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By Ryan Ostry
Staff Reporter 

Plainfield Park District to hold Haunted Hayrides

District is hosting a two-day event on Oct. 25 and 26 called "Haunted Hayrides Scaring Up Chills"

 

Last updated 10/23/2019 at 5:38pm

With spooky season officially in full effect, the city of Plainfield is getting in on the fun.

The Plainfield Park District is hosting a two-day event on Oct. 25 and 26 called "Haunted Hayrides Scaring Up Chills".

"We used to do some years ago but this is the first time we've done it in quite awhile," said Communications Coordinator Brock Stein. "We're hoping that after this year it becomes very successful again so it can become an annual event for our community."

The event that is located at Eaton Preserve, 23601 W. 135th Street is not just available for kids, but for teens and adults as well.

A family friendly version of the haunted hayride will run from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. both of those nights, and then a more traditional and scarier version for teens and adults will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. both nights as well.

There will be eight scenes for those in attendance to enjoy, including a haunted playground, a cemetery, a scene of witches, a haunted campground, trapped individuals, scary clowns, mad scientists and creepy holiday characters.

"We have a lot of kids from local high schools who are volunteering to participate as zombies and people who are out in the field to provide the scares for those who attend," Stein said. As of now, around 100 people are already pre-registered, but it's not too late to sign up.

Non-residents and onsite registration for the event is $15.

Those who do not want to spend the $15 onsite, can save $5 by pre-registering for the event, and to participate as an actor, the age requirement is 13 and up.

The event for those who want to enjoy a spooky hayride is for ages two and up, and children 12 and under require adult chaperone.

Hayrides depart approximately every 15 minutes, so even though the event happens rain or shine, the spooky experience will not have those waiting too long.

To sign up, contact Misty Bartlett at [email protected] with any questions regarding the haunted hayride.

"Halloween seems to be the event, especially lately, that everybody loves a lot," said Recreation Supervisor Misty Bartlett.

"Our volunteers are really excited to provide the scares and I know those who will be on the hayride are very excited to get scared."

 

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