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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween from Visit-Prescott.com




Prescott's Weekend of the Dead

Come get your dead on October 25-27 during various events celebrating the history, culture, art and folklore of Arizona. Activities include Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery Day of the Dead Art Exhibit at 208 N. Marina St., Prescott's Ghost Talk at the Prescott Center for the Arts Theatre at 208 N. Marina St., Cemetery Walk at Historic Citizens' Cemetery on Sheldon Street, and the Smoki Museum's Dia de los Muertos Festival at 147 N. Arizona. Contact each organization for dates, times and details for each event: Prescott Center for the Arts (928) 445-3286, Yavapai County Cemetery Association (928) 713-8807 and Smoki Museum (928) 445-1230. 
  

Scare-A-Zona
Haunted House
Prescott Gateway Mall
Suite 214 - Across from Macayo's
Fridays & Saturdays
Starting October 11
  
It may surprise you to know that all manner of spooks and specters have begun to take up residence in Suite 214 at Prescott Gateway Mall across from Macayo's Mexican Kitchen.

"We're not sure how this happened, but we're definitely getting strong readings from that particular area," commented Dr. Frank N. Stein, a local paranormal investigator.  Fortunately, the situation is under control. In fact, mall management and ghoul leadership have struck an agreement.

"We've found the ghouls to be surprisingly easy to work with," says Scare-A-Zona organizer, Jack O'Lantern. "From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM each evening, they've agreed to be friendlier [less scary] to kids ages 12 and under," he continued.  For that part of the evening, admission for kids 12 and under is only $2.00.

However, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Friday and Saturday night, no-holds-barred horror will be unleashed on Scare-A-Zona guests. Admission for that terrifying portion of the evening is $5.00 and is restricted to ages 13 and up.   
Enter if you dare!

For more information on
Scare-A-Zona, call Guest Services
 at (928) 442-3659.
Ghost Talk 
  

Prescott Center for the Arts
October 25 - October 26
  
Arizona legends will come alive at the Prescott Center for the Arts during Ghost Talk 2013, one of the featured events during Prescott's Weekend of the Dead. Famous and infamous spirits will enact historic ghostly folklore at 6 pm and 7:30 pm each evening, plus a 9 pm encore performance and costume contest on Saturday.

Ghost Talk 2013 will present 12 spooky tales that include:
The Phantom of the Elks Opera House, The Eerie Demise of the Cowboy King, The Prescott Pioneer and the UFO, The Hassayampa Inn Apparition, The Dynamite Demon of Whiskey Row, The Infamous Palace Saloon Fire, The Ft. Whipple Slasher, The Haunting Death of Bucky O'Neill, The Mystery of the Smoki Museum Spirits, and The Gothic Ghosts of Marina Street. 

Inside the haunted theatre, using special effects, fog machines and eerie lighting, goblins, ghosts, and ghouls will share their tales through the magic of live theatre.

Warning! Ghost Talk is not for the weak or faint of heart, and could be too intense for children under seven.

For tickets and information call
(928) 445-3286 or visit http://www.pfaa.net/ghost-talk.html
Pumpkin Patch
& Carnival 
  
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
October 26
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  
Calling all ghosts and goblins (and their parents) to the Prescott Pumpkin Patch & Carnival. Not to worry-no spells or potions-just a safe and fun place to take the kids (and parents).

For a cost of $5 you will get a Halloween backpack to decorate and fill with crafts, candy and prizes, plus an all-day wrist band to ride the rides and play in the inflatables.

Enter into the spooktacular costume contests with prizes for scariest, funniest & Best Homemade costumes (ages 0-5, 6-9, and 10-13)!
  
Start practicing for the screaming contest with howling good prizes going to the winners!

Try out the famous coffin cakewalk with all kinds of sweet treats, and don't forget to pick your pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch.
  
For more information, call (928) 777-1349. 
 Produced by Eagles Management & Events, LLC. 
  

SCREAM FACTOR!
 Northern Arizona's Premier Haunted Attraction
Opening October 10 at the Frontier Village Center in Prescott
  
The 10,000 square foot indoor haunt is full of terrifying twists and turns
through some of your worst nightmares!
  For more information, call (928) 775-4428 or visit http://screamfactoraz.com
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