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Coleman Tri-County Haunted Forest returns

  • The Coleman Tri-County hearse again will be featured at the Haunted Forest this weekend at the Saline County Fairground.

    The Coleman Tri-County hearse again will be featured at the Haunted Forest this weekend at the Saline County Fairground.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 10/11/2019 5:10 PM

SALINE COUNTY -- The Coleman Tri-County Haunted Forest will return this weekend featuring actor Bob Elmore, better known as "Leatherface" in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Lisa Knight, who organizes the Haunted Forest, said fans of horror movies and the Halloween holiday have told her they are looking forward to the event.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the Haunted Forest will be featured. It's a drive-through event, where participants may take cars through for $10 per vehicle. Those wishing to bring their own hayrides pay $20.

Knight said vehicles should approach from Illinois 34. Those bringing hayrides should drive north on Illinois 34 past the fairgrounds, turn west on Mount Moriah Road, and then turn back south on Oglesby Road to come in on the back side of the fairground. The measure helps avoid traffic congestion, she said.

In addition, individuals may pay $5 each to ride on Coleman Tri-County's hayrides. When a wagon is full, it goes to the front of the line, and generally is a quicker way to get through the haunted forest.

The Coleman Tri-County hayride location is at Sherrod Collision Center near the fairground.

The haunted forest began in Ridgway, and in recent years moved to Harrisburg to accommodate the growing number of people who wanted to drive through.