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5 Places to Scream this Halloween in Georgia

  • Six Flags Fright Fest

    Frightening rides, spooky shows and scare zones make Six Flags a scream for Halloween.

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No matter how old you get, you’re never too old for a few adrenaline-pumping screams. This Halloween season, forget the candy and test your ticker with these fall events around Georgia that will make you shriek.

Haunted Maze

A corn maze takes on an eerie side at night. The Dark Rows is an outdoor haunted attraction at Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia.  The maze is only lit by the clear blue glow of the moon, illuminating the frights that can be found lurking among the dark rows. More haunted corn maze information here.

Haunted House

Down a dark deserted road in tiny town of Montrose, Ga., is Haunted Montrose. Venture if you dare to this attraction that encompasses an old house, cemetery and cornfield, and has been voted one of America’s best haunts. More haunted house information here.

Ghost Tour

Savannah is one of the best places in the state of Georgia to commune with the dead, and the Marshall House is one of the scariest. The hotel was used as a hospital during the Civil War and again when yellow fever broke out in the 19th century. Guests report seeing ghosts in the hallways, locking bathroom stalls, turning on faucets, and the sounds of marbles and rubber balls rolling in the hallways. Find more ghost tours here.

Theme Parks

Georgia’s theme parks offer lots of roller coaster screams, but they also have special Halloween-themed events. Wild Adventures in Valdosta has special Halloween-themed weekends from Sept. 22 – Oct. 28, 2017. On Friday and Saturday nights, your worst terrors come to life with Terror in the Wild. On Saturday and Sunday, experience the sillier side of Halloween with Kid-O-Ween. Scream your way through five haunted houses, scare zones and spooky shows at Fright Fest on select nights Sept. 23-Oct. 29 at Six Flags Over Georgia. Daytime activities include treats for the little ones, but nighttime activities are not recommended for anyone under age 13. More Georgia theme park information here.

Halloween Parades

The screams may sound more like squeals of delight at the Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle in Athens Oct. 27-28, 2017. The Halloween fun starts on Friday with a Monster Mash Kids’ show, followed by Saturday's evening parade through the streets. It ends with a stage show and an after party at a local club. Daytime activities are free, and the after party has a fee with proceeds going to a local charity. The Little Five Points Halloween Parade in Atlanta on Oct. 21, 2017 is another great choice.

Sue Rodman

Sue Rodman is Georgia’s official Smart Travel Explorer and the managing editor of the award-winning family travel site 365 Atlanta Family.

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