It’s Halloween season, and that means that it’s time to get your screams out! These Pittsburgh haunted houses, hayrides, fright farms and other scary adventures are all open for the 2023 season, with new attractions and spooky additions.
Tickets sell quickly for these events, so be sure to check with each venue before you visit!
Pittsburgh Haunted Houses, Hayrides + Fright Farms 2023
Scarehouse is back for 2023 at the Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum. This year, they announced that they would be decreasing the number of tickets sold each night to “improve the quality of your experience, and to reduce your time standing in line.” They’re open weekends from now through November 4, and all ScareHouse tickets should be purchased in advance online.
ScareHouse: Scream District
The Strip District
There are two year-round scary attractions from ScareHouse in the strip District for private spooky fun. 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 5, offering a frightful haunted house experience. Demon House tickets start at $25 per person on Fridays and Saturdays, and they also offer $40 VIP (and skip-the-line) options, and $20 per person on Sundays. They also have campfires, an outdoor movie theater to enjoy while you’re waiting. Demon House (417 Coyle Curtain Road, Monongahela)
Freddy’s Haunts is a family-owned and operated haunted trail, which originally operated under the name Skull Mountain Haunted Trail. The immersive, all-enclosed haunted experience is 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 $20 per person, and $35 for VIP, and available online. And they also have bonfires nightly. Freddy’s Haunts (192 McCune Road, Aliquippa)
Portals of Fear
With more than 10,000 square feet of scares, the Portals of Fear Haunted Attraction, an “immersive and terrifying experience,” features everything from nightmarish creatures to hair-raising special effects. Open since 2018, the attraction raises funds for the St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Group. Portals of Fear also features a midway with food, drinks, and games, and a family-oriented haunted hay ride and kid’s craft area. They’re open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 13 through October 29, and tickets start at $20. Portals of Fear (1 Majka Street, West Mifflin)
Now in its 35th (!) 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 is “INFESTED,” and will have “you and anyone who dares to enter dropping like flies,” and feature new attractions like Slaughter Hollow, Frightmare Mansion, and the Hayride of No Return. They’re open Thursdays through Sundays in October. General Admission tickets start at $35. 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 live actors and immersive sets. They also have axe-throwing (not at the actors, please!), and an escape room. Tickets are $25 and more information can be found online. Crawford School of Terror (125 N. 7th Street, Connellsville)
Castle Blood is open for their 31st 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 $25 for general admission, and are available online. They also offer “no-scare” matinee shows for families. Castle Blood (100 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen)
Phantom Fall Fest at Kennywood
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, head to Kennywood for their annual autumn event. This year, the amusement park will feature six haunted spots, including the Kennywood Cemetary, Villa of the Vampire, Dark Shadows, and Shady Grove. More than a dozen of the park’s most popular rides will also be open, including the Jack Rabbit, Phantom’s Revenge and Ghostwood Estate. Tickets start at $37.49. Kennywood
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 [email protected]. Tickets start at $5. 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 $25 per person on Friday and Saturdays through October 28. 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)
The Haunted Mine
The Haunted Mine is back for another frightful year! Every Friday and Saturday in October, the Tour-Ed Mine & Museum takes visitors into the creepiest mine visit of their lives. Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $20 on Sundays. The Haunted Mine (748 Bullcreek Road, Tarentum)
Zombies of the Corn
Zombies of the Corn in Freedom, PA, brings your biggest zombie nightmares to life. Open every weekend through October 29, 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 three haunted attractions and activities at Uniontown’s Haunted Hills Estate, featuring lots of beautifully-designed sets filled with actors, animatronics, and special effects. Tickets also include their expanded Midway, featuring Halloween-themed games, axe-throwing, 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 $20, 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 $20, and include a haunted walk through the 3,500-sqaure foot tavern, with a variety of classic horror scenes. Tickets to both are available for $30 per person. Allen’s Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror (2430 Pittsburgh Road, Smock)
Lonesome Valley Farms
You’ll find two intense haunted attractions at Lonesome Valley Farms. They have a Haunted Hayride with a walking trail, and a Haunted Farmhouse and Barn – and, they have a “non-haunted” corn maze to get lost in, too. Tickets to the attraction (located next to the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds) are $25 and are sold at the booth (and cash-only). Lonesome Valley Farms (1800 Fairgrounds Road, Greensburg)
Eerie Acres Farm
Enjoy a fright farm in the country at Eerie Acres Farm, open every Friday and Saturday night in October. The attraction offers a frightful corn maze, plus a haunted house experience. Tickets start at $25 per person, and various food trucks will be at farm each weekend. There’s also a beer garden. Eerie Acres Farm (386 Eagle Mill Road, Butler)
Cheeseman Fright Farm
Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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 $25 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!