The Halloween Forest opens at 7:30pm. Main trail begins at 8pm. Gates close at 10:45, but we run the trail until all guests have gone through. Please note that the Halloween Forest closes 30 minutes BEFORE the main trail, so please arrive by 10pm, if you wish to experience both events.
$28 / person at gate (discounts available most nights online)
$25 / person if purchased online
$22 / person for groups (10 or more if purchased on a single transaction)
$22 / person 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
Little is known about the true owners of Zombie Farms. There are rumors that a co-op partnership was setup by an anonymous trust board representing an old order of anarchists called the Omega Corporation. They are believed to be countering the public works of the free masons. There were news reports of the OC back in 2016, but their movement seems to have gone silent since. If you would like to learn more about this mysterious group you will have to secretly join their cast and explore the truth for yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Dark Trail?
The Dark Trail is a scary trail presented by Zombie Farms every weekend 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.
Is the theme always about Zombies?
Of course not! The storyline progresses each year based on the year before it. There will always be zombies but they aren't the focus of the story each year. Prepare to be frightened by all sorts of ghouls, goblins, witches, and cleaver wielding maniacs.
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 for 2022, we have added a new experience called The "THE HALLOWEEN FOREST" - this is a new trail you can explore separate from the regular trail. It's a winding trail through a section of woods BEFORE you enter the main trail. You will get to view cool scenery from the previous 9 seasons of Zombie Farms. There is a rope to follow and serveral maps you will encounter to help you find your way since there are alternate paths you can take. There are no scare actors on this trail. So we hope you enjoy trying to find your way out of the maze.
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.
What age can walk the trail without an adult?
We ask that all kids under 16 be accompanied by an adult. Due to recent property damage by younger teens, we ask that they do not attend alone.
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.
Is the trail suitable for those who are pregnant?
No. We do not recommend any who is pregnant to walk the trail. There are jump scares, fog, and many other factors that may cause an intense reaction. The trail is also very natural with roots and debris, so it's possible to fall or stumble, if you get frightened.
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. It can be muddy in October, so don't wear your favorite pair of shoes. 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. They will be trying extra hard this year to maintain a respectable distance from our guests.
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
As you can see from our posters each year, the story line and theme is very different each year. We make more significant changes to the trail, sets, story and actors than any other haunted house or scary trail.
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.