About Us

How it started…
Ron Nowell and friends that enjoy Halloween, like Dick Ernst and Peggy Mills, who are now starting their 18th year, decided that Jefferson County would enjoy a scary and fun filled event in October. No Fall Harvest Days for us, we wanted a true scare fest to get the heart pumping. Ron had a few good friends on the fairground board and they allowed us to start, what has become a major Halloween activity. The haunted house began in 1994. Later in 1999 Ron started Country Roads Car Club and The Haunted Fairground became a club sponsored event.

Where does the money go?
Ron and the original group decided that all money earned on this event, would go back into the community to help others less fortunate. All money earned at the Haunted Fairground less expenses, is donated to five local charities, at an awards meeting every November.

Donations…
In the past 18 years, the Haunted Fairground in Jefferson County, West Virginia has donated over $150,500 to local Jefferson County Charities.

The Charities are…
Santa’s Toy Shop, A Kiwanis Project, Jefferson County Community Ministries Food Pantry, Jefferson County Fire and Rescue, and Panhandle Free Clinic.