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Spooky attractions and seasonal festivities bring good times the last three weekends in October

Posted: October 8, 2010 6:00 a.m.
Updated: October 8, 2010 6:00 a.m.
A scarecrow watches over the night at Heritage Junction during last year’s Heritage Haunt. This year's haunt runs the last three weekends in October. A scarecrow watches over the night at Heritage Junction during last year’s Heritage Haunt. This year's haunt runs the last three weekends in October.
A scarecrow watches over the night at Heritage Junction during last year’s Heritage Haunt. This year's haunt runs the last three weekends in October.
The Lady in Blue at last year's haunt. The Lady in Blue at last year's haunt.
The Lady in Blue at last year's haunt.

The scariest thing about this year's Heritage Haunt is that it has the potential to be the last one.

Yes, booooo.

But, given that, this year's could be the best ever. Scott Sivley, Heritage Haunt manager, said that he is particularly looking forward to the Hayride of Nightmares. "Not only is it the longest Hayride in L.A. County, it could be the scariest haunt ride I've ever done," he said.

"I have been doing Halloween haunts for 40 years. This will be my last haunt with the Historical Society," he noted.

"I want to thank everyone who has helped work and experienced our haunt at the Heritage Junction. I hope you enjoyed yourself, and congratulations to the students that have gone on to college and in the work force that have used the haunt as a way to better themselves. I look forward to seeing you and hearing your stories of how working at the Heritage Haunt has improved your outlook on life and helped give you goals to succeed. We had a good four-year run."

With the above in mind, you have more reason than ever to get out to Heritage Junction and see what the seasonal spirits can scare up!

Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
All Proceeds Benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
General admission - $15
Coupons available at local McDonald's restaurants for discounts on Heritage Haunt admissions and more.
For group discounts call (661) 254-1275.
Ticket price includes entrance to all events, shows and performances.
For additional information and tickets visit
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society: (661) 254-1275
Heritage Haunt is located inside Hart Park at Heritage Junction
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321.
Those attending Heritage Haunt on the opening weekend, Oct. 15 and 16, will receive $5 off admission if they bring a nonperishable can of food. The food collected will be donated to the SCV Food Bank.

Hayride of Nightmares
Can you survive the witch's curse and make your way through the haunted woods? Along the way you may run into some nightmares you've never dreamed of.

Scare Zone
Every October a strange, mysterious fog rolls over Newhall, and the creatures of the night come out to play. Venture through the Western streets and see some of the most horrific monsters known to man. Then continue on to the swamp and watch out for what lurks in the fog.

Indian Trail Massacre
Ancient Indian lore tells of a long lost Indian camp that was cursed. The Indians, long dead, will rise and get their revenge. Do you dare enter the Indian Trail massacre.

‘Alice in Scaryland'
New World Dance performs a ballet production of "Alice in Scaryland." It will be the scariest tea party you'll ever attend.

Chewy's Pirate Cove
Avast ye landlubbers! Enter the pirate ship "Chewy" and see the captain and his crew of scallywags, and venture through the streets of Port Tortuga.

Beware of the all-new Newhall Graveyard. Be sure to pay your respects to the deceased.

The American Paranormal Research Association will bring you a very special "haunt" on Oct. 22 and 23 at Heritage Junction. Tickets, at $60, include Heritage Haunt VIP back stage tours and an all-night paranormal investigation of Heritage Junction with APRA. Dinner (from Stonefire Grill) and a continental breakfast will be provided, and you'll get a photo in the Heritage Haunt graveyard with members of the APRA. (For tickets visit or

The free Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival takes place Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live Bands
There will be six live bands performing at Hart Park.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Two hundred free pumpkins will be provided by Albertsons. The Pumpkin Carving Contest will be divided into two age groups - 10 and under, and 11 and up. The pumpkins are available on a first come, first served basis. Contestants may bring their own pumpkins (no size limits). The first place winner will get a photo in The Signal newspaper.

Desperados Haunted Hayride
Tour Heritage Junction and then enter the Haunted Woods. Beware of the desperados!

Creatures of the Night
Placerita Canyon Nature Center's Creatures of the Night show, with Bill and Heidi Webber.

Silent movie shorts
Movie shorts from the classic age of silent movies will be shown.

MUD Halloween makeup
Learn how to do professional Halloween haunt makeup.

Ghost Hunters
See and hear the paranormal activities found at Heritage Junction - and much more.

New World Dance
Production of "Alice in Scaryland."

Showdown Production
Production of a Halloween-themed show

Scare Zone photos
Take a picture with one of Heritage Haunt's Scare Zone monsters.

Chewy's Pirate Cove
Come see the captain and help him find his haunted treasure. But beware... Dead men tell no tales.

Hart Park animals
See the animals that roam Hart Park ranch, including horses, sheep, ducks, deer, bison and many more.

And the Pumpkin Festival is free!


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