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W.Va. Renaissance Festival To Host Haunted Hayride

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One of the many events that were forced to cancel this year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic was the West Virginia Renaissance Festival. The annual event that typically runs weekends in June was unable to operate under the COVID-19 guidelines at that time.

Through a post on social media dated May 5, festival organizers said, “We are terribly disappointed to announce that we will not be able to open the festival this year. We pray for everyone’s safety and can’t wait to show you all the new developments in 2021.”

However, October has brought with it some good news, as the Renaissance Festival grounds will be opening this month with the Haunted Hollow Hills Hay Wagon ride, a Halloween-themed attraction geared towards families and younger attendees.

“Ride back in time down a forgotten piece of the Old Midland Trail, used by the Native Americans and then turned into a wagon trail by immigrants. Where people go, so do their gods and folklore. What memories haunt this ancient trail?” the description reads on the event’s Facebook page.

Wagons will be running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in October. The attraction will also feature games such as knife-throwing and ax-throwing. There will also be some special treats for children who attend in costume.

Hours for the event will be Fridays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. The last night of the event will be Saturday, October 31.

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