Fall fun awaits High Country families


By Jesse Campbell - jcampbell@jeffersonpost.com



(photo by Jesse Campbell) Looking for something to do this fall? Check out the Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival in Beaver Creek.


ASHE COUNTY-Looking for something fun to do this fall?

Ashe County has you covered.

From pumpkin festivals and corn mazes to haunted houses and trick-or-treating traipses, you will not be rudderless while looking for autumnal adventures in the Lost Province.

Spooky fun

Ashe County has become a favorite haunt for ghouls and goblins in recent years. Two newly reformed haunted houses are sure to fright in the weekends leading up to Halloween.

After a one-year hiatus, the Lansing Haunted House is reorganizing to conjure up spooky family fun.

Brian Babcock, of Zero Effect Productions, is this year’s crypt keeper and has promised to return the haunted house to all of its former glory.

“We are really excited to bring it back to town,” he said. “We missed it last year, I know a lot of people in the county missed that creativity happening. We are personally satisfied and excited this will come back. It will be a new spin. We are going to bring a lot of personality to it. We will have a lot of fire spinners. We will be bringing a different type of burner feel to the event. A lot of people spoke with were sad it was gone, so we are real happy it’s coming back.”

The haunted house will be open every Friday and Saturday in October from 6-10 p.m. The price of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids less than 6 years of age.

Organizers are still looking for volunteers with a wide of breadth of skills. If you are an artist or would simply just like to help out, call (704) 791-1119.

If the Lansing Haunted House doesn’t quench your thirst for adrenaline filled scary fun, check out the Haunted Factory in West Jefferson.

Located in the old Catawissa Lumber building behind the West Jefferson Fire Department, the Haunted Factory features 40 dedicated actors that have worked fervently since last year’s inaugural run to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages.

“It’s been expanded this year to provide more ghoulish frights and delights,” demon-ring-leader Steve Farrington boasts.

If this year’s line-up of goblins and axe murderers doesn’t send chills down your spine, you might want to check your pulse, as the haunted factory features countless heart-stopping moments and harrowing encounters with monsters from the underworld.

If you are bold enough to venture to this factory of fear, you can catch the haunted crew at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in October. The Haunted Factory kicks off this weekend on both nights. Admission is $7.

Corn mazes

Ghost chasing isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for something a little slower paced and focused more on seasonal fun, check out the area’s corn mazes for a different kind of challenge.

The Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival has returned at 2152 Beaver Creek School Road in West Jefferson. The fall extravaganza is opened from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. each Sunday until Oct. 29. Admission is $10 per person. Groups of 15 or more receive a reduced admission price of $8. Children less than three years of age get in free.

The list of featured activities is nearly endless. The festival offers paintball safari, knocker ball, corn canons and sling shots, a bounce house, hay ride, traditional sports, marshmallow roast and several other activities.

Reach Jesse Campbell at (336) 846-7164.

(photo by Jesse Campbell)
Looking for something to do this fall? Check out the Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival in Beaver Creek.
http://www.jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_pumpkins.jpg(photo by Jesse Campbell)
Looking for something to do this fall? Check out the Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival in Beaver Creek.

By Jesse Campbell

jcampbell@jeffersonpost.com

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