Fear on the Farm at McCray’s

The McCray family has been creating a haunted Halloween experience with Fear on the Farm since 1990. With more than 25 years in the scaring business, the family haunting has come to include numerous scares only found on the farmland. If you’re looking for a real thrill this Halloween, Fear On the Farm is the place to be!

 

“We’ve been offering our haunted hayride for 25 years since Dan Augusto of Holyoke brought the idea to my grandfather Don McCray, who agreed to let him give it a try on our farmlands,” said Doug McCray, head of the farmland.

Take a haunted hayride through McCray’s farm for a Halloween experience you won’t soon forget. Featuring more than 100 actors, many of whom continue to return year after year, the hayride will give visitors a real fright. Zombies, a clown tunnel, and a pig family are just a few of the scenes designed to scare.

 

McCray’s farm features food stands, the farm’s very own creamery, and miniature golf to keep visitors entertained. Adult hayrides begin at 7 p.m., and the kid’s hayride runs between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

The Munchkin Mash creates a not-so-frightening experience for kids under seven years old too. With a theme of “Nightmare Before Christmas,” this year is the perfect year to pay a visit to McCray’s farm!

 

If you need a ride to get you there, come check out our collection of cars here at Steve Lewis Subaru.

Finding the Perfect Fall Family Activity

Are you looking for a fun fall family activity? Fall will soon be arriving on September 22. For many, it’s the best season of the year. Whether you want to do something relaxing like apple picking, or if you prefer something a little more adventurous, everyone can find something fun to do this fall.

Top on the list of fall activities is harvesting apples, according Women’s Day magazine. Massachusetts has some of the best apple orchards around, as now is the perfect time of year to go picking. You can not only select your favorites, but also learn new recipes for homemade cider, pies, and more. Apples are truly a fall staple, and there’s nothing more fun than getting outdoors with the family.

Camping is also a blast in the fall, especially when the weather is mild. Subaru models are great for getting outdoors, as vehicles like the Forester and Outback have roomy interiors, capable powertrains, and tall ride heights to help you avoid obstacles when you drive on rough terrain. In addition to basic supplies, always be sure to pack plenty of bug spray and a first-aid kit when camping.

Would you rather stay indoors? Try a fall recipe. Pumpkins are great for carving, but you can also find varieties that are particularly great for cooking. Other gourds can make tasty fall dishes, resulting in stews and slow-roasted recipes.

For more fun fall ideas, come speak with our staff at Steve Lewis Subaru.

Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Tips for Road Trips with Kids - Steve Lewis Subaru

Taking road trips with kids can be a stressful experience. Kids can be distracting and definitely make things take a little longer than they would if you were by yourself. Here are some tips on road tripping with kids that will make things go smoother and keep you from going crazy.

Get snacks to keep your kids from getting hungry on the road. Choose dry snacks that you won’t mind cleaning up if they spill. Even if your kids have outgrown sippy cups, dig them out from storage and put their drinks in them so you don’t have to clean grape juice out of your nice tan seats.

Check out items from your library to keep the kids entertained instead of spending money on new books and games. Libraries have tons of children’s books, DVDs, board games, and even mobile hotspots. They’re a great resource!

Traveling with your spouse or another adult? Have them sit in the back and entertain the kids to keep them from getting too cranky. Factor in extra time for bathroom breaks and stopping to let them run around and get some energy out, and again, make sure they have access to snacks and drinks. Sometimes though, you’re just not going to be able to stop them from crying. And if nothing is wrong with them you just have to tune it out.

For great, road tripping vehicles, give us a call or stop by Steve Lewis Subaru!