Fort Dodge Fear Factory finds a new home

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
A morgue was one of the rooms featured in the Fort Dodge Fear Factory, located at 1100 Central Ave.

The Fort Dodge Fear Factory is moving its location a few blocks down the road to the Trolley Center, 900 Central Ave., according to Brooke Bickford, the organizer of the event.

“This gives people a little more excitement and a chance spend some time downtown,” Bickford said. “All the way around it’s a positive.”

The haunted house was originally planned to be held in a building located at 1100 Central Ave. But once the city of Fort Dodge found out about the event, Bickford was notified of numerous city code violations.

The haunted house at the Trolley Center will be available for tours on Oct. 26, 27, and 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bickford credited Mayor Matt Bemrich for helping to find an alternate location.

“Matt went above and beyond,” she said. “He really did.”