Exploring a haunted house allows a person to be frightened with a minimal likelihood of being harmed, much like marrying a dolphin allows a person to be in love with a maximum likelihood of having a merchild. Confront your fears with today's Groupon for admission to the Nighttime Frights Barn of Horrors at Erwin Orchards in South Lyon. Admission includes a wagon ride, one glass of cider, and one donut per person. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get admission for one (a $12 value).
- For $12, you get admission for two (a $24 value).
- For $24, you get admission for four (a $48 value).
- For $36, you get admission for six (a $72 value).
Erwin Orchards' Nighttime Frights series allows people to explore a 91-year-old, 200-acre orchard with spooky attractions, including a haunted barn. Creep around the Barn of Horrors and through an eerie, glowing library and a mad scientist's lab as well-timed robotics and live actors startle errant wanderers like sasquatches shooting off firecrackers. Pile into the back of a tractor-pulled wagon for an evening tour as eyes rove over moonlit acres of apple and cherry trees. A roaring bonfire invites crowds to warm their extremities while drinking freshly pressed cider and munching on a big, crunchy dough sphere that has garnered the Oakland County Moms' Michigan Cider Mill Awards's Golden Donut Award. Parental discretion is advised, and, like the back seat of a clown car, space is limited, so admission is first come, first serve, including prepaid tickets.
More than 90 years have passed since James N. Erwin planted his first tree at Erwin Orchards. Since then, three generations of the Erwin family have expanded onto more than 200 acres of land. In the fall, trees burst with a palette of crimson, carmine, and pink as the Erwins transform their farm into a celebration of autumn. Wagons carry visitors and families around the farm during the day, and people cozy up next the bonfire on haunted attraction nights with hot cups of cider, banners of steam unfurling into the evening. Monsters wander the barn's old halls at night, and echoes of screams drift from the doors as live actors horrify visitors in a corn maze around Halloween each year. The farm strives to use biologically friendly pest controls instead of pesticides, keeping the fields of raspberries and pumpkins as safe as they were when the farm was founded.