This year’s Haunted Hayride will be from dusk until 10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at H.G. Harder’s Park, located at 8110 John Pitts Rd., Panama City.
“Last year we had some 5,000 visitors to the hayride and raised around $17,000 for charity,” Bay County Parks and Recreation Director Gary Buchanan said. “This year, we hope the event will be an even bigger draw. We’ve got a lot of scary sites along the trail.”
Join thousands of Bay County residents in what is sure to be a frightful, fun-filled night at a bargain price. Adults may enter for $5, children 13 to seven years old may enter for $3 and children six and under enter at no charge. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The fun begins at dusk and ticket sales end at 10 p.m. both nights.
From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, kids can visit the Pumpkin Patch, a free, fun alternative to trick or treating with game booths, vendors and candy for the kids. A costume contest will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pumpkin Patch, with prizes for both the cutest and scariest entrants in four age groups: two and under, ages three to five, ages six to eight and ages nine to 10.
The Bay County Haunted Hayride will feature around two dozen haunted sites located along a wooded trail at H.G. Harder’s Park. Click the photo to view a video from last year’s event.