Haunted Tent City is back in Ramstein

by Senior Airman Katherine Holt
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

For the first time, Haunted Tent City is scheduled to be held on Ramstein Air Base in the wooded area across from Burger King today through Monday.

“Guests can expect a fun and scary night in the woods of Ramstein,” said Staff Sgt. Chris Harward, the lead for this year’s Haunted Tent City. “We are hosting 10 attractions featuring a panic room, checker board room, a snake room, a black out room and a haunted forest.”

Hosting the Haunted Tent City on Ramstein is not the only thing veterans will find different about this year’s events.

“We are offering two different versions of our Haunted Tent City,” said Harward. “We are starting off the evening with ‘Light Fright’ from 5 to 7 p.m. This time is geared toward those who want to bring the entire family out to enjoy this event.”

“Light Fright” is set up for minimal scare and all actors will be out in the open areas of the attractions for all to see. Those who enjoy the thrill of the scare needn’t worry.

“’Full Fright’ rears its ugly head at 7 p.m. and scares until midnight,” Harward said. “This is Haunted Tent City at its best. I would recommend that those with children who scare easily please attend during ‘Light Fright’ times.”

All Department of Defense affiliated personnel will be charged $3 for “Light Fright” and $5 for “Full Fright.” As it has been in the past, proceeds from the event will be given back to the local community. In the past, the attraction was not recommended for children under the age of 12. Even with the new “Light Fright” edition parents are asked to use caution with their children when choosing a time to attend.

“This event by nature can be scarier for some more than others,” said Harward. “We ask that parents use their best judgment in selecting a time which is best suited for their children’s age and scare factor.”

Patrons are to park in the Ramstein Elementary School parking lot, the old base exchange parking lot. The far end of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center parking lot near Burger King will be used for overflow parking.