October frights begin with Halloween “haunted houses near me” 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, and 2020’s list is no exceptio . 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. Check out our TOP 100 HAUNTED HOUSES FOR HALLOWEEN 2019 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
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 in late September. Doors open at 7 pm. The attractions are Apocalypse, Bloodmare Maze, Carnival of Corpses, Grim, and Vampire Castle.
Haunted Acres - Candia, NH
Given the current virus situation Candia Springs will not open their amusement park or fall haunted attraction this year. They will return next year for lots of fun. 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 in early October. 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 in late September. 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 late September at 6 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices depend on the night. Admission 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 in late September. Opens Friday and Saturday and most Sunday nights in late 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 in late September and runs through October. 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.
You may also be interested in our article on Haunted Houses and Horror Movies | History of Fear.
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