Thursday, October 21, 2010

Active Acres offers the most frightening Haunted Hayride and House in PA

As Halloween approaches, children and adults of all ages are looking to satisfy their desire to be frightened and scared; so how does one go about this? Some choose to dress up in horrifying costumes, lying in wait to scare their friends or little sister. Others choose to watch a horror film at the movies; but haunted hayrides in PA or your local area can actually be the most exciting way to achieve fear and the thrills associated with being scared out of your mind! While there are many haunted hayrides and haunted houses in PA and NJ, Active Acres Haunted Farm is truly one of the best places around for all your scaring fixes.

The history of haunted houses is actually a varied and interesting subject. Even as far back as ancient Egyptian times, they constructed statues of gods that would move or talk to inspire fear. In America, there are countless stories of haunted houses in NJ, PA and other states. In fact, one house located within Sussex Count, NJ has had multiple ghost and apparition encounters! The inhabitants of the home have encountered strange floating balls of light, footsteps and doors opening and slamming shut on their third floor and actual physical confrontations with ghostly apparitions. If that doesn’t scare you, what will? Active Acres Haunted Farm comes as close to the real thing as one can get; the best haunted hayride in PA to also feature a haunted house and field of fright, you will not be disappointed by the end of your ‘spooktacular’ night.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Origins Of Halloween

As the month of October approaches quickly, many people are already getting ready for one of the most popular holidays in fall – Halloween. Halloween dates back to over 2,000 years ago when it originated in Ireland. It all began with the Celtic festival of Samhain. The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and the beginning of the "darker half" of the year. It is also sometimes referred to as the “Celtic New Year.” The Celts believed that on this day, the world and the ‘Otherworld’ collided into one, allowing spirits to pass through. This is the reasoning for people getting dressed up in scary costumes – to keep away the harmful spirits.

Another interesting fact about Halloween is the trick or treating part. Today, it is widely known that you say, “Trick or treat” when approaching a house to get candy or other goodies. However, when Halloween first came to be, you had to do a trick in order to get a treat. If you didn’t have any tricks to show, you were not rewarded with a treat. It was almost like a prize to get candy and easily turned into a competition to see whose trick was better.

Today, Halloween is a time to get dressed up and pretend to be someone or something that you wouldn’t otherwise be. It is a day of fun and adventure for people of all ages. Haunted hayrides, carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, ghost tours, haunted houses and decorating with spooky items, just skim the surface of all the exciting aspects of this eerie day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to the Active Acres Haunted Farm’s blog!

Starting October 2, once that autumn sun dips below the horizon, the animals head inside and the ghouls come out to wreak havoc on our adventurous visitors—you!  Whether you decide to embark on our Sleepy Hollow Hayride, wander our Haunted House, or navigate the new Field of Fright, we promise a deadly good time.
And after our ever-so-friendly night dwellers chill you to the bone, come warm up by one of our bonfires.  A bright fire, live music, and refreshments are a perfect remedy for some unsettled nerves.  From now through October, we’ll be updating this blog with scary stories from the farm and be sure to browse our site for more information about dates and ticket sales.  Hope to scare you soon!