Ghost walks, parties and haunted attractions

Ghost walks, parties and haunted attractions

October 28th, 2011 in Chattnow Outabout

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

GHOST WALKS

Chattanooga: Guides with Chattanooga Ghost Tours lead walks at 8:15 nightly, rain or shine, beginning at the downtown side of the Walnut Street Bridge, 100 Walnut St. Admission: $14 adults, $9 children under 12. 821-7125 for reservations.

Dalton: Final nights for seasonal Dalton Ghost Tours are today and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m., beginning at the wooden deck across from the Wink Theatre, 115 W. Crawford St. Private tours may be arranged at other times. Admission: $10. 706-847-8676.

LaFayette: The Ghost and History Walk through the North Georgia town's historic district will be offered every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday from the Joe Stock Park gazebo, 208-B N. Main St. Last tour leaves at 10:30 p.m. Patrons will visit the graves of Confederate soldiers at the LaFayette Cemetery as well as learn about the jail where the last hanging in Georgia took place. Additional stops include two sites that figured in the Battle of LaFayette during the Civil War: LaFayette Presbyterian Church, used as a hospital, and Chattooga Academy (John B. Gordon Hall), which was occupied by Union soldiers. Last stop is the "certified haunted" Marsh House, where the paranormal researchers of Ghosts & History of Southeastern Tennessee will give a presentation of earlier findings. Admission: $10 adults (13 and older), $5 children ages 6-12. www.marshhouseoflafayette.co, 423-718-9918.

ADULT PARTIES

A Tale of 4 Souls: A Haunted Spirit Ball: Chattanooga's Kids on the Block fundraiser takes place aboard the Delta Queen, docked at Coolidge Park, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The evening includes fortune-telling and a ghost tour at midnight, as well as complimentary adult beverages (beer, wine, champagne) and buffet dinner. Specialty drinks cost $1 each. Ooltewah High School art students have decorated pumpkins for a contest. Guests have the chance to win an overnight stay in Capt. Mary Green's haunted room, 109, as featured on Discovery Channel's "Ghost Lab." Admission: $65 per person, $125 per couple. Overnight accommodations, $109, include Sunday brunch. 757-5259.

Hallowine Party: Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga., celebrates the shocking and spooky, glamorous and ghoulish, 6-9 p.m. Saturday. This 21-and-older party includes a costume contest, live entertainment, dancing, light hors d'oeuvres and wine tastings. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended. Register at www.georgiawines.com. 706-937-2177.

Midnight Mayhem Halloween Cruise: This costume party, with dance music by Stutz, takes place tonight aboard the Southern Belle, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Boarding starts at 10:30 p.m. The riverboat leaves at 11 p.m. and returns to the dock around 1 a.m. Proceeds benefit Chattanooga Friends. $15 at the door. 778-4300, www.chattfriends.com.

Halloween Moonlight Cruise: The Southern Belle leaves at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on this two-hour cruise into the Tennessee River Gorge for ages 21 and older. $10. 266-4488, http://chattanoogariverboat.com.

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

Acres of Darkness: 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Chattanooga Audubon Society has transformed into a Trail of Terror with zombies, crazy clowns and horror-movie icons, but you can bypass the scares to make s'mores and decorate pumpkins at the bonfire. Admission: $15. 892-1499, www.chattanoogaaudubon.org.

Blowing Screams Farm: 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga. Features Forest of Fear, a 3-D haunted house, and Ghost Ride, a nighttime hayride with ghost stories by the bonfire. Opens at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Music by Prophets & Kings this weekend. Admission: $15 for either, $25 for both. http://blowingscreamsfarm.com.

Carnival of Carnage: 8790 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy. This first-time attraction debuts with a Haunted Doll Gallery and Human Carousel, among other features. Open at 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Admission: $15. Daylight pass for behind-the-scenes tour available 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $8. 653-7703 or visit Facebook page.

The Haunted Barn: 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn. Rural setting adds to the spook factor of this 16-room walk-through and totally dark maze. Gates open 7 p.m.-midnight today and Saturday. Admission: $15. 423-396-9790, www.thehauntedbarnchattanooga.com.

The Haunted Carnival: 5918 Brainerd Road. Features two-story Castle Nightmare, as well as passes for 19 holes of miniature golf, batting cages, go-carts and Spin Zone ride. Open today through Monday. Admission: $20. www.sirgoonys.com.

Haunted Cavern: Ruby Falls, Scenic Highway. Features a cave tour 26 stories underground, a bus ride and an above-ground haunt featuring Barnabus Hale's Menagerie of the Macabre Traveling Side Show. Ticket sales begin at 7:30 p.m. Attraction will be open until at least 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday (final night of fright is Nov. 4). Admission: $22. 821-2544, www.hauntedcavern.com.

Haunted Corn Maze and Hayride: Guthrie Pumpkin Farm, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Spooky fun begins at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday. Admission: $12. 423-650-2939, http://tnpumpkinfarm.com.

The Haunted Hilltop: 8235 Highway 58, Harrison. Features two haunted houses, haunted maze and haunted hayride through the woods and cornfield. Open 7 p.m.-1 a.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight Sunday and Monday. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. Halloween. Admission: $18 (cash only). 488-3956, www.thehauntedhilltop.com.

House of Horrors: 140 Edwards St., N.E., Cleveland, Tenn. An old warehouse holds scares around every corner. Open 7 p.m.-midnight today, Saturday and Monday. Admission: $10. www.wewillscareyou.com.

Lake Winnepespookah: 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Amusement park transformed for Halloween with scary rides and attractions. Open 6-11 p.m. today and Saturday. Admission: $24 (includes gate and unlimited rides). 866-5681, ext. 227, www.lakewinnie.com.

Mayfield Haunted Trail: 257 Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. This year's haunted cornfield features a Judgment Day theme, with lost souls seeking vengeance at the burial ground of a 19th-century judge. Open from dusk to 11 p.m. today through Monday. $10 adults, $8 children 10 and younger. 423-745-9859, www.mayfieldfarmandnursery.com.

Mystery Dog Haunted Ranch and Hayride: 975 Wooten Road, Ringgold, Ga. The town of Homestead welcomes guests for a walk with the dead and a chance to see if the Headless Horseman is more than a folk tale at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Admission: $10. www.mysterydoghauntedranchandhayride.net.