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2017 Terror In The Graveyard Review

Terror In The Graveyard
Menard County Fairgrounds
18450 Fairgrounds Street
Petersburg, IL 62675

Reviewed By:

Debra Parish



Visibility / Location:

Large area for lawn parking located close to event entrance. Easily found using GPS, however there were large arrowed signs located throughout town guiding the way as well as displaying distance in miles to next turn. Large flashing arrow at parking lot entrance.

Wait Entertainment:

An eerie bell can be heard ringing in the distance, as well as the screams of the victims before you. Costumed actors move about the line scaring, chasing, and posing for photos. Food truck, souvenir shoppe, and restrooms centrally located near ticket booth.


Admission: $13, age 10 and under: $10

Speed pass: $18



Event Length:

16 Minutes


LPR Score = 4.307

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Scare Factor:

Very High

Crowd Control:

Crowd control was handled well, with each tour beginning several minutes apart, moving forward at their own pace. Never ran into any other groups while moving thru event. Outdoor venue with uneven terrain, a few steps, and some small hills, may make navigation a bit tough for some patrons, however we made it thru quite easily.


Standing next to the fire awaiting your fate, a bell tolls in the distance, as a shadowed figure moves slowly toward you. A Lantern Lady summons you forward, and your tour begins. Twisting and turning, a candle lit trail leads through several eerily creepy and realisticly interactive scenes of absolute terror. A blacksmith sharpens his tools as you pass his cabin, alone in the woods. The screams of victims fill the air, as you progress deeper and further into the darkness. Ripped in two, their cries beg for your assistance.

Props are amazing! Real buildings, cars, a bus?! Wooden fences made of twigs, and the Blair Witch stick figures.. Man, this venue was intense! The scenes were so well done, and the actors were definetly on point! Overhearing one of our names, "Jessica" was taunted the entire time we were out there. I remember walking thru the baby doll scene thinking, there is no way I'm going to be able to capture all of this detail into words. Disorienting lazers and fog take the maze to an entirely new level, and I cannot begin to express how good of a job the actors did at making you feed like you were smack dab in the middle of your favorite horror story. I cannot wait to return to this venue. A++, two thumbs up, job well done!

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