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The drive-thru Scare Fair at the Clackamas County Event Center will bring haunted house vibe to the area

The drive-thru entertainment concept is catching on nicely. The Clackamas County Event Center is putting that concept to good use in October with their take on a Halloween haunted house — the Scare Fair.

The drive-thru haunt will feature creations from four different places around the valley who otherwise wouldn't be able to use their skills after their normal haunted events have been canceled.

The Scare Fair will run four weekends, Friday through Sunday, beginning Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

"Things are progressing well and we're excited," said Tyler Nizer, the center's marketing and event coordinator. "With this drive-thru event, I'm hoping people will basically be able to experience the sights and sounds of Halloween. We're hoping they can have a close experience to a haunted house."

Additionally, the haunt is hoping to have the sounds of Halloween available via radio.

FILE PHOTO - There are four veteran haunted house groups working to help give this year's Scare Fair the proper Halloween vibe. So, who knows what drive-thru visitors may encounter at the fairgrounds.

"We are working on creative ways to do that so folks can listen as they drive through," Nizer said.

Working their magic on the fairgrounds in an attempt to turn it into a haunt worthy of thrills are the folks behind Davis Cemetery, Nightmare Factory, Fearlandia and Creatures of the Night. All four of the organizations have passionate followings up and down the valley.

Nizer said it's exciting to have their talents descend on Canby. And, it will help them as their fundraising efforts have been stymied by their haunts being closed due to COVID-19.

"They were pretty excited that they still get to do something," said Nizer. "We are hoping to support them this year and contribute to help that industry."

In addition to the haunt, some special activities are planned, including two performances by Allegro Dance Studio, which will put on two performances of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Oct. 9 and 30. Those performances will be at 6:45 p.m. and there are separate ticket sales for them. People need to pay admission to watch the dance routine and then they can go through the Scare Fair.

"We're just excited to get it going," Nizer said.

Tickets are $20 for a vehicle with multiple occupants and $11 for a single user. Tickets are available at

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