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Get Spooked in Bucks County This October

Photo by Anthony Sinagoga

As soon as big-box stores begin stocking Halloween costumes, it seems like everyone — adults and little ones alike — are looking for fall-worthy frights. From the perfectly creepy Valley of Fear’s Haunted Hayride to the less-scary-but-more fun Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, there’s an event for everyone in the family in Bucks County. Here, five spooky sites to pencil-in for some seasonal fun.

Ghost Tours of New Hope // For a slightly more historic foray, grab your flashlights and join friends and family for ghost tours of New Hope. Though they’re available all year round, the tours become decidedly more spooky during the chilly autumn months. During October, tours meet every Friday and Saturday night — including Halloween night, October 31st — and begin at 8pm. Main and Ferry streets, New Hope.

Valley of Fear’s Original Haunted Hayride // In addition to its famous haunted hayride, Valley of Fear enters its 25th year of giving people the creeps by offering a new goosebump-inducing addition: zombie paintball. Yep, march through the woods equipped with ammo to ward off the living dead. Children ages 10 through 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 301 West Bristol Road, Feasterville.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place // Gather the kids for a day of child-appropriate Halloween fun. Every weekend through November 1st, families are invited to Sesame Place for a variety of events like three Halloween shows, a maze, a character hayride and a Halloween parade. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne.

Midnight Productions’ Sleepy Hollow Hayride // This theatrical production company is celebrating the season with a super-spooky hayride culminating with a trip through haunted manor House in the Hollow. 4921 Upper Mountain Road, Buckingham.

Fall at Shady Brook Farm // Need a spooky event that’s still accommodating for little ones? Look no further than PumpkinFest After Dark at Shady Brook Farm. On select nights, families can stay after hours for a moonlit corn maze, wagon rides and all of the fun of PumpkinFest but in the evening. Those with a penchant for all things scary may opt for HorrorFest where visitors can select from four attractions: Barn of Horror, Carnage, Hayride of Horror and 3D Alien Encounter. Tickets may be purchased online. 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.

Psst: are you brave enough to stay the night? Room Six at the Logan Inn in New Hope is said to be haunted!

For more information about autumnal fun and spooky events in Bucks County, click here.