Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions, which also include joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon for admission into Ridgefield Farm's House of Panic and Haunted Hayride, located in Harper's Ferry, WV (normally $10 for adults, $8 for children under 15). The exhilarating two-part straw-excursion starts with a journey through the anxiety-provoking IHOP (International House of Panic), where close quarters will fuel up timid terror tanks in time to hitch a ride on the horrifying haywagons for a foreboding frolic through fright-filled farm fields. Hauntings begin at dark every Friday and Saturday night in October, and the last hayride leaves at 10 p.m.
Ridgefield Farm & Orchard
The sun has risen over Ridgefield Farm & Orchard for more than a century, dusting its orchard's apple trees, its winding cornfield maze, and its acres of pumpkins with warm, nurturing rays. Generations have flocked there from across the country, snipping fresh buds from flower gardens during the summer months and picking perfect pumpkins, enjoying hay rides, and getting confused in the Gian Corn Maze in the fall. The onsite country store peddles seasonal produce, jams and preserves, cider, and many popular gift items.