The summer heat has subsided and the cooler air brings along the fun of the fall season. Along with the changing of leaves and the beauty of the autumn colors, October celebrates all the fun of the Halloween season. You don’t have to look any farther than Chillicothe and Ross County for all of your Halloween thrill needs.
Officially underway is the return of the Headless Horseman to Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre for the immersive production of “Sleepy Hollow”. Along with the production, the Headless Horseman is in control of a thrilling haunted trail and mind-boggling escape room. This haunted attraction is open Thursdays – Saturdays (until Nov. 2). There are two nightly performances at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. You have the option to experience the production, haunted trail, and escape room – or choose your own selections. We highly recommend experiencing all three options to get the full Sleepy Hollow Experience.
Once you’ve survived the Headless Horseman, check out the other haunted trails in Ross County.
Escape the grasps of The Last Carnival that offers over 4,000 square feet of indoor scares and 10,000 square feet of outdoor thrills. Scares take place every Friday & Saturday in October.
Outbreak in the Hills is debuting a new haunted trail this year on Saturday evenings. The event also offers a Zombie Paintball Shoot. This haunted trail is held at Walnut Creek Campgrounds & Resort.
If you’re looking for more family-friendly activities or just not one who wants to be scared, Ross County has you covered with other types of Halloween fun.
Going on each weekend in October is the Jaycees hosting an escape room and features a new adventure, “Escape from the Upside-Down”.
The Chillicothe Civic Theatre performs their live production of “The Crucible” at their new location on October 10-13. This production is a dramatized, and partially fictionalized, story of the Salem Witch Trials.
The Chillicothe Halloween Festival returns October 11-13 in Yoctangee Park. This year’s line-up has expanded and includes a haunted house, inflatables, enclosed laser tag arena, games, live bands, vendors, concessions and much more. There’s something for everyone during the event.
In addition to these limited time events, on-going is Go Free Yourself Escape Rooms. There are three rooms ranging from Easy – Advanced. Rooms include: “The Gemstone Heist”, “Academy of Magical Arts: The Hidden Den”, and “The Mad Scientist”.
Find out about all these events and other events happening the area by visiting our online Calendar. There’s plenty of activities happening to keep everyone having fun and enjoying this beautiful season.