Prepare to Be Scared!

Circus of Horrors Opens October 13th.

2023 Scare Season

Thank You For a Great 2022 Scare Season!

Ticket sales are concluded for this year’s scare season. Thank you to our volunteers, vendors, and especially to our customers
who’s screams make it worth it every year. We are excited to see you again in October 2023!

What to expect in 2020

In order to provide as safe of an experience as possible for our guests and volunteers, a few things will be different this year.


Volunteer Masks

All volunteers will be wearing masks in public areas, including inside of the haunt! We highly encourage the public to please wear a mask when attending. 


Socially Distanced Lines

Groups will be spaced 6 feet apart in the queue line, and we will increase times between guests entering the haunt. We appreciate your cooperation in social distancing.


Symptom Monitoring

We will be checking our volunteers for any covid symptoms, and asking those feeling ill to stay home. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay at home and seek medical advice.

Ticket Prices

Buy Online: $12 (Save $5 if you buy online.)

Buy At Gate: $17


Fast Pass (Online or At Gate): Additional $10

Feargrounds Wristbands (FREE by request at Concession Stand): With the purchase of a Feargrounds ticket, customers may request a wristband for DISCOUNTED RE-ENTRY. Customers can purchase re-entry ticket for $7 if they are wearing a Feargrounds Wristband and buy AT THE GATE. Wristbands MUST be put on by a Feargrounds volunteer and will become invalid if removed. Can be used the same night or any of the open dates. (Can’t be used with any other offers.)


Military/First Responders: Buy AT GATE for $11 with ID. (Can’t be used with any other offers.)

Canned Food Donation: Bring up to 3 canned items and get $1 off per can from your full ticket price. Good when purchasing tickets AT GATE only. (Can’t be used with any other offers.)

How Our Ticketing Works

Tickets purchased onsite will be provided as a paper QR code ticket to be scanned at entry.

Tickets purchased online are sent to your email, and can be scanned right from the confirmation email on your phone, or printed off at home if you prefer. 

Buy Your Tickets

Why wait in line when you can buy tickets online and save time... and money! Online tickets are $5 OFF1 our normal ticket pricing to encourage online sales. Tickets are sent right to your inbox.

Check Your Email

The tickets are sent to your email address. The email will contain a QR code that will be scanned in when you arrive at the Jaycees Feargrounds.

Scan In

Skip the ticket line and go right into line for the haunted house. Pull up the email with your ticket on your phone, and we will get you and your group scanned in.

1 Offer applies to online purchases only. Tickets bought at the door will be full price. No other discounts or coupons can be applied with this offer.

* Listed ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

Did you know that your ticket purchase is actually a donation? 

Proceeds from each ticket purchased go back into the Sioux Falls community through Jaycees projects. Learn more about how our haunted house is a fundraiser!

Common Ticket Questions

No, we don't do refunds. If you buy your ticket but are unable to make it or are too scared to enter the haunt, please talk to a volunteer. Tickets are valid until the end of the season, so we can check your ticket back out so it can be used at a later date when you are feeling braver, or given to a friend to use instead. Make sure to use these before the end of the season, since there are no refunds and tickets permanently expire after Halloween.
Yes! If the line is longer than you expected, you can follow the link in your confirmation email and upgrade to Fast Pass. Once you have upgraded, go back up to the volunteer scanning in the line and re-scan your ticket to enter the Fast Pass line. Taxes and processing fees will still apply.
There is no official age requirement. However, we do recommend 12+ years of age. We rely on parents to make that decision for their children. By all means, bring everyone... we promise to scare your whole family.