Halloween best night for a fright

lshirley@macon.comOctober 25, 2013 


Frights await at the Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

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Middle Georgians seeking thrills this Halloween have their choice of haunts and horrors.

The Museum of Aviation Foundation and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame have teamed up to scare guests at their Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail, located next to the museum in Warner Robins.

“We wanted a new fundraising idea, and we wanted to reach a younger demographic, teenagers to young adults,” Museum of Aviation Foundation Finance Director Jenny Maas said, adding that the property behind the old Shannon’s Café owned by the foundation features woods and several buildings that inspired the haunted trail idea.

“There’s a huge old house that people go by, but not in, and it’s probably the creepiest house I’ve ever seen,” she said.

Guests are advised to wear proper footwear for the 15-minute walk along the trail through the woods and buildings. Frights along the trail include spiders, clowns, zombies, a cemetery and a hospital.

Details about the trail can be found below, along with these other Halloween happenings:

“Thriller” Dance and Zombie Parade: 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Come watch as a group of ghouls and zombies perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. Street party following the performance. Free. 478-254-5497.

Perry Haunted Barn: 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 30-31, and Nov. 1-2, 2235 U.S. 41 North, Perry. Three different events: the barn, the attic and the zombie zone. 478-951-6569. www.perryhauntedbarn.com. $15 barn, $8 attic, $10 zombie zone; $30 all three.

Underworld Haunted House: 7 p.m. ticket sales start, 8 p.m. doors open, Oct. 25-26, 29-31, and Nov. 1-2, 366 Sixth St. $15 regular admission, $22 fast pass admission; $2 military and student discount.

Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail: 8-11 p.m. Oct. 25-27, and 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30-31, in the wooded area next to the Museum of Aviation, behind the vacant restaurant building, Warner Robins. Children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. The trail will include a variety of scares in the woods as well as a number of haunted barns. www.museumofaviation.org. 478-923-6600. $13 per person.

Lake Joy Trails of Terror: Sunset until the last person leaves, Oct. 25-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 428 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen. 478-338-4062.

Spirits in October: 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Meet the spirits whose destinies were tied, for good or ill, to the number 13 on a guided one-hour stroll through the cemetery. Tours leave every 15 minutes. $20 per person; $18 seniors or military; $10 students age 10 and older; free for children younger than 10. For tickets, visit www.riversidecemetery.com or call 478-301-5470.

Trek or Treat Race: 8:30 a.m. 5K; 9:30 a.m. candy mile for kids; Oct. 26, Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Trek or Treat is a costumed race. Event includes Howl-O-Ween pet parade where dogs can dress up and walk the route. 5K registration: $20, includes T-shirt. Candy mile registration: $10, includes trick or treat T-shirt and bucket. Howl-O-Ween dog registration: $10, includes dog bandana. Register at www.jayshope.org.

Free Halloween Comic Book Day: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26, Avalon Comics, 2384 Ingleside Ave. Free. 478-254-2749.

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest: 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Macon Dog Park, corner of Adams and Chestnut streets, downtown Macon. Several costume categories. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. $3 entry fee for the first dog and $1 for each additional dog.

Fort Hawkins Halloween Ghost Watch: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Emery Highway. Discover why the fort is an authentic haunted historic site, learn the legend of the Jack-O-Lantern and hear ghost stories around the campfire. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free admission.

Halloween 3:16: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and 11 a.m. Nov. 3, PPK Baptist Church, 8964 Thomaston Road. Drama presentation on the life of Christ by children ages 5-18. All children will be given a bag of candy at the end of the presentation. 478-397-8614. Free.

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