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Haunted Barn celebrates final screams
Haunted Barn celebrates final screams

An infamous Stoughton "scream park" is celebrating a bittersweet Halloween.

When Kris and Larry Twining close down their Haunted Barn Saturday night, it will be for the 10th and final time.

"It's getting to be a lot of work, a lot of time," Kris Twining said. "It's just kind of time for us to start looking at doing some other things."

The haunted indoor-outdoor attraction started in 2004 scaring Stoughton-area folks with just two actors and has grown to include 60 actors plus 10 support workers this year, Kris Twining said. The barn sprung up after the Twinings held Halloween parties for friends who suggested that the couple open their farmette frights to the public.

"So we did," Kris Twining said.

For its final year, the Twinings said they wanted to go out with a bang, so they doubled the size added more actors, new scenes and even brought back some old favorite scenes.

Scare-seekers should be ready for all sorts of spooks, Larry Twining said.

"Anything can happen," he explained. "From giant animatronic animals to actors coming out of anywhere. [There will be] a lot of screaming, a lot of excitement, a lot of action, screams and laughs. Things that you normally dream of."

The Twinings said they may help out other area haunts in years ahead, but don’t have a set plan for what they’ll do after the final frights on Saturday. But they will miss the business of boos.

"We’ve made a lot of friends, we met a lot of different people," Kris Twining said. "It's just a fun industry to be involved in."

The Haunted Barn is at 755 Highway 51. The barn will be open Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m.

The hour-long visit costs $18 and includes indoor and outdoor spooks. Visit the-haunted-barn.com for directions and ticketing information.

Watch News 3 reporter Mary Jo Ola get spooked at the barn:

 

 

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