Something from the farm

Oct 262010
Authors: Anna Baldwin

I’m not going to lie, when I heard that the maze at Something From the Farm was called the “Fear at the Farm,” I thought I’d be laughing my way through it.

Not only did I scream a couple of times from fear while among the corn, but the maze was also quite the workout too.

To supplement the creep characters lurking within the stalks, there were obstacles that attendees have to work their way through in order to reach the end.

The first obstacle involved a ladder that had to be climbed to the top of a platform.

Then at the top of the platform the only way down was a slide that would bring you to the ground through a set of strobe lights.

I admit, it was quite difficult to make myself drop through space down the steep pitch of the slide, especially since I didn’t know what was awaiting me at the bottom.

This just adds to the experience. Make sure you go with a lot of people so you can fight and push over who has to lead the way.

After a few dead ends and other scary surprises, you come to another ladder, platform, and slide structure. This one’s not so bad, as you know the drill already.

My favorite part of the experience was the rope swing you have to use to swing over a small ditch.
Strobe lights and an inevitable swing into darkness make this part of the maze the most exhilarating.

I won’t give anything away, but the creepy characters and hidden monsters in the maze made sure you didn’t leave without screaming at least once.

Old Town Scare Haunted House

There is a lot to this haunted house that makes it special.

Don’t be alarmed by the multiple warnings and rules advertised before you enter. These are just precautionary, although they are not kidding; flashing lights are abundant throughout.

It’s not just strobe lights, though. Other instances of extreme lighting and extreme darkness are utilized to add to the experience. I’d recommend the experience just for how aesthetically pleasing the whole thing is.

During my time in the building I found myself constantly thinking how cool the fog from the fog machines looked through the lights.

The tone of the whole experience was also great. To add to the fog and lights, music and hauntingly cool pictures were used to set the mood. It was obvious that a lot of work was put into the production of this haunted house.

Even though it was kind of cliché and cheesy, I did like the Halloween-themed sound effects that seemed to echo, especially at the end.

I won’t give anything away, but make sure you go with people you are comfortable with so that you can squeeze their hands tight, or even grab them in a bone-crushing hug.

The time spent having your heart stopped due to something jumping out at you or just being creeped out in general is not too much or too little. Props to everyone that helped put together the Old Town Scare.

Staff writer Anna Baldwin can be reached at

Go to the mazes this halloween

Old Town Scare

  • Where: 320 Walnut St., in the old Goodwill
  • When: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7-10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 7-11:30 p.m. The last day is the 31st
  • Price: $13 per person

Something at the Farm

  • Where: 7755 Greenstone Trail
  • When: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 
  • Price: $15
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