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Scaremare 2013

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Every fall, thousands of people visit Liberty University’s Scaremare, a unique outreach event that gives visitors a thrilling experience and, more importantly, a powerful message.

For more than four decades, Scaremare has employed heart-pounding fun to relay the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. The event, sponsored by Liberty’s Center for Youth Ministries, has grown to become one of the largest events of its kind in the Southeast. It has often drawn national and international attention, including a feature by the U.K. news service “The Guardian” last fall.

Visitors are guided along spooky trails through dark woods to a creatively designed funhouse filled with colorful characters and chilling scenes. Additional trails and a second building were added to the attractions last year for its 40th anniversary.

As guests explore Scaremare, they are ultimately confronted with the question, “What happens after we die?” Ironically, the “house of death” leads many to life. At the end of the chilling experience, they are presented with an answer — a positive message of hope.

A record crowd of more than 26,000 guests attended last year and over 3,500 responded to the Gospel message.

Scaremare 2013 Dates

Oct. 10-12, Oct. 17-19, and Oct. 24-26, open from dusk until 11 p.m., at 2300 Carroll Ave. in Lynchburg, Va.


Tickets are $8 per person. Groups of 15 or more may pre-register online or call (434) 582-7328 to secure a special rate of $6 per person. Individual tickets must be purchased at the gate.

For those looking to avoid long lines, Line Slasher tickets can be pre-purchased for groups of at least 25 and guarantee entry into Scaremare within 30 minutes of a scheduled appointment.

Every Thursday night is college and military I.D. night and tickets are $3 with a valid student or military I.D.

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