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    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Portland, OR
    I have thought about putting part of the property in pumpkins. The pumpkin farmers that I know don't make big buck on that end of things. In fact, they often do better by building pumpkin launchers as an event than in the sale of pumpkins.

    For me though, the big problem with pumpkins is that they are seasonal. The don't lend themselves to a year round attraction, which is my ultimate goal. And, in the short term at least, I am running a haunt in town in October, so won't be on the farm to run sales. Unless, of course, we were to somehow sell pumpkins through he haunt.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    Lords of Chaos, LLC
    House of Chaos Haunted Attraction

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Replica pumpkins, made out of durable concrete.
    Just be carefull not to over-stress the pumpkin launcher!
    I always wanted a concrete pumpkin , just for those pumpkin vandals to get hernias from.
    Or the vandals that baseball bat or kick pumpkins too.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    I got a hernia from stealing a cement pig from a bar when i was a teenager.
    We thought it would be cool for the yard so four of us grabbed hold and carried it to the parking lot and put it in my buddy's olds 98 trunk.
    Big Problem! The pig was so heavy it went right through the rusty trunk when we let go of it. It was then stuck half in and half out so it took six of us to get it back out and into the back seat!

    Jim the concrete pumpkin will work, it's round harder to carry, the pig had all sorts of places to grab on to.

    No im not a theif anymore, i took up crossdressing for a bigger rush! :shock:

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    May 2005
    We've been talking about planting pumpkins in the back yard. We even saved the seeds out of our huge pumpkin from last year. (My yard is about a 1/2 acre.) I've been wanting to plant a veggie garden back there, but my hubby always says that the dogs will tear it up. The Pumpkins would be sort of a 'test drive' to see if my furry children will behave.
    The child is grown, the dream is gone.
    I have become comfortably numb.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Kevin! Are you SURE that your'e not a theif?
    You aren't stealing guys away from their girlfriends with your cross-dressing now are you?
    I guess you had some "clothing" plans for that concrete pig, didn't you?
    I put Bermuda shorts on my Pteradactyl skeleton hanging from the outside of my house. Ever noticed their pelvic bone design? It looked pretty suggestive, and this was a publically displayed item here with a 23 foot wingspan, 9 foot tall, it covers alot of wall.

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    Dec 2003
    Jim, you bet im stealin all the hunks away!! Hubba Hubba!

    And if anyone asks it's a coconut in his shorts and mine! It was being used for the bra but kept sliding down, I"ll try duct tape it fixes everything!

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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    One roll of good duct tape = 6 months of a handy-off-the-roll birth control product applicable to either gender.
    Total control requires the usage of more tape, also covering the eyes to thwart those feelings and desires from even getting a toehold to start with.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    We published this list of haunted attractions open outside of the traditional Halloween season in the IAHA Haunted Attraction section of the September/October Issue of TAP (Tourist Attractions & Parks) Magazine. I thought some of you might be interested... there are a good number of attractions open most of the year.


    Scare Up Some Fun All Year Long

    Many of us in the haunted attraction industry find it difficult to visit other haunted houses in September and October because we are operating our own attractions. However, there are over two dozen haunted attractions scattered across North America that are open all or most of the year. Many of these haunted attractions are in tourist rich cities like Myrtle Beach, Orlando, or Niagara Falls. However, some of these haunted attractions are a little more off the beaten path; Raven's Grin Inn owner Jim Warfield jokingly claims that the Mississippi River is the nearest tourist attraction.

    When you are on vacation this year, whether you are traveling to a big tourist city or maybe somewhere a bit smaller, take this list with you and make visiting a haunted attraction part of your vacation plans. And donít forget, there are over 100 darkrides across the United States, both free standing attractions and those on boardwalks and in amusement parks. A comprehensive list of dark rides is available on the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts website at www.dafe.org.


    Fright Walk
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    400 Beach Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-5590

    Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula
    100 Universal City Plaza
    Universal City, CA 91608


    Skull Kingdom
    5933 American Way
    Orlando FL 32819
    (407) 354-1564
    (Closed November 2006)

    Haunted Grimm House of Old Town
    5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
    Kissimmee, FL 34746
    (407) 397-2231


    Raven's Grin Inn
    411 N. Carroll St.
    Mount Carroll, IL 61053
    (815) 244-4746


    Guntown Mountain Haunted House
    I-65 Exit 53
    Cave City, KY
    (270) 773-3530


    Nest of Monsters,
    Edgar Allen Poe Witch Mansion,
    & the Hollywood House of Wax
    Pickering Wharf
    Salem, MA
    (978) 745-7283

    Gravity House
    Haunted House on Hill Street Wax Museum
    211 Hill Street
    Hannibal, MO
    (573) 221-2220

    Haunted Adventure
    Hwy. 13, Branson West
    Branson, MO 65616
    (417) 272-0411

    New Hampshire

    Los Bravos Silver Mine
    Storyland Amusement Park
    Route 16
    Glen, NH 03838
    (603) 383-4186

    New Jersey

    Curse of the Mummy 3D
    Morey's Adventure Pier
    3501 Boardwalk
    Wildwood, NJ 08260
    (609) 234-5810

    Haunted Halloween House
    Land of Make Believe
    352 Great Meadows Road (Route 611)
    Hope, NJ 07844
    (908) 459-9000

    Hollowgraves Haunted Manor
    Funtown Amusement Pier
    1930 Boardwalk
    Seaside Park, NJ 08752
    (732) 830-PIER

    New York

    Dr. Morbid's Haunted House
    115 Canada Street
    Lake George, NY 12845

    House of Frankenstein Wax Museum
    213 Canada Street
    Lake George, NY 12845
    (518) 668-3377


    Ghostly Manor
    3319 Milan Road
    Sandusky, OH
    (419) 626-4467


    Enchanted Forest Haunted House
    8462 Enchanted Way SE
    Turner, OR 97392
    (503) 363-7616


    Pirateís Cove
    Waldameer Park
    220 Peninsula Drive
    Erie, PA 16505
    (814) 838-3591

    South Carolina

    Ghosts and Legends Theatre
    Barefoot Landing
    4818 Hwy.17S.
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    (843) 361-2700

    Nightmare Haunted House
    918 N Ocean Blvd
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 626-0022

    Ripley's Haunted Adventure
    915 N. Ocean BLVD
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 916 8971.


    Haunted Helen
    115 Escowee Drive
    Helen, GA 30545-3101
    (706) 878-0072

    Mysterious Mansion
    424 River Road
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    (865) 436-7007

    Ripley's Haunted Adventure
    908 Parkway
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3104


    Ripley's Haunted Adventure
    329 Alamo Plaza
    San Antonio, TX 78205
    (210) 226-2828


    Haunted Fun House
    2500 Atlantic Avenue
    Virginia Beach VA 23451
    (757) 422-1742

    Haunted Mansion
    700 Birdneck Rd.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757) 422-6419

    Haunts of Richmond
    11 N. 18th Street
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 343-3700

    Nightmare Mansion
    20th Street & Atlantic Ave
    Virginia Beach VA 23451
    (757) 428-FEAR


    Adventures In Time
    & Mass Panic
    Wisconsin Dells Parkway (Hwy. 12)
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (888) 413-5946

    The Castle of Terror
    Extreme World
    1800 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-4111

    Dungeon of Horrors
    325 Broadway
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (888) 413-5946

    Ghost Out-Post Haunted House
    633 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-2127

    Haunted Mansion
    112 Broadway
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-7513

    Haunted Shack
    Little A-Merrick-A
    700 E. Main Street
    Marshall, WI 53559
    (608) 655-3181

    Loony Bin
    633 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-2127

    Old Kilborne Haunted House
    Old Kilborne Amusements
    633 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-2127

    Top Secret
    527 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 254-6700


    Castle Dracula's Haunted Castle
    4933 Clifton Hill
    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    The Haunted House
    4943 Clifton Hill
    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    House of Frankenstein
    4967 Clifton Hill
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
    (905) 357 9660

    Nightmares Entertainment
    1215 Government Street
    Victoria BC
    (250) 388-4024

    Screamers House Of Horrors
    5930 Victoria Ave.
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
    Brett Bertolino
    Terror Behind the Walls
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    The shortest distance between Chicago and the Miss. River is Rt. 64 , which passes right by Mount Carroll, home of Ravens Grin Inn.
    The Palisades state park ocverlooks the river with a panoramic cliffside veiw of three states and slightly downstream, the widest spot in the entire river, 3 miles wide! (You can stand upon a 2,000yr. old indian burial mound right there also)
    According the US Army Corps of engineers the Miss. river from 50 miles south, on downstream is considered a dead river and huge efforts are underway to preserve the natural wildlife still surviving in our portion of the river.
    This last week we drove 18 miles to lock & dam 13 and watched at least 200 Bald Eagles feeding in the only availble open water (not frozen) churning up from the dam, quite a sight! Quite some bird!
    Bird watchers, deer hunters , boaters all find this part of the world a tourist draw, as do many others.

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