FrightQuest: A Halloween-Event Guide
Halloween means different things to people, ranging from sheer white-knuckle terror to white-chocolate candy. It's also a holiday that's celebrated in ways that reflect America's regional diversity, from prairie ghost tours in Kansas to the Mardi Gras-style street party of Lahaina Halloween in Hawaii to the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball in -- where else? -- Las Vegas, Nevada. And the granddaddy of American witchery in Salem, Massachusetts.
To help you navigate the overwhelming options, MapQuest presents FrightQuest. We've selected three events or activities in each of the 50 states and 27 major metropolitan areas to give you a variety of choices. Look below to see a national map of our 234 Halloween suggestions, or browse by state or major metropolitan area. And be sure to read the Halloween observations of our all-star guest writers: the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny (Upstate New York); pioneering space explorer Leroy Chiao (California); and lead singer of Halloween-loving heavy-metal satirists GWAR Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) (Virginia).
FrightQuest State and City Guides
Halloween In New Orleans
by Susan Powers
While kids will go wild for a Big Easy Halloween at Boo at the Zoo (featuring a Star Wars stage show), adults can go wilder at the Voodoo Experience Music Festival or Molly's Halloween Parade.
Halloween In Indiana
by Wendy Gould
The Hoosier State offers family fun in the form of corn mazes. After the kids go to bed, older kids and adults can test their mettle at the Indiana Fear Farm, including a haunted hayride populated with scary characters.
Halloween In Seattle
by Barbie Carpenter
The Emerald City will thrill you with its zombified re-enactment of Michael Jackson's Thriller, replete with a cast of dancing zombies.
Halloween-Season Events In All 50 States & 27 Major Metro Areas