Fright Nights kicks off Oct. 6 at fairgrounds


With a hint of fall in the air, it must mean one thing: Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds is right around the corner.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of Fright Nights, which opens Friday, Oct. 6, and continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28.

Fright Nights started in a tent in 2002 before being joined by “The Manor” haunters from Clematis Street in 2003, eventually growing into the 40,000-square-foot Agriplex and two acres of land on the fairgrounds where it now resides.

Over the years, Fright Nights has evolved into a carnival of terror that offers four new haunted houses each year. In addition, the event includes scare zones, food, entertainment and midway carnival rides, which makes Fright Nights the largest “Scream Park” in West Palm Beach.

This year’s haunts include the Cuckoo’s Nest, where twisted patients have taken over the asylum; Shutter, a demented look through a killer’s lens; Necromantia, a sadistic alchemist practicing the forbidden dark art of necromancy; and Occultus, entering the mysterious world of the occult, where witches and shamans practice their craft on those brave enough to enter.

For more information on Fright Nights Sweet 16, and to get discounted tickets, go online to

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