Whether you enjoy having the living daylights scared out of you in a haunted asylum, prefer a long walk through a nice and safe corn maze, or just want to stuff your face with all the fall themed foods this Halloween season, Arizona has got something to keep you entertained. From haunted houses, to corn mazes, to zombie walks, there is plenty of spooky activities around the valley to partake in this year.
AZ Field of Screams
AZ Field of Screams is a haunted corn maze planted over an old cemetery. Enter at your own risk! Open every weekend beginning October 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., come walk through the dark cornfield and attempt to outrun the living dead. There are snacks and refreshments, and the best part is the living dead isn’t allowed to grab you if they catch you! Field of screams is not recommended for children under 10, an adult must accompany children younger than 15.
AZ Field of Screams, 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale, azfieldofscreams.com, Saturday, October 1 to Monday, October 31, $17.
Phoenix’s largest Halloween event is back this year with five terrifying haunted houses, the largest haunted corn maze in the Valley and a haunted hayride. If you thought that Fear Farm was scary before, you haven’t seen anything yet. Go online to fearfarm.com for the full event schedule and details on ticket pricing. It opens September 23. The Fear Farm is not recommended for small children, babies or toddlers.
Fear Farm, 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix, fearfarm.com, Friday, September 23 to Saturday, November 5, $24.99-$31.99.
The Crypt Haunted Attractions
With three attractions in one location, this adrenaline-infused adventure inside the haunted attractions is sure to give spine-tingling thrills. The Crypt, The Asylum and the Chaos corn maze will torment those who enter. Join in the action when these haunted attractions open at the end of September. For a full event schedule visit haunted az.com. Corn maze tickets are just $5 each, a single haunted house ticket is $18, or get the ultimate fright pass for $25 to go through both haunted houses and the maze. Asylum and Crypt are not recommended for children under 10, and all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Crypt Haunted Attractions, 1445 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, hauntedaz.com, Friday, September 23 to Monday, October 31, $5-$25.
In most buildings the 13th floor doesn’t exist, but here is does—and it’s creepy. Experience the truth about the 13th floor at a haunted house created from your darkest nightmares. Created by nationally recognized and award-winning designers, the 13th floor will take you through new levels of horror. Come see your worst nightmares come to life starting September 23. Visit 13thflooraz.com for a full event schedule and detailed ticket pricing. Not recommended for small children, babies or toddlers.
13th Floor Haunted House, 2814 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, 13thflooraz.com, Friday, september 23 to Saturday, November 12, $24.99-$31.99.
The Outbreak at Schnepf Farms
There’s a disease spreading across Arizona, and it’s turning people into… zombies! Schnepf Farms is growing a unique plant that contains the vaccine to stop the outbreak, but the crop is in danger of being destroyed. Hundreds of zombie fighters are needed to save the plants and Arizona, so come join the fight every Thursday through Sunday in October. Each person will be given a paintball gun and sent on a hayride to hunt the zombies. For details on ticket prices and how to purchase a ticket, visit schnepffarms.com. This event is for all ages, however children 10 years of age and older are not given a weapon to hunt zombies.
Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, schnepffarms.com, Saturday, October 1 to Monday, October 31, $10-$33.
Pumpkin & Chili Party
This is a fall event for the whole family. With hayrides, rollercoaster and other carnival-like rides, a petting zoo, bonfires, corn maze, zipline, pumpkin launch, grilled fall favorites, and so much more it’s sure to be a good time. Schnepf Farm’s Pumpkin & Chili Party will be happening every Thursday through Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are priced at $18 each if purchased at the farm or available for presale at any Fry’s location for $14.
Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, schnepffarms.com, Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 30, $18.
Sanctum of Horror
Take a journey through the mind of Lenore, a twisted girl with a violent past. You’ll tour her childhood home where her family was brutally murdered and if you’re really looking for a fright, the insane asylum where she currently resides. This tour of madness begins in the end of September and runs every weekend through October. Tickets are $15 per haunted house or $22 to go through both. For a complete calendar and information on where to purchase tickets visit sanctumofhorror.com.
Sanctum of Horror, 6555 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, sanctumofhorror.com, Friday, September 23 to Monday, October 31, $15.
Golfland Fright Nights—The Gauntlet Haunted House
The Gauntlet is a frightening maze that is filled with heart-pounding terror. This multilevel haunted house contains animatronics, astounding special effects and skilled live actors. Come walk and crawl through the 15 rooms of The Gauntlet beginning September 30 and running throughout October. There is no age limit to attend, but it is not recommended for children under 13 or those with a heart condition.
Golfland Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa, golfland.com/frightnights, Friday, September 30 to Monday, October 31, $15.
Scarizona Scaregrounds is Arizona’s newest place for fear, featuring two haunted houses, Epic Fear and Slayer’s Slaughterhouse, and an interactive zombie paintball shoot. Visitors can also attempt the chainsaw gauntlet, a timed event where contestants enter and attempt to escape with the fastest time. Every Thursday there is “Who’s Got Brains?” zombie trivia to win prizes and free tickets. The scaregrounds will feature different live entertainment each night and plenty of food vendors. For visitors 21 and older, there will be a beer and wine cemetery. All ages are invited to attend.
Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa, scarizona.com, Friday, September 23 to Sunday, October 31, $20-$50.
Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water; they fell into an abandoned mine and were never seen again. Go explore the mine and see what happened to the two beginning September 25. Take the children through a less scary tour from noon to 5 p.m. on event days.
Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill, 3401 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, jackandjillshauntedhill.com, Friday, September 30 to Monday, October 31, $25-$35.
Corn Maze & Fall Festival
Bring the entire family to Vertuccio Farms for a 7-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, inflatables, a petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train ride and a big jump pad. The Corn Maze and Fall Festival will run every day from October 1 through November 6.
Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa,, vertucciofarms.com, Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, November 6, $9.