October Events

Once again I’m super busy with work. We’re getting ready for the half-term and Halloween events at Sarehole Mill including a pumpkin flotilla on the mill pond! I have a pretty crucial role in that I’ve volunteered to sit in the back of the canoe and hold the rope with all the floating pumpkins on it! Hopefully I won’t fall in the pond…Check back towards the end of the month for any photos of me looking soggy draped in green pond weed!

I’ve dug up a taster of the cemetery events happening this month for you, but it’s October – go forth and check your local cemetery for events! Comment below if you are planning to attend a special spooky tour or search for ghosties!

Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Annual event, with costume actors to bring the past inhabitants of McLean County to life. This year’s walks take place on the 3rd, 4th, 11th and 12th of October between 11am and 2pm. All the details are here.

Events at Monumental Cemetery of Milan

On 4th October 2015, students from Scuole Civiche ‘give voice to famous people resting at the Monumental Cemetery, staging short plays written and produced specifically for these occasions’. There will be theatrical performances, music tours and more between 10am – 6pm. More information including a link to the full programme is here. If you can’t make this event, keep an eye out because there are events on the first Sunday of every month.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery tours

Is there anywhere better to be at Halloween?! Choose from ‘Classic tours’ on weekends or ‘The Original Knickerbocker – Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ at weekends daily from 21st October until Halloween. Times and booking information on the website.

Dia de los Muertos festival

Hollywood Forever are celebrating for the 16th year running with music, food, crafts and more on the 23rd and 24th October 2015. This year’s theme is ‘Shamanic Visions of the Huichol’. All the info is here.

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