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The Scream Zone


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until November 2, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
    Map | Website
  • AGES 10+
  • COST Not available

San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California.

The Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into three terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions.

This year the Scream Zone runs 25 selected nights beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Nov. 2, 2019:

Fridays & Saturdays: Open from 7 p.m. to Midnight.
Sundays thru Thursdays: Open from 7 to 11 p.m.

Your Triple Haunt favorites are back: the horrifying House of Horror, the dizzying Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Costume Contest: Sunday, October 13
Hosted by Z-90 radio, our Costume Contest offers $100 cash award to the Scariest, Funniest, Best Group and Most Original costumes. Our Best of Show will win $300 cold, hard cash. Must be age 18 or older to participate.

Out at The Scream Zone: Thursday, October 17
Host DJ John Joseph and “Scream Queens” Sienna Desire and Lee Amore take the stage in this haunted but colorful celebration. Save $10 on our Triple Haunt using promo code OUTSZ online or at the Box Office.

Electronic Saturdays: Every Saturday Night
Spooking spinning every Saturday night as EDM fills the air with bone-chilling beats and dead-cool dubsteps. All ages are welcome to enjoy this electrifying dance music hosted by these killer DJs:
Sept. 28: Kiddc
Oct. 5: J_Dos
Oct. 12: HEET DETH
Oct 19: Hypedelic
Oct. 26: DJ Skeez
Nov. 2: DJ Latina

Scaredy Cats are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound at no charge if you want to wait for your children or hang with your friends but are too scared to enter the haunts. There are lots of things for you to do and see, including great food vendors, photo opportunities and our Spirit Lounge bar.

Visit your neighborhood Goodwill store for a $5 off coupon, while supplies last.

Parking at The Scream Zone is free.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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