The Haunted Ghost Town
Sunday: 5 PM - 9 PM
Friday: 5 PM - 9 PM
Saturday: 5 PM - 9 PM
The Heritage Ranch and Ovation Theatre are pleased to announce the return of The Haunted Ghost Town, an immersive, family-friendly experience opening October 20 at the Heritage Ranch in Encinitas. Due to the popularity of last year’s inaugural event, including sold-out dates, an additional night has been added for 2023.
This year’s haunt will transport visitors back to the Gold Rush era – a time when some folks would do anything for a chance at striking it rich – to explore the doomed mining town of Bitter Gulch and come face to face with the souls who remain trapped there forever. Set among restored historic buildings, this experience combines authentic details, rich storytelling based on local legends and the dark history of the Gold Rush, and bone-chilling performances by professionally trained actors in period-specific costumes. The result is an unforgettable haunted attraction to be enjoyed by all ages.
Nightly tours of The Haunted Ghost Town are available October 20 – 22 and October 27 – 30 with less scary experiences suitable for young children offered from 5 – 6:30 p.m. followed by more spine-tingling presentations recommended for ages 12+ from 7 – 9 p.m., with the last entry at 8:45 p.m. Refreshments inspired by the Gold Rush era will be available for purchase.
The Haunted Ghost Town is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Admission is $12 for children ages 10 and under, and $22 for adults. Tickets are available at Events.com. Advanced reservations are highly encouraged as this event will fill up quickly.
“We’re thrilled to offer San Diegans a uniquely haunting experience that transports them to another time, captures their imaginations, and gives them a good old-fashioned fright,” said Artistic Director Scott Gregory, who develops a new story for The Haunted Ghost Town each year. “We've combined local history, captivating storytelling, creepy effects, and fun scares to create an immersive haunt like no other. Get ready to be haunted!”
About The Haunted Ghost Town
The Haunted Ghost Town is a joint production between the Heritage Ranch and Ovation Theatre, both of which are Encinitas-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Each year, in an effort to offer the community a fun, family-friendly Halloween attraction and raise money for both organizations, they create a spine-tingling experience featuring a new spooky story. For more information, please visit hauntedtown.org – and stay up to date by following The Heritage Ranch and Ovation Theatre on these social channels: