Rocky Hill set to go ghoulish

October 26, 2012 by  

With Halloween looming, Rocky Hill is getting set to celebrate the spooky season with a host of events, parties, and gatherings. Print companies and shops all over the town are no doubt readying posters, banners, and all manner of stationery for the events.

One venture which is sure to prove popular with many is the Witches and Tombstones Tours. Already attended by many last weekend, the Halloween weekend itself on October 27 and 28 will no doubt attract many to this spooky happening.

Presented by the Wethersfield‘s Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, the 90-minute tours will start at the Buttolph-Williams House. Itself the setting of ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’ by Elizabeth George Speare, scary tales of the Wethersfield Witch Trial will be regaled upon the audience.

The next destination is the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground. Learning about murders and death, guests will be able to see warnings from history inscribed on the tombstones of the long since passed.

Continuing the journey, attendees will then see a 19th century wake up-close and personal at the Isaac Stevens House. Also hearing stories of illnesses treated their and the residents’ fears of being buried alive, it will be a terrifying end to proceedings.

It is not all fright and fear though, with many other local events and activities being advertised for the whole family. Poster printing has been advertising a number of pumpkin patches, for example.

A selection of the best is taking place at Bishops Farms, Drazen Orchards, and Ives Farm. With pumpkins able to be picked for carving the best jack-o-lanterns, as well as hayrides, candy, and costumes parties, there is a great deal to get keep everyone entertained.