What would Halloween be without a little scare? All throughout western North Carolina you will find various haunted house and excursions pop up during the month of October. With the backdrop of the beautiful mountains and the isolation provided with living in the middle of nowhere, it is no surprise that people come to this area for a good scare. There are several attractions that make my list of must see’s, but one place in particular is the Haunted Farm.

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-12-10-32-amClaiming to be western North Carolina’s scariest attraction, it doesn’t disappoint. The Haunted Farm is located fifteen minutes from Asheville and includes fifty minutes of terror through the three main parts of the farm. The terrifying trip takes you through the woods, the farm, and the haunted hayride. If you’re brave enough you can explore the haunted trail, the meat house, the demon hay shed, and the slaughterhouse. Various volunteers are dressed as the creatures and ghosts haunting the farm in an attempt to scare you. The thrill of it is how good they are at building the suspense with the setting and the gory backdrop. My personal favorite aspect of the tour is the exploration of the haunted buildings.

I spent my childhood years wandering through these woods and exploring abandoned farms. Just shifting through the debris left behind in the broken and run down sheds and buildings was enough to give me the creeps especially in the isolated location of western North Carolina. Add the horror element and the excellent costumes and make up worn by the volunteers and you’re sure to experience the stuff nightmares are made out of.

The Haunted Farm is open on the weekends from dark until midnight. Tickets are priced at $20 per person and are cash only. They offer parking for $3 on site.

For more information visit:

The Haunted Farm

624 Townsend Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

http://www.nchauntedfarm.com/

The Haunted Farm

624 Townsend Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792