Frightful night awaits at local FFA chapter's haunted trail

Haunted Trail near Novinger, Mo. (KTVO)

The leaves are changing, crops are being harvested, and pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere.

Fall is here, and there's plenty of excitement for Halloween.

Just outside Novinger, in a harvested bean field, it hardly takes an active imagination to get your frights at night.

The Adair County R-I FFA is sending five students to a leadership conference in Washington D.C. next summer.

To get there, they’re sending others down a frightful path.

“Setting it up - that took a lot of time, everybody had to pitch in and do their part, it’s taken a lot this year,” said Adair County R-I FFA member Brady Farris. “You get some of us together and we come up with some really good ideas and we’ve done that, I feel like there’s some things that we think is pretty cool and hopefully some other people will think it’s cool too.”

“It takes quite a bit of work, because you’ve got to clear out the trail, clear out all the brush and all the tall weeds that have grown up over the year and we have to make stuff, make props, think of ideas to have,” said Koby Linder, an Adair County R-I FFA member.

A walk through the trail is $5, and FFA members say they are grateful for each person who dares to give it a try.

“We want to help give back to the community a little bit, we feel like this is a good way to do that,” said Farris.

“It’s always a good time, coming out, scaring people,” said Linder. “Just fun to do.”

Opening night of the Haunted Trail was last weekend.

There’s still many other nights to check it out for yourself: Saturday Oct. 28 from 6-11 p.m., Sunday Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m., and Tuesday Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m.

The trail is located just off Highway 6, west of the Chariton River Bridge.

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