The leaves have started changing colors, pumpkin spice flavored everything is in season, and Halloween is almost here! While picking out pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, and handing out candy are definitely tons of fun, some of us thrill-seekers also look forward to haunted houses and frightful sights that will make us jump out of our skin! There's certainly no shortage of frightful fun to be found in the Richmond Region in October! We've compiled a list of some seriously spine-tingling experiences! Check them out and come get your fright on!
Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047
The bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet! Featuring nine mazes, six scare zones and six live shows, this annual scare-fest at Kings Dominion is sure to give you the fright of your life! The frightful fun will last all night long as you scream with your friends on more than 20 thrill rides while fog and darkness blanket the park. Don't just take our word for it. Halloween Haunt was recently named one of "10 Theme Parks Where You Should Be Celebrating Halloween" according to USA Today/10Best. Can't argue with that! What are you waiting for? Scare seekers are welcome at the park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through October 30th.
Creepy Hollow Scream Park
14437 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
As if the name doesn’t already say it all, Creepy Hollow Scream Park is an intense adventure filled with spooky scenery, incredible illusions and scary surprises that will make you scream (obviously)! For starters, you’ll be left at the edge of Scream Forest on foot with nothing between you and the creatures of the night. Deep within the forest, you will experience the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments and witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape from the doctor's clutches. If you manage to survive the terrifying forest monsters, you'll find yourself entering Axl's Fun House, a swirling maze of clowns, mysterious oddities and nightmares. Got goosebumps yet? Creepy Hollow Scream Park is open select nights in October.
Blood Lake Haunted Trail
16500 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113
Get ready for a frightfully fun evening at Blood Lake Haunted Trail, a twisted, cruel and unusual scream complex! Find your way through the deep, dark haunted trail as Windy Hill Sports Complex comes alive, with the Sound of Screaming! Beware! the Vine-Traps have stocked the woods with a few of their favorite things - undead things! If you manage to come out unscathed, then make your valiant last stand to save humanity in the Z-Alamo zombie airsoft experience. Finally, use your wits to find your way out of a bloodthirsty vampire's crypt before he wakes up and makes a meal of you in the brand new Crypt Escape haunted escape room! You only have thirteen minutes to escape – do you have what it takes?
RED VEIN Haunted House
13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, Virginia 23005
Richmond's newest haunted attraction brings frightful fun to Hanover Vegetable Farm. Experience a history long forgotten and recently unearthed in the cornfield surrounding Providence House. Witness firsthand the ancient evil inhabiting the grounds and savage creatures protecting their coven. RED VEIN Haunted House combines an immersive storyline, realistic sets, and extreme scares to give you a spine-tingling experience. Open select nights in October.
Haunted Evenings at Ashland Berry Farm
12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam VA 23015
Terror on the Farm is no joke! Run for your life through the frighteningly eerie Booger Woods. Then get ready to scream your heads off at Frightmare Hall, the Realm of Tortured Souls, and the 3D Dead End. Open select evenings in October.
RVA Fright Nights at Chesterfield Berry Farm
26002 Pear Orchard Rd, Moseley, VA 23120
Are the stories true? Are you willing to find out why no one ventures past the farm gates after dark? Spooky, scary fun awaits with 3 new haunted attractions at the Chesterfield Berry Farm! Open Friday and Saturday evenings in October.
Ghost Tours of Downtown Richmond
Join Eerie Nights or Haunts of Richmond for a spooky ghost tour on foot to some of Richmond’s historic and haunted sites, or hop aboard a trolley and take a trip back in time on a Ghouls Ghost Tour. (Photo credit: Eerie Nights Ghost Tour)
Scared yet? Please note that most of the haunted experiences shared above are not appropriate for children or the faint of heart. Looking for fall family fun that's appropriate for everyone, including little ones who aren't quite ready to face scary monsters just yet? We've got plenty of that, too! Check out our Fall into Family Fun in Richmond blog post.