They're so good, it's scary
Who ever said Halloween should only last a day? Well, no one around here. So grab your masks, capes and most importantly, your bravery before you hit these Halloween hot spots:
What: Fright Fest
Where: Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave
Largo, MD 20774
When: Fridays 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00-10:00pm, Monday-Thursday CLOSED
Cost: $49.99 general admission
During October, Six Flags becomes a bastion of horror with complex haunted houses and monsters wandering the theme park in search of their next victims.
For more information, visit to www.sixflags.com
Oct. 13 - 31
What: Markoff's Haunted Forest
Where: Calleva Farm
19120 Martinsburg Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20828
When: Fridays-Saturdays 6:30-10:30pm, weekdays 6:30-9:30pm
Take a 20 minute hike along densely wooded candlelit trails, through shacks and over creaky bridges. During the trail-walk, try the zip line, mobile climbing wall, or the extensive ropes course. If you aren't the adventurer type, spend your time on the Haunted Hayrides, go to the bonfire or watch an outdoor movie. Hot food and drinks, fortune tellers, and the Haunted Bus are also options.
For more information call 301-216-1248
Oct. 26 - 28
What: Bennett's Curse
Where: 7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
When: Thurs. and Sun. 7-10pm, Fri. and Sat. 7-11pm
Tour through the haunted Bennett Castle and see if you can make it out alive!
For more information go to www.bennettscurse.com
What: Field of Screams
Where: 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
Cost: Haunted Trail $20, maze and Haunted House $7
This 30-minute walk winds through a haunted forest, a Slaughter House and Frankenstein's Castle. Go through a shrinking tunnel, find your way through the spider's lair and avoid "demented creatures" in the Psycho House of Terror. If you really want a scare, get lost in a 10-acre Corn Maze of Mayhem.
For more information call 301-570-7049
Oct. 27 - 29
What: Boo at the Zoo
Where: National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20008
This year the National Zoo will be transformed into a spooky neighborhood with 40 treat stations located in different animal houses all over the zoo for trick-or-treating.
For more information call 202-673-4800
What: Nightmare Forest
Where:47001 Fairway Dr
Sterling, VA, 20165
Get spooked by ghouls and goblins in this haunted woods.
For more information call 301-948-3141
What: Anne Arundel's Halloween Happening
Where: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
1450 Generals Highway
Crownsville, MD 21032
Go on a Haunted Hayride where you will see creatures toting chainsaws, lifelike rodents and insects and hear ghost tales. The Haunted Barn which offers plenty of surprises is also on the grounds.
For more information go to http://www.aacountyfair.org/hallow2005.html
Oct. 28 - 29
What: Boo On the Bay
Where: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Boo on the Bay offers ghost tour of historic Fells Point and ghost tour of Inner Harbor.
For more information go to www.harborcruises.com
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