It's a special evening tour of a carnival that holds a few chilling surprises. The annual Daly Mansion Haunted Hayride takes the brave participants through the landscape surrounding the historic mansion northeast of Hamilton. The rides on the hay wagons will be two nights only - Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost remains the same as last year - $5 per person.

The usual midway events are scheduled - ringmaster, sideshow attractions, games of chance and a brief stop at a quaint little funhouse. Oh, yes, there will be a clown or two. Dress warmly because weather forecasters are saying the chills will be real. Please, no young kids. This is not recommended for children under 7. Sponsors this year include Massa Home Center, Berkshire Hathaway and the Edge Restaurant. Money raised will help the Daly Mansion operations budget.