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Kristi Leonard

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Boogerwoods started right here in North Carolina 35 years ago. A child who went to Bostian Elementary was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and later passed away. Wayne Trexler and his brother started this “SPOOKY” trail in the child’s honor. This trail started just to be fun and to give kids somewhere to have a good time without spending money. It was completely free 35 years ago.

Now the trail is up and helping those suffering from Cystic Fibrous. Tickets go on sale each day at 2pm and cost $15 apiece, however all proceeds go to help Cystic Fibrosis. There is also a ticket called a “Fast Pass” which cost $25 per ticket but there is no waiting in line for you with this pass. 500 tickets go on sale each day at 2pm, therefore plan ahead to get your tickets because they might sell out before you get there. The trail opens at 7:30pm and generally stays open until 2:30am. Every 6 minutes, groups of 10 go into the woods with their 2 tour guides and undergo the spooky experience. Each tour takes about 45 minutes to complete.
No rushing through the woods takes place here — each tour takes its time inside each scene and essentially becomes part of the scares.

This year the trail will be open October 19, 20, as well as October 25-27, with an encore on October 27.

Concessions are also sold while you wait in line, which includes hamburgers and hotdogs. NO alcohol nor drugs are permitted on the grounds because this is a family environment. There is also a movie showing during the wait in line. Regardless of rain, they will be there just to spook you!

Murder Hospital, Wrong Turn, Jeepers, and Saw Underground are just a few of the many new scenes inside of this haunted trail. Classics are to be expected as well, including Mine Shift, Boogerassic, Club Booger, Dollhouse, and countless others. Each person participating in this spooktacular are volunteers,  and there are around 100 people participating this year.

SO are you ready for a SCARE??

Check them out this year for your Halloween!

Located at:
725 Phaniel Church Road
, Rockwell, NC 28138
Also check them out on Facebook at BOOGERWOODS, as well as at

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