Spooky season is finally here!

Everyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE Halloween. The second September hits, every room in my house is covered in Halloween decor and I start watching Hocus Pocus and the Addams Family on repeat. I'm so serious about it that I even start planning my costume almost a year in advance!

If you're a Halloween-lover like me, I have some great news to report! Circle of Ash haunted attraction is back at the Linn County Fair Grounds in Central City beginning THIS WEEK! Opening day is set for this Friday, September 25th.

Circle of Ash has three different haunted attractions that you can visit. There's the main, indoor haunted house, the Frightmare Forest, and Socko's "Fun" House. If I had to choose which attraction scared me the most, I would definitely say it's Socko's "Fun" House. To give you an idea of what it's like, here's the description from the website:

"Socko's Fun House is a real maze, filled with fog, strobes, lasers, and more. It's meant to disorient, disturb and confuse even the surest haunted house navigator, did we mention we locked all of our clowns in there?"

The haunted attractions are meant to be scary and fun, but there's one thing that Circle of Ash is taking very seriously this year, and that's safety. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a few changes if you decide to visit. First of all, there will be virtual queue lines this year. After you check-in at the gate, you won't have to get in a physical line to wait; they'll just text you when it's your turn! They are also asking that all customers wear a face covering when going through the attractions, that nobody brings bags or purses with them, and that tickets are purchased online in advance. You can read more on their COVID-19 guidelines HERE.

Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday through October 31st, plus Sunday, October 25th and Thursday, October 29th. You can choose your date/time and purchase your tickets HERE. Oh, and did I mention you can go through the attractions as many times as you want at no extra cost?!

I got a sneak peek of Circle of Ash this weekend before it got too dark, and I took a whole bunch of photos so you can see some of the detail you might normally miss! You can see pictures from my haunted adventure below: