For 18 years, scare junkies have traveled to Jamestown for this bloody slice of country carnage, which includes a Slaughter Barn packed to the rafters with “performers” itching to get in your face. Or, if you’d prefer that the thrills come to you, try the Haunted Hayride, a 20-minute wagon excursion through the farm’s ill-lit hinterlands, where you’ll be lunged at by everything from cannibal hillbillies to, well, more cannibal hillbillies. Did we mention this place has a sort of “country” theme?
Wear your Halloween costume to this over-21 party at downtown’s Rathskeller on Saturday, October 26. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, dancing, games, and music by Liquid Groove and emcee KJ OnAir. In case you’re wondering about the party’s name, it’s not because they play hair metal. The event raises money for Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, so the hair ball is probably a reference to the stuff cats cough up. But who cares, really? If it helps out the good boys, that’s all that matters.
Though it’s a bit out of town, this 120-acre attraction is well worth the trip. The park features five different haunted attractions, two of which are fully “interactive.” Which means that (if you consent in advance), the ghosts and ghouls you meet along the way may not just grab you, but separate you from your group and toss you into various hidden rooms that most patrons don’t get to see. There’s also a Monster Midway featuring food, drinks (alcoholic and otherwise), a gift shop and, most welcome of all, fire pits.
Cost: Varies, depending on night