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All-new Temecula Terror haunt announces mazes and attractions

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

This October, Southern California is offering a hauntingly-good time with Temecula Terror, the all-new horrifying haunt on select dates Oct. 1-31, 2021, at Galway Downs in the hills of the Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Temecula Terror
Images courtesy of Temecula Terror

The first-year event — dubbed an indie haunt with local roots — was created by area event production companies Bloodshed Brothers and Creative Coven and invites thrill-seekers to visit the first-ever Halloween Harvest Carnival hosted by a spooky town at a forgotten stop on the Butterfield Stage Route in the Temecula Valley.

Along with a trio of horrifying mazes, the event will feature a scare zone that will lure guests into the fog with the sounds of chainsaws echoing through the valley as creepy carnival clowns await in the shadows and two bars serving creepy cocktails and brews (for VIP ticket holders, there will also be an additional exclusive bar, patio, and secret spirit speakeasy).

The Temecula Terror Mazes

Temecula Terror - 301 Hyde Street Maze

Already attracting interest on social media with #HydeOrDie, 301 Hyde Street invites haunt lovers to knock on the “haunted house” door of the home of the fictional (yet notorious) social pariah Otis Hatcher. Unfortunately, when the new Halloween Harvest Carnival debuted in town, it upstaged Otis’ self-proclaimed title as the “Town King of Halloween,” so to seek revenge, Otis lures trick or treaters into a deadly trap.

Temecula Terror - The Crypt Maze

Thrill-seekers can test their fears in The Crypt, where guests make their way through a graveyard, venturing beyond the headstones and into the damp twists and turns of the forgotten catacombs. Brave souls who dare enter The Crypt are sure to lose their way in the darkness, but what will be found there is a terrifying brush with a tormented and beckoning afterlife.

Temecula Terror - Butterfield Assylum Maze

Through a maze named after the real-life Butterfield Stage Trail, Temecula Terror is bringing the dark side of Temecula history to life, where the minds of the Butterfield Asylum inmates were eaten away by their labor in the valley’s excruciating heat, leaving nothing but their most primal deviant inclinations behind for visitors to survive.


Temecula Terror will take place from 5-11 p.m. on Oct. 1-3, Oct. 7-10, Oct. 14-17, Oct. 21-24, and Oct. 28-31. For younger Halloween lovers, kid-friendly Family Fright hours are from 5-7 p.m. (before the real scares begin) and include harvest carnival games, photo-ops, trick-or-treating, and a kids costume contest.

Tickets for Temecula Terror start at $25 per adult (12+ years) and $10 for children (Family Fright). Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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