Saturday, September 21, 2013

Haunted Houses in Chattanooga-2013

Blowing Screams Farm
271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, GA 30725

Blowing Springs Farm is a haunted attraction that features outside activities such as haunted woods, dark swamps, bonfires, nighttime hayrides and roaming monsters. Other activities include a Kids Pumpkin Patch Maze, Black Forest Makeovers, and a Coca-Cola Playground. The Forest of Fear and Ghost Ride are the main attractions.

Halloween Pumpkin by Dusty Snoke
Dates: Opening day is Saturday, September 28, 2013. Blowing Springs Farm is open every Friday and Saturday in October from dark (around 7pm) till the last victim screams

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.  An All You Can Scream Pass is $45 (website says $25 but when you go to purchase ticket it says $45) and includes unlimited admission to haunt. General admission tickets for Blowing Screams Farm (includes the Forest of Fear and Ghost Ride) are $16.00.

Information: Blowing Screams Farm website.

Sir Goony Haunted Carnival
5918 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Voted Best Overall Haunted House by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Sir Goony’s Haunted Carnival brings 17 years of experience to their newest show “Zombie Circus”. The show features animatronics, special effects, 30 fear engineers and a professional light and sound design.

Dates: Opening day is Friday, September 27, 2013. The frights continue every Friday and Saturday through October along with October 20, 27, 30 and 31.Tickets go on sale at 7 pm and the nightmare begins at 7:30.

Tickets: $20 per adult. Includes the Castle Nightmare plus 19 holes of haunted golf, go karts, batting cage tokens and a $5 Papa John’s Pizza Gift Card.

Carving the pumpkin
by Dusty Snoke

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern
1720 South Scenic Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Ruby Falls Haunted Caven was voted Top 10 in Nation by Rand McNally. This haunt involves the cave, a bus and a top haunt so where comfortable clothes and shoes. The shoes should be closed toe, no sandals or flip flops. It will take around 45 minutes to complete the full trip.

Dates: Friday, September 27, 2013 is opening day for the Haunted Cavern. The Cavern will be open every Friday and Saturday from Sept. 27 to November 2. There are a few extra fright nights that include every Sunday in October and Thursday, October 31 (of course)J.

Tickets: Range in price from $23.00 to $17.00. A couple of hints…buy your ticket online and go on a Sunday.

Information: Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern webpage

The Haunted Hilltop
8235 Hwy 58, Harrison, TN 37341

The Haunted Hilltop offers Halloween fun for everyone whether you like haunted houses or just a bonfire and scary movie. For one low price, visitors can enjoy a huge haunted house, a dark maze, a long haunted hayride through woods and a cornfield along with scary movies playing on an outdoor tv. While waiting to enjoy the hayride or haunted house, purchase some concessions and eat around the bonfire. New this year is the longest vortex tunnel in the south and many new state of the art animatronics.

Dates: September 27th and 28th is opening weekend. After that The Haunted Hilltop is open every Friday and Saturday until November 1st including Thursday, October 21, 2013. Times are 7 till midnight opening weekend and 7pm till 1am for the rest of the season.

Tickets: Tickets are $20 for everything or $10 for each attraction. Tickets may be purchased online through paypal.  

Information: The Haunted Hilltop website

The Haunted Barn
5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, TN 37353

18 years of creating haunted fun makes The Haunted Barn a must see this year. The Haunted Barn is a 16-room dark maze that victims, oops, I mean visitors walk through. Along with the barn there is a bonfire, concessions and a spooky graveyard. The Haunted Barn uses a number system so there are no lines to wait in but be careful on your walk to the barn, rumor has it that monsters are waiting on you.

Dates: Opened every Friday and Saturday in October including Halloween and November 1 and 2. Gates open at 7 and the last ticket is sold at Midnight.

Tickets: Tickets are $18 for admission to the barn. All major credit cards are accepted.

Finishing the pumpkin
Dusty Snoke
Ringgold Haunted Depot
155 Depot Street, Ringgold, GA 30736

What happens when scary meets historic? A haunted train depot of course! The historic Ringgold depot turns scary this October for three short weeks. Not only does the depot offer up a frightening load of horror, there are hayrides and ghost tours for the more timid members of your group. The prices are very reasonable and well worth it. I have visited this one a few times and have always enjoyed it.

Dates: Final three Fridays and Saturdays in October starting at 7:00 pm

Tickets: The hay ride is $3, the ghost tour and the haunted depot are $5 each.

Lake Whinnepespookah
1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, GA 30741

Chattanooga’s favorite, fun-time spot is going to the ghost and ghouls this October.  According to their website guests can “enjoy an atmosfear of haunted rides, eerie edibles and screaming thrills throughout this spooktacular Halloween event”.

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday in October. Just a little note: on October 4, they will be shooting fireworks.

Tickets: An Unlimited Rides pass is $26 (water park is closed). Other packages are available.

Information: Lake Winnie website

Acres of Darkness
900 North Sanctuary Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

The Chattanooga Audubon Society opens two trails for a scary night in the woods. One trail is for kids and the faint of heart. The other is for those who dare to enter extreme dangers in the Haunted Woods. On the extreme trail you meet up with local legends and the natural dangers that haunt the woods at night. Bonfires, face painting, pumpkin decorating and a black light maze are available also.

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday between October 18 and October 26, from 8-11

Tickets: This is a fundraiser for the Audubon Society.

Mystery Dog Ranch
975 Wooten Road, Ringgold GA

Support the HOZHO Therapeutic Equestrian Services, a nonprofit riding program used by special needs children and adults (including veterans), by visiting Mystery Dog Ranch this October. Their “Home of the Dead” ghost town and hayride are sure to leave you shaking in your boots.

Dates: Last three Fridays and Saturdays in October. Ghost town opens at 7:00; hayride begins at Dark

Tickets: Admission is $10 with proceeds benefitting HOZHO Therapeutic Equestrian Services.