Scare Fair ready to scream at fairgrounds
After a successful drive-thru event in 2020, the Scare Fair returns in 2021 to the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby with expanded haunts for any taste.
It will also become a walk-thru event, providing plenty of opportunities for October fright. This year's Scare Fair is known as the "Harbinger of Souls."
Once again, the events center has teamed up with the group, Creatures of the Night, to offer a customized haunt at the fairgrounds. Guests can customize their experience from terrifying to family friendly by using the "creature candle," which signals the kind of experience desired. The "creature candles" provide safe passage, making terrors and monsters scared of you. Turn the candle on and the monsters shrink back into the shadows. Turn it off and the nightmares and screams run wild.
For families with children ages 10 and under, the first hour of the haunt on select nights will be designated as the Haunt Jr., a more brightly lit and friendly attraction to provide laughter and fun.
The Scare Fair runs each Friday and Saturday in October, beginning Friday, Oct. 1. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. each night.
Creatures of the Night offers haunted attractions, design and layout, deep-themed location, based storytelling, attraction management, actor management and a bevy of other services as part of their involvement. The group has a long history of haunts in the Portland area and now bring that creative passion to Canby for the Scare Fair.
Here are some characters you might run into during this year's Scare Fair:
Mary: A young lady in a white Victorian dress seen haunting the rivers and forests throughout the Willamette Valley. Something horrific happened to her long ago and she attempts to aid and protect others in her domain who walk towards similar supernatural fates.
Ole Clem: A Willamette riverboat captain who has hauled up eldritch and strange cargo in his fishing nets and has seen far worse committed near the waves of the river in the gloom of twilight.
The Cultists: Mysterious figures clad in shocking red, or river blue-green robes spotted in towns and isolated fens performing horrific and cruel rites to their eldritch unknown named gods.
Amk: Records spanning eons tell of a terrifying creature haunting the rivers and lakes of the PNW. Survivors shakily tell of long-horned skull, serpentine neck, and four legs. However, drowning, disease, and a miasmic rising fog are what brings death to the most unfortunate.
The Caretaker: Ushers people into the moist, terrifying and dark world of Creatures Nightmares.
Mark Forth: A WWII deep sea diver who went missing along the Willamette River, though a body was never recovered. Visions have been seen over the years of his ancient diving suit writing and grasping.
Tickets for Harbinger of Souls (Friday 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 to 10 p.m.) are $25. Tickets for Haunt Jr. (Saturday, 7 to 8 p.m.) are $20. A Creature Candle costs $5.
To purchase tickets, go to: https://clackamascountyfair.com/scare-fair-tickets/.
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