You’re never too young or too old to enjoy celebrating Halloween, and there are plenty of ways to do it! Whether you prefer kid-friendly fun or a downright terrifying experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for right in your own backyard around Conshohocken.
Here are some of our picks for the area’s best harrowing and haunted Halloween happenings!
Terror Behind the Walls: Eastern State Penitentiary
Named the #1 Haunted Attraction in the U.S. by Forbes magazine, Terror Behind the Walls is a Halloween adventure you won’t want to miss. This massive haunted house takes place inside a real prison.
The now-crumbling Eastern State Penitentiary has been called one of the most haunted places in the world. It’s scary enough without the addition of these six terrifying attractions. This is guaranteed to be one of the scariest things you’ve ever done!
Fright Factory is a truly scary adult haunted house located in Philadelphia. It was featured on The Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted houses in the United States.
When you arrive, you’ll head into the basement of a 120-year-old factory. This 25,000 square-foot haunted house is split into three separate themes, each more terrifying than the last. If you’re not ready for the fright of your life, then this attraction is NOT for you! Everyone else should get their tickets today!
Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride
Dubbed an “incredible display of terror and mayhem,” the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is another attraction you’ll definitely want to add to your Halloween Horror list. With five separate and unique attractions, you can easily spend an entire day here!
Start your adventure with some Zombie Hunt Laser Tag and Double Edge Axe Throwing. Then, take a deep breath and dive into a truly terrifying experience.
The Bates Motel is a high-startle, high-action haunted house that you need to see to believe. If you make it through, you’ll want to head over to the Haunted Hayride. This attraction is in its 29th year, with every one better than the last. It’s been featured by the Travel Channel several times and on other major media outlets including USA Today. It’s a heart-pounding, action-packed ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm that will leave you feeling breathless and dying to return next year.
The third show at the farm is the “Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail.” If you dare, you’ll walk through a tall cornfield filled with scary sets, professional actors, and animatronic monsters. This adventure is definitely not for the faint of heart!
Valley of Fear
Next on our list is an adventure that will take you deep into “America’s Most Horrifying Woods.” The Valley of Fear hayride is a wildly popular attraction that has been scaring the pants off locals and visitors for 30 years. This winding, disorienting ride through the forest features 10 new scenes and an all-new sound experience. This year is guaranteed to be their best yet.
You also won’t want to miss the Miles Manor haunted house and Scarytales Haunted Forest Walk. End your night with the Operation Z Lockdown Zombie Escape Adventure, which is a unique combination of live-action paintball and an escape room!
Spooktacular Family Night
After you’ve had your fair share of fright, you may want to do something with younger family members that won’t leave you dealing with nightmares for months. Spooktacular Family Fun Night at Cedar Grove Park is the perfect answer. This event will be held on October 18th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. It will feature a family-friendly hayride, games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, giveaways and more! The cost is only $5 and kids 2 and under are free.
Conshohocken Halloween Parade
On October 26th you’ll want to gather up the whole family and head over to the Conshohocken Halloween Parade. Whether you want to join the parade or just watch, it’s sure to be a good time. It’s free to register and there will be prizes in multiple categories including toddler, child, and adult costumes, dog costumes, and group/family costumes. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m.
There you have it, a list of all the very best Halloween celebrations in the Conshohocken area. We hope you enjoy your time and survive the terror!