To fans of the Netflix hit “Stranger Things,” the sight of Sleepy Hollow Farms means mystery and drama. For Suzie Kimmel, it’s home.
She and her husband, Brad, run the Christmas tree farm in Powder Springs, and for the second year are offering tours of their property where the beloved show filmed during season two and the yet-released season three.
For six dates, mostly Saturdays, beginning Oct. 6, you can see Hopper’s cabin, the rotting pumpkin patch and the corn maze. You can buy tickets online.
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Kimmel said they had just binged the first season of the show when Netlfix emailed them.
The show’s location scout grew up in Douglasville and thought of the 40-year-old Sleepy Hollow Farms when tasked with finding somewhere with a pumpkin patch and corn maze.
The crew filmed there six months for season two and a bit more than that for the third season.
“They’ve been nothing but a pleasure to do business with,” she said.
The opportunity to make money through their involvement with the show has been a real help to the farm, Kimmel said.
“It’s probably the only thing we do turn a profit on.”
They sell 500 tickets a night at $20 a pop. Some nights are already sold out.
This year will be different, she said. Instead of a scavenger hunt, this will be a self-guided tour that will last an hour, during which staff members will show you were the sites are and let you explore on your own. There will also be the nighttime corn maze.
Despite some people trespassing onto the area of the property where the family lives, it’s worth it for the family.
“It’s helped keep the farm going for the general public to enjoy, and that’s something we’ll forever appreciate,” Kimmel said.
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