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Vampire's Wanted For World Record With Bite!

Press release   •   Sep 18, 2013 11:41 BST

Vampires from across the UK will be gathering at Tulleys Farm near Crawley, Sussex, home to the world famous Halloween scare attraction 'Shocktober Fest', on Saturday 5th October to help set a new World Record – with bite!

Tulleys Farm are looking for vampires to help break the Guinness World Record for the 'largest vampire gathering', currently held by Kings Dominion, amusement park Virginia, USA who gathered 1039 vampires together on 30 September 2011. 

Says Stuart Beare, owner and creator of the world famous scare attraction. "We’d like to invite vampires young and old to join us on Saturday 5th October for our opening night when we will attempt to break the Vampire World Record. Appropriately the event will take place at twilight. Classic rock band The Animals and Friends will be on stage to entertain the hordes from 6.45pm, while we wait for official verification. After the world record attempt at 7.30pm, we will be opening the Shocktober Fest Scream Park so visitors can experience the six terrifyingly entertaining rides and haunted houses, as well as our new Cirque de Shock show and After Shock bar.” 

Admission to the Scream Park is free for anyone dressed as a vampire and vampires can also get discounted tickets for the haunted houses and rides. To qualify for free entry vampires must go online to get tickets where there is advice and a video on how to dress as a vampire to qualify for the Guinness World Record.

John Steel, drummer and original member of The Animals says, “Over the years we’ve played thousands of concerts all over the world, but this will be the first time I’ve ever played to an audience of vampires! I hope they don’t all turn to dust when we play ‘House of the Rising Sun’! 

After the World Record attempt, unless vampires retire to their coffins and castles, the Scream Park's six thrilling haunts, funfair, After Shock bar and bone rattlin' live music with renowned musicians 'The Animals and Friends' will provide scream-tastic fun for the rest of the evening.


Editor's Notes

Press Invitation Sat 5th October

Members of the media are warmly invited to join the Vampire World Record attempt and Shocktober Fest Scream Park preview night on 5th October. You are welcome to bring friends and family. Please contact Kylee Charles for press passes.

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE, Tel 01342 718472,

For media enquiries and photographs contact: Kylee Charles, Tulleys Farm, Tel: 07816 946633

The bid for the vampire world record will take place at the Shocktober Fest Scream Park preview night on Saturday 5 October at Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Sussex. Vampires are asked to arrive between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, the official count by adjudicators will take place at 7.00pm and the result announced live on stage at 7.30pm.  

The Guinness World Record criteria for a Vampire Gathering is: 

Male - black cape, black trousers, white shirt, waistcoat, neck frill OR tie, black shoes and vampire teeth. 

Female - black and red coloured dress, dark eye make-up, red lips, black shoes and vampire teeth.

Vampires are asked to come dressed as required by Guinness but Tulleys Farm can provide black capes and vampire teeth on arrival. Anyone interested in taking part should visit the Tulleys Shocktober Fest website for advice on what to wear and to book tickets which are free for anyone dressed as a vampire.

Vampire Gathering Guinness World Record

The current record for most vampires gathered in one place was set on 30 September 2011 at the Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia, USA. Guinness recorded 1,039 vampires.

To be counted as a Vampire boys need to be wearing black shoes, black trousers, white shirt, tie, waistcoat, cape and of course vampire teeth. Girls need to be in black shoes, black and red dress, dark eye make-up, red lips, and vampire teeth. 

Shocktober Fest Scream Park at Tulleys Farm 

Each October Stuart Beare opens the UK’s biggest Halloween themed attraction the Shocktober Fest Scream Park at Tulleys Farm. Up to 5000 people a night attend the event which includes six different haunted attractions and rides plus many other Halloween themed shows and activities. It has been voted the UK’s No1 Halloween Attraction in the Screamie Awards for the past three years running.

This year the event runs for 17 nights between 10 October and 2 November with a preview night on Saturday 5th October which is when the Vampire World Record attempt will be held. 

Ticket prices range from £9.95 for the off-peak Street Pass which gives access to the street entertainment and live bands to £29.95 for a peak night X-scream pass for all six rides and attractions. Tickets should be booked online in advance at

Families with younger children have their own event the 'Spooktacular by Day' family Halloween event which is open on the weekend of 19 & 20 October then daily from 26 October – 2 November.  Activities for families and young children include; Horrid hayride, creepy cottage, boo barn, pumpkin shy, giant slides and fancy dress parades. Admission for a family of 4 ranges from £42.95 to £54.95.

Shocktober Fest is an annual Halloween Festival run by Tulleys Farm, a third generation farm in the heart of Crawley, West Sussex.  In its 15th year, the evening event, Shocktober Fest, has swiftly become the UK's No.1 Halloween Attraction, ensuring thrills, spills, shocks and scares in a plentiful supply.


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