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On the hunt for some terrifying scares? Look no further than right here in Eastern North Carolina where there are tons of haunted attractions lurking right around the corner!

Clayton Fear Farm 

1620 Loop Rd. Clayton 

Open every Friday and Saturday until October 22 from 7 – 10 pm and October 27, 30, and 31 from 7 – 9 pm.  

Tickets are $25.  

A haunted Halloween scream park at a local farm. Every year new horror features are added, this year’s attractions include The Black Hole, Fear Forest Haunted Hayride, Slaughterhouse, and The Academy.  

Dress comfortably, you may need to run, crawl, and get through tight spaces.  

Darkside Haunted Estates 

11875 NC HWY 222 W Middlesex

Open every Friday and Saturday until November 5 as well as Halloween night from 7 – 10 pm. October 30 from 7 – 9 pm and October 29 from 2 – 4 pm for low scare fun.  

Tickets are $25 for adults, and children 12 and under are $12. 

Over 20 years of haunting attractions, this year featuring: The Bundie Hotel, Skully’s Inlet ft. The S.S. Sea Hag, Mayhem Hayride, The Slaughterhouse, Clown Town, Insane Asylum, Fright Trail, The Lost Crypt, The Forgotten Cabin, RottenKorr Cemetary and Hatchet’s Fish Cannery.  

Saturday, November 5 is Lights Out, come experience Darkside in the Dark, face your fears with only one glow stick. 

Devil’s Playground Haunted Attraction 

544 Falcon Rd. Lillington

Open Fridays & Saturdays in October 7:30 – 11 pm including October 30 and 31. 

Original haunted house that takes you on a mind-bending trip through hellfire and back again. Zombie Tag arena, carnival-style games, axe throwing, concessions.  

Customized haunt experiences are available. First class upgrade is an interactive experience, first-class passengers will be touched, might get bloody, dirty, wet, and possibly separated from the group and thrown back in alone or with strangers. A VIP Upgrade allows you to skip the line and get to the scares faster. 

Extreme Fear Scaregrounds 

401 Fairgrounds Rd. Kinston 

Open every Friday – Sunday until Halloween. Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm – midnight. Sundays October 9 – 30 from 8 – 11 pm. 

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $40 for a fast pass, and $60 to skip the line.  

Sunday, October 23 is blackout night with no lights and only one glow stick. Saturday, October 29 is a Halloween Festival with kids Trick ‘R Treat from noon – 4 pm.  

“Eastern North Carolina’s Newest and Scariest Haunted Attraction.” The theme is “Fear at The Fair” featuring three attractions: Nixon Asylum where you navigate the halls of an asylum, Mayhem traps you in a carnival where the clowns are wreaking havoc, and Insanity the newest attraction that just when you think you’ve escaped the asylum you become trapped in a seemingly endless maze.  

Fishstrong Fright Night 

3100 Freedom Way Hubert

Open every Friday and Saturday in October including October 21 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. 

Tickets are $12 for the hayride, $9 for the walking trail, and $18 for both attractions.  

The 7th annual Fishstrong Fright Night Haunted Hayride and Walking Trail. Every year is different with new scares and attractions. Concessions stand available, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch. 

Proceeds from the hayride go towards helping NC families dealing with life-altering illnesses. 

Frightmore Academy 

2115 Everetts Rd. Williamston 

Open every Friday & Saturday in October including October 30 and 31.  

Tickets are $21 online. Regular admission is $26. 

A haunted house including 20+ different scenes, both indoor and out. Not recommended for the faint of heart.  

Children under 14 require an adult. 

Haunted Forest at Panic Point 

2808 Cedar Creek Rd. Youngsville

Open every Friday – Sunday until November 5. Open Halloween. Times vary per day, check the website for exact ticket times. 

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP. 

“The highest rated haunted attraction in North Carolina.” Features 5 unique attractions: Haunted Forest over a half-mile long, Dark Trail, Haunted Hayride, Killers in the Corn, and The Stalkers farm. While waiting between frights there is a sit-down carnival area with fire pits, concessions, and carnival games.

Hickory Grove Haunted Trail 

4064 Mountain View St. Gastonia at the Mountain View Golf Center 

Open every Friday and Saturday until October 29 dark to midnight. Open October 9, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31 from dark to 10 pm.  

Tickets are $20. 

In operation for almost 30 years, “one of the original and oldest haunted attractions in the Gaston County area.” Top rated Haunted Attraction in NC for 2016 and 2017. Concessions offered.  

Hollerin Haunts Hayride 

2914 Bud Johnson Rd. Clinton 

Open 8 – 10 pm October 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, & 31. Open 8 – 11 pm October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and November 4-5.  

Tickets are $30 per person or $40 for all three attractions. $5 parking. 

“Number 1 Haunted Hayride in North Carolina.” A 7/10 of a mile Haunted Hayride, shoot at zombies with paintballs on a double-decker trailer pulled by a bus for Zombie Hunt. Or take a terrifying walk through pitch black where you must feel your way through for The Darkness.”

Marr Branch Haunted House 

2289 Garner Chapel Rd. Mount Olive 

Open Fridays & Saturdays 7 – 11 pm. Open October 31 from 7 –10 pm and November 5 from 7 – 10 pm. 

Tickets are $25. 

World famous Haunted House that the owners say is quite possibly haunted, Bubba’s Bloody Bucket, and a trip through the Hell Raising Hay Field.  

Monster Martin’s House of Terror at Jaycees FEARgrounds

Craven County Fairgrounds, 3700 US-70 New Bern, NC 28560

Open every day beginning October 26th – 31st from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

Tickets are $10 (cash only or online) and 1 can of food per person. A portion of ticket sales and all food donations will benefit RCS.

“Scaring away hunger since 2001”. This haunted attraction brings together fun and terror all for a good cause. Terrifying clowns, jump scares, a fortune teller, a claustrophobic room, and a unique feature that will have guests running for the exit.

This event is too scary for younger children.

Nightmare Factory 

29 Park Ln. Havelock 

Open every Friday and Saturday 7 pm – midnight through November 5. Rated R hours begin at 9 pm. 

Tickets are $25 but go up to $30 for October 28-29 and November 4-5.  

Open for the 16th year of fear! Featuring 4 attractions: The Dead Zone outside attraction, Clowns in 3D, Haunted Factory, and The Psych Ward. Also featuring a rage room and Christmas Haunted House on November 4-5.  

PG-13 experience 7 – 9 pm. Rated R experience begins after 9 pm. 

Nights of Fright 

2100 NC HWY 33 East Chocowinity

Open starting October 7 Fridays & Saturdays 8 – 11 pm. 

Tickets are $25, fast passes are $35 to skip the lines. 

Voted among the top-rated North Carolina Haunted Houses in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Walk the Haunted Trails at Raised in a Barn Farm. 

Recommended age is 13 and older. 

Phillips Field of Screams 

6701 Good Hope Church Rd. Cary 

Open every Friday and Saturday through October 29 from 7:30 – 11:30 pm.  

Tickets are $25 cash, and $27 credit card.  

Four attractions that will “haunt your dreams” include: The Field of Lost Souls, The Rebellion Trail, Big Top Terror, and The Gore House. 

Children 12 years and younger are not recommended.

Frightland at Dreamland Escapes Haunted Halloween Trail

9271 NC 903 in Ayden

Open every Friday and Saturday in October, including Oct. 30-31. 7:30-11 p.m.
Children 12 and under $10, Adults $15

Call with questions (252) 414-1382 or email them by clicking here.

The Hotel  

107 Railroad St. Ahoskie 

Open every Friday & Saturday through November 6 from 7 – 11 pm.  

Tickets are $25. VIP is $60 which allows entry to The Hotel by yourself for a more personalized haunt experience, it also allows you to jump to the front of the line. 

An intense interactive haunted attraction designed to take you to the limits of your own fear. The attraction is located inside a REAL haunted location (The Garrett Hotel) with numerous instances of documented paranormal activity. There are tight corridors and disturbing scenes. You will be touched.  

Recommended for ages 16 and older. Not appropriate for young children.  

Paranormal ghost tours and psychic readings are also available at The Garrett Hotel. 

Ghostwalk in New Bern

October 20-22 throughout downtown New Bern

Click here to get tickets for the 32nd Ghostwalk. Learn more about the city and its people in a family-friendly environment. Click here for a schedule, tickets and much more. Click here to learn more about the tour and what it entails.

The Wicked Haunted House  

490 Frizzelle Farm Rd. Hookerton

Open 7:30 – 11 pm October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 29-31

“Reputation for being one of North Carolina’s most intense haunts.” A very hands-on, in-your-face haunting experience. 2,400 square foot haunted house and one-and-a-half acre haunted woods trail.  

Offers PG-13 and Rated R experiences.

Scare U University 

201 South Pine Street Pink Hill 

Open starting at 8 pm October 21-22, 26-31.  

Scare U University is owned and operated by the Pink Hill Fire and Rescue Department. A two-story climate-controlled haunted house measuring around 3,000 square feet.

For additional Haunted Attractions across North Carolina, check out these links.