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If you’re a Halloween loving family or you want to feel like you’re in a real-life horror movie, you’ve got to get down to Melbourne’s biggest and spookiest 5-day Halloween Festival, Spooktober. 

Now in its sixth year, the Spooktober Halloween Festival will take place at St. Kilda Town Hall from the 31st of October – 4th November, 2018.

What started in 2013 as a passion from a local mum has grown into a unique and spectacular Melbourne event, which counted 20,000 plus visitors last year.

“I wanted to create a place for kids to celebrate Halloween in Melbourne and to safely Trick or Treat. In 2014, we expanded the festival to scare adults. Now, Spooktober is for anyone who loves dressing up, horror and fun. We offer the most interactive haunted house experiences, from mild to complete terror for the bravest of the brave,” says Spooktober organiser, Dale Pope.

The major attractions include two Haunted House experiences of which both include different scare levels.

From 4:30pm each day, the doors open to the terrifying haunt; The Coven. As the sun sets, the witches come out to play! Are you game to enter The Coven and try escape uncursed?

For those who want to step it up a notch, Phobia is waiting… lurking around every corner is your deepest, darkest fear. Not for the faint hearted, Phobia will have you running for the door! If you can find it…

If you’re after something a little less frightening but just as fun, there is a 10-minute Escape Room on the Town Hall grounds called Escape the Swamp. Do you have what it takes to figure out the clues and make it out of the swamp creature’s den?

This year Spooktober is also launching the HallowQueens! Every night there will be a thrillingly fabulous performance from our incredible Drag Queens, who will lure you in and curse you with their prowess! After the show, refuel your fear at the Food Truck Village or calm your nerves at the Haunted Spirits Bar.

The fun Australian brand Wizz Fizz is the Little Zombies Trick or Treat Trail sponsor, providing their much-loved confectionary and at the many zombie refuelling stations around the festival. Families needing a Trick or Treat bag can donate a gold coin and by doing so help raise funds for the St Kilda Mums charity with a mission to rehome pre-loved nursery goods to support Victorian families in need while saving the Earth’s precious resources. Little Zombies refuelling stations open from 4pm each day of the festival.

You’ll lose yourself in our CARNEVIL of fun and frights, playing games like the Zombie Knockdown and the Dead Ringer.

Further activities like Dr Evil’s Lab, roaming characters, costume competitions & the Freaky Food Truck Park for when your stomach is growling louder than a werewolf! Halloween experts Lombard are also sponsoring Count Carlisles Creepy Costume contest where the best scarers can win big!

Whether you’re a pro scare-seeker or after a family-friendly trick or treating trail, Spooktober will truly be a night-of-frights you can’t miss this Halloween!

To find out more and to purchase tickets, Halloween fans should visit the Spooktober website. For updates on all things Halloween and Spooktober, check out the festivals social channels on Facebook and Instagram.

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