Halloween season is upon us, and there are plenty of options if you're looking for a good scare. The Charlotte are is loaded with haunted houses and trails, haunted (and regular) corn mazes and more. Listed are some of the best haunted attractions around. Many of these attractions do offer discounted tickets on their websites, so be sure to check before you head out. Some of these attractions aren't actually in Charlotte, but most are a reasonable drive.
There are a few that are included that will have an hour and a half or two hours to drive to, but they're included because reviews I've found have been exceptional (meaning some of the best in the state).
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Listed here are "haunted" attractions (houses, trails, hayrides, corn mazes, etc.), regular corn mazes, and other similar events. This list will constantly be updated, so check back often to see new events added throughout the year.
Other Halloween and fall events:
These events do change often. I try to keep this list updated, but attractions can close down or open up without notification.
It's best to check the website of any of these attractions before you head out.
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2015 INFORMATION IS STILL BEING ADDED
940 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, S.C.
2014 dates are Oct. 3 and 4, 10 to 12, 17 to 19, 23 to 26, and 29 to Nov. 1
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. some nights)
Check the site for complete schedule and hours. Discounted tickets are offered depending on the weekend you're visiting.
Boogerwoods Howl-o-ween Spooktacular
725 Phaniels Church Road, Rockwell, N.C.
2014 DATES ARE Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, and Nov. 1
$15 (cash only, not ATM on site)
Scarowinds Halloween Haunt
Avenue of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC 28273
$26.99 to $39.99, depending on night
7 p.m. to midnight (1 a.m. some nights)
The Fear Farm
424 Ninety-Nine Island Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 297902
$13 - Cash only on site. Debit/credit can purchase tickets online
Every Friday and Saturday in October
Ticket booth/concessions open at 7 p.m. nightly
Attractions starts between 7 and 7:30 p.m. nightly
Ticket booth closes at 11:30 p.m. Attractions will stay open until last victim is served
The Haunted Mill
6325 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont
$5 - $10
The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
Adults 13 and up: $10
Youth 5 to 12: $7
4 years and under: FREE
Country Days Corn Maze
416 Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail
Maze Only: $7.00
Little Ears Maze (Open Daytime Only): $5.00 (10 & under when accompanied by an adult.)
The maze opens on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursdays: By Group Reservation Only
Friday: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Farm Activities: (most are $1.00 each)
Corn Box, Barn Animals, Corn Hole, Washers, Playground, Cow Train, Corn Cannon, Slingshot, Duck Races, Tricycles, Petting Zoo and Hop-A-Long Rodeo
4 to 5, 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, 31, and Nov. 1 and 2
The 13th Acre
Open October 4 to October 26 (Friday and Saturday Nights)
Dark until 11:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 11 p.m.)
Regular Ticket: $10 / Combo Ticket: $15
Ghost Tales in the Dark
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
October 11, 12, 18, 19
Tour the plantation by candlelight and hear real ghost stories from staff, volunteers, and previous ghost hunts. RSVP is required.