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Calling all ghouls: Are you Scream Zone-worthy?

Released: September 06, 2018

DEL MAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2018) – We’re searching for a collection of fear-mongers who will play this year’s freaky goblins, ghouls, clowns and ghosts for 24 days of horror during the Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (aka ‘Scaregrounds’). The Scream Zone runs Sept. 28-Oct. 31.

Step 1: Fill out this online application.
Step 2: Channel your inner zombie or killer clown and show off your most terrifying screams and creepy laughs at an upcoming Scream Zone audition (if your application is chosen, you’ll be scheduled for an audition as early as Sept. 8).

The Scream Zone, returning for its 21st year, is a labyrinth of horrors and attractions, including a collection of three terrifying haunts: The Haunted Hayride, KarnEvil and House of Horrors. You’ll find all the scream-worthy elements of a horror show, including actors popping out of the walls, a fire-breathing dragon and more zombies than you can count.

On opening night, Sept. 28, the Triple Haunt is slashed to half-price.


Friday and Saturday: Sept. 28 and 29
Thursday-Sunday: Oct. 4-7
Wednesdays-Sundays: Oct. 10-14 and 17-21
Wednesday-Wednesday: Oct. 24-31

Friday and Saturday nights: 7 p.m.-midnight
All other nights: 7-11 p.m.

Del Mar Fairgrounds (aka “Scaregrounds”), 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA

Tickets to the Scream Zone can be purchased here.

Triple Haunt: $34 – House of Horror + Haunted Hayride + KarnEvil
• (Triple Haunt admission is slashed in half for one night only – Friday, Sept. 28!) Other promotions do not apply. Opening night attendees will also receive a return coupon for a half-price admission on Wed., Oct. 10.)
• Slashed-price school nights: Show your current high school or college ID and save $10 on Triple Haunt admission Sundays through Thursdays.

Single Haunt: $21 – Choose either the House of Horror or Haunted Hayride.

Skip the lines and add Fast Track admission to the House of Horror and/or the Haunted Hayride for $10 for a single Fast Track; $20 double Fast Track.

VIP Pass: $85
This package is built for the true haunt-lover. The VIP Pass allows one person to explore all three haunted attractions two times (plus you’ll get Fast Track entrance for the House of Horror and Haunted Hayride). Two drink tickets (pick your poison) are also included. That’s a savings of over $50!

thescreamzone.com; 858-755-1161

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 delmarfairgrounds.com.

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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