Marble Springs State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association, will be hosting “Halloween Haunts and Haints”, Saturday, October 27, from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can expect to enjoy trick or treating at the historic buildings; haunted trail; period children’s craft activities; prize raffle, and, of course, storytelling for the young & young at heart! A complete schedule of events can be found at the Marble Springs Facebook page or web site (www.marblesprings.net).
A costume parade & contest will begin at 5:15pm so be sure to get here early!! Costume Contest Categories include: Best Fictional, Cutest, Scariest, Most Historical, Most Creative, & Best Overall. Registration begins at 4:00 and closes at 5:00. Registration fee of $1.00 per person is required for participation. The “Halloween Haunts and Haints” Costume Contest is generously sponsored by: Dollywood, Wonderworks, Tennessee Smokies, Adventure Raceway, Hollywood Wax Museum, and Wilderness at the Smokies.
Admission: $5.00 16+, $3 ages 4 – 15, ages 3 & under are FREE; Family cap at $20.00; Parking is free.
A Rain date is scheduled for November 3 in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather.
All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Information found at 865-573-5508
Information on Marble Springs/John Sevier Memorial Association:
Marble Springs is operated by the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA), a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the memory of John Sevier and his way of life. A membership booth will be setup at the festival for anyone interested in GJSMA. Benefits of GJSMA membership include, a ten percent Trading Post discount, newsletters and updates about the site, program announcements and VIP invitations to special events. Funds raised assist GJSMA in providing affordable educational programming and preservation of the historic site.
Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association
SMSA is an organization of folks who tell stories for a living, who tell stories for the love of it, who write stories to be told out loud, or who just love to hear a good yarn. Our goals are to promote the art of storytelling in central East Tennessee, raise public awareness of storytellers as professional artists, and to help local storytellers to improve their skills.
Information on the SMSA can be found at www.smokymountaintellers.org