Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
What Days will you be open?
Hours will you be open?
How much does it cost?
How scary is the Haunted Hayrides/Screamatorium Experience?
Is there a parking fee?
How long does it take?
How do I purchase tickets?
What rules must I follow while visiting the Haunted Hayrides?
Is the Haunted Hayrides wheelchair accessible?
Can I wear my own costume to the Haunted Hayrides?
Is there a different admission price for children?
What is the age limit/requirement to get in to the Haunted Hayrides?
Do you offer group discounts?
What if it rains or snows? Will Haunted Hayrides close if the weather is bad?
Do you use live rodents, snakes, animals, bugs, real weapons, real chainsaws, etc.?
What kind of effects should I expect?
If they scare me, can I hit them, kick them, and scream at them?
Will I be injured, tortured, dismembered, or killed at your event?
Can I take pictures or video?
Will Haunted Hayride “actors” touch me?
Are there restrictions for pregnant women or people having health problems?
How long do I have to wait in line?
Can tickets be resold?
I lost my phone/jewelry/shoes on the hayride. Can you help me find it?
Why do you have so many rules?
If I have a problem or complaint, what number do I call?
Q: How do I get there?
A: The Haunted Hayride is located at 3329 Eddy Rd, Williamson NY 14589. From Rochester, take Rt. 104 East to Rt. 21 and look for the big lighted sign. Travel South on Rt. 21 for approximately 1 mile. Look for the big lighted sign for Eddy Rd, turn and follow the arrows to the Hayride. You’ll know you’re there when you see the scary red-glowing eyes on the top of the barn silo on your right-hand side.
Q: What Days will you be open?
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: How scary is the Haunted Hayrides/Screamatorium Experience?
A: It’s scary. There are plenty of surprises and “around the corner” scares (and sets) designed to keep your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. It is not for the faint of heart.
The Hayride and Screamatorium are not recommended for children under 8 years of age. It is a high scare, high startle content experience. There will be no refunds after a ticket is purchased and a patron has entered the Hayride.
The Hayride and Screamatorium are not recommended for people with heart or back problems, pregnant women, people prone to seizures or anyone who has an affliction that is made worse by fear, anxiety or flashing lights. Also, this event is not recommended for anyone with health issues that can be made worse or aggravated by riding this ride and/or any other form of participation.
Q: How long does it take?
A: The Haunted Hayride typically runs approximately 25 minutes. It can—but rarely runs up to 35 minutes. The Screamatorium takes approximately 15 minutes for the average person. All other attractions are variable.
Q: How do I purchase tickets?
A: You can purchase tickets at the door. Our box office accepts both cash and credit card. You can purchase advance discount tickets online here or at any participating Wegmans customer service desk.
Q: What rules must I follow while visiting the Haunted Hayrides?
A: For your safety and the safety of other customers and our employees, we have a number of basic rules which must be followed at all times: Please….
- NO SMOKING on the wagon or inside the attractions at any time.
- No food or beverages on the wagon
- Do not stand on the wagon
- Do not leave the wagon at any time. Anyone leaving the wagon during the Hayride will be escorted from the premises.
- Small children (or those who scare easily) should sit in the middle of the wagon
- No running…the terrain is uneven. It’s a working farm.
- No intentional touching of actors
- No flash cameras or video photography allowed
- No flashlights or lighters are allowed to be used on/in any attraction
- No picking and/or throwing apples (or throwing anything else for that matter)
- Please refrain from going to the bathroom inside any of the attractions
- Do not bring any weapons, alcoholic beverages, or pets to the Hayrides
- Do not wear open toes shoes or flip flops
- Individuals who appear intoxicated will be removed from the venue, with absolutely no exceptions
Q: Is the Haunted Hayrides wheelchair accessible?
A: Not entirely. The Hayride and most other attractions are accessible. The Screamatorium is not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, narrow hallways, and typical Haunted House props and elements an individual may encounter.
Q: Can I wear my own costume to the Haunted Hayrides?
A: Costumes are okay, but masks are not allowed for the safety of our employees and guests. Whatever you do don’t dress like a zombie, you may be shot.
Q: What is the age limit/requirement to get in to the Haunted Hayrides?
A: We do not recommend any of the Haunted Hayrides attractions for children under age 8. However, it is up to the parents. Children under 8 must be escorted by an adult. Many young children will have a great time. Others will not make it all the way through. (Even some adults get too scared to make it through) We incorporate loud music, strobe lights, fog machines and gory creatures to make up our shows. Please be aware that if you (or a member of your party) are too scared to make it through, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. (EVEN IF you have not started the Hayride)
Q: Do you offer group discounts?
A: Yes…by the wagon. Click here to book a private wagon, subject to availability. Advance reservations are required.
Q: What if it rains or snows? Will Haunted Hayrides close if the weather is bad?
A: We have rarely closed due to inclement weather—Haunted Hayrides run rain/snow or shine. Most of the Haunted Hayride is outside so you will get wet/cold—dress accordingly. We do have covered areas outside to take cover if it’s raining. We will do our best to post an update on social media or make announcements on the radio in the event of a closure. Be sure to refresh your page for the most current information. In the event of closure due to severe weather, purchased tickets can be redeemed on another night.
Q: Do you use live rodents, snakes, animals, bugs, real weapons, real chainsaws, etc.?
A: Why do you ask? Are you skeered? Are you a yellow-bellied chicken? Stop being such a baby and just enjoy the show!
Q: What kind of effects should I expect?
A: There will be blood, demons, ghosts, phantoms, zombies, violence, gore, loud noises, gunfire, chainsaws, strobe lights, stairs, tight passageways, darkness, smoke, fire and destruction. You may get a little water sprayed on you.
Q: If they scare me, can I hit them, kick them, and scream at them?
A: Scream all you want—that’s the fun of it. If you assault any of our staff, Wayne County Sheriff officers will take you directly to jail. For the safety of our guests and staff, we use security cameras throughout the event.
Q: Will I be injured, tortured, dismembered, or killed at your event?
A: We go to great lengths to provide a fun, safe experience for our guests. If you follow our rules, stay on the wagon, follow the direction of your wagon guides and do not touch the employees or scenery, you will make it through safely. We have a security team on the premises during all hours of operation for your safety.
Q: Will Haunted Hayride “actors” touch me?
A: Unlike other haunted attractions, you WILL be touched. You may be shocked, tortured, exposed to the elements, etc. We cannot give away all the secrets but you get the idea.
Q: Are there restrictions for pregnant women or people having health problems?
A: In general you need to be in good physical condition to survive the attractions of The Haunted Hayrides. Please consult your doctor to find out if an intense experience is appropriate for your condition. Do not enter if you suspect your health is at risk. You should not enter with the following conditions: Pregnancy, heart conditions, nausea, obesity, back problems, epilepsy, breathing problems, bladder control loss.
Q: How long do I have to wait in line?
A: Wait times will vary depending on the day of your visit. The two weekends prior to Halloween will have the longest wait times. Taking advantage of the great savings on Thursday or Sunday nights usually allows for the shortest lines. Coming on a Friday or Saturday is only advisable if you do not mind some lines or longer waits. It’s advisable that you come early in the season for shortest waits.
Q: Can tickets be resold?
A: Tickets are void if resold. Tickets purchased anywhere other than the Haunted Hayrides box office, GetMyPERKS.com or Wegmans customer service desk will not be honored. Tickets purchased at our box office must be used on the date of purchase. We will aggressively prosecute any individual selling counterfeit tickets.
Q: I lost my phone/jewelry/shoes on the hayride. Can you help me find it?
A: Please make sure any items you bring are securely in your pockets at all times… or better yet, leave them in the car. We will not be able to check for lost items while attractions are open. Your lost items might not be found until the end of the night or the next morning, sometimes not until after the season. If you might have dropped an item inside one of our attractions, please phone or e-mail us with the details. Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester or DeFisher Fruit Farms are not responsible for any personal items lost on the property.
Q: Why do you have so many rules?
A: All rules are strictly enforced for the safety of our guests. Anyone violating the rules may be asked to leave the property with or without warning, and without refund.
Due to the intense nature of this experience, we have adopted a Strong Policy regarding adherence to these rules, which are intended to keep you, other customers and our actors safe. Our Strong Policy is a zero tolerance for violation of any of these rules. Violation will result in immediate removal from the venue. No refunds.
Keep in mind that this is a working farm operated in a rural, rustic, Apple Farm setting and natural environments.. You may encounter uneven terrain, rocks, and possibly areas of mud on the Hayride attraction (if it has rained heavily prior to your entry); also, if you leave the wagon or trail you will not be able to see and will most likely encounter brush, trees, stones and other items inherent to being in an orchard woods, or staging materials inherent to a stage production. Please obey both common sense and established rules of each attraction when visiting. We welcome any and all input to help us improve the venue and your experience.
Q: If I have a problem or complaint, who should I contact?
A: Please email HauntedHayrides@entercom.com or call and leave a message with your question/concern 585-423-2991 and someone will follow up with you within 24-48 hours….