Anheuser-Busch Brings Family-Friendly Spooks and Scares to Merrimack this October

If you listen to the talking pumpkins by the entrance to the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery Experience, you might just think the brewery is haunted. Starting on Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5-9 pm, families can make their weekends in October spookier at Brewery Frights, a festive, family-friendly event running each Friday through Sunday from 5-9 p.m.

Take a stroll down Jack-O-Lantern Lane and experience the eerie Halloween sights and sounds as you approach Frankenstein’s Castle. While the DJ plays some spooky tunes, guests can relax around the fire pits with their choice of hot ciders, mini donuts, and s’mores, all available for purchase. Food trucks will also be stationed throughout the experience, serving up classic festival food like cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, fried dough and candy apples. Visitors 21 and older can celebrate with their choice of ice-cold Anheuser-Busch beers.

Don’t be scared if you see skeletons wandering around, it may just be visitors who stopped by the face painter to get a Halloween makeover. While the younger children have a wide variety of kid-friendly games in store, tweens and adults can get their thrills in the Cobweb Corridor, a scarier experience which takes place after dusk featuring the Haunted Hop Farm and the Beechwood Cemetery.

Kids and adults can also navigate their way through the hay bale mazes, or slip on some 3D glasses and try the new 3D maze. To see what the future has in store, visitors can have their fortune told by the mystical Psychic Suds Reader.

Admission to the Halloween festivities is $10 for those under 21 and $15 for those 21 and over, with the latter admission including a complimentary Anheuser-Busch beer.

Visitors can also explore the art of brewing with an exclusive $15 Boo-wery Tour, only available during Brewery Frights from 4-7 p.m. Each experience includes free beer sample for guests 21 and older. The gift shop will also be open till 9 p.m. for guests who would like to commemorate their experience with brewery keepsakes. Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit BudweiserTours.com.