Monday, November 7, 2016 (Issue #2)
by Erica M. Stevens, Arts and Entertainment Editor
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Lake Compounce is carving out fun this month letting us eat, drink, and be scary. Ghastly roller coasters, a chilly, crisp breeze, and haunted ghouls and goblins unfold into an evening of nefarious delight. The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is back for its 17th season, enticing both children and adults to the biggest Halloween trail in New England.
Roam the mile-long trail, meet over 200 eerie actors, and scream your way through an unforgettable evening. Said General Manager Jerry Brick, “The Graveyard is nine separate areas, and takes almost 40 minutes to go through it.” He went on to say, “The Graveyard detail at night is amazing. The guests often get dressed up as well, so it has such a great feel throughout.”
The Graveyard started 23 years ago when a father’s daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Unable to go trick-or-tricking, he was determined to give his daughter a memorable experience. He built a display in his yard, intriguing friends and passerby alike. Six years later, it had grown so large, it was moved to Lake Compounce, and continues to intrigue adrenaline junkies throughout New England.
The Haunted Graveyard is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout October from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Tickets for the Graveyard are $25.99 for adults, $20.99 for children under 11. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.hauntedgraveyard.com.