Funtober lists all the scary Halloween haunted houses in North Carolina. Spend a night out with your friends visiting with Freddy and Jason plus the vampires, ghosts, creatures, zombies, and clowns in your local area. North Carolina was a popular stop for pirates back in the day, and those who were so unlucky as to die in a bad storm or were hung for their crimes still haunt unsuspecting haunted house goers across the state. You’ve been warned – try your luck at one of these haunted houses:
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13th Door Haunted Manor - Timberlake, NC
The 13th Door Haunted Manor is a haunted farmhouse, which includes many themed rooms that’ll frighten you. The outstanding volunteers will be sure to guide you and scare you with every step you take. Once you exit the house, the depths of the wooded trail will give you a great scare. Admission prices are $10 for 12 and older, $5 for between 6 and 11, and free for $5 and under. Tickets are available at the door. The FFBCF of Person County is a nonprofit organization that helps those who have been burned in fires. All profit from 13th Door Haunted Manor goes to the FFBCF.
Aberdeen Fear Factory - Aberdeen, NC
- Fear Factory runs every Thursday through Saturday nights from late September through early November. Haunted house tickets are $25. Zombie paintball tickets are $15. Celebrate 10 years of fear at Aberdeen’s indoor haunt. No masks required.
Booger Jim’s Hollow - Blacksburg, NC
Booger Jim’s opens late September and runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October through early November plus Halloween night. Booger Jim’s Hollow is a Blacksburg Haunted House and haunted trail surrounding the legend of Booger Jim. Booger Jim’s Hollow is separated into three main attractions – the Haunted House, the Doll House and the Haunted Trail – all of which you can access for one great low price! We offer something to chill the blood in anyone’s veins, whether it be ghouls, goblins, demons, or our group of psychotic clowns – or even the twisted BOOGER JIM himself!. You will leave horrified, if you get out alive!
Boogerwoods - Rockwell, NC
Open Friday and Saturday nights beginning around the middle of October and runs through early November. A Halloween event this haunted trail takes about 35 minutes to complete. It has been raising money for over 40 years with proceeds benefiting cystic fibrosis research this year. Attractions includes the return of the popular Twister Saw attraction, Mine Shaft, Club Booger, Booger Meat Packing, and more. Enjoy free parking, concessions, movies and souvenirs. Tickets are $20. Here is their explanation why they use tour guides: “Yes we have Guides and have had them for 43 years! Other haunts have told us we need to drop the guides so we can put way more people through. Well we just can’t do it. Our guides are part of the show and want to make sure you have a great time at Boogerwoods from the front of the group to the back. They get you involved in every scene. Yes we could put 3 times more through without guides, but we would rather give you a complete show.“
Camp Fear - Hiddenite, NC
Spend 45 minutes on the wooded trail at Camp Fear. The scenes are Rock Maze, Spinning Vortex, Clown Chaos, Insane Asylum, Living Dead Dollhouse, and Freakshow. Camp Fear opens every Friday and Saturday in October. It runs from dark until 11 pm. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the trail. Remember “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”? Lovely tales for children, featuring a girl who had very strange dreams. Dreams populated with impossible talking animals, a time obsessed rabbit, and disturbing, unusual people. Or should we say, for the sake of accuracy, unusually disturbed people? Note this is probably a good example of an extreme haunted house as they may touch you.
Clayton Fear Farm - Clayton, NC
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October. It takes over 2 hours to go through the attractions at Fear Farm Haunted Scream Park. The attractions are Fear Farm Academy, The Black Hole, Haunted Hayride, Slaughterhouse, The Farm House, Walk in the Dark, and the Haunted Corn Maze. Tickets
Collinwood841 - Linwood, NC
Open again for 2020. This is a popular long running home haunt attraction. This year’s theme is the Walking Dead. Oh wait that has been the theme for the last 4 years just with added attractions each year. Expect this year to be different but you will have to wait for the surprise announcement about the theme.
Darkside Haunted Estates - Middlesex, NC
Darkside attraction season opens in late September. Tickets are $20 for Darkside Haunted Estates. It runs every Friday and Saturday night. The times are 7 pm to 10 pm. It has free parking and a concession stand. Some of the attractions are Toxic Chaos, Darkside Mortuary, Clown Town, Mayhem Hayride, or Camp Blood.
Forbidden Forest Horror Trail - Rockwell, NC
Forbidden Forest opens the middle of October. Check web page for schedule. Forbidden Forest is located at 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell, NC. Attraction has 25 years of caring and scaring. Tickets are $17 with the option of buying Fast Pass tickets for $30. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Full on Fear - Cary, NC
Look online for discounts and promotions. Ticket prices vary from $20-$35. Attraction runs every Friday and Saturday in October plus another 9 nights in October this Halloween Season. Look for their first open date in early October. Full On Fear is a full service provider within the fear industry, leveraging the psychology of fear, our professionals create life changing entertainment! It is located on Fort Bragg so you will need a DoD ID or valid driver license to get onsite to attend the event.
Ghost Walk of Haunted New Bern - New Bern, NC
Journey into the depths of old New Bern on a 90-minute haunted tour to the city’s most actively haunted homes & burial grounds. Hear eerie tales of ghostly occurrences, including actual encounters during recent ghost walk. Join us for the original ghost walk adventures of New Bern.
Hacker House - Pilot Mountain, NC
Opening night is in early October. Hacker House is both an indoor haunted house attraction and an outside walking trail. Lots of monster running around these properties. What is the Legend? Tickets are $20. Discounts available special nights. Doors open at 8 pm and close at 11 pm. Hacker House runs Friday and Saturday nights from early October through early November.
Hallowed Grounds Mill - Hildebran, NC
We are the only indoor Haunted House around Burke County. We will be open starting early October and will run till November on weekends only. We are a fast growing Haunted Attraction! New attraction name this year is Relentless.
Harvested Farm Nightmares - Garner, NC
Explore the haunted house, trail, and corn field. It runs from dark until 11 pm. Opens weekends the middle of October. As you enter the haunt, you’ll be chased by the undead brain-eating zombies within the graveyards and crypts, surrounded by escaped convicts from the prison, and possibly even captured by a mayhem of mongrels lurking in the dark rows of the haunted cornfields. Hopefully, the stench of rotten flesh serrated by over-heated chainsaws will awaken you from your tremor-drenched nightmare, only to relive this horror experience over and over again. One that we promise, you’ll never forget!
Haunted Forest at Panic Point - Youngsville, NC
Attractions open up in late September. Tickets are $18-20 for the Haunted Forest attraction with other attractions having a separate price or combo prices at $30 for 4 attractions or all 6 for just $35. Doors open at 7 pm. Open Friday and Saturday nights plus 5 more dates near Halloween. Discounts are available online. Attraction has 50 acres of fright covering 6 attractions. Attraction features a Haunted Forest, Dark Walk, Howling Hayride, Carny Crypt, Menacing Maze, Ghost Bus, and Zombie Shootout.
Haunted Mill - Belmont, NC
Open in a 120 year old mill, the Haunted Mill has been open for 20 years. The attraction opens at 7:30 pm. Attraction closes at 11 pm on weeknights or midnight on weekends. Open starting in late September. It runs Friday and Saturday nights plus some Thursdays and Sunday nights. See Facebook page for details. Haunted Mill is a 20,000 square foot scary place. Also available is 3D Blacklight Mini Golf. Besides their Halloween season they also run Escape Room events.
Hawfield’s Haunted Forest - Mebane, NC
Celebrating 48 years. Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 11pm starting in the middle of October. This is a fundraiser haunt put on by the Hawfield Civitans Club.
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail - Gastonia, NC
The trail opens in late September. Now in its 26th year, tickets are just $15. It opens at dark and closes weeknights at 10 pm. It is open from dark until the last victim is served on Friday and Saturday. Opens Friday and Saturday nights in October plus a few additional dates near Halloween. See web page for additional open dates. There are some pretty scary people along that trail.
Hillside Horror - Roaring River, NC
Returning this year to Roaring River with the same great haunted corn maze plus a real scary haunted woods attached. The attractions open every Friday and Saturday starting around the middle of September. Hillside Horror was an abandoned farm built over top a cemetery. The trail is a scary in your face attraction with scenes in an old haunted barn and old chicken house. Tickets are $15-20. Doors open at 8 pm. Attractions include the Evil Harvest Corn Maze, Hillside Funeral parlor, the Abandoned Orphanage, Jester’s Evil Farm House, the House of Shock, and the Last Ride. Food and drinks are available. Parking is free. Open Friday and Saturday nights from the middle of September through early November.
Horror Fields - Sawmills, NC
Get frightened this season beginning in late September. The theme for Horror Fields is based on the end of the world as we know it. The Pumpkin King Samhein has invaded this land. The creatures of the Nightmares are ready to do battle. Tickets are $20 for Speckles Spectacular 3D plus Hellbill’s. Lots of discounts available at their website. Doors open at dark. Doors close at 11 pm. Visit every Friday and Saturday nights through early November plus some added October dates near Halloween.
Insanitarium Nightmare on Main Street - Lauinburg, NC
Sorry folks but given the virus situation the Scotland County Parks and Recreation will not host Nightmare on Main Street this year. The location will be at 116 Roper St. located downtown.
Lake Hickory Haunts - Hickory, NC
Attraction begins in late September and every Friday and Saturday night through early November. Doors are open from 7 pm until 11 pm. Visit this all new 4000 square foot haunted house. It uses great actors, animatronics, pneumatics, pryrotechnics, and loud or visual effects. Tickets are $23-28. Lots of themes including a shipwreck and circus carnival. Plenty of live entertainment and dance. Lake Hickory Haunts is a one of a kind haunted house attraction; featuring a large body of water, surrounded by 9 unique haunted attractions. Within these attractions, you will discover awe-inspiring immersive environments, multi-dimensional special FX, and breathtaking scares.
Midway Wicked Woods - Statesville, NC
Open this season on every Friday and Saturday night beginning in early October. Now open for 26 years, Midway Wicked Woods runs through Halloween plus some Sunday nights and other nights around Halloween. Doors open at 8 pm. Features a wagon ride, 600 foot dark maze, 3D Clown Room, a spinning room, and the Haunted Graveyard. You will be transported on a wagon to the entrance, where you will be dropped off to walk the “Midway Wicked Woods” unguided and on your own! In the darkness of night you will walk the trail through many scary buildings, a 600ft totally dark maze and hold on tight as you venture into the spinning “Tunnel of Terror”. Be sure to wear the 3D glasses in our 3D Clown Room
Nightmare Factory - Havelock, NC
The fun begins on opening night in late September. Note they are considering further limiting these dates due to the current virus situation. Nightmare Factory opens every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through early November. Doors are open from 7 pm to 12 am on Friday and Saturday. On other nights the doors close at 11 pm. The major haunted attractions are the 3D Fun House, Psycho Ward Tour, Mausoleum, The Void, and the Haunted Factory Tour. Yes they have a crawl through attraction. Ticket prices vary based on the number of attractions and fun you want to have with the basic two main attractions costing $15. Note this haunt turns extreme at 10 pm. After that time the event is adults only with language, scares, and touching issues all changing.
Phillips Haunted Farm - Cary, NC
Every Friday and Saturday night, from the last weekend of September through the last weekend in October, your worst nightmares come to life at Phillips Haunted Farms. Admission includes ONE VISIT thru all Four attractions that will haunt your dreams.
Phobia Haunted Trail - Wilmington, NC
Phobia has chosen Carnevil in the Woods as this years theme. They typically are open from the last weekend in September through the first weekend in November. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Pinhead’s Graveyard - Canton, NC
Pinhead and his friends will find you as you walk through the outdoor haunted house and trail in the dense woods of North Carolina. The stroll takes about 25 minutes. The owners have 20 years experience haunting folks in this area. Doors open at 8 pm. Opening weekend starts the last weekend in September. Pinhead is open nearly every night in October. Check web page for celebrity appearances.
Reapers Realm - China Grove, NC
This 6000 square foot haunt has a haunted trail, haunted farmhouse, slop lot, haunted barn, slaughter house and hilltop asylum. It is open from late September through early November on Friday and Saturday nights. Check web page for additional dates.
Scarowinds Halloween Haunt - Charlotte, NC
Sorry folks but given the current local virus situation Scarowinds and Carowinds are both closed through the remainder of this year. Scarowinds is the scare attraction at the popular theme park Carowinds. A Cedar Fair attraction so you can expect lots of exciting rides, midway entertainment, a clean park and did I mention lots of family type scares. It runs on Friday and Saturday nights in September and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. The park is open from 7 pm to midnight. Ticket prices vary greatly from as low as $22-37 for basic tickets online. Save money online. Check their website for discounts. This is a full entertainment park so come early and stay late.
Scarrigan Farms - Morresville, NC
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. This walking haunted trail takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Scarrigan Farms has a number of special theme attractions such as The Funhouse, 3D Maze, Tragic Bus, and the Corn Maze on their 130 acre farm. Tickets go on sale at 6:30. See what they have done to transform their farm into the scariest place in the region. Check web page for additional Thursday and other nights they are open. This is the Halloween season attraction for the popular amusement park Carrigan Farm.
Spooky Woods Haunted Attraction - Archdale, NC
This attraction runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from early October through early November. Spooky Woods is recognized as one of America’s Scariest Scream Parks. The haunt attractions are the Geister Haus, Dreaded Inn, Terror Trams, Laser Tag, Fright Lights, and the Cathedral of the Dead. The midway includes entertainment, food, refreshments, fudge, treats, and more. Clean rest rooms are onsite. Basic tickets price is $30 depending on the night with lower prices if purchased online. Lots of VIP and combo package offers with lots of discounts and special nights. See their web page for details. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights. This is the Halloween attraction for Kersey Valley. Spooky Woods has over 45000 Facebook likes.
The 13th Acre - Monroe, NC
Their season begins in late September. Expect to be terrified. The 13th Acre is a walking haunted trail through the woods. It is open every Friday and Saturday nights in October. The attraction is open from dark until 11:30 pm. They also have a combo ticket with Aw Shucks Farms for $18 which runs a non-haunted corn maze.
The Basement Carnage - Ahoskie, NC
Basement Carnage opens weekends in late October and Halloween week. We are back for our another season and we are coming back bigger, badder and scarier than ever. One thing is for sure, in The Basement you always find unimaginable, unexplainable fear. Scare you later. This is an extreme, interactive haunt. Although you will not be harmed, you may be touched by our actors.
The Haunted Farm - Hendersonville, NC
The Haunted Farm is open every Friday and Saturday in October. Located in rural farmland near Hendersonville, The Haunted Farm sits on a mysterious, blood-soaked stretch of land where the forlorn and deranged Missy Mae Lively eternally pines for her lost groom. Prepare to be thrilled with 55 minutes of frightful fun. There are three main parts to the Farm – The Woods, The Farm, and The Haunted Hayride. If you are brave enough, roam The Haunted Trail, The Meat house, The Demon Hay Shed, and The Slaughterhouse. Tickets are $25.
The Haunted Forest at Sycamore Lodge - Jackson Springs, NC
Sorry folks but The Haunted Forest will not open this fall due to the virus issues. Begins nightly at 7:30p-11:30p. All profits from this non-profit event go to the Lymphoma Society. Make a difference and have a spooktacular time!
The Haunted Pyramids - Lawndale, NC
Haunted Pyramids is open every Friday and Saturday from late September through early November. Tickets are $25. Check online for dates of Fright Nights as tickets are just $20. They have 4 large indoor haunts at one location. They are open even in the rain. They bring you scares every night.
The Haunted Pyramids - Lawndale, NC
Haunted Pyramids is open every Friday and Saturday from late September through early November. Tickets are $25. Check online for dates of Fright Nights as tickets are just $20. They have 4 large indoor haunts at one location. They are open even in the rain. They bring you scares every night. They have run this for attraction for 20 years. It opens at dark and closes when all have left.
Woods of Terror - Greensboro, NC
This popular haunt begins their season around the middle of September. The seven attractions at Woods of Terror are Infection, Chaos 3D, Slaughterhouse, Industrial Nightmare, Gold Mine, Blackbeards Revenge, and Nightstalkers. Basic tickets prices are as low as $20 depending on the date. Open Friday and Saturday nights in September and Thursday through Sunday nights in October. Show starts at 7 pm. The ticket booth closes at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday night or 9:30 pm on all other nights. They put on a terrific fright and continues to be one of the most popular annual Halloween haunts in the state. Woods of Terror has over 60000 Facebook likes.
There are a lot of haunted houses in North Carolina, so you probably don’t have to go far in to get to one. If you do, perhaps you should add the haunted attractions in these neighboring states to your search: Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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