Cheeseman's Fright Farm Continues Seasonal Traditions
Published: Monday, October 8, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 22:10
PORTERSVILLE, Pa.--It’s that time of year again. The time for pumpkin patches, apple cider, and Halloween candy. Another reason locals look forward to the fall season is Cheeseman’s Fright Farm.
Located on Kennedy Road in Portersville, people have been flocking to the Cheeseman farm for seasonal fun for over 10 years. The fully operational farm spins itself into a haunted hayride/maze every year to entertain thrill seekers who are brave enough to take the adventure.
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This year, the farm opened in late September. Cheeseman’s farm will revert back to normal after Sunday, October 28th. Hayrides begin at dusk and the haunting ends at 10 p.m. or when the final ticketed guest has exited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Westminster College senior Scott Hanciak is an ex-haunter of the team at Cheeseman’s Fright Farm, an experience he speaks highly of.
“I was Freddy Krueger. I guided people around on the hay ride and through the house. It really gets people into celebrating Halloween. What I liked most was that it didn't feel like an actual job. I had fun and got paid to scare people. It was a lot of fun."
Apart from the fright farm, the Cheeseman farm also offers tours of well known Betsy’s Barn and Breakneck Campground. A pumpkin festival is also held at the farm each year. For 2012, the pumpkin patch is open to the public until the end of October from 12-5 p.m.
Dan Gutmann, who is also a Westminster student, is quite the fan of Cheeseman’s.
“It’s awesome. The swim team is stuck here every year over fall break, and going to the fright farm has become a tradition for us. It’s something we do every single year, and we all still get so excited and have the best time; like it’s the first time. They always have something different."
If you’re brave; and looking for an amazing way to get in the Halloween spirit, head out to Cheeseman’s Fright Farm to see for yourself what the hype is about.
You will find a non-scare zone inside the Cheeseman barn (called Betsy's Barn). Betsy's Barn is often used year round for celebrations including wedding receptions.