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(Gallery) 9 Halloween Facts


Halloween is the 2nd largest commercial holiday in the U.S. This year’s estimated spending total will be around $6.9 billion. The average household spends $74.34 on Halloween goods.


Salem, Massachusetts is the self-proclaimed Halloween capital of the world.


The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.


The most common adult Halloween costume is a witch.


The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators.


The most lit jack-o’-lanterns on display is 30,581 and was achieved by the City of Keene, New Hampshire in 2013.


Over 80% of haunted houses are operated by a charity.


Palm Spring, California is the most expensive place for Halloween parties. The average price per ticket is $331.55.


Boulder, Colorado is the least expensive place for Halloween parties. The average price per ticket is $4.31.

Written by Mitchell Wells

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Society. Self proclaimed Horror Movie Freak, Tech Geek, love indie films and all around nice kinda guy!!