Last updated: 7/10/18 -- Check back on October 18, 2018 when this blog will be updated! Everyone loves a good scare, but are you ready to experience the haunts of the season? We’re covering Halloween attractions for all to enjoy, 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 for 13 upcoming festivities from the not so scary to the utter terrifying in the Pocono Mountains.

Check out our picks for little leviathans ~ mature monsters ~ brave souls ~ older creatures

For Little Leviathans

Family-friendly festivities abound in autumn. The following events are appropriate for little ones.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Date: Open daily through October 29, 2017
Time: Weekdays: Noon to 5 p.m.; Weekends: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $10/funband; weekend activities additional; free for children under 2
You’ll wonder what to do first at this family-friendly festival. Enjoy fall features like pumpkin picking, hayrides, a family corn maze, costumed characters, bounce houses and lots of children’s activities.

Fall Fest at Camelback
Camelback Mountain Adventures
Date: Open select dates, September 29 - October 31, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: Crafts: $3-10; attractions: $10/guest
Daylight adventures abound for the entire family with pumpkin painting and kids' crafts. Once the sun sets, speed through the dark woods on the Monster Coaster, race through the night sky on the Lights Out Zip Line, and embark on the Trams of Terror for an eerie expedition to Kartrite's Kurse haunted house.  

Family-Friendly Haunted Attractions

Spooky Days on the Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Friday – Sunday, October 27 - 29, 2017
Time: Friday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $8/adult; $5/child 3-12
Enjoy child-friendly activities during the day, and eerier experiences at night. Highlights include horse-drawn wagon rides, ghost stories and learning about the creatures of Halloween. This event is rain or shine.

Spooky Days on the Farm at Quiet Valley

For Mature Monsters

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

Force on Freaks
Threat Assessment Tactical Solutions
Date: Thursday and Saturday, October 19 and 21, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: $25/person
Be careful, tonight's " The Purge" and you are not alone! Armed with 15 non-lethal marking rounds, make your way through disorienting rooms to safety while shooting masked villains. Ghouls and gals under 18 must have a parent present and sign a waiver. 

Haunted Trails of Screams!
Alvin’s Offroad Playground
Date: Friday – Saturday, October 20 – 28, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Hayride: $18/adult, $13/child (10 and under); ATV tour: $35/driver (16 and older), $15/passenger (10 and older)
Enter if you dare. Experience ghastly witches, flesh-eating zombies, chainsaw maniacs and so much more on the 70 acres of Trails of Screams. Take a tractor-pulled hayride or explore the haunted trails by ATV. New this year, Katie’s Garage is ready to brave while waiting for your tour to begin.

Hallowscream Nights
Pocono TreeVentures
Date: Open select dates, October 20 – 29, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Cost: $39/haunted combo; $20/zip; $25/ropes course; $20/kids' ropes course; $15/haunted trail
Hallowscream nights at Pocono TreeVentures include after-dark ropes course and zip line adventures, haunted trail, pumpkin painting and free scary movies.

Hallowscreem Nights at Pocono TreeVentures in the Pocono Mountains

Old Jail Ghost Tours
Old Jail Museum
Date: Saturdays, October 21 – 28, 2017
Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult; $7/student 12 and older
Home to real spirits, the Old Jail Museum invites you on a 45-minute haunted tour. Hear true tales and ghostly occurrences that have continued since 1871. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Children under 12 are not permitted.

Storytelling Dinner
The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
Date: Friday – Saturday, October 27 - 28, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: $65/person
Come satisfy your physical and spiritual appetites at the Settlers Inn. Enjoy an evening of pumpkin carving, farm-to-table dining and storytelling! Mysterious tales will be presented by Sandy Gabrielson. Reservations are required.

Storytelling Dinner at Settlers Inn in the Poconos

For Brave Souls

These haunts are not for the faint of heart.

The Waldorf Estate of Fear
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Date: Friday – Saturday, October 20 – 28, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Varies by experience; cash only
“This isn’t kids’ stuff!” Four frightening attractions await at the Waldorf Estate of Fear: Infection, a zombie apocalypse game of survival; the Zombie Escape Room, a spooky challenge; the Waldorf Hotel, a horrifying haunted house, and Terror in the Corn, a haunted hayride.

Hotel of Horror feat. Altered Nightmares
The Lake House Hotel
Date: Open select dates, October 20 – November 4, 2017
Time: Friday: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $5-$35/person
When we say horror, we mean it! The Hotel of Horror is no ordinary haunted house. It’s three state-of-the-art, walk-through horror attractions in Saylorsburg’s abandoned Lake House Hotel: The Hotel of Horror, Altered Nightmares and the Exhibition Macabre.

Saylors Lake House Hotel of Horror
Photo Credit: Andrew Snyder

For Older Creatures

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

Monsterball Bash
Slopeside Pub & Grill at Blue Mountain Resort
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Cost: Free
Gather your best costume, and enjoy a late-night Halloween celebration at the Slopeside’s Monsterball Bash! This 21+ party promises costume prizes and promo giveaways, live entertainment, drink specials and more amusements for adults.

Halloween Bash with Pocono Duo
ShawneeCraft Tap Room
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $5/adult; menu pricing varies
Calling all costumes! This Halloween shindig not only requires costumes, but features prizes, beer and live entertainment. Chef Rodney Tallada is stirring up Hibachi, so come hungry; food pricing varies.

Shawnee Craft Brewery in the Pocono Mountains

Hallowine Cocktail Costume Party
Mountain View Vineyard Winery & Brewery
Date: Friday, October 27, 21017
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $45/person
The cocktail menu features fun stations and passed hors’ d’oeuvres. Your ticket also includes two drinks. Come dressed in the Halloween spirit, and you may win a prize for best costume!

Check out even more haunted attractions and events for all spooky happenings during the scariest time of the year! Find Halloween special offers for places to stay to experience as much ghoulish fun as possible.

Happy Halloween from the Pocono Mountains!