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 the rest of the Halloween articles here.

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

Open: September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

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

Fear Fest 2022 boasts that it’s the largest and best haunted attraction with three haunts in one location. There is a haunted barn, hayride, and funhouse.


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

Cost: $20 per person cash
$15 per military
$15 if you bring a toy to donate

Open: September 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, November 4, 5

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 pm – 12 am
Sunday – Monday 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!


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

Cost: $20 per person
$30 for Speed Pass (skip the line)

Non-scary tickets $5 per child
$10 per adult

Open: Every Friday and Saturday from September 23 – October 31

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

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


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

Cost: $20 general admission
$30 speed entry (skip the line)

$5 shoot a freak (shoot a paintball gun at a person)

Open: Friday and Sunday nights from October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31

Hours: 8 pm – 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.


Twisted Crypt
5420 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Cost: $13 general admission until 10/9
$15 general admission from 10/9 – 10/31
$20 fastpass until 10/9
$22 fastpass from 10/9 – 10/31

Open: Friday, Saturday, and select Sundays from September 16 – October 31

Hours: Hours vary (check calendar)

Twisted Crypt is 10,000 square feet of indoor chaos including sights, sounds, smells, and creatures lurking around every corner.

Did we miss any haunted houses that you know of? Email us at hello@statelinekids.com and let us know!


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