Check back on October 4, 2022 when this blog will be updated! Everyone loves a good scare, but are you ready to experience the haunts of the season in the Poconos? We've got your list of area Halloween attractions, but beware, you may not want to go alone.

We’ve categorized our events by intensity, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Read on to discover upcoming festivities and tours from the not-so-scary to the utterly terrifying in the Pocono Mountains.

Our picks:

For Little Leviathans

All ages will enjoy these family-friendly spooky experiences.

Pocono Organics Tract-or-Treat
Pocono Organics
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Think trunk-or-treating but on the farm! Head to Pocono Organics for a day full of sweets and spooky fun. Decorate your car and bring treats to pass out - don't forget to stop in the cafe to check out the festive lunch offerings and candied apples. The event is free, but be sure to RSVP ahead of time on the website.


The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Open daily through October 24, 2021
Times: Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 9 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.


Pumpkin Patch Express
The Stourbridge Line
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2021
Times: Varies by day
Cost: $20/adults 13+; $10/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. This round trip leaves from Honesdale and takes approximately two hours.


Halloween at Camelback Resort
Camelback Mountain Adventures
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 2021
Times: Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
There's so much to do at Camelback Mountain Adventures during the spookiest season of the year. Brave an adventure park after dark and ride The Monster Coaster, bring your pooch to a Howl O'Ween Doggie Parade on October 24 or enjoy select Halloween restaurants savings. Don't forget to call ahead for reservations.


Halloween Fright Time Zip & Climb
Blue Mountain Resort
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2021
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $49/online; $55/at the window

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 comfortable with a harness and helmet to be worn during ) 


Spooky Stroudsburg
Downtown Stroudsburg
Dates: Open daily through October 31, 2020
Times: Varies
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! 


Halloween Trick or Treating
Hawley Silk Mill
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Celebrate October 31 in style: bring the family in your best costumes for trick or treating at the historic Hawley Silk Mill on Halloween afternoon.


The Electrifying Jack-o-Lantern
West End Fairgrounds
Dates: Open daily through November 7, 2021
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 10 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. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.


Saylorsburg, PA
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 7, 2021
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 medieval-themed this year. You can also pick pumpkins, launch pumpkins, explore hay forts, corn pits, mountain slides and more.


Pack up the family for a fun fall day at Mazeilla. Enjoy picking pumpkins, wagon rides, barnyard…

For Mature Monsters

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

Old Jail Ghost Tours
Old Jail Museum
Dates: Saturdays, October 9-30, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15/adult
Home to real spirits, the Old Jail Museum invites you on a 25-minute haunted tour in Jim Thorpe. Hear true tales and ghostly occurrences that have continued since 1871. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Children under 12 are not permitted.


Pocono Haunted Trolley Tours
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, October 15-30, 2021
Times: Tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/adults; $15/children 12 and under

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.


Spooky Days on the Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2021
Times: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $12/adult; $6/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 8.


Storytelling Dinner
The Settlers Inn
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $65/person
Come satisfy your physical and spiritual appetites at The Settlers Inn. Enjoy an evening of family-style, farm-to-table dining and storytelling in the Undercroft Room aglow with pumpkins! Mysterious tales will be presented by Neil Genzlinger. Reservations are required.


The Haunted Candle Shoppe Tour
Swiftwater, PA
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31, 2021
Times: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/person
Originally built in 1897, this building was once home to a biological laboratory. Just what kind of experiments took place here? Learn about the haunted history of The Candle Shoppe of the Poconos during a 45-minute walking tour.

For Brave Souls

These haunts are not for the faint of heart.

The Waldorf Estate of Fear
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 30, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Varies by experience; cash only
“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 Apocalypse 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
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 6, 2021
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

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

Wine and Candy Pairings
Mountain View Vineyard Winery, Brewery and Distillery
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20/adults 21+
Which vintage should you pair with the candy you pilfer from your kids' trick or treat bags? Mountain View Vineyard Winery, Brewery and Distillery is hosting an evening of wine and candy tasting to help guide you.


Blue Moon Express
The Stourbridge Line
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35/adults 21+
Put on your best costume and enjoy a scenic sunset ride along the Lackawaxen River with The Stourbridge Line followed by a visit to the grove with beer and wine to taste and purchase. It's a once in a blue moon experience!


Monsterball Bash
Blue Mountain Resort
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Cost: Free
You were working in the lab, late one night... Don your best costume and head to Blue Mountain Resort's Slopeside Pub & Grill for a swinging and spooky good time at the Monsterball Bash.


Halloween Party at ShawneeCraft
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
This Halloween bash features a contest, award-winning beer and live entertainment at ShawneeCraft Brewing Company on the grounds of the beautiful Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.


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!