I’ve always loved the idea of Halloween, though I’ve never been much of one for anything toooo scary. So if you’re anything like me, you may enjoy this list of festive activities!
Hosted by the Museum at the Friends Home in Waynesville, this one-hour walking tour (conducted Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in October) you will hear all the local tales of spooky history. If you’re looking for a little more, check out their Ghost & Goblet Dinners!
Come to Stoddard Avenue to see over 1,000 pumpkins carved and lit for Halloween! It is truly a site to behold. If you’re interested in helping to carve, they’re always looking for volunteers. Otherwise, head over to Grafton Hill after sunset on Monday or Tuesday October 28th or 29th to take advantage of this FREE EVENT!
If you need a little help getting into the Halloween mood, allow the Dayton Philharmonic to help. Sunday October 20th, they will perform some spooky classics to get you feeling festive. They also encourage all attendants to dress up in their favorite costume to match the musicians. There will be lots of activities for the kids before the concert beginning at 2 pm.
The annual Pumpkin Chuck is happening on Friday October 25th at Wright Patterson AFB. If you’ve never been, it’s quite a site. People build and bring catapults of varying sizes to see who can fling a pumpkin the furthest. Come for the flying pumpkins and enjoy the food trucks, pumpkin pie eating contest and other fun activities. This event is FREE for spectators and open to the public!
Enjoy “thrills and chills” with a special concert on the Skinner pipe organ at the Dayton Art Institute on Sunday October 27th at 3 pm in the striking settings of the Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium. Five area organists will offer up “scary music” combined with film clips to celebrate the Halloween season.
Come to the Baum Opera House in Miamisburg for their 3rd Annual Haunted Tour! Guides will recount stories that defy explanation, some linked to historically based legends from the area’s unique and fascinating past. This walking tour of the Opera House and historic Miamisburg will be held Friday, October 25th.
I love the idea of Halloween, but I HATE being startled. So, if you’re like me, consider coming out to one or more of these events and enjoy the season in a more laid back setting. I’m really looking forward to the coming holiday and I hope you are too!