This past weekend we made the drive out to Chino, CA to check out a couple of Halloween events that had received really great word of mouth. Normally we wouldn't make the drive out this far but since we were already in OC, and a lot of the smaller haunts there don't start until this weekend, we figured we'd head inland a bit.
And we are sure glad we did! They were both fantastic and worth the visit.
Fear in 3D
Our first stop was Fear in 3D in Chino Hills. This was our first stop because it began at 5:00pm and would give us a great head-start on our night of Halloween fun.
We had a blast at Fear in 3D.
For more information on this event, check out their website here.
Our second event on Saturday was just a mile or two from Fear in 3D and was Dark Harvest at Frosty's Forest. This was a full-fledged Halloween fun fair with rides, multiple corn mazes, photo ops, food and much more!
We arrived a bit early since Dark Harvest didn't begin until 7:00, so we had some time to explore!
Our video of Dark Harvest. I cut out a bit of the darker spots in the corn maze, but not too many. You can use your phone flashlight in the maze, but we opted not to. We wanted the full effect!
And I will say, the talent got me twice in here. Which is VERY rare considering how many Halloween events we do every year. But thank you to the ones who did. I always like to get it good at least once a season. =)
If you're going to experience Dark Harvest, we HIGHLY SUGGEST getting there right at 7:00pm. Meaning, you're in line for Dark Harvest no later than 7:00pm. When we left about 7:45pm or so, the line for Dark Harvest and at the entrance to the Pumpkin patch was huge.
We had such a great time at Dark Harvest. The corn maze was spectacular, each scene was unique and fun and the talent was amazing.
Last week we finally made it out to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and a great return to the town of Midnight Falls. This years event is in a new location, but it seems much bigger this year.
Written by Gregg Condon
The event has really outdone itself in creating the fictional town of Midnight Falls and creating a fantastic Halloween festival within that town. And even if you don't want to do the Hayride or the mazes, you can still go into the "town" to enjoy the townsfolks, the shows (featuring the amazing Monte Revolta) and of course lots of food to enjoy. We truly had a great time at this years event. Don't miss it! But get there early, parking in Griffith Park is always "fun".
Our first stop of the night was the Hayride itself. This seemed to be a bit shorter this year length-wise, but scene wise we think there were actually more. There's just more room for the event in this location and it serves the hayride very well.
We really loved the event this year, and it's great to see the theme of the Hayride grow each and every year.
We hope it continues to expand for years to come!
For more information about the LA Haunted Hayride, check out the link here.
Over the next few weeks we will be vising quite a few home haunts and yard displays. We want to make sure you can check some of these out as well so we'll be posting some pictures and where you can find them.
As always, you can check out the Southern California Haunt List for lots of Halloween fun. But there are a LOT more out there. If you find anything good, let us know!
We'll be adding to this post as we visit more.
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Haunted on Hope
Location - 6190 Hope St, Simi Valley, CA
Dates and Times - Oct. 9-31: 6p-11p
Pirate’s Cave Haunt
Location - 2548 East Garfield Ave - Orange, CA
Dates and Times - October 16, 17, 22-24, 29-31: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Fri-Sat / 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sun
The Pirates Cave is a CANNOT MISS event this year. It's truly amazing what they've done in their house. Make the drive to Orange from wherever you are.
Click here for more details of this amazing haunt.
Location - 7671 Volga Dr. #2 - Huntington Beach, CA
Dates and Times - Oct 7 - Nov 1: 7:00pm - 12:00am