Ardmore’s haunted forest opening next week with two spooky trails

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Ardmore Parks and Recreation held a private preview Thursday night for their Haunted Forest opening next week on Oct. 17.

The haunted forest is making a return to the Ardmore Regional Park for a second year of scares for Halloween 2019.

Parks Department Director, Teresa Ervin said the haunted forest is in its second year.

“The citizens loved it, we have people coming in from Oklahoma City and up from Texas. It’s been a big hit," said Ervin.

Two trails are available through the purchase of a ticket, a hard scare trail, dead acres will cost $12, and a less scary trail, hidden hollows will cost $6.

Ervin said portions of the net income from the sales will go the Ardmore Little Theatre, who helped with making props like signs in the haunted forest. The rest of money will go to the Ardmore parks system.

“As you walk through, it’s an obvious trail it’s concrete all the way through with certain sets and you’ll encounter cool scary things," said Ervin.

Members from the Ardmore Little Theatre are also in costume scaring trail goers.

Two actors with the theatre said the visitors are known to swear at them while they walk the dead acres trail.

“They’ve cussed at us a couple of times,” said Lucy Clemens, a child actor with the Ardmore Little Theatre.

“Cause they’re so scared,” followed Mary Clemens, Lucy's sister and a child actor with the Ardmore Little Theatre.

Ervin said she didn’t want to give away any surprises, but this year’s theme is based around horror movie classics, and visitors can expect to see classic characters come to life starting next week.

The trails will be open Oct. 17, 18 and 19 next week, and also Oct. 24, 25 and 26 with a special night scheduled for Halloween.

After the trail, surviving walkers (visitors) can enjoy a free carnival with small games and a great pumpkin hunt with classic fall treats and drinks.