A new Halloween tradition is hoping to get started with a haunted trail that promises to be filled with scares and terror throughout. Enter if you dare!
The Golden Agricultural Society will be hosting the Halloween Haunted Trail in Kumsheen Park on October 31 from 7:00 p.m. to11:00 p.m. The trail is described as a four and a half minute walk of terror including 70 feet of complete darkness filled with fog machines and scares throughout and designated scarers set up throughout the tunnel to jump out. Organizer Andonia Reynolds said they wanted to make it as authentically Halloween as possible.
“We don’t want to be in the orange and the kid like stuff,” Reynolds said.
While the event is being advertised as a family event for both adults and children, there will be a lot of great scares. Reynolds said the scares will be toned down for the smaller kids, but as the night goes on and it gets later into the evening, the scares will increase.
We just really want to scare people,” said co-organizer Cherisse Feldberg.
Those who make it through the entire tunnel will find themselves at the witches hut where they will be awarded a bag of candy as a prize, while those who didn’t make it will get a smaller bag of candy.
With the entire walk only lasting ten minutes, Reynolds and Feldberg say it’s a great addition to your Halloween night. “You can stop by after trick-or-treating, before you go, or during. If your tradition is to go home and watch a scary movie stop by first. You don’t have to spend the whole night.” Reynolds said.
In addition to the tunnel, there will be a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest where you bring your pumpkin already carved to the event and judges will decide which one they like most. Prizes and gift baskets will be awarded to the winners.
The idea for the event came from Feldberg’s husband. It was a vision he’s always wanted to create. Growing up there was an event similar that he would attend and after sharing the idea with his wife and Reynolds, they decided to try it themselves. They thought it would be a great way to involve the community and to show the community who they are.
“We don’t really have any family community events based around Halloween,” Reynolds said. “We wanted to put an event together. It’s for both adults and kids”
Seeing a new event in Golden is exciting and Reynolds said she hopes to see a lot of support from the community and to see people having a good time.
“I’m excited to see the excitement of the people, not just the kids, but the excitement of the people of something new and something fun and something we will be improving every year,” Reynolds said.
Feldberg says she’s excited to start a new tradition in Golden. As she has gone to different businesses to talk about the event, she said a lot of them show excitement at a new Halloween activity. A lot of adults are eager to be scared.
“It’s a time to let the adults be kids.” Reynolds said.
The event will be by donation and donations will go towards the Golden Agricultural Society as well as towards planing for next year.
We hope to make this an annual event and a part of the communities tradition,” Reynolds said.
The Golden Agricultural Society was started in July of this year to help promote local producers and farmers.