/17 through 10/29/17. 7:00 – 11:00 pm (9:00pm Sundays). There may be a Family Matinee (no scare) on 10/22 and 10/29, 2:00pm – check the website for confirmation. Also look for dates throughout the year – Castle Blood has been known to have Christmas, Valentines Day and summer events!
100 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062
Chad’s Corn Maze
Chad’s Corn Maze has been creating a new design in the cornfield of Green Mead Farm near Ligonier, PA since 2009. Last year’s design was “Long Black Train”; previous years included “Kick the Dust Up”, “Chainsaw”, “Round Here” and “Fly Over States”, each designed by computer and GPS technology. The 2017 theme has been chosen: “”Dirty Laundry””, apparently inspired by the Carrie Underwood song of the same name. The maze looks a fun and confusing as ever…
The maze is not haunted, so it is appropriate for kids of all ages as well as adults.
Fridays through Sundays in October. Opening Day is October 1, 2017… 6:00pm-11:00pm (5:00pm-9:00pm on Sundays)
Route 711, Ligonier, PA
Cheeseman Fright Farm
This Halloween attraction includes a haunted hayride, corn maze and several haunted walk-through attractions, out in the middle of a 650-acre farm site. Each year there are new layouts, and the attraction is physically demanding! For children and “”wimpy adults””, Cheeseman Fright Farm also features daytime hayrides, hay jumps and a petting zoo as part of their “”Pumpkin Festival”” during daylight hours. Also, FastPass is available to beat the lines, as well as bonfires to keep warm. Kids under 12 must be with an adult.
Friday through Sunday nights, from 9/22/17 thru 10/29/17. Dark until 10:00pm.
147 Kennedy Road, Portersville, PA
Evil has a new home! The Demon House is based on a very developed legend involving the McCue Family Estate in Monongahela, Pennsylvania – click their site for the whole story. Basically, the site is crazy haunted, with paranormal activity occurring since the 1800s. Each year there typically is a new theme. Themes from the past include “”Experience the Terror””, “”Massacre on the Hill””, “”Dawn of Darkness”” and “”Doomsday Arrival””. Campfires and shelters are available, as well as music, food and an outdoor movie theater. In previous years, the final weekend after Halloween has been a “”Lights Out”” tour, with only glow sticks to lead the way. There is no indication of this for 2017, so they may not be doing it this year. Demon House: “Frightfully Entertaining – Embrace Your Fear!”
Weekends 9/2/17 – 11/5/17, 7:00 pm to Midnight (10:00 pm on Sundays).
417 Coyle Curtain Road, Monongahela, PA 15063
Eerie Acres Farm
Eerie Acres Farm is back for 2017, after taking last year off! Times and dates have been expanded, and things are sure to be better than ever. Eerie Acres Farm is a classic haunted barn and walk-through haunted house in Butler County. They have a newly designed website and can be found on Facebook and Instagram as well.
The attraction will be open more often than in years past. For 2017, opening day is 9/22/17, running through 10/29, 7:30pm – 11:00pm. It is open on Fridays and Saturday nights, plus the final two Sundays in October.
388 Eagle Mill Road, Butler, PA 16001
Formerly known as Freddy’s Haunted Trail a few years back, Freddy’s Haunts has grown larger each year. It is now a 1/2-mile, all enclosed trail! There is something for kids of all ages. Be sure to try your hand at several spooky games before venturing down the haunted trail. The attraction is centered around the legend of Fred McCune, who lived on the property over a century ago, and endured tragedy in 1863. Be sure to check out the all-new website for the full story!
9/22/17 through 10/29/17, Friday, Saturday, Sundays in October, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.
192 McCune Road, Aliquippa PA 15001
Fright Farm (Rich Farms)
Following up on “”Tales of Terror”” from last year, Fright Farm is back and ready for more this Halloween! When Fright Farm exploded onto the scene, it was one of the first to develop a carnival atmosphere around the event, with live bands and rides. It is now in its 28th year, and “”Fright Farm”” has a whole new theme each year. This year, the theme is “”CREATURES””; recent themes were “”A Victorian Nightmare”” and “”Farmageddon””, to name a couple. There are now four attractions, “”Frightmare Mansion””, the “”Hayride of No Return””, the “”Terror Maze”” and “”Hallow Grounds””. Wednesdays are student nights with discount prices. Be sure to check out the schedule to see when and which bands are playing.
Begins 9/22/17 – Halloween, all days in October EXCEPT most Mon and Tues., 6:00pm until 19:45pm (11:30pm on Weekends). Last night on 10/31/16. Wednesdays are chrity nights; Thursdays are Family Nights.
2043 Springhill Furnace Road, Smithfield, PA 15478
Gateway Clipper Cruises: Halloween Fun
Looking for something different this year? Come aboard the Gateway Clipper Halloween Fun Cruise! Have your kids wear their costumes for this afternoon sightseeing tour… complete with costume contests, friendly characters, prizes and treat bags for the the kids. In 2015 there was “”The Pajama Party Murder””, a Halloween Whodunit interactive dinner theater. There is no word yet on this one or the old Haunted Halloween Dinner, complete with comedy, illusions and juggling. Also note that the “”Boo Cruise”” has long been discontinued – this was an evening event geared for adults, and often featured Pittsburgh’s own Donnie Iris. The last Boo Cruise was in 2008.
Halloween Fun Cruise: October 28-29, 2017: Boarding 1:00 pm, Sail 1:30 to 3:30 pm
350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
HALLOWBOO – Idlewild Park
Head out to Idlewild for some daylight fun for the kids this October. The annual Hallowboo will once again be featuring Trick or Treating in Story Book Forest, so bring the kids in costume! Most of the rest of the park will be open, with a ghoulish Halloween twist… In addition to most of the rides being open, there will be Halloween themed live entertainment, including Jack-O-Lantern Jive and the Monster Mash.
Dates and Times: Most Saturdays and Sundays during October: Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Gates and Storybrook Forest open at 11:30am; the rest of the attractions and rides open at 12:00pm. Closing time 6:00pm, except for the end-of-the-day Monster Mash.
Idlewild & Soak Zone, Ligonier, PA 15658
Haunted Cabin – Oakdale Boy Scout Troop 248
Not verified for 2017…
Description from 2016:
After a break of a couple of years, the Oakdale Boy Scout Haunted Cabin was back in 2016! The attraction covers almost an acre of haunted ground, filled with all kinds of critters, beasts and creatures that are waiting for you. Make your way through the maze across the covered bridge and choose your destiny: will you wind up in the “Torture Chamber” or the “Spinning Vortex of Doom”? Check out the Cabin itself to see “What’s Cooking”, and be careful of The Cabin Witch along the way. Group discounts and refreshments are available. ($5 per person or $3 for special groups.) Proceeds benefit Oakdale’s Boy Scout Troop 248.
Probable 2017 Dates & Times: October 25-28, 2017. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
248 Clinton Avenue, Oakdale, PA 15071
Haunted Double Decker Bus Tours
Come listen as THE STORY TELLER weaves some tales of the macabre and wraps you up in a world of scary ghost stories, interwoven with unbelievable mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. Board The Pittsburgh Tour Company’s Double Decker Bus as it navigates through the darken streets of the city showing you real places and telling you real stories about the darker tales who are no longer with us… or are they? Join us and decide for yourselves……If you DARE!
Fridays & Saturdays in October, 7:30 & 9:00pm. Each tour lasts one hour. Reservations are recommended…
445 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
UPDATE (9/1/17): THIS ATTRACTION IS CLOSED FOR 2017. A new north hills attraction will be replacing it. More details as info becomes available.
Description from 2016:
Haunted Expedition is the Pittsburgh area’s newest and most realistic haunted attraction experience. After a successful debut season last year, Haunted Expedition is back again for 2016, better than ever. Located at Shenot Farm in Wexford, PA, this attraction takes you on an experience like no other. Board the hayride, and discover a town trapped back in time and tormented by demons!
Haunted Expedition includes two hayrides, three interactive shows, haunted trails through an orchard, and a haunted trail through a corn field, all for one price! Featuring top of the line special effects including fog machines, snow machines, and scent machines, Haunted Expedition is sure to be the most original haunted attraction you’ve ever been to! Are you ready?
Dates for 2016: Fridays and Saturdays, in October, 7:30 – 10:30 pm (includes 9/30/16 – opening night!) Thursdays in October and Halloween, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Parking onsite is available for $5.00, or park for free at Marshall Elementary and ride the shuttle.
3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford, PA 15090
Haunted Hills Estate
With 3 Halloween adventures and a spooky street, Haunted Hills Estate is ready for 2017! The attraction has a great concept: combine the haunted experience with 8 challenges that groups must face and attempt along the trail. The walk-thru takes an entire hour to complete. In addition to the VooDoo Forest Challenge Trail, there are two other haunted attractions: “Legends of Torment” and “The Doll Factory”. These are all new for 2017! Previous years featured attractions such as “Legends Hotel”, “Twisted Nightmare Escape Room”, “Slaughter House Escape” and “Dead Chamber”. Keep a close eye out, especially along the challenge trail, for rumors abound that the site itself is truly haunted, and actively haunted at that!
Weekends beginning 9/15/17 – 11/4/17. Also 10/29 and 10/26. 7:00 – 11:00 pm (10:00 pm on Thursdays / Sundays in October). The last weekend (November 3-4) are special “”Lights Out”” nights from 7:00 – 10:00pm!
236 Rolling Hills Estate Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Haunted Hills Hayride & The Valley of Darkness
The Haunted Hills Hayride is entering its 18th year of scaring and startling anyone who enters their haunted trails. There are two attractions: The Haunted Hayride and The Valley of Darkness Haunted Walking Trail. Both trails lead into the thick woods where you will encounter many creatures, monsters, structures and stunts within 23 stations. Haunted Hills Hayride and the Valley of Darkness is located 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Routes 30 and 48.
Weekends beginning 9/22/17 through 10/30/17, and select weekdays. 7:00pm to 11:00 pm (10:00 pm on Sundays & Weekdays).
500 Mosside Blvd., North Versailles, PA 15137
Haunted Hillside is a haunted attraction where an original story continues to evolve from year to year. This includes custom characters and sets that you won’t find at other attractions. Meet the Farmer family, the gang of kilbillies that love having people for dinner. An occult has also moved into Haunted Hillside, causing mystical mayhem and keeping the killbillies on their toes. Not to mention the scarecrows and sack boys that continue to terrorize folks that they come across. Visit their website to get the current version of the story. Haunted Hillside is an all-outdoor attraction through wooded areas and corn fields and we are open rain or shine. The terrain is all natural, so please dress appropriately (there could be mud). Ticket prices are only $20 for general admission. Price of admission includes 5 attractions: Helltown, Sackboy Woods, The Salvage Yard, Forest of the Forgotten, and Scarecrow Alley.
Dates and times: 9/22/17 – 10/28/17, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00pm – Midnight.
7217 Route 819, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Haunted School of Terror
Dead tired of the same old routine? Same old haunted houses killing you? Head west across the state line to the Haunted School Of Terror every weekend in October. Come check out our eternal agenda… Take an elevator ride to the third floor and let class begin! You may be deathly surprised who you see from school: an old mate, perhaps a best friend? Boyfriend/Girlfriend? Teacher? Come and find out… Built in 1939, this school has taught a lot of souls: see if you can earn your diploma! Billed as one of the Ohio Valley’s Largest Indoor Climate Controlled Mazes, the Haunted School of Terror is located in Weirton, WV, only a 30 minute drive from Robinson Township. New for 2016 is The Barn, based on the legends of The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack and The Candycorn Scarecrow.
2016 Dates: Fridays & Saturdays from 9/30/16 – 11/5/16. “Light On Tour” on 10/22 & 10/29 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. “Lights Out Tour” on 11/4-5.
2850 Weir Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062
Terror awaits you at the Haunted Studio in the heart of Vandergrift PA! The Haunted Studio will leave you crying and begging to leave!
$3 Entry fee or $10 for a 2 night unlimited entry pass. The $10 two day pass can be purchased at the door. ALL CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OR PERSON 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER!
Two nights only: October 28th and October 31st, 2016
119 Grant Avenue Vandergrift, PA
Hellatorium at Switchback Raceway – CLOSED
A new haunted house had been planned for the Switchback Raceway in Butler back in 2014, but things did not come together as planned. It is unclear if it will be ready in 2017, but the website is down. It doesn’t look promising. It was planned to be the largest in Pennsylvania, situated inside a 45,000 sf building, the size of a football field.
2469 William Flynn Highway, Butler, PA 16009
Each year around Halloween, Westmoreland County rotates Hobgoblin Hikes throughout its county parks. Come for a FREE, guided tour through the haunted park woods. Recommended for those 8 and up. The hike is about 1/2 mile long, passing through mazes and cemeteries to various scare stations. Be ready for over 100 monsters of all types to greet you along the way! The maze is not haunted, so it is appropriate for kids of all ages as well as adults.
2017 Dates: Northmoreland Park: Saturday, 10/21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Mammoth Park: Saturday, 10/28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Blacksmith Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
Hundred Acres Manor
Back for it’s 14th year, Hundred Acres Manor has been named “one of America’s scariest haunted attractions” by the Travel Channel, and is one of the more well-known haunted houses in Pittsburgh. It’s location is the same in South Park as the former “Phantoms In the Park”, at the old Sully’s Pool on Hundred Acres Drive. This attraction expanded in 2014 to 6 attractions which are mostly back again for 2017, featuring “Deadlift”, “Torture Tank”, “The Breach”, “Hallow’s Eve” and “Vodou” (where the Bayou beckons)… “Damnation” has been replaced with an-all new attraction, soon to be named!! Long-gone haunts from the past include “Brine Slaughterhouse” and “FearScapes Factory”. You can also interact and share photos on all the sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Last year they offered escape rooms as well, “Meltdown” and “Alchemy”. In 2015 they featured the “The Enigma Project”. These were horror escape room games for you and your friends, with the goal of figuring out clues to escape in under 45 minutes. There is no mention of these on the website for 2017. Also in 2015 there was “Pittsburgh Tactical Zombie Laser Tag”, a great adaption of the game in order to control the zombie population out at South Park, as well as a 7,500 square-foot maze. These are also not mentioned on the website for 2017, so it is unclear if these attractions are being offered.
Weekends beginning 9/8/17 thru 9/29/17 including Halloween, plus most days beginning 10/4 except for some Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm (11:30pm Weekends). Bands may begin earlier.
1 Hundred Acre Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Huston’s Haunted Hollow
The Haunted Hollow is a Somerset Halloween tradition, with 2017 marking 21 Years of Fear! The attraction was originally made up of the “Haunted House” and “Hayride of Horror and Evil Forest”. These days, they have expanded into 5 attractions (one more than in 2016): “The Walls”, “Twisted Circus”, “Dead End Cornfield”, “HollowWood Haunted Hayride” and finally “Haunted Hayride and Toxic Swamp Walk”. Three are new, replacing “Haunted Boarding House” and “Twisted Barn 4D”, and two are returning favorites. Call to reserve a bonfire spot.
2017 Dates & Times: Fridays and Saturdays in October (including 9/29-30), 6:30pm till 10:00 pm. Opening Day: September 29th.
126 Woodland Road, Rockwood, PA 15557
Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights
Are you ready for another terrifying year of “Kennywood at Halloween”? In 2017 most of the favorites are back, with many updates and new surprises! Be sure to take in “Friday the 13th in 4D”, “Haunted Ark” and check out the various new rooms and layouts. “Biofear” will also return, a warehouse of science experiments gone terribly wrong, along with “Death Valley Ghost Town” and “Mortem Manor”. All in all there are 11 attractions in the Haunt Line Up, which do not include the summer rides that will also be open and decorated for Halloween. Tickets are expensive, but well worth the money. Also, be sure to take advantage of the “Pre-Scare Dinner” being offered, as well as the “RIP” Tours. Experience a “whole new level of fear” this October!
Fridays and Saturdays from 9/29/17 – 10/28/17, 6pm to Midnight. Also Sundays, 10/8 and 10/29 (open until 11:00pm).
4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122
Lonesome Valley Farms: Valley of Terror
This Halloween event features a haunted hayride and maze / trail, as well as the “Slotter Farmhouse and Barn”. Concessions will be available as well as a harvest gift shop. This year’s maze is called the “Get Lost Corn Maze”, and is awesome as usual with a huge werewolf face right in the middle. The “MS Awareness Maze” and “Cowboy Prayer Maze” were very successful in 2015 and 2014. Shared fire pits will be open to the public at no extra charge. Also, a Saturday / Sunday Matinee “Pumpkin Patch Playland” will be held for the younger kids, 2:00 to 6:00 pm. There are plenty of new surprises for the 2017 season. In the past they have had special events and attractions such as a kids costume contest, “Zombie Night” and “Guys and Ghouls Night”. They have also featured the “Pumpkin Catapult” off and on through the years. No mention of these for 2017, but still plenty to do. Also, there are reports that the farm is TRULY haunted, and that some of the “effects” that visitors notice are not part of the attraction.
Fridays through Sundays in October, beginning 9/29/17 through 10/29/17. 7:00-10:00 pm (9:00 pm on Sundays).
Blue Ribbon Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601
Mischief Manor (Victory Haunted House) – CLOSED
Mischief Manor / Victory Haunted House has closed for good, as of the end of the 2015 Halloween season. Mischief Manor in Elizabeth, PA was located in a reincarnated haunted schoolhouse, in the same building as the former Victory Haunted House that closed in 2008 after a 30-year run. It had been open from 2012 to 2015 as “Mischief Manor”. Up until its demise, it was the longest-running haunted attraction in southwestern Pennsylvania.
2805 Douglas Hollow Road, Elizabeth Township, Pa 15037
Monongahela Candlelight Ghost Walk Tours
The ghost walk is back for its 20th season in 2017, always with new wrinkles, stories and events! Costumed guides and storytellers lead participants on a candlelight walk through the streets of Monongahela, discussing supposedly true paranormal accounts of the local area. Four sites were visited in years past. You can also sign up for a VIP tour on Saturdays, which includes a full tour of one of the haunted houses, led by the owner. Last year it took place at the old Blythe house at the famed 808 Main Street address; this year will be at different historic home, not yet announced. The walk concludes with refreshments and a chance to discuss the tour. In years past they have hosted a Masquerade Ball, a “History and Myths” program, and a “Spell-a-Bration”, a must for magic fans! Call to inquire about these events. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society’s “Keep the Museum Open” campaign. Tours are not recommended for children under 12.
More weekends this year!
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 & 28, 2017. Meet at Chess Park, 7:15pm. Reservations required.
SPECIAL NOTE: On October 27th, the Historical Society is holding “”Cemetery Tales”” at the Chapel in Monongahela Cemetery. Call 724-258-6432, as reservations are required!
Chess Park, Monongahela, PA
Monster Mile Family Walk at Alameda Park
Formerly known as “Tricks or Treats” and the “Haunted Bonfire”, this popular family event is back for 2017, but this time during the day. Wear your costume and make your way through 4 stations of crafts and candy. The event is located in Alameda Park, 2 miles west of the City of Butler. Register early for cost savings! Call for details; pre-registration is preferred.
October 21, 2016. 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Masonic Shelter
184 Alameda Park Road, Butler, PA 16001
Northern Nightmares is a unique group of Halloween events in and around Zelienople and Harmony, PA. It is based out of The Strand theater in the heart of Zelienople, and has included chiller and horror movies at the theater. The main event has been the 45-minute “Nightmare” Tour of the local area, with guides providing “real” ghost stories and accounts of the local area as you tour the towns by bus. The tour is appropriate for the entire family. This event has been around for several years, but took a break for a while. It returned in 2015, and will be back for 2017.
2017 Dates & Times: October 20-21, 27-28. Tours run @ 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm.
119 North Main Street, Zelienople, PA
Scare at the Fair
An extension to the West Alexander Fair, the Halloween “Scare at the Fair” also takes place at the Fairgrounds and features an 8,500 square foot, walk-through haunted house. Already in it’s 5th year in 2017, the “Scare” has become a local favorite with such scares as “Zombie Madness”, “The Forest”, “Clowns-Clowns-Clowns” and the haunted maze. To mark their 5th year anniversary, they have expanded!
Be on the lookout for the haunted version of the fair queen as well… In 2016 they introduced “The Escape Room”, in which you have 5 minutes to solve puzzles to escape, all with various distractions. Due to popular demand, they have added a second room! If you escape in time, you will be rewarded with admission with no wait, on any night! This is a fundraising event sponsored by the West Alexander Fire Department.
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
116 Route 40, West Alexander, PA 15376
Scary Harry’s Haunted Trail
Scary Harry’s is back for its 8th year – a 1/3-mile trail through haunted woods – your worst nightmares will come true in the deep, dark forest! Weave your way through the woods while trying to avoid Scary Harry and his bandits. This is a growing event, and they are back for 2017 at 1703 Pierce Road since they outgrew the former Long Road location back in 2014. They are still building it up and each year it gets bigger – this year with an expanded schedule. Hundreds have entered, but not all have returned. Will you make it back?
Fridays and Saturdays in October, beginning Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 7:30 pm – Midnight. 11/3-4 are open as “Special Pitch Black Full Contact” events! Also 10/22 & 10/29 (10:00 pm closing on Sundays). Check the website for additional special events and dates.
1703 Pierce Road, Homer City, PA 15748
Spooky Stories at the Old Stone House
Halloween meets History! Come to the Old Stone House for storytelling, historical reenactments and a guided tour for two nights this year. The Old Stone House is a nearly 200 year old restored inn near Slippery Rock that hosts special events throughout the year. All proceeds support the Old Stone House and its community programs. This year the event will feature storytelling, historical reenactments and a side show, plus numerous activities available for the kids. Admission is $8 (children under 4 are free!) In 2014 the Center for Paranormal Study and Investigation teamed up with the folks at the Old Stone House for real ghost hunting… Maybe their findings will be the subject of one of the spooky stories…
2017 Date (One Night Only): Saturday, October 28, 5:30 to 8:30pm
2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Terror Town – CLOSED?
As of 8/19/17 – the website has been partially updated for 2017. I am working to see if Terror Town will be open for 2017.
Listing from 2015:
Terror Town is returning for its 5th year, located in the 30,000 sf basement of a Strip District warehouse. “Enter the abyss beneath 17th Street” at your own risk and prepare for the “final act”. There is an indoor waiting area, perfect for rainy and cold weather. Come for “Friday the 13th Night” on November 13th for one final blast! The site has been identified as having a “strong paranormal presence” by the PA Department of Paranormal Investigation. Come check out the new spine tingling twists and gruesome props for 2015!
Opening Night on 9/26/15, then Fridays-Saturdays in October, plus 10/25, 10/29, 11/1 & 11/13/15. 7:00pm – Midnight (10:00pm week nights).
1700 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Haunted Hayloft: Vengeance
The Haunted Hayloft is open as usual this year for Halloween, 2017. In the past it billed itself as a “frightening step back in time”, now it’s all about “History, Horror, Hauntings and Howlings”. The Hayloft is used throughout the year for other activities, but in October it comes alive as a Halloween attraction, and has been a Somerset tradition for many years. The Haunted Hayloft features 5 haunts, including “Historic Haunt”, “Horrors of Hell” (taking the place of “Forest of Fright”) and the “Corn Maze of Carnage”. This year there is also zombie Paintball as well as an “Escape Room Escapade”. It is located just a few miles from Huston’s Haunted Hollow and Teen Quest Corn Maze.
10/6/17 – 10/28/17, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Regular Haunt, 9:00pm – 10:00 LIGHTS OUT!
3487 Copper Kettle Highway, Rockwood, PA 15557
Tim’s Secret Treasures Fright Fest
Antiques are not the only relics from the past at Tim’s Secret Treasures in Charleroi. It is that time of year again! Find out more about the spirits that dwell within at Fright Fest on October 21, 2017! The owners are once again bringing in paranormal teams and 4 renowned psychics, spiritual mediums and advisers, and will be available for readings for the paying customers. Beginning at 11:00 pm a live paranormal investigation will be taking place. All the proceeds from the investigation plus a portion of those from the psychics will be donated to various charitable organizations. Not for the faint of heart! Call now to reserve your spot.
October 21, 2017. 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Paranormal Investigation 11:00 pm – 2:00am).
220 McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA
Trail of Terror (Carnegie Park) – Closed?
Will the Trail of Terror return for 2017? Stay tuned… From 2016:
Pitcher Skate Park is open, and the annual Halloween Trail of Terror is back again for it’s fifth year ! Along with the haunted trail, there is a pumpkin patch and food available. Warm up around the haunted fireplace! The trail gets bigger and better each year, and there are new attractions for 2016, including the “House of the Un-Dead” as the first stop along the trail. Kids are welcome, and by request can be walked through with flashlights to meet the actors, for a fun and not-so-scary experience.
October 21-22, 28-29 (2016), 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
Pitcher Park, Carnegie Park, Carnegie, PA
Tri County ATV Twisted Tales Haunted Rides
If you are an ATV rider, this haunted attraction is just for you. The haunted “ride” is just that – you must have an ATV (and helmet) to participate, and features a 6 to 10 mile guided tour through haunted woods. The ground include a carnival as well for all to enjoy, including games, prizes, treat bags for the kids, movies, popcorn and more! The $20 ticket includes the ride, a drive-in movie, meal deal and treats for kids under 15.
October 14, 21 and 28, 2017. Ride starts at dusk (gates open at 5:00 pm) Sponsored by Tri-County ATV Recreation and Haunted Rescue Riders.
632 Tower Hill Road, Northern Cambria, PA 15714
Willow Farm Terror Trail
Join us for a walk down the Terror Trail at Willow Farm Campground. Our haunted woods have several staged attractions as well as roaming thrill characters along the way. This is a in-woods walking attraction and appropriate foot wear is required. Now open to the public. $5 per person.
2017 Dates: October 14th and 21st – 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
955 Steele Road Marion Center, PA 15759
Zombies of the Corn
Here is an attraction for those looking for something a bit different – how would you like to open fire on zombies (with a paintball gun, of course?) Hop aboard the Zombie shooting mobile and go to town. After the success of the previous couple of years, the zombie compound is back. In addition to the Zombie shoot, there is a corn maze, wagon ride and continuous ghost story telling around the campfire. Kids are welcome, even if too small to participate in the Zombie Shoot. Sponsored by Three Rivers Paintball and Airsoft. Online reservations are suggested!
Weekends starting on 9/29/17 and through October, including Sundays on 10/22/17 and 10/29/17, 7:00 pm – Midnight
282 Rochester Road, Freedom, PA 15042
ZooBoo – Halloween at the Pittsburgh Zoo
A tradition for younger children, the Zoo Boo is back this year, again for two weekends during daylight hours (10:00am – 3:00 pm). Dress up your kids in their costumes, go trick-or-treating and enjoy the various attractions the Zoo has to offer. This year there will be 2 haunted houses for the little ones (not very scary) and a costume contest as well.
2017 Dates:October 21-22, 28-29. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206