With the weather getting colder throughout New Mexico, autumn is just around the corner, which means that Halloween will soon be here. For one thing, it’s time to start visiting some of the Halloween attractions throughout New Mexico. And once again, McCall’s Haunted Farm in Moriarty, New Mexico, is ready to create some scares for the unwary.
McCall’s Haunted Farm will be open on Fridays (7–10 p.m.) and Saturdays (7–10 p.m.) starting on weekend of September 27–28 and ending on the weekend of October 25–26. Ticket sales onsite start at 6:15 p.m. Get tickets online at Ticketleap. Ticket prices vary, depending on the weekend (visit the site and click on the “tickets” link for details. In general, it costs $4.95 for general admission to the farm and as much as $45.95 for a VIP Double-Haunt Plus pass.
According to their website: “Legend has it the Farmer McCall did the unspeakable in the 1970s, first murdering his family, and then tourists. The legend continues at the cornfield, the butcher shop, and in the flashlight maze.”
For 2013, the farm has added a new interactive ride that involves taking out the living dead! Hop aboard a custom-built post-apocalyptic ride fitted with a working paintball gun. Use this gun to shoot glowing paintballs at live zombies wandering through a haunted town. The attraction costs $20 and includes the interactive ride and 100 paintballs.
McCall’s Haunted Farm is recommended to those who are at a minimum 13 years old. The attraction is about a one-hour drive from Albuquerque. The attraction has implemented a new queue line system to cut down on the long lines many participants experienced in previous years.
To get to McCall’s Farm take I-40 east of Albuquerque and take exit 196 near Moriarty. Travel north over the overpass and turn west (the first left) onto Abrahames Road. Proceed west on this road and you will see the farm on the right side of the road. The attraction will set out signs along the route to facilitate travel.
There’s an all-day pass available, at it covers daytime activities, which include a hayride to the pumpkin patch and access to activities such as the New Wee Wild West, Pedal Kart Race Track, and the New O.K. Corral.