Fears Gate 2013

Location: 816 North Ventura Road, Oxnard, California 93030

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Description: Oxnard's annual Halloween haunt returns for its third year. Fears Gate made its debut in 2010 in Sherman Oaks as a big-tent, clown-themed walk-through, before changing its name and moving to its current location, where it now offers three attractions: Deadtime Stories, Krazed Klowns, and Mutant Militia (the latter is an interactive paintball experience). There is also a double-wide coffin ride that is much macabre fun.

Dates are September 27-29; October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 29-31; and November 1.

Hours for the scary "Dark Tours" are 7-10pm on Sundays and weekdays; 7pm-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; with Behind the Screams Tours (for younger and more timid souls) 2-4pm on Saturdays.

Tickets are $13 for one haunt, $20 for 2, $30 for 3, and $32 for three haunts wwth extra paintball ammo for the Mutant Militia haunt. The coffin ride is $5 for one person, $9 for two. There are discounts for military personnel with valid ID.