Haunted Acres Hayride at Heaven Hill kicks off

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:29

    Vernon — Just like never waking from your worst nightmare, the Haunted Acres Hayride won’t let you escape the ravenous carnage of the lost souls who linger in the cornfields at Heaven Hill Farm every Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. from Oct. 1 through 30. Mutations, zombies, side-show rejects, killer clowns…all and more are hiding in the eerie shadows of the Haunted Acres Hayride. These hungry and tormented creatures are in search of their next victims to transform into another freak show attraction. No mercy is offered from these relentless and unforgiving night dwellers of the dark as they hunt. “The theme of the haunted hayride has taken a new direction this year. It’s more realistic than ever,” states Michael Paulson, creative director of the Haunted Acres Hayride. “You know when you wake up from a really bad nightmare, but have to keep looking over your shoulder because you’re just not sure that it wasn’t real? Well, when you dare to ride on this year’s haunted hayride, you won’t want to look over your shoulder. The fear is real. The fear is walking, creeping and very alive.” The Haunted Acres Hayride is the longest-running haunted hayride attraction in northern New Jersey. Get your tickets to the haunted hayride sideshow early and conveniently on-line this year at www.hauntedacreshayride.com through Ticket Leap. Step right up to a VIP fast pass upgrade and you can move up to the front of the line and get your scare on quicker. “Buying tickets ahead of time for the haunted hayride guarantees you a seat on the wagon to see both human and inhuman oddities up close,” states Paulson. For those who enjoy more mild mannered thrills, a daytime hayride across farm country to our pumpkin patch is a must. Now through Oct. 30, the Pumpkin Land Festival offers affordable fun for the whole family. Enjoy more than 20 activities all day long like jaunts through the corn field maze, the hay maze or the Boo barn, cheering on the pig races, visiting with farm animals, carnival rides, Gem Mining and much more included in a day’s admission. Established in 1982, Heaven Hill Farm is a 150-acre working farm and full service garden center offering annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, gardening supplies, seasonal produce, patio and pool furniture, sheds and seasonal gift-ware. In addition to the Haunted Acres Hayride, Heaven Hill is host to yearly events including the Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest, Vernon Earth Fest, Mother’s Day Marketplace, Flowers On The Farm, the SCA Flower and Mulch Fundraiser, the Most Beautiful Garden Contest, Educational School & Group Tours, Seasonal Outdoor Furniture Tent Sales, the What The Hay Contest, the Pumpkin Land Festival, Pick Your Own Pumpkin Hayrides and the “Scare Away Cancer” Fundraiser. For additional information and directions, contact Heaven Hill Farm at 973-764-5144, www.heavenhillfarm.com or www.hauntedacreshayride.com.