October is here and that means Halloween will soon be here. It's also time for Scaremare in Central Virginia. Since 1972, more than 300,000 people have visited Scaremare, the area's favorite haunted house.
Scaremare, located at 2300 Carroll Avenue in Lynchburg, opens for the season on Oct. 10 and will be open Thursday through Saturday each weekend until Halloween.
All individual tickets must be purchased at the gate. Ticket sales begin around 7 p.m. and the line closes at 11 p.m. Group tickets can be purchased in advance.
College students and military members enjoy reduced admission prices on Thursdays. The lines are long at Scaremare, and large groups of 15 more must purchase tickets in advance.
Line Slasher tickets for groups of 25 or more people must be purchased in advance at the website or by calling 434-528-7328.
Scaremare, a unique mission of Liberty University, include a message of salvation at the end of the haunted house. The mission of Scaremare is to make people think about what happens after death. For many area teens, the best thing about Scaremare is the fright factor.
If you like zombies more than haunted houses, there are two zombie events to add to your calendar. The Lynchburg Zombie Walk will be held at Lynchburg Community Market on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Dress in your worst zombie attire and join in the fun as hundreds of zombies descend on downtown Lynchburg. Please bring canned food donations or a cash donation for the Lynchburg Dog Park as your admission fee.
Register in advance or on race day as a zombie or a victim. Zombies need to arrive by 3 p.m. on race day. Victims need to arrive by 4 p.m.
Parental consent is required for all zombies and victims under the age of 18. All who attend the Zombie Run are invited to stay for the Post-Apocalyptic Party following the race.
Enjoy all the spookiness of the Halloween season at Scaremare this month. Don't forget to add the Lynchburg Zombie Walk and Run For Your Life Zombie Run to your calendar for the last weekend in October.