9:30 p.m., Oct. 13)
Get your fright on at spooky area attractions
By Fred Sherwin
All Hallow’s Eve, aka Halloween, just around the corner,
many local residents will be making their annual pilgrimage
to a pair of area attractions that have been scaring the
daylights out of people for over a decade.
to its moniker, “Acres of Terror”, the Cannamore Orchard
near Embrun has five different attractions to get your
fright on. Chief among them is the Haunted Wagon Ride
which takes passengers on a terrifying trip through the
orchard and nearby woods narrated by a witch or warlock.
actor carves up some fresh "meat"
in the Sppoky Village at the Canamore Orchards
'Acres of Terror' attraction. Photo courtesy
of Cannamore Orchards
gaggle of ghouls present Halloween related scenes, involving
witches, flying monsters, zombies, clowns, body snatchers
and more thoughout the ride.
for the brave are run after dark, but for the little ones
they offer weekend afternoon rides.
the wagon ride is over you can visit the haunted House
of Terror, the Kid’s Spooky House, the Spooky Village,
the Spooky Foggy Maze, or all four depending on your tolerance
Spooky Village is made up of eight houses, including an
asylum, and offers a chance for visitors to interact with
vampires, witches, coffin makers and others.
Orchard also has Family Days each Sunday with special
activities that are geared for children twice each day.
east of Orléans, the Skreamers haunted house and wagon
ride, run by the Kiwanis Club of Orléans at the Proulx
Farm on O’Toole Road, promises to deliver more screams
than ever this year.
“Orléans Asylum for the Criminally Insane” is populated
by more than 50 actors whose sole purpose is to make visitors
scream for their lives.
in a 150-year-old barn, the Asylum is home to a motley
crew of inmates who inhabit the halls and various rooms
of horror. Each twist and turn through the darkened hallways
yields a different surprise.
far from the Asylum is the Haunted Woods, best visited
on a wagon ride accompanied by an intrepid guide.
Fridays and Saturdays, visitors can also take potshots
at various targets in the forest using paintball markers.
All it takes is a $5 contribution to pay for the ammo.
leaving the Proulx Farm complex, visitors are encouraged
to drop by the Creepy Canteen for some sustenance, or
have their picture taken in the Asylum Photo Booth.
to Skreamers is $20 per person with the proceeds going
to the Kiwanis Club of Orléans. The gates open at 7 p.m.
and the last wagon ride departs at 9:40 p.m. Advance ticket
sales start at 6:30 p.m.
more information visit www.skreamers.ca.
Admission to Cannamore Orchards’ Acres of Terror is $18
per person dur- ing the day (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and $22
during the evening (6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Tickets can
be purchased in advance at www.cannamoreorchard.com.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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