The Annual Haunted Train Ride and Ghoul Bus is a Norfolk tradition. This popular event is a true community event with all proceeds going back to worthy Norfolk causes.
During one magical night, guests experience the chills and thrills of the train ride through the haunted woods and the Ghoul Bus. Through the generosity of the Holmes Family, and staffed by over 100 adult volunteers from NCL and Norfolk Lions and over 100 teen volunteers from local high schools, it is entering its 18th year. Venues are manned by community groups from Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Norfolk Fire and Police, local businesses, Halloween enthusiasts, NCL, and Lions. Many venues have participated for over 10 years. Proceeds have benefitted every aspect of Norfolk life – schools, sports organizations, senior center, public safety, The Grange, Stony Brook, and Norfolk Library. A food drive annually stocks the Norfolk Food Pantry. Over the years, this event has raised almost $200,000 to give back to Norfolk causes.
2018 Tickets Sales This year we sold out 1700 tickets in little over an hour. We were surprised and amazed by the demand for the tickets. We understand the frustration for those that did not get tickets. Ticket sales historically have ranged from one day to four days. We cannot predict the level of demand prior to the start of the sale. While we schedule for three days, all flyers and postings have the caveat that sales continue until we sell out. As a committee, we spend a considerable amount of time and effort discussing the mechanics of ticket sales. Ticket sales have been adjusted over the years to accommodate the increased popularity of the event. While we started collecting at the door, we’ve moved to advanced ticket sales to avoid turning people away at the gate. We’ve adjusted the time of the sales to evening hours f