Yakima couple creates elaborate Halloween display in front yard
YAKIMA, Wash. - For the past 13 years, Michael Indorf and his wife Sue have put on an over the top Halloween display, called The Haunted Tents.
It started as a backyard Halloween party for their daughters but after two years they wanted to set things up in the front yard to scare trick or treaters.
“We do this as a way of providing a safe and fun way for the little ones to do trick or treating,” Michael said. “There’s not that many things out there for them and going door to door just isn’t really safe anymore.”
They started out with only two tents, three displays and 35 feet of maze, but that has since grown into a 320-foot maze with 12 displays and a new theme around every corner.
Michael says they change the maze up every year adding new displays that he hand-makes himself and the Indorfs start setting up a month in advance.
“September 25th at 7 a.m. the first tent went up and it was 10 to 14 hours a day for 32 days,” he said.
It is free to go through the maze but they are partnering with Make-A-Wish and accepting donations.
Last year, Michael says they raised around $500 and this year they already raised $600 and still have two nights left.
The Haunted Tents open tonight at 5:30 p.m. and will close around 11 p.m.
The tent display will also be open tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then in the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Indorfs display is in their front yard at 1022 S 37th Avenue off Nob Hill Blvd. and they are expecting a crowd of around 1,500 people tonight.