Fright Nights to celebrate 20 years of fear


Who: Fright Nights, the largest haunted house event in West Palm Beach, will celebrate 20 years of fear starting in October. For the fourth time, Fright Nights has been named as a “Top Haunted Attraction” by the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the official association in the haunt industry. To be designated, attractions across the country must be recognized as a member of HAA while also satisfying a list of 10 criteria related to the mission of HAA: to protect customers, promote haunted attractions, and educate industry experts.

What: Organizers of Fright Nights are inviting the public to come and celebrate its 20th anniversary, which marks an era of terror! For two decades, Fright Nights has been the scariest haunted event in South Florida featuring three haunts filled with creepy characters, scare zones, carnival rides, live entertainment and food. This year’s frights include three haunted houses: Country Bill’s Meat, Dead of Winter and Sirens’ Revenge, each with their own maze of scares.

When: Opens with a Behind the Scenes look on Thursday, Oct. 6 (reservations required; limited attendance). Opening night is Friday, Oct. 7, and will continue to be held on October 7-8,13-15, 20-22, 27 and 29. Gates open at 6 p.m. The haunted houses will open at 7 p.m. Please note: Fright Nights will be closed on October 28 due to the sold-out Stevie Nicks concert at iThink Amphitheatre, which is located on the fairgrounds.

Where: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach

Tickets: Advance discount general admission is $35 per person. After October 6, the gate ticket is $40. Each ticket includes admission and 30 fright tickets. Each haunt requires 10 tickets. Tickets also may be used on carnival rides (two-five tickets each). Parking: $10 per car.

Behind the Scenes Tour tickets are $30 per person. Buy tickets online at

RIP Tickets: $10 Thursdays and $15 Fridays and Saturdays. (Enables visitors to go to the front of the line, a private cash bar, lounge and seating)

Details: For more information, visit