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Things ‘Go Bump’ at Historic Village

on October 16, 2010 – 3:57 am

In response to the increasing popularity of its annual Halloween event, Old Sturbridge Village is expanding its “Things That Go Bump in the Night” to include more activities for all ages, which includes trick-or-treating and the “Trail of Terror.” The event, which frequently sells out, attributes its popularity, in part, to its “spooky but safe” nature, free of cars and traffic worries.

Children trick-or-treating around the Center Village will be greeted by ghosts, goblins, witches, and wizards and even more spooky decorations and special effects than in previous years. They can watch a Halloween puppet show by the Caravan Puppets, see Lucky Bob the Comedic Juggler, get psychic readings with Gary McKinstry, and see a haunted pumpkin patch featuring 1,000 carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns.

After a successful introduction last year, an expanded and even more terrifying “Trail of Terror” returns for brave souls looking for more tricks than treats. The Trail leads more adventurous visitors away from the Center Village and into the darkened countryside where unknown frights await.

This year’s “Bump in the Night,” set for 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sat. Oct. 30 and will take place rain or shine. For details, online registration, and information: www.osv.org.