October = Halloween! I remember as a teenager how much I loved and dreaded haunted houses! The anticipation of being scared while going through a haunted house was both nerve wrecking and fun. Both teenagers and adults still love the thrills of going through a haunted house or navigating on a haunted trail. With Halloween being this month, I thought it would be wise to share five haunted houses/trails for thrill seekers to explore. Don’t be too scared now!!
Midway Wicked Woods is located at 114 Midway Dr. in Statesville, NC about 52 miles from Charlotte. This year is their 25th year so what not a better time than to walk the “Midway Wicked Woods”. Tickets range from $20-$35. They recommend, but is not required, that children be 10 years old or older to go on the trail. “A wagon will transport you from the entrance and will drop you off to walk the ‘Midway Wicked Woods’ unguided and on your own! In the darkness of night you will walk the trail through many scary buildings, a 600ft totally dark maze and hold on tight as you venture into the spinning ‘Tunnel of Terror.’ Be sure to wear the 3D glasses in their 3D Clown Room! You will walk through the Haunted Graveyard where the dead are not always dead. The goal is to see if you can make it out ALIVE! During the Harvest Moon be on the look out for Wicked Willie. He will be watching and waiting for you!”
The 1901 Nightmare is located at 3520 Mt Holly Rd in Edgmoor, SC, about 35 miles from Charlotte. The prices $25 for ages 12+ and $20 for ages 11 and under. They recommend ages 11 and older, however younger children are allowed to be accompanied by an adult 18 and older. “Far into the shadowy depths of the woods just off South Carolina highway 901 lies a darkness that spreads like a strangling vine. Feeding on your fears, this vile force chokes out every glint of life that it can tangle in its cold, deadly grip… eventually absorbing it into its ever-growing mass of infection. Come face to face with true terror this year as you step foot into a decrepit shack on the edge of the tree line, only then to be plunged into the gloomy abyss known as The 901 Nightmare. If you find yourself alone in the woods, will anyone hear your screams? Come out to The 901 Nightmare to find out what’s your worst nightmare!”
Scarrigan Farms is located at 1213 Oakridge Farm Hwy in Mooresville, NC about 32 miles from Charlotte. Ticket prices with a reservation are $30. Children 12 and under are not allowed. “On select October nights, our 275 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. If you are looking for a new and out of the ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this October, Scarrigan Farms is the place for you. If someone hasn’t peed in their pants by the end of the night we know we haven’t done our job.”
The 13th Acre is located at 3718 Plyler Mill Rd in Monroe, NC, about 30 miles from Charlotte. Ticket prices range from $13-$35. Children less than 8 years old are not recommended to attend. “In Monroe, NC, an eerily silent haunted trail captures the attention of many. Unknown creatures create chaos and mayhem in the area at night, but no one ever dares to enter it to know the truth. Are you brave enough to find out what lies in there? Feel as if you are walking right into your worst nightmare when you and your friends see how far you can go through The 13th Acre.”
Scarowinds is located at Carowinds Theme Park at 14523 Carowinds Blvd. on the border of North and South Carolina. Ticket prices range from $40-$72. They do not have an age requirement but they do recommend ages 13 and up due to the nature of the activities at the park. “SCarowinds, the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event, returns in 2021. Keep looking over your shoulder, because EVERY. SINGLE. THING you fear is here. Whether you’ve visited each year of fear, or if this is your first time, you’ll sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new generation of SCarowinds. Every corner is cursed afresh with haunted mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you – i.e. their next meal. And those wicked screams! There’s just no escaping them. Add our world-class thrill rides that instill a brand of fear all their own and you’ve got extreme, supreme Halloween – dare we say it? – FUN. Yep, we’ll scare the living daylights out of you, but it’s an AMAZING night and one of the best things to do for Halloween!”