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Horror Express

Haunted Train careens through woods at Burke Lake Park, entertaining riders with Halloween scares.

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Kate Whatley, 12, of Fairfax helps Winnie the Pooh get unstuck from a honey jar while performing for the Haunted Train Ride on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Burke Lake.

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Hayley Stillings, 12, of Fairfax, volunteered part of her Saturday helping out at the Haunted Train Ride at Burke Lake Park as part of VolunteerFest.

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Northern Virginia Community College students plan and operate the Haunted Train Ride each year at Burke Lake Park around Halloween time as part of a class project.

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Fairfax County residents enjoy riding through Burke Lake Park on the Haunted Train Ride on Saturday afternoon.

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County residents enjoy the many characters and performances that make up the annual Haunted Train Ride.

Each year before Halloween, Northern Virginia Community College students host the Burke Lake Park Ghost Train. This year, other locals volunteered at the event as part of VolunteerFest, an annual county-wide volunteer day Oct. 27.