It’s October and that means Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the season for pumpkins, turkey dinners and all things spooky. If you’re looking for something to get your adrenaline going, we’ve outlined eight haunted attractions right here in Nova Scotia you need to check out.
RIVERBREEZE FEAR FARM – The Bloodfields
Four haunted houses, two haunted mazes and nine terrifying nights. Nova Scotia’s oldest and, many would say, most terrifying haunted corn maze is a must-visit on your list but we suggest buying your tickets early online! Get your screaming lungs ready.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday nights in October
WHERE: 660 Onslow Road, Truro
Visit the Fear Farm website for full details and to get your tickets online.
DEAD END MOTEL – Where there is no turning back
Something’s lurking in the basement of the Kentville post office and there’s a room reserved for you. Proceeds from this year’s haunt go to Open Arms and Misfit Manor Dog Rescue.
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: 495 Main St., Kentville (Post Office)
COST: Adults $10, Children (under 12) $5
Visit the Creep Crew Facebook page for full details.
PHANTOM FREAKSHOW – Haunted House & Corn Maze
Set inside the walls of an old warehouse the Phantom Effects team will scare the pants off you in support of the IWK Foundation. This year, the terror extends beyond the walls of the warehouse and into the corn maze… So, put your big girl (or boy) panties on and enter the freakshow.
WHEN: Fridays 7-10 p.m.; Saturdays 1-5 p.m., 6:30-10 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: 10317 Highway 1, Wolfville
COST: Adults $10, Children (under 10) $7, Corn Maze $5 (separate cost)
*Note: House listed are regular hours in October. Please check the website for full listing. Visit the Phantom Freakshow website for full details.
BLUENOSE GHOST FESTIVAL – Fear The Darkness Haunted House
Designed to frighten even the tough guys, the Bluenose Ghost Festival at Alderney Landing has something for everyone. Not willing to brave the haunted house? No worries, visit the selfie haunted park, take a simulated casket ride or visit the witches treat or treat house.
WHEN: Oct. 5-7, 12-15, 19-22, 26-31 6:30-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alderny Landing, Dartmouth
COST: $12 (Main Haunted House)
Visit the Bluenose Ghost Festival website for full details.
HAUNTED CHURCHILL HOUSE – Saxby’s Curse
Set inside a 150-year-old home, this haunt changes each year with new characters, new themes and new frights. Test your fear tolerance by visiting the house and then head to the “the cellar”, a special edition escape room in the basement or enjoy the family friendly trick or treat children’s Halloween.
WHEN: Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Churchill House, Hantsport
Check out the Haunted Churchill House Facebook page for full details.
HAUNTED HOLLOW – Let the nightmares begin
When darkness sets in, take a stroll through the woods of the haunted hollow and see for yourself whether the rumours of the walking dead are true. In support of Halifax Search and Rescue, this is an outdoor event so dress appropriately and get ready for a fright.
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7:30-9 p.m.
WHERE: 1561 Hammonds Plains Road
COST: $12.00 (cash only)
Visit the Haunted Hollow website for full details.
MUSQUODOBOIT SCAREGROUNDS – Asylum 2017
In support of Ground Search and Rescue this year, this haunt is completely indoors which means there’s no getting out on rain dates. Come and visit the asylum, where patients always look forward to new visitors!
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays in October, and Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: 190 Exhibition Road, Middle Musquodoboit
COST: $10 per person
Stop by the Musquodoboit Scaregrounds Facebook page for full details.
BARRINGTON HAUNTED HOUSE – The Purge of Barrington
Violence, chaos and absolute mayhem. This Halloween, are you prepared for the purge? What a theme right! If you haven’t seen the movie, you should as a “warm up” to this event!
WHEN: Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 30, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Barrington Exhibition Grounds
Visit the Barrington Haunted House Facebook page for full details of the haunt.
Do you have what it takes? We’ll be checking out all eight of these terrifying scares and we dare you to do the same.