French Creek Fright helps others with Candy Trail


BUCKHANNON — Spooky season is in full force as Halloween rapidly approaches and Upshur County offers another new attraction.

In French Creek, Laura Duvall and Max Hollis opened their first annual “French Creek Fright” Candy Trail, offering family-friendly fun to all visitors.

For just $10, visitors of all ages can take part in a spooky candy trail, finding hidden candy throughout the haunted path. Tickets also include s’mores and Halloween themed games such as a pumpkin ring toss, a balloon pop, musical chairs, and even taking down monsters in a graveyard using nerf guns!

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Buckhannon Fire Department. The menu includes BBQ sandwiches, hotdogs, chips, cookies, hot chocolate and more.

Laura and Max’s family reportedly moved from Virginia in hopes of starting a non-profit ranch for homeless veterans—The Sunflower Ranch. They are currently operating solely out-of-pocket and through fundraising events, raising money to make their dream a reality.

Visiting French Creek Fright this Halloween is not only a spooky good time, but it also supports the fire department, homeless veterans, and the family behind the action—helping countless people in return. They are hoping to host events year round, including a “Santa’s Workshop” in December!

Located at 6412 Alton Road, French Creek Fright is open for all ages every weekend in October—Fridays 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturdays 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for family fun, a good scare, great food, and festive activities—all while supporting multiple good causes in Upshur County!

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