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Released: September 18, 2015

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Opening Night Half Off the Triple Haunt.

Opens September 25

DEL MAR, CA. (September 17, 2015) – San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone, opens September 25 at the Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” This year, The Scream Zone has been distorted and “metamorpho-cide into murderous homicide” with BRAND NEW ATTRACTIONS!

Opening Night Half Off the Triple Haunt. The night of September 25 ONLY you can enjoy THE HOUSE OF HORROR, KARNEVIL and THE HAUNTED HAYRIDE for half the price! For more information and for ticket pricing go to:

Get ready for the scare of your life! The house has been recast, reconfigured, re-formed, embellished and embalmed. Haunting and chilling your inner core, this malicious mausoleum lodges beasts and brutes and freaks and fiends, “conjuring” the stuff of your worst nightmares. Dolls at play will taunt you to stay and play and stay and STAY! Intrigued? Come for a visit. It’s particularly peculiar. The House LIVES… for its next “visitor.”

KARNEVIL: A fatal freak show starring Dr. Marvel S. Mayhem and his travelling troupe of bloodthirsty curiosities. Headlining these vexing oddities are the disconcerting, unsettling devious deviations and mutant aberrations. This tormented troupe has a talent for thrilling and killing. The sadistic stars will amaze the masses by diverting and distracting as they “execute” their talents with exterminating determination.

THE HAUNTED HAYRIDE: Load up the truck and climb aboard the wagon of no return. “Kill Billies” are an itchin’ and a twitchin’ at the Trailer Park of Terror. Kick your shoes off and come sit a spell.
Riding through the gateway to hellacious hallucinations, Zombies await to delight and decay. The Walking Dead will meander, wander and saunter beside the craft as you move down the cold, dark, dreaded path of the deceased and departed. Who do that Voodoo that you do? Don’t ask, don’t tell. You will be carried away.

Hold on to your heart, it may just stop, cold. A sudden state of horrifying hysteria will grip you as clowns appear out of nowhere and ARE EVERYWHERE! Come Twisty, come Killjoy, come Pennywise and Pogo. These Killer Clowns render a Carnival of Souls - coulrophobia - Bozo- no show! In other words kids, this ain’t no Pagliacci! Paintball Apocalypse gives you a chance to obliterate the not so hilarious-hallucinations of your night-time terrors!

Attention parents: You are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound to wait for children. Our parent lounge is free and there are lots of things for you to do and see, including great food vendors and adult beverages. So come on down and enjoy The Scream Zone alone, or as a family.! (*Not recommended for children under 10 years old.)

The Scream Zone Dates and Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Sept. 25 & 26
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Oct. 2 – 4
Thursday through Sunday: Oct. 8 – 11 & Oct. 15 – 18
EVERY NIGHT: Starting October 21 through November 1st

Hours: Sunday - Thursday – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 7 p.m. to MIDNIGHT

2015 Admission Prices:
Triple (Combo) Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & KarnEvil - $32
Double Haunt: KarnEvil plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride - $23
Single Haunt: House of Horror or Hayride - $18.00
Apocalypse Paintball: $25.00
Apocalypse Paintball with purchase of Triple Haunt: $20.00
Additional Paintball Pellets: $5.00

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit :

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
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