October frights begin with Halloween haunted houses in New Hampshire. The state’s motto is Live Free or Die. Actually New Hampshire has some of the biggest and best haunted houses anywhere in the country. Most are mammoth full entertainment complexes complete with haunts, live entertainment, and carnival type midways. Funtober brings you a complete list of haunted houses, haunted trails, haunted corn mazes and Halloween entertainment. Expect to be scared by Hollywood type design sets, animatronics, live actors, air blasters, and scary makeup.
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Fright Kingdom - Nashua, NH
Another New England full entertainment venue featuring haunted houses with a midway that has concessions, games, photos, and entertainment. Fright Kingdom is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings starting September 28th. Doors open at 7 pm. The attractions are Apocalypse, Bloodmare Maze, Carnival of Corpses, Grim, and Vampire Castle.
Haunted Acres - Candia, NH
Open Friday and Saturday nights starting October 12th. Haunted Acres is located at Candia Springs Adventure Park (formerly Liquid Planet Waterpark). It is about darkness and evil. They advertise as “New England’s Most Terrifying Haunted Attraction”. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Parking is free. The haunted attractions are Quarter Mile Nightmare Walk, Graveyard of the Damned, Maze from Hell, 3D Nuclear Accident House, and Cell Block 13. It appears the adventure park will be open on Friday and Saturday in October.
Haunted Overload - Lee, NH
The fun begins on October 12th. An intense scare attraction with timed tickets. The attraction times are 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 plus additional times on some nights. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Note they also have a day haunt for a great opportunity to see the amazing props and sets as you walk the attraction during daylight.
Screamfest Canubie Lake Park - Salem, NH
Screamfest opens September 22nd. This is the Halloween attraction for Canubie Lake Park. It is a full featured entertainment haunt. It has games, concessions, and live shows in addition to some great haunted house attractions. It is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning September 22nd at 6 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.. Ticket prices depend on the night. This gets you into Dead Shed, The Village, Cannibal Lake, Merriment, and Terror in the Corn. On some days they also operate Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, and kids rides during regular park hours.
Spooky World Nightmare New England - Litchfield, NH
Nightmare New England opens their season on September 21st. Opens Friday and Saturday and most Sunday nights in September and October. It is a full screampark offering six attractions, restaurants, bars, a monster midway, zombie paintball, Go-Kart, and mini-golf. It is 40 acres of excitement. The haunts are Ravens Claw Resurrection about corpses, zombies and a legendary cemetery. Also Brigham Manor, The Colony, Torment, House of Eternal Darkness, and Freak Show 3D make this truly a screampark of fear. The park opens early for Funway Park activities. The haunt is generally open from 7 pm to 11 pm. Note check website for discounts and dates open. This is possibly the largest haunt in New Hampshire.
The Ghoullog - North Conway, NH
Opens for season on September 28th. Attraction is the feature of Cranmore Mountain Resort. Seems the insane inmates like to spend time on the mountain during October. It is open every Friday and Saturday nights. Doors are open from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. They operate a 15,000 square foot indoor haunt plus outdoor walk through the dark woods. They also have a ticket plus package that includes the haunted playground with a monster coaster, zipline, and giant swing ride. There is also ride to the top of the 3600 foot summit available. Tickets for Ghoulog range in prices and they also have a number of other package options.
Additional Haunted Attractions
It’s a small state. Check out one of the haunted houses in Boston in addition to your New Hampshire haunted houses.
Find other fun things to do in New Hampshire in October:
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