Raisin Hell Ranch. If you’re a word nerd like me, you can’t help but appreciate the double meaning. Raisin’ hell: appropriate for a Halloween haunted cornfield. Raisin hell: appropriate for … you know. Where we live.
Once the cleverness of the name wears off, though, all you’re left with is sheer terror.
Three storylines to chill you to the bone
Raisin Hell Ranch is a haunted cornfield attraction located in Madera. The set-up is familiar to anyone who has spent anytime at all at a Halloween haunt: you go through the attraction and things frighten the crap out of you. So simple, yet so very effective.
This year, Raisin Hell has three cornfields with three different storylines, each one more uncomfortable and creepy than the next:
The story of Wicker Village is that it was a quiet town until the day some nuclear testing went wrong. The town was left devastated and completely abandoned. OR WAS IT.
Snyd’s Sideshow of Oddities
The year is 1886 and Jenny Jones is the star of Snyd’s Sideshow and Oddities. There’s something a bit different about Jenny, though, and she fits in well with her fellow circus performers.
Total darkness. A cornfield. Find your way out, or …
Not convinced it’s scary enough yet? Check out this video from the website to get a little taste of what’s going down in Madera.
It’s here I should mention Raisin Hell Ranch recommends children under 12 not go through the attractions. This is no cute little hayride, folks. This is for people who start watching nothing but horror movies the second the calendar goes from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
Where to find the ranch
Raisin Hell Ranch is located at 7451 Road 32 in Madera. The cornfield is open until Oct. 31 (closed on Oct. 23-24).
The cost is $15 each for the Wicker Village and Sideshow haunts, and $10 for Blackout (which has no haunts). Or, you can get all three attractions for either $30 or $35 depending on the date—check admission calendar here.
Raisin Hell is open from 7 to 10 p.m. (as long as you get to the ticket booth before 10 p.m., you can go through the haunts). Buy your tickets online here or try to win tickets from FresYes—details below.
FresYes Insiders can win tickets to Raisin Hell Ranch
Thanks to the generosity of Raisin Hell Ranch, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets good for all three attractions to FresYes Insiders, who are subscribers to our weekly newsletter.
To enter to win, you must be a FresYes Insider subscriber. Details for the contest will be found in this Saturday’s newsletter. Subscribe here!