Haunted Happenings & Halloween Events, Southern West Virginia-Style

Updated for 2022

Everyone knows what makes October in southern West Virginia spook-tacular.  It’s the haunted houses!  No, wait, it’s the festivals!  Right?

Actually, it’s both.  Plus, the colors.  We have great leaves.  Adds to the atmosphere.  Of course, when it’s dark out, the colors don’t matter, and all that crunching is probably letting whoever’s hiding in the woods know EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE!  MWWAHAHAHA!

Too much?  Sorry.  A blog isn’t the best place to scare people.  So we put together a list of some Halloween haunts that will do just that.  Plus, there’s a big list of activities that aren’t scary at all, right down below.

Here are a few frightening and non-frightening events be sure to check out the full calendar for all your spooky happenings.   And here’s hoping you have a happy and safe southern West Virginia Halloween this year…

Fright Nights – The Resort at Glade Springs

Encounter FIVE themed Haunted experiences for just one ticket – if you dare!  The House of Wax, FreakShow, Camp Kilamee, Hexed and Ghost town; Take the time to visit the Monster Midway for more Halloween fun!  Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs is sure to give you a scare.

New For 2022 – Nightmare in the Hills!

Welcome to your newest nightmare … join the brave ones as we discover southern WV’s newest Halloween Trail at The Summit Bechtel Reserve. Suggested age is 13 and up!

Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park

The Lake Shawnee Amusement Park is opening its gates for two attractions this year – The Dark Carnival and the Haunted History Tours. Learn more about the history of the park or even stay overnight…if you dare!

Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm

Head over to Greenbrier County for a scare you won’t forget at Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm! Journey your way through the haunted farm and then relax by the bonfire with butterbeer and funnel cakes.

The haunts continue at Sweet Springs Haunted Sanitarium and Sophia’s Haunted Funeral Home.


Trunk or Treats and Halloween Celebrations at TamarackTwin Falls Resort State ParkLittle Beaver State ParkHawks Nest State ParkNicholas County Veterans Memorial ParkBurning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park and more!

Cider Pressing – Old World Libations

Taste the freshest cider possible during a cider pressing at Old World Libations. Cider will only be pressed on specific dates, so place your pre-order today!

Oak Hill’s Pumpkin Festival

Take in the spectacular views of the Lewis Pumpkin House and stay for a trunk or treat at Oak Hills’ Pumpkin Festival. 

For even more fun fall events in Southern West Virginia, check out our events calendar.

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze:   Each weekend in October, the Okes Family Farm in Shady Spring will feature a different event, such as pumpkin carving and painting, homemade apple butter to sample and buy, hay rides, bonfires and an acre-and-a-half corn maze. For more information, call 304-673-3268 or 304-673-3308 or visit www.okesfamilyfarms.com.


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