Scary good time: Fear Fair opening Friday


‘Tis the reason for the season — getting scared — and one of the best places to get scared in Seymour is the Fear Fair haunted attraction in the Freeman Field Industrial Park.

Now in its 15th season, Seymour Jaycees’ Fear Fair brings the scares back again, starting Friday night.

“People like to pay to get scared,” said Patrick Alvey of Brown County, an actor at the haunted attraction. “It’s so much fun.”

Alvey said he had acted at other haunted attractions before coming to Fear Fair.

This year, he will be the set’s “living shadow,” a character dressed all in black used to scare people from the shadows before disappearing unseen.

Craig Montgomery of Seymour is a teacher and part-time house manager at Fear Fair. He has been involved with the haunted attraction for 12 years but said he is just as excited for this year’s scares as he has been in previous years.

The cast gathers every night during the haunting season to undergo makeup from professional artists before stepping into their extravagant costumes and slipping into character.

This year, the scares have gone beyond the traditional scenes, bringing an underground military labyrinth complete with post-apocalyptic creatures to life in the former World War II barracks at 800 A Ave. East.

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