October 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Wallingford Trail of Terror haunted attraction which has now donated over $1 Million to local charities. The non-profit Trail of Terror was started by Wayne Barneschi with the help of family and friends in his front yard as an elaborate Halloween decoration. Two decades later, the haunted attraction covers 4 acres of woods, is staffed with 200 volunteers a night, and entertains over 20,000 frightened guests every October. Halloween enthusiasts travel from all over the United States to visit the attraction. Barneschi plans to open a second location in the former Meriden armory by October 2015.
The Trail opens at approximately 7pm on October 3, 4, 5 | 10, 11, 12 | 17, 18, 19 | 24, 25, 26 & Nov. 1st
Timed Tickets allowing you to pick the date and time slot you wish to enter the Trail can be purchased online. Limited General admission is available each night at the Trail but sells out fast.
The outrageous staff of the Trail of Terror is made up entirely of volunteers. Our staff are also as dedicated to community charities as they are to maniacal merrymaking. Over the years, the Trail donated $700,000 to the Wallingford, CT chapter of the Red Cross. The Trail now benefits the Wallingford Emergency Shelter, works closely with C.R.E.W. (Community Revitalization Efforts of Wallingford) to support students who provide humanitarian aid in areas where it is most needed as well as donating to other various local charities in need. See our Donations website for a complete list.
The Trail of Terror is an outdoor event, unfavorable weather conditions such as rain, high winds or thunderstorms can cause unsafe conditions for both you our guests and the creatures of the Trail.