Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Scare Factor Halloween Season Resurrects Local Haunts and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Scare Factor Halloween Season Resurrects Local Haunts and Things That Go Bump in the Night

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To test your "scare-ability," here are some "boo-ti-ful" Halloween events to help you celebrate the season:

CASTLE BLOOD: The 20th anniversary of this Monessen holiday fest is held at a new indoor location at 11 Eastgate Ave. Remaining dates are tomorrow through Sunday and again on Halloween night. Times are 7-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday; 7-9 p.m. Sunday. $15 admission. In addition, a matinee, daytime and no-scare tours for children will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday for $7.50. 724-314-3563; www.castleblood.com

DEMON HOUSE, a dark attraction at 417 Coyle Curtain Road, Monongahela, is open tonight and weekends through Nov. 3. There is a special Light Out night (glowsticks provided) on Wednesday. Times are 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7-10 p.m. Sundays. Entrance is $17; but $20 Wednesday. www.demonhouse.com

FRIGHT FARM is a popular seasonal attraction on the Rich Farms along Route 857 in Smithfield. This year the theme is "Farmageddon" and includes a Haunted Mansion, Haunted Hayride and Terror Maze. All three attractions run through Wednesday dusk to 10 p.m. Individual prices: Mansion $19; Hayride, $15; Terror Maze, $10. All three attractions for $25, a combination of two attractions for $23. Call for student discounts; 724-564-7644 or 1-888-564-7644; www.frightfarm.com.

GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET HALLOWEEN CRUISES has a kids' costume party with characters, prizes and treats from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25; but $12 for children. www.gatewayclipper.com

HALLOWBOO, a family Halloween celebration with trick-or- treating, is held in Story Book Forest, in Idlewild Park, Ligonier, with theme rides, mazes and costumed characters. Remaining dates are 11:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $26.99, but free for age 2 and younger. 724-238-3666; www.idlewild.com

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS AT PHIPPS CONSERVATORY is a family-friendly activity with healthy snacks from 4-8 p.m. Friday. The event is included in general admission of $12. 412-622-6914; www.phipps.conservatory.org

HUNDRED ACRES MANOR, a haunted house -- and then some -- is located on Corrigan Drive in South Park and has a new attraction called "Brine Slaughterhouse. …

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