10/20/2017 2:13:00 PM Award-winning field of terror right in Jackson County's backyard
Unimaginable things await visitors at King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses, including Billy the Puppet from the Jigsaw series. (Telegram Photos By Mindy Barry)
Who wants a balloon animal? Just two of the more than 50 terrifying actors at King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses.
By Mindy Barry Telegram Staff Writer
For those who dare step foot on the seemingly never-ending grounds of the King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses, none walk away disappointed. For the second year in a row, the Farrar family has made nightmares come alive during the month of October. Husband and wife duo, Justin and Brooke Farrar, have carved out over a mile-long corn maze within a seven-acre portion of their farm. Visitors have been so impressed, the King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses was awarded "Haunt of the Year" by ohiohauntedhouses.com.
"Justin just came to me one day and asked what I thought about creating a corn maze for Halloween. Two weeks later, we were open," Brooke Farrar says of the day her husband came to her proposing the idea. That was 2016-their first year operating King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses. With only those two weeks of preparation, the trail of terror won the prestigious "Haunt of the Year" award by ohiohauntedhouses.com. This website gives reviews and general information about haunted attractions around the state. The extended Farrar family gives most of the design credit to Brooke-who modestly shies away from the recognition. This year, approximately 50 actors are lurking within the maze, which whom the owners give credit for the maze's success.
Located at 131 Farrar Road in Oak Hill, the King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses welcomes thrill-seekers to experience the carnage strewn across their family farm. Concessions, including hot dogs and hot chocolate, are available for purchase. Clips from horror movies are projected on a wall of the barn and heavy metal music sets the tone for those awaiting their turn to visit the horrors awaiting beyond. Michael Meyers, Jason, Freddy Krueger, Captain Spaulding, and Leatherface, just to name a few, are all anticipating the arrival of the courageous. For the young and weak of heart, there is a kid's corn maze. The farm offers pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and fodder at reasonable prices as well.
King Farrar Field of 1,000 Corpses is open on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the remainder of October from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 per person and there are group rates available for larger parties. This year, Justin and Brooke Farrar have pledged a portion of the proceeds to W4C Jackson Hope Center. The Farrar family is already looking forward to an even bigger event next year and possibly having live musical entertainment. Renovations are currently being planned for a wedding/reception venue to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery surrounding the family farm. For more details, call (740) 418-6969 or King Farrar Presents Field of 1,000 Corpses on Facebook.