It's October in small town America (also known as Hammond, Louisiana) and we have some awesome tricks and treats going on around town this month.
First up is the Boo's, Brews, and Costumes at Blackened Brew in downtown Hammond on October 27th.
They are going to have some special brews this evening in addition to all the awesome ones they usually have. Come in 80's attire and get 10% off your meal! There is also a costume contest with a chance to win cash or Founders Brewing swag. The staff will make you feel welcome and the food is awesome. No one can beat their craft draft selections!
If you like your Halloween spread out over a few days and mixed with arts and culture, then Hammond Horror Fest is for you!
According to their website "The purpose of the Hammond Horror Festival, also known as HHF, is to provide an annual community project for artists of all mediums to showcase their work in an alternative celebration of the arts, while benefiting local arts organizations."
On October 14th, the location for the "Macabre Showcase" will be Hammond's own Gnarly Barley Brewing Company. Events for the evening include viewing of original short horror movies that were made in a 48hr time span, music, a masquerade ball and dancing.
October 15th is the theater event, Seven Tales From the Labyrinth. It is a 24hr theater event, meaning that it will be written, rehearsed, technical aspects worked out and performed in 24hrs.
Pretty neat, huh?
If you are more of the traditional Halloween purist, then this next one is for you, muahahahah. How about a haunted house AND zombie paintball hayride?
Rise Haunted House. I have not experienced this yet. If you follow my blog posts, you know I like to visit our local businesses and events and blog about them.
This one...I'm not so sure. I love a good scare...but after looking at the pictures on the website, I really don't want to go
The site has 2 attractions. The bed and breakfast, who's now deceased (somewhat) owner, spent his fortune on unspeakable experiments on animals, travelers and hitchhikers in an effort to resurrect his beloved wife and son. His hideous and undead experiments now roam the halls in addition to the laboratory where he conducted his vile work.
The other attraction is a zombie paintball hayride in special trailers. Of course the object is to kill the zombies. The catch is you have limited ammo. If everyone runs out of ammo....rumor has it....they eat you.
Rise is open every Friday and Saturday in October. On November 5th is a special evening for horror fans called "lights out". It is just you and your group and a small flashlight. No lights on at all. No thank you.
If you know of any other events this month, shoot me an email so I can spread the word!