Halloween will be here before you know it, so make plans now to scare yourself silly at some of the most haunted houses and places in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. So, in no particular order:
Boogerwoods Howl-o-Ween Spectacular
If words like ‘Boogervator’, and ‘Booger Oil’ grab your attention you gotta go to Boogerwoods, a scary and popular attraction that has scared the socks off folks for over three decades. Runs only five nights, so make plans early for this guided event. Just don’t let Jason grab you! October 22-23, 28-30.
Phaniels Church Road
Tickets: $15, $25 for VIP tickets to put you ahead of the line.
The Haunted Mill
Think you’re too bad to be scared? Think again, my friend, because The Haunted Mill will pick you up and wring you out like an old dirty dishrag. The chills begin September 24-25 and and continue October 1-2, 8-10, 14-17, 21-24, 27-31. Also, visit Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf at the same location at a combo price.
6325 Wilkinson Blvd.
Belmont, NC – I-85 Belmont Abbey Exit
Tickets: Adults: Haunted House $15 – Haunted House and Mini Golf $19.
Ages 10 and under: Haunted House $10 – Haunted House and Mini Golf $13.
Call: 704-829-MILL (6455)
The Campground Massacre Haunted House
Hmm, you know you’re in for a scary time when you’re referred to as victim instead of visitor. But being scared is what Halloween is all about, so make your way to The Campground Massacre Haunted House and Mina’s Mansion to experience life in a horror movie.Opens October 1-2, and runs 8-9, 14-17, 21-24,27-31.
940 Gold Hill Road
Fort Mill, SC
Tickets: $20 per victim, $10 for children 8 and under, although the event is not recommended for children under age 10.
Call: 866-SLASHER (866-752-7437)
Terror By the Creek
A hundred years ago. An old gristmill. Twenty-five workers murdered. That’s how Terror By the Creek in Lincolnton, NC got its start, and now you can test your bravery by going to the scene of the crime.
Starts October 1-2 , 8-9, 15-16, 22-31st. Volunteers needed. .
The Spencer Mountain Haunted Mansion
Yikes! Even the website for The Spencer Mountain Haunted Mansion is scary–so what will the real thing be like? Find out because this mansion might really be haunted because some ghostly sighting have occurred over the last couple of years. Goosebumps, anyone?
Spencer Mountain, NC
SCarowinds Halloween Haunt
Come September, Carowinds, an amusement park bordering North and South Carolina, turns into Scarowinds, the scariest place in the Southeast. Eleven horrifying attractions, including Camp Killuaee, Dead Inn, Feeding Frenzy, The Cemetery and The Playground–and it’s not for the kids–not recommended for anyone under age 13. Do you dare? Starts September 17-18 and runs 24-25, October 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 28-31.
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Tickets: Single night general admission ages 3 and older, $42.99, but depending on the date you visit, pricing can be $28.99. Group rates available or add on the VIP Pre-Haunt addition for $16.99, which includes early admission to the park and first chance at spooky rides and horrifying mazes. Also includes an all-you can eat meal.
Call: 704-588-2600 or 803-548-5300
Scary Dairy Haunted Hayride
Have small children? Then you have the option of a non-haunted hayride at the Harris Farm’s 2nd Annual Scary Dairy Haunted Hayride. But for the rest of you, get ready for the haunts, ghosts and goblins who are itchin’ to scare. October 2 and October 9 non-haunted hayride. October 22-23, 29-31 haunted hayride. Workers needed–e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1643 Pembroke Road
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
They’re waiting for you. At least that’s what I hear from the ghouls at Hickory Grove Haunted Trail. And what’s not to shriek about? Starting weekends in October, they’ll be lurking behind the trees and prowling through the bushes, not to mention their maze, which is “one of the longest, darkest mazes in the state. They’ve had 16 years in Gaston County to perfect the are scaring the daylights out of you. October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-24, 27-31.
4064 Mountain View State
Gastonia, NC 28056
Call: 704-913-9408 or 704-201-4762
The Old Haunted School
Didn’t do your homework? Well, the school teacher is the last one you need to fear upon entering the long, dark hallways of The Old Haunted School. Clowns with chainsaws, bloodybones, ghouls and goblins are just a few of the goodies in store for you when you dare to enter! Starts October 22.
US 52- Prospect Church Road
Contact: Bethany Volunteer Fire Department