The spooky season is upon us once again, and that means it’s time for haunted adventures! Chief among the region’s real-time, real-life fright fests is Miller’s Nightmare, an annual favorite that is highly anticipated by those in search of spine-tingling scares.
Miller’s Nightmare is a place where unnatural creatures run amok and death and despair loom thick upon the air.
Miller’s Nightmare will be open every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Though you will find the farm at 1605 Carroll Hill Road in Lewisburg, setting foot on that strange ground casts one onto an alternate plane, where unnatural creatures run amok and death and despair loom thick upon the air.
Beginning the second weekend of this year’s run, at 7 p.m. each night, the Nightmare Parade starts its march. This twisted cavalcade, featuring the farm’s gruesome cast of characters up close and personal, signals the beginning of the night and the opening of the trail.
The farm’s newest addition is the Blood Shed.
Miller Manor, a long-abandoned homesite, is said to be the source of the farm’s sinister maladies. Untold horrors writhe and rear inside the guts of this forlorn structure. The farm’s newest addition is the Blood Shed. In this 2,000-square foot indoor attraction, guests slide down the body chute into the basement, a place of “many killings and torturings.”
Veteran visitors can expect a rearranged Miller Manor and Demented Forest with shorter wait times.
If you make it out of the basement, you will venture through the deep darkness of the Infested Crop and Demented Forest, where there are rumored to be clowns and occultists amid the rev of chainsaws. In other words, the experience is most definitely nightmare fuel.
Veteran visitors can expect a rearranged Miller Manor and Demented Forest with shorter wait times, as well as even more jump scares and sensory scares.
An array of foods will be available at Miller’s Menagerie of Eats.
On-site games include Headshot, a basketball head shoot with a monetary grand prize; Deadshot, a corn cannon; and Toxic Transit Escape, a mini escape room.
An array of foods will be available at Miller’s Menagerie of Eats, including hand-dipped corn dogs, ribbon fries, burgers, steak sandwiches, funnel cakes, farm-fresh donuts, hand-tossed pizza, hot butterbeer, hot chocolate, and an assortment of cold drinks to wet your (thoroughly terrified) whistle.
General admission tickets are $18, and a Fast Pass is $30; both may be purchased at the gate or online (fees apply for the latter, but you’ll get to skip the ticket line at the farm). Children under five, brave souls that they are, get in free, but their tickets are available at the gate only.
Cash or card are accepted at the ticket booth and food stand. All games vary in price and are cash only.
If you’ve visited Miller’s Nightmare yet your hankering for having the bejesus scared out of you remains, you might consider the (delightfully alliterative)
Other exciting frights this month are:
Haunted Hollow Hills in Lewisburg offering a haunted hayride, executioner’s graveyard, spooky maze, games of skills, vendors and a food truck. Open Fridays-Sundays.
Fright Nights at the Resort at Glade Springs, features five haunted experiences in one ticket. Open Friday and Saturday nights. More info, visit frightnightswv.com
Haunted Sanitarium & Hayride held Oct 23rd and 30th at Sweet Springs Resort. Check the agenda for details!
– Tiffany Williams, Hashtag #136. October 2021.
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