More is better seems to be the running theme at Sherod’s Fright Farm, which returns this month for a second year.
The Fright Farm started last year when Kyle Sherod, with help from family and friends, transformed two barns on his parents’ farm into haunted houses, packed with animatronics, flashing lights, staged gore and plenty to scare visitors.
Even then, the whole project was extensive, with hours of woodwork and decorating, 17 animatronics, two buildings, and around 15 workers between staff on operating nights and actors in the haunted houses. The project itself was an extension of smaller-scale haunted houses the family had done for fun, and a pumpkin patch that had been made available during around Halloween.
Sherod said he noticed people had to drive all the way up to the Twin Cities to see a big haunted house operation for Halloween.
“I want there to be things for people to do out here in Montevideo,” Sherod said. “The big goal is to get people from the cities to want to come out here.”
After the Fright Farm wrapped up last year, Sherod got to work on a number of big updates for this year.
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