ST. AUGUSTA -- Haunted houses and hayrides are typical this time of year and in St. Augusta the screams are heard every weekend.

Halloween has been Jason Stock's favorite time of year.

"I just decided to one day make a corn maze and I had some friends over and they were like, this is awesome, and so I got to thinking maybe this is something more people would enjoy," says Stock.

From there the Harvest of Horror was created. Stock says he puts a lot of work into the event every year and does a lot of the technical displays himself.

"I love being outside, I love mechanics, I love building things and this is really a fun connection where you can do something you love and make something that's really cool," says Stock.

The frights begin with a tractor ride through the corn maze, followed by a walk into the woods that leads you to a haunted house. The whole time having to look over your shoulders.

"There are creature that lurk out there and they are our there all the time," says Stock.

Harvest of Horror is partnered with local non-profits, which in return provides educational scholarships for the spooky actors.

"The people that work here are either in college or high school and they can use the scholarships to further their education," says Stock.

The Harvest of Horror is in its fourth year. Jason says they begin planning for next year in November, but continually tweak things every day they are open.

"Everyday we are looking at things that work and things that don't and we incorporate those things not only next year but the next day if we can," says Stock.

Harvest of Horror is open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Creatures lurk around every corner at the Harvest of Horror. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Creatures lurk around every corner at the Harvest of Horror. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)

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