A frightful October awaits visitors who dare set foot on one seriously spooky Tavares farm. Far Reach Ranch, a usually peaceful family farm,has been successfully transformed into an exceptionally ghoulish seasonal experience rightfully dubbed Far Reach Scream Park. Instead of the ripe u-pick blueberries that typically draw droves of visitors to the former cattle ranch, the sprawling farm venue has become an eerie destination with three haunted attractions where monsters and ghouls delight in heart-stopping antics.
The farm’s three intensely haunted attractions, Bloodline Barn, Grimoire Manor, and Chainsaw Chase, challenge even guests with nerves of steel not to scream in terror. Guests who enjoy a little less intensity can partake in devilish competition, like ax throwing and old-school carnival games, at Dr. Deviant’s Game Emporium. There are also family-friendly yard games like cornhole, giant Jenga, ring toss, plus an area for creating smores.
The Pitchfork Parlor and Bar serves up special ghoulish drinks, craft beer, and wine with ample tables for listening to the Halloween-themed rock band, The DIsmembered. A food truck is on-site dishing out American classics available for purchase.
“This is my favorite event of the year,” reveals Brennan Hamill, Director of Operations and Business Development for Far Reach Ranch Farm. “We really turn it out for Halloween and create a spectacularly spooky experience chock-full of creepy characters. Our haunted houses will give you a great scare, but we balance it out with tons of fun! This year, we have three new haunted houses, plus games, activities for kids, live music, food, drinks, and a full bar,”
Fear Reach Scream Park is open Fridays and Saturdays through November 4th and Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The attractions open at dark, and lines close at 11:30 p.m. General admission starts at $25 and increases later in the season. Speed Pass tickets, which allow guests to skip the lines, start at $35 per person, including admission, and also increase throughout the season. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance.