Let The Ghoul Times Roll: Three of RI’s spookiest events this fall season

Hocus Pocus is on repeat, the air begins to crisp and the smell of pumpkin scented everything is overwhelming, but nothing says October quite like a haunted house. If there’s one thing RI knows how to do, it’s ring in a new season. From summer concert series to fall festivals and everything in between, RI is a small statetown stocked full of many festive events and experiences for individuals and families to enjoy. Here is a roundup of three local haunted experiences for your thrilling pleasure.  

Newport Murder Mystery offers a 2 hour and 30 minute, fully interactive murder mystery during your dinner journey. Murder on the Bellevue Express chronicles a series of unnoticed disappearances within the state, when the death of a well-known misanthrope throws a wrench in the company party. Join the cast for a night full of dinner, drinks and death. Patrons have described the event as, “interactive, fun, and challenging.” This event costs $118, with dinner included.

If you’re more inclined to sit back and let a tour guide do the talking, PVD River Boat Company Haunted Boat Ride may be the perfect place for you. The tour is one hour and takes the guests on a journey through PVD to experience its supernatural guests. Captains will interact with you, and you never know what the spirits might do. Bonus: they are running a Booo-zy Boat Ride on Oct 31 and Nov 1, where prosecco will be given to passengers over 21. 

And of course, what would this roundup be without mentioning a haunted hayride? Haunted Gallows in Burrillville has a few different experiences to choose from. The Dark Fair sends you on a journey through an abandoned Carnival. Next, Bathsheba’s Woods takes you deep into the forest to explore local tall tales. And lastly, the BooPatch, a family-friendly walk that has photo ops and plenty of spots for selfies. Because if you didn’t take a picture, did it really even happen?

Here are a list of other Halloweeny tricks and treats taking place this month can be found on our Fall Activities Map.