I had the pleasure of being invited to attend Scare Valley Farms, a Halloween haunt and haunted hayride at Bear Valley Farms in the mountains of Big Bear, California. While I only live two hours from Big Bear I had never been up there before, so I was thrilled to finally make the trek to Big Bear and visit Scare Valley Farms this Halloween season! Check out my review of this Halloween haunt and haunted hayride and photos of the event below:
Boot Hill Cemetery
One of the creepy denizens of Boot Hill
Headless coachman and undead horse
The big red barn where the carnival-inspired maze awaits, which you must
pass through (and survive) before boarding your hayride
The haunt is open on Fridays and Saturdays from now until November 2nd, 2018. For younger attendees, the haunt features two Twilight Tours at 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM for a less scary experience. For those brave souls 12 years of age and older, the scary tours start at 7:30 PM. The tour times sell out as they keep the groups small, so get your tickets in advance!
The ghost town electric chair, where live executions are held
Another unfortunate victim
Entrance to the Undead Swamp, where all manner of unpleasant scares await
The residents of the ghost town are simply dying to meet you!
About to enter the main attraction - I couldn't get any photos inside or on the
hayride since it was so dark, plus I don't want to spoil any surprises!
One of the monsters posed for me in this cut-out!
I'm your boogieman
Bear Valley Mine Co.
When we finally escaped the Slaughter House, we arrived back to the main haunt area, where we were treated to a live, electrifying execution of a madman. We took some time to wander around some more and visit with all the wonderful scare actors (they were all creepy and incredible). All in all, the experience took about an hour, and as soon as it was over I just wanted to do it all over again!
Scare Valley Farms was one of the most fun haunt experiences I have had all season! It is truly something spooktacularly special and so well done from start to finish. Everything from the sets to the mini haunts to the scare actors to the main haunt to the hayride and so on was amazing! This was such an entertaining and unique experience, I highly recommend checking it out if you can make it out to Big Bear. I actually rented out a cabin nearby so we could make a weekend out of it, which is definitely the way to go as Big Bear is gorgeous this time of year (just remember to pack warm clothes as it gets chilly at night).
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Bear Valley Farms!