Prepare for a spooky season of wicked witches and ghastly ghouls! The Ocean State has turned into a spine-chilling state for the month of October, and we are here to help you find the best Halloween attractions in your area. Here is a list of our 13 most terrifying, creepy attractions. Check them out, if you dare.
Field of Screams
179 Plain Meeting House Road, West Greenwich
Become a victim of three frightening events all in one night. Climb on board of the Dead River Haunted Hayride where zombie brides get too close. If you survive, you can test your fate in the haunted insane asylum, which speaks for itself. And as if your adrenaline isn’t pumping enough, the 4d Cirque Du Souls - a walk-through attraction with special glasses - will top off your heart rate. October 1-30, Thursdays through Sundays. 6:30-10pm (9pm weekdays). $18, $16 with costume.
Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn Maze
255 Middle Road, Portsmouth
An attraction for the younger crowd, this corn maze will make you crave all fall festivities. Get lost in the maze alone or with the whole family; employees will pick you up if you need the help! Afterwards, you can jump on a hayride (don’t worry, no orges will come at you at this one) and enjoy some classic Autumn concessions. October 1-31, Fridays through Sundays. Times vary. $7, $5 ages 5-11.
Fortress of Nightmares: FEAR
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport
Find your way out of a haunted house of apparitions and afterlife, but save some fear for last! Ghost hunts are also taking place in the old office quarters of the Fort, where members of the Rhode Island Paranormal Group will freak you out along their guided ghost tour, where you will hear real life stories of the paranormal. Eek! October 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25-27, 6pm for haunted house, 10pm for ghost tour. Last tickets sold at 9pm.
Haunted Labyrinth: Once Upon a Nightmare
804 Dyer Avenue, Cranston
You may want to bring a flashlight, because this labyrinth will scare the living daylights out of you. The haunted labyrinth is the longest run haunted house in Rhode Island and is run for charity by the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center. Scream bloody murder for a good cause! October 4-27, Fridays-Sundays. 7-10pm. $15, $20 for pass to skip the line.
Providence Ghost Tours
60 Congdon Street, Providence
Hop in for a guided tour this season with tour guides educated in Providence’s death history. Roam the streets of East Side Providence with nothing but a lantern and hear stories that will make you sleep with a night light. Bring your camera - you may spot something you’d wish you hadn’t! October 1-31, $15 in advance & $18 at door. 7pm.
Bates Haunted Motel
149 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly
This triple attraction - the Haunted Motel, Haunted Hayride and Haunted Cornmaze - is one of the best around; it’s Haunted Hayride at Arasapha Farm was voted the Number 1 Haunted Attraction by Haunteworld Magazine and even made many appearances on the Travel Channel. To top it off, the Haunted Motel is named one of the most frightening haunted “motels” in the country. October 4-31 (except 7-10). $15-$75. Opens at 6:30.
4092 Diamond Hill, Cumberland
Don’t get too comfortable - the local woods are infested with evil scarecrows and gruesome zombies. Roam the hill and don’t forget to look over your shoulder - you may never know who will be breathing down your neck. Catch Haunted Hill’s Family Fun Day on October 26 for kid-appropriate activities. October 4-27. $15, $20 with pass to skip line. 7-10pm.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: Pumpkinville USA
Embark on a magical journey at the Roger Williams Park Zoo full of jack-o-lanterns and mystical scenery. Visitors will be surrounded by thousands of lighted pumpkins carved as famous faces, classic Halloween goblins and so much more. You’re in for a treat! October 3-31. Fridays-Sundays, $12-15; Thursdays $9-12. 6-11pm, last ticket sold at 10pm.
Terror in Rhode Island
Located off New London Ave, Route 2, Cranston
Check in at one of the most spooktacular haunted attractions of New England. With a variety of events, visitors will be taken on a 3-D adventure of terrifying proportions. Then guests can walk under the stars at Devils Playground. Here, monsters are much scarier than a boo or two; they have been equipped to take you far beyond the average scream. Finally, find your way through a dark, haunted house equipped with only a glowstick. Sept. 27-Nov. 3. Friday, Saturday & Sunday; Thursday, Oct 17, 24 & 31. $24.99-$29.99. 7pm.
Six Flags Fright Fest
1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA
Experience a one of a kind theme park adventure. Six Flags New England turns into a spooky town where thril seekers & horror fans alike can scream over more than just roller coasters. Begins Sept 21. $39.99 online, $59.99 at park.
THE FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
36 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport
Grab your popcorn and candy corn: the RIIFF is back, and the films are creepier than ever. Films shown will be from submissions all over the world. Catch the awards on Saturday night for the best films, plus other magical events. October 17-20. $10, discount on website.
Halloween Festival in Slater Park
RR 1A, Pawtucket
Stop by spooked-out Slater Park any Friday and Saturday this October for a bundle of wicked ghoul attractions. Children can enjoy Fright Night in the Park with a plethora of age-appropriate fall activities. Adults can experience the terrifying side of the park at the Haunted Tunnel at Daggett Farm, where the dead is raised and ready to scare. October 1-31, Fridays & Saturdays. $5 for Haunted Tunnel.
Fear Town Haunted House at Seekonk Speedway
1710 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk
Seekonk Speedway has had some frightening turn of events! For the first time this year, they are offering a haunted house that they consider the real deal. With more details to come, they promise that event goers will “experience real terror!” October 4-31. 7pm-11pm.
So round up your scariest costume and head over to some of the creepiest, crawliest attractions in Rhode Island!