Many kids will get their first taste of s’mores when the Haunted Farm Tour returns this month, says Barry Deutsch, scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 477 in Dunwoody.
The tour returns to help the community make use of the Donaldson-Bannister Farm and enjoy the spirit of Halloween, Deutsch said.
The scoutmaster said many more people than were expected showed up last year. Hosting four different events on a single day makes for the most fun, he said. The haunted tour is most appropriate for elementary school aged and younger children.
“We don’t go in the house, but around back and through the gardens,” Deutsch said. “Part is telling the history of the property, and this year we will have what we’re calling ‘ghost detectives.’”
The event will be more spooky than scary, Deutsch said, adding kids will actively learn about history when they use tools to look for spirits of the past.
Additionally, a big pasture out front will have five or six crafts and 20 or so games, Deutsch said.
In a third area, people can make s’mores with $1 kits. “Last year we made about five or six extra runs for supplies,” Deutsch said.
Not only s’mores, but fresh-grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken will be available alongside snack and dessert foods, he said.
“We’re calling it a food court this year because we’re doing a lot more,” he said. Smurti, the company that helped out last year, will be professionally catering the event.
Ashley Doolittle, who helped plan and promote the event, said last year’s fundraiser was more than just a way to help Boy Scouts attend camp.
“The event itself is really fun,” Doolittle said. “This event is a fundraiser that helps boys who can’t afford Boy Scout camp to be able to go. It’s also a great family friendly event.”
Saturday, Oct. 25, 3-9 p.m.
Donaldson-Bannister Haunted Farm Tour
4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.