Donna - Thirteen years ago Gene Webb had a dream of creating an outdoor haunt to showcase his love of all things Halloween and have a little fun scaring people as well. I don't think he had any idea at the time just how amazing and successful that haunt would grow to be. Located on a farm a few short miles south of Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky, this combination outdoor/indoor haunt puts the "Treat" in Trick or Treat. It is a largely family friendly (may be a bit intense for very young children) hayride through a dark and ominous corn field with shocks around every bend. Actors get on the hayride as you move through the field and threaten the screaming passengers from all sides of the wagon. You slowly move down a wooded path into a creepy village with numerous surprises and spectacles, each more terrifying than the last. Just when you think you are safely out of the woods, you are chased by another....I won't spoil all the surprises. I can tell you that when the ride comes to an end, you are shaking, laughing, and relieved to be alive! Best, most fun outdoor hayride in the tri-state!
The Farmers Revenge is an indoor haunt not to be missed and, although fairly short due to limited space, is one of my favorite indoor haunts due to the simplicity and old school haunted house charm. The actors are very convincing and the dark areas are truly scary. This place actually scared me a time or two and I am a very hard person to scare.
If you go to just one outdoor haunt this Halloween season, go to Sandyland Acres. Stroll around the grounds and visit all the fun scenes Gene has built to set the atmosphere. Then, when you get up the courage, get in line for the hayride. This is Halloween as it was meant to be, built by a lover of Halloween. Great job, Gene!