If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend to celebrate Halloween, the Matson family has you covered with their Halloween Haunted Barn.
Ally and Ryan Matson, both huge lovers of Halloween, are new to the community and are thrilled to now call Huntsville home.
“We love how down to earth all the locals are. The pace of life slowed us down and it really makes you appreciate everything life has to offer,” said Ally.
They wanted to share their love for Halloween with their new community, and have done up the barn on their property in scary style.
The couple has been working on the project every evening since October 1, using all of the Halloween decorations they’ve been collecting over the years.
“We didn’t know if anyone would be interested but we shared some of our pictures on Facebook and it appears we have lots of folks interested in coming to see,” she said.
“You can expect all the Halloween feels once you walk up our driveway with Halloween scary music and lights. The closer you get to the barn the spookier it gets. Our youngest says his ‘legs feel wobbly’ when he enters the barn all done up for Halloween,” said Ally.
The barn has been there since before the house was built, noted Ally. “If anyone knows any other history on the barn we would love to know.”
The Haunted Barn, located at 16 North Fetterly Street (behind the court house), will be open on October 30 and 31 from 7-9 p.m. and is free to enter. It’s a pop-in style event and all ages are welcome, but viewer discretion is advised. Nothing will jump out at viewers.
The family asks that everyone adhere to all social distancing guidelines and that there is no crowding in the barn itself. Please wait your turn, and do not cross the caution-taped-off areas for your safety and the safety of others. Please do not touch anything, and don’t linger on the property.
If their event turns out to be a big hit in the community, the Matson’s will be making their Halloween Haunted Barn a yearly project.
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