By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2007
Bridle Creek’s Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride and Little Spooks Hayride will offer fun for kids of all ages.
Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort is excited to announce its spooky festivities. The entire family can enjoy some Halloween fun at the First Annual Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride. Taking place in the beautiful rolling hills of Osage County, the safe, fun-filled hayrides will run Friday and Saturday evenings from October 12 through 27. Bridle Creek Halloween, held the evening of October 27, will finish off the holiday with entertainment and surprises for everyone.
Visitors to the Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride will enjoy riding safely in tractor-drawn trailers and meandering along the dark, spooky trails of the past. Various “spook stations” will surprise guests along the ride. For the little ones, the Little Spooks Funride will be a fun way to partake in the Halloween spirit. Rides will begin running at 7:30 p.m. each evening of the event and will conclude around midnight. Each ride in the Trail of Terror will cost $10 for adults and $7 for children ages six through 12. The Little Spooks Funride will be $3 per child, and adults ride free. Prices include the hayrides and all associated activities with the exception of food.
In addition to the Trail of Terror, be sure not to miss out on Bridle Creek Halloween. On October 27, Bridle Creek will host the event as a safe way for kids and their families to celebrate the holiday. Doors will open at 4 p.m., and trick-or-treat stations will be set up for children to fill their bags with goodies. Vendors will also be on hand with lots of yummy food, soft drinks and snacks. Entance admission is $1 per person. For those who need a break from the many carnival games, the Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride and the Little Spooks Funride will also be running on the night of Bridle Creek Halloween.
Adding to the excitement of Bridle Creek Halloween will be a costume contest. Registration will start at 4 p.m., and judging will begin at 5 p.m. at Bridle Creek’s indoor arena. Participants can compete in the following age categories: five and under, six through 12, 13 through 18 years, and 19 and up. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each age category. Adults are encouraged to get in the Halloween spirit and dress up.
“Spook stations” along the Trail of Terror are guaranteed to raise the hair on your neck.
Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort is located just 10 minutes from the outskirts of Tulsa and Skiatook Lake at the intersection of 52nd West Avenue and Rock School Road. Kendra Hendren, Bridle Creek’s lodge and cabin manager, advises that the entrance to Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride activities will be off of Rock School Road, not the main entrance on 52nd West Avenue. Plenty of signs and personnel will be directing visitors to the event entrance and parking areas.
Both the Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride and Bridle Creek Halloween will provide safe, spine-tingling fun. Bring your family and friends and join in the Halloween excitement. For more information or if your organization, church or business is interested in rending booth space at Bridle Creek Halloween, call Kendra Hendren at (918) 288-2882. Make plans now to get in on the Halloween fun. Call to book a cabin and spend your Halloween weekend at Bridle Creek.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.