Contributed Photo: Fright at the Museum returns this Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 27 – 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, from 7 – 9 p.m.
By Jon Johnson
PIMA – For the scariest, most thrilling Halloween Haunted House in town, be sure to visit the fourth annual Fright at the Museum at the Eastern Arizona Museum at Highway 70 and Main Street in Pima, this Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 27-29, and Monday, Halloween Night, Oct. 31, from 7 – 9 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser for the Eastern Arizona Museum and Historical Society and the cost of entry is only $5 per person.
“The way the haunted house works is we figure out the path of the haunt, and then community members take “sections” to decorate and set up however they wish,” said organizer Clint Woods. “The path changes every year, and so do the sections, so it’s always a new experience. A few of this year’s many attractions are an upgraded tunnel experience, a visit to Isla de las Muñecas (The Island of the Dolls) found in Mexico City, and a step inside the Byers’ living room from Stranger Things. At only $5 per person, it’s hard to find a better experience that also goes to a great cause.”
Touring through the various rooms one might encounter animatronics and props from Halloween’s past at the Lopez Manor, donated for the museum’s use by Ed and Josi Lopez. And this year, the haunt will feature a new collection of props, masks, costumes, and lighting thanks to donations from Darren Cookie Peshlakai and Alicia Peshlakai of Peshlakai Painting.
All proceeds go to the Eastern Arizona Museum. With previous years’ earnings, the museum has repaired the roof of the drugstore, installed air conditioning in the main museum building, and made many other needed repairs. The next big project for the museum is tackling the roof over the Carter Farm Museum.
If anyone would like to help out with the project but being scared isn’t quite their thing, they can donate at easternarizonamuseum.com or can do so by visiting and making a donation at the museum in person, Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pima Elementary PTO Halloween Carnival
While in the area, be sure to visit Pima’s Halloween Carnival at Edd Hubbard Football Field on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 – 9 p.m. The cost is just $5 per person with children 4 and under free.
There will be various games, train rides, an inflatable obstacle course, a mechanical bull, a bouncy house, food vendors, live music, a costume contest, and a cornhole tournament.
For more information call either Jillian Donham at (928) 651-3669 or Cindi Bodine at (928) 651-2422.
FFF Clubhouse Haunted House
If Pima is a drive too far but one still wants to get their scare on, an alternative is the FFF Clubhouse presents The Haunted House at 871 E. Ceairra Linda in Safford.
The cost of entry is $5 plus one can of food. Proceeds from the event go to feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving. The haunted house will run Friday – Saturday, Oct. 28-29, from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information, call or text (928) 651-0153.