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The kids are back in school, the air is getting cooler, pumpkins are orange, and you're starting to see a tinge of color in the trees around you - it must be fall in New Hampshire!

If you're looking for a great way to get in the fall "spirit" (pun intended), then check out some of these haunted houses around the state!

Peterborough - Celebrate Samhain
NEW VENUE: Peterborough Community Center
Elm Street, Peterborough NH 03458

Celebrate Samhain is New England's premier Samhain festival – dedicated to the ancient Celtic celebration of the final harvest and "day of the dead".
Filled with magic, music, crafts, and merriment, Celebrate Samhain offers something for everyone... Be entranced by the bewitching music of a gypsy troupe; browse the wares of mystical vendors; learn something new in a variety of free talks and workshops; make and take home your own magical crafts; enlist a reading by a gifted intuitive; and observe the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain in a traditional, earth-centered ceremony that honors our ancestors and those who have gone on before. Call or check web site for this year's date and time!

Candia - Charmingfare Farm
774 High Street, Candia, NH 03034
(603) 483-5623
gs@charmingfare.com

Charmingfare Farm offers a haunted hayride attraction and brings visitors through various scenes including a haunted corn maze, haunted house and haunted hayride.

Nashua-Fright Kingdom
12 Simon Street, Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 438-4998
frightkingdom@hotmail.com

The Fright Kingdom haunted house is one of the most professional haunted houses in the entire New England area. If you enjoy movie quality detail guaranteed to please the eye coupled with a thrill of a fear factor, then Fright Kingdom's Haunted Houses are for you. The Fright Kingdom staff have a strong family background in construction, which translates into incredible scenic design and fantastic sets which transport you to another world. Located inside a huge warehouse year after year, non-stop building and design work yields an exciting walk through trip through their 'FrightKingdom'.

North Conway - Ghoullog Halloween Haunted Chairlift Ride
1 Skimobile Road, North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-5543
info@cranmore.com

Cranmore is celebrating Halloween every weekend in October with their Ghoullog attraction, where visitors board the quad chairlift for a night-time ride to the summit for a haunted mountain-top tour. Coming back for its second year, the Ghoullog will be bigger, scarier and more fun than ever with the addition of new haunts, animatronics, and outdoor food court.

Epping - Haunted Acres
272 Exeter Road, Epping, NH 03042
(603) 679-1666

Haunted Acres is New Hampshire's largest Halloween-themed park, presenting four attractions in one. Haunted Acres is set in an 1860's Western ghost town. It features the Skeleton Saloon & Hotel, the Dark Maze, the 3D Nuclear Accident House, and the Quarter Mile Nightmare Walk- a walk through the woods that is not for the faint of heart. The ghost town includes coffins, a cemetery, a jail, mine shafts, a spider web forest, a bonfire, a witches' village, a hillbilly hell, and our famous “slayer” creature, with a 20 ft. wingspan! You can expect to see ghosts, ghouls and goblins. Best of all, expect the unexpected!

Lee - Haunted Overload
66 Lee Road, Lee, NH 03861
(603) 868-2111
contact@hauntedoverload.com

Haunted Overload is simply one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England. Now located on the DeMeritt Hill Farm on Route 155 in Lee NH. The show has twice been voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the country.

Focusing on quality, we are committed to giving the customer the ultimate Halloween experience at an affordable price. Nowhere else can you see huge monsters looming over the crowd, some as tall as 34 feet. The authentic farm location provides the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of lighted pumpkins and movie quality sets. Most of the one of a kind props are designed and created by founder Eric Lowther.

The haunt is changed and expanded each year to give the patron something new and exciting to experience. The night time haunt, while artistically done is extremely scary and parental discretion is advised for younger or sensitive children. We are also open many days during daylight hours with no actors for the whole family to enjoy the stunning detail of the haunt at their own pace. Check the schedule page for dates and times of the daylight walkthroughs.

Each event will be held rain, snow, sleet or any other New England weather condition so please dress appropriately.

Litchfield - Nightmare New England
454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, NH 03052
(603) 424-2292
mike@nightmarenewengland.com

Over 100,000 Sq. ft of terror awaits you at New England's number one destination for Halloween thrills this October.
The massive 20-acre Scream Park features SEVEN heart-racing haunted attractions at ONE monstrous location. Dozens of freakish characters stalk the grounds and roam freely in the woods lining the property. The Monster Midway hosts live music, go-karts (voted #1 in NH!), batting cages, two themed mini-golf courses, concessions, restaurant, bar, photo opportunities, gifts and more!
The variety and scale of Nightmare New England and SpookyWorld offers something for even the boldest of Halloween fanatics. Leave it to us to make your Halloween an unforgettable experience.

Gilford - Morbid Mountain
719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249
(603) 293-4341
morbidmountain@gunstock.com

The Legend of Morbid Mountain . . .The ski lifts are closed, the lodges are locked, and the parking lot is empty . . . but if you close your eyes and listen close, the hair on the back of your neck will start to stand up straight. Footsteps in the attic, lights going on and off . . . is there someone . . . something in the corner of the room . . . you feel like you are being watched. Perhaps you are!

Salem - ScreemFest
85 North Policy Street, Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-3506
info@canobie.com

Canobie Lake Park presents ScreemFest - Where fear meets fun! Long before Canobie Lake became a trolley park and ultimately the amusement park we know today, a village for workers of the Policy Mining Company sat on the very same land. A slaughterhouse was built to help sustain the employee population and was half-jokingly referred to by the villagers as the "Dead Shed"- because what went in never came out alive. The butchers of the Dead Shed took their work very seriously, taking pride in the delicacy of the slaughtering process. Slicing through flesh and bone with precision, passionately carving a bloodied work of art for others to consume, the butchers would then hang and cure the meat. Residents of the old mining village would marvel at these edible creations and admired the butchers' ability to provide a meal out of anything and everything that came through the shambled shack. It was also rumored that their skills were employed to deal with disgruntled employees of the mining company. But the butchers could only laugh at that notion.When the mining village was left deserted at the end of the nineteenth century, the Dead Shed caretakers stayed behind, hoping to serve the next community to settle. Eventually the slaughterhouse and everything in it was left to rot, including the caretakers. The creepy crawlies finally consumed all that was left behind, leaving only the spirits of the butchers to occupy the property. The spirits would continue to gather in the years passing, seeking to resume their original craft. Journey into the Dead Shed if you have the guts-just don't expect to leave with them. The Village"Visit for a day, stay for eternity"When Billy and Bobby Hollander discovered gold in a cave in a remote area of New Hampshire, they had no idea of the frenzy that would ensue. A frantic rush of fortune-seekers in the granite state followed as the Policy Mining Company erected an entire village around the mine. The area's economy boomed and flocks of would-be miners settled in the area to work for The Policy Mining Company.One day Billy and Bobby Hollander went to explore an area near the mine and never came back. From then on, the Policy Mining Village was dealt a string of bad luck. Horrific mining accidents and a summer drought all contributed to the eventual closing of the mine Billy and Bobby had discovered. After the closing of the mine, many of the village's inhabitants were never seen or heard of again. Left behind are remnants of what was once a booming mining town, as well as the spirits of Billy and Bobby Hollander.Each evening, the things that go "bump in the night" and those who have perished in the village-led by the spirits of the Hollander boys-arise to show themselves. To this day there is a morbid attraction to the area. A popular tourist destination, the mining village hosts visitors every evening in search of a good ghost hunt, hoping to see some of the spirits or more precisely-find the Hollander boys.Merriment IncorporatedFine Novelties Since 1909"Celebrating 100 Years of Making Marvelously Merry Novelties"Founded in 1909 on land purchased cheaply years after the Policy Mine closed, Charles (Chuckles) L. Peters strived to produce quality novelties to spread happiness and joy to those in the area. Specifically, Merriment Incorporated produced clowning accessories, ventriloquist dummies and more for the performers with most distinguished taste.

Litchfield - Spooky World
54 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, NH 03052
(603) 420-8008
info@nightmarenewengland.com

Over 100,000 Sq. ft of terror awaits you at New England's number one destination for Halloween thrills this October.
The massive 20-acre Scream Park features SEVEN heart-racing haunted attractions at ONE monstrous location. Dozens of freakish characters stalk the grounds and roam freely in the woods lining the property. The Monster Midway hosts live music, go-karts (voted #1 in NH!), batting cages, two themed mini-golf courses, concessions, restaurant, bar, photo opportunities, gifts and more!
The variety and scale of Nightmare New England and SpookyWorld offers something for even the boldest of Halloween fanatics. Leave it to us to make your Halloween an unforgettable experience.

Barnstead - The Haunted Woods
1053 North Barnstead Road, Center Barnstead, NH 03225
1-800-707-PLAY
osgpaintball@yahoo.com

Join us for the scare of your life! Walk deep in the woods and experience your own nightmares as you tour through four different haunts.

Milford - 13 Screams
183 Elm Street, Milford, NH

From the creators of Victorian Parks Haunted Mansion and Forbidden Forest in Salem, NH comes Milford’s very own, professionally produced Haunted House Attraction. From the creators of Victorian Parks Haunted Mansion and Forbidden Forest in Salem, NH comes Milford’s very own, professionally produced Haunted House Attraction. 13 Screams, where the only thing that won’t scare you is the price. Over 180,000 people loved our events in the past, and we’re back with more chills and thrills than ever!!

Ticket booth opens at 6 most nights. General admission is $17 per person. $2 discount coupons are widely available or by visiting the website at 13Screams.com. Advance ticket sales and group rates are available by emailing 13screams@gmail.com.

The production is not recommended for children under 8 years old.

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