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Fall Festivals

Creepy Cool and Crazy Scary

Are you a wanna-be ghost hunter? Like to be creeped out? Want to get your scare on? Then you’re going to love Pittsburgh''s spookiest attractions.

The ScareHouse, Pittsburgh''s ultimate Halloween haunt, is ranked as one of "America''s Scariest Halloween Attractions" by the Travel Channel. Like that''s not enough, it''s also among the best haunted houses in the country according to USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria and Haunted Attraction magazine. Be prepared for the real deal because the haunt''s "Scream Team" is made up of professional special effects artists, costume designers and others who create a gruesome gallery of ghoulish monsters, mutants and mayhem. Hours vary, through November 2.

Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood Park is a must for ghouls over the age of 13. Tiptoe through any of the 10 haunted houses, including Villa of the Vampires, Kennyville Cemetery and Voodoo Bayou. The nerve-racking roller coasters and devilishly delicious food make for spine-tingling Kennywood fun. Friday and Saturday nights, through October 26.

Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours capture Pittsburgh''s historic nightmares and share all things that go bump in the night. From Station Square, the tour travels up to Mt. Washington on the iconic – and purportedly haunted – Monongahela Incline. Then, you''ll explore one of the city''s most haunted neighborhoods as storytellers reveal the chilling tales of Pittsburgh''s spectacularly macabre past. Year-round.

"The Halloween Whodunit? Cruise and Halloween Fun Cruise means big fun on the rivers aboard these themed Gateway Clipper Cruises. The Whodunit? takes place Oct. 16 for adults, while the Halloween Fun Cruise, Oct. 26, are kids'' costume parties with characters, prizes and other tricks and treats!

Check out the wildly spooky and darkly creative I Made It! Market Spooky at The Waterfront on Oct 19. More details on this craft and artists market available at

Be a tiger or bear as you embark on a safari to see tigers and bears at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's ZooBoo. Join the costume parade and stop at the many candy stations set up along the Zoo trail to collect treats and enjoy entertainers. ZooBoo takes place Oct. 19-20 and Oct 26-27.