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From fun thrills to dark chills: Halloween fun for any age

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When we were little, everyone worried over their Halloween costumes and made sure to pick the very best one. We used to hurry out the door at the first sign of sunset to go door-to-door, but as we got older, it became less and less acceptable for us to put on costumes and collect free candy. While students might find Turlock and the Central Valley a boring place, there are actually plenty of things to do this time of year.
Dell’Osso Family Farm is a must for your fall activities list. The farm includes a corn maze, a haunted castle, a mystery tour ride, a bucking pumpkin (similar to a mechanical bull), zip lines and much more. The popular fall attraction is located in Lathrop and opened for the season on Oct. 4 and will remain open until Oct. 31.
Looking for a good scare? Several Haunted Houses have been set up locally. For the kids, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County has a Kids Haunted House at McHenry Museum open from Oct 24 to Oct.30 from 5-9 p.m. for $5. The Haunted Maze features some favorite Halloween characters for kids, fun games and pumpkin decorating.
McHenry Museum partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County and F&M Bank to provide a family-oriented Halloween thrill that is more like “Scooby-Doo fun and games” than “Friday the 13th terror.”
The Higbee Horror Haunt is another haunted house located in Modesto off of Veneman Avenue. The haunt features real-life characters, gore and violence, which are not recommended for children under the age of 13, expecting mothers, people suffering from claustrophobia or those with heart conditions. The Higbee Horror Haunt is open every Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. running from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 and is only $5 per person.
Also, Deathworkz is located in Modesto and is a free Haunted House that is only open on Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Each night has a different theme, usually opening at 7 p.m. and only allowing two people through the Haunt at a time, for patrons’ safety.
Some college kids might be looking for something with a crowd that’s a little older. In that case, check out Monster Bash VI at the Historic Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville. The celebration will be on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. and will include a buffet, live music and costume contest. Tickets are $19.
Or, you can do the usual and head up to Chico State with some friends for a good night of Halloween parties.

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From fun thrills to dark chills: Halloween fun for any age