A local artist, Joe Rodriguez wears 3D glasses as he puts his final brush strokes to the images intended to frighten visitors to the KC Scaregrounds, which open Friday night, Oct. 11, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
Rodriguez adds his finishing touches about midnight. He’s using 3D paint as he completes his work on what soon will be the 3D haunted house, which the Steel Beam Theatre promises will offer bone-chilling thrills to visitors, according to a release from the theater troupe.
This is the KC Scaregrounds’ third year, and the event — Steel Beam Theatre’s primary fundraiser — includes original ghoulish artwork by Disney's haunted mansion artist. Rodriguez uses his imagination to bring those images closer to life. Then, professional monster-actors hide in the darkened maze, which is awash with hair-raising sounds and eerie lighting, the release states.
Volunteers from the Steel Beam Theatre spend several weekends each year constructing and expanding the Scaregrounds to add terrifying rooms and hidden passageways to one of the vacant beef barns at the fairgrounds.
The use of 3D glasses add to the intensify of the seasonal venue.
Who: Participants must be over 13 or accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Tickets are $15. You can re-enter at half-price with your validated wristband. Group sales and special events also are available. Buy tickets at www.KCScaregrounds.com or at the door.
Get tickets: www.KCScaregrounds.com or at the door.
When: Opens Oct. 11. Hours are 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26.
Where: The Kane County Fairgrounds on Randall Road in St. Charles. from Randall Road and follow the “ghostly path.”
Special: For young children, monster-free 3D viewings — with treats for kids in costume — are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27, with prices of $10 for adults and $5 per child.
Steel Beam Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Steel Beam Theatre, which is in its 13th season, brings semi-professional theater, children’s theater, workshops, and other events to the Fox Valley area.