Fun & Spooky Attractions & Events in New Hampshire
Celebrate Halloween in New Hampshire! With haunted cemeteries, ancient estates, and the fascinating history of New England, it’s no surprise that New Hampshire offers a broad assortment of creepy things to do when Halloween season comes each year. From family-friendly festivals and haunted hayrides to spooky houses and living history tours, check out our list of things to do in New Hampshire this Halloween.
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Top 10 NH Halloween Events
HALLOWEEN TOWN ~ Camp Tohkomeupog – East Madison, NH
Started in 1990 on the grounds of Camp Tohkomeupog by more than 200 volunteers. Walk the “Trick or Treat Trail” at Halloween Town, a safe, entertaining way for kids to celebrate the holiday. Petting zoo, game area, hot air balloon rides, and a headless horseman. The event raises awareness about The Laura Foundation – which focuses on individuals with autism and epilepsy. There is no admission. Donations are voluntary. Held Saturday, October 27, 2012. Follow the link above for more information.
KEENE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ~ Keene, NH
Started in 1991 to break the Gunniess Record for most carved jack o’lanterns, the Keene Pumpkin Festival has evolved into one of the biggest and best Haloween events in the entire state. Live music, food and craft vedors, costume contests, parades, pie eating and seed spitting contests, and fireworks are just some of the great things to do at this NH event.
HAUNTED ACRES~ Epping, NH
Set in an 1860′s ghost town, New Hampshire’s largest Halloween theme park features such spooky haunts as the Dark Maze, the 3D Nuclear Accident House, the Skeleton Saloon & Hotel, and the Quarter Mile Nightmare Walk. This Epping, NH haunted house is not for the faint of heart, so come prepared for the unexpected.
FUNSPOT’S HALLOWEEN PARTY ~ Weirs Beach, NH
Wear your costume and win free prizes at Weirs Beach‘s favorite place to play. With such classic games as indoor golf, bowling, bingo, and over 500 other games to choose from, this is the place for the whole family to play.
OKTOBERFEST ~ Lincoln, NH
Hosted by Loon Mountain, this Oktoberfest celebrates all the best of October, including Halloween. Enjoy German food, take a gondola ride, and enjoy an OomPah band in Lincoln, NH.
ANNUAL HALLOW-BREW FESTIVAL ~ Bretton Woods, NH
Wear your costume, sample seasonal brews from local breweries, get a tarot card reading, and dare to go on a walking tour of Mount Washington’s most haunted rooms and cubby holes at this historic property. Take a wagon ride, hear ghost stories at the campfire and vote for the best jack o’lantern in the carving contest at Bretton Woods.
LEGENDS & GHOSTS WALK ~ Portsmouth, NH
Get up close and personal with some of Portsmouth‘s most haunted places as you walk through town and learn about it’s rich and fascinating history. Learn about the secrets that exist under this quaint NH city, as well as the Phantom of the Music Hall, vengeful spirits, and the ghosts of the John Paul Jones House and the Sise Inn.
HARVEST OF HORROR ~ Candia, NH
Join the folks at Charmingfare Farm in Candia, NH for frightful fun with four different scares. Dare to board the Wagon of Fear and witness the demons of the corn at the Infested Corn Field, enter the Barn of the Dead or ride the Bog Tractor for even more chills and thrills.
HAUNTED OVERLOAD ~ Lee, NH
With 34-foot monsters looming over your head and things that go bump and boo in the night, this haunted attraction is certainly one of the most creative in New Hampshire. Haunted Overload is located at Coppal House Farm in Lee, NH and features a 6-acre corn maze, in addition to many other attractions.
SPICKET HOLLOW ~ Salem, NH
Begun in 1997 by Timmons Bros. Productions, this annual Salem, NH Halloween event not only delights and frightens attendees, it also donates all proceeds to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund, helping children with life-threatening illnesses.
FRIGHT KINGDOM ~ Nashua, NH
This indoor haunted event features Bloodmare Manor, Psycho Circus 3D, and the Hardly Haunted Matinee. Action-packed, this Nashua attraction offers something for everyone of all ages. Bloodmare Manor, a Victorian-era home with a sordid family history, is guaranteed to send chills down you spine. Psycho Circus is the ghostly carnival performance by a murded circus troupe, and Hardly Haunted Matinee is perfect for the younger ones and those not wanting to be scared senseless.