Halloween Attractions and Events in Wallingford, CT

Wallingford is a beautiful town in Connecticut that places small town charm and values at its forefront. Don’t let that charm fool you however as Wallingford knows how to put on a show for Halloween. Whether you live in the area or are vacationing at a local Wallingford hotel, here’s a list of some of the most popular spooky attractions to keep you and your family up all night.

Wallington Scarecrow Festival

Sponsored by the Zion Lutheran Church, the Wallington Scarecrow Festival offers a plethora of family fun Halloween themed carnival games like a Witch Hat Ring Toss, Casper’s Bank-a-Shot, Goblin’s Knockdown and even an homage to Peanuts with the Great Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss. At the heart of it, all is a scarecrow contest that sees people from all walks of like compete to see who can create the scariest of scarecrows. If all the games and festivities have you famished, you can refill at any one of the large variety of food trucks that will be in attendance.

Trail of Terror 

Trail of Terror wasn’t awarded back to back “Best of CT” awards in 2008 and 2009 by CT Magazine without reason. Without a doubt, Trail of Terror is by far the scariest haunt in Wallingford. Those who dare to brave this maze are dropped into an expansive wooded area that features dozens of sets meant to replicate some of the most iconic and scariest scenes in horror cinema including the cult classic slasher film Halloween, Puppetmaster and even The Ring. No punches are pulled as actors do their very best to scare and intimidate patrons making this one of the most lifelike haunted trails in the area. This much notoriety doesn’t come without a cost however so if you do muster up the courage to brave this haunt be prepared to wait 20 minutes or more before your admitted.

Creeperum Haunted House

The perfect haunt for those feeling adventurous, The Creeperum is located just 15 minutes outside of Wallingford in the neighboring town of Hamden, CT. Step inside the pitch black maze, and you’ll know why the Creeperum has left so many individuals screaming rave reviews about this haunt. Weave your way through endless loops and false directions as your faced with terrifying scenes of horror and actor that scare you from every direction. By the time you finally escape, you’ll have quite the tale of horror to share with your friends and family.


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