Shocktoberfest is celebrating its 26th Year with Eight Killer Experiences!

No Other Haunted Scream Park Gives You More Unique Attractions!


New for this year:

  • Upgraded Zombie Safari Hayride with new scenes
    and more Zombies than ever before!
  • Black Out and the Hooded Hayride!
  • Shocker’s Tailgate Party!

Come see why everyone is raving about Shocktoberfest!

#3 Best Extreme Haunted Attraction - USA Today

One of America’s Favorite Haunted Attractions - AmericasFavoriteHauntedAttractions.com

One of the top haunted attractions you must experience before you die! - Buzzfeed 2014

#6 Most Extreme Haunted House in the Country! - FoxNews 2014

#1 Must-See Haunted Attraction - Haunted Attraction Magazine

#3 Best Scream Park in the Country! - HauntWorld Magazine

One of the Scariest Places on Earth – Travel Channel




Shocktoberfest has transformed into Zombie World Theme Park where, for the first time anywhere in the world, guests can view an array of natural and genetically engineered Zombies in a safe and controlled habitat.

Regular Attractions



Zombie Safari Hayride


New for 2017! With new Scenes, Scares, and more Zombies than ever before!

Take a tour with the Zombie Safari Company. Witness live (or at least un-dead) Zombies up close from the comfort of your own Zombie Safari Vehicle.

The Zombie Paintball Hayride is an interactive themed area that is part of The Zombie Safari Hayride. Join the security team by adding the paintball option and you will be required to ensure the safety of your fellow passengers by shooting Zombies if they attack. You may choose to ride as a rider without a gun or with a gun for an additional fee of $10.





Prison of the Dead

 

Take a tour through the now condemned Willow Glen State Penitentiary a.k.a Prison of the Dead. This massive 50,000 square foot mega haunted house is one of the largest in the East Coast!

Zombie World has renovated the facility and the cells are now used to hold Zombies for your viewing pleasure. Your tour will begin when you board an actual prison inmate bus that will transport you to the entrance of the Prison. How does it end? Come see for yourself



The Unknown 2.0


The Unknown 2.0 is the next level of fear! Face your worst fears and phobias! Not scary enough for you? Then take the Almost Naked and Scared Challenge! If you’re brave enough, you can tour The Unknown 2.0 in nothing but your underwear! This will heighten your vulnerability and take fear to a whole new level!

*Please Note: The Almost Naked and Scared Challenge is an internationally recognized EXTREME haunted house experience. It is offered Friday’s and Saturday’s and is only available at 7:00 PM before guests go through the attraction in the regular option. You must be 18 years of age or older and must sign a waiver. You will enter with your group only. Limited tickets available each night. Security located throughout the attraction for your safety.


ground assault laser tag

Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag


Shocktoberfest has once again raised the bar in haunted entertainment! We have taken the first person shooting video game and brought it to real life! You will be given a high power multi optional tactical laser gun to control the escaping Zombies. If you like zombie shooting video games or just hate being attacked by zombies, you are going love Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag. Please note that due to the high level of interaction of this attraction you must be at least 9 years of age to participate.

Check out the preview video!


Club Shock

 

If you like music, you are going to love Club Shock. Check out our band listing and dates to see who will be performing and when. Club Shock will also be home to Shocktober Music Fest on September 30th and Shocktober Battle of the Bands on October 14th. Club Shock is also available for private parties. Perfect for families, friends, co-workers, fraternities and sororities!

Live Bands at SHOCKTOBERFEST 2017!
2017 Band Line Up (click to view)



The Zombie Experience

Where you become the Zombie! The scientists at Zombie World have created a serum that will temporarily transform you into a Zombie then placed next to real zombies in our attractions allowing you to scare other visitors. (We will supply all Costumes and Makeup.)

The Zombie Experience tickets are limited and are sold on a first come basis.




The Monster Midway

 

More than just a haunted house, this 27 acre Screampark is loaded with activities for the whole night. Play games, have your free photo taken, and enjoy some delicious food at Shocktober Feast and Shocker’s Café . Did we mention we have REAL restrooms?!?! No porta-potties here. But beware of the Scare Zones as there is no safe place on the Monster Midway!!!

Come Hungry!!! Shocktober Feast and Shockers Café offers “Food Truck” style food options from the following vendors:


Providing Amazing Gourmet Burgers and Slow Roasted Pulled Pork.

Featuring Fresh Cut French Fries with an extensive variety of sauces and spices.

Offering Seafood options including Fish Taco’s and Shrimp PoBoy’s

Serving up Fresh Brewed Coffee House options and Hot Chocolate topped with Whipped Cream!

Don’t leave Shocktoberfest until you stop at Deadly Desserts with everything from Funnel Cakes to Carmel Apple Crisp with Ice Cream!



The Zombie Night Run

Zombie World's version of Swimming with the Sharks!

You will be given a flag football belt that represents your Brain, Heart, and Entrails. Run for your life through the hayride trails that are filled with Zombies that will try to eat your vital organs (capture your flags).

The Zombie Night Run has two waves each night. The first is at 7:00 PM and the second is at the end of the evening. There are no obstacles or mud (just lots of zombies!) Not a runner? No problem as long as you keep moving!

Premium Attractions & Upgrades



Zombie Paintball Hayride!

The Zombie Paintball Hayride is an interactive themed area that is part of The Zombie Safari Hayride. Join the security team by adding the paintball option and you will be required to ensure the safety of your fellow passengers by shooting Zombies if they attack. You may choose to ride as a rider without a gun or with a gun for an additional fee of $10.


shock's tailgate party
Get the party started early at Shocktoberfest!

Includes VIP Parking in Tail Gate Party Area, 10’x30’ Space for vehicle and optional Pop-up Tent, Access to Restrooms. Ability to enjoy your own food and beverage or purchase your refreshments at Shocker’s Café.

$25.00 per Car Load. Opens at 5:00 PM.

prison of the dead escape Check out the preview video!

Prison of the Dead Escape

An Escape Room Experience like only Shocktoberfest can deliver!

You and your group are wrongly accused of a crime and are sentenced to death. You only have one hour to solve the clues to escape. If you succeed, you will escape the Prison of the Dead and live. If you fail, your sentence will surely be DEATH!

The Prison of the Dead Escape is a separate time ticketed event starting at 5:00PM. Online registration required. Available year round on weekends from March through November.

Special Events

club shock

Featuring:

Along with Eyes Set To Kill / Repulsur / Anthrophobia / Awake At Last / Dead Leaves / Fatal Aggression / The Demon Rum / Dear Lucid, / Andhera / Vitruvia


Saturday, September 30th. Doors open: 2:00 PM. Show: 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM.


Rain or Shine. $15 advance online. $20 day of show. Price includes $10 Discount Coupon to any Combo Pass for Shocktoberfest
shocktober battle of the bands

One Day Only (Sat. Oct. 14th, 2017) 2pm-6pm

Shocktober Battle of the Bands will feature a competition of fresh young artists competing to win a 3 day recording session courtesy of Sulia Studios. Over $1,000 in prizes! Band submission by emailing . Deadline October 2nd.

Food and beverage including beer available for purchase. $5 admission. Bands to be announced

black out

Fri. Nov. 10th and Sat. Nov. 11th ONLY!

One Weekend Only!!! November 10th &11 th Shocktoberfest will be transformed into Blackout - the most intense haunted experience possible. You will have to navigate through the Prison and the Unknown without the show lights! Next we will remove your sense of sight by placing a hood over your head and load you on the Zombie Safari hayride! It is like nothing you have ever experienced and it’s another first and only at Shocktoberfest!

Not recommended for anyone under 16 years of age. Everyone must sign a waiver. $40 for Regular Pass or $55 for RIP Pass (Please note that no other attractions will be open during this event.)

Special Event:
The Zombie Mud Run

One Day Only (Sat. Oct. 14th, 2017)

the zombie mud run  

The Zombie Mud Run is the most heart pounding, adrenaline producing mud run you’ve ever experienced! The race course is complete with Mud and Obstacles. To add an extra degree of challenge (and fun), we have added Zombies! You may sign up as a Human or a Zombie. The Humans run the race with a flag football belt. These three flags represent your vital organs. Zombies are stationed along the race course trying to eat your vital organs (capture your flags). If you finish the race with one or more of your flags, you survive. If Zombies capture all of your flags, you are infected with the living dead virus (or at least don’t win the race). Whether you survive or get infected, you will receive an awesome shirt, finisher’s medal, and beverage and are guaranteed to have a great time at the all-day Human Salvation Party!

Don’t Miss – The Zombie Mud Run Junior, A specialty themed wave at 11:30 for awesome kids 12 and under and their awesome parents! Fun for families to participate together. Whether your kids love sports or not, they will have fun being active and saving the human race!

Waves start at 9:30 am and continue until 11:30 am. Register early for best pricing at www.thezombiemudrun.com

zombie ground assault

Coming Spring 2018!

Come back to Shocktoberfest next Spring to experience Zombie Ground Assault! It offers you the fun and adrenalin rush of a first-person shooting video game by giving you a state of the art laser gun and placing you inside the Prison of the Dead filled with live zombies! Advanced Registration Required at ZombieGroundAssault.com as this event will sell out!

 

ShocktoberFirsts
With 26 years in the business of scaring, Shocktoberfest is recognized as one of the leaders that helped shape the haunted house industry. Please enjoy our walk down memory lane with Shocktober Firsts, a listing of our accomplishments and accolades during the past 25 years of fear.
Click here to read about our Shocktober Firsts!
 

2017


Regular Attraction Ticket Prices

Single
Attraction Pass

$20 $35 w/RIP Upgrade

Choose any one attraction:

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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Double
Attraction Pass

$28 $43 w/RIP Upgrade

Choose any two attractions:

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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Triple
Combo Pass

$35 $50 w/RIP Upgrade

Choose any three attractions:

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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Quad
Combo Pass

$40 $55 w/RIP Upgrade

Choose any four attractions:

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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Five
Combo Pass

$45 $60 w/RIP Upgrade

Choose any five attractions:

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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All-Access
Combo Pass

$50 $65 w/RIP Upgrade

Experience All Attractions!

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience



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Ultimate RIP
Pass

$70
 

Experience All Attractions
including the Paintball Hayride
with little or no waiting in line!

  • Zombie Safari Hayride
  • Zombie Paintball Hayride
  • The Unknown 2.0*
  • Ground Assault: Zombie Laser Tag
  • Prison of the Dead
  • The Zombie Night Run
  • The Zombie Experience
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Premium and Special Event Ticket Options:

Premium Attractions & Upgrades

The Zombie Paintball Hayride $10 (additional)

An interactive themed area that is part of The Zombie Safari Hayride. You may choose to upgrade your hayride experience with a paintball gun for an additional fee of $10 for use of gun and paintballs.
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The Prison of the Dead Escape $25

A private Escape Room Experience that is a separate time-ticketed event that starts at 5:00 pm.
$25.00 per person. Advanced online registration is required at time of online ticket purchase.
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Shock's Tailgate Party $25 per vehicle


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Special Events:

Shocktober Music Fest $15 advance or $20 at door


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Shocktober Battle of the Bands $5.00


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Zombie Mud Run & The Zombie Mud Run Jr.


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Black Out & The Hooded Hayride (includes Hooded Hayride, Prison, and The Unknown) $40 or $55 w/RIP


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*The Unknown 2.0 can be experienced regular or as the "Almost" Naked and Scared Challenge.

Pressed for time? Consider an RIP Upgrade to any of the passes above. An RIP Pass allows you to go to the front of the attraction lines!

OnSite Parking is always free!

Signup to receive a $5-off or Free T-Shirt! Not valid: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

2017 Ticket Booth Hours

September

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 
 

October

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

November

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10* 11*
 
 
 
 

Information:

Ticket Booth Open 6:00-9pm       Ticket Booth Open 6:00-10pm
Blackout Special Event: Ticket Booth Open 6:00-10pm

Ticket booth hours: 6:00-9:00pm on Thursday’s and Sunday’s, 6:00-10:00pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
ARRIVE EARLY! Regular Attractions open at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted above. Shocktoberfest is not open on dates not color coded.

Online – Credit Card / Ticket Booth-Cash Only - onsite ATM

If you want to experience all our attractions we recommend you arrive early. Shocktoberfest does not guarantee guests will experience all the attractions purchased that evening. Tickets are good all season.

Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 6 years of age.

Shocktoberfest, the Unknown 2.0, Prison of the Dead, and Prison of the Dead Escape are open rain or shine. Other attractions may be closed due to inclement weather.



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Group Information

Some people love to get scared, but everyone loves to see other people get scared!
So gather all your family, friends, church group, Scouts, classmates, teammates, co-workers, employees, fraternities and sororities and have one of the most memorable times of your life at Shocktoberfest.

Group Nights

Groups are welcome every night. If you have 15 people or more in your group, you can receive $10.00 off each regular or RIP Combo Pass. Plus the group organizer receives free admission. You must pre-register your group by emailing organizer’s name and arrival date to contact@shocktoberfest.com

You may pay by cash, or check . There is ample parking for buses.

Private Parties in Club Shock

Hold your private party in Club Shock! Perfect for families, friends, co-workers, fraternities and sororities. Price includes an RIP Triple Combo Pass admission to your choice of attractions, reserved tables, and a “Boo”ffet catered by Konopelski Katering which includes food and beverages (BYOB). Group organizer receives free admission. 25 person minimum. $45.00 per person.

Pre-registration and payment required by emailing us at contact@shocktoberfest.com

Zombie Bus – Free Group Transportation

Shocktoberfest will supply your group with FREE Transportation with the purchase of any Combo Pass at regular price.

The bus will pick you up and drop you off. Bus holds 48 people. Your group size may be less however there is a minimum billing of 48. Slight additional fee if you are located more than an hour away.

Pre-registration and payment required by emailing us at contact@shocktoberfest.com

Pleasant Screams – Hotel Program

Whether you have 2 or 200, Shocktoberfest and area hotels have created a Getaway trip that will keep your group screaming for more. Package includes discounts on rooms and tickets to Shocktoberfest.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
21 Meridian Boulevard, Reading, PA 19610
610-376-4400

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2801 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-736-3100

Crowne Plaza Reading
1741 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
610-236-4335




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Directions


Finding Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest is conveniently located on Rt. 422 West of Reading in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. It is about an hour drive from Philadelphia, Allentown, York, and Harrisburg. It is easily accessible from Exit 286 on the PA Turnpike.

Shocktoberfest Physical Address: 94 Park Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Regional Directions

Reading/ Pottstown – Take 422 West to Sinking Spring. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)

Philadelphia – Take PA Turnpike (76 West) to exit 286. Take 222 North to Rt. 724 Exit. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)

Lancaster – Take 222 North to Rt. 724 West. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)

Lebanon – Take 422 East to Sinking Spring. Turn Right onto Park Ave. (immediately after Green Valley Nursery)

Harrisburg / Hershey – Take PA Turnpike (76 East) to exit 286. Take 222 North to Rt. 724 Exit. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)

Hamburg / Pottsville – Take Rt. 61 South to Rt. 222 South. Go 4 miles to Spring Ridge Drive exit. Turn Right onto Van Reed Road. Go 3 miles and turn right onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)

Kutztown / Allentown – Take 222 South to Temple. Go 1 ½ miles past Rt. 73 and follow Rt. 222 to the right. Go 6 miles to Spring Ridge exit. Turn Right onto Van Reed Road. Go 3 miles and turn right onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)



What’s more fun than attending Shocktoberfest???...
Working at Shocktoberfest!! Join our team today!



Shocktoberfest is hiring motivated and energetic beings: living, dead, and undead who like to have fun and scare people for its 2017 season. This includes Managers, Actors, Makeup Artists, Drivers, Technicians and Staff for Food Concessions.

Although we are interested in those with theatrical and acting backgrounds this is not a requirement. You must me at least 15 years of age. Your schedule will consist of select weekend evenings in September, October and November.

If you are interested in working at Shocktoberfest please send us and email at contact@shocktoberfest.com and we will give you all the details! Please note: You will be getting paid to have the most fun you will ever have at a job!! (Oh yea, you will be making friends that will last a lifetime!)




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