Published On: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013

CHA to host 3rd Annual Haunted Adventures

Zombies walk in the Cherokee Indian Fair Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to promote the Cherokee Zombie Run scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2.  (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

Zombies walk in the Cherokee Indian Fair Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to promote the Cherokee Zombie Run scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

Halloween activities ranging from fun games to bloody zombies will be available as the Cherokee Historical Association (CHA) hosts its 3rd Annual Haunted Adventures at 7pm nightly Oct. 25 – Nov. 2.  It will be closed on Oct. 28-29.

Some of the various events within the Haunted Adventures week include the following:

  • 5 Little Pumpkins Kid Zone – obstacle course/maze, games, hayrides, and magician Professor Whizzpop all held under the rain shelter at the Mountainside Theatre; tickets are $5
  • Haunted Theatre – be scared as you walk through the haunted Mountainside Theatre; tickets are $10
  • Little Dorm of Horrors! – this haunted dorm is not for the squeamish as it is “filled with creatures from your worst nightmare”;tickets are $8
  • Myths and Legends Ghost Walk – listen to legends such as Spearfinger as you walk through the Oconaluftee Indian Village; tickets are $10

New this year is the Cherokee Zombie Run which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12-4pm.  This is a fundraiser for CHA and the Mountain Discovery Charter School.  Registration is $25 for zombies and runners.

“We are excited to bring an event like this to the area,” said Chris McCoy, CHA operations manager.  “I know there are fans of Walking Dead and other zombie-themed entertainment that will like the thrill of ‘surviving’.  This isn’t quite a 5K, and we don’t care how fast you can run, only that you are having fun and challenging yourself throughout the course.”

Laura Blythe, CHA village director, commented, “CHA is excited to partner with Mountain Discovery Charter School on this fundraiser.  Zombies have swept the nation, and we plan to bring them to Cherokee.  This event gives the community a change to test their ability to survive the zombie apocalypse.”

Info: Cherokee Historical Association 497-2111 or www.hauntedcherokee.com

Zombie Run final

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