'Creeps' Helps Scare Up the Halloween Spirit at Flamig Farm

In preparation for the annual Flamig Farm Halloween Hayrides, Creeps is helping to spread the word.

If you thought you were seeing things recently when a ghostly figure appeared from behind the Simsbury town line sign or passed through the library, most likely you weren't. A new guest at Flamig Farm has been making her way around Simsbury spreading the Halloween spirit.

This year, Flamig Farm is getting an early start to the Halloween season by introducing "Creeps: The Queen of Halloween."

Creeps has been making appearances all over town, including several local restaurants and the Simsbury Public Library.

"Creeps is an old friend from Nevin's past," said Christie Hickey. Nevin Christensen is the owner of Flamig Farm.

Farm manager Heather Winarski said Creeps decided to help promote the farm's annual hayrides by scaring up some business.

"We're trying to get people to know about her so when they run into her it won't be so weird," Winarski said.

The Flamig Farm Halloween Hayrides draw as many as 1,000 people in one night, according to Winarski. Tickets for the 45-minute ride sell out quickly and this year the farm is opening sales earlier than it has in the past.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Tuesday, September 4 at 9 a.m. and cost $25 each. Hayrides will be held on October 19-20 and October 26-27.

Although you can't purchase tickets from Creeps, she loves a good conversation- especially after not talking to anyone for the past 100 years.

"She loves talking. If anyone should see her out, people should by all means stop and talk to her," Hickey said.


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