“The Catalina Haunt” Has Been a Kensington Halloween Staple Since 2015

Holly Agouridis started “The Catalina Haunt” (video below) at her Kensington home back in 2015. The haunted house, located on Catalina Terrace, is now in its 9th year with a growing audience each year. “Between October 1st and Halloween night I have about 500-600 people stop by. The last Halloweens I have been on the news and we have about 300+ come on Halloween night.” Agouridis told us in 2022.

She started really getting into decorating in 2015- initially using small props and homemade scarecrows and pumpkins. Then, she found the store Spirit Halloween and it took off from there. Agouridis has lived in MoCo for nearly 20 years, since 2003. When she was trying to figure out a name for her haunted house, a neighbor’s child who was 7 or 8 and would sit on her driveway everyday to watch her work on the house said “Ms. Holly, we live on Catalina Terrace so let’s call it the Catalina Haunt Yard” and the rest was history.

The Catalina Haunt is runs from the start of October until Halloween.  The spooky show goes on from approximately 7 to 8pm Tuesday-Thursday & Sundays, and 7-8:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Note: This year the display will not be activated on Monday nights. Below is a video that showcases a little bit of what’s involved in the project.

May be an image of text that says 'The Catalina Haunt 11423 Catalina Terr Silver Spring, MD 20902 Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday 7pm-8pm Friday-Saturday 7pm-8:30pm Monday- NO lights ****FOR SAFETY REASONS DO NOT GO ON THE GRASS**** Follow Instagram for updates @thecatalinahaunt ***The Display will NOT be on Thursday and Friday, October 12th and 13th.'

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