Frightening Fun in Carroll County


Haunted forest


Malvern Scouting Alumni Association (MSAA) is sponsoring a Haunted Forest Oct. 14, 15 and 22 from 7-11 p.m.

The forest is located at the intersection of SR 183 and Reed St. in Malvern. MSAA organized the event and representatives say, “There will be plenty of frights to be had by all!”

Cost is $5 per person.

The group is also featuring a hayride. Cost is $2 per person. A car will be on site to smash for those needing to calm their nerves. Cost is five hits for $1. Participants can choose their favorite team Michigan or Ohio State.

A concession stand will be available on site. All proceeds benefit the Malvern Scouting program.



Harco House of Horrors


Remember how scary the halls of schools can be?

Harco House of Horrors is looking to put that scare in visitors to the haunted house, located in the old elementary school in Jewett.

The atmosphere will give visitors a scare in every room. The halls will provide a creepy take on the “Wizard of Oz” along with Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and more. The cafeteria has turned into a maze and participants have to find a way out.

Cost is $10 per person or if combined with the Wildcat Corn Maze, $15 for both activities.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tours begin at 7 p.m.

Volunteers have been roaming the haunted house since the village purchased it in 2012.

All proceeds go toward upkeep for the Jewett Wildcat Community Center and programs for children, such as Bitty Basketball.

Harco House of Horrors is located at 117 W. Main St., Jewett.




Wildcat Corn Maze


A fun fall event for the family is the Wildcat Corn Maze located at 89230 Scott Rd. outside Jewett.

An overview of the Wildcat Corn Maze near Jewett. (Submitted photo)

Owned and operated by Arba-Vue Farms and the Arbaugh family, the corn maze is open weekends in October. The maze is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.

The maze has doubled in size from previous years. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and over; $5 for kids under age 12.

To get to the corn maze, take the old Jewett Rd. and turn onto Scott Rd. by the Water Lagoon.

All proceeds benefit the Jewett Wildcat Community Center.



Hill of Horror


The Hill of Horror has something to frighten everyone.

Located at 130 Mound St., Sherrodsville, the 98-year-old former elementary school has turned into The Evil Elementary whose halls are bursting with frightening activity. Visitors can also take a ride on the Knife Hill Hayride.

Cost is: haunted schoolhouse, $15; hayride $10; or combo ticket for $20. The haunted attraction is open Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30, from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday from 7-10 p.m.

For those seeking more thrills, a 30-minute Zombie Paintball experience is available with everything you need to fight off a Zombie Apocalypse. It is an interactive paintball combat experience. Participants will get shot and dirty. Cost is $20 per person and by reservation only at 740-630-4844. Paintball is open Saturday and Sunday from noon until dusk.

The Hill of Horror offers a “Sunday Trifecta” to experience all three attractions for $30. Paintball is by reservation and guests are encouraged to bring a tent and chairs, pack a cooler and grill until nighttime festivities begin. A bonfire will be lit at dark. Call the above number for reservations and information.

Sunday Movie Night Special features a trip through The Evil Elementary and a hayride, plus a movie showing under the stars (weather permitting) at 9 p.m. Popcorn, hot dogs and beverages will be available to purchase. Participants may wish to bring blankets and/or chairs.

Repeat visitors should keep their used ticket to receive half off the next fright.

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Butchers Bloody Acres


Management at Butchers Bloody Acres plan to “scare you soon.”

The haunted attraction and trails is located at 3740 Whitacre Ave., Minerva, the sight of the former Spooky Trails which entertained visitors for 13 years.

New attractions have been added to the trails and the terrifying trip includes buildings and scary scenes. Participants will have to traverse a door maze and go through a maze inside a bus in the dark. A “Krampus” Christmas scene is another highlight along the trail.

When asked how long it takes to go through the trail, a representative said, “It depends on how fast you can run.” The representative noted, total time could be from 30-60 minutes depending on how people navigate the mazes, etc. They have had up to 400 people attend on Saturday nights.

Butchers Bloody Acres is open Thursday through Sunday and Halloween night. Normal hours are 7-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday nights and 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Cost is $10 per person.

A food truck will be on site Friday and Saturday nights the rest of October and a bonfire is lit to keep the “chills” away.

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