Monday Sep 17 2018
The pumpkins are placed.
The hats are on point!
This can only mean one thing…
The witches have landed at Gardner Village!
Lucinda was available on the opening day of WitchFest 2018 to give us a look at some of the magic you can expect this year.
Witch Wandering & Fun Things To Do
Whether you come for such WitchFest events as Witches Night Out, Wee Witches Weekend, Witchapalooza Dinner Theater, Breakfast with a Witch, Witch in the Kitchen, or the newly added Moonstruck Witches Dinner, or you simply want to wander and enjoy the witch displays, you'll find plenty to enjoy this time of year.
Which Witch Scavenger Hunt
Think you know your witches? Test your skills with this FREE family fun!
If you find all the green-faced girls in hiding, you'll be rewarded with a special discount on a favorite sweet treat--snickerdoodles!
Forms are outside of Archibald’s Restaurant.
Charming Photo Ops and An Opportunity for Autographs
If you attend Breakfast with a Witch or visit during Wee Witchese Weekend, you'll enjoy a magical morning with the Gardner Village witches. It’s a great time to snap pics and get autographs!
The witches may even offer some witchy words of wisdom (you’ve been warned!).
It Takes a Village: Fun Facts!
Much work goes into preparing for the arrival of these feisty females.
Did you know… the talented food crew at Archibald’s Restaurant serves up witches far and wide during WitchFest. Come. Sit for a spell.
Did you know… the hard-working property management team begins WitchFest prep in June? Good thing those mischievous witches travel on broomsticks and can be put to work upon their arrival!
Did you know… Naborhood Bakery makes delicious treats you can only get during WitchFest? Favorites include pumpkin bundt cake, pumpkin chocolate chip bombes, Halloween cookie kits, mummy cookies, and, of course, witch macarons!
Did you know… the Gardner Village grounds are decorated with 30,000 pounds of pumpkins? Good gourde that’s a lot o’ pumpkins!
Did you know… a spell has been cast on the famous covered bridge in the heart of The Village? It's now the Witching Bridge, and you never know who you might spot at this fav photo-opp stop. You'll also find photos of the Gardner Village witches.
A Little Witchy Reading
There's definitely a charm in the air this time of year! Find something for all ages, from new mystery rooms at A Great Escape to magical shopping, make-and-takes, and all things witch throughout The Village. To see what we've brewed up, keep an eye of newt right here on the blog and on the Gardner Village Facebook and Instagram pages for more on this magical witchy world. It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss.