Halloween Happenings 2014

Halloween Happenings for your screaming pleasure . . .

Get your Halloween thrills across the mountain hills in Southern WV this October.

From spooky family fun to chilling ghost hunts, here’s are the best haunted attractions:

Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park debuts "Dark Carnival"

Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park debuts “Dark Carnival”

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park’s Dark Carnival

One of the most searched haunted attractions in the area, Lake Shawnee Amusement Park has a long, dark history and, if you believe the stories, several lingering spirits. Because the site has been a hotbed of ghostly activity (and ghost hunting), this year the owners are reviving the rundown amusement park, but with a twist.

The park is open to the community every weekend in October for the Dark Carnival haunted walk, complete with a ghoulish cast to spook attendees. The natural presence tours will be available again after the carnival ends.  If you had your heart set on some time with the true ghosts of the park, and you’re really, really brave, you can camp there.

Glade Springs Fright Nights

Lucy will be wondering the grounds at The Resort at Glade Springs 'Fright Nights'

Lucy will be wondering the grounds at The Resort at Glade Springs ‘Fright Nights’

Glade Springs goes all out to put on one of the biggest haunted events around, complete with 4 terrifying attractions: a 5,000 square-foot 3D haunted house, a hayride of terror with “Uncle Hershel,” a zombie apocalypse laser course and a “Movie Mayhem” haunted tour of the abandoned movie theater.

There’s even 1 evening of fun for the kids on Oct. 26, with a no-scare trick-or-treat. Tickets to the Fright Night events can be purchased separately or in a package of admissions to all 4 experiences.

Whipple Company Store Ghost Tours

Explore the real huntings and secrets locked within the Whipple Company Store. The shop keeps and guards can share their unexplainable tales, but it’s nothing like seeing the secrets of Whipple for yourself.  It’s not a haunted house, but a real ghost hunt through this 100-year-old building.

Even without knowing its creepy mysteries, there is nothing innocent about the building’s history: miners were eternally indebted to this shop, the only place they could spend their paychecks. But with secret floors, a basement that was once a morgue, and many tales of ghosts that still linger its halls, the hunts are sure to expose something strange.

Little Beaver State Park Haunted Trail

This family-friendly trail treks through a maze of ghosts and goblins after nightfall on select October evenings.

Lake Stephens Haunted Trail, Purple Pumpkin Festival & More

Another family friendly trail, open on select nights in October with family friendly Purple Pumpkin Festival at beginning of trail and a special Camp or Treat night for the young ghosts and goblins.

Summersville Lake Retreat Haunted Hayride

Only three nights to see if you are brave enough to ride the hayride through the Forest of Fear!

Bramwell Ghost Walk

This historic events shakes awake the spirits of Bramwell’s history. Once home to the most millionaires per capita in the entire country, the lavish homes that sit along the towns “Millionaire Row” main street are rich with stories of their prominent owners past. Meet the characters from days gone by as the tale of the town unfolds on Oct. 25.

In addition to the tour, there will be a Costume Contest for all ages, and ticket holders can also explore the station master’s home and Phoebe Goodwill home before the tour begins.

37th Annual Pipestem Pumpkin Run

Get active and dash (or walk) in the Pipestem Pumpkin Run! Race 5,000 or 10,000 meters, or take a brisk walk for 5,000 meters. There’s an 800-meter fun run for the kids 12 an younger.

The first 100 entrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. A costume contest and baked goods will refresh racers after their runs.

How are you celebrating Halloween?