In the mid-20th Century, the Blauer Bros. Carnival made annual stops in Youngsville. Notorious for dangerously decrepit rides and slum-like conditions for performers, no one was surprised by the rumors that it was haunted. After a fire tore through it in October of 1961 the Carnival closed for good because the Blauer Bros. disappeared into the ether. To this day, no one has heard from or seen them again. Their makeup trailer was the only structure to survive the blaze, but it was badly damaged and was dumped in the Louisburg Railyard, where it sat for over 40 years. In 2010, during a rail yard clean out, the trailer was earmarked for the landfill; but Panic Point rescued and restored it. For the first couple of years it served as the park makeup trailer but after several… incidents our artists and actors refused to step foot inside. In 2013 it was converted to a Haunted Attraction known as The Carny Crypt. In early 2021 the trailer was again in need of repairs. During an extensive tear down, an old tape recorder was discovered under the subfloor in a fire-proof box. It appears Blauers had secretly taped the conversations of all of their workers and, yes, it was running during the fire of ‘61. So step into the trailer, take a seat, and travel back 50 years. But don’t worry, its probably not haunted anymore.
This Attraction is not included in General Admission, and requires a separate ticket. The Carny Crypt Experience is about 3 minutes long. Tickets are $5 – purchase online or inside the venue.