Is it just us, or is the haunted hayride an incredibly underrated Halloween activity? There’s something about the combination of fall feels and haunted Halloween scares that we just love. Plus, there’s the part where you get to sit down and hug your knees to your chest if you so choose. Go with a date, bring the whole crew, show the kids what real fear looks like, or heck! go by yourself. Let us know how that goes for ya. Here’s where to look if you’re looking for haunted hayrides to check out in the next couple weeks:
The Haunted Hayride at Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY / beckerfarms.com
2017 Dates: October – 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
This time of year, Becker Farms pulls out all the stops for their Haunted Hayride and phylotec. Tickets are $10 per person and include both the Haunted Hayride and Phylotec. To make the night even more unforgettable, for an additional $75 you can reserve a campfire for your group to enjoy after the hayride, which is pretty baller IMO. They will light the fire and provide wood to keep it going all. night. long. The best party? You can BYO refreshments to enjoy around the fire. Also, groups of 20 or more can reserve a time for the hayride to start, so they don’t have to wait in line and can enter at discounted pricing too. If you have 20 friends this sounds like a no-brainer to us. Hayrides are weather permitting.
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm Haunted Hayride
6920 Nash Road, Wheatfield, NY / wheatfieldpumpkinfarm.com
2017 Dates: October – 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th
Time: Haunted hayrides start at dusk and continue until close, leaving every 15 to 20 minutes.
This pumpkin farm has ample opportunities coming up on Friday and Saturday nights until Halloween weekend for a good scare on a hayride. Tickets are just $7 for kids 16 & under and $9 for adults. If you’re looking for something a bit less frightening, visit from 12 – 4pm for a mini corn maze, play area, and family hayride.
Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St
6319 Sommerville Valley Road Ellicottville, NY / nightmarehayride.com
2017 Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from – .
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Last admission is at 9:30 pm.
Nightmare Hayride is a twenty-five minute tractor-drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path. Once you have successfully finished the hayride you actually exit off into a haunted maze on one acre of land. You’ll end up in the haunted barn which features a “vortex tunnel”. All of these haunts take roughly 40 minutes total, plus the spot offers a cook shack with food for sale. Tickets are $20 per person and kids under 5 are free. No reservations are necessary and tractors run continuously.