We were playing cards one night and I said, "We've got all these Halloween props, we might as well use 'em."- Sam Fitzgerald 2023

And thus was born the idea for Sam's latest Halloween haunt that is about to open for the season near the Daviess County/Ohio County line. The haunt is called "Wrong Turn: The Haunted Hayride" and Sam, a longtime fan of scaring the crap out of people, promises that it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Sam has a pretty storied history of haunts here in western Kentucky. He's created and hosted all kinds of them. He was the mastermind behind the Panther Creek Haunted Trail, Death on Smith Avenue (in Owensboro), a haunted trail at Whitesville City Park, a similar haunted trail at Vastwood Park and The Warehouse of Terror in Philpot.

Now, Sam is turning his attention to a new kind of attraction.

Wrong Turn Hayrides
Wrong Turn Hayrides
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The new haunt is exactly what is sounds like. It's a diabolically fun hayride that takes a 'Wrong Turn' to hell.  Wrong Turn: The Haunted Hayride will celebrate its grand opening night on Friday, September 29th. You can take a hayride Fridays and Saturdays through November 4th. Rides begin at 7pm each night of operation. Tickets are just $15 per person. The price is the same for adults and kids.

Plus, Sam says to keep an eye out on the Wrong Turn Hayrides Facebook page. There will be a series of specials in which discount tickets will be available to select groups like military, veterans, etc.


By the way, if you plan to be brave enough to climb on board a Wrong Turn Hayride, here's what you need to know.


No standing while tractor moving
Keep body inside hayride at all times
Do not touch actors-they won’t touch you
Ride at your own risk
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason
No smoking on hayride
Do not throw things off the hayride
No weapons of any type
Once on hayride cannot get off until over
No alcohol
No food or drink on hayride
Wrong Turn: The Haunted Hayride is located at 1764 J T King Road in Ohio County, KY.


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