Fright Nights To Celebrate 20 Years Of Fear

Fright Nights, the area’s largest haunted house event, 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.

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.

Fright Nights 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 Oct. 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27 and 29. Gates open at 6 p.m. The haunted houses will open at 7 p.m. Fright Nights will be closed on Oct. 28 due to the sold-out Stevie Nicks concert at the nearby iThink Amphitheatre.

Fright Nights will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds, located at 9067 Southern Blvd. Advance discount general admission is $35 per person. After Oct. 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 to five tickets each). Parking is $10 per car. Behind the scenes tour tickets are $30 per person. Buy tickets online at

RIP tickets, which enable visitors to go to the front of the line, a private cash bar, lounge and seating, are $10 on Thursdays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays.

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