› What: Aftermath at Lake Winnepe-Spookah
› Where: 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga.
› When: 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October; 5-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29
› Admission: $26 plus tax
› More information: 706-866-5681
Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park has been thrilling guests for more than 90 years with attractions like the Cannon Ball roller coaster and the OH-Zone.
In October, however, the family amusement park offers a different kind of thrills and chills with hair-raising Halloween fun for boys and ghouls of all ages during Lake WinnepeSpookah. The theme park thriller opens Friday, Oct. 6, and will continue each Friday and Saturday through October, in addition to one Sunday night, Oct. 29.
Guests this month at Lake WinnepeSpookah will be immersed in the dark surprises that await in Aftermath. They will be surrounded by the haunting after-effects of fires that ravaged a legendary carnival fairground that may have stood in the area.
"When walking through Aftermath, the paranormal is all around you," describes Talley Green, park spokeswoman. "The spirits from a legendary fire remain ever-present in the ashes of what happened in 1880."
The faint of heart need not fear, for along with the terrifying scares of the Aftermath, there will be plenty of fun, laughter and surprises all over the park for all ages. The park's popular antique carousel, stomach-churning Twister and other rides will be open for guests to enjoy under the night sky. Unlimited rides are included in park admission of $26.
For more information: www.lakewinnie.com.
ACRES OF DARKNESS HAUNTED WOODS AND FAMILY ADVENTURE
› Where: Audubon Acres, 900 N Sanctuary Road
› When: 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Oct. 13
› Admission: $15
THE HAUNTED BARN
› Where: 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn.
› When: 7 p.m.-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays
› Admission: $20
› Where: 8235 Highway 58 in Harrison
› When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays
› Admission: $20