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Have a Spooktacular October!
October is upon us and with the fall season comes one of my favorite “holiday’s”–Halloween. We have a fun time decorating the front lawn with ghosts and ghouls and carving our pumpkins to light up the front porch for trick or treaters. However, one of our favorite things to do was to check out local haunted houses. Who doesn’t like a good scare once in a while? A few of my favorites are Spooky World in Litchfield, the Ghoullog at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway and Haunted Acres in Candia.
If you are looking for a few good haunts this October, New Hampshire is home to some of the most fun and scary haunted walks, rides, and entertainment in the country. Here are a few of the biggest and the best spooky attractions you might want to visit:
Haunted Overload – Winner of ABC television’s fright night 2015 and ranks number 18 in the Top 20 Most Influential Haunted Attractions of All Time Ranked by Hauntworld.com
When: October 14-16, 20-23 and 27-31, 2016. October 20 and 31 are “Fright Night Lite” events.
Where: DeMeritt Hill Farm, 66 Lee Rd., Lee
What: This is a multi-year, Award-winning attraction. Parental discretion is advised. Thursday, October 20 and Monday, October 31 are the “Fright Night Lite” events for the younger crowd.
More info: Visit hauntedoverload.com for more information
Canobie Lake Scream Fest – Family fun by day, and fear meets fun by night
When: Weekends from September 24-October 30, 2016
Where: Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St., Salem
What: A wide range of fun and scares await including live entertainment, rides, haunted houses and a petting zoo.
More Info: Visit canobie.com for more information, times and tickets.
Haunted Acres – a horrifying, spooky haunt that offers a zipline!
When: Open the following dates – October 1, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-29, 31 and November 5 (special Lights Out night), 2016
Where: 446 Raymond Rd., Candia
What: See the best of the last 20 years of spooky haunts in “Area 52″, which combines five horrifying haunts together. New this year are the nighttime zipline, ropes course and a combination ticket.
More info: Visit hauntedacresnh.com for more information.
SpookyWorld’s Nightmare New England – Spooky goes 3D
When: Various dates starting September 23 – November 5, 2016
Where: Mel’s Funway Park, 454 Rte. 3A, Litchfield.
What: SpookyWorld and Nightmare New England challenges you to walk through all of their horrifying haunts from the Haunted Hayride to the 3D Festival of Fear.
More Info: Visit SpookyWorld.com for more information on events, times and tickets.
Fright Kingdom – New England’s largest indoor horror attraction
When: Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 30 plus Monday, October 31, 2016
Where: 12 Simon St., Nashua
What: Fright Kingdom is New England’s largest indoor horror attraction featuring five huge haunted attractions of pure terrifying entertainment.
More info: Visit frightkingdom.com/newengland for more information.
The Ghoullog – Unique chairlift Halloween ride
When: Fridays and Saturdays September 24-November 5 plus Sunday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Where: Cranmore Mountain, 1 Skimobile Rd., North Conway
What: This family-friendly ski resort transforms its chairlift into a Halloween thrill ride. Take a ride to the summit of North Conway’s Cranmore Mountain for a tour of the Ghoullog.
More info: Visit cranmore.com/ghoullog for more information.
Harvest of Haunts – Several events at one location, something for everyone
When: Fridays and Saturdays October 7-29, 2016
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St., Candia
What: Grab your family and take on four spooky events in one place: Wagon of Fear, Barn of the Dead, a ride into the bog and a tour of the Infested Corn Field.
More info: Visit visitthefarm.com or call (603) 483-5623 x 100 for tickets and more information.