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.
Walk through the twisted labyrinth of dilapidated cabins infested with witches, zombies and crazed killers at the Haunted Forest at Buford Corn Maze. Buy the combo pass, and test your navigation skills in the corn maze before braving the haunted trail.
Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek
On Oct. 21, 2023, visit this family-friendly, slightly frightening haunted village at Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia, located about 20 minutes west of Madison. Walk through Camp Daniel Morgan on a trail filled with scenes of your Halloween scary favorites, including an appearance by that hockey mask wearing man from the movies. This event is suitable for ages 6 and above.
Wicked South Haunted Forest
Step carefully through the pine trees along the haunted trail at Wicked South Haunted Forest in Pembroke, Georgia, about 45 minutes west of Savannah. The setting is an abandoned carnival camp, but the clowns and characters lurking in the woods make this is the spookiest carnival you've ever seen.
Hiding in the woods about 15 minutes east of Athens, Zombie Farms Haunted Trail is filled with scary monsters and creepy characters sure to entertain you. Follow the 3/4-mile trail with an immersive Hollywood-style theme that progresses throughout the trail. Don't miss the Halloween Forest, a separate winding trail through the woods.
Down a dark deserted road in tiny town of Montrose, Georgia, about 40 minutes east of Macon, 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.
Filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters, Netherworld Haunted House in Stone Mountain will haunt your dreams. If being scared, creeped out and frightened beyond belief is your definition of a good time, then this haunted house is a must-visit!
Brave not just one but two haunted houses at Nightmare's Gate in Douglasville, Georgia, located just 30 minutes west of Atlanta. From the time you enter until you reemerge 30 to 45 minutes later, expect to be living in a dark, foggy horror movie filled with monsters, strobe lights, loud noises and scary, scary sights.
House of Four Scythes
This non-profit haunted house in Cumming, Georgia, benefits local charities, so go ahead and scare yourself silly for a good cause! The House of Four Scythes is located at the Cumming Fairgrounds and is open during the Cumming Country Fair and Festival and two weekends after the fair ends.
Paranoia Haunted House
Located in Canton, Georgia, about 30 minutes north of Marietta, Paranoia Haunted House features two indoor attractions, a main haunt and a bonus haunt that's slightly shorter. Buy the combo ticket for double the scary fun!
Savannah is one of the best places in Georgia to commune with the dead, and several ghost tours share spine-tingling stories of spirits hanging around long after their human forms have disappeared. Take a trolley tour through Savannah's most haunted places with the Ghosts and Gravestones presented by Old Town Trolley Tours, which includes exclusive entry into the Perkins and Sons Chandlery. Find more ghost tours here.
Georgia's theme parks offer lots of roller coaster screams, but they also have special Halloween-themed events.
At Fright Fest on select nights Sept. 16-Oct. 29 at Six Flags Over Georgia, scream your way through scare zones and spooky shows. Daytime activities include treats for the little ones, but nighttime activities are not recommended for anyone under age 13.
The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle in Athens invites everyone to dress in costume and march in the Halloween parade on Oct. 28, 2023. Join the Rumpus Rally starting at 5 p.m. for live music and beer, and stick around for the dance party in the streets until 11 p.m.