Want to get scared silly? Head to one of these super-scary Rockford area Haunted Houses this October. These haunted houses may be too scary for kids under 13 years old. Use your discretion.

If you’re looking for all ages family-fun, check out our Trunk or Treat list, Drive-Thru Halloween event list, and Halloween Family-Fun list.

2020 Update: Please follow all county health guidelines and wear masks when indoors or unable to social distance at these events. Check event descriptions for more details. Before going to the event, check the link to make sure the event is still happening. We do our best to keep this page up-to-date, but changes are happening rapidly.


Image credit: Fear Fest Facebook page

Fear Fest
6512 Manchester Rd., South Beloit, IL

Cost: $15 per person for haunted barn
$15 per person for haunted hayride
$15 per person for funhouse

Deals: Triple pass $40 per person gets you into all three haunts
$2 off on Sundays only

Open: October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 – 11 pm
Sunday 7 – 10 pm

Fear Fest 2020 boasts that it’s the largest and best haunted attraction with three haunts in one location. There is a haunted barn, hayride, and funhouse. There will also be Caswell Paranormal Investigators onsite on Saturday nights.


Image credit: Hoopers Haunted House Facebook page

Hoopers Haunted House
11576 N IL Rt. 2, Rockford, IL

Cost: $20 per person cash
$21 per person credit

Open: September 25 – November 1

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 pm – 12 am
Sunday – Thursday 7 – 10 pm

Hoopers Haunted House offers heart stopping horror one after the other, where creatures lurk behind you in total darkness, and a realistic graveyard with shadows that will make you cringe!

2020 Update: Masks are required and you must stay in your car until it’s your turn.


Image credit: Karnival of Karnage Facebook page

Karnival of Karnage
Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 Illinois 76, Belvidere, IL

Cost: $15 per person
$20 for RIP Speed Pass (skip the line)

Open: October 1 – October 31

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm – 12 am 
Sundays and some weekdays 7 – 10 pm

Karnival of Karnage is a huge haunted house at the Boone County Scaregrounds with everything indoors including the waiting area.

2020 Update: You must wear a mask and wait in your car until it’s your turn.


Forest of Freaks
5946 S. US Highway 51, Janesville, WI

Cost: $15 general admission
$22 speed entry (skip the line)

Open: October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

Hours: 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Forest of Freaks is an outdoor haunted house, Attractions include shoot a freak, clown house, hillbilly haven, haunted maze, werewolves den, witches hollow and more. $5 extra to shoot people with paintball guns.

Haunted Houses Closed for 2020

Twisted Crypt

Do you plan on going to any Haunted Houses this Halloween season?

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