Haunted Hayride FAQs

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Haunted Hayride is one of our favorite community events, and it sells out very quickly. So we’ve made an FAQ to help you make sure you get your tickets on time so you can enjoy the ride! This information is up-to-date for our 2018 event.

What dates are Haunted Hayride?
Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Oct. 24.

How much does it cost?
$8 in-district, $10 out-of-district. Find out here whether you live in-district or out-of-district. Kids under two who are sitting on laps are free.

At what times do rides set off?
Rides are approximately every 5 minutes between 6:10 and 8:40 p.m. When you register, you can pick your time within that range.

How long does each ride last?
About 15-17 minutes.

When do the barn activities open? What kind of activities will be in the barn?
Activities at the barn start at 6 p.m. There will be crafts and games, as well as bag decorating for all the candy. We suggest coming 20-25 minutes early to complete these activities.

How do I register?
You may register on Monday, Oct. 1 starting at 8 a.m. You can register online or in person at Bob Keefer Center, 250 S. 32nd St. We are not registering people over the phone this year.

What’s the best way to make sure I get signed up on time?
Make sure you have an online account for registration. Have your login information handy when you go to sign up online.
You can RSVP “Going” to this Facebook event and it’ll send you a reminder in advance of registration opening. Or, set an alarm on your phone or an appointment in your calendar.

Why can’t I register over the phone?
We need to keep communication to our facilities open for the many other services Willamalane provides. When tickets to Haunted Hayride became available in 2016, we received over 500 phone calls over three hours, and we were only able to answer about 200 of them. In that time, we weren’t able to help people who wanted information about our other programs, events and activities. To provide great service both to Haunted Hayride-goers and other community members alike, we’re holding our phones for non-Hayride matters only. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

What happens if I try to register over the phone?
We’ll welcome you to come to Bob Keefer Center, and remind you that we can’t register you over the phone and ask you to please register online or in-person.

Why can’t you add more tickets or run the event more nights?
This year we’re adding two more rides per night, which opens up 144 more tickets. Last year we expanded our route to accommodate more trucks at once, which also added several hundred tickets. So now, we have almost double the number of rides available than 2016 and before. Aside from that, our volunteer army is stretched to the max, and we can’t ask that our team do more than three evenings of spooktacular fun. Haunted Hayride is an event that relies on the talents and hard work of hundreds of regular community folk, many of whom have outside commitments such as school and work that limit their participation. We feel strongly that any other formula would alter the character of this kooky, fun and wildly popular event. Thanks for loving Haunted Hayride as much as we do.

What do I need to bring to Haunted Hayride the night of my ride?

When you arrive at Haunted Hayride, show your ticket confirmation email and that’s it!

How can I get involved in making Haunted Hayride happen?
We love our Haunted Hayride volunteers! We’re still looking for folks to fill various roles over a three-day engagement. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Mavis at 541-736-4039 or mavis.sanchez@willamalane.org to find your best volunteer fit.