Shocktober: October-November 2018
Every weekend in October and the first weekend in November, we will welcome you to Shocktober’s Paxton Manor and its basement, Carnival of Souls, two terrifying attractions that will leave you screaming.
Dates: We’re open rain or (moon)shine every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 5th through November 4th 2018!
Paxton Manor is Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House and the best destination for Halloween entertainment in Leesburg, Virginia and the DC area. Brand NEW this year the first 3 levels of the haunted manor has turned into Paxton Hall, a horrifying and haunted boarding school. Encounter new characters, including rebellious students and frightening teachers, as you unravel the dark and mysterious past of Paxton Hall. The haunt also includes Carnival of Souls, the basement of Paxton Manor, an attraction full of creepy clowns and carnival carnage. Our haunted attractions are not for the faint of heart, this annual event is PG-13 Scary Fun.
Attractions include: 3 levels of Paxton Manor, PLUS its basement, Carnival of Souls.
Before entering Shocktober, ALL MUST SIGN A WAIVER. SHOCKTOBER involves participating in various physical activities, including but not limited to climbing steps, crawling, or squeezing through tight spaces WITH LITTLE TO NO LIGHTING. You can print and sign your waiver beforehand HERE (please bring to Shocktober) or sign onsite. After signing the waiver, we will stamp your hand and then you may proceed to the Ticket Office to exchange your ticket for a wristband. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Due to the high volume of people that come to Shocktober, we have opened an additional parking lot for SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY! If the Shocktober lot is too full, please park in the BACK PARKING LOT at Tuscarora High School (Virginia), 801 N. King Street Leesburg, VA 20176.
The parking lot will open at 7pm on Saturday. A shuttle will transfer you to and from Shocktober.
NEW THIS YEAR AT SHOCKTOBER
Travel Shocktober’s Trail of Terror, a suggested 3-day journey to Loudoun County restaurants, wineries, breweries, places to stay, and special experiences (with a haunted twist) during the Shocktober 2018 Season. Plus, the more partners you visit, the more prizes you win!
Enjoy a mini brewery tour of Loudoun County and experience Shocktober all in one night with Shocktober’s Fears and Beers package! Ride in a limo or van to Old Ox Brewery, Delirium Café, and Shocktober. Tickets include a 6 hour van or limo ride to the breweries and Shocktober, a R.I.P. (Really Important People) Shocktober fast pass, a flight of beer at Old Ox Brewery and Delirium Café, and a Shocktober t-shirt.
Located in the haunted manor, Shocktober attendees race against the clock in “Escape Paxton,” Shocktober’s five-minute escape room of sheer confusion. Open only during Shocktober, Escape Paxton can be booked online for up to six people per session at $5 per person.
The National Conference Center presents the ‘Halls of Horror’ overnight package with special room prices, full breakfast buffet and complimentary shuttle to and from Shocktober. Wander our maze-like halls & grab a spooky nightcap at our Black Olive Bar & Grill. And don’t look under the bed. The National Conference Center has 265,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space and an award-winning hospitality team for meetings and events. More information here.
Other Shocktober Events:
Are you brave enough to spend the entire night in Paxton Manor? We dare you to try…
Next available dates:
- November 16th, 2018 – SOLD OUT, STAY TUNED FOR NEXT YEAR’S DATES