Del Mar Scream Zone

When: September 25 – November 1, 2015
September 25 – 26
October 2–4
October 8–11
October 15–18
October 21–31
November 1
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA (map)
Phone: (858) 755-1161
More info: Event website

Halloween Month of Fun

The Del Mar Scream Zone has moved to one of the creepiest parts of the Del Mar Scaregrounds, the Green Lot on the far west side near the training track. Enter through the Solana Gate, off Via de la Valle between the Coast Highway and Jimmy Durante Blvd.

The event is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a short distance from Del Mar Village. Halloween Activies include the following:

The 2015 Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. This year the Scream Zone runs 25 selected days beginning September 25 and continues through November 1.

Once again you have your chance to save the planet from the coming zombie apocalypse by putting down the walking dead: play Paintball Apocalypse and take out the clowns! Where are the clowns? Quick, send in the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here! A year-to-year favorite is the horrifying House of Horror, along with our newest attraction known as KarnEvil, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Other features this year include: The Dusk Till Dawn Bar, The Walking Dead Prison, and The Exorcist. We must warn you as well to keep a sharp eye out for Pennywise the Clown.

Opening night features the famed Triple Haunt at half-price (night of September 25 only).

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.

Attention parents: You are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound to wait for children. Our parent lounge is 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!

Spooky Activities

2015 promises to make your worst nightmares come true. The Scream Zone will be more bloodcurdling than ever! Last year, these haunts were terrifying enough and this year promises to be so much more:

The House of Horror

High anxiety fills the air as you enter this malicious mausoleum known as The House of Horror, featuring 12 new terrifying 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 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 casualty this year?

The Haunted Hayride

Climb aboard The Haunted Hayride where all of your frightmares come to life. Climb aboard and thrill to Zombie Prison, Zombie Town, and Zombie Containment; also featured are The Hills Have Eyes (for you), and Haitian Voodoo. Don’t let Doll Town fool you, the term “child’s play” will not come to mind as those pretty and peculiar oddities entice you to stay and play, forever and ever. The Walking Dead will saunter aside your seat moving you along the cold, dark and dreaded path of one of our most popular entertainments.


A traveling troupe of bloodthirsty curiosities may be found in this fatal freak show that features Dr. Marvel S. Mayhem and his treacherous troupe who make special appearances nightly on the Scream Zone stage. Feature performers also include our killer clowns KarnEvil and Sprinkles, as well as the Graverobber.

Paintball Apocalypse: A Nightmare on Clown Street

Climb aboard the clown car: your blood will run cold as you are transported to this world of creepy clowns. Horror movie master Lon Chaney said, “There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” And everything’s horrifying in our newest haunt where a sudden state of hysteria will grip your heart as clowns appear from nowhere. Will you survive this attack of petrifying Pennywises? Paintball Apocalypse gives you the chance to open fire and shoot paintballs at the creepiest clowns around town. It’s not your run-of-the-mill paintball adventure: here, the clowns are, shall we say, running rampant and unrestrained. It’s shooter against clown: Where are the clowns? Quick, send in the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here!