Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Just as the sun sets in the west, something wickedly good this way comes. You see, the witching hour is close at hand for WitchFest 2016.
It’s Witches Night Out 2016!
When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 14, 15, 28, and 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
What: An evening of scary-good sales in all Gardner Village shops, tasty concoctions to enjoy, a variety of bewitching activities throughout The Village, and the annual Witch Parade (8:00 PM nightly), followed by a dance finale with our Witches at the Main Stage at 10:00 PM nightly.
Who: You and your witchy bunch (18 years and older encouraged)
How: Grab your crew, buckle into those brooms and come on down to Gardner Village.
Note: Parking can be a bit hectic this time of year due to the increase in broom traffic. Our Witches have cast a Parking Attendant spell, so we’ll have pro parkers here to lend a hand and keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee. In exchange, you’ll receive a coupon sheet with each paid auto. An alternate option is to take Trax. The Historic Gardner stop is directly across the street from The Village.
Witches Night Out 2016 Schedule
Here's Witches Night Out at a glance, so you can plan your magic accordingly:
Light the Cauldron
Lucinda and her members from her crew will kick the fesitivies off with by releasing the bewitching spirit upon The Village.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Six Hags Witches Adventure
Do you have what it takes to be a witch? *poof Six Hags play area has been transformed in a place where you can test your skills and see if you're made of witch material.
Cast a Spell at The Witching Bridge (New this year!)
Visit our covered bridge near Kamille's to cast your spell with one of our Witches.
Twist with a Witch
Weave your way around a magical pole and enjoy a mystical chant with your sister witches. Located near Naborhood Bakery and Down to Earth.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Food! Food! Food!
Tasty witch potions at every turn, including booths, Naborhood Bakery, a special menu at Archibald's, and the tastiest of treats at Chocolate Covered Wagon.
Pick Your Potion
Enjoy a Diet Coke and a cookie with Brazzilla at the Coke trailer. Or practice your witch mixs by brewing up your own soda concoction in a WitchFest souvenir mug (while supplies last).
7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Win big. We have prizes from our shops, a year's supply of Diet Coke, and even a trip to see the Ellen Degeneres Show up for grabs. Enter at the registration tent in Center Court. Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at both 7PM and 9PM. May the luck of the witch be with you!
Put that wonderful wand wave into action at this annual favorite activity. All witches 18 years of age and older are invited to show us their magic moves. We'll gather at the Main Stage in the Center Court to get the party started.
Please....WitchFest is for whimsical witches only, no masks allowed.
The lively night comes to a close at this bewitching ceremony in the Center Court.
New this Year for 2016!
Witches for the win! While you’re here, making your witchy rounds, make sure you enter to win a trip for two to the Ellen Degeneres Show and a year’s supply of Diet Potion… errr, Coke—Diet Coke!
Cast your spell at the Witching Bridge, located at the covered bridge between Kamille's and Aunt Elsies Trinkets and Treasures.
And dine at Archibald’s Restaurant. This witch business is hard work. Keep your energy up with a meal at Archibald’s Restaurant. We’ve conjured up a special menu of your favorite eats. The real treat? It’s full of dishes we can prepare quickly, leaving you with plenty of time for shopping, dancing, and magical memory making.
Know before you go. Our Who’s Who of Gardner Village Witches continues this week, so you can go into the Witches Night Out hoopla prepared. Here are a few more of our whacky witchies (see the complete list here):
Witches Night Out is the prime time to get your witch on, so don’t forget to pack the Selfie Stick in the trunk of your broomstick before you hit the skies. And don’t forget to post your pics online using hashtags #gardnervillagewitches, #witchesnightout, #findawitch, #gardnervillage, and #HATtitude. We want to feature your ferocious (and friendly!) photos here. Not a social(media) butterfly? No worries. Simply email those shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love this sweet candycorn witch, posted by @arkmcaffee on Instagram!
What a cute patch of pumpkins! Thanks for tagging us, @sydney_tastefullyfrugal! We love seeing those happy smiles!
There are plenty of photo opps throughout Gardner Village, but this might be our favorite. With a face like that, it's easy to see how such a sweetheart could easily be spoiled rotten.
It’s time to polish the points on those hats and work the kinks out of those shoes. We’ll see you at Witches Night Out soon!