Blowing Screams Farm Opens This Weekend With All New Slides

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - by Meagan Jolley

Venture into the horror of an alternate dimension at this year’s Blowing Screams Farm, beginning Saturday, then every Friday and Saturday night in October. Four slides plummet guests into the VOID where only red spectrum lights are used to avoid hostile creatures known as the Nihilum.

“We are excited to introduce our slide tower for this season’s haunt,” said Will Jackson, senior manager of innovation for See Rock City (SRC), Inc. “Our three-story tower features 30-foot culvert slides to carry guests into the haunt below. Each group of guests are given a red LED key fob light source as their primary way to get through the haunt. Our theme features an alien world where light is dim and dark creatures lurk everywhere.”

After years of searching, Dr. Virgil O’Maro discovered a thin spot in the dimensional boundary located at Blowing Springs Farm in Flintstone, GA. Dr. O’Maro sent a particle through the small wormhole in hopes of widening it for human exploration, and succeeded. He entered the VOID with a plan to create an exit portal, but has yet to be heard from…until now.

“As always, Blowing Screams Farm strives to separate ourselves from other haunts by largely eschewing store-bought props to create almost all of our environments and creatures from scratch, for a truly customized, one-of-a-kind haunted experience,” said Mr. Jackson.

Blowing Springs Farm features Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE by day and turns into Blowing Screams Farm at night. The MAiZE is closed at night, except the last Friday and Saturday in October.

Go to for ticket combos and All You Can Scream Passes. The haunt stays open until the last victim screams (be in line by midnight)! Parental discretion is advised.

UT Arboretum Society To Host Butterfly Festival On Aug. 4

Everyone interested in both butterflies and beautiful landscapes is invited to attend the Butterfly Festival hosted by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. The family friendly event is scheduled for  Saturday, Aug 4 , from  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This event will host various speakers and activities for adults and children. Monarch butterflies will be ... (click for more)

This Week's Tennessee Tourism Round Up

 Witness fire breathers, compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt, join an interpretive hike, watch a free movie under the stars, strike a pose with yoga on the field, listen to live music or go to festivals like the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree. Here are the events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit . Ongoing ... (click for more)

Red Bank Approves Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance On Final Reading

The Red Bank Commission passed an ordinance Tuesday night on second and final reading that regulates short term rentals within the city. "Our hands have been tied because of state law," said Mayor John Roberts. Many residents, both for and against allowing these rentals, have come to recent commission meetings appealing to the commissioners for their side of the issue, ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)

Am I Alone?

 Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings - And Response (3)

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)