Do you like a good scare? If you are searching for the scariest and most thrilling haunted houses in central Texas, look no further. I’ll admit, you won’t be seeing me at any of these attractions! I’ll stick to the kiddie versions.
Cedar Park High School Haunted House
Presented by the High School Theatre Department & Booster Club, this frightful fundraiser is one that everyone looks forward to each year. Check the website for updated event details for 2023. Purchase tickets online when available or at the door at $15 each.
A Grizzly Haunted House!
1320 Collaborative Way, Leander, TX
Friday, October 27-28,2023
Back by Popular Demand, A Grizzly Haunted House! Presented by the Glenn High School Theatre Program. Tickets are $10 at the door. Concessions and Swag are available for purchase. This is a fundraising event that benefits the theatre students of Glenn High School.
Pumpkin Nights at Pioneer Farms
September 21-October 30,2023
This spooky pumpkin trail is family friendly and loads of fun. Pumpkin Nights was founded in 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with a mission to showcase local artists and celebrate the most magical time of year without the gore and scares. Now, Pumpkin Nights runs through the month of October in many cities across the US. At Pumpkin Nights, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in The Village, our festival area. Advanced Ticket purchase required.
House of Torment
2632 Ridgepoint Dr. in Austin, TX
September 15-November 11,2023
Instilling 20 years of fear in Austin, this mega haunted house is the mother of all haunted houses. If you like gory and gruesome and are scared out of your wits, this is the place for you. Three different themed haunts in 40,000 square feet of torment; The Abominations, Tormented and Return to Illusion Manor! Purchase tickets online. WARNING! Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Austin Ghost Tours
Austin Ghost Tours began walking the streets and telling the stories of downtown Austin over 20 years ago. We are always surprised and welcoming of the many spirits, old and new, that choose to follow along and listen. 50 percent of the people reading this or taking a tour have had the experience that they believe is a ghost. This is a fun, family and pet-friendly, spooky adventure. Reservations Required.
Last Stop Haunt
Block House Creek, TX 78641, USA
October 30th & 31st,2023 from 6-10 PM
Hutton Lane in Blockhouse Creek is the perfect backdrop for mayhem on All Hallows Eve. There is a chill in the air and darkness descends. Welcome to the LAST STOP on your trick-or-treating tour. For adults and children alike the night becomes a playground of nightmares. The whole street is alive with a celebration of Halloween. Many families on Hutton Lane participate in the festivities. Come if you dare, there is candy to spare, and we can’t wait to hear you scream as your fears surround you from the shadows.
Take a Road Trip!
Want to make a spooky road trip? Here are some more Haunted Houses around Texas. P.S. Don’t pick up any hitchhikers!
Scare for a Cure
14219 LITTIG ROAD Manor, TX 78653
SCARE for a CURE, utilizing a 100% volunteer staff, designs, scripts, constructs, and presents interactive multimedia haunted adventures while mentoring youth to raise money for Breast Cancer Resource Center and other local charities. You may purchase tickets online.
149 Split Rail Ln in Smithville, TX
Come experience Scream Hollow like never before! If you thought Scream Hollow was scary before…you are in for a shock! Come experience our Wicked Halloween Park with 5 haunted attractions across 25 buildings throughout 20 acres in the woods! Opens on September 15- October 31,2023. If that wasn’t enough, live bands, a beer garden, the Coffin Cat Bar, Dragon’s Breath Tavern, Frank-N-Stein Pub, Cackling Witch Cafe and Bakery, Deadful Delights Carnival Eatery, Madame Tinker’s Magic and Gift Emporium, and fortune tellers. Come see what is waiting for you in the darkness! Can you find your way out?! Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Six Flags Fright Fest San Antonio
17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days from September 10 to October 31, 2023 at Six Flags Over Texas. It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
Bat City Scaregrounds
14101 South Turnersville Road, Buda 78610
September 29 – October 31, 2023, Fri/Sat – 7:30 – 11:00 & Sun/Thurs – 7:30 – 10:30
Bat City Scaregrounds is a fully immersive, 15-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween and horror! The price of 1 ADMISSION gets you to 3 incredibly produced and terrifying haunted houses, Vegas-style stage performances, Live music, Seasonal treats and eats, AND MORE!
3509 Cowden Dr. Austin, TX
Let this haunted house take you on a terrifying journey through Mortis Manor. With its elaborate sets, terrifying creatures, and talented actors, Fatal Fear is sure to scare you. Along the way, you’ll encounter a cast of gruesome characters, including the monstrous Silas, the vile daughters of James Mortis, and the deranged Dr. Necrostein himself. It is recommended for ages 12 and up, and children under 10 are not admitted.
Looking for something a little less spooky but still in the spirit? Check out the following events:
Halloween Trivia at The Goodlot
2500 W New Hope Dr. Cedar Park, TX 78613
Halloween Party!!! Monday, October 31, 2022, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Don’t let a Monday Halloween get you down. Have fear because spooky trivia is here! Even better — $1 off your beer! at an all-day happy hour. Free to play, rain or shine.
HalloWINE at The Vineyard at Florence
111 Via Francesco Florence, TX
Surprises await you in this evening riddled with ghouls, ghosts and grown-ups embracing the spooky holiday. Costume contest, fire-breathing, dance moves, late night snacks, great grooves and other dark and spooky spectacles too frightening to utter out loud! DJ kicks off the fun at 7:00 pm and we go until 11pm. Contest grand prize winner receives a two-night stay at Villa Bella Villa, so think creatively and play to win!
Spooky Silent Disco Party – @ The Belmont – Austin TX
305 W 6th St, Austin, TX
We’re holding it down with a pre-Halloween party on the 27th from 10pm to 2am at The Belmont. Expect hundreds of party-goers decked out in their Halloween hotness singing, dancing, and drinking with 3 DJs battling for your attention all-night long. Costumes are not required, but they’re strongly suggested and a whole lot of fun!
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