Markoff's Haunted Forest

Markoff's Haunted Forest 26 years of haunting the DMV! Markoff's Haunted Forest is a benefit performance for Calleva Outdoor Adventures, which introduces kids and adults to gorgeous wilderness areas in the DC area.
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For over 20 years, we have built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and adventure programming, including camps, kayak instruction, raft trips, horseback riding, agricultural education, ropes courses, and so much more. Our mission is to get people of all ages outdoors in order to promote personal growth, group cooperation, and environmental stewardship through educational and challenging experiences on the river, trail, and farm. Contact us today for more information!

Operating as usual

The Travel Channel recently posted a video of when they visited the forest a few years ago. So fun to look back and see ...
08/21/2021
Markoff's Haunted Forest | Travel's Best | Travel Channel

The Travel Channel recently posted a video of when they visited the forest a few years ago. So fun to look back and see how things have changed. Did you get to experience Markoff’s Inferno?

I think we need to get the Travel Channel back out this season for an update!

https://youtu.be/t-aYSy8Thww

Test your courage with a walk through these haunted woods in Maryland.Subscribe ► http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=travelchanneltvCheck Ou...

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is now hiring for our 2021 season! Come join our amazing team of actors, special effects make-u...
07/28/2021

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is now hiring for our 2021 season! Come join our amazing team of actors, special effects make-up artists, and crew. Click the link in below to apply today!

https://www.tfaforms.com/4848874

Some not so spooky things going on at the Haunted Forest Prop Shop this winter. 2021 is bringing an all new holiday attr...
02/22/2021

Some not so spooky things going on at the Haunted Forest Prop Shop this winter. 2021 is bringing an all new holiday attraction to the Calleva Farm and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Some not so spooky things going on at the Haunted Forest Prop Shop this winter. 2021 is bringing an all new holiday attraction to the Calleva Farm and we can’t wait to share it with you!

11/24/2020

Thanks to the Haunt Hunter App for including us in tonight’s Haunt Lounge. Head on over to Instagram to check out the full episode, and make sure to cast your votes for MHF later this week for their Tournaments Of Haunts. We made it to the “Scary Sixteen” so far!

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CH8-keilO_o/?igshid=pkn9mcd8fmbj

Not ready for Thanksgiving yet? Still wish it was Halloween? Join us tonight in the Haunt Hunters lounge on Instagram Li...
11/23/2020

Not ready for Thanksgiving yet? Still wish it was Halloween? Join us tonight in the Haunt Hunters lounge on Instagram Live as they recap the 2020 season and some of their highlights from experiencing Markoff’s Haunted Forest for the first time. Tune in at 6:30 pm and make sure to drop some comments and join in on the Haunt Chat!

The rain has passed, the sun is out and our fires are lit in preparation for tonight. MHF is OPEN for our last night of ...
11/01/2020

The rain has passed, the sun is out and our fires are lit in preparation for tonight. MHF is OPEN for our last night of the season! This is your last chance to experience The Forest until 2021.

Join us tonight for a special Halloween edition of our family friendly Perilous Pizza night at the Farm. Wear your costu...
10/31/2020

Join us tonight for a special Halloween edition of our family friendly Perilous Pizza night at the Farm. Wear your costume and get a treat, as well as a chance to win a FREE zip line experience!

Enjoy delicious wood fired pizza, Calleva garden grown salads, Cider and local beer/wine, as well as Flashes FAMOUS Choco Chunk Cookies!

Click to reserve your table: https://bookwhen.com/calleva/e/ev-smbg-20201031170000

XIVER MUSIC is in the house again tonight! Looking forward to him taking over the DJ booth and mixing things up.
10/30/2020

XIVER MUSIC is in the house again tonight! Looking forward to him taking over the DJ booth and mixing things up.

MHF has made the cut for the Haunt Hunter App Tournament of Haunts this year. Make sure to cast your vote when the time ...
10/30/2020

MHF has made the cut for the Haunt Hunter App Tournament of Haunts this year. Make sure to cast your vote when the time comes!

Step right up, step right up! Our ringmaster awaits you for our last 3 nights of frights. That’s right, you’ve only got ...
10/29/2020

Step right up, step right up! Our ringmaster awaits you for our last 3 nights of frights. That’s right, you’ve only got 3 more chances to experience MHF this season, so don’t miss out.

We have just added a NEW 6:00 hour for Sunday due to daylight savings, so snag those cohort passes before they sell out. Our clowns look forward to eating... I mean meeting you this weekend 😈

Thanks so much to everyone that joined us this past weekend, especially those that braved last nights drizzle to experie...
10/27/2020

Thanks so much to everyone that joined us this past weekend, especially those that braved last nights drizzle to experience MHF! It was great seeing so many folks in costumes including a whole group of Waldo’s (they were too easy to find) and even a group walking around in these custom made t-shirts!

You’ve only got 3 more days left to face your fears and Enter The Forest in 2020. Get those cohort passes now!

Thanks for the shout out The Moco Show! Visiting an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest is a great way for a ...
10/26/2020
6 Safer Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating this Year Due to COVID-19 Concerns - The MoCo Show

Thanks for the shout out The Moco Show! Visiting an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest is a great way for a little Halloween fun this year. With social distancing measures in place, mask wearing, and electrostatic cleaning from Top Dog Services, we’re doing what we can to keep you safe and healthy this Halloween.

You’ve got just one more weekend to get your scare on this season. Head to www.markoffshauntedforest.com to pick up your Cohort Passes today!

6 Safer Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating this Year Due to COVID-19 concerns Montgomery County advises against traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating this year. This doesn’t mean Halloween has to be a bust. Here are six spooky socially-distanced alternatives. 1. Enjoy some virtual Halloween fu...

Despite today’s rain, we are OPEN tonight! Our monsters have been patiently waiting for the gates to be opened so they c...
10/25/2020

Despite today’s rain, we are OPEN tonight! Our monsters have been patiently waiting for the gates to be opened so they can be unleashed!
Are you ready to face your fears and Enter The Forest?

Who’s ready for another weekend full of frights? We are SOLD OUT for both Friday and Saturday nights, but a few tickets ...
10/22/2020

Who’s ready for another weekend full of frights? We are SOLD OUT for both Friday and Saturday nights, but a few tickets still remain for Sunday. There are just 6 nights left in our season, so get your cohort passes now before it’s too late!

Thank to all who came out to support us this weekend! The woods are quiet at the moment, but the screams will be echoing...
10/19/2020

Thank to all who came out to support us this weekend! The woods are quiet at the moment, but the screams will be echoing through the forest once more this coming Friday!

Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Saturday 10/24 is already SOLD OUT! Head to www.markoffshauntedforest.com to snag your cohort pass, then get ready to Enter The Forest.

Are you ready to scream? Tonight is your last chance to experience MHF for the weekend. Enter the Forest if you dare, an...
10/18/2020

Are you ready to scream? Tonight is your last chance to experience MHF for the weekend. Enter the Forest if you dare, and make your way through our terrifying trail filled with frights!

Get your tickets online at www.markoffshauntedforest.com . Don’t forget to snag a photo with the Pumpkin King while you’re here and post it using #markoffshauntedforest

10/17/2020

Have you seen any Ghost Busters walking around MHF? That’s just Top Dog Services going through and electrostatic spraying all of our high touch surfaces, ticketing areas, and of course bathrooms. We’ve teamed up with this veteran owned small business to help keep our staff and patrons safe and healthy this Halloween season!

Have you experienced Perilous Pizza? It’s the “hottest” new dining experience here at Markoff’s. Our 21+ older guests ca...
10/17/2020

Have you experienced Perilous Pizza? It’s the “hottest” new dining experience here at Markoff’s. Our 21+ older guests can enjoy wood fried pizzas along with a selection of delicious beverages. It’s the perfect way to pass the time while you wait to Enter The Forest!

There’s a chill in the air, which must mean Halloween is almost here! If you’re joining us this weekend make sure to bun...
10/16/2020

There’s a chill in the air, which must mean Halloween is almost here!

If you’re joining us this weekend make sure to bundle up. We’ll have our famous fires lit to warm you up, as well as hot drinks over at concessions.

Only a few passes remain for tonight, so get them before they’re gone. Tomorrow night is already SOLD OUT, so act quick. Head to www.markoffshauntedforest.com to snag yours!

We’re gearing up for another amazing weekend here at Markoff’s. If you’ve been thinking about joining us don’t wait any ...
10/15/2020

We’re gearing up for another amazing weekend here at Markoff’s. If you’ve been thinking about joining us don’t wait any longer! Tickets for Saturday night are SOLD OUT, but you can still join us Friday and Sunday to get your scare on. Grab a cohort pass, grab your friends, and then get ready to Enter The Forest!

10/13/2020

Wondering what socially distant scares may look like this season? Kevin “David S. Pumpkins” Macarthy from Fox 5 DC stopped by on opening day to find out more.

Experience the fears for yourself this Fall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Visit www.markoffshauntedforest.com for more info and to get your tickets before they are all gone!

Rain rain go away! We’ll have to scare another day..Markoff’s Haunted Forest is closed tonight due to the weather. Pleas...
10/11/2020

Rain rain go away! We’ll have to scare another day.
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Markoff’s Haunted Forest is closed tonight due to the weather. Please come scream with us again next weekend!

10/10/2020
10/09/2020

Fox 5 makeup and masks

Getting ready to go live with @fox5dc and @kevinmccarthytv Tune in now to catch all the action!
10/09/2020

Getting ready to go live with @fox5dc and @kevinmccarthytv Tune in now to catch all the action!

On the eve of opening night ABC 7 News - WJLA stopped by to chat with Paul about our 2020 season. https://wjla.com/news/...
10/09/2020
Md.'s Markoff's Haunted Forest opens Friday with socially distanced scares during COVID

On the eve of opening night ABC 7 News - WJLA stopped by to chat with Paul about our 2020 season.

https://wjla.com/news/local/halloween-guidelines-in-place-for-md-haunted-house

October is here and that means Halloween is only a few weeks away. A number of Halloween attractions in the DMV are closed this year due to the pandemic. But 7 On Your Side has learned that at least two outdoor haunted trails are opening in Montgomery County. During a typical year,Markoff's Haunted....

We’re busy getting things ready for opening night, so ABC 7 News - WJLA stopped by to check it out for themselves. Tune ...
10/08/2020

We’re busy getting things ready for opening night, so ABC 7 News - WJLA stopped by to check it out for themselves. Tune in today at 4 and 5 pm and join Paul for a quick walkthrough and a discussion about how COVID has affected the haunt this season.

You can experience MHF for yourself every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Reserve your Cohort Passes today!

“A lot of people wonder, well, how can you scare me from six feet away? I promise you, you’ll still get a good startle —...
10/08/2020
Markoff’s Haunted Forest returns with socially distanced scares

“A lot of people wonder, well, how can you scare me from six feet away? I promise you, you’ll still get a good startle — don’t you worry.”

Thanks Bethesda Beat for the great story. We are getting geared up for opening tomorrow! Guarantee your reservation by BUYING ONLINE TODAY. Cohort Group Passes only this year. #halloween2020

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/markoffs-haunted-forest-returns-with-socially-distanced-scares/?utm_source=Bethesda+Magazine+%7C+Bethesda+Beat&utm_campaign=775cc2bb6f-Beat-10.08.20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1bbe9df5d9-775cc2bb6f-105109869&mc_cid=775cc2bb6f&mc_eid=ab26f3adf2

October tradition about to open for the season at Calleva Farm

10/07/2020

The wait is almost over! Markoff’s Haunted Forest opens this Friday night for another frightful season of chills and thrills. Time slots are already selling out, so reserve your tickets now before it’s too late.
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Cohort Passes are now on sale, which will grant you and your 5 closest friends access to our terrifying trail. Come get your scare on all while supporting a great cause!

10/07/2020

The fires are lit and the countdown is on for opening night! Have you gotten your tickets yet?

Limited tickets available this season due to COVID, so reserve yours today before they sell out. Are you ready to Enter The Forest?

www.markoffshauntedforest.com

10/05/2020
Flying Dog Brewery

Scare season is here, which also means so is The Fear. Thanks to Flying Dog Brewery for not only highlighting Markoff’s Haunted Forest, but also our very own creepy clown Jason! 🤡

Come experience MHF for yourself this weekend as we kick off our season this Friday night. Limited tickets available at www.markoffshauntedforest.com

The ultimate pumpkin ale for the ultimate scare season. Embrace The Fear. #disobedientbeer

10/01/2020

Happy October! It’s officially spooky season and opening night is just a week away. Head online and reserve your tickets today to experience the terror that waits for you in our woods.

📷: Rania Peet

The MHF prop shop is busy creating new props and scares for this coming season. Animatronic props are just one of the fe...
09/29/2020

The MHF prop shop is busy creating new props and scares for this coming season. Animatronic props are just one of the few ways that we bring technology into our attraction and create great scares that fit with our COVID polices this year. Come see them for yourself starting October 9th!

You know opening night must be getting close when the skull shakes off the dust and takes its place looking out over the...
09/25/2020

You know opening night must be getting close when the skull shakes off the dust and takes its place looking out over the Calleva Farm. In just two weeks our first patrons will make their way under this very skull as the prepare to #EnterTheForest. Tickets now on sale!

09/23/2020
Fox 5 News - Covid Changes at MHF

Fox 5 DC checks in with Markoff’s Haunted Forest to discuss how COVID is changing this years Halloween season.

Along with timed ticketing, smaller groups, masks and social distancing, we have also teamed up with Top Dog Services to provide electrostatic cleaning to help keep our staff and patrons safer.

Tickets for this years event are set to go live this coming Friday, and opening night is set for October 9th. Come join us this Halloween season to get scared and help support our outdoor and environmental education programs that run year round here at Calleva!

Address

19120 Martinsburg Rd
Dickerson, MD
20842

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General information

Opened in 1992, Markoff's Haunted Forest is by far, one of the best haunted attractions in the metropolitan area. This group is for people who loved their experience in the forest, hated it, work in it, live near it, or think it sounds like a good time. Markoff's Haunted Forest has many other features besides the two haunted paths through the woods that visitors take. Our newest attraction this year is Finney's Funhouse, an exciting maze that is sure to freak you out... especially if you cant get out. Also be sure to check out The Town, an abandoned ghost town that sits on the edge of the farm. Take a tractor drawn trolley ride across our fields, wander a twisting trail through the corn, and then prepare yourself for all the creatures and characters that call The Town their home. For those that want to be scared in a different way check out our high ropes elements including dueling ziplines and a giant swing that sends you soaring out over the crowds! Visitors may stand also around large bonfires waiting for their number to be called to enter into the forest... Top Ten Reasons to Visit Markoff's Haunted Forest: 10) You are bored! 9) You want more than a dinner and a movie date. 8) You're tired of watching scary movies of actors pretending to be scared. 7) You want to experience a unique Halloween outing that can bring a family "closer" than most family reunions? 6) You think you are brave. 5) You know your friends are not brave. 4) You know Calleva and the Markoff's do it RIGHT! 3) You want to support growth and outdoor education through Calleva's programs. 2) Face your fears on the Giant Swing! 1) MHF is the only haunt in the DC area you must visit.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 11am - 1am
Friday 9am - 3am
Saturday 9am - 2am
Sunday 9am - 10pm

Telephone

(301) 216-1248

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I hope you are doing timed reservations again (or are available) and have the bar area with seats again too! 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Does anyone have 2 extra spaces to sell? PM me with the info if so.
anyone have 2 extra tix for Sat Oct 31st?
Is it true this year you are only doing group tickets meaning two people can’t come together?
Because of covid 19 will you or will you not run the haunted forest this year?
Are you planning on opening for Halloween?
You guys r the best
Hello fellow ghouls, I have two (2) Combo passes for tomorrow, October 31st that I would like to sell if anyone is interested. As you know, a Combo pass includes a choice of one of the paths AND the Haunted Town. I am selling them for $35/each (paid $80 plus service fees). If interested, please DM me. Thanks!
Peace before chaos
Hi! I am looking to carpool with someone who is heading to Markoff's Haunted Forest during the coming days- anyone riding there from DC? Thanks!