Community haunted house offers $1,000 prize

It’s time to get spooked out at the Colusa County Fairgrounds this fall.

Starting September 30, the Community Haunted House promises to provide a spooktacular opportunity for local groups, organizations, business, and non-profits to promote their causes and make a little money in the meantime.

“We are hoping people will be creative,” said Colusa County Fair CEO, Jonathan Howard, “There all kinds of things imaginable for each room.”

Constructed inside the Fair’s Main Exhibit Hall, the community haunted house will provide a number of rooms for you to bring your favorite horror story to life.

“Each room will be a solid black interior and it is up to the entrants to design what they want it to look like or the theme portrayed,” said Howard.

Howard added that this is a great event for organizations, classes, teams, youth groups, etc. as it provides an excellent team building exercise.

“Your room is entirely designed, manned, and organized by your group,” said Howard adding that participants should sign up early to reserve their spots.

“We already have several of the rooms reserved,” he said.

There is no entry fee, and the entry voted best overall will win $1,000.

“July might seem early to be planning this event, but October will be here sooner than we think. Things like orchestrating a complete haunted house or even an individual room will take time to plan,” he said.

Applications are available at or the fair office. For information call (530) 458-2641.■

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