We are conveniently located less then 45 minutes from all the attractions listed below.
Dan and his crew set about creating scenes and planning how to best use the acres of McCray farmland to their advantage. Every scene that first year was built from scratch in backyards or on sight. The masks and costumes were from Dan's personal Halloween collection. This homemade haunted hayride was named the Monster Mash Haunted Hayride and launched Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October vowing to scare every night, weather permitting, “until the last rider runs screaming.”That first October, people came for their first visits out of curiosity. They came back for their second and third trips because they enjoyed the scares. By the third weekend, the farm ran out of room to park all the cars of customers who were coming in. The attraction has been growing ever since. The Monster Mash Haunted Hayride at McCray's became the place to be on weekends in October. Every year, we add more and more to the attraction, scenes get scarier and more interactive, and more and more customers flock to the little farm in South Hadley to be scared.Dan took the 2004 season off, due to personal reasons. Despite this, he worked hard to keep the tradition of the Haunted Hayride going. He lent equipment and talent to Doug McCray, Don's grandson, and a friend, who enthusiastically carried on the show in Dan's absence that year. Since that season and Don's passing, two new generations of McCray: Don's son, Steve, who now runs the farm and Doug, who builds and creates alongside Dan, have been partnered with Dan as they bring scary entertainment to new generations. We are now scaring young and old alike. Generations pass on word to others, just as the scare business passes into a new generation.From that first season of a shoestring budget, volunteer actors and a personal loan, the Monster Mash Haunted Hayride at McCray's Farm has grown into the largest and most talked about Haunted attraction in Western Massachusetts. As we prepare for our 24th Anniverscary season, we promise you that this season will be even better than last. We are constantly on the hunt for new and better props, costumes and scares.
For thrilling rides and world-class entertainment, visit Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA! Home to ten world class coasters and family fun like Wiggles World, Thomas Town, and Looney Tunes Movie Town. Brave the twisted new world of Bizarro, a surreal coaster, the peculiar creature from Htrae where inhabitants believe in doing the opposite of Earthly things. Experience fog and fiery flame effects timed perfectly with heart-pumping audio for an unforgettable ride DISCOUNT ADMISSION TICKETS ARE SOLD AT THE CAMPGROUND, FOR ONLY $40 EACH.
If you're a basketball fan, then you must visit the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. There are interactive kiosks loaded with Hall of Famer data and trivia, a basketball-themed restaurant, a Reebok Concept Store and a Hall of Fame gift shop. Then you can hit the full-size "Center Court" for some shooting, passing and other skill challenges or head to the second floor's high-tech, experiential attractions that allow you to measure your vertical leap, sit in the broadcaster's seat, coach a team to victory or even play a game of "Virtual Hoops."
In September, don't miss The Eastern States Exposition New England fair. Including entertainment, exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, New England history and agriculture, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade and a Mardi Gras parade and food from around the world.