Cheré Dastugue Coen
Fear the Woods in Central Georgia!
From the road, Yule Forest in Stockbridge, Georgia, looks like any sweet pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. And that’s how the Grant family wants it to be. Their main purpose most of the year is to educate kids on farming, cater to family agritourism, and allow for you-pick-em opportunities. Right now, until Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, folks can buy pre-cut pumpkins or pluck them straight from the fields.
But come autumn every year, a dark side emerges to this sweet family farm. The Grant family hides this evil underbelly from the view of petite eyes.
Adults, however, know where to look.
Three different haunted attractions on 12 acres of the farm are designed this month to play on visitors' most psychological fears. Ride the bus to the backwoods and then make your way back as monsters greet you in the dark in their “Fear the Woods.” There’s also a scary corn maze and a place to fight zombies in laser combat at an attraction titled “Infestation.” All offer live actors (please don’t touch them), plus some creative decorations, and both are guaranteed to elicit some screams.
Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight tonight and Saturday and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29-31, 2021. Naturally, the recommended ages for the scary side of the farm are 13 and up.
For tickets, visit www.fearthewoods.com or the farm’s haunted Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FearTheWoods.
Do return once the scary creatures head back into the warehouse. Yule Forest really comes alive for the holidays — this time without monsters and zombies — with hot cider, hayrides, the informative Bee House, The Old Country Store gift shop and so much more. Plus, visitors can purchase a Christmas tree or cut their own.