Did you know that parts of Hannibal (2001) were filmed in Asheville? Western North Carolina has a hell raising history with horror. From local tales to spooky trails to a variety of ghostly tours, locals love losing their lunch over grisly gore and lurid lore.
We love taking tours featuring true tales of creepy criminals. But without a doubt, it’s scarier to be immersed in the horror—on foot and in the woods. Here are five local haunted attractions and events that are sure to make you scream. Whether with terror or delight—you’ll have to let us know!
The Haunted Farm (Hendersonville)
Last year, the Haunted Farm was named NC’s Best Haunted Attraction, and they take that title seriously! Located on rural farmland outside of Hendersonville, the Haunted Farm scares its guests silly year after year. Your admission gets you 50 minutes of frightful fun in three main attractions: the Woods, the Farm, and the Haunted Hayride. You can also roam the Haunted Trail, the Meathouse, the Demon Hay Shed, and the Slaughterhouse—if you’re brave enough!
Weekends & October 30–31 | $25 General Admission (cash only), $3 Parking
624 Townsend Road, Hendersonville | nchauntedfarm.com
Haunted Grove House Inferno 2018 (Asheville)
Located in Downtown Asheville, this is the number one Halloween dance party in WNC. And they promise that this year’s “Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell” theme will be the most frightening and fun to date! Guests can explore three dance floors, four DJs, and five bars throughout the Grove House. But beware the ghouls that lurk around every corner! Cap off the evening with a costume contest at 1:00am. The most terrifying costume wins $1,000 cash!
Saturday, October 27, 9:00pm–3:00am | $25 Gate Fee, 18+ only
11 Grove Street, Asheville | (828) 505-1612 | thegrovehouse.com
The Haunted Trail (Black Mountain)
The Haunted Trail returns for its 6th year of frightening families through a heart-pumping trail walk filled with live actors, spooky sounds, and spectacular props. Guests spill out screaming and laughing into the Party at Pisgah Park, where they can enjoy Halloween crafts, local food trucks, super-sized games, and Pisgah beer for the grown-ups. A “Sweet Peek Tour” is designed for ghouls ages 3–4.
October 24–28, 6:30–9:00pm | $13 Ages 10+, $11 Ages 4–9
2948 US Highway 70, Black Mountain | (828) 808-3341 | hauntedtrailwnc.com
The Myers Haunted House (East Flat Rock)
You will be thrilled. You will be startled. You will be scared. This hidden horror has been one of WNC’s spookiest self-guided attractions for years! Recommended for ages 7+, each room of the house has a different character theme. See if you can find Michael Myers, along with his friends Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, and more. The house’s goal is to scare, but they are also open to accommodating smaller children, wheelchairs, and other special needs. Show your military ID for free admission.
Nightly through November 3, 8:00pm–12:00am | $15 General Admission (cash only)
237 Bell Avenue, East Flat Rock | themyershauntedhouse.wordpress.com
Pinhead’s Graveyard (Canton)
Pinhead’s Graveyard is a premier outdoor haunted house that has been scaring crowds since 1997! They’ve been named one of the best haunted houses in North Carolina and the Southeast, titles that bring terror-stricken guests back year after year. Going through Pinhead’s Graveyard is like walking through a real-life Hollywood slasher horror movie. How many characters can you name—and escape alive! Visit October 25–28 to meet Leatherface himself, R.A. Mihailoff (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3).
Nightly through November 1 | $20 per Victim
2099 Asheville Highway, Canton | (828) 670-8228 | pinheadsgraveyard.com
Did we miss any? Where is your favorite haunted attraction in WNC?