Horror fans, get ready to get freaked out at Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company’s annual terror trail, which opens in just six days.
Billed as Dr. Lazarus’ Carnival, this year’s show runs the next three weekends, starting Saturday and running through Oct. 27, from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays; the trail itself opens at 6 p.m. each night.
General admission for any one show is $10, but a season pass—which also lets you bring a friend for free each time—will run you $30. Kids under 5 are free—though little and big kids alike who are faint of heart might want to skip the action.
On top of the haunted trail, there will be an outdoor laser tag arena from Games2U this year, along with a paintball shooting gallery and a live animal display from the Ocean County 4-H.
“Each year we get a little bigger,” said fundraising committee head Nick Jakelsky. “This one’s going to be the scariest yet.”
The trail is at the fire station’s property at 2848 Ridgeway Road, and all proceeds from the show benefit the fire company.
Jakelsky said they’re hoping for 200 or more people per night, based on what they’ve seen in past years.
“Everyone loves it when they come out,” he said. “This is our biggest fundraiser that we’ve had so far.”