COVID 19 Safety Guidelines

Yes, A Petrified Forest will OPEN this Halloween Season for its 13th year!

As a long-standing, community-based event, the decision to move ahead has not been taken lightly. The safety of our guests and our creature crew is our first priority. With that said, in collaboration with the CDC, local and state officials, we have a well thought out plan to safeguard our guests, creature crew, and vendors during these extraordinary times.

Advance Online Ticket Sales

Tickets will be purchased in advance and your group will choose an arrival time slot. Once you’ve purchased your ticket - you will show your cell phone at the gate. Credit cards are the only method of payment.

Limited Capacity

Temperature Icon Reducing the amount of guests will help social distancing. Did you know that 3 chainsaws, end to end, is roughly 6 feet? Just saying.


Our creature crew will not participate if they aren’t feeling well

Temperature Icon All workers will be temperature checked upon arrival and we are asking our crew to stay home if they are not feeling well, or exposed to anyone not feeling well, or diagnosed with COVID 19.


Guests should stay home if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to anyone with COVID 19

Temperature Icon If you become ill after you’ve purchased your tickets, we will reschedule your time slot or refund your purchase price. Please stay home.



Our guests and staff will be required to adhere to local guidelines regarding the use of facial coverings

Mask Icon Facial coverings are not Halloween Masks; we are asking guests to wear a cloth or medical grade protective facial covering.



Security screening and temperature checks

Temperature Icon There will be a security checkpoint as always (no weapons or alcohol), but this year we will also add temperature checks. Once you’ve cleared the checkpoint, there will be a hand sanitizing station for guests to use prior to entry and at each trail entrance.

Only you and your guests will be grouped together

6 foot distance icon There will be smaller groups of guests comprised of only you and your guests. We ask that you stay with your group in our designated areas



The front yard area will look different this year

6 foot distance icon There will be a food vendor, a merchandise booth, and a DJ stage. It will be extremely important to maintain the 6ft social distancing requirement at all times. We will have crew members helping remind guests to respect the space needed for safety..

Entering the trails

6 foot distance icon Hand sanitizer stations are at each entrance and must be used to enter. Practice social distancing, stay with your group, do not touch the creature crew, and avoid touching the forest props. Please follow all instructions.


A few things will look and feel different during A Petrified Forest Haunt Season 2020 but one thing will remain the same – there will be a whole lot of horrifying fun!

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