Our office accepts applications starting August 1, every summer, for the Spookywoods next season. Most positions are filled within a few weeks.
Is it scary?
We love to make you scream and have a good time. No one should be forced to go through if they don’t want to. So, all you parents that drag your kicking kids by the ticket booth, please let them stay at home. I would rather see them come back when they can handle it and enjoy the show than never come see us again.
How did Spookywoods start?
Way back in 1985, when Tony Wohlgemuth was 15 years old, he and five of his friends used to camp out in the barns behind the farm house that is now the start of Spookywoods. One night, Chuck Passmore, one of the five boys, was dared to enter the old house after midnight. Chuck being the brave one he is took the dare and made his way up the creaky staircase. Once he was on the second floor he started to scream and beg for help. Micah Cox ran up the stairs to help Chuck and found out the screaming was coming from a family of bats that had made their home in the attic. This of course scared all of us boys and Micah Cox said this house is haunted. That started the haunted house that October in 1985. What started out as a staff of about 10 teenage friends and was just held in the farm house has grown into a corporation with a staff of over 300 people and a good portion of the 60-acre farm. Our first year open we sold just over 1,000 tickets in a two-week period; now, we sell over 1,000 tickets in an hour! We all are amazed that what started from a dare of teenagers has drawn visitors from as far away as New Zealand to come visit our event! Tony and his wife Donna own and operate Spookywoods, Maize Adventure, Kersey Valley Zip Line, Kersey Valley High Ropes, Kersey Valley Escape, and Kersey Valley Laser Tag.
Where do you park and how much is it?
Parking is charged at $5. When it fills up, catch a ride on our 50-passenger hayrides from the overflow lot.
Are the attractions open if it RAINS?
Heavy rains DO close the park, BUT “other” rains add to the atmosphere! Watch your local weatherman and dress appropriately. Attractions are outdoors.
Yes, the park is patrolled by uniformed Sheriff Officers. Kersey Valley, Inc. has a Zero Tolerance rate for troublemakers. Troublemakers are ejected from the park without a refund. We want everyone to have a safe and fun time!
Do you have concessions and restrooms?
Kersey Valley has a state-of-the-art full kitchen and restroom facility.
Are there things I am NOT ALLOWED to bring to Kersey Valley, Inc.?
Yes. Below are items you are not allowed to bring to Kersey Valley Spookywoods:
No pets other than service animals
No costumes unless cleared with us first
No outside food or drink of any kind
Does Kersey Valley, Inc. allow ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
You are not allowed to carry any alcoholic beverages into the park. Be advised, as we have police patrolling our area and they are known for having license checks on our road.
Can I bring my weapon to protect myself in case I get scared?
No mace, no firearms, no knives, no martial arts weapons, no problems.
Can I bring my camera and flashlight?
No, you may see the monsters waiting in the dark to scare you.
Does the "show" start at a certain time?
Tickets are available at dusk and the doors open at dark. We have walk around characters and monsters roaming through the crowds all night long.
Will the monsters touch me?
Our monsters are not supposed to touch you. If they did, they would have to carry you away. Of course, in the darker areas, something may accidentally bump into you but our monsters will never grab you. You may be grabbed by one of the members of your own group who is too terrified to continue without your help.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Bring all the kids of proper age that you want. Some aspects of our shows are extremely scary. We recommend 10 years or older, but this is up to you. If your child can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality it may be cheaper to get a baby sitter. That way the rest of you will have an opportunity to enjoy the park. Some six year olds laugh with our monsters and some nine year olds avoid our scarier attractions all together. You know your children best. We do not recommend bringing very young children or babies into the park as it can be chilly and loud, not to mention expensive. We recommend coming to the Maize Adventure with the kids, they will sleep much better.
Is there a discount for children?
We highly suggest you attend our daytime event instead, www.maizeadventure.com. We do not have a kids’ ticket as it is not designed for kids.
How long will it take to go through?
Plan on spending a few hours at our location unless you arrive before 9 p.m. As Halloween gets closer, the lines start to get longer so if time is important then don’t wait until the last-minute; get here early. We highly suggest you purchase the VIP ticket online. Each ticket is valid for one trip through the attraction.
Do you give group discounts?
Yes! Yes, we offer group discounts to groups of 20 or more people. Available online or at our office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Is it the same as last year?
No. We pride ourselves on changing most aspects of our shows every year so that we can provide a uniquely terrifying experience. We do keep most of our more popular elements due to public demand, but even these are tweaked each season to provide a more stimulating experience.
Is it as good as last year?
Better! We try our best to top ourselves each season. We spend all year designing and building new sets to give you pure horror and fun. If you liked us last year, you’ll love it this year with the added attractions. The Haunted Corn Field is really scary, our staff members were shaken up during the day!
How can I get more information?
If you have a question that was not answered here, give us a call. The number is at the bottom left of every page. You may also use our online contact form with any questions about Kersey Valley Spookywoods.