Monday, 19 October 2015

Haunted Halloween

The 2nd Annual Witches’ and Warlocks’ Convention will take place in Rockton at Westfield Heritage Village on the evenings of Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Witches and warlocks of all ages are welcome to join in the fun at this special Halloween event.  Come dressed as a witch or warlock and be a convention delegate!  At Westfield you can brush up on your broom-making skills, marvel at the glowing display of carved pumpkins and dance in the bandstand under the twinkling lights.  Younger visitors will enjoy making a special Halloween craft in the one room school house.  Braver souls can risk visiting the Jerseyville Railway Station and the Walk of Doom!

“The Halloween program is one of our favourite events at Westfield.  The historic village is a fascinating place to be at night time.” says Lisa Hunter, head of programs. “This year is even more fun because the second of our two events is actually happening on October 31st.  This is the first time ever that you can visit Westfield on Halloween night!”

This year’s convention features opportunities to learn about the history of Halloween traditions and to take part in a special all-ages witch and warlock fashion show. Discover the village by moonlight and lantern light, hear traditional ghost stories, make a craft in the one-room schoolhouse and visit the village drug store to learn about magic potions. There will also be a very special 511th birthday celebration for a very important warlock (it’s a surprise!) which will include theatre, music and a unique and amazing birthday cake.  There will be so much to see and do, and lots of photo opportunities!

“Our volunteers here at Westfield are so excited about Halloween and the Witches’ and Warlocks’ Convention theme, “says Lynn Felker, Volunteer Coordinator at Westfield. “We will have a full crew out on both Friday and Saturday night to help create some very special experiences for our guests.”

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