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.