Celebrating Laurel Park’s 100th anniversary, Maryland Jockey Club plans to throw the Halloween bash of the season with an extravagant, top-of-the-line haunted house.
By Tyler Sullivan
What better way to celebrate 100 years of horse racing than with a super-sophisticated house of horror? On Friday, October 28th, 21 year-olds far and wide can hop on the “Track of Terror” at the Maryland Jockey Club all in honor of Laurel Park’s 100th anniversary. The madness will be co-hosted by two of the area’s leading radio stations and DJ’s, Toby Knapp of Hot 99.5 and Staxx Baltimore’s Z104.3. Hungry for some halloween treats? There will be an an open food, beer and wine bar from 8-10:00 p.m., along with dancing, games, and some big prize giveaways.
The Club has teamed up with Jeff Keiling of Brite Ideas, renowned House of Horror creator (with over 12 years of experience), to transform Laurel Park’s basement and corridors into an extravagant spooky fiesta. The state-of-the-art haunted mansion promises to be legend—bringing Keiling’s wide-ranging expertise and experience from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and now to the district. “I am absolutely thrilled about this event and the location couldn’t be better. I love creating and placing my art and craft in places that are rooted in a deep history with inherent mystique,” Keiling says.
The party will go on from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and if you’ve dunked your head for one too many apples, there will be taxi services from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $25.