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 nine 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 25, 2020
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 this annual event, enjoy fall features like pumpkin picking, hayrides and lots of children’s activities and games.

The Monster Coaster
Camelback Mountain Adventures
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 1, 2020
Times: Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25/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. Don't forget to call ahead for reservations.

Spooky Days on the Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2020
Times: Friday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 1 p.m. to 8 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.

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! 

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 3-24, 2020
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. 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 30-31, 2020
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 their new outdoor space! Mysterious tales will be presented by Neil Genzlinger. Reservations are required.

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 31, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Varies by experience; cash only
“This isn’t kids’ stuff!” Choose from two frightening attractions at the Waldorf Estate of Fear. Summer Camp, will you survive this trip or wake up from the nightmare; or City of Horrors, combining two old attractions for a haunted corn walk.

Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares
The Lake House Hotel
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 1, 2020
Times: Varies
Cost: $20-$35/person
When we say horror, we mean it! The Hotel of Horror is no ordinary haunted house. It’s two state-of-the-art, walk-through horror attractions in Saylorsburg’s abandoned Lake House Hotel: The Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares. 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.

Halloween Party at ShawneeCraft
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Call for details
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!