Glowing Faces in Old-Time Places1:01 PM
|Jack-o-lanterns adorn trees for Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village|
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village is one of those things that's been on my to-do list since I moved up here. Originally intrigued by the idea of a Halloween-themed event, but a little hesitant because I'm a wimp when it comes to haunted houses and the like, I took two years to finally buckle down and buy some tickets.
As it turns out, it's a good thing I didn't shy away from the event. What I originally imagined as a super-creepy haunted village was actually a lot of fun--just the right amount of spooky (not scary) for families with small kids (and people like me who have a low level of scare-tolerance).
|Creepy critters hanging out on the Eagle Tavern.|
|A pop-up theater played old Betty Boop and Looney Tunes-type movies|
|Stages were set up for dramatic readings of stories such as|
The Tell-Tale Heart and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
|And the food. This gigantic caramel apple officially made my night.|
One of my favorite stops? The singing Jack-o'-lanterns, of course! These guys put on an awesome show.
"Jaaaack-o'-lannnntern . . . "
Lots of colorfully-costumed characters also greeted us along the way, taking on an old-time Halloween style:
|I'm not sure who this guy was supposed to be, but he hammed it up just the right amount for my photo.|
|Me and my new BFF--love her costume!|
Of course, there were some eerie sights along the way--but it wouldn't be Halloween without some scare factor, right?
|This ghost bride called out for her long-lost love in a creepy, high-pitched voice. I did not stay here for long.|
|Creepy McCreep Face, a.k.a., "The Face on the Wall."|
He talked to passersby and contributed to the general creep factor of the evening.
|What lies beyond this "doorway?" Dun dun dunnn.|
On the way out, I had to catch a glimpse of the Headless Horseman, who had been riding through the village all night. How does a person accurately guide a horse in the dark without eyes, anyway? Galloping past the onlooking crowd, the costumed Sleepy Hollow villain took a swipe at us with his sword, but I ducked out of the way just in time. And I'm sure you're glad that I lived to tell the tale.
|Camera flashes have a way of taking the fear factor out of some things, but to have this guy charge towards you in the dark--you actually forget for a second that he's not really out to make you his next prize.|
Are you a fright-seeker during Halloween, or like me and just in it for the candy and festivities? Share your favorite Halloween stories in the comment section below!