WV’s First Wizarding Event

Wizarding Weekend at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels on Labor Day Weekend (Friday August 31st to Saturday September 1st).  The weekend is dedicated to capturing the spirit of magic and enchantment in a fun environment.  The event is open to both adults and children both.  There is no required dress for the event, but costumes are welcomed.

Everyone will be able to pick which of the four Orders of Enchantment they wish to join (Ruby, Emerald, Gold, Sapphire) when registering.  All members will be given a token to identify what order you belong to.  Info on each order is on the website.

The Wizarding Weekend Package at the Glade Springs Resort starts at $106 per person per night.  The Package includes: Friday and Saturday night accommodations, Wizardly Breakfast on Saturday, Sorcerer’s Scavenger Hunt, Wand Crafting, Quidditch Demo and Practice with WVU Quidditch, Wizardcatures, Saturday night Wizard Feast, After party, shopping with Books-A-Million, and Sunday breakfast buffet.

If you do not want to stay, or pay, for the full weekend, for $38 you can just attend the Saturday night Wizard Feast.  You will get to enjoy a Social Half Hour before the feast to mingle with other with an Elixir Bar with themed drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and Magical Mirror photo booth.  The feast will be held in fully decorated Great Hall with a themed dinner.  Everyone will be seated based on order and Famous Wizards Trivia will be held during dinner between orders for the wizard’s cup.  There are two dinner seating’s, one at  5pm and one at 7:30pm.  The menu is on the website.

Fans of Harry Potter should give a look to the event.  Very much more a social event than a convention, but still good times.

 

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Scares for This October

Plenty of haunted houses and attractions, zombie events, ghost tours, and more around the state to enjoy this Halloween season.  Instead of doing a post for each one here is a few words about a few different ones to check out.

Scareview Ghoul School: Saint Albans, based out of the old Fairview Grade School, is a fund-raiser for local volunteer fire department.  Open mid September through the end of October.

Fright Nights WV: Daniels, award winning outdoor haunted attraction, features Appalachian Anarchy Haunted Trail, 3D Nightmare, Biohazard Lazer Tag, Spooky Gold, and Escape Rooms.  Every Friday and Saturday through October 28th.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum: Weston, formerly the Weston State Hospital serving as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the 1800’s.  Ghost Hunts, Paranormal tours, normal Heritage Tours, Haunted House, Zombie Paint Ball, and the Asylum Ball on October 21st.

Moundsville Prison/West Virginia Penitentiary: Moundsville, former Gothic style prison, Ghost Tours, Paranormal Investigations, Escape Room, Dungeon of Horrors, North Walk, Zombie Paintball, Kid’s Night October 23rd, and Family Night October 30th.

Dead Zone Haunted House: Charleston, successor to the Haunted Barn.  Attratcion with physical interaction.  Every Friday and Saturdays will have The Haunted Barn, The Asylum, and Sinister Sideshow, every Thursday night they will have The Darkness, live music, pro wrestling, and vendors.

Festival of Fright: Nitro, one night event on Saturday October 14th at Ridenour Lake from 4pm to midnight.  Will have an outdoor showing of Danny Boyd’s Chillers and Invasion of the Space Preachers.  Pumpkin carving, local artists, vendors, paranormal investigators, psychics, pumpkin races, haunted trail, zombie shoot, coffin ride, inflatables, and food.

Morgantown Zombie Walk: Morgantown, put on the by The Illusive Skull.  On Saturday October 21st, zombies gather at 7pm, walk starts at 8pm.  Will start at the Morgantown Farmers Market pavilion and go to the Morgantown Public Library.  After-walk part after that.  Raises money for charity.

Pecks Mill Haunted Trail: Chapmanville, four attractions for one price, Haunted Ride, Haunted Trail, Haunted Barn, and Haunted House and Basement. Every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm to midnight.  Has clowns.

 

 

 

 

Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs

The Resort at Glade Springs at Daniels near Beckley presents, for the 5th year, Fright Nights 2014.  Frights Nights is an outdoor haunted attraction open rain or moonlight.  It has been voted #1 Haunted Attraction in Southern WV for the last three years.  Open Friday and Saturday from October 10th to November 1st open from 7pm to 10:30pm.

New this year is Movie Mayhem Haunted Trail  at the haunted Glade Springs Theater.

3D Nightmare is 5000 square feet of floating walls, moving floors, and terror around every corner that will mess with your head while wearing 3D glasses.  Things are twice as big this year.

Also new is Uncle Hershel’s Ride of Terror, ride around the dark woods in a hayride as you go to visit Uncle Hershel.

And of course the live action apocalyptic event Zombie Hunt.  Join a laser tag zombie game for you and your friends.

Dickey’s BBQ will serving BBQ and beef brisket chili on site.  Small Talk Cafe will have sweets and snacks there as well.

Also this year Foley Orthodontics presents a No-Scare-Trick-or-Treat on October 26th from 4pm-6pm. Experience the Movie Mayhem Haunted Trail with Treats and no Tricks. Come with your family in costume and bring a bag to collect treats on the trail. Tickets are $5 per person for everyone over three and free for kids two and under.

Tickets are are as followed: $10 for Zombie Hunt, $15 for Movie Mayhem and 3D Nightmare or Uncle Hershel’s Ride of Terror, $25 for Movie Mayhem and 3D Nightmare with fast pass, $30 for a combo ticket of all events, and $45 for combo ticket with fast pass.  Groups of 20+ can get 20% discount per ticket if ordered on the website as one order.  $1 from every ticket will be donated to the United Way.

Get one nights lodging on Friday, breakfast, and a Fright Nights combo ticket for one $62 per person at the Glades Springs Resort.

This is something fans of haunted attractions, zombie hunting, and general terror are going to want to go see.