Shocktoberfest is hiring motivated and energetic beings: living, dead, and undead who like to have fun and scare people for its 2016 season. This includes Managers, Actors, Makeup Artists, Drivers, Technicians and Staff for Food Concessions.
If you would like to be considered please attend one of our open interview /audition sessions taking place:
Sunday August 14th 1:00 to 3:00
Monday August 15th 5:00 to 7:00
Sunday August 21st 1:00 to 3:00
Monday August 22nd 5:00 to 7:00
Sunday August 28th 1:00 to 3:00
Monday August 29th 5:00 to 7:00
Although we are interested in those with theatrical and acting backgrounds this is not a requirement. You must me at least 15 years of age. Your schedule will consist of select weekend evenings in September, October and November. Simply come out to Shocktoberfest and report to the big white tent. Bring a Friend!!!
#3 Best Extreme Haunted Attraction - USA Today
One of America’s Favorite Haunted Attractions - AmericasFavoriteHauntedAttractions.com
One of the top haunted attractions you must experience before you die! - Buzzfeed 2014
#6 Most Extreme Haunted House in the Country! - FoxNews 2014
#1 Must-See Haunted Attraction - Haunted Attraction Magazine
#3 Best Scream Park in the Country! - HauntWorld Magazine
One of the Scariest Places on Earth – Travel Channel
Shocktoberfest has once again raised the bar in haunted entertainment!
We have taken the first person shooting video game and brought it to real life! You will be given a high power multi optional tactical laser gun to control the escaping Zombies. If you like zombie shooting video games or just hate being attacked by zombies, you are going love this new attraction.
(This is a timed ticketed attraction starting at 6:00 PM for your convenience. Limited tickets available. Online registration recommended.)
You and your group are wrongly accused of a crime and are sentenced to death. You only have one hour to solve the clues to escape. If you succeed, you will escape the Prison of the Dead and live. If you fail, your sentence will surely be DEATH!
The Prison of the Dead Escape is a separate time ticketed event starting at 5:00PM. Online registration required. Available year round on weekends from March through November.
Take a tour with the Zombie Safari Company. Witness live (or at least un-dead) Zombies up close from the comfort of your own Zombie Safari Vehicle.
The Zombie Paintball Hayride is an interactive themed area that is part of The Zombie Safari Hayride. Join the security team by adding the paintball option and you will be required to ensure the safety of your fellow passengers by shooting Zombies if they attack. You may choose to ride as a rider without a gun or with a gun for an additional fee of $10.
The Unknown 2.0 is the next level of fear! Face your worst fears and phobias! Not scary enough for you? Then take the Almost Naked and Scared Challenge!
If you’re brave enough, you can tour The Unknown 2.0 in nothing but your underwear! This will heighten your vulnerability and take fear to a whole new level!
*Please Note: The Almost Naked and Scared Challenge is an internationally recognized EXTREME haunted house experience. It is not offered Thursday’s or Sunday’s and is only available at 7:00 PM or at the end of the evening after all guests have gone through the attraction in the regular option. You must be 18 years of age or older and must sign a waiver. You will enter with your group only. Limited tickets available each night. Security located throughout the attraction for your safety.
You will be given a flag football belt that represents your Brain, Heart, and Entrails. Run for your life through the hayride trails that are filled with Zombies that will try to eat your vital organs (capture your flags).
The Zombie Night Run has two waves each night. The first is at 7:00 PM and the second is at the end of the evening. There are no obstacles or mud (just lots of zombies!) Not a runner? No problem as long as you keep moving!
Take a tour through the now condemned Willow Glen State Penitentiary a.k.a Prison of the Dead. This massive 50,000 square foot mega haunted house is one of the largest in the East Coast!
Zombie World has renovated the facility and the cells are now used to hold Zombies for your viewing pleasure. Your tour will begin when you board an actual prison inmate bus that will transport you to the entrance of the Prison. How does it end? Come see for yourself
Where you become the Zombie! The scientists at Zombie World have created a serum that will temporarily transform you into a Zombie then placed next to real zombies in our attractions allowing you to scare other visitors. (We will supply all Costumes and Makeup.)
The Zombie Experience tickets are limited and are sold on a first come basis.
More than just a haunted house, this 27 acre Screampark is loaded with activities for the whole night. Play games, have your free photo taken, and enjoy some delicious food at Shocktober Feast and Shocker’s Café . Did we mention we have REAL restrooms?!?! No porta-potties here. But beware of the Scare Zones as there is no safe place on the Monster Midway!!! Click here for the 2016 Band Lineup!
The Zombie Mud Run is the most heart pounding, adrenaline producing mud run you’ve ever experienced! The race course is complete with Mud and Obstacles. To add an extra degree of challenge (and fun), we have added Zombies! You may sign up as a Human or a Zombie. The Humans run the race with a flag football belt. These three flags represent your vital organs. Zombies are stationed along the race course trying to eat your vital organs (capture your flags). If you finish the race with one or more of your flags, you survive. If Zombies capture all of your flags, you are infected with the living dead virus (or at least don’t win the race). Whether you survive or get infected, you will receive an awesome shirt, finisher’s medal, and beverage and are guaranteed to have a great time at the all-day Human Salvation Party!
Don’t Miss – The Zombie Mud Run Junior, A specialty themed wave at 11:30 for awesome kids 12 and under and their awesome parents! Fun for families to participate together. Whether your kids love sports or not, they will have fun being active and saving the human race!
Waves start at 9:30 am and continue until 11:30 am. Register early for best pricing at www.thezombiemudrun.com
October 2nd Doors open: 2:00 PM. Show: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM Rain or Shine $15 advance online. $19 day of show.
$20 $35 w/RIP Upgrade
$28 $43 w/RIP Upgrade
$34 $49 w/RIP Upgrade
$40 $55 w/RIP Upgrade
The Unknown 2.0 can be experienced regular or as the "Almost" Naked and Scared Challenge.
Pressed for time? Consider an RIP Upgrade to any of the passes above. An RIP Pass allows you to go to the front of the attraction lines!
OnSite Parking is always free!
Signup to receive a $4-off and Kids Half-Price Coupon!
Ticket Booth Open 6:00-9pm Ticket Booth Open 6:00-10pm
Ticket booth hours: 6:00-9:00pm on Thursday’s and Sunday’s, 6:00-10:00pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
ARRIVE EARLY! Regular Attractions open at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted above. Shocktoberfest is not open on dates not color coded.
Online – Credit Card / Ticket Booth-Cash Only - onsite ATM
Shocktoberfest remains open until all guests experience all the attractions.
Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 6 years of age.
Shocktoberfest, the Unknown 2.0, Prison of the Dead, and Prison of the Dead Escape are open rain or shine. Other attractions may be closed due to inclement weather.
years in operation
people scared to death
minutes from Philly, NJ, & DE
Some people love to get scared, but everyone loves to see other people get scared!
So gather all your family, friends, church group, Scouts, classmates, teammates, co-workers, employees, fraternities and sororities and have one of the most memorable times of your life at Shocktoberfest.
Groups are welcome every night. If you have 15 people or more in your group, you can receive $10.00 off each regular or RIP Combo Pass. Plus the group organizer receives free admission. You must pre-register your group by emailing organizer’s name and arrival date to email@example.com
You may pay by cash, or check . There is ample parking for buses.
Hold your private party in Club Shock! Perfect for families, friends, co-workers, fraternities and sororities. Price includes an RIP Triple Combo Pass admission to your choice of attractions, reserved tables, and a “Boo”ffet catered by Konopelski Katering which includes food and beverages (BYOB). Group organizer receives free admission. 25 person minimum. $45.00 per person.
Pre-registration and payment required by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shocktoberfest will supply your group with FREE Transportation with the purchase of any Combo Pass at regular price.
The bus will pick you up and drop you off. Bus holds 48 people. Your group size may be less however there is a minimum billing of 48. Slight additional fee if you are located more than an hour away.
Pre-registration and payment required by emailing us at email@example.com
Whether you have 2 or 200, Shocktoberfest and area hotels have created a Getaway trip that will keep your group screaming for more. Package includes discounts on rooms and tickets to Shocktoberfest.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
2801 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Crowne Plaza Reading
1741 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
Do you think you can handle Shocktoberfest?
Shocktoberfest is conveniently located on Rt. 422 West of Reading in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. It is about an hour drive from Philadelphia, Allentown, York, and Harrisburg. It is easily accessible from Exit 286 on the PA Turnpike.
Shocktoberfest Physical Address: 94 Park Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Reading/ Pottstown – Take 422 West to Sinking Spring. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Philadelphia – Take PA Turnpike (76 West) to exit 286. Take 222 North to Rt. 724 Exit. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Lancaster – Take 222 North to Rt. 724 West. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Lebanon – Take 422 East to Sinking Spring. Turn Right onto Park Ave. (immediately after Green Valley Nursery)
Harrisburg / Hershey – Take PA Turnpike (76 East) to exit 286. Take 222 North to Rt. 724 Exit. Turn Left onto 724 West. Bear left onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Hamburg / Pottsville – Take Rt. 61 South to Rt. 222 South. Go 4 miles to Spring Ridge Drive exit. Turn Right onto Van Reed Road. Go 3 miles and turn right onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Kutztown / Allentown – Take 222 South to Temple. Go 1 ½ miles past Rt. 73 and follow Rt. 222 to the right. Go 6 miles to Spring Ridge exit. Turn Right onto Van Reed Road. Go 3 miles and turn right onto Rt. 422 West. Left onto Park Ave. (immediately after the Sunoco station.)
Join our team today! If you are 15 years old or older, it’s not too late to be a part of the 2016 Shocktoberfest season. Have fun, make new friends and earn a paycheck for scaring the wits out of people!
Shocktoberfest is hiring motivated and energetic beings: living, dead, and undead who like to have fun and scare people. Although we are interested in those with theatrical and acting backgrounds this is not a requirement. Your schedule will consist of select weekend evenings in September, October and November.
Please email us your name, age and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org