Everyone loves a good scare, but are you ready to experience the haunts of the season? We’re covering 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 for 10 upcoming festivities from the not so scary to the utterly terrifying in the Pocono Mountains.

Our picks:


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
Dates: Open daily through October 27, 2019
Times: Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 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.


The Monster Coaster
Camelback Mountain Adventures
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, 2019
Times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $15/ride
Are you brave enough to try an adventure park after dark? The Monster Coaster zooms through the night with some scares along the way. Camelback’s Lights Out Zip Lines will operate in conjunction with the monster coaster. 


Spooky Days on the Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Friday through Sunday, October 25-27, 2019
Times: 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: $10/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.


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 5-26, 2019
Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15/adults; $10/high school student
Home to real spirits, the Old Jail Museum invites you on a 40-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 and Saturday, October 25-26, 2019
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 pumpkin carving, farm-to-table dining and storytelling! Mysterious tales will be presented by Sandy Gabrielson. Reservations are required.


TATS Purge
Threat Assessment Tactical Solutions
Date: Varies through November 2, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $35/person; add-ons available
Be careful, 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.


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 November 2, 2019
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 Rooms, 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
Dates: Open weekends through November 2, 2019
Times: Varies
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 Theatre of the Damned. As a bonus, you can also tour this real-life haunted house on Halloween night. 


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
Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
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.


Kings of Queen Street at the Halloween Costume Bash
ShawneeCraft Tap Room at The Shawnee Inn
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $10/pre-sale cover, $15/at door
Calling all costumes! This Halloween shindig not only requires costumes, but features prizes, beer and live entertainment. 


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!

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