New Hampshire is a wonderful fall season destination. When the leaves start to turn, there’s no better place to be than New England. Halloween season in the Granite State is nothing but fun! We’ll list for you the top haunted attractions and the best haunted hayride NH has to offer! There’s something for everyone, from unique haunted attractions to smaller, family-friendly events at local farms to the ultimate Halloween experience for horror enthusiasts.
Haunted Hayride NH: 13 Of New Hampshire’s Best Haunts
1. Fright Kingdom, Nashua
Fright Kingdom is a haunted house in Nashua, which offers five creepy attractions. At Z Apocalypse you have to try to avoid contamination from the massive zombie army. The Abandoned is an old, abandoned farm house… only it’s not completely abandoned. Bloodmare Manor is home to the demented Bloodmare Family. Every member is determined to make you face your worst fears at every corner. Crazed clowns run loose at Psycho Circus. Plunge into the dark at Grim, where light is turned into a weapon. If you manage to make your way out of the best haunted house in New Hampshire, join the fun at Monster Midway. Endless options for fun await, including entertainment, photo opportunities, and a gift shop!
This night time haunt starts Halloween season in late September, but is also open for special events throughout the year. General admission is $35 USD.
2. Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England, Litchfield
Looking for the best haunted houses in New England? Then Spooky World needs to be on the top of your list! Spooky World, which can be found on the Charles Bancroft Highway in Litchfield, claims to be the best haunted attraction in the United States, as well as New England’s largest haunted attraction. Horror fanatics will love the four haunted attractions: Nightmare in 3D, Asylum 47, The Colony, and The Haunted Hayride in the dark woods are the ultimate Halloween experience at this horror scream park.
Spooky World is located at Mel’s Funway Park. A few hours at the park are a great way to spend some time. here are go-karts and mini gold, batting cages and laser tag, a laser maze and an arcade. And when haunted season comes around, it hosts the extra spooky attractions of Spooky World.
3. Haunted Overload, Lee
Those who dare enter the DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee are faced with a more unique haunted attraction: Haunted Overload. It’s a show with three levels of fear which is one of 13 top haunted attractions in the US. Explore the farm in the daytime in search of a haunted trail, and explore the scary stuff in broad daylight with the whole family at a minimal fear level. Fright Night Lite raises the stakes just a little. There are no monsters, so the effects of the show can be enjoyed in the company of friendly creatures, with the added thrill of darkness – perfect for a younger crowd. The farm’s amazing, award-winning attraction is the Haunted Overload. It consists of three shows, trails in the haunted forest, with twisted creatures waiting at every turn.
Elements of this show change every year, so you’ll never have the same experience twice. Parental discretion is advised.
Don’t miss the Demeritt Hill Farm pumpkin patch while you are there! Bringing home your own pumpkin greatly adds to the Halloween fun!
4. Salisbury Woods Haunted Barn and Trail, Salisbury
Get scared for a cause. The Salisbury Woods Haunted Barn and Trail is a walk-through attraction designed as a fundraiser to support local education, arts and community organizations.
5. Coppal House Farm Corn Maze, Lee
The Coppal House Farm is a working farm with farm animals (though no petting zoo), a farm stand with lots of goodies, where you can expect scary good savings, and the gigantic brown bat corn maze. The corn maze is open weekends, and is well worth a visit. During the day, it’s good fun for kids and adults alike, and you should consider combining it with a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Once darkness descends on the maze, it’s another story: whip out your flashlight and enter the maze, who knows what you will encounter therein…
6. Meadow Ledge Farm, Loudon
The Meadow Ledge Farm Loudon is a not-so-scary destination during the fall season. Haunt their apple orchard and pick your own apples, try their apple cider donuts (voted the best apple cider donuts in New Hampshire!), and buy fresh cider. Pumpkins, corn stalks, and mums are also available.
7. Holder Hill Farm, Durham
Pumpkin patch hayrides Durham are provided by the friendly people at the Holder Hill Farm. The farms boasts seven acres of pumpkin patch, with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Go on a hayride or enjoy their walking trails.
8. Beans & Greens Farm, Gilford
Visit the best farm in the Lakes Region! Beans & Greens Farm offers plenty of entertainment during the fall season. There is a fun park, a farm stand, a farm fresh deli, and a beer garden, and the most difficult corn maze you can find in the state. It is open during the day from 10 am until 4 pm, and the night time maze is available Friday and Saturday nights.
9. Charmingfare Farm, Candia
Charmingfare Farm is a working farm, with farm animals the kids will love to pet, horse trail rides, and special events throughout the year. Their Halloween events include the children’s trick or treat, which happens on select dates in October, and the Harvest of Haunts, which is happens on 4 early evenings in October and is an event focused on families with children 12 and older. Witness the incredible feats of Dragon Man, meet the Witch in the Woods, ride a tractor train or horse-drawn wagon, meet a real owl, and enjoy s’mores at a campfire under the stars.
10. Elwood Orchards, Londonderry
Elwood Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm. During haunting season they offer the spookiest haunted corn maze in the state. It is open every Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. During the day, the maze is a fun attraction for the whole family, where children can explore and have fun at their own pace.
11. Lavoie’s Farm, Hollis
Lavoie’s Farm pumpkin patch Hollis is famous in the area. In October, they offer a non-scary hayride, pick your own apples and pumpkins, a corn maze, and even a mini maze for the little ones! Check their social media for updates on the special events!
12. Gaines Farm, Guilford, Vermont
If you aren’t yet Halloween-ed out, hop over to Vermont to see Vengeance In The Valley, a haunted attraction at Gaines Farm in Guilford a Halloween double-thriller awaits. Enter the dark woods on a haunted hayride. As the tractor pulls your wagon through the demented valley, a cup of hot cider may be your only means of survival. Then there’s the Devil’s Torture Chamber, a corn maze where the personification of evil lives. Don’t miss a good scare at this great family farm!
13. Special Horror Movies Screenings
Last but not least, there are several locations which offer screenings of classic horror movies such as ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’ (with live music!), ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’, or ‘Dracula’. Check the website of Halloween New England for more details.
This concludes our compilation of haunted hayride NH and the many other haunted attractions to enjoy in the Granite State during Halloween season. Are you ready to be spooked?
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Jenny grew up in Germany. All she ever wanted out of life was to leave and have adventures. Jenny always traveled as much as the budget would allow, and when she met her husband traveling became a full-time thing. You can follow Jenny on her blog and Facebook.