Are you ready to experience the haunts of the 2023 fall season in the Pocono Mountains? We've got your list of haunted attractions and upcoming Poconos Halloween events. Whether you're seeking a family-friendly parade, a terror-inducing ghost tour, or a ghoulish pop-up bar, get ready to put on your best costume and gather your friends and family to celebrate the spookiest time of year in style.

 

For Little Leviathans

For Little Leviathons

All ages will enjoy these family-friendly spooky experiences.

Boo at the Zoo

Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Enjoy the wild side of Halloween with your little ones at Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park! Come in costume to receive $1 off admission. Check out the animal parade, games, snacks, and more.

Lehighton 52nd Halloween Parade

Downtown Lehighton
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Be part of a classic Halloween tradition in Lehighton as the community fills the streets with frightful floats and creative costumes. Come early and spend your Saturday exploring the great restaurants and shops in town! Rain date will be Sunday, October 22.

Haunted Poconos Park

Poconos Park in Bushkill
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Varies by attraction
The largest haunted house in the Poconos at Poconos Park has something for all ages! Come early to enjoy the Kid's Trick or Treat Trail, hayride, pumpkin patch and corn maze. Older guests will want to stay late for the truly frightful experiences at the Playhouse of Horror.

Fright Time Zip & Climb

Blue Mountain Resort
Dates: Saturdays through October 28, 2023
Times: 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $55/person

Blue Mountain Resort is adding a spooky twist to the Summit Aerial Park with laser lights, glow sticks, and more. Guests are invited to come in costume (costumes should work comfortably with a harness and helmet to be worn during activities).

Spooky Stroudsburg

Downtown Stroudsburg
Dates: Daily through October 28, 2023
Times: 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Visit strollable Stroudsburg to see storefronts decorated for spooky season. Enjoy a self-guided walk or drive through downtown to get into the Halloween spirit! Come out on October 28 for a "Creatures of the Night" wildlife presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., trick-or-treating along Main Street from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and magic in Courthouse Square from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After Dark Adventures at Camelback

Camelback Mountain Adventures
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 28, 2023
Times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Varies by attraction.
There's so much to do at Camelback Mountain Adventures during the most frightful season of the year. Brave an adventure park in the nighttime and ride The Monster Glowster through the twilight or fly along the 1000' Zipline After Dark with the moon shining overhead. Enjoy a free Halloween Movie on the Mountain on Saturday, October 7. Don't forget to call ahead for reservations.

Family Fright Night

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Times: 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
Cost: $45/adults 13+; $18 children 4-12; free under 3
Looking for a not-so-scary evening of Halloween fun? Head to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions for a sweet and spooky party atmosphere with games, dancing, dinner, a costume contest, and more.

Creepy Crawly Trick-or-Treat Walk

Van Scott Nature Reserve of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Times: 12 p.m to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Learn about snakes and bats and "scary" friends friends from the animal realm at Van Scott Nature Reserve of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Come in costume and trick-or-treat along the short Wildflower Trail.

Trunk or Treat

Lake Genero
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Times: 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Decorate your trunk, put on your best costume, and even bring your pet for a fun evening at Lake Genero. See if your trunk or costume takes home one of the prizes, enjoy music, pony rides, and more.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Daily through October 29, 2023
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; certain activities require cost
You’ll wonder what to do first at this family-friendly festival at Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store. Enjoy fall features like pumpkin picking, hayrides, and lots of children’s activities and games. Keep in mind activities are limited during the midweek and weather-permitting.

Pumpkin Patch Express

The Stourbridge Line
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2023
Times: Varies by day
Cost: $30/adults 13+; $25/ages 3-12; free for children under 2 (lap seat)
Put on your best witch hat and board the train for a trip with The Stourbridge Line. Children can pick out a pumpkin at the local patch for free. Cider and donuts will be available for purchase. This round trip leaves from Honesdale and takes approximately two hours.

The Electrifying Jack-o-Lantern Experience

West End Fairgrounds
Dates: Thursdays through Sundays through October 29, 2023
Times: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $22/person; two and under free
Enjoy the grinning gourds decking out the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, PA during this unique jack-o-lantern walkthrough experience, the perfect backdrop for Halloween photos and memories. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.

Hawley Halloween Parade

Downtown Hawley
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Everybody loves a parade! Join the Hawley community as creative costumes and festive and fearsome floats fill the streets. Grab a delicious dinner downtown before the parade's evening step-off. The parade will finish in Bingham Park where the costume contest will be judged!

Mazezilla

Saylorsburg, PA
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 5, 2023
Times: Varies by day
Cost: Free with some paid activities
It isn't fall until you've found yourself lost in a corn maze. Mazezilla's impressive, 11-acre maze is music-themed this year. You can also pick pumpkins, launch pumpkins, explore hay forts, corn pits, mountain slides, and more.


For Mature Monsters

For Mature Monsters

Slightly later, longer and spookier, these events are great for families with older kids.

Ghost Tours

Downtown Honesdale
Dates: Saturday and Sunday October 7-8, 2023
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $18/person

Is the charming small town of Honesdale haunted? Find out during this 30-minute walking tour, starting at Central Park and working its way to the Historic Hotel Wayne. Not recommended for children under 8.

An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Times: TBA
Cost: Varies; check website
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..." Pay a visit to the beautiful Grey Towers National Historic Landmark for an annual dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poetry by the American Readers Theatre. Registration is required. Readings are appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Spooky Days on the Farm

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2023
Times: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $18/adult; $10/child 8-12
Discover eerie experiences at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Confront the Hag of the Woods and hunt for clues as you solve a murder mystery! Don't forget to bring your flashlight. Not suitable for audiences under age 7.

The Haunted Candle Shoppe Tour

The Haunted Candle Shoppe of the Poconos
Date: Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20/person

Take a walking tour of the The Haunted Candle Shoppe of the Poconos in Swiftwater. Your guide will share the history of the building, originally constructed in 1897, which once housed a biological laboratory in the basement.

The Haunted Poconos Trolley Tour

Delaware Water Gap, PA
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 28 plus October 29-31, 2023
Times: Tours start times vary.
Cost: $30/adults; $25/children under 12

Learn about hauntings, demonic possessions, witches and unsolved murders around Delaware Water Gap during this one-hour guided trolley tour with The Pocono Historic Trolley Tour.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk

Jim Thorpe, PA
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through November 18, 2023
Times: 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $15/person ages 13+; $5/under 12
Meet at The Inn at Jim Thorpe to take a stroll with a costumed storyteller, complete with lantern in hand, as you learn about the historic small town of Jim Thorpe. While the tales aren't scary, the suggested age is over 7 as smaller guests may get distracted during longer stories. Pre-registration is recommended.


For Brave Souls

For Brave Souls

These haunts are not for the faint of heart.

Waldorf Estate of FEAR

Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 28, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Varies by experience; tickets available online or cash only in person
“This isn’t kids’ stuff!” Visit Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store to choose from frightening attractions at the Waldorf Estate of Fear like Terror in the Corn and Zombie Escape Room. High-tech lighting and tricks as well as enthusiastic live actors will leave you spooked.

Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares

The Lake House Hotel in Saylorsburg
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 4, 2023
Times: Varies
Cost: $20-$35/person
When we say horror, we mean it! The Hotel of Horror is no ordinary haunted house. It’s not one but two state-of-the-art, walk-through horror attractions in Saylorsburg’s abandoned Lake House Hotel: The Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares.


For Creatures over 21

For Creatures over 21

Leave the little ghouls and gals at home. These Halloween happenings are for adults only.

Ghosts of Lehighton

Lehighton, PA
Dates: Fridays, October 13, 20, and 27, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/person for presentation and walk; $30 for presentation, walk, and investigation.

This 30-minute walk along First Street in Lehighton is hosted by Within Harmony and Paranormal Sightings. Learn about local history and haunted happenings in the area! Take it to the next level and take part in a paranormal investigation after the tour. Reservations are required.

Storytelling Dinner

The Settlers Inn
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $85/person prix fixe menu
Come satisfy your physical and spiritual appetites at The Settlers Inn. Enjoy an evening of farm-to-table dining and storytelling in the Undercroft Room aglow with pumpkins! This year's storyteller will be horror writer Clay McLeod Chapman. Reservations are required.

Mount Scary's Monster Bash

Mount Airy Casino Resort
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Cost: $30/general admission; $125/two tickets VIP high top; $250/four tickets VIP loveseat

Prepare to party the night away Halloween style with Mount Airy Casino Resort! Sample the spooky specials at the cash bar, enjoy the DJ dance tunes and be sure to dress to impress: cash prizes will be awarded to the most original costume and the best couple/group costume.

Blue Moon Express

The Stourbridge Line
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $35/adults 21+
Board The Stourbridge Line for a sunset train excursion beneath the fall leaves along the Lackawaxen River. There will be a stop at the grove with beer and wine to taste and purchase. Don't forget to come in costume - it's a once in a blue moon experience!

Halloween Bash with Two Taboo at The 80's Bar

The 80's Bar
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Want to celebrate Halloween with great live music and no cover charge? The Two Taboo will be performing scary good rock and roll music at at the bash at The 80's Bar in Lansford.

Monsterball Bash

Slopeside Pub & Grill
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 8 p.m. to midnight
Cost: Free

It's going to be a graveyard smash at Blue Mountain's Slopeside Pub & Grill. Plan the perfect costume to see if you can take home a win in the costume contest and enjoy giveaways, drink specials, prizes, live music, and more.

Nightmare on Broad Street: A Halloween Pop-Up Bar

Jive Bar & Lounge
Date: Dates vary through October 31, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
The Jive Bar & Lounge in Milford transforms into a Halloween lover's dream this month! Whether you choose to come in costume or not, there will be themed cocktails and live entertainment to enjoy. The pop-up bar will be open Fridays and Saturdays through October 21 and every night the week before Halloween, October 26-31.


 

Check out even more haunted attractions or fall activities and enjoy all the spooky happenings during the scariest time of the year! Find a place to stay to experience as much ghoulish fun as possible and savor the last of the fall foliage. Happy Halloween from the Pocono Mountains!

 

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