Halloween is right around the corner and that means haunted houses full of ghosts, goblins and ghouls are creeping up across Long Island for a howling good time over the next month.
The spooky events range from kid-friendly festivities for the whole family to the type of dark, twisted fright fests that scare the pants off supposedly grown adults—and plenty that fall in between.
From local fire department fundraiser haunts to hardcore horror movie recreations—and even some loosely related events sprinkled throughout—here are more than three dozen Long Island haunted house event listings:
Bayville Scream Park
Vampires, zombies and other creatures of the night remain locked inside “Bloodworth Haunted Mansion” waiting for more victims to come visit. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillescreampark.com $17.75-$25.75. Through Oct. 31.
Not only are the zombies biting, but it’s also attack of the killer clowns. Deer Park Community Center, 41 Homer Ave., Deer Park. deerparkcommunitycenter.com $15. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri., Sat. 7-10 p.m. Sun. Oct. 3- 5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
Live entertainment, family friendly haunts and more. Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale. Adventureland.us. Free. 11 a.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 19 & 26.
Haunted House Long Island
Walk through the grave yard to see ghouls and goblins, pass the butcher room and see bloody corpses hanging but make sure you don’t run into our live monsters lurking behind every corner. Tri-County Flea Market, 3041 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. bouncewowny.com/haunted-house-long-island $7. 3-8 p.m. Weds.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Sun. Through Nov. 4.
Dark Side Haunted House
Walk through movie-quality sets, bone-chilling special effects and heart-pounding scares. 5184 Route 25A, Wading River. darksideproductions.com $23. 7-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-12 a.m. Fri., 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Sat., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Through Halloween.
New York Zombie Apocalypse
A terrifying and unique scare-attraction. 450 Commack Rd., Deer Park. nyzapocalypse.com $30-$40. Time vary, Thurs-Sun. through Oct. 31 and beyond.
When they’re not performing in plays and musicals, the actors at this community theater are convincingly turning their venue into “Hellport.” Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. pacsc.org $15. Days and times vary, through Nov. 1.
Haunted Mansion of Melville
For the past 20 years, this particularly disturbing haunted house stars a creepy doctor. For a separate $11 fee, visitors can try to find their way through a haunted nighttime corn maze and for $5 more, they can volunteer to be “test subjects” for the doctor’s creepy experiments. F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm, 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. schmittshaunt.com $19. Times and dates vary, through Oct. 31.
Otto the Ghost
Take the kids on a hayride down a decorated trail, visit farm animals and hear the latest family friendly animated adventures of Otto the Ghost. Fresh-picked apples, apple cider and candied apples available, plus roasted corn and popcorn on weekends. Join the annual pumpkin-carving contest while you’re at it! Hicks Nursery, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. Free. hicksnurseries.com 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct 31.
This 3,000-square-foot tunnel is accompanied by family fall festival events. Woodside Nursery & Garden Center, 134 E Woodside Ave., North Patchogue. woodsidenurseryandgarden.com Prices vary. Through Oct. 31.
Chamber of Horrors
A dark collection of spooky mazes and rooms full of ghouls that proudly proclaim this haunted house is “where fear lives.” Those 18 and older can join in “Dead of Night,” an especially horrid event in the two days after Halloween. Play Like a Pro, 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge. chamberofhorrorsny.com $20. 7-11 p.m. Fri., Sat. and 7-10 p.m. Sun. each weekend Oct. 3 to Nov. 2.
Dr. DeKay’s House of Horrors
Schedule an appointment with the creepy Dr. DeKay, visit his patients and view his experiments. North Patchogue Fire Department, 33 Davidson Ave., North Patchogue. npfdhauntedhouse.com $15. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25.
Nights of Fright
Prepare to be scared. Farmingville Fire Department Stationhouse No. 2, 1080 Portion Rd., Farmingville. farmingvillefdfrighthouse.com $8. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Contestants must register by Oct. 3 before the public starts judging Oct. 6. Winners announced 5 p.m. Oct. 29 followed by Halloween party 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street, Stony Brook. stonybrookvillage.com $15 per contestant.
The Village: Haunted Tales and Trials
Ten terrifying nights of Halloween in October including carnival games, pirate maze, laser tag, corn maze, bonfire, pumpkins, the Haunted House Tour and much more! Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. ncnyhauntedhouse.com $10 general admission, $20 Haunted House tour. Kids under 10 free. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, 4-11 p.m. Saturdays. Oct. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 30.
For the kids not up for this haunted house, there is also Spookville and Spooky night hay ride. Wicks Farm, 445 New York 25A, St. James. 631-584-5727. Prices vary. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10-12, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.
Haunted house inside a go-kart raceway. 701 Union Pkwy., Ronkonkoma. frightnightatkarts.com $13. Times vary, Oct. 10-12, 17-18, 24-26 & 31.
Nyctophobia Haunted House
Billed as “Long Island’s only immersive and interactive haunted experience,” running 10 years, the name means “fear of the dark.” 1508 Main Rd., Jamesport. nyctophobiahaunt.com $18-$23. Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26.
Rise of The Jack O’Lanterns
More than 5,000 jack o’lanterns hand-carved by professionals arranged in artful displays throughout a scenic trail. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, 516-252-1030. Advanced tickets required. therise.org $15-$26. Oct. 16-19, 22-26, 29- Nov. 2.
Haunted Trail of Horrors
Trick or treat! Middle Island Fire Department, 31 Arnold Dr., Middle Island. middleislandfd.org $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24 & 25.
Enter, if you dare! Guaranteed to evoke fear. 6 Laurie Blvd., Centereach. Facebook.com/hauntedhallways 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31.
Billed as the longest-running haunted walk on Long Island. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches. spookywalk.com $15. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24 & 25.
Trail Of Terror
Self-guided tour on a wooded trail full of classic horror movie recreations and other surprises. Tiki Action Park, 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. tikiactionpark.com $13. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24 & 25.
Hoyt Farm Monster Mash
It’ll be a graveyard smash, as Bobby Pickett sang. Hoyt Farm Town Park, 200 New Hwy., Commack. $15. RSVP at 631-543-7804. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 18, 19.
Enchanted Forest Trail
Kids ages 2 to 7 accompanied by adults are invited to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. quoguewildliferefuge.org/events $10. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, 12-3 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 1.
Navigate the walkway where ghouls and spooks lurk. Southampton Youth Center, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton. $5. Grades 6-12. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24., 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26.
Creature-inhabited wooded paths with eerie lighting, special effects and characters along the way. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Tanglewood Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. cstl.org $15, $10 for kids 8 and under. Oct. 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
Haunted Trail Nights
Follow guides on a walk by hauntingly historical buildings, through a ghoulishly grassy field and wander the woods. Manor Farm, 210 Manor Rd., Huntington. manorfarmhauntedtrailnights.webs.com $5. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24-26.
Cemetery of Lost Souls
Ghost, demons and sacrificed virgins, oh my! 350 Broadway, Massapequa Park. lostsoulsli.com Donations vary. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 & 31.
Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, swamp monsters and many of their gruesome friends bring a smoggy, spine-tingling walk through the realm of fear and fright. Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson. northhempsteadny.gov $5. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25. $3 Not-So-Spooky-Walk 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26.
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Search the preserve for spooky items on our scavenger hunt list. You can even wear your Halloween costumes – just make sure you can walk safely. Tons of Fun! Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 3525 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale. nysparks.com/parks/8 RSVP at 631-581-1072. $4 adults, $3 kids, free for kids under 3. $8 parking. 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 26.
Haunted House at Deepwells
Beware the scary haunted house! Deepwells Farm County Park, corner of Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James. stjameschamber.org Free. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 26 (after Halloween Parade), 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31.
Great Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular
In addition to contestants setting sail to their Jack-o’-Lanterns, there will be a kid-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, “funny fotos,” games and more. Participation limited to the first 50 carved pumpkins. Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at 6 p.m. Participating pumpkins must be between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball and must be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pwk exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/88 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 4 p.m. Oct. 25.
Nature’s Halloween Trail
Night creatures and “scary” natural phenomenon fill the woods. Bring a flashlight. Light refreshments follow. Mashomack Preserve, 47 South Fouth Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. $5. 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
Ghost Stories and Legends of Fire Island
Listen to tales of eerie happenings along the barrier beach. Dress warmly, bring blankets and flashlights. Fire Island Lighthouse, east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5. Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 25.
Best costume prizes in many categories and goodies for all. Party follows at haunted house. From corner of Lake and Woodlawn avenues to the Gazebo, St. James. stjameschamber.org Free.1 p.m. Oct. 26 (line up at 12:30 p.m.).
Walk through and hear the untold story of conjured spirits at this historic site. Longwood Estate, corner of Smith and Longwood roads, Ridge. $5. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26.
Magic Show, face painting and arts and crafts. Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck. greatneckparks.org Prices vary. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 31.
The Franklin Square Horror
This annual, one-night-only Halloween haunted house that has been going nearly 20 years strong benefits charity. 1148 Norbay St. in Franklin Square. joea65.wix.com/franklin-square-horror 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31.
Masquerade for the Macabre Halloween Ball
Jack The Ripper murder mystery dinner. Live performance by Demon Boy and Kept Secret. Clarion Hotel, 3845 Vetterans Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma. livingdeadmafia.com $55. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
The Lombardi Spooktacular
A haunted house for a good cause with all proceeds going to charity. 9 Zorrane Dr., East Northport. Facebook.com/lombardispooktacular $3. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.
For more Halloween haunted houses, visit the Halloween Home Haunters of Long Island Facebook page.