DC Nightclub Heist Takes Over Markoff’s Haunted Forest For A Halloween Blast

Markoff’s Haunted Forest teams up with Heist for a spooky Halloween party. Photo courtesy of Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Popular DC nightclub Heist is teaming up with Halloween legend Markoff’s Haunted Forest for the Maryland attraction’s first-ever nighttime collaboration and late-night Halloween party. “Haunted Heist” will bring 250 revelers to the terrifying forest on the night of Sunday, October 31.

Visitors to the Haunted Markoff Forest can ride a spooky wagon to Onslaught Mills, an abandoned mining town whose ghostly inhabitants are known to feast on the living. The haunted trail is the longest in the locality’s 27-year history, and the last Halloween visit of the night will culminate in a spooky party starting at 11 p.m. A DJ, costume contests and pop-up bars serving themed cocktails will bring the park to life.

Halloween isn’t the nightclub’s first theatrical collaboration. This summer, parent company Versus partnered with the Kennedy Center, transforming its rooftop into a massive open-air nightlife destination on Saturday nights complete with DJs, $1,000 cabana rentals and table service, and costumed dancers.

Kennedy Center robbery. Photo courtesy of Heist Nightclub.

Tickets for Haunted Heist are $75 per person for early bird buyers starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19 and $100 after October 21. Admission includes event access, three drink tickets, and optional round-trip bus transportation to and from Markoff’s from Dupont Circle (approximately one hour ride each way). VIP table reservations and private wagons for groups of eight to 12 revelers are also available, starting at a minimum of $1,000.

More details are available here.

For more fun before this Halloween, check out our guide.

Zach Bright

Zach joined Washingtonian in October 2021. In the past, he has written for The Colorado Sun, The Nevada Independent, and SRQ Magazine.

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