Haunted Houses and Trails in the Triangle: 2020
All have changes this year due to COVID-19, but are open
Haunted Forest at Panic Point
2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville
Sept. 25-Nov. 7 (times and days vary)
The ever-popular creepy site, which includes the Haunted Forest, is a favorite in the region. The farm, with a state-approved plan that lessens COVID-19 risks, has four attractions: Killers in the Corn, followed by Dark Trail, Haunted Forest, and Hayride. Kids under 8 are not allowed at these attractions, and those aged 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Darkside Haunted Estates
11959 NC-222 W, Middlesex
Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7 (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.)
$12 for Kids 10 and under; $20 for adults
This attraction has been running for two decades. “From the ¼ mile haunted walking trail to the Mayhem Hayride through the backwoods. Our newest attractions now include the Insane Asylum, JoJo’s Clown Town, the Slaughterhouse, the BUNDIE Hotel, the S. S. Sea Hag and RottenKorr Cemetery!” COVID-19 precautions are in place. (Warning: It touts itself as “scariest, most intense haunted house attraction in North Carolina.”)
Granville Haunt Farm
4534 US Highway 15, Oxford
Fridays and Saturdays in October (Sunset-10:30 p.m.)
$10-$60, depending on amount of passengers in vehicle
This drive-through event is friendly to social distancing. (And yes, you should keep your hands and feet in your vehicle at all times!) Complete with scary sights and actors, the site invites car-fulls to “drive along an expanded road filled with thrills and chills.”
Witch’s Haunted Barn at Firefly Farm
4911 Hunt Rd., Hillsborough
Saturdays in October (1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
This family-friendly event in October is a great starter haunted house for the youngin’s who may not be as ready for the truly scary. The farm describes it as “a whimsical look at Halloween (not so scary).” Tickets also get your access to the farm, which has animal encounters, a sunflower field, and more.
Clayton Fear Farm
1620 Loop Rd., Clayton
Oct. 2-31 (days and times vary)
The Haunted Hayride and Haunted Maze are the two attractions offered at the farm this year. The 40-foot hay wagon ride is described as “the longest 20 minutes of your life,” while the Haunted Maze is 8 acres of puzzling goodness. All staff and customers at this farm are required to wear masks.