Waimanalo Farm Goes Scary And Friendly

Waimanalo Country Farms, home to lighthearted family hayrides and pumpkin patches this time of year, is adding a decidedly darker element when the sun goes down, thanks to the students from Kailua High School.

As part of their Project Grad fundraising campaign, the students have created a Field of Terror, where one can find a Maze of Fear and a Haunted Hayride. The experience costs $15 for one, or $25 for both attractions, which will be open from 7 to 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and Oct. 26-27 and 31. Within the farm, adventurers can stumble onto a two-acre cornfield maze filled with terrifying obstacles, creatures and the walking dead; or take a hayride on an ancient tractor through scary landscapes on the 52-acre farm “where no one can hear you scream.” To volunteer, call 636-0909.

The farm, meanwhile, is already running its third annual Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze for families and younger customers. The educational ag tours are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October with hayrides, ono food, shave ice, games, pumpkin picking, petting zoo, face painting, an interactive play park and a new cow train for tykes. Costumed characters are welcome. Admission is free, with a small fee for activities.

The farm is across the street from Waimanalo Beach Park at 41-225 Lupe St. For more information on either attraction — night or day — call 306-4381.