October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
One event on October 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Witness the spirits of Halloween and history at Historic Rugby’s “Ghosty Gathering” all around the 1880 village. A tour of spooky buildings with unique stories, a chili supper, and all followed by ghost stories under the big tent. This event on two successive Saturdays invariably sells out, so get tickets as soon as possible. TICKET LINK HERE. Family friendly, famously engaging seasonal fun!
More about storytellers for the two nights:
October 21 — Beth Ann Kilburn is proud to have grown up among the scenic beauty of McCreary County, Kentucky. Her love for stories began as a young girl as she sat on the porch of her grandparents’ home, listening to them share their memories. When she became a mother, she began telling stories to her son. Beth has shared her talent at the Blue Heron Ghost Train and Haunting In The Hills Storytelling Festival for the Big South Fork NRRA, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway’s Haunted Train and Mystery Dinner Train, and the McCreary County Museum’s Night At The Museum Event. Beth retired from the United States Postal Service and currently serves as a volunteer for the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and at the Artisan Shop in Stearns, Kentucky.
October 28 — Christabel (Bel) Stuart is a playwright, songwriter, folklorist and storyteller from Nashville. Her family settled in the Burns area (now Dickson County) before the Revolutionary War. She continues to research local history so that future generations can trace their own roots. She has performed internationally and gives voice to Tennessee’s unique and key involvement in Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights history along with providing important spiritual/social context to our state’s most famous haunting, the Bell Witch. She is the co-founder of the Nashville women’s art collective, Poppy + Pimento, as well as the owner of Highland Holler, which produces immersive heritage arts events on location across the South. You’ll find more information on Bel and her upcoming appearances at her festival website, www.haintsandheroes.com.