Halloween Happenings in Central Virginia

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

There are many upcoming Halloween and fall festivities in the Lynchburg area. These events include Scaremare, Candlelight tours and a Haunted Harvest Cornfield.

Scaremare, hosted by Liberty University, will be running Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28. The event is known for its funhouse rooms and scenes of death which raise questions of what happens after we die. Each trip through Scaremare lasts approximately 40 minutes. The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and remain open through 11 p.m. Students who show their college ID on Thursday nights will receive discounted tickets for $5 apiece. Tickets can be purchased at the gates with cash only. The event is being hosted at 2300 Carroll Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501. For further inquiries, contact (434) 582-2180, or for discounted group tickets contact (434) 582-7328.

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Illustration by Genevieve Griffin

Old City Cemetery will be hosting their tenth Candlelight tour during the weekends of Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 as well. Each tour consists of actors in historically accurate costumes. There are six tours every night, starting at 6:10 p.m. and lasting through 7:50 p.m. Each tour is $18. The tour location is 401 Taylor St., Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

 

Finally, Layman Family Farms is hosting a Haunted Harvest Cornfield during Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. The tour will feature different scary situations involving strobe lights, loud music and even areas of no light at all. Gates open each night at 7:30 p.m. and run until 11:30 p.m. The event is being held at the farm, located at 1815 Mountain View Church Rd., Blue Ridge, Va. 24064. For any questions, contact  (540) 947-2844.