GWINN — It’s time for the annual Haunted Hayride at the Marquette County Fair Grounds. This year, there are some spookier scenes in store. Due to construction of one of the fairgrounds’ buildings, the trail was a bit longer and included quite a bit of realistic and fantastic scenes.
Event organizers say it is a great fundraiser for local organizations, such as UPAWS.
“It’s a fundraiser we put on here for area youth and non-profit groups. What we do is that all the money that comes in from ticket sales gets split evenly between all the groups. So it’s a great fundraiser for all of them, but they work super, super hard to put all of this together and it’s also a great fall, family, seasonal event for people to come out and use the fairgrounds,” said Andi Goriesky, an organizer of the Haunted Hayride fundraiser.
Young and old enjoyed the first night of the Haunted Hayride as well as the Haunted House on site. This is the 9h Haunted Hayride fundraiser and volunteers from Select Realty and Fry Chevrolet say there’s many reasons to come out and have a good scare.
“We’ve gotten several comments that it’s the best year yet. Yeah, it’s just a great fundraiser it’s the ninth year that it’s been here and it’s been a success every year, gets a little bigger, a little better. It’s a great fundraiser for the community and a great way to be a part of the community,” said one participant.
Conditions this weekend are perfect for this event with mist and dew and chills inside and out. It is a great place to get into the spirit and meet some ghoulish spirits along your way.