The new event will feature the area's largest haunted house attraction with more than 20,000-square feet called, "Scare at the Fair."
The Fall Festival will also include a Harvest Pavilion that will be filled with a straw maze, petting zoo, pumpkins, decorating station, picnic area and educational agricultural displays.
The event is being presented by Regional Hospital with proceeds from Scare at the Fair benefiting the United Way of the Wabash Valley.
The Harvest Pavilion will be geared toward younger children and available for schools, day cares and other groups for field trips during the weekdays by appointment. The cost is $4 per person and it includes a pumpkin along with all the activities in the Harvest Pavilion.
Visitors will learn about where food comes from and the history of farming. The Harvest Pavilion will be home to the Barn Yard Petting Zoo, Xocia Chocolate Picnic Area, Hobson's Farm Straw Maze, P&T House Drawn Carriage Rides, Greg Ewing for Sheriff Pumpking Carving and Decorating area along with antique farm equipment and more.
Concessions will be available for an additional cost.
The Harvest Pavilion will be open from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, and noon-6 p.m., Sunday.
Scare at the Fair will be located in the Commercial Exhibit Hall, sponsored by MIX-FM 100.7. The event will provide teens and adults with a thrilling and, at times, terrifying haunted house experience.
The free span facility allows for larger than life horror and will take several minutes to complete.
A tour guide will lead small groups through the event.
Tickets are $5 and a fast pass may be purchased for an additional $3 to avoid lines.
Scare at the Fair is open 7-10 p.m., Thursday, 7-11 p.m., Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, and noon-6 p.m., Sunday.
Scare at the Fair is accepting applications for volunteers interested in helping with the haunted house, needing the following: actors, make-up artists, tour guides and construction workers.
Interested parties may fill out an application online at www.vigofair.com.
The website also highlights more details about the festival at the fairgrounds.
For additional information and to book field trips to the Harvest Pavilion, call 812-201-3058.
The Fall Festival at the Fairgrounds is being produced and managed by Edge Marketing, Inc.