Signature Event

Hauntober in Virginia City

8:00am - 10:00pm daily
$5.00 – $50.00
Northwestern NV
Family Events

It’s Hauntober on the Comstock

Pumpkin Patch trains on the V&T Railroad. Halloween Country Dancing at Piper’s Opera House. From Fright Night—an evening of award-winning spooky short films—to Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits, to Safe Trick-or-Treating for kids and adults and beyond, there’s something festive and fun going on all month long in Virginia City. As one of the most haunted places in Nevada—and country—celebrating Halloween in Virginia City, Nevada is the best place to ring in the holiday for locals and visitors alike. 

In a town with a haunted history as deep as Virginia City’s mines, October in these parts is aptly called – Hauntober. Head to Virginia City any time throughout the month of October for spooky fun the whole family can enjoy.

Signature Hauntober in Virginia City Events

Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits

Halloween comes alive in this living ghost town, and during the annual Cemetery Gin’s Hunt of Spirits, costume-up and make sure you’re wearing a mask as you embark on a fun and tasty scavenger hunt through the town. Using your historic Virginia City knowledge, solve the riddles and get clues to unlock and unscramble a secret of our town’s past. Along the way, sample a variety of spirits at participating shops, saloons and restaurants. Unlock the mystery and win prizes. The faster you solve the mystery, the more spins on our digital prize wheel you’ll receive. Please note that tickets for this event are only available in advance.

Bats in the Belfry Guided Ghost Tours

This Hauntober special event is happening all month long! If you want to know where the most haunted locations are in Virginia City—and we know you do—this is the tour for you. Take a walk around this historically haunted town and learn about the lively souls that still occupy it today. Click here for more information, and to secure your spot on a tour. 

Month-Long Hauntober Events

From ghost hunting to pumpkin picking, there’s an event for you this month in Virginia City. From Halloween Bingo at Piper’s Opera House, to the V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train, to Halloween Country Dancing, Spirits with the Spirits, and a Paranormal Investigations series, check out a handful of events that happen more than once throughout the month of October. To see a full schedule of recurring Hauntober events, click here.

Halloween Weekend Events

Virginia City Cemetery Tours

Once a year, on Halloween only, the gates to the historic Silver Terrace Cemetery open for visitors to stroll from dusk till dark. Guided tours begin on October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Other specialty Halloween weekend events include the Haunted Halloween Steam Train of Lights that runs from Virginia City to Gold Hill, Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits, Mackay Mansion Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Hauntober Parade on Historic C Street, and Fright Night at Piper’s Opera House. For more specific details on each Halloween weekend event, click here.

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