By Jake Atnip
The Mason Times
Owners Doug and Tami Shaw opened their doors for their tenth season of scares on Oct. 2.
The Shawhaven Haunted Farm continues to grow and add attractions every year. For their 10th year the farm offers 12 attractions.
Shawhaven is open only on the weekends. It offers both daytime and nighttime activities.
Daytime activities include: pumpkin patch, non-haunted hayrides, non-haunted corn maze, animal viewing, air-cannon pumpkin shooting, and a children’s area called “Fun Valley.”
“Fun Valley” includes a miniature straw maze, straw tunnel, straw mountain, rubber duck racing, pumpkin bowling, a 70-foot slide and the “Ball Zone.” There are also photo opportunities available at the farm.
The Shawhaven Haunted Farm sits on 140 acres and offers a spooky haunted hayride that takes participants into the dark and unknown woods of Mason.
In honor of the Mason Sesquicentennial celebration, Shawhaven has cut its corn maze to replicate the Mason 150 logo.
Along with the haunted hayrides, Shawhaven offers a haunted house, haunted hayride, escape room, coffin simulator, flashlight maze and a non-haunted lighted hayride at night. Daytime activities end around 6:30 p.m. and night activities begin at 7 p.m.
Owner Tami Shaw said, “The non-haunted Chicken Hayride goes all around the farm and shows off lights that dance to Halloween music. The children really love it.”
The pumpkin patch is open during daytime activity hours and boasts a free hayride to the 3-acre field. Pumpkin prices range from 50 cents to $12 based on size. The largest pumpkin sold this year was 60 pounds.
“We like to add new things every year,” said owner Doug Shaw, “We want to make sure there is something here for everybody in the family.”
The staff at Shawhaven also offers a snack bar and shop that includes Shawhaven apparel, homemade syrup, halloween decorations and a heated mess hall so attendees can warm up during cold fall nights.
Shawhaven Farm also offers events year round for residents. These events include a Lamb Festival and a Holiday Lights on the farm hayride.
The holiday hayride starts on Thanksgiving weekend and takes guests on a 20-minute ride on a covered wagon. The ride takes guests to see 60,000 lights.
Group and school tours are available by reservation. Scouts are welcome to earn patches for completing the corn maze.
1826 Rolfe Road
Mason, MI 48854
Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 1 a.m. to 11 p.m.
All other times available by reservation