OAKHURST – Prepare to be scared, warns the Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club, as they get ready to host their 7th annual Haunted House, aptly called “Screamfest.”
The event takes places on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the former Blockbuster building in the Von’s shopping center, 40050 Highway 49 in Oakhurst, and is truly a terrifying tour.
“This haunted house is not for the faint-of-heart, or for kids,” says Wayanne Markley. “There is no question that you WILL be scared. Our members have put a lot of hours into making sure of that.”
The club cautions that the event is not suitable for children under 12 or anyone else squeamish or easily frightened.
The club gave a preview of things to come during the annual Mountain Heritage Days parade last month. Those creatures and many more will be on hand at Screamfest.
“We are excited to have the use of this building right in the middle of town, so it’s easily accessible for the community,” says Lions member Gail Hawksworth. “It’s a huge challenge to design and decorate, but our ghoulish group is up for it. We have some very creative members who really love making this the creepiest Haunted House in the area.”
Tickets cost $10 per person in advance and are available at Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply, Sears, and Steve’s Tropical Fish & Pet Supply. At the door entry fees are $12 per person.
“A family of four can save $8 by purchasing their tickets ahead of time,” says club member Ginger Foust.
Proceeds from Screamfest support Lions’ charities, with a portion to be donated to assist victims of local recent fires.
For more information about Screamfest or Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club, call Wayanne Markley at 559-683-4475 or Ginger Foust at 559-877-2442.