Loudoun’s spookiest attraction is back and scarier than ever.
Shocktober opens for its seventh year this weekend, and promises to feature some familiar faces in the form of zombies, as well as a slew of new terrors as the historic Paxton Manor in Leesburg is transformed into a haunted house through the month of October.
The event is put on by Paxton Campus, and all proceeds support the non-profit organization’s programs to assist youth and young adults with disabilities. Between Shocktober and the My Bloody Valentine event in February, the organization raised more than $300,000 in the past year.
As organizers of the terrifying fundraiser often quip, “We scare because we care.”
Shocktober is held rain or shine at Paxton Campus, 601 Catoctin Circle NE in Leesburg. It is open 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7-9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the ticket office. Advance purchase is recommended. Go to shocktober.org for tickets and more information.