We open at dark each night (around 8pm) and stop selling tickets at 10:30pm.
$25 / person at gate (discounts available most nights online)
$20 / person for groups (10 or more if purchased together)
$20 for active or retired military (please show ID, can only be purchased at the gate)
The Zombie Farms experience takes place on a real farm just outside the bright lights of Athens Georgia. Zombies are not treated with fear and disgust on this unqiue farm. Here we provide a safe environment for the living-challenged. We have designed a forest trail specifically for zombies so that they can rest and exist in their natural habitat. If you are one of the undead, we welcome you with open arms. Breathers are welcome to visit but for your safety we do not recommend staying too long. Our zombies are behaved but their condition leaves them longing for acts of aggression while in the presence of the living.
About the Owners
Patrick and Cynthia are a married couple with three children who have lived and worked in the Athens area for almost 20 years. They run a local web design company called AthensGuy.com and enjoy running that as their primary business. Zombie Farms is a dream that has been in the making since they were teenagers and are excited to make that dream a reality. They love living and working Athens GA and are looking forward to providing a new event to our town that they hope will become an annual tradition for many people.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Dark Trail?
The Dark Trail is a scary trail presented by Zombie Farms the last 3 weekends of October on Friday and Saturday nights. It will take about 30 minutes to traverse and is full of scary characters, zombies, swamp fog, strange noises and dark imagery.
Do you accept credit cards? We prefer cash since it helps the lines move faster (which is better for all of our customers), but yes, we can accept credit cards as well.
Is there anything new at Zombie Farms this year? Every year has a new theme, and the trail is completely redesigned to match that theme with ALL NEW SCENES. We even cut new paths, so you won't be walking the same trail year after year. New scenes and new scares will be waiting for you! So you can come year after year and know you will get to see new things. We also have marshmallows available for roasting at the camp fire and a fabulous storyteller.
Can I bring my children?
We have found some of our most enthusiastic customers to be families with children over the age of 10. There is nothing more thrilling to us than to see a family go through the trail together. The trail is dark and scary and will probably be too intense for most young children. However, if you have a child you feel can handle the scares, the age limit is just a recommendation and not a requirement. Just let the ticket sellers know you understand it is scary and feel comfortable with taking a younger child. Please remember there are no refunds if they get too scared, and there are no quick routes off the trail without going back through scary scenes.
Are there strobe lights?
Yes. We do use some strobe lights as it tends to keep the zombies self-focused instead of watching the living visitors.
What kind of trail is it?
The trail is similar to nature hiking trails in state parks. It is about 3/4 mile long and does go up and down with the terrain. Always walk - never run!
What clothing / shoes should I wear?
We recommend tennis shoes, boots or any kind of good walking shoe. This is a nature trail, so you want shoes that are appropriate to the terrain. We do not recommend flip flops, crocs, sandals, or any open-toed shoes. We also recommend long sleeves and pants (especially since October nights can be chilly).
Will anyone touch me?
We have conditioned the zombies to forgo their supernatural urges to consume living flesh so no one should touch or eat any part of your body. But the trail can be close quarters sometimes, so it's possible you may bump into or brush against one of our actors while trying to get away.
Is the trail wheelchair accessible?
Sorry, no. The terrain is hilly, and the forest has natural roots, twigs and other debris that would make it impossible to use a wheelchair.
Will you be open if it is raining?
Make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list and join our facebook page, and we will definately keep you informed of any rain delays or closings.
Can I be sent home for bad behavior?
Yes! We do not allow drinking, intoxication, vulgar behavior, foul language, acts of aggression, or weapons. The zombies are not allowed to touch you so you are not allowed to touch them.
Would this be a good event for church youth groups?
Absolutely. While the trail is a zombie infested zone, we have been careful to avoid many aspects of controversy and will remove anyone who is openly intoxicated, using foul language or acting inappropriately. Cynthia (one of the owners) is a bonafide preacher's kid and has worked hard to make sure this will be a fun event for church members.
Can I get a refund if I don't like the trail?
No. We will not give refunds for any reason. Although we hope this is not an issue we will be confronted with since we are striving to make this as fun as possible. We truly hope you enjoy your time at Zombie Farms!
Halloween Athens Ga
What is Zombie Farms
Each year is a new theme and new story, but it all started with a farmer and an idea. This little video back-story from our first year in 2012 will let you know how it all got started!
A Little Taste
Here is a little sample of what it's like at Zombie Farms... but remember, every year is different at Zombie Farms. Every year we change the theme, sets, and create all new ways to scare the undead out of you.