published Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Time is running out for some spooks - Oct. 27

The Headless Horseman is about to ride off into the sunrise. And he’s not alone. When dawn breaks Sunday, Oct. 27, more than half of the region’s haunted houses and Halloween attractions will rise no more. Here are 11 places facing their doom this weekend.

FINAL WEEKEND

ACRES OF DARKNESS

* Where: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road.

* Features: Haunted Trail for those who dare, plus family adventures.

* When: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $10-$20 (proceeds benefit Chattanooga Audubon Society).

* Phone: 423-892-3690.

* Website: www.ChattanoogaAudubon.org/acres-of-darkness.html.

BLOWING SCREAMS FARM

* Where: Blowing Springs Farm, 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga.

* Features: Roaming monsters, bonfires and wooded haunt.

* When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $16 one-time visit; $25 multiple visits (plus discounts on other activities), $20 Enchanted Maize/Blowing Screams combo.

* Phone: 706-820-2531.

* Website: www.blowingscreamsfarm.com.

BOO IN THE ZOO

* Where: Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

* Features: Family-style entertainment.

* When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26. (Dreamnight for special-needs visitors and caregivers today, Oct. 24; RSVP to 423-697-1319.)

* Admission: $8.95 adults, $6.95 seniors 65-74, $5.95 children 3-12; plus 25 cents per activity or $10 unlimited activities armband.

* Phone: 423-697-1322.

* Website: www.chattzoo.org.

EERIE EXPRESS

* Where: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road.

* Features: Train ride to “gentle thrills” funhouse for family activities.

* When: 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. departures Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $22 ages 2 and up.

* Phone: 423-894-8028.

* Website: www.tvrail.com.

GHOST TOWN & HAYRIDE

* Where: Mystery Dog Ranch, 975 Wooten Road, Ringgold, Ga.

* Features: Hayrides and ghost town haunted by Headless Horseman.

* When: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $10 (proceeds benefit Hozho Therapetuic Equestrian Services).

* Phone: 706-935-5559.

* Website: www.mysterydogranch.com.

HAUNTED ADVENTURE

* Where: 260 McGoffin Ave. (behind Piggly Wiggly), Spring City, Tenn.

* Features: Classic haunted house.

* When: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $10 (cash only; proceeds benefit Rhea County Rescue Squad).

* Website: www.rhearescuehaunt.com.

HAUNTED DEPOT

* Where: Ringgold, Ga.

* Features: Classic haunted house, plus ghost tours and hayrides.

* When: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $5 Haunted Depot, $3 hayride, $5 ghost tour.

* Website: www.Facebook.com/HauntedRinggold.

HAUNTED FUN HOUSE

* Where: Grand View RV Park & Cabins, 2406 Gap Road, Altamont, Tenn.

* Features: Classic haunted house.

* When: 7-9:30 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 25 (no-scares Family/Youth Night for ages 12 and younger) and Saturday, Oct. 26.

* Admission: $5.

* Phone: 931-692-3484.

* Website: www.grandviewrvpark.com.

HAUNTED HIDDEN HOLLOW

* Where: 949 Fred Tollett Road, Crossville, Tenn.

* Features: Haunted walks and hayrides.

* When: 7-11 p.m. CDT Oct. 25-26, plus Halloween, Oct. 31.

* Admission: $10 haunted wagon ride or guided haunted walk; free magic show by bonfire.

* Phone: 931-788-1731, 931-200-0266, 931-200-2683.

* Website: www.kmsconstruction.com/hauntedhiddenhollow.

LAKE WINNEPESPOOKAH

* Where: Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville.

* Features: Classic scares plus amusement park rides.

* When: 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $24 most, $10 ages 1-2, 55-up (includes gate admission, unlimited rides and all Halloween attractions).

* Phone: 706-866-5681.

* Website: www.lakewinnie.com.

TWISTED NIGHTMARES

* Where: 1968 U.S. 41, Pelham, Tenn.

* Features: Classic haunted house.

* When: 7 p.m.-midnight CDT Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26.

* Admission: $10 general, $20 front-of-the-line fast pass.

* Phone: 931-361-1310.

* Website: www.twistednightmares.net.

about Lisa Denton...

Lisa Denton is deputy features editor and content editor of Current. She previously was a lifestyle, entertainment and region reporter/pod leader for The Chattanooga Times, which she joined in 1983. Lisa is from Sale Creek and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Chattanooga State Community College. Contact Lisa at 423-757-6281 or ldenton@timesfreepress.com.

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