The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn. For the sixth year, this spooky non-profit fundraiser is set to chill and thrill patrons.
Funds raised this year will benefit the family of the late Jennifer Lee, whose nearly three year battle with leukemia ended last month, leaving behind her husband and five-year-old autistic son, and the Chatfield High School Service Club, whose members will be helping to run Nightmare this year to raise money for their service projects. Staff from Chatfield Schools will also be helping to run the event in support of Jen’s husband Mitch Lee, Chatfield on-line teacher, and the Service Club.
Each year Nightmare is different from the last. Routes are changed, walls are moved, and details abound. Hundreds of hours every year go into the metamorphosis of this scary delight. Attendees can expect creepy scenes, hand-carved pumpkins, a labyrinth, screams and moans, surprises and scares, live actors, and maybe even an apparition of DEATH.
Creating and hosting this six-night event are Paul and Regan Little of Fountain, with their teens Logan and Demery. Numerous others help with the presentation of the event.
The theme this year is Hitchcock. Many of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movies are creepy to start with, like Psycho and The Birds, but at Nightmare they will be twisted even more for creepy, scary fun throughout the event. See if you can spot the movies while enjoying all of Nightmare, and see if you can find Hitchcock in each movie!
Nightmare will be running in all its gory glory October 21 and 22, and October 28 to 31; 7-10 p.m. each night. Special “lower scare” requests can be made for those who prefer their spookiness with less “pop.”
Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn lurks behind 609 First Street in Fountain, Minn. Minimum donation requested is $5 per person. Like us on Facebook!