Hey there fellow Halloween enthusiasts! As the crisp breeze of autumn begins to dance through the streets of Branson, Missouri, we find ourselves eagerly anticipating the array of spooky celebrations that await. The transformation of the vibrant foliage into shades of fiery reds and golden yellows sets the perfect backdrop for the Halloween festivities that light up our charming city.
In this blog post, we’ll take you on a personal tour of the top Halloween events in Branson, with details to help you make the most of every spooky, joy-filled moment. Whether you’re a fellow local or planning a visit to our welcoming town, we’re here to guide you to the best family-friendly Halloween events and haunted attractions that Branson has to offer. And if you’re not looking for anything spooky and it’s just the two of you, check out our guide to 5 Fall Activities For Couples In Branson MO.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
McKenna Family Farm
Nestled in the heart of Branson, McKenna Family Farm springs to life each autumn with a harvest of fun-filled activities for the entire family. Step onto the farm and let the adventure unfold, offering joyful memories and delightful moments at every corner. Activities include a pumpkin patch, 3-acre corn maze, Spook-tacular hayride, and lots of play areas for the kids!
Pricing: General admission is $8. Seniors 66+ get in for $4 and kids 2 and under are free.
Dates & Hours: Fall hours include Wednesday and Thursday from 10am – 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 7pm, and Sunday from 11am – 7pm.
Fall Roundup at Sycamore Creek
Immerse yourself in the natural splendor and rustic charm of Fall Roundup at Sycamore Creek. Here, the celebration of fall is a heartfelt tribute to the exquisite beauty of nature and the timeless traditions of farm life. Activities include hayrides, a 6-acre corn maze, a kids corn maze, lawn games, and fire pit rentals.
Pricing: It’s cheaper to pay online! Online, ages 12+ get in for $15.95 and children ages 3-11 get in for $10.95.
Dates & Hours: Fall Roundup will last from September 29th – October 29th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 3pm – 8pm
Pumpkins in the City at Silver Dollar City
We would be crazy not to mention Silver Dollar City’s Pumpkins in the City! As the sun sets, immerse yourself in this magical spectacle presented by Mercy. The night sky is set aglow with thousands of radiant pumpkins and monumental carved masterpieces soaring over 30 feet tall. Indulge in an array of fall foods, from hearty skillets to pumpkin-infused savories and delectable desserts. Marvel at the Garden of Giants, home to astonishing half-ton pumpkins, and enjoy enthralling rides into the night amidst a sea of illuminated pumpkins.
Pricing: For a full day, general admission tickets start at $89. However, if you want to visit after 5pm during Harvest Festival, you can get tickets for $40 for all ages.
Dates & Hours: Harvest Festival is from September 15th – October 28th on Thursdays – Mondays (and Oct. 24). The park is open from 10am – 9pm.
Haunted Houses & Mazes
Dungeons of Doom and Hotel of Terror
About an hour outside of Branson, you’ll find two haunted houses: Dungeons of Doom and Hotel of Terror in Springfield, MO. Now using advanced sound technology and featuring numerous actors and animatronics, every corner holds a lurking creature ready to ensure a heart-pounding experience. Proud to have scared generations for over forty years, the Hotel of Terror and Dungeons of Doom look forward to continuing the tradition of fright and fun. Check out the combo passes for discounted tickets, plus hay and/or hearse rides to and from both haunts
Pricing: Each location is $23, or get a combo pass for $42.
Dates & Hours: They’re open September 29th – October 8th on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Starting October 14th, they’re open every night through October 31. Doors open at 7pm.
Field of Screams
Just a 45-minute drive from the hotel, prepare yourself for a haunting experience unlike any other at the FIELD OF SCREAMS Haunted Forest and Corn Maze. This is not your typical haunted maze – venture if you dare through a nightmarish corn maze along the James River, where terror skulks behind each tree and blood and tears mark your path. In this frightful world, encounter both iconic and uniquely horrifying characters amidst scenes of unrelenting horror that will leave a haunting, indelible mark on your memory. This meticulously handcrafted outdoor haunt promises an immersive and spine-tingling journey that will test your courage and boundaries. Are you ready to face your fears at the FIELD OF SCREAMS?
Pricing: The Lost Trail Corn Maze is $15 and the Haunted Forest starts at $25, with an option to upgrade to the fast pass for only $40.
Dates & Hours: September 15th – October 29th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On Friday and Saturday, they’ll be open from 7pm – 12am. On Sunday, they’ll be open from 7pm – 10pm.
Grand Oaks Hotel is Your Comforting Retreat From All Your Halloween Events
After a day filled with Halloween events — from wandering through the mysterious mazes of McKenna Family Farms to traversing the haunting paths of Haunted Screampark — we can think of nothing more comforting than retreating to a cozy haven. And that’s where the Grand Oaks Hotel comes into the picture. Give us a call or book online and let’s make some unforgettably spooky memories together this season!