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Hoots 'N' Haints Family Festival offers two nights of fun and games

staff report • Oct 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

BIG STONE GAP — Attention all wee Wise County goblins, superheroes and heroines, witches, Power Rangers and the like, and from all surrounding areas. You are hereby summoned to a festive occasion at The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap.

The museum will present its annual Hoots ‘N’ Haints Family Festival on Oct. 30-31 from 5 to 8 p.m. both days for children 12 and under, and their families as well, on the museum’s front lawn for two days of activities and fun.

The Tuesday evening ghoul-fest will feature a return of the “Haunted Moat” and the new inflatable “Ghost Train.”

On Wednesday, Halloween night, the museum is calling for all trick-or-treaters to take a break from candy gathering for scary (but fun) stories, a gypsy fortune teller, pumpkin bowling, monster bingo, mummy races, pick up the pumpkin, the “Haunted Moat” and much, much more!

Prizes will be awarded for all game winners as well as participants.

Admission to the Hoots ‘N’ Haints Family Festival is free. All children 12 and under will receive enough free tickets to play every game.

Additional tickets and concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call the museum at (276) 523-1322 to speak with a resident spirit ... er, staff person.

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