In the quiet countryside between California and McGirk rests a quaint turkey barn. Eleven months out of the year, it serves its purpose in a familiar way. Yet, for two days in October, it transforms into something much more sinister.
Ghouls, demons and killer clowns take the place of the barn's poultry residents and set their sights on enlisting fear and terror into anyone that crosses their path. Every dark corner of the once peaceful barn rests an unsightly horror just waiting to jump out at an unsuspecting passerby.
The name of this sight is the Turkey Barn of Terror. This year it will open its chilling gates to the public 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. The price of admission is not one's soul, but a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item.
Lauren Prenger opened the site with her father about 10 years ago and it has been haunting California and its neighboring areas every since. The family-friendly spooktacular attraction invites children and adults for a heart-racing evening twice per year.
All proceeds the Turkey Barn of Terror and its collection of ghosts, vampires and other horrific inhabitants gather will be donated directly to a local food pantry.
The Turkey Barn of Terror rests hauntingly on Highway PP in McGirk at 30404 Rocky Hill Road in California. More terrifying information can be found on the site's Facebook page or by calling 573-796-4086.