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Halloween Weekend

Spend your Halloween weekend in Montgomery County. Enjoy a spooktacular time filled with laughs and screams of joy. There will be plenty of family fun events to get you in the spirit of things.

First off, get your pumpkin at …

Butler’s Orchard

Pick a pumpkin; take a hayride; explore a hay maze; and enjoy crafts, food, and family activities.
When: Open now through October 31
Where: Butler’s Orchard, Germantown

If you are looking for a thrill check out these haunted houses, trails and forgotten places…

Field of Screams

Celebrate Halloween at one of the largest and most popular haunted attractions in the capital region! Celebrate Halloween with 4 terrifying haunts in one location. Take a 30 min walk on the TRAIL OF TERROR and a tour of the new LUSION MANOR haunted house, try a ride on the HADES’ HAYRIDE or shoot at Zombies at the ZOMBIE PAINTBALL APOCALYPSE.
When: October 27,30,31 / 6:30-9:30 PM
October 28 November 4,5 / 6:30-10 PM
October 29 / 6:30-11 PM
Where: OBGC Community Park, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road (Route 108)

Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Get spooked at this Halloween event with a hike through the woods, hayrides, a haunted bus, scary movies, and fortune teller. Markoff’s Haunted Forest has been rated the #1 Halloween attraction by Channel 7 (ABC).
When: October 28,29,31 / Dusk – 10:30 PM
October 27,30 / Dusk – 9:30 PM
Where: Calleva Farm, 19120 Martinsburg Rd. Dickerson, Maryland

Wheaton Haunted Train & Creepy Carousel

The Wheaton Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel each feature very frightening sights, sounds and creatures. This event is not suitable for children younger than 8 years old–we aim to scare!
When: October 28-30
Where: 2002 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD

“Eye Spy” Halloween Train at Cabin John

The Cabin John “Eye Spy” Halloween Train was designed to delight younger kids (8 years and under) — it’s all about fun, not fright!
When: October 28-30
Where: 7410 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville MD

National Park Seminary

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National Park Seminary — was a private girls’ school open from 1894 to 1942. Located in Forest Glen, Maryland. The park isn’t necessarily abandoned because it’s slowly being rehabilitated, but it’s only half way there. Rumors of hauntings abound include: Girls’ pale faces peer out of dormitory windows at night, and the melancholic ghosts of veterans appear in the ballroom. Rumors also inquire about secret, experimental testing that went on when the site fell into the army’s hands. One legend says they experimented with training super soldiers at Forest Glen, and tested unknowing participants with LSD and other hallucinogens. These are all rumors of course, but check it out for yourself, you might get a chill.
Forest Glen/National Park Seminary
2755 Cassedy Street Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Or how about a night soaring through the trees…

Halloween Glow In The Park

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Purchase your ticket to the most popular event with a spooky twist! Enjoy a Night-Climb Celebration featuring music, glow sticks, and lasers! Wear your scariest costumes and be prepared to scream! OPEN UNTIL 11 PM! All tickets are $36(plus taxes and fees). Click here to purchase ASAP!

The most challenging courses begin to close 1.5 hours prior to Park closing time. Your ticket will include 2 hours of climbing and 40 minutes for harnessing and safety orientation before climbing. Arrive early, and See You In The Trees!
When: OCT 28th and 29th
Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School, 16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860

Solve a murder mystery –

Murder at the Mansion

Just in time for Halloween, Arts on the Green and Kentlands Mansion present “A Room with a Clue,” a murder mystery comedy that is part of the inaugural Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater.
When: October 28-30, 2016 / 8-10 PM
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Watch old school scary movies

Halloween on the Screen

This year’s offering of fun and frightening Halloween-time films includes the annual screening of the silent classic NOSFERATU and more!
When: October 28 – November 2, 2016
Where: AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring

But most importantly… Take participate in the very popular …

Silver Spring Zombie Walk

Enjoy a great evening with people dressed up as zombies! Meeting begins at the Arts Alley and Denizens Brewing at 8 PM. The walk will begin at 9 PM ending with a zombie movie at AFI Silver Theater followed by an after party at The Quarry House.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Where: Start at Denizens Brewing Co / 1115 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

See you at these parties for a GHOUL of a good time!

Union Jack’s in RIO Washingtonian throws the largest and most extravagant Halloween costume party every year! It is so big that we need TWO nights!

Fri., Oct 28th — Live Entertainment: KANYE TWITTY
Sat., Oct 29th — Live Entertainment: THE VIPs
MASSIVE COSTUME CONTEST
Over $1,000 in cash and prizes
Including a Grand Prize of a Free Miami or New Orleans Vacation (both nights) (flight & hotel)
Prizes for ‘MOST ORIGINAL’, ”SEXIEST’, ‘BEST OVERALL’ costumes

Halloween at 4935 Bar & Kitchen in Bethesda — $500 for the Best Game of Thrones Costume on Saturday, October 29

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