Every fall, Shocktober’s Paxton Manor in Leesburg, VA transforms into a 4-story, terrifying, award-winning haunted house, giving thousands of patrons the scare of a lifetime. The real reason for Shocktober? It’s the largest fundraising event for The Arc of Loudoun, a local nonprofit creating a lifetime of opportunities for people with special needs and their families.
Shocktober attractions include: 3 levels of Paxton Manor, PLUS its basement, Carnival of Souls–full of creepy clowns and carnival carnage. The haunt is not for the faint of heart, this annual event is PG-13 Scary Fun.
New this year at Shocktober, Paxton Manor is transformed into the horrifying “Paxton Hall,” a haunted boarding school. Encounter new characters, including rebellious students and frightening teachers, as you unravel the dark and mysterious past of Paxton Hall. Patrons can also experience Shocktober like never before through the Trail of Terror, a 3 day passport guide to Loudoun County restaurants, wineries, breweries, places to stay, and special experiences (with a haunted twist) during the Shocktober 2018 Season. With the new Fears and Beers package, Shocktober fans can get shocked in luxury, as they ride in a limo or van to Loudoun County breweries and Shocktober. Located in the haunted manor, Shocktober attendees can also race against the clock in the new “Escape Paxton,” a five-minute escape room adventure of sheer confusion.
Shocktober 2018 is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 5-November 4. Tickets are on sale at shocktober.org.