CROW’s Halloween ‘Quarantine’ to lockdown Florence


Sept. 15, 2018 — CROW (Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops) is already preparing for its fourth annual Scare-CROW Haunted Maze — “Quarantine.” This year’s maze dates will be Oct. 26, 27, 30 and 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., with an added “Family Night” geared toward younger kids and bigger chickens to be held on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.

“The less scary night will still contain all of the same terrifying props and maze special effects, but there will be no ‘jump scares’ and fewer, more friendly wandering monsters,” says CROW Artistic Director and maze designer, Melanie Heard. 

This year’s story revolves around a terrifying zombie virus that has suddenly plagued the normally serene town of Florence. Local authorities have done their best to quarantine the gruesome creatures within the walls of the CROW Center, but accidentally left the cooler with the only known antidote within the building. Now, guests are invited to see if they can navigate through the zombies and retrieve a vial of zombie antidote before their brains get eaten.

Can YOU make it out alive?

Suggested minimum age for the scarier maze nights is 8+, and entry is always at parents’ discretion. Admission for all nights is $6 per person, per entry. Tickets are sold at the door, and cash only is accepted. 

“The haunted maze is one of our nonprofit’s biggest annual fundraisers,” says CROW Assistant Director Genevieve Meltzer. “Last year we had visitors from all across the state of Oregon who traveled to Florence to be terrified by our maze. That says something about how scary it is!” 

CROW stresses that entry into the maze will be AT YOUR OWN RISK, and nobody should enter with a medical complication or other factor that could cause difficulty.

“Our maze is the real deal. It is very frightening,” Meltzer said.

CROW is also seeking business or individual sponsors who might like to have their business name featured within the maze. Sponsorships are $250 and sponsors will receive 6 free maze passes and 2 complimentary tickets to the Holly Jolly Follies, as well as their business name visually featured within the “Zombie-filled Quarantine” area. Sponsorships can be reserved until Sept. 26 only.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, contact Melanie Heard at: 541-999-8641 or [email protected].

For more information about the maze, visit www.crowkids.com. There will also be on-site food, and a few other surprises yet to be revealed. Mark your calendar and show you care by getting scared!