Anything and Everything Halloween in Southern WVOctober 15, 2011
This Halloween season, are you hoping to put a little bit of fright into your nights? Do you get a kick out of haunted trails? Or are you intrigued by paranormal historic haunts?
Well, no matter your preference, you’re in luck. That’s because here in southern West Virginia, there are all kinds of ways to get your scare on. From haunted trails to ghost walks, a haunted catwalk tour to hayrides, you won’t be disappointed in any of these spooky events.
So let’s get started, because the spirits are restless and the ghosts are calling your name…
Haunted Happenings in southern WV . . .
Lewisburg Ghost Tours– Friday and Saturdays through October 29th
Enjoy a candlelit walking tour of Lewisburg Historic District where ghostly tales are shared based on local legend. Tours stops include the historic General Lewis Inn and the Lewisburg Cemetery, dating back to the 1800’s. Tours depart from the General Lewis Inn at 8pm. Tickets are $20, Children under 7 are free.
Bramwell Ghost Tour October 22nd
In this historic boom town, spirits return from their wanderings to tell their own tale to onlookers. Ghosts include coal barons, coal miners and children whose apparitions are still seen today. Spirits will start to gather at 5pm at the Bramwell Depot and along Main Street. There will be live music and food at the Bramwell Café. Ghost Walk begins at 7pm. Tickets are $15.
MSU’s Forensic Investigation Assoc Haunted House October 12 – 31st
MSU’s Crime Scene House will be taken over for Halloween. Located on South Kanawha Street in Beckley the Haunted house will be open October 12 – 31st (closed Sundays). Times: Mon-Wed 7-11pm, Thurs – Sat and Halloween 7 to Midnight. Cost is Mon-Wed $8 and Thurs – Sat and Halloween $10.
Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park October 14, 15, 21-31st.
Tours begin at dusk. This location is on the Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places in America list. Digital cameras and audio recorders welcome. FLASHLIGHT NEEDED! Cost is $8 for adult and $5 for children. Private tours available year round. Overnight camping for private groups available. Form more information call 304-921-1580.
Haunted ‘Catwalk’ of the New River Gorge Bridge October 16, 21, 22, 23, 28-31
Who knows what lurks in the Bridge’s shadows and below? The Haunted Walk is a guided tour on the catwalk of the New River Gorge Bridge with ‘scaraters,’ props and ‘rigatronics’ designed to intentionally scare the walkers. Shrill shrieks, screams and groans await you – this is NOT for the faint-of-heart. Dress warm but dress up! Cost is $49 but for those who come “dressed for the occasion’ will pay half price! $24.50. Tours begin at 7pm. You will be fastened into a safety system. 2 hour tour, some restrictions apply. Reservations required. www.bridgewalk.com 304-574-1300
Haunted History Tours @ the Historic Whipple Company Store Friday-Saturdays in October
The Historic Whipple Company Store is rich in history and hauntings. The elevator shaft, the ballroom, the walk in safe, the hidden floor, the embalming room, the Basement! This is not a haunted house of smoke and mirrors – nothing is fake. This is authentic haunted history. No one under 21. Flashlights provided. Fridays and Saturdays in October from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. Cost is $25 per person. Private haunted tours by appointment.
Little Beaver State Park Haunted Trail
Fright Nights @ The Resort at Glade Springs October 21, 22, 28-31st
Once the sun sets, visitors will travel down the Terror on the Gorge Haunted Trail where the nightmare will begin. Cost is $15 per person. There will also be haunted hayrides and carriage rides, a (not so scarey) Halloween Homes Tour, bonfire and plenty of food. Some additional costs may apply. http://www.facebook.com/FrightNightsWV
Princeton City Park Haunted Trail October 22, 28, 29th
Hours will be from 7pm – 11pm. Park at the Princeton Rec Center then take a hayride to the park. The Trail will be in Princeton City Park. Admission is $6 – there will also be trick or treating on the trail from 5 – 6:30 on Saturday October 29th. Info: 304-487-5040
Terror at Tams – Haunted Walking Trail – Burning Rock Adventure Park October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31
730pm-10:30pm; $10 per person ($5 under 12) The setup: Some college kids from ‘up north’ wanted to investigate the hills of West Virginia. They heard about ATV rentals at Burning Rock and decided it would be a lot of fun, however, when they got lost in the deep words they encountered Zombies. They wrecked their ATV and… well, you’ll just have to come out and see what happens next! www.burningrockwv.com
Little Beaver State Park Haunted Trail October 21-31st
Bring someone to hold onto as you walk this spooky trail around the park – you never know what is going to come out of the woods . . . Starts at Dark. Weekdays til 10pm, weekends til 11pm. $8 for 12 and up, $6 for 11 and under.
Gary Bowling’s House of Art “Haunted Jail Cells” October 14, 15, 21, 22, 27-29
Come Walk the Green Mile – Every jail cell will serve as a different shop of horrors. There will be animations, robotics and live actors. Housed in what was the Bluefield City Hall Jail Complex and is now the Bluefield Area Arts Center on Bland Street. 7pm to Midnight. $5 per person.
Looking for some family fun? Visit a pumpkin patch and corn maze farm!
Byrnside Branch Farm – Pumpkins, mazes, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides. One mile outside of union on Willowbend Road, Union, WV 24983. Phone: 304-772-3131. Open: Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 9am to 10pm, Sunday 1pm-10pm Corn Maze is opened September 16th to November 6th. www.byrnsidebranchfarm.com
Cinderella Pumpkin Farm – Pumpkins, hay rides, and corn maze. Route 12 (HC 77 Box 432), Ballard, WV 24918. Phone: 304-753-9818. Great family entertainment. Open September 1st through October 31st from 9:00am to Sundown.
Okes Family Farms – pumpkins, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises. 614 Blue Jay 6 Rd, Cool Ridge, WV 25825. Phone: 304-673-3308. Open Saturdays from 10am to 5:30pm and Sundays from noon to 5:30pm. okesfamilyfarms.com