TRENTON – Between the rows of corn, the children are lurking. This was the scene at Trenton Park Wednesday night as they prepared for this weekend’s haunted hayride.
An unknown creeper watches over the children of the corn. Ethan, sitting left, Owen, Dawson and Derrick MacKay set up a scene in preparation for Trenton Park’s haunted hayrides this weekend. AMANDA JESS – THE NEWS
“Everyone that comes keeps coming back,” Mike Sewell, one of the organizers said about the annual fundraising event.
Although many of the props for the scary scenes are recycled and reused, horror fans can still expect some new thrills.
They estimate they have at least 50 to 75 larger props and countless masks, daggers and other terrifying treats.
More than 60 volunteers are helping to produce some screams on Saturday.
A wagon will take passengers through the park for glimpses at scenes from horror movie classic Jason of Friday The 13th, hit show The Walking Dead, and a creepy Alice in Wonderland, to name a few.
The tame children’s hayride runs from 3 until 5 p.m. The scarier rides start at 6 p.m. and run until 10.
Organizers say it’s up to individual parents if they wish to bring their children on the later rides. There is no specific age restriction.
For the real horror buffs, Sewell said there is a way to make it even better, if they dare.
“If they want to experience a bigger fright, they can do the walking trail,” he said, explaining people can choose to travel the same path as the wagon on foot.
There will be local entertainment and a concessions stand on site.
Tickets cost $6 and will be sold in advance from the park office and on site for specific time slots as to avoid long wait times.
People can expect a scare, rain or shine.
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