Looking for something fun to do locally for Halloween? Wanna get scared locally by someone who isn’t a grown man driving around in public with a clown mask on? Then take a trip to Auburn to our friends at the Century Sportsman’s Club for their annual Haunted Hayride!!
I did one of these a few years back and Mrs. Turtleboy nearly crapped her pants. The Century Sportsman’s Club is on Rochdale Street near the Oxford and Leicester borders. It’s in the middle of nowhere and they’ve got 46 acres of land. Plenty to scare the crap out of you. This 2-for-1 event includes the hayride and spooky walk, which involves an up close and personal walk through a haunted maze in the woods. It’s the only thing scarier than a lineup of Ware mugshots.
It’s $18 for admission, but you can get $5 off if you bring a canned food to donate. All non-perishable donations go directly to Veterans Inc. of Worcester – a nationally recognized clinical model for treating homelessness among veterans. Programs they run include: case management, housing, employment and training, health and wellness, food pantries and clothing, and support services for veteran families. Learn more at veteransinc.org.
The funds from the ticket sales help the club with continued participation in Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife initiatives, wildlife and nature conservation efforts, adult and youth hunter education programs, and community support and welfare. Support the veterans, support the local Sportsman’s Club, and support Turtleboy Sports. This is a win-win for everyone.
Oh yea, and they have a liquor license so they sell booze there too. And that alone could lead to hilarious consequences. Even better. See ya down there