HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE
19th Annual Haunted Train Ride and Ghoul Bus
Sponsored by Norfolk Lions and Norfolk Community League
Saturday Oct 19, 2019
"Rain or Shine"
5:00pm - 8:30pm
22 Myrtle Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
Enjoy a Haunted Train ride through the woods and a walk through the Ghoul Bus. The event is geared toward kids in kindergarten through middle school. As the evening gets darker, the ride gets scarier.
Come in a COSTUME!
There will be MUSIC and ENTERTAINMENT!
Join us for dinner at the Haunted Café! Enjoy Burgers, Hot Dogs, Snacks & Sweets.
Proceeds to benefit worthy Norfolk Causes through the Lions and Norfolk Community League.
Please bring a canned good to donate to the Norfolk Food Pantry.
TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD ONLINE FOR 2 DAYS
Sales Start at 5:00PM each day
TUE 9/17 NORFOLK RESIDENTS ONLY
WED 9/18 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Haunted Train Ride tickets sold out in record time this year.
If you weren't able to get tickets we understand your disappointment and frustration.
Tickets were sent electronically to the email address used during registration. You should have instantly received an email confirming your purchase including a PDF attachment of the tickets.
Check your Junk/SPAM folder as well and if you still did not receive them please let us know.
Tickets are limited to 10 HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE tickets per family.
EACH HAUNTED TRAIN RIDE TICKET purchased entitles the bearer to ONE GHOUL BUS TICKET.
For example: If you purchase 5 TRAIN RIDE TICKETS you can select up to 5 GHOUL BUS TICKETS.
Extra Ghoul Bus Tickets or a purchase of Ghoul Bus Tickets only is prohibited.
Tickets are $9.00 each and non refundable.
Tickets entitle the bearer to one train ride and one walk through the Ghoul Bus.
No Tickets will be Sold The Night of The Event.
Violations of the ticket policy will result in your transaction being cancelled and tickets forfeited
No One Will Be Allowed Into The Parking Lot Without A Ticket
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of the Haunted Train Ride?
The Haunted Train Ride is a fundraiser as well as a community event that is sponsored by Norfolk Community League and Norfolk Lions. All proceeds go back into the community via grants that are administered through Norfolk Community League and Norfolk Lions. In the past, Norfolk schools, the library, Stony Brook, the food pantry, and the Senior Center (just to name a few), have all benefited by funds raised by the Haunted Train Ride.
Why can't you sell more tickets?
The people that you see in the woods, loading the trains, working the cafe, acting in the Ghoul bus, and everyone else who is lending a hand are all volunteers. Even after the last person has ridden the train there is still work to be done, often well past 10:00pm. While being in the woods and scaring people on the train is super-fun, it is also exhausting! It's hard being "in character" every time the train goes by. It's too much to ask people to stay out in the woods for longer than the five plus hours they already do.
Can you do the event for an additional night?
It takes over 100 volunteers to make this event happen and often it is a struggle to get enough volunteers to keep things running safely and smoothly for even one night. It would be very difficult to get another group of volunteers for an additional evening. The event takes place on someone's private property and set up begins a few days before and clean up lasts until the next day. They need their property back in order to run their business on Monday morning.
Why did ticket prices go up from last year?
Last year, tickets were $8. The ticket price went up to $9 this year to offset the cost of fees incurred selling the tickets online. All proceeds go back into the community via grants that are administered through Norfolk Community League and Norfolk Lions.
Tickets sold out each night in minutes. I had a better chance of getting a paper ticket at the library. Can we go back to that?
Selling the tickets online within minutes would be the equivalent of selling a paper ticket to every person standing in line all at the same time, but without the hassle of waiting in line and inconveniencing library patrons and staff and causing a traffic jam on Liberty Lane.
How are we suppose to get tickets if it sells out within minutes?
There are 1700 tickets sold. Unfortunately not everyone will get a ticket. We would love it if everyone who wanted to go could get a ticket but it's just not possible (see 1&2 above). As the event draws near, many families are no longer able to attend and will sell their tickets. Keep an eye on social media.
Can we limit the tickets to Norfolk residents only?
We have taken this into consideration and this year the first night of tickets were for Norfolk residents only. There are many families who have lived in Norfolk that have supported the train and volunteered for the event but have moved to a surrounding town who would still like the opportunity to attend. Many of our teen volunteers come from out of town and their families would like the chance to ride the train too.
I bought 10 tickets but it seems like I have 20: 10 for the train and 10 for the Ghoul Bus. What happened?
You have 10 tickets. In order to be able to scan the tickets at two different entrances (the train and the bus) we needed to create two separate bar codes; one for the train and one for the bus. You paid for a train ticket and got a Ghoul bus ticket along with it for free.
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for the Haunted Train Ride! We have taken your comments and feedback into consideration. Although the train has been running for 19 years, it is a continuous process of improvement.
I never received my tickets?
All tickets were sent electronically to the email address used during registration. You should have instantly received an email confirming your purchase including a PDF attachment of the tickets. Check your Junk/SPAM folder as well and if you still did not receive them please let us know.