Everyone loves a good fright every now and then, but for those who aren’t a big fan of being scared, there are many things you and your family can do to experience the Halloween fun! Below are five haunted and family-friended activities to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park
Located in Lawton, the Scream Park has been rated as the top 31 in the U.S. and is home to the Psychotic Nightmare, a journey through a woman’s terrifying nightmares, and the Cirque De Morte, a 3D horror carnival full you can explore! They’re open from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, from October 4 to November 2. Additional attractions include a walk-at-your-own-pace mausoleum, a live DJ, and a store to buy ghoulish items! Their ticket prices are $15 for people outside the county and $21 for locals. For more information on this event, visit www.lawtontrailoffear.com/hauntedhouses,html.
Located in Newcastle and with nearly 1,000 visitors every weekend, this spooky park has three attractions, the Haunted Trail, a trail full of creepy and scary monsters and people, the Graveyard, a walk through of a twisting and turning path made to scare your socks off, and the Zombie Hunt, an interactive 15-minute ride through various woods and structures in which players shoot paintballs at zombies, lastly a dark maze in which people must work their way through the creepy maze. They open every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs are $10 for the haunted trail, $20 for the Zombie Hunt, and a $25 combo. For more information on this event, visit https://www.okhauntedhouses.com/halloween/newcastle-nightmare-ok.html.
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Lexington Zombie Farm
In Wheatland, the Lexington Zombie Farm has been in the Top 10 Haunted attractions in Oklahoma. It’s open from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through November 2, guests can enjoy their attraction for hours, which include their Haunted Barn where guests can travel a twenty-minute trail of fright! There are touch and grab nights for the trail and even Nerf Nights, where guests may purchase Nerf guns to use along the trail, and while guests attend, they may also indulge in the food from food trucks. Prices are $15 for general admission, the Nerf nights are $20 plus general admission or $25 for with the Nerf rifle, and a Nerf Night package of $22 for a group of six people. There are discounts for military and first responders. For more information about this event, you can call the Lexington Zombie Farms at +1 (405) 651-5268.
From Sperry Oklahoma, the Psycho Path brings two haunted attractions: The Dark Ride, a theme park type ride that takes you along a mile long, riders beware of the creepy sounds and jump-scare along the way, and The Shadow Box, a walk-through haunted house full of nightmares that will put your fears to the test! This haunted attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11p.m., with the exception of Thursday the 24th and 31st from 7 to 10 p.m., with admissions of $20 for the Dark Ride, $20 for the Shadow Box, and a $30 combo for both activities. For more information on this event, visit https://psychopathhaunt.com.
In the town of Muskogee is The Castle. Being open every Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. until October 26, this Halloween Festival has fun attractions all throughout the night. Its attractions include the Casa Morte, for $10 you can explore the death house, Domus Horrificus, for $10 “Blame it on their past, but the creatures in this haunt are back with one goal, to find you!” The Torture Chamber, for $3 you can explore this museum and see the justice done in the darker ages, the Trail of Blood, for $15, guests can travel through the chilling trail in the woods, and the Dark Tower Zombie Hunt, for $15, guests must work together to fight the undead. For more information on this event, visit https://www.okcastle.com/halloween.html.
Looking for somewhere that’s not so scary? Family Halloween events and attractions are good for the whole family, here’s some of the five in Oklahoma.
Orr Family Farm
This establishment, in Oklahoma City, has more than 25 different attractions for the whole family! Some of the favorite attractions, as said on the Orr family Farm website: https://orrfamilyfarm.com, include the multi-lane zipline, a third-scale replica of the Jupiter train, and giant jumping pillows. More attractions include the Barnyard, an activity in which guests may purchase feed for $1 to feed the farm animals, the Fall Maze, a maze that people of all ages may try to beat, and Hay Rides, people of all ages may ride in the trailers of hay that will take you around the farm. Orr Family Farm is open in October every day from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., they are also open on November 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Fall Farm Admission prices are $11.95 for the Farm Pass (Monday-Thursday) and $15.95 for the weekend farm pass (Friday-Sunday). For more prices and information on this event, visit https://www.orrfamilyfarm.com.
36th Annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween
The Oklahoma City Zoo brings fun times for children of all ages! On October 20, the Oklahoma City Zoo is having various activities such as trick-or-treating around the zoo. Ticket prices include an adult ticket for $21, a child ticket for $18, a senior ticket for $18, and a ZOOfriends Member Ride-It-All for $10, all tickets may get 50 percent off with military discount. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, visit https://www.okczoo.org.
Happy Day Farms Pumpkin Patch
In Terral, Oklahoma is the Happy Day Farms Pumpkin Patch where younger guests can enjoy a pumpkin patch, hayrides, mazes, archery, farm animals, and more! Their hours are 10 a.m. to 6 pm on Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. all October, with the admission cost of $8 plus tax. For more information about this event, visit https://www.okhauntedhouses.com/halloween/happy-day-farms-pumpkin-patch-ok.html.
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch
In Arcadia, Oklahoma is the Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch. This pumpkin patch is a good place for all ages with activities such as the Corn Maze, Pony Rides, the Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Fun Fort, Picnic Areas, and the Grounds, a resting, roaming, and playground area where guests can roam, rest, or play! They are open every Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to dark, in October. Admission costs are $9 while children two and under are free. For more information on this attraction, visit https://www.okhauntedhouses.com/halloween/parkhurst-pumpkin-patch-ok.html.
Stillwater Downtown Halloween Festival
In the town of Stillwater, a family fun time is creeping its way into Oklahoma. On October 29, Downtown Stillwater will be hosting its Halloween Festival by offering trick or treating throughout the downtown stores, inflatables, parades, and more, making it fun for all ages. This event will be on Tuesday, October 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with free admission. For more information, you may visit TravelOK at