Haunted Tours & TrailsOctober 1, 2013
It’s the time of year for a little fear! Bring the family along to Southern WV for some spooky fun.
There are frights for the kids, and some for the adults as well. Gather up your bravery and bravado, and face Southern WV’s spirits at these Halloween events.
Haunted History Tour
Lewisburg (Oct. 25)
Escape the haunted museum halls, and head out into the cemeteries of Lewisburg. Learn what lurks in the graves… and what’s wandered out of them. Famous tales of the spirits of the Greenbrier Valley, as well as lesser-known tales of lingering ghosts.
Whipple Company Store, Scarbro (Oct 25 & 26)
This is NOT a haunted house, this is an historic, last of it’s kind, company store that is full of stories of life, death, tears and tragedy. Hear the stories, explore the dark corners and hidden spaces and go on your own paranormal investigation . . Must be 21.
Haunted BridgeWalk Catwalk, Fayetteville (Oct. 25-Oct. 27)
As if scaling the catwalk of the New River Gorge Bridge, 876 feet in the air, weren’t scary enough! The large metal rods of the bridge will be casting shadows across the catwalk, cloaking the creatures lurking along the path. You’ll be fastened in to a safety system so you won’t fall, but that won’t save you from the spooks and scares awaiting you!
The Haunted Trail – Little Beaver State Park in Beckley (Oct. 18-31)
Great fun for all ages, this tour will include ghosts and goblins and other creatures of the night slinking through the park as you walk the path.
Lake Stephens Haunted Trail (Oct 25 – 31)
For a scary good time visit this jump/scare haunted trail. $5 for Adults and $3 for kids 5-12. Open Oct 25, 26 and 31 from 7pm to 11pm and Oct 27-30th from 7pm to 10pm.
Bramwell Ghost Walk – Bramwell (4th Saturday in October)
Take a tour of Historic Bramwell, once the home of more wealthy coal barons than anywhere else in the country. Their lavish town will be visited by ghostly characters, leading guest through the play-like tour that chronicles Bramwell’s history. Actors will speak for the spirits of the town’s past, recreating the thriving millionaire’s hub that it once was.
Hillbilly Horror – Bluefield (Every Friday & Saturday in October & Halloween! )
The artisans of Gary Bowling’s House of Art have funneled their talents into creating spooky sets, bringing ghoulish characters to life and building an intricate haunted house that weaves through city hall’s jail cell. Are you brave enough to go behind bars with the spooks on the loose?
More Halloween Fun
Fright Nights – Glade Springs Resort in Daniels (October 25, 26 and 31)
Race through the Booger monster’s twisted fairy tale lands, the Grim Forest, storybook homes and Wild and Wicked Wonderland. If you make it, try to find your way out of the 3D Haunted Circus as the floors, doors and walls move around you. But there are more obstacles before you’re safe: strap on your laser suit to battle zombies in laser tag, and leap aboard the haunted hayride.
Want something for the kids? Glade Springs has a one-day “N0-Scare- Trick or Treat Festival” for the kids to travel through the haunted trail and the 3D house, but with monsters that give out sweets and treats instead of tricks and frights.
Dracula: A Rock Opera – Greenbrier Valley Theater in Lewisburg (Oct. 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16)
See Bram Stoker’s classic come to life in a riveting and rocking way. If the forever cursed blood baron, the one and only Dracula, doesn’t get your heart racing, the upbeat score of the show will.
Tailgate Halloween – Beckley, WV (Oct. 26)
Take the kiddos out for treats from more than 40 local businesses for a safe trick-or-treat night, away from traffic, sponsored by the Youth Museum.
3rd Annual Spooktacular Family Fun Fest – YMCA of Southern WV (Oct. 26)
Bring the whole family and get active in this Halloween gameroom. It’s all about having a healthy Halloween, so no sugary candy, but the kids can earn way cooler prizes for playing.
Which Southern WV haunt are you and your family going to face?