(Non-Haunted), Kid-Friendly Haunt – 2015

Capt. Blade’s Haunted Pirate Cove

Aye Spy

Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2015  ev’ry weekend in October, we hosted a kid-friendly “haunt” that wasn’t really haunted at all. The build fer it started in th’ middle o’ July an’ we literally finished it th’ day ‘afore we opened! Th’ biggest part o’ th’ haunt were th’ pirate ship that had been broken by a kraken (an’, even broken, it were 40′ long an’ 20′ high).

Small Group

It had aboard a skeleton crew an ‘ ye were able t’ go into th’ belly o’ th’ ship (as it were) an’ tour through th’ crew’s quarters, th’ cap’n’s quarters, th’ reef room an’ th’ brig. Outside th’ ship were a corn maze an’ a graveyard as well as props an’ wanderin’ pirates fer photo ops! Thar were sea shanties (pirate music) playin’ in th’ background an’ ye could often find some o’ th’ pirates singin’ along an’ dancin’.

Tons of Food

Th’ cost were a doubloon ($1.00) an’ a donation o’ a non-perishable food item per person. That allowed ye t’ stay all night (er at least until we closed fer th’ night) an’ go through th’ ship an’ th’ maze as many times as ye wanted.

Thar were quite a bit o’ publicity aboot arr little ship. We ended up interviewin’ wit’ 3 diff’rent newspapers an’ landed arr attraction on many “haunted event” website lists.

Ship At Day

By th’ end o’ th’ month o’ October, being only open fer 5 weekends, we had acquisitioned 4 tons o’ food (that’s 8000 pounds!) that were donated t’ th’ Stark County Hunger Task Force an’ a local veteran’s group.

We hope t’ make arr Haunt an annual event, gettin’ bigger an’ better every yarr. But fer that t’ happen, we needs t’ have a permanent location. We arr workin’ on makin’ that happen, an’ we’ll keep ye all updated.

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