This post was written by Indiana Fear Farm co-owner Sabrina Doolan

So why isn’t Indiana Fear Farm open on Halloween? Our whole business is based around Halloween, and it’s how we make our living so for a lot it doesn’t make much sense. The key phrase there is “our living.” IFF is a family owned business based on our home farm and we’ve been open for 18 years this season. As we’ve grown, friends and other recruits have joined our staff and over the years, they’ve become family too.

I say “staff” but that staff includes not only adults but a lot of little monsters too. Of course, the adults are in typical staff positions such as combine drivers, tractor drivers, security, and more. But not all of the children are of age to be in staffing positions so we came up with what we feel is a very creative alternative to having someone just babysit them while we’re open. Every little pirate, doll, or Thriller dancer you see within our attractions, are our little kiddos. If you’ve visited the farm before, I’m sure you’ve noticed a tiny zombie or two.

It takes a certain amount of dedication (and at least a touch of insanity) to be a member of the IFF family. We choose not to be open on Halloween because we believe that family comes first. By closing our doors on Halloween, we can allow our families to celebrate together on what is, after all, our favorite holiday. From our crazy family to yours, we hope you have a safe and happy Halloween, and we look forward to scaring you next year in our 19th season!

Happy Halloween!