Halloween is almost here, and we are already looking forward to the tasty drinks, scary movies, and everything that comes with the spooky season. Here, we have found some of the best places, fairs, festivals, and more in the U.S. to visit this time of year!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect spot for kids and Disney-loving adults who prefer a not-so-spooky destination. The themed attractions, parades, rides, and more are on full display at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There is also the option to attend the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Date: Through Nov. 1, 2023
If you’re looking for a more creepy way to immerse yourself in the spooky season, head to Kersey Valley Spookywoods in Archdale, North Carolina. The frightfully fun experience is a full day’s worth of entertainment, including zip lining, ax throwing, laser tag, escape rooms, and a corn maze, a haven for restless spirits that hide in the shadows, waiting to scare you.
Dates: Sept. 15–Nov. 4, 2023
Known as the Halloween Capital of the World, Anoka, Minnesota, was the first city to celebrate Halloween in the United States to keep kiddos from pulling pranks. The Anoka Haunted House, a spooky attraction at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, has been taking place for over 30 years.
Dates: Oct. 13-28, 2023
Neewollah (Halloween spelled backward) is a celebration in Independence, Kansas, that began in 1919. Modern-day festivities attract thousands to the nine-day festival, which includes three parades, a chili cook-off, a musical, a Queen Neelah pageant, 30-plus food vendors, a large carnival, nightly performances, an arts and crafts show, a band competition, a fun run, and much more.
Dates: Oct. 20-28, 2023
Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we find ourselves in Estes, Colorado, the city that inspired one of the creepiest movies of all time: The Shining. The annual costumed Shining Ball at the historic Stanley Hotel is the place to be if you love music, dancing, entertainment, and Halloween festivities. This year’s celebrations include DJ Queen C and live percussionist Triple Kick.
Date: Oct. 21, 2023