BUSTI – Halloween is just around the corner and a family owned and operated fall time celebration in Chautauqua County is ready to provide a good scare.
Each year the Minor family hosts Pumpkintown where residents can spend the weekend with their families and enjoy the great outdoors at their facility 3435 Baker Street extension in Busti.
New this year, the group is now offering several new activities including what they are calling the “Field of Screams.”
The 45-minute experience starts with a hayride around the property and includes a four acre corn maze with various scares built into it. So far there has been a lot of positive feedback.
“They were happy cause it was quite scary, you know, and were real happy with it,” explained co-owner Marshall Minor. “We made a few adjustments. This weekend, or first time around you kind of have to figure out what can be changed, what can be improved, what we can move around, and we made those changes from the first weekend and we’re ready for next weekend.”
There is another new attraction this year as well, called “Western Town,” an interactive paintball shooting range where animatronics pop-up.
In the end, co-owner Marshall Minor wants everyone of all ages to enjoy what they have to offer.
“Overall it makes it all worth it when you run into people and they say oh we had a great time up in Pumpkintown. The same people come back week after week, and you know, support you. It’s been a great thing, and it really has been.” says Minor. “I never dreamed that it would have got this big, and we have been supported so well from the community.”
Pumpkintown is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with the “Field of Screams” running on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.