The Scream Zone 2015


Join us this fall for 25 days of terror:

September 25 & 26
October 2–4
October 8–11
October 15–18
October 21–31
November 1

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The 17th annual Scream Zone, held at the Del Mar Scaregrounds, closed its crypt doors, wrapping up the second highest year for attendance and highest year for revenue in its Halloween history! Now we are preparing for something even more terrifying in 2015.

In 2014, The Scream Zone proved to be the most horrific and hideous haunted attraction to date, and the four terrifying haunts were not for the frail. The House of Horror, The Chamber (now KarnEvil), The Haunted Hayride, and Zombie Paintball taunted 35,502 brave individuals who dared to enter.

Most left with their souls intact; but for the first time, 685 souls never made it through the entire event, too scared to continue.

The 2014 Scream Zone was designated as one of "The Top Ten Haunted Attractions in The USA" by Yahoo! Travel. The Scream Zone team of more than 200 helped make this happen, utilizing more than 20 gallons of liquid make-up, half of which was blood!

Attention parents: You are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound to wait for children. It's free and there are lots of things for you to do and see, including great food vendors and adult beverages. So come on down and enjoy The Scream Zone alone or as a family!

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Join us this fall for 25 days of terror:

  • September 25 & 26
  • October 2–4
  • October 8–11
  • October 15–18
  • October 21–31
  • November 1


The Scream Zone's attractions are open Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00PM to midnight.

We are open all other nights from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.

Gates open at 6:45PM.



Below are descriptions of our past events. 2015 promises to make your worst nightmares come true. The Scream Zone, approaching its eighteenth year, will be more bloodcurdling than ever! Last year, these haunts were terrifying enough and this year promises to be so much more:

Zombie Paintball Safari

Climb aboard the carriage of no return. Your blood will run cold as you are transported to the world of the undead. Will you survive an attack of creepy carnivores? Zombie Paintball Safari gives you the chance to open fire and shoot paintballs at live zombies. It's not your run-of-the-mill paintball adventure: here, the zombies are, shall we say, running rampant and unrestrained. It's shooter against zombie and only you have the ammo.

The House of Horror

High anxiety fills the air as you enter the malicious mausoleum known as The House of Horror, featuring 12 new terrifying devious dens, including 13 Ghosts, Zombie House, Monster Attack, Texas Graveyard and the Underworld. Movie monsters lurk around every dark corner to intercept and ambush your futile attempt to run, so don't bother. Last year, 523 poor souls became "victims" of The House of Horror. Accommodations are available and with heaps of headstones obtainable… will you become another cryptic casualty this year?

The Haunted Hayride

Climb aboard The Haunted Hayride where all of your frightmares come to life. New on the Hayride this year: Zombie Prison, Zombie Town, and Zombie Containment, The Hills Have Eyes (for you), and HaitianVoodoo. Horror movie master Lon Chaney said, "There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." A sudden state of hysteria will grip your heart as clowns suddenly appear to unnerve you, making your heart skip a beat or two. And don't let Doll Town fool you, the term "child's play" will not come to mind as those pretty, peculiar oddities entice you to stay and play, and play and stay. The Walking Dead will saunter aside your chilling chariot moving you along the cold, dark and dreaded path.


A traveling troupe of bloodthirsty curiosities. This fatal freak show features Dr. Marvel S. Mayhem and his treacherous troupe will make special appearances nightly on the Scream Zone stage. Feature performers include killer clowns KarnEvil and Sprinkles, as well as the Graverobber.

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2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: (858) 755-1161

Public Transportation

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Check out the Metropolitan Transit System's or North County Transit District's train and bus routes. Both offer select bus service areas that include local, urban, express, and rural routes that will help you get to The Scream Zone. Enjoy the ease of getting to and from The Scream Zone using NCTD from the north, or connections from MTS originating in the south. (Note: Buses and trains are not direct to the Fairgrounds. Also, when planning your journey, be aware of service end times, which may precede Scream Zone closing.)

Directions & Parking

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The Del Mar Scaregrounds is roughly 20 miles north of San Diego in Del Mar. Driving by automobile from I-5, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west. Follow Via De La Valle to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and turn left. Follow signs and instructions to Scream Zone parking. A parking charge applies for most events, however, we don't anticipate a parking fee for The Scream Zone. (Note: for taxi service pick-up or drop-off, consult your directory for the service of your choice.) More at the Del Mar Fairgrounds' parking information webpage.



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Phone: (858) 755-1161
Event Questions? Event Manager
Ticket Questions? Box Office
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Countless hours are spent creating The Scream Zone, but our evil expanse would not be complete without the best and most terrifying team of haunters in the business. Actors and tractor drivers (for our Haunted Hayride and Zombie Paintball), who are over age 18 and with a valid drivers license (for driving positions), may apply immediately on the Del Mar Scaregrounds' job page.