Shelton House's Ghosts and Goblets for Adults and Children
The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Shelton House will feature its fifth annual ghost storytelling and children’s event, Ghosts and Goblets, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the historic house and on the lawn in front of the barn.
All tickets will be sold the evening of the event: $10 for ages 12-Adult; $5 for ages 5-11; children under 5 are free. Children are encouraged to dress in costume.
The children’s fire circle in front of the barn will feature musician Anita Pruett and storyteller Lynne Leatherwood, a costume parade and other children’s activities, seasonal treats, and roasted marshmallows. Visitors should dress warmly since this is an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, outside events will be moved under cover.
Four storytellers will relay mature ghost stories inside the 1875 house, an appropriate venue for capturing the presence of apparitions with ominous visions or specters revealing glimmers of past prophecies. Hugh Burford, Gary Carden, Bob Child, and Cliff Hannah are all seasoned and respected storytellers with a special feel for mountain story-telling styles. Stories will range from Native American and Asian to local tales, including an eerie story from the Upstate.
Treats provided by sponsors Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast, Kanini’s, and Olde Brick House will be available outside under the barn porch. Goblets of apple cider for children, and cider and wine for adults make the Ghosts and Goblets event a treat, with no tricks attached.
The schedule for adult storytelling inside the house is 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, and 8:45. The children’s fire circle and activities will be continuous from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information about the Ghosts and Goblets event at Shelton House, call 828-452-1551. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit web site: www.sheltonhouse.org. Shelton House is located at 49 Shelton Street, Waynesville. Parking is available at Shelton House/Hart Theater.