Putting the “ooo” in East Sooke

Eerie Acres in East Sooke open for three scary and spooky nights

There is a one-acre property in East Sooke that is home to a unique yearly haunted attraction. This is not your everyday haunted house. Starting this Friday, Eerie Acres takes you on a 20-minute tour through the house, the woods, full scale effects, and a cemetery with many creatures roaming throughout.

Founders Lindsay and Parry Trowell have been operating the full tour for eight years now, with the help of up to 21 volunteers each night. Volunteers range from friends, neighbours, local volunteer firefighters, to drama students

“People come from as far as Oak Bay and Sidney to have some Halloween fun for a worthwhile cause. Every year we get bigger and better, adding more stations and effects to our haunt.

“What sets us apart from the other haunts, is that we provide guided tours for all ages,thrill seekers, and even the faint of heart. We radio ahead to our volunteers and customize each tour based on the participants scare level.”

They also provide bail out areas for chickens and children at any time throughout the tour.

Last year, there were over 600 people through the attraction in three nights, and the Trowells’ donate a large portion of proceeds to local charities in need, as well as a large collection of non-perishables for the Sooke Food Bank.

“We try to make it affordable for groups of people and families looking for a fun night out.This year we are donating proceeds to the Youth in Care Network. There is a suggested $4 dollar donation per person or a non perishable food item per person.”

Eerie Acres is sure to be a success again this year. There is lots of parking along the streets, and rain shelters set up for waiting victims. Be sure to bring good shoes and a jacket, as tghe event goes on rain or shine.

Where:

1468 Woodcock Rd

Follow signs from Gillespe Road or Google Maps

When:

Friday, Oct. 24

7-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 25

7-10:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct 31,

Halloween night

7-10:30 p.m.

RAIN or SHINE

Admission:

Suggested donation $4 per person or one non-perishable food item per person.

Info or to volunteer: Send email to eerieacres@yahoo.com