Ghosts in the Grove to provide Halloween fun

Halloween is fast approaching, and it's time for fun-seeking goblins to head to Fiddler's Grove for the annual Ghosts in the Grove event, set for Oct. 27.
Oct 20, 2012
ghosts  Photo: Mary E. Hinds

Two of the ghosts who will be at Fiddlers Grove for the annual Ghosts in the Grove walking tour set for Oct. 27. This pair were seen promoting the event at the recent Taste of Wilson County.

 

Halloween is fast approaching, and it's time for fun-seeking goblins to head to Fiddler's Grove for the annual Ghosts in the Grove event, set for Oct. 27.

Chills and thrills abound on the Ghosts Walk Tours during a walk through the historic buildings in Fiddler's Grove.   

A couple of particularly scary creatures were haunting the recent Taste of Wilson County scaring up potential victims for the event which features lantern bearing tour guides to escort you by ghostly log cabins, the haunted grist mill, the haunted graveyard and a funeral parlor, where storytellers will thrill you with ghostly stories.

Organizer Brenda Moss said the tour is designed to be scary, but not so scary children will need therapy in later years.

"This is the third year for the tour," she said. "It's a fundraiser for the Fiddler's Grove Foundation to help maintain the village. It's a family event. It's not too ghoulish, so little kids can come. No one will be leaping out at you or following you with a chainsaw."

Adults and children alike will be entertained by the "ghosts" who tell stories perfect for Halloween. 

"It's a tour with ghosts stationed along the tour route. People will be seated and the ghost will step out and tell a story for about five to seven minutes then they move on to the next spot. Expect around 20 ghosts on the tour including one at the Grist Mill and ghosts all along the route," Moss added.

Everyone will be treated to tales of what might have been right here in Wilson County.

"Some are historical and some are just ghostly," Moss said. "One will be at the caboose and he tells the story of the ghost that walks the tracks at Chapel Hill. There is also the blacksmith's shop with ghostly fires in the forge and they tell stories. There are some historical figures as well. Julia Cawthon will be there to tell the story of the ghost in Picketts Chapel."

Fiddler's Grove is on the grounds of the James A. Ward Agriculture Center at 945 E. Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. Tickets are available at the Fiddlers Grove General Store. Hair-raising walking tours begin at 6:30 p.m., and groups depart every 20 minutes. The cost is $7 for everyone 12 and up, $5 for ages 6-12, while children ages 5 and under are free.

For more information call Moss at 615-758-5972.

 

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