Halloween is here. If you are the type who loves a good scare and looks forward to haunted houses, terrifying frights, and lots of screams during the Halloween season.

Raising Missoula’s Spirits Again: History and Hauntings in the Last Best Place

This paranormal-themed program is held at the Missoula Public Library on Saturday October 28th from 12:00-1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. As stated on the library’s website, “This program, which features Ellen Baumler of the Montana Historical Society, weaves history and the supernatural into a ghostly web, intertwining the past with the present. The program offers a thought-provoking journey to Montana’s haunted places including hotels, houses, cemeteries, mines, and historic landscapes across Montana.”

Daly Mansion Haunted Hayrides

On October 27th and 28th from 7pm-10pm, the Daly Mansion in Hamilton puts on one of the creepiest, scariest shows of the year. The Haunted Hayrides have been featured in National Geographic Travel as one of Montana’s “6 Spooktacular Big Sky Experiences,” and it is easy to see why. The haunted house is only suitable for mature children ages 7 and up. Hop on a hay covered wagon and journey into the grounds of the mansion. Hop off if you dare, and enter the truly terrifying world of haunted histories. Be ready for lots of jumps and screams! Admission is $5 a person.

Missoula Haunted House

Located at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, the Missoula Haunted House is a truly terrifying way to spend a fall evening. Admission is $10 for general tickets, and this will give you access into the haunted houses where every corner will give you a new fright…or maybe every turn presents a new terrifying face, distorted enough to make any thick-skinned Halloween lover scream. This is wicked fun for those who are brave enough to enter. For information about kids times and scheduling, visit their website.

Hamilton Players: Grave Readings

Put on by the Hamilton Players, Grave Readings will be on Monday October 10th at 7pm. “Grave Readings is Halloween inspired gothic reader’s theater featuring stories, plays, and poetry. Enjoy vampire poetry, an original adaptation of the cult favorite “The Monkey’s Paw,” and of course no gothic Halloween theater would be complete with some tales of dread written by the master himself: Edgar Allen Poe. The show is free to the public and is accompanied by a bake sale fundraiser. Doors open at 6pm, general seating begins at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Costumed attendance is encouraged and welcomed, but not required” (From Hamilton Player’s Facebook page).