Interact Club sets up Haunted Orchard in Bridgeport

Interact Club sets up Haunted Orchard in Bridgeport

October 26th, 2012 by Ryan Lewis in Life Entertainment

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- The South Pittsburg High School Interact Club will host events the next two weekends to raise money for local charities.

Saturday, students and volunteers will transform an area on Summer House Mountain in Bridgeport, Ala., into the Haunted Orchard. It will be open from 7 to 10:30 p.m. CDT.

Interact Club sponsor Mary Dawkins said all proceeds from the event will become donations from the club to area charities.

"The Haunted Orchard provides the Interact Club members with a fun project, because the kids love getting together to set up and dress up for the event," she said.

Tickets for the event are $6 each and include a hot dog, chili, chips and a drink. Children under 5 years old get in free.

"The Haunted Orchard has a great atmosphere and provides family fun," club co-sponsor Elizabeth Mount said. "This also is a great community event. The residents from Summer House Mountain join in to help decorate. Some are tour guides, and some even dress in costume to be a part of the event."

The club also will organize a dog walk on Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. CDT at Kimball Park in Kimball, Tenn., to raise money for Marion Animal Resource Connect.

For more information about either fundraiser, call 423-605-0706.

Ryan Lewis is based in Marion County. Contact him at ryanlewis34@gmail.com.

More Halloween Haunts

Where else is haunted this weekend? Plenty of places, most of which have been honing their fright nights for the past month. Here's a rundown of the scares out there.

ACRES OF DARKNESS

  • Where: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road.

  • When: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $10 Audubon Society members, $20 nonmembers.

  • Phone: 892-3690.

  • Online: www.acresof darkness.com.

BARN OF TERROR

  • Where: 10185 County Road 14, Flat Rock, Ala. (quarter-mile off Highway 71).

  • When: Open at dark Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Halloween.

  • Admission: $5 most nights, $7 Halloween, which includes pass for meet-and-greet with Michael Myers.

  • Phone: 256-605-5932, 256-605-7554 or 256-605-3597.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS

  • Where: 100 Walnut St.

  • When: Nightly year-round.

  • Highlights: Walking ghost tours, ghost hunts and extended tours with the talking Ovilus X.

  • Admission: Ghost tours $14 adults, $9 kids; extended tours $16; hunts $20 adults only.

  • Phone: 821-7125.

  • Online: Chattanooga GhostTours.com.

FOREST OF FEAR AND GHOST RIDE

  • Where: Blowing Springs Farm, 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga.

  • When: Starting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $25 for both; $15 for either.

  • Phone: 706-820-2531.

  • Online: www.blowing springsfarm.com.

GATES OF MISERY

  • Where: 174 Chatillon Road, Rome, Ga.

  • When: Ticket sales begin at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, as well as Halloween-Nov. 3; ticket booth closes at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays and Halloween, 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Attraction opens at 7:30 nightly.

  • Admission: $15.

  • Phone: 706-676-8328.

  • Online: www.gatesof misery.com.

GRAND VIEW HAUNTED HOUSE

  • Where: Grand View RV Park and Cabins, 2406 Gap Road, Altamont, Tenn.

  • When: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $5.

  • Phone: 931-692-3484.

  • Online: www.grandview rvpark.com.

THE HAUNTED BARN

  • Where: 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 2-3; gates open at 7 p.m.; last ticket sold at midnight.

  • Admission: $17.

  • Phone: 423-396-9790.

  • Online: www.thehaunted barnchattanooga.com.

HAUNTED CARNIVAL

  • Where: Sir Goony's Family Fun Center, 5918 Brainerd Road.

  • When: Ticket sales start at 7 p.m. Friday-Halloween; attraction opens at 7:30 p.m.

  • Admission: $20. Includes passes for other Sir Goony's attractions.

  • Phone: 892-5922.

  • Online: www.SirGoonys HauntedCarnival.com.

HAUNTED CAVERN

  • Where: Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway.

  • When: Ticket sales begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Halloween; attraction opens by 8 p.m. Dr. Shock Movie Night available Halloween.

  • Admission: On-site tickets $23 Friday-Saturday, $21 Sunday and Halloween; online tickets $17 and $21. $40 for Dr. Shock Movie Night, which includes movie with Dr. Shock and Nurse Goodbody, light refreshments and tour.

  • Phone: 800-0566 Haunted Cavern, 821-2544 for Dr. Shock Movie Night reservations.

  • Online: www.haunted cavern.com.

HAUNTED HIDDEN HOLLOW

  • Where: 949 Fred Tollett Road, Crossville, Tenn.

  • When: 7-11 p.m. CDT Friday, Saturday and Halloween.

  • Admission: $8 adults, $5 children 12 and younger.

  • Phone: 931-788-1731, 931-200-0266, 931-200-2683.

  • Online: www.kmsconstruction.com/hauntedhiddenhollow.

THE HAUNTED HILLTOP

  • Where: 8235 Highway 58, Harrison.

  • When: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $18 (cash only).

  • Phone: 488-3956.

  • Online: www.thehaunted hilltop.com.

LAKE WINNEPESPOOKAH

  • Where: Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville.

  • When: 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $24. Includes gate admission, unlimited rides and all Halloween attractions; $10 ride pass for ages 1-2 and 65 and older.

  • Phone: 706-866-5681.

  • Online: www.lakewinnie.com.

MYSTERY DOG HAUNTED RANCH AND HAYRIDE

  • Where: Mystery Dog Ranch, 975 Wooten Road, Ringgold, Ga.

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Fear Factor activities at 9 p.m.

  • Admission: $10.

  • Phone: 423-316-8375.

  • Online: mysterydogranch .com.

POSTMORTEM HAUNTED TRAIL

  • Where: Tri-State Exhibition Center, 200 Natures Trail, Cleveland, Tenn. (half mile west of I-75 Exit 20).

  • When: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.

  • Admission: $12 cash only (ATM next door).

  • Online: teamtwiste5.com/post-mortem.

RINGGOLD HAUNTED DEPOT

  • Where: Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga.

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; entertainment by Common Ground Saturday.

  • Admission: $5 each haunted house or ghost walk; $3 hay ride.

  • Phone: 864-607-3608.

  • Online: www.cityof ringgold.com.