Halloween is coming back with a vengeance. Ventura County Fear Grounds is Southern California’s newest major large-scale open-air haunt. Produced by renowned master of award-winning macabre experiences, Edward Marks (Universal Studios Hollywood “Halloween Horror Nights”), who has designed and created hundreds of haunted attractions worldwide, challenges guests’ bravery weaving through his latest terror-inducing creations. Conjured by CBF Productions and The Producers Group, this ominous affair with the undead will take place Surfer’s Point LIVE at the Ventura County Fairgrounds starting Thursday, September 30th.

“Ventura and the Ventura County Fairgrounds have a storied history of putting on spectacular Halloween haunts and festivities over the years, and we want to pay homage to that with our Fear Grounds,” says CBF Productions’ founder Vincenzo Giammanco. “Between the area’s rich enthusiasm for the holiday and the incredible efforts and award-winning talents from our production partner Edward Marks, we are incredibly honored by the potential Fear Grounds has to be Ventura’s most exciting and frightening event of the Halloween season.”

Visitor’s adrenaline will be set into overdrive as they make their way through a multitude of terrifying encounters, including:

  • The Cage: Your job is to survive, and their job is to stop you.
  • The Terror Trail: Evil has escaped! Apologies for the inconvenience – but if you stay on the trail, nothing will harm you. We have the matter under control!
  • The Fright Train: Enjoy a wild train ride through 100 fields of frights.
  • The Dead End: All attendees will have access to The Dead End, which will be filled with delicious treats, a beer garden filled with spirits (and not just drinks), live entertainment, and disturbing social media photo opts for those brave enough.

“I am looking forward to bringing the excitement, screams, and laughter to the Ventura community by reviving the haunt culture with Fear Grounds,” says The Producers Group Co-CEO and Founder Edward Marks. “Growing up in California, Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait for guests to test their fears at this one-of-a-kind beachside journey to another dimension.”

Fear Grounds opens Thursday, September 30th, and will take place each Thursday through Sunday from 6-10 PM on weeknights and 11 PM on Friday/Saturday. Guests have multiple ticketing options available for purchase. For the final week, Fear Grounds will be open from Tuesday, October 26th through Sunday, October 31st.

Tickets for Fear Grounds at Surfer’s Point Live are on sale now. For safety and comfort reasons, Fear Grounds is not recommended for pregnant people, people prone to seizures, or children under the age of 13. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings are strongly recommended for all attendees: however, costumes that cover the face are not permitted to be worn inside Fear Grounds attractions. The Ventura County Fairgrounds is located at 10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura CA, 93001. For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.surferspointlive.com/fear-grounds.

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