Historic Rugby’s annual “Ghostly Gathering” celebration will take place on October 21 and 28 (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 a ghost movie, then 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.)

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children through the 12th grade.  Reservations are required and it is suggested that they be made early since the event usually sells out.For reservations, visit our online store or more information, call 423-628-2441..