Historic Rugby’s annual “Ghostly Gathering” celebration will take place on October 17 and 24 (Saturdays) this year at 6pm Eastern.

The yearly Halloween-season celebration is a favorite among village visitors, who enjoy a homemade chili dinner with dessert at the Historic Rugby Community Building, followed by candle and oil lamp tours of several historic buildings dating back to the early 1880s.

During the tour, guests meet the “ghosts” of some of Rugby’s earliest residents and hear their stories, along with stories about the village’s numerous other ghosts (what would a Victorian English village be without a few good ghosts?)

This is followed by hot cider around a bonfire, with more spooky stories provided by the Tale Tellers of East Tennessee State University. (Stories move inside to the Rebecca Johnson Theatre in case of rain.)

Reservations are required and it is suggested that they be made early since the event usually sells out. Cost, including dinner, is $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 6 through high school. The event is not suitable for children under 6. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-214-3400 or email rugbyeducation@highland.net.

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