About Us

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Markoff's Haunted Forest

​Markoff’s Haunted Forest is Maryland’s original greatest Halloween event, and you will be amazed by what you find lurking in our woods!

Since 1992, when the Markoff brothers started with a Haunted School Bus driven to events and festivals around DC, our haunt has provided fright fest lovers with a creative, dramatic, and – YES -- terrifying haunt experience.

The Haunted Bus still exists… it’s been incorporated every year somewhere on our various haunted trails, but now sits in its final resting place: MHF’s Junk Yard scene. Now, our creative team combines music, lights, scents, actors, make-up, technology & detailed set pieces that consistently place MHF among the top haunts in the country. 

Our glorious “Front Circle” carnival and the topography of our forest make for an incredible night out for adults and families. We don’t recommend the trail for kids under age 12, since each bend in the path is truly frightening!

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A Benefit Performance for Calleva

Markoff’s Haunted Forest raises funds to Calleva, a 501c3 organization dedicated to outdoor adventure and education, building young leaders through positive outdoor experiences. 

Calleva’s adventure & farm based programming instills a love of nature, promotes environmental stewardship, engages in our local farm community, and fosters growth among individuals and teams. Markoff’s Haunted Forest supports Calleva’s mission by funding operational costs, pro bono programming & scholarship programs!

Calleva is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is licensed by Montgomery County, MD as a registered Benefit Performance.