Are you one of the haunted house fans in Western New York? Check out one of these haunts in the area, now open for the Halloween holiday.
Frightworld, located at 2309 Eggert Rd. (corner of Sheridan Dr. and Niagara Falls Blvd.) in Tonawanda, returns for its 12th season with its unique brand of haunting. Frightworld features five haunted houses: returning haunts Grindhouse, Phobiaz and Death Trap and two new attractions, Eerie State Asylum and Condemned.
Pre-sale tickets are $17 for all five haunted houses, or $25 for the VIP Frightpass, and are available at the Frightworld website. At the door, rates will be $25 for general admission or $33 for the VIP Frightpass; $3 off admission coupons are available at participating NOCO Express, Wendy’s, Party City, Regal Cinemas, Fantastic Sam’s, Dunkin Donuts, Coca-Cola distributors, and Oogie Games. Group rates are also available – check the website listed below for information on registering your group. Frightworld is open various dates and times from now through November 2nd.
The grounds of the Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling, New York go spooky in October for Screamers’ Hollow, taking place Fridays and Saturdays through October 26th from 7 p.m. to midnight. Attractions at Screamers’ Hollow include the Terror Town Tours Outdoor Hayride, the haunted outdoor maze Slaughterhouse Asylum, and the haunted outdoor trail Terror on the Boggs (all deemed appropriate for ages 8 and up). The Village of the Damned is a haunted village/trail featuring live shows put on nightly, and is appropriate for all ages.
Numerous ticket packages are available for Screamers’ Hollow: purchase Hayride and Village tickets for $19.95 per person; Hayride, Village, and Asylum tickets for $27.95 per person; Hayride, Village, and Boggs tickets for $27.95 per person; or all four attractions for $34.95 per person. Ticket can be purchased online or at the gate. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more. Since this event takes place outdoors, there are chances it will be cancelled due to inclement weather; call 315-947-5782 or check the website for information on closings and more details.
The Nightmare Hayride on Sommerville St. takes place at 6319 Sommerville Valley Rd. in Ellicottville (home of the Ellicottville Rodeo) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night. The night begins by going through half of the haunted barn and haunted maze, followed a 25-minute long tractor-drawn hayride featuring live “creatures,” leading to the other half of the haunted maze. When you’ve made your way through the maze, you end up at the vortex tunnel, then complete the tour of the haunted barn. The entire experience takes less than 45 minutes. The Nightmare Hayride also features a post-spooking cook shack and pavilion with seating to share the tales of your haunting.
Reservations are not necessary; tickets are $17 each, kids under 5 are free. Group rates are available – $16 per person for 25 or more if one person pays.