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Three Spooky Halloween Events Give Claremont Towers Residents the Chills

Lots of chills and thrills can be found close to the luxury apartment complex

The onset of fall ushers in a plethora of fun activities. Sports fans are excited to have college and professional football begin, and harvest festivals become a regular destination for family enjoyment. One of the best aspects of fall is that the holiday season kicks off in earnest with Halloween. This ghoulish holiday is enjoyed by both the young and old, and Americans spent a staggering $9 billion for the holiday in 2018. (1) Whether it’s picking out a costume, seeing a scary movie, or visiting a haunted house attraction, people can’t just get enough chills and thrills during the month of October. Fortunately for residents of the luxurious Claremont Towers apartment complex in Hillsborough, New Jersey, there are three fun locations found nearby that offer up the requisite frights.

One popular Halloween destination for the 39,702 individuals living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is Scare Farm at Norz Hill Farm. (2) Scare Farm operates from 6:30pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as from 6:30pm to 9pm on Sundays, in October and the last weekend of September. (3) This real life farm features three ghoulish attractions for those living at Claremont Towers to enjoy: Creepy Hollow, Slay Ride, and Paranoia. The legend behind Scare Farm is that it once belonged to Old Eli, a humorless and harsh man, who secretly killed people and placed them as scarecrows in his corn fields. The corn that came from his farm had an unusual red coloring due to the blood of the victims seeping into the ground. Creepy Hollow is a haunted corn trail where the decaying scarecrows were found that visitors walk through. The Slay Ride is a nighttime hayride that lets visitors experience the mad events that took place within the cursed farm. Paranoia is another spooky corn trail that will make visitors face their darkest and deepest fears.

Another popular Halloween destination for residents of Claremont Towers is Dracula’s Domain in Jackson, New Jersey. This spooky attraction is open every weekend in October from 7pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 7pm to 10pm on Sundays. (4) Dracula’s Domain features four activities: Haunted Hayride, Dead End Corn Maze, Psycho Path, and Buried Alive. The Haunted Hayride is a creepy hayride through 66 acres in the bowels of the Pine Barrens. The Psycho Path is a walking path with many jump scares while the Dead End Corn Maze is notoriously difficult with many twists and turns, not to mention lots of ghosts and ghouls. Buried Alive is a new challenge where visitors can see if they can escape a sealed coffin within three minutes before the gravediggers show up to bury them alive.

Farm of Horrors is another great Halloween location to visit. This creepy attraction is open weekends from September 27th through November 2nd. (5) Farm of Horrors features four different activities: Hayride of Horror, Trail of Terror, Massacre Maize, and Carnevil of Chaos. Hayride of Horror is a 45-minute hayride through 200 acres of frightening haunted locations. Visitors are then dropped off to find their way through the Trail of Terror, which makes its way through a graveyard filled with monsters, ghosts, and zombies. Massacre Maize features casual running through a corn field as the area is haunted by a tribe of cannibal zombies. Carnevil of Chaos features a refugee center and decontamination lab that tried to cure the zombie virus but failed. Now the center is overrun.

Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers says, “One of the things I love about October is that you can celebrate Halloween the entire month. There are many farms found throughout our neck of the woods, and many of these farms are converted into places of horror during Halloween. Scare Farm, Dracula’s Domain, and Farm of Horrors all offer some chilling hayrides that will get your blood pumping. I have to say walking through rows of corn stalks at night while actors are doing their best to scare you is both creepy and fun at the same time. Personally, I’m looking forward to trying the Buried Alive challenge at Farm of Horrors, and the Dead End Corn Maze at Dracula’s Domain is always a challenge to find your way out. I do have to say that I love Scare Farm as they have a great, blood-soaked backstory that ties all their activities together. I should also note that Hillsborough is hosting a children’s Halloween party on October 27th with a haunted house and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. The Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest takes place on October 29th and features a lot of cute dogs dressed in costumes as well as a canine parade. No matter which direction you go from Claremont Towers, you’ll find a chilling Halloween event to enjoy.” (6)

References:
1) https://www.thebalance.com/halloween-spending-statistics-facts-and-trends-3305716
2) https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/hillsboroughtownshipsomersetcountynewjersey
3) http://www.scarefarm.com/dates.htm
4) http://www.draculasdomain.net/tickets
5) http://www.farmofhorrors.com/calendar/
6) Quote from Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers

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