By Paul Kavanaugh
There is no shortage of events throughout the Tri Cities for Halloween weekend. They range from the soft, benign party to a real haunted pool hall having its own party. Here are a few we know about. It’s a good weekend to get out, have some fun, and maybe win a prize if you’re so inclined as to wear a costume.
Weather permitting, this is the perfect weekend to take in a corn maze, a hay ride or haunted house. Stickley Farm in Bluff City or Fenders Farm in Jonesborough have large, varied activities for folks of all ages. Elizabethton has two, The Beck Mountain Haunted Corn Maze and The Haunted Forest. Grab the kiddos and go get scared – or just have a great family time.
Jalopy Junction presents ‘Freak Show Victims of Vaudeville,’ a sideshow Halloween performance and Costume Contest at Gypsy Circus Cider Brewery which sounds quite interesting.
The Junior League of Bristol is having a scholarship fundraiser at Holston River Brewery from 6:30 – 9:15 on Saturday. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds going to a very worthy cause.
There are parties galore across the region. Bear’s Bar is having what they call The Most Interesting Halloween Party in the Tri Cities. Junkyard Dogz are playing Saturday night and there will be prizes and games all evening.
Corner Pocket Billiards on Edgemont in Bristol invites you to a real haunted pool hall. That’s right, really haunted! They have had a paranormal team check it out and they claim there is “something” going on there. Food, games and contests all evening here too. Take a ghost home!
Girls Inc. is having a dual fundraiser named Witches & Brews Party. The first two hours, 6-8 PM, are at Bristol Station Brews and Taproom with Adam Bolt playing. Then they move up the street to Studio Brew from 8-10 PM with the Ian Feathers Band. 100% of ticket sales go to girls inc. Both venues are also having Halloween parties with live music on Saturday.
Woodstone Deli is having a two-night blowout with a $300 cash prize for best costume EACH night. Asylum Suite plays on Friday and Rock and Roll Freak Show performs Saturday.
About Face is also getting into the spirit. They are hosting a Boo-Tox Party on Saturday with great deals on Botox and all their services. Best costume and best witch’s hat each win a free Botox treatment. Call for details.
The downtown music clubs and bars in all three of the Tri Cities are rolling out the red carpet with various great music acts, contests, food and drink specials, etc.
Holston River Brewing is hosting two parties, the Gravediggers Ball on Friday with Indighost and the Jake Quillen Band performing. The bands start at 9:00 but they are open all evening with beers, cocktails and a tasty menu. On Saturday it is the Brews and Boos party sponsored by 99.3 the X. This one starts at 9:15 (closed for the Junior League Event until then) with Welshly Arms suppling the entertainment. There are contests and prizes both nights.
This is just a sampling of what is going on in our beautiful region this weekend. Try one of these places or discover another on your own with a fun time in store. It’s Halloween weekend folks, so let yourself go a little and have a great time. I am sure I will see you at one place or another!