Cruise America to the Best Halloween Festivals Across the Country

Best Halloween Festivals in the US RVnGO

Are You Brave Enough To Visit These Destinations?

As Halloween approaches, many people often go out to buy their costumes and decorations in readiness for the arrival of the day. While many would consider attending a Halloween festival, others have no problem spending the day with their family members and friends. Regardless of how you intend to spend your Halloween this year, visiting a spooky location can take your experience to a whole new level. Of course, renting an RV by owner is the best way to ensure you have a memorable experience as you will get to enjoy the comforts of home while on the road.

This article discusses the best Halloween festivals in America. Please keep reading and plan to attend one of the major end-year events in America.

On top of your list this year, you should be attending the Spirit of Halloweentown in St. Helens, Oregon, a 30-minute drive from Portland. Every year, St. Helens holds a one-and-a-half-month-long Halloween festival to bring the 1998 Disney Classic, a movie shot in the town, back to life. Visitors come to witness the lighting of the iconic giant pumpkin from the film, visit haunted houses and hotels, hunt for pumpkins on Sand Island and walk along with the filming locations for Halloweentown and Twilight.

Salem, Massachusetts – Festival of the Dead

Salem provides one of the top Halloween festivals in America, having started the tradition over 300 years ago. It is a month-long festival led by people with a rare glimpse into the spiritual world, celebrating magic, death and the occult. The Festival of the Dead is much more than just a commemoration of Halloween but goes further to host a grand Witches’ Ball, a magic circle, nightly seances and a psychic fair and witches’ market. Attendees also get to enjoy performances from ceremonial dancers, ritual drummers and DJs.

Manitou Springs, Colorado – Emma Crawford Festival

The festival commemorates the life of Emma Crawford, who died of tuberculosis in the late 1800s and was buried atop a mountain, only for floodwaters to unearth her coffin and lug it down the mountain into town. Residents commemorate that event through the traditional coffin racing, involving teams of five – one coffin driver (“Emma”) and four coffin pushers. The fastest teams to race through the town get attractive prizes. This is a go-to festival if you have a team of colleagues and are ready to pay the $175 race entry fee.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Dollywood Harvest Festival

The Dollywood Harvest Festival provides one of the best pumpkin patches in America, with lots of attractive events like kid-friendly costume parties, fright nights and spooky rollercoaster rides. Around the park, there are Great Pumpkin LumiNights with many intricately carved Jack-O-Lanterns, caramel sundaes and fall food-like pumpkin funnel cakes. Be sure to make your way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You also get to enjoy upbeat DJ music, rides and the Great Smoky Mountains scenic views.

Independence, Kansas – Neewollah

As one of the Best Halloween festivals in America, “Neewollah” is simply the word “Halloween” spelled backward. But that doesn’t exempt it from the usual Halloween festival offerings, including live music, carnival rides, The Wizard of OZ performances, parades and a chili cook-off. The festival runs a Medallion Hunt from October 22 to 30. Each day, a new clue appears online for ordinary residents to turn the town upside down, looking for the hidden medallion. Whoever finds the medallion gets a prize of up to $500.

Providence, Rhode Island – Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is one of the best pumpkin patches in America, with more than 5,000 carved pumpkins, some weighing 2,000 pounds or more. Make your way to Providence and enjoy a zipline ride over the entire troupe of festival-goers. The festival happens in Roger Williams Park Zoo, and it happens come rain or shine. The 2021 festival celebrates music produced from the 1860s to modern hits amid light from many musician-themed Jack-O-Lanterns. Tickets for the festival are available online.

Sycamore, Illinois – Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

In the 1950s, one Sycamore resident sought to bring life to his neighborhood with one event. Little did he know that he had started what would become known as the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, the city’s biggest event of the year. Residents display over 1,000 pumpkins and take part in three craft shows, two carnivals and a Sunday grand parade. The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary with a Pumpkin Festival between October 27 and 31st. Once you secure an affordable RV rental, drive to Sycamore and join its residents in celebration of the festival’s 60th anniversary.

Rent an RV and Attend a Halloween Festival

There are plenty of spooky places to visit wen you cruise America. Be sure to visit on of these Best Halloween Festivals for a memorable time. If you are looking for a truly spooky destination, check out these Top Genuinely Haunted Destinations in America. Wherever you plan to go this Halloween, you can find several RV rentals with top-notch services, including essential camper rentals and luxury RVs. Regardless of when you choose to go for this particular trip, RVnGO has many rental vehicles that are just right for your outing. Visit RVnGO, and search for a local independent Host and request a reservation!

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