Thursday, October 18, 2018

There Are Many Fall Events Coming Up

It’s getting to be fall time. Lots of things are happening in autumn than just Halloween and Thanksgiving. Many fun and spooky events are going on this and next month.

The Haunted Trail at the Jackson County Fair Grounds is happening October 26 and 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. This year will be the 10th year they have been putting on this horror trail. The hike lasts a about a half a mile. Children 10 or under must have a parent with them. It’s not recommended for young children because the employees jump out at you wearing masks and scary costumes. The people running the trail are selling shaved ice and different snacks. The trail itself is $5 per person to get in. The wagon rides are less scary and cost $3 and the safe petting zoo for $1. They also have face painting and a photo booth.

The Ghost Walk of Downtown Ripley is happening October 31. It starts at 6:00 PM at the Courthouse. It is a good walking distance of a mile long. This experience includes stops talking about the death of Harry Ripley and the last hanging at Ripley in 1897. The walk costs no money and people of all ages can go.

Trick-or-Treat in Ripley starts at 5:30 PM October 31 and ends at 7:30 PM. Trunk-or-Treat starts and ends at the same time in the back parking lot of Ripley High School. Trunk-or-Treat is going to be run by the FFA. Even if you aren’t part of the FFA, you can still help out.

Gritt’s Farm in Eleanor, West Virginia has lots of wonderful, fun things to do during their Fun Farm event. They have a corn maze, wagon rides, a slide mountain, pumpkin bowling, hay mazes, a rope maze, bunnies, and goats. They also have places to get food. Nellie’s Kitchen has many sweets like pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pie, apple pie, caramel apples, and homemade ice cream. Nellie’s Kitchen also sells shirts and other merchandise. Gritt’s Gourmet Food Truck sells things like burgers, BBQ, fries, and drinks. Fun Farm is open until October 27 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekends. On weekdays, they are open until November 2 during the same times.

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