2020 has definitely been a scary year…. no haunted houses required. But, if you still want to find ways to get your screams out, visit one of these Pittsburgh haunted houses, hayrides, fright farms and other scary adventures – all open for the 2020 season, and all offering new procedures and guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets sell quickly for these events, so be sure to check with each venue before you visit!
Pittsburgh Haunted Houses, Hayrides + Fright Farms 2020
Scarehouse is back with a new location for 2020 at the Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum. This year, they have “more clowns, demons, mutants and scares then ever!” They’re open weekends from now through November 14, and all ScareHouse tickets must be purchased in advance online.
ScareHouse: Scream District
The Strip District
While ScareHouse’s Strip District ‘Basement’ location is closed for the year, you can book a private, scary ‘Stalked By A Killer’ Escape Room experience. Up to eight players can work together to find clues, solve puzzles and discover the secrets of each mission – and get out alive. Tickets are available online.
The Demon House in Monongahela is open weekends through November 13, offering a frightful haunted house experience. Demon House is on a first-come, first-serve basis (so be prepared for long lines), and tickets are $20 per person on Fridays and Saturdays, and $15 per person on Sundays. They also offer campfires, an outdoor movie theater, local artists booths, food trucks and more to enjoy while you’re waiting. Demon House (417 Coyle Curtain Road, Monongahela)
Freddy’s Haunts is a family-owned and operated haunted trail that offers an immersive, all-enclosed haunted experience filled with “monsters from your worst nightmares.” This old-school haunted trail experiences operates rain or shine. They’re open select days through October, and tickets are $15 per person, and available online. Freddy’s Haunts (192 McCune Road, Aliquippa)
Now in its 31st year, Fright Farm offers “state-of-the-art special effects, highly-detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting and talented actors.” This year’s Fright Farm will be completely outdoors, with attractions like the ‘Hayride of No Return,’ ‘Terror Maze,’ and ‘Slaughter Grounds,’ with opening dates through Halloween. General Admission tickets start at $25. Fright Farm (2043 Springhill Furnace Road, Smithfield)
Crawford School of Terror
The Crawford School building in Connellsville is transformed into the Crawford School of Terror every year – and this year is no different. There will be even more new scares this year, with three “Floors of Fright,” including the Fayette County Fair floor, the Classic Crawford floor, and The Witching Hour floor. Tickets are $20 and more information can be found online. Crawford School of Terror (125 N. 7th Street, Connellsville)
Castle Blood is open for the 2020 season, offering a unique (and frightening!) experience. Housed in a historic 100-year-old funeral home, the Haunted Adventure Tour features a game that changes yearly, with a rotating cast of characters. Castle Blood is open every weekend in October, and tickets start at $20, and are available online. They also offer “no-scare” matinee shows for families. Castle Blood (100 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen)
Haunted Hills Hayride
The Haunted Hills Hayride and the Valley of Darkness haunted walking trail is open weekends and select weekdays throughout October, offering spooky fun in the form of a hayride and haunted trail. No reservation is needed, and tickets are available for purchase at the ticket booth when you arrive. You can also reserve a private campfire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets start at $13. Haunted Hills Hayride (500 Mosside Blvd. North Versailles)
The Beacon Hotel Haunt
The Haunt at the Beacon Hotel is open every weekend in October, and tickets are $20 per person on Friday and Saturdays. Tickets include a 15-acre Haunted Corn Maze with a tractor ride, and a Haunted House experience. The grounds also will have a bonfire, and concession stand. The Beacon Hotel Haunt (231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew)
Zombies of the Corn
Zombies of the Corn in Freedom, PA, brings your biggest zombie nightmares to life. Open every weekend through November 1, this ride takes guests through a haunted corn maze on a truck loaded with paintball guns. Tickets start at $35 and include the zombie shoot ride with 150 paintballs, a walk through the zombie compound, the zombie maze, spooky ghost stories, campfires and parking. Zombies of the Corn (282 Rochester Road, Freedom)
Haunted Hills Estate
Scream through six haunted attractions and activities at Uniontown’s Haunted Hills Estate, featuring lots of beautifully-designed sets filled with actors, animatronis, and special effects. This year, tickets also include their newly-expanded Midway, featuring Halloween-themed games, a concession stand, gift shop, live entertainment and more. Tickets start at $25 and Haunted Hills Estate is open weekends through October. Haunted Hills Estate (236 Rolling Hills Estate Road, Uniontown)
Allen’s Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror
Open on weekends through October, Allen’s Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror in Smock has been scaring people since 1979. Tickets to the Haunted Hayride are $15, and guests will take a one-mile tour of the farm through the haunted forest, barn and fields, with a visit to the Allen Family Cemetery and Church. Tickets to the Tavern of Terror are also $15, and include a haunted walk through the 3,500-sqaure foot tavern, with a vareity of classic horror scenes. Tickets to both are available for $25 per person. Allen’s Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror (2430 Pittsburgh Road, Smock)
Lonesome Valley Farms
This drive-thru fright experience is open Fridays and Saturdays in October, offering a new socially-distant alternative to their traditional haunted attractions, located next to the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds. Tickets to the drive-thru are $10 per person, or $40 per car (with up to six people), and drive-thru concessions are also available. Lonesome Valley Farms (1800 Fairgrounds Road, Greensburg)
Eerie Acres Farm
Enjoy a fright farm in the country at Eerie Acres Farm, open weekends in October. The attraction offers a frightful corn maze, plus a haunted house experience. Tickets start at $15 per person, and various food trucks will be at farm each weekend. Eerie Acres Farm (386 Eagle Mill Road, Butler)
Cheeseman Fright Farm
Open every weekend in October, Cheeseman Fright Farm is an isolated, 650-acre farm… filled with all sorts of spooky delights. Join them for a haunted hayride, corn maze, and multiple walk-through attractions, with over 100 actors hiding around every corner. Activities begin at dark, and they’ll be open until 10:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20 per person, and they also offer private bonfires. Cheeseman Fright Farm (147 Kennedy Road, Portersville)
Know of any other Pittsburgh haunted houses, Fright Farms or spooky hayrides that we missed? Let us know in the comments!
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