Glenn Boyette's success turning his Clayton farm into a holiday entertainment destination has garnered some national attention.
Boyette was the first example in a front-page Wall Street Journal story today about farmers nationwide making money from "agri-tainment" by adding haunted houses, corn mazes and more.
Boyette, 58, told the newspaper that he took over the farm from an uncle in the late 1980s and over time saw profits dry up. Four years ago, he decided to try something new.
Now his 150-acre farm on Loop Road in Johnston County is home to Clayton Fear Farm, a collection of three haunted houses, corn maze, pumpkin patch and other Halloween attractions. In a couple of months, it will switch to Lights on the Neuse, a winter wonderland of blinking lights and decorations.