Macedonia is the place to be on Saturdays in October! Starting this Saturday, October 3rd, the Grist Mill will be telling ghost stories in Olde Town Park in Macedonia starting at 7:30pm every Saturday night in October. Nothing creepier than tales told next to a river in the dark on a cold October night!
Every week will be just a little different with different story-tellers and a variety of haunted stories! How cool is that? Make it to one or hit them all for a whole new experience! Grab your bag chairs or your blankets and socially distance as you hear stories that will make your skin crawl! This week, you’ll hear some Stephen King done by Gene Sanny, some Edgar Allan Poe by Karla Keener and Tim Peterson, the local tale of Oakland legend, Frank Eckels done by Sue Duhachek (which will be a regular feature), and the ‘Donia connection to the Villisca Murder House by Vince Baker. All you die-hard Halloween fans are going to be crazy mad excited about this!
Cost of admission is free will but the Grist Mill will gladly take canned food donations at the gate for the Riverside Food Pantry or a free will donation to the Grist Mill which I’m sure would be appreciated since they can’t actually do any performances in the McCready Theater due to COVID. In fact, they decided to do this event knowing that everyone still needs a little piece of entertainment in their lives right now!
In order to offer social distancing, they ask that you park outside the gates when you arrive, and they will have flashlight guides to direct you into the park.
Also, if you want to make a full night of it, be sure to head to Macedonia early as the Stempel Bird Museum and the Pioneer Trail Museum will be open from 5pm till show time! Ruby Bentley has some stories to tell and, well, the birds speak for themselves! Plus, The Painted Camel Art Gallery will also be staying open till show time. If you haven’t been there, now’s the time to go! I seriously tell people all the time that it is straight out of the Old Market and people never fully believe me till they go! They have jewelry, pottery, paintings, and, well, a little of everything else, too! And, of course, The Back Forty will be open for your pre-show “beverages” and burgers! I hear they are planning to have some specials on tap, too!
So kick off your October with a whole lotta fun in ‘Donia! They’ll be waiting for you!
Keep current with Southwest Iowa happenings here.