Those who dared to venture into the cold and wet weather were treated to a scary surprise at the Marquette County Fairgrounds.
This year marks the 13th annual Haunted Hayride hosted during the third weekend of October at what Andi Goriesky, president of Marquette County Haunted Hayride, calls the ‘scare-grounds’. Despite the mixture of rain and snow, weather cleared up right before the hayride began.
“We would like to just survive the 13th year,” Goriesky said. “You know the weather gets a little dicey but you know last night and tonight it cleared up right before so someone is looking out for us here it’s going to be a great night.”
The hayride featured 18 selected groups to participate, all receiving equal-split proceeds at the end of the weekend for their work during the hayride.
Of those 18 groups include Northern Michigan University’s NMU Dance Team, Superior Arts Youth Theatre and VFW Post #5670.
If you missed your chance to be scared, the last hayride of the year will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7:30-11 p.m. rain, snow or shine.