How do I know that you will scream your voice raw?
Actually, I don't — but I sure did.
Maan Farms in Abbotsford welcomes guests to its terrifying haunted attraction for another season of screams under the cloak of night.
But things got decidedly scarier this year.
Not only is the popular event offering its regular "scariest corn maze in Canada" as well as the pitch-black multi-sensory experience, but it is also offering a third spooky attraction: the "scariest forest in Canada."
Now, if you don't want to be touched, are claustrophobic, or if you're afraid of the dark, "pitch-black" isn't for you. You will get separated from your companions, and, in some cases, you'll be in a room where you can't see anything and a scary clown will be tormenting you. If you're like me, you'll be reduced to a screaming mess clinging on to your friend for dear life. I loved it.
The multi-sensory experience invites brave guests to journey into the darkness where there will be "no sight of a way out, just the hope that the claustrophobic nightmare may end. For the horror extremists, welcome home."
The haunted corn maze was similar to prior years except it seemed longer, and the haunted houses that you pass through were even better. The actors sport immaculate costumes and this year's theme is "twisted carnival" — complete with haunted clowns and evil carnies that harken back to the 1800s, during the peak of circus culture. Can we say creepy?
Other creatures on the 20-minute adventure tear out of the seemingly quiet, perfectly still corn stalks, wielding chainsaws, deformed pig suits, and basically looking like all kinds of abominations from hell, and then they chase you. And they growl, speak in tongues, and giggle manically as they do it.
The "Twisted Pagan Forest" is a 25-minute walking experience in the depths of a 10-acre forest. It crawls with spiders, mystical creatures, and a ghostly colony clawing up from the depths of hell.
There's also a giant illuminated pig head that comes bursting out of the peaceful dark, which sent me reeling into the bushes. You won't miss it; I promise.
The midway area is a place to relax and unwind in between the haunted experiences, full of fall sips and bites plus Maan Farms’ Beltzer and Blood Bar. The bar contains Maan Farms’ newest alcoholic beverage, Beltzer, which is their berry wine seltzer and ‘blood in a bag’— their award-winning fruit wine in a blood bag.
Fall bites include Maan Farms’ signature Double Pumpkin SpiceCream, festive beverages (Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Apple Lattés and apple cider slushies), freshly-popped kettle corn, field-to- plate pumpkin pie, and Mama Maan Country Kitchen’s Samosas, Butter Chicken bowls, and Chai Tea.
Check out a video of the spooky adventure.
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Tickets for the haunted event are on sale for a variety of dates from Sept. 24 to Halloween. All tickets must be purchased online and in groups of four, five, or six. There are no ticket sales at the door.Maan Farms is located at 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford.