Halloween in Montco

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. It means frightening haunted houses for those who dare and hayrides and pumpkin picking for the kids. Here are some of our favorite Halloween events in Montgomery County:

Terror Behind the Walls: 9/20 - 11/9

Eastern State Penitentiary

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, is called “perfect for Halloween” by The New York Times, named #1 in the nation by Forbes, and featured on NBC’s TODAY ShowTerror Behind the Walls takes place inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary and is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in America.

Haunted Halloween at Graeme Park: 10/25

Graeme Park

Graeme Park has long been rumored to be "the most haunted house in Horsham" with legends of Elizabeth's ghost circulating back to shortly after her death in 1801. On October 18th & 25th only you can tour Horsham's most haunted house on a guided tour exploring the paranormal past, or join investigators on a mini paranormal investigation.

Boo at the Zoo: 10/12 - 10/27

Elmwood Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate Halloween all month long at the Elmwood Park Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. Each Saturday and Sunday in October, children are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes and bring their trick-or-treat bag for an afternoon of fun.

Zombie Hunter Train: 10/22 & 10/29

Colebrookdale Railroad

Come experience a unique train and help rid the forest of the zombies. Your mission is to blast the zombies with your laser pack supplied by laser quest, however, some of them will be blasting back at you! Don't want to be a blaster? Come on the train as a non-participant spectator and watch the fun!


Halloween Masquerade Ball: 10/25

Cairnwood Estate

Celebrate Halloween in style! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments by Feastivities Events while sipping complimentary wine, beer, & signature drinks. This year’s theme is “Dive into Atlantis!” Submerge under the sea and dance the night away! Reservations required.

Black tie optional * Masks mandatory * Prizes for “best outfit,” “best mask,” and “best couple

Dead Men Don't Speakeasy: 10/25

The Inn at Villanova University

Dead Men Don’t Speakeasy: It’s the roaring twenties, and you are invited to the hottest spot in town: The Rotten Club! It’s a big night and everyone is up to no good. Early Demise, the club owner, is on edge because Mr. Big is back to check out the joint and make sure Early is making his backer money. Early’s headliner (and sometimes girlfriend, Bette), is scheduled to sing, but Bette is too busy making eyes at the guests to perform. To make matters worse, Early’s wife has decided that tonight is the night to end Early’s “extracurricular activities” with Bette and the bottle. It will take a master detective and help from YOU to solve the mystery!

Dracula at Stoneleigh: 10/26

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden

Dracula at Stoneleigh

Grab your blanket or lawn chair and settle in for this unique, open-air theater experience. Philadelphia master storyteller Josh Hitchens brings his acclaimed, one-man performance “Stoker’s Dracula” to Stoneleigh just in time for Halloween. Unlike other adaptations, this 75-minute solo tale of terror uses only Bram Stoker’s original text from journal entries, letters, and newspaper clippings.

Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt: 10/26

Haverford Ave

Witches of Narberth

Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for thirteen of the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way, and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize. Costumes are certainly welcome, but totally optional.   The hunt goes until 4 pm or until prizes are gone.

Lansdale Zombie Walk: 11/1

Century Plaza

lansdale zombie walk

This year’s event, hosted by Discover Lansdale, sees the return of many fan-favorite festivities, including costume contests, a group Thriller dance, a brain eating contest, and more. New features this year include ax throwing, a zombie bull riding contest, and a merger with staples of the 2019 First Friday season.

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