On October 18, 2023

Face Your Fears Trail of Terror returns for a spine-chilling night at Pine Hill Park

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.—Rutland—Get ready for a night of spine-tingling thrills as Area 802: Face Your Fears Trail of Terror returns for its second year. Presented by Come Alive Outside and Partners for Prevention, this one-night-only event promises to send shivers down everyone’s spine at Pine Hill Park, located at 2 Oak Street Ext. in Rutland.

This thrilling experience is open to all ages, and is free. The event is first-come, first-served, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to get in line and secure their spot. 

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m., offering two distinct experiences for different fright levels.

Families and children can embark on a slightly eerie but fun trick-or-treating adventure through the woods. Guests can expect friendly scares, amusing surprises, and plenty of Halloween spirit to get everyone in the mood. Costumes are encouraged.

The Spooky Kid-Friendly Trail is designed to provide an experience suitable for kids and families. The scares are mild and meant to be more amusing than truly terrifying. Children will have the chance to collect treats along the trail, creating a fun and memorable Halloween. This trail is perfect for families looking for a not-so-scary adventure that still captures the spirit of the season.

At 6 p.m., the terror intensifies. Guests should brace themselves for a hair-raising journey through a series of themed sections featuring clowns, zombies, and spiders come to life and more. From the moment guests enter the Trail, they will be immersed in a world of horror and suspense. Each themed section is carefully crafted to evoke a specific fear, pushing participants to face their phobias head-on.

Along the Trail, guests will find activity booths hosted by different non-profit organizations. These booths provide an opportunity for attendees to engage with the community, learn about local initiatives, and support worthy causes.

Hungry guests should bring cash for the food trucks. This year’s food trucks will be Frickin’ Chicken and So-full Sisters.

Last year’s event saw an overwhelming response from the community with over 600 attendees. Arwen Turner, executive director of Come Alive Outside, expressed excitement about the event’s return. “It was great to see so many teens and families having so much fun together,” she said. “For a lot of families, this event was the first time they had been to Pine Hill Park, and we hope it encourages them to come back and explore the park in the daytime.”

For more information and updates, visit: comealiveoutside.com/events.

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