Chattanooga Haunted Hayride Opens Oct. 5

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride featuring Storytellers in “The Field of Screams” will be held each weekend during October at the Davis Cattle Company ranch located at 1242 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road just a mile south of the Windstone subdivision. The attraction combines a traditional autumn hayride with Halloween tales told around a bonfire.

Visitors will also find farm fresh pumpkins and other seasonal decorations available in the Great Pumpkin Patch.

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride will feature Halloween tales told by area storytellers including Jim Pfitzer, Vincent Ivan Phipps, Ginger Brown, Issac Blevins and Jim Veenstra. Mr. Pfitzer has performed and taught nationwide at schools, universities, coffeehouses, museums, parties and festivals including being featured at Chattanooga’s TaleSpin storytelling festival. Mr. Phipps, considered the “V.I.P. of Storytelling,” is an international speaker and award winning, masterful storyteller. Ms. Brown is the owner/choreographer for Ginger Brown’s Academy of Performing Arts. Mr. Veenstra is the Drama Instructor at Ooltewah High School.

The Chattanooga Haunted Hayride will be open from 7 p.m. until midnight each night, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 25-28 and 31. The attraction will be open from 3-6 p.m. for children (of all ages) on Oct. 20-21 and 27-28 and group rates are available for school/daycare field trips during special daylight hours. For more information or to schedule group trips, please call (423) 802-2406 or email Groups@ChattanoogaHauntedHayride.com.

Admission is $15 per person aged 13 and up and $10 per person ages 6-12. Tickets will be available for purchase online as well as at the gate. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Ringgold Youth Athletic Association.


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