HalloweenBoooo!  Ahhhhhhhh (blood curdling scream)!  Howlllll!  Alright, I’m guessing reading these Halloween sounds isn’t as scary as actually hearing them, so I’ll stop now.  However, we have a number of local events below that promise to raise the hair on the back of your neck.  From haunted hayrides to late night ghost hunts, Montgomery County has many attractions that will provide the Halloween thrills and chills you are looking for.  Please visit our Facebook page to leave feedback for the community on the best haunted places to visit this year – thanks!

 

Hatboro Haunts The evil deeds of Hatboro’s Mad Hatter, Damien Lester, are about to be revealed. Are you brave enough to take the Haunted Cemetery Hay Ride, the Terrifying Thrill Rides? If so…be ready for the night of your life! Go to Hatboro Haunt’s website for the gory details of Damien’s story.

Location: Miller Meadow, York & Horsham Roads, Hatboro

Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 6-11PM.; Weekdays 6-9PM.

Witches of Narberth – Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for thirteen of the witchiest witches around.   They collect treats along the way, then return to the start when they’ve found all thirteen to collect a Halloween prize. The hunt goes until 4 pm or until prizes are gone.  See website for more details.

Location: Corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues, Narbeth

Hours: Saturday, October 29 from 1-4PM

 

Scream Mountain (Schwenksville)Montgomery County’s Spring Mountain, a popular ski resort, is transformed into “Scream Mountain” during the month of October.  Haunted hayrides as well as haunted chair lift rides are offered on weekends in October.  For those with small children looking for non-scary Halloween fun, visit Spring Mountain on October 22nd between 1-5PM to explore the Kids Maze, Bounce House, and to go on a traditional hayride.

Location: 757 Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount, PA 19478

Hours: 6:30-10:30PM Fridays/Saturdays and 6:30-9:30PM on Sundays.

Pumpkin CarvingPhoenixville Pumpkin Fest – The first ever Phoenixville Pumpkin Fest will be coming to Reeves Park on Saturday, October 29th. The festival will feature: Pumpkin Painting (great for children!), a LARGE Pumpkin Moon Bounce, a Pumpkin Carving Demonstration Table, Free pumpkin carving kits (while supplies last), Face painting Games, prizes, and a free raffle. The highlights of the event will be a timed Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Pumpkin Derby. Prizes will be awarded for both contests, all of which have been supplied by local businesses who will also be doing the judging for the pumpkin carving contest. Please visit the Pumpkin Fest website for contest rules and more information.

Location: Reeves Park in Phoenixville – At Starr Street and Second Avenue intersection

Hours: Saturday, October 29 2PM-7PM

Narberth Halloween ParadeA grand Narberth tradition where over a thousand local kids march the streets in full costume the night before Halloween.

Location: St. Margaret’s parking lot- North Narberth Ave, Narbeth

Hours: Sunday, October 30 from 6-8PM

Collegeville Halloween Parade – The annual Collegeville Rotary Halloween Parade comes to the downtown once again.  A nice community event that is great for families with younger children.  Make sure to dress up your pets as there will be a new pet costume contest this year.

Location: Downtown Collegeville.Judging takes place behind Schrader’s Aamco

Hours: Wednesday, October 26 – Parade Start Time: 6:30PM, Judging Start Time: 6:00PM

Hayride Of Horrors (Limerick) The Linfield Fire Company will once again be having their Annual Hayride of Horrors that has been a tradition for the past 20 years.  The hayride will start at the Linfield Fire Company where guests will get on a hay wagon. The wagon will proceed down through the dark and dreary Trinley Park River Road, where the undead thrive on the weary. Hold on to your loved ones and take a deep breath as you embark through new Horrors of excitement and adventure. Will you survive?

Location: Linfield Fire Company – 1077 Main Street Linfield, PA

Hours: October 28-30 7-10pm

Moonlight Tours at Graeme Park (Horsham) – Learn about what haunts Graeme Park in this Living History Theater presentation on the history of Graeme Park and the “ghostly” experiences people have had here over the centuries. Reservations required – please call 215-915-9453.

Location: On County Line Road, near Rte. 611 in Horsham

Hours: Fridays, October 21 and 28

Ghost Hunt At Graeme Park (Horsham)Investigate six historic structures in addition to the woods and grounds around the property with a team of paranormal investigators. Midnight supper with a “toast to the ghost” included. Reservations required – please call 215-915-9453.  Please visit Graeme Park’s website for further information.

Location: Graeme Park & the Penrose-Strawbridge House – On County Line Road, near Rte. 611 in Horsham

Hours:Saturday, October 22 6PM-2AM

Graeme Park Ghost Hunt

Nightmare at Elmwood – Zoo (Norristown) –  Elmwood Park Zoo’s annual “Nightmare at Elmwood” Halloween extravaganza is the highlight of the fall season! This family-friendly adventure is the perfect alternative to trick-or-treating from door-to-door, with candy stations, corn mazes, costume contests, the ‘Mad Scientist’s Laboratory’, Pirates Cove and much more! Harry Potter fans will love touring “Wizard’s Alley”, a life-size depiction of a magical passageway.

 

Location: Elmwood Park Zoo – 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Hours: October 21-23, 28-30 from  6-9PM

Spooky Things (Norristown Farm Park)Do spiders, bats, and owls scare you? Come out and learn more about these creatures of the night. We’ll hear a story and make a craft.  Pre-register by calling (610) 270-0215.

Location: Norristown Farm Park (meet at the Milk House/Park Office) – 2500 Upper Farm Road Norristown, PA 19403

Hours: Wednesday, October 19 from 1–3PM

Park in the DarkPark In The Dark (Norristown Farm Park) – Hear a few scary stories and see a “specter” or two as you walk through the park at night. Flashlights are not allowed.  The walk is in the dark and not meant for the faint of heart.  Please visit the Norristown Farm Park website for further information.

Location: Norristown Farm Park (meet at the Milk House/Park Office) – 2500 Upper Farm Road Norristown, PA 19403

Hours: Friday, October 28 7PM (Last tour leaves at 7:45PM)

 

 

 

An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories (Green Lane Park)An evening of bone chilling ghost stories from our area. Sit with Ranger Hoh by a roaring fire in our rustic pavilion and hear tales of hauntings, revenge and mystery. Not recommended for the faint of heart! All ages; free; pre-registration required, limited to forty brave souls; dress warmly for chilly weather.  Pre-register by calling (215) 234-4528.

Location: Green Lane Park ( Deep Creek Pavilion) – 2144 Snyder RD Green Lane, PA 18054

Hours: Saturday, October 22 7:30-9PM

 

 

 

Halloween In Manayunk – Manayunk invites you to bring your family and friends to trick AND treat safely in the quaint shops and restaurants along Main Street in Manayunk. Participating merchants will be marked with a bale of hay, a potted mum and a small pumpkin!

Location: Downtown Manayunk

Hours: Saturday, October 29 10AM-2PM

Malloween (King of Prussia)Trick-Or-Treat in the mall!!   Trick-or-Treating bags will be available in JCPenney Court.

 

Location: King of Prussia Mall

Hours: Saturday, October 29 11AM-1PM

 

Terror Behind The Walls (Eastern State Penitentiary) – If these local events just don’t do it for you, this one sure will.  Take a short trip to experience 13 frightening rooms in the historic Eastern State Penitentiary located in Philadelphia.

Location: 22nd & Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hours: Visit the official website for dates and times

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Location: 757 Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount, PA 19478

Hours: 6:30-10:30PM Fridays/Saturdays and 6:30-9:30PM on Sundays.