PRINCETON — Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road again transforms the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton into your darkest nightmares Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. The event celebrates its 10th year.
As part of the Halloween fun, a free attraction this year is the Nightmare Hotel, featuring all the fun without all the screams for the younger set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the first building. This includes the Nightmare Theatre, fun things for the kids, and a special section with Bureau County paranormal investigator and author David Youngquist of Tiskilwa discussing his books about actual ghosts and ghost stories in our own county.
From 7 to 9:30 p.m., when the last ticket is sold, it’s your worst nightmare in the main haunt. The event features live actors, animated props and the unexpected around every corner. Admission is $8 per person, but for those who don’t have time to kill, the Speed Pass is $10, and allows you to go to the front of the line. Also new this year is the Nightmare Monster Pass, available for $30, which allows that person to go through the main haunt line as many times as they would like during the 2013 season.
Don’t forget to fill up at Mummies Eatery, ride the hayracks and get your blood warmedback up at the bonfire.
Nightmare is a production of the Bureau County Fair, Route 6/34 West, 811 W. Peru St. in Princeton.
In celebration of Nightmare’s 10th year, there will be a celebration called Dance of theLiving Dead from 10 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19 with a DJ. There will also be costume contests, with prizes for best costume, scary, ironic and funny. There is a $5 admission fee and haunters must be 21 or older to attend.
For complete details, visit www.nightmareonfairgroundsroad.com.