8 haunted attractions that will scare you out of your mind within 2 hours of Charlotte

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If you are anything like me, the start of fall means a trip to Starbucks for a selfie with your pumpkin spice latte. However, for the thrill seekers out there, the crisp air and falling leaves signify that it is time to get scared to death. Whether that be haunted hayrides, mazes or houses, the Charlotte area offers a good amount of spooky attractions that are bound to give you a good scare.

Here are 8 haunted attractions in the Charlotte area that will satisfy your Halloween-inspired, thrill-seeking needs:

(1) Horror Fields

Rated number one top overall attraction by North Carolina Haunted Houses last year,  Horror Fields offers seven interactive attractions (with names like “Asylum” and “Flesh Factory”) in which actors can actually touch or grab you. Don’t worry, if you are a wimp like me (or normal person), they offer glow sticks to wear around your neck that tell the actors you do not wish to be touched.

4276 Helena St., Hudson, NC (about 1.5 hours from Uptown)

General Admission: $20


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(2) Scarrigan Farms

According to Scarrigan Farms’ website, if someone has not peed their pants by the end of the night, the staff has not done their job. On select nights in October, Carrigan Farms transforms its 180-acre land into a haunted trail that is not recommended for children under 12.

1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville (about 45 minutes from Uptown)

General Admission: $25 (cash or check only)

(3) SCarowinds

On select nights through Oct. 28, the Carolinas’ beloved family-friendly theme park, Carowinds, transforms into a fright fest with haunted mazes, houses and shows.

300 Carowinds Blvd. (about 20 minutes from Uptown)

General Admission starting at: $37 

(4) Zombie Hunt Paintball

Walking Dead fans, Zombie Hunt Paintball is where your dreams meet reality. On this haunted hayride through the woods, you are armed with a paintball gun and 75 rounds to shoot at zombies wandering along the trail.

6106 Burlington Rd., Sedalia, NC (about 2 hours from Uptown)

General Admission starting at: $25

(5) Ghost walk at Latta Plantation

[Related: Is Latta Plantation haunted?]

Historical reenactors at Latta Plantation have claimed to have seen shadows lurking on the 52-acre Latta Plantation. On Oct. 27 and 28, Latta transforms into Sleepy Hollow and attendees walk through a creepy half-mile trail in the woods in and out of cabins, barns and pastures. Old Mecklenburg Brewery and Anna’s Sweet Treats will serve beverages and treats.

5225 Sample Road, Huntersville (about 25 minutes from Uptown)

General Admission: $10

(6) Boogerwoods

Boogerwoods has been a North Carolina trademark for 41 years. Attractions in Boogerwoods include 3-D rooms, a time machine and an asylum theater. All proceeds are donated to help cure Cystic Fibrosis.

725 Phaniel Church Rd, Rockwell, NC (about 45 minutes from Uptown)

General Admission: $20


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(7) The Haunted Mill

Attendees will walk through this 120-year-old haunted mill that is said to be “truly” haunted. The Haunted Mill also features an escape room in which groups have 60 minutes to work together and figure out how to cure a deadly zombie outbreak.

6325 W. Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC (about 20 minutes from Uptown)

General admission: $16 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under 

(8) Woods of Terror 

Woods of Terror calls itself Greensboro’s scariest haunted thrill park. This park features attractions ranging from a monster parade, to a slaughter house in which guests must find a way out of a room without waking occupants who “live” there.

5601 N Church St, Greensboro, NC (about 2 hours from uptown)

General Admission: starting at $20 (depends on the night) 


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