The Dayton Region has several Halloween attractions for people of all ages, from kid-friendly hayrides during the day to terrifying haunted houses and trails until midnight. Check out the list below for Halloween attractions in the region in 2012 including a chance to WIN TICKETS to our Featured Halloween Attraction “Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park”! And if we’re missing any attractions, let us know in the comment section below so we can add it to the list.
Update 10/1/2012 8:45pm: Added “Haunted Caves at Lewisburg” (thanks Ben T. Adams for the tip)
Update 10/6/2012 9:00am: Added “Oregon District Hauntfest on 5th”
Dayton Region Haunted Attractions Map
FEATURED ATTRACTION: Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park
When: 8/31 – 11/3 Fri/Sat 8pm-1:30am; Sun 8pm-11pm (October Only)
Price: General Admission: $34.00 | VIP Fast Pass: $44.99 | Sunday: $24.99 (Parking All Days: $3)
Description: On the outskirts of Middletown, Ohio, lies a parcel of haunted land cursed by ancient spirits. Not a typical Halloween haunted house but a demonic haunted theme park, a wasteland of ghostly beasts, madmen, evil spirits and bloody monsters.
Dayton Most Metro Ticket Contest
We have TWO PAIRS of General Admission tickets for the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park ($68 value) to give away EVERY Wednesday of the month of October! Just fill out the form below, and then leave a comment at the end of this article that says YOU want to win tickets from Dayton Most Metro to the Land of Illusion! We’ll announce winners on Wednesday after 4pm – GOOD LUCK!
[form 51 “Contest Entry – Land of Illusion”]
10/3/2012: Ashley Urbansky and Sarah Muench
10/11/2012: Tameka Nooks and Susan Steinmetz
10/17/2012: Sue Harmeyer and Maria Koogler
The Chambers of Horrors
When: 9/14 – 10/31 Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri: Dusk to Midnight; Sat: Dusk to 1am
Price: $12.00 ($1 Coupon)
Description: Don’t miss out on one of the scariest haunts you’ll visit this year! Rated “the scariest” by our customers, not the fabricated review boards! With over 30 rooms, over 100 doors and 30 minutes long. See if you can find your way out this year.
Foy’s Halloween Store
When: Multiple stores with different schedules – check website for details
Description: Foy’s is an old-fashioned variety store and is the oldest store in Fairborn. The variety store is one of seven different Foy’s stores, including a restaurant, that is located in Fairborn and based around a Halloween theme.
Foy’s is now entering it’s fourth generation. From Albert to Norman to Michael to Michael Jr. Foy’s is still Foy family owned.
From costumes and masks to candy and toys, Foy’s has something for everyone. Stop in and step back in time to your childhood memories.
Haunted Caves at Lewisburg
When: 9/21 – 10/27 Fri/Sat 7pm-Midnight
Price: Adults – $15.00; Children (age 10 and under) – $5.00
Description: Beneath the peaceful village of Lewisburg, Ohio, the Haunted Cave is the longest running, most highly-rated underground Halloween attraction in Ohio. Located 80 feet below ground in a long-abandoned mine, the Haunted Cave is home to over 30,000 bats, and possibly as many ghosts and ghouls. The Haunted Cave is Ohio’s longest, darkest, creepiest and scariest Halloween event, period!
Horror Acres / Maze of Insanity
When: 9/28 – 11/3 Fri/Sat 8pm-Midnight
Price: Maze of Insanity:$10; Horror Acres: $15
Description: Come see what Freddie, Leatherface and more have instore for you this year. Don’t get lost in the cornmaze, and attempt to excape the chainsaws ! Unless you are too scared!
Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Round House
1043 South Main Street
When: Saturday 10/20
Price: General Admission: $50; Red Ribbon Lounge VIP: $150
Description: Dayton’s Party of Parties will once again rock the RoundHouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds! This years theme is Vixens & Villains, so don’t waste any time waiting to plan out what you’ll wear!
Nightmare on Valley Street Haunted Trail
When: 9/14 – 10/29 Trail & Rat Trap: Fri/Sat Dark until Midnight; Hayride: Sat/Sun Noon until Midnight
Price: Trail: $12 | Rat Trap: $10 | Hayride: $10 | Combo (all three): $20 (Free Parking)
Description: NIGHTMARE ON VALLEY STREET continues its nineth year as Dayton’s only premier haunted trails! Located on Valley Street near Harshman Rd. Just one mile behind Stebbins High School & three miles east of the Children’s Medical Center. All new trails, attractions and scares for 2012! This year’s guests will hike the “Haunted Trails” for 20+ scenes with more than 40 live monsters!” Many scenes that will play with your senses and emotions. The trail takes 30 minutes to walk thru the woods!! Rat Trap is 200 x 100 feet!! The Hillbilly Hayride is an offroad experience, un-haunted, pitch black at night, family friendly in the day!! We Will Scare The Yell Out Of You
Oregon District Hauntfest on 5th
When: Saturday 10/27 7pm-2am
Price: Advanced Tickets (available at select 5th Street businesses): $5; At gate before 10pm – $5; At gate after 10pm – $10
Description: Put on your costume and head to Fifth Street in the Oregon Arts District for the region’s largest and longest-running Halloween street party! Enjoy live music, food, drinks, a costume contest with emcee Jim Bucher, and thousands of your closest friends! Most of the taverns in the District will waive their cover charges until midnight.
Rainbow Haunted Lakes
When: 10/5 – 10/31 Fri/Sat Dark until Done (plus Weds 10/31)
Price: $12 ($10 with Coupon)
Description: The Haunted Lakes is designed to entertain you with both funny & frightening scenes for one low price..!30 minutes of fun & fear – 50 acres of lakes & woods. With the purchase of your ticket you will first walk through a number of attractions while listening to Erie music, then you will proceed past the witches’ cauldron, the deck of doom and through the tunnel of darkness. When you emerge you will venture into the Haunted Lakes, past the bone yard and the wall of torture, the guillotine execution and others, then into the forbidden forest, beyond the lake of the dead and past the boggy swamp cemetery, see the death pit being guarded by the grim reaper, the scare crows field of horror, you will see Jason’s machete mutilation, walking zombies, chain saw maniac’s and dead bodies everywhere…….and numerous other special scenes too good to expose here…!
Links: Official Website
Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage & Trail
When: 9/21 – 10/28 Fri/Sat: Dark until Midnight; Sun: Dusk until 10pm
Description: This is our 26th Anniversary. We are still in the same location and our same group is running the haunts. We offer two Great attractions for one low price. Come on out and join us this season and support your local community.
Links: Official Website
When: 10/12 – 10/27 Fri/Sat: 8pm-12:30am
Price: $7 ($1 Coupon)
Description: None Available
Springboro Haunted Hay Ride & Black Bog
When: 9/21 – 10/27 Fri/Sat: Dusk to 11:30pm
Price: $12 Hayride | $10 Black Bog | $20 Combo Ticket
Description: None Available
Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow
Stoddard Avenue (Grafton Hill)
Dayton, OH 45405
When: 10/30, 10/31 – Dusk
Description: Over five hundred jack-o-lanterns are carved, lit and set out covering the hill behind the Greek Orthodox Church in the Dayton historic district of Grafton Hill on October 30th where they can be viewed for two nights. Visitors from all over the region and beyond make the annual trek to see this amazing display created by volunteers from the neighborhood. Check out more in our DMM Feature: “Of Soft And Golden Hue” by J.T. Ryder in 2010, and look for this year’s photos shortly afterward.
Village of Screams
When: 10/5 – 10/28 Fri/Sat: 7pm-Midnight; Sun:7pm-10pm
Price: House of Screams: $12 | Prison Yard of Doom: $12 | Combo Ticket: $20
Description: The Village of Kil-Kare was just a quiet little village where nothing ever happened. People played with their kids in the front yard, planted flowers, and went about their normal every-day lives. That is, until “The Event” happened. “The Event” made all the village residents go crazy. Some killed themselves, and others killed their neighbors. The villagers like to do one thing, and that is kill.
Eddie Hacksell was the very first casualty of “The Event,” and that’s why he got the nickname “Crazy Eddie.” See, Eddie was a lumberjack who had a very nice collection of axes and saws. After “The Event,” dead bodies started showing up with Eddie’s axes stuck in them. Before the other villagers went crazy, they convicted Eddie of murder. As punishment, Eddie was sentenced to death by hanging, but Eddie just wouldn’t die that way. Next, the villagers tried to electrocute Eddie in The Chair, but that didn’t kill him either. They tried burying him, burning him, and chopping him up into little pieces, but Crazy Eddie just kept coming back to terrorize the villagers. No one has seen Eddie in while, so keep an eye out for him.
Wayne Ave. Haunted Butcher House
When: 9/14-10/27 Fri/Sat: 8pm-Midnight
Description: Dayton’s Haunted Butcher House features 22 rooms of terror and over 30 blood soaked ghouls. We are located conveniently with in walking distance to Dayton’s Historic Oregon District. Voted Best Haunted House in Active Dayton 2011.
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride
When: 9/21-10/27 Fri/Sat: Dusk-11:45pm
Price: Bus Ride: $12; Nightmare Penitentiary: $10; Slaughter Hotel: $10; Combo Package: $20; VIP Combo Package: $30
Description: Located on W. Dalton Rd. off of Route 68 in Wilmington, The Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride not only takes you on a bus ride through the hollows of Wilmington– where the monsters and freaks of the night like to play; but through the rumored thirteenth floor of Dr. Slaughter’s twelve story underground hotel, and a penitentiary where the very souls of the most demented prisoners are trapped for eternity.
But the scaring doesn’t start with the bus, or the hotel, or even the penitentiary. It starts as soon as you leave your car! Can you survive all three haunts? Or will you chicken out at the bus ride? Just remember, no matter where you sit, they WILL get you! Come early! The lines grow fast! Delicious food and concessions available!