Boo! The Top Haunted Attractions to Keep It Spooky In Syracuse This Season
Monday, September 23, 2019 1:00 PM by Maggy Stewart
Let's face it, Syracuse knows how to do fall right — we've got the foliage, pumpkin patches and apple-picking to prove it. And for those looking for a thrill this season, we've got that covered too.
Not only is Central New York recognized as the region that sparked the supernatural movement back in the mid-1800s, but fortunately for those who like to be scared stiff, acres of rolling hills, thick forests and miles of corn fields are right on the edge of the city — and nothing sets the scare stage quite like being out in the middle of nowhere. Explore all the spine-tingling attractions fit for fall in Syracuse and get spooked at these thrilling, top-rated haunted houses, hayrides and attractions in the Central New York area.
When: Every Friday & Saturday in October, 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: 4816 NY-49, Fulton, NY 13069 (30-minute drive from Syracuse)
Haunted houses, labyrinths and trails, oh my! This haunted scream park just north of the city of Syracuse is the perfect setting for a frightful evening. Countdown to Halloween with their creepy fear facts on Facebook and explore one of upstate New York's top haunt destinations and their new attraction The 7th Barn, if you dare.
The Fright Nights (previously Fright Nights at The Fair)
When: Fri. & Sat. (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.), & Sun. (7 - 11 p.m.) nights, September 27 - October 27
Recognized by USA Today as a Readers' Choice 2019 Best Haunted Attraction finalist, The Fright Nights is one of Central New York's top haunted attractions, returning for the 2019 season at their new location in Syracuse's Eastwood neighborhood on Friday, September 27. Visitors can experience their five attractions, including The Fallen Giant, Jurassic Dark, Burgen Manor, Lady Lamson's Cursed Voyage, and Penny's Playhouse, where evil clowns await. Bring your friends as you're warned to "never, ever come alone" as you encounter these new and horrifying attractions.
When: Every Fri., Sat., & Sun. October 4 - November 2, including Halloween
Where: 530 Harbor Way, Rome, NY 13440 (45-minute drive from Syracuse)
Previously located in Utica, NY, this disturbing attraction is worth the drive. Explore their newest attraction, Ozone, and experience the extensive labyrinth with original content designed to invoke fear and intrigue. Intrigued? Voted a top attraction on Google, visitors encourage you to explore this eerie setup and its disturbing showcase.
When: September 27 & 28, October 4 & 5, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Onondaga Historical Association presents their Historic Ghostwalks series this year, celebrating the centennial of Edward Smith K-8 School in Syracuse's Berkeley Park neighborhood. Follow guides through the historic neighborhood where actors in costume portray individuals from Onondaga County's past and tell their stories from the porches of the area's picturesque homes.
When: Every Friday & Saturday in October, 7 - 11 p.m.
Where: 341 County Route 36, Hannibal, NY 13074 (35-minute drive from Syracuse)
Situated on 25 rural acres northwest of Syracuse, Demon Acres features four terrifying experiences, including the Depths of the Dark Forest, voted one of the best haunted hayrides in the Syracuse, NY area by scarycuse.com. Feeling brave? Experience the Demon's Den Haunted House with high tech special effects and Hollywood-quality sets. Or try to escape the terror of the Jail Break attraction, where you're handcuffed and herded onto a bus that drops you at a prison in the midst of a riot. If you're still looking for more, check out their Insane Asylum Audio Experience — a disturbing attraction that puts you in the middle of a 3D sound simulation at an out-of-control insane asylum.
When: Fridays & Saturdays October 4 - 26 & Sunday, October 13, 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: 84 Merritt Road, Fulton, NY 13069 (30-minute drive from Syracuse)
If you're afraid of clowns, run for the hills (but not the ones on this property). Voted the #1 top overall attraction by New York Haunted Houses, 13th Hour Rising is an award-winning haunted hayride experience just north of Syracuse. Visitors are thrusted into the deep woods as they journey through 13 portals — a dark ride of twisted passages, shadowy figures and distant screams. The attraction is also home to "The Passage" — a twisted mind maze that leaves visitors in the dark, literally. Bring your friends and family to experience the terror this October and don't worry, EMTs are onsite in case your heart pops out of your chest.