LEWISBURG W.Va. (WVDN) – Taso Stavrakis and Dawn Kieninger opened the haunted hayride on their “Hollow Hills Farm” during the Halloween season of 2020.
With the restrictions on life, the couple had this to say; “We felt bad for the kids who couldn’t go trick or treating and decided a wagon ride in the open air for individual families couldn’t be that hazardous.”
Also hosts of the infamous Renaissance Festival, the farm is located on Route 60, eight miles west of Lewisburg; 23403 Midland Trail East.
A part of the original Midland Trail wagon road traverses the farm as a sunken path between two fields, created by ancient bison and their hunters, soldiers and explorers of The Appalachian Trail.
“It seemed like a perfect setting for a haunted hayride, or simply an October outing to enjoy the splendor of Autumn.”
The hayride is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. while it’s still light for leaf peepers and those with younger children and gets spookier as night approaches. It’s approximately a half-mile round trip, and the wagon runs continuously, from 5-8 p.m., Friday-Sunday.
Additionally, Hollow Hills Farm has lots more to enjoy like a spooky maze (that boasts a little more creepy for you after nightfall) and carnival-style games such as ax throwing and darts.
On the property, you will find “The Castle Kitchen Food Truck” serving frightfully delicious hot sandwiches, yummy fried desserts and tasty beverages.
For a few days in October, you may be able to reminisce with settlers, farmers or soldiers who want to share their spooky stories with you. Watch out for the ax!
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