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OCT. 30-31: 'Historic Hauntings' Highlight Fayetteville Halloween

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival remains hard at work providing fun things to do in Fayetteville. "Historic Hauntings: A Ghastly Ghost Tour" is the Festival's newest event, offering a hayride tour around downtown Fayetteville and a look into some mysterious happenings.

"Historic Hauntings: A Ghastly Ghost Tour" will be held Thursday and Friday, with eight rides per night. Departure times are 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Board the hayride at 222 Dick Street and prepare for ghastly sights. You will pass a gun battle at the Market House, hear first-hand accounts of the ghost that haunts the Kyle House, and get a look at Confederate soldiers as you make your way through Cross Creek Cemetery by torchlight.

In keeping with The Dogwood Festival's mission of promoting our area's rich history, most of the exciting stories you will hear are historically accurate. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance from The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

"Historic Hauntings" is presented in conjunction with other downtown events:

  • Supernatural Dinners at The Belmont VillageThursday and Friday, 1104 Hay Street Supernatural happenings raise your hair and appetite for fine food.
  • Ghost Stories at City Center Gallery and BooksThursday and Friday, 112 Hay Street Learn about North Carolina ghost stories that haunt with a purpose.
  • Downtown Alliance Trick or TreatFriday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Gather safe and wholesome treats from the downtown merchants and enjoy special activities at Fascinate-U Children's Museum.
  • Goth Band "Veronica Blood" at Yakety Yak Coffee BarFriday, 9 p.m., 102 Person Street

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