Halloween Activities in Full Swing

TALA offers Delirium for its 2021 Halloween season.

Photo Courtesy of TALA

TALA offers “Delirium” for its 2021 Halloween season.

Brynlea Hinzman and Emily Talbert

As the Halloween season approaches, there are several activities and events in the central West Virginia area to keep students busy. From pumpkin picking to trick-or-treating, here’s a compiled list of things you can do to stay entertained this spooky season!


Delirium @ TALA: 

September 24-October 31


     Delirium hits downtown Weston at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (TALA) Thursdays through Saturdays in October. The interactive haunted asylum features role-playing characters who are acting out horrific and terrifying scenes. Many of the scenes are based on paranormal activity and legendary stories from North America’s largest hand-cut stone building. The cost is $25 per person to experience Delirium, the theme for this year’s haunted house. 


Flashlight Tours @ TALA



     Flashlight Tours, also at TALA feature a half paranormal and half historic tour of the main hospital property. Tours are available in October, lasting 30 minutes. For more information, visit http://trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/main/events.html


Mini Photo Sessions @ Jackson’s Mill

October 23 (3:00 PM – 7:00 PM)


     On October 23, Mini Photo Sessions will be held at Jackson’s Mill from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Bring your family and friends in costumes for professional pictures by Turning Key Photography


Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat @ Stonewall Resort

October 29 (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)


     On October 29, Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat will be held at Stonewall Resort from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 


Spooktacular Event + Halloween Party @ Lewis County Park

October 30 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM + 8:00 PM)


     On October 30, Lewis County Park is hosting a Spooktacular Event from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There will be trunk or treat, costume contest, putt putt, sack race, and more all with prizes. Then at 8:00 PM, they are having a Halloween Party at the #1 pavilion with free food, music, and a fire. 



October 31 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)


     On October 31, trick or treating hours are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged by the Weston City Council. 


Maniac Mountain @ 1659 Teter Road, Buckhannon 

October 15 – November 6 


     A nearby Halloween attraction is Maniac Mountain in Buckhannon. This haunted attraction includes a haunted house, corn maze, and death metal all in one ticket which is $40 for general admission and $60 for VIP. Maniac Mountain is October 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, and 31st from 7:00 PM- 12:00 AM, October 28th from 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, and the Blackout haunted experience on November 5th and 6th from dark to 10:00 PM. 


Halloween Party @ Mountain Man Axe Throwing, Star City

October 22 – 24


      Mountain Man Axe Throwing in Star City, WV is hosting a Halloween Party. Reservations are recommended, but you get 15% off if you come in costume. There will be a costume contest (winner gets an Axe Throwing Party for 8) and Axe Throwing, along with vendors Rolling Hills Rolled Ice Cream and The Ugly Little Cupcake. It lasts from October 22nd – 24th from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Visit https://www.visitmountaineercountry.com/events/halloween-party-2/