Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kersey Valley, Inc. - NOW YEAR ROUND!

Kersey Valley, Inc. was started in October 1985 when I was just 15 years old. That simple haunted house was the start of it all. Over the past 25 years our little farm house haunt has evolved into NC's most recognized haunted attration, Sookywoods featuring a wide variety of events such as corn maze, the Maize Adventure with a Gem Dig, Pumpkin Patch, Cow Trains, Tram Rides and a Giant Jumping Pillow as well as a great Picnic Area with a gigantic do-it-yourself grill station. In 2010 we built one of the largest zip line tours in the country across our farm. It turned out not just elaborate with 14 zip line routes but it also has a number of unique characteristics. Our NC zip line is themed in aviation, featuring 10 engineered sky towers, each named after a famous city airport , e.g. ATLANTA (ATL) or ZURICH (ZRH). This is a closed course where you never touch the ground once you take off. We even added a Flight School where you learn the basics by watching a video. Zip lining North Carolina is our aim.

Working with the local county office our event farm has recently received the classification ‘AG recreation with conditions’. As it is gaining in popularity, there is a need to keep operating on a year round basis, thus allowing for non-stop zip lining.

The final hurdle to reach this goal was a public hearing in the fall of 2010. It passed with the county planning board’s approval as well as all our neighbors’ blessing. It was a huge relief to finally hear the word "APPROVED".

Of course, we have to comply with all the relevant commercial codes, such as having available code-conform toilet facilities. The required structure will be multi-functional and will include such things as a kitchen and convenience area. By early summer 2011, all will be operational

No doubt, visitors will appreciate conveniencies such as climate controlled, modern bathrooms with baby changing stations.


Blogger Jennifer said...

There are two things I look forward to every year. The NFL season to start and Spookywoods to open. And every year Im never disappointed by either. Love you guys!!!

January 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

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