Woodbury Lions 24th Annual Haunted Hayride Scheduled
The Woodbury Lions Club has announced that their 24th Annual Haunted Hayride and Haunted Barn will take place over four days in October: the 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th, starting from Mitchell School in Woodbury, CT.
The Lions are dedicating this year’s event in the memory of the late Frank Shepard. Lion Frank, a member of the club from 1958, passed away last month.
He and his family were instrumental in getting the Haunted Hayride established, with some of the ride traversing though the Shepard farm, and originally allowing the Lions to use a building on their property as the Haunted Barn.
Once again, guests can expect to climb onto a tractor-driven wagon and ride around some of the spooky fields and cemeteries in Woodbury, where, if you're lucky, you may see some of the ghosts, ghouls, zombies and other denizens of the dark that only come out this time of year. This year’s three-dimensional Haunted Barn display is “The Cellar of Horrors,” paying homage to contemporary horror movie “stars.”
Tickets for the hayride are $12 for adults and $6 for children under ten. Tickets sales start each night at 6:30PM at Mitchell School until 9PM. Refreshments are available for sale at the school.
Besides the evening rides, the Lions will also hold a special "Children's Hayride" on October 18 from 1PM to 3PM for younger children for whom the regular hayride may be too scary. The wagons start at Mitchell School and go through some of the quieter streets in town, and stop at the "pumpkin patch" where children can select a pumpkin to take home. Tickets for this ride are $4 for adults, $3 for children. In the case of rain, the children’s hayride will take place on October 25.