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‘Haunted homestead’ slated at Penfield

Halloween event Oct. 25-27

The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend. The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the fifth annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend. The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the fifth annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

— The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend.

The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the fifth annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

Jim Cawley, a Ticonderoga resident, will be joined by members of his film studio and volunteers for the event. They promise a “Hollywood-style” night of frightening fun.

The “haunted homestead” will begin at dusk and continue until 11 p.m. each night. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

The event is not recommended for children younger than age 12.

People will meet at the bonfire on the museum grounds and leave in groups to tour the Penfield house, barns and grounds.

“It’s all new every year,” Cawley said. “We’ve re-done every room in the house and amped up the special effects.

“It’s getting to be a big deal,” he said. “Last year we doubled attendance from the year before and we’re optimistic that we can draw even more people this year. It’s become a major event for Penfield.”

Cawley said the “haunted homestead” will feature Hollywood-class effects, props and movie villains such as Freddy Krueger, Jason and Michael Myers.

“Zombies, ghouls and vampires will abound,” he said. “It is not for the faint-of-heart.”

Cawley Entertainment Company and Retro Film Studios has years of production experience, having made several Star Trek movies and a Buck Rogers feature for distribution on the internet.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Penfield Museum.

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