Halloween festivities to take place in, around Cullowhee

Halloween weekend, being right around the corner, will be filled with haunted trails, parties, costumes, and of course trick-or-treating.

Many events will be held on Western Carolina’s Campus. Last Minute Productions is hosting a Halloween and video dance party in the Brown Building on Friday Oct. 29 starting at 9 p.m. The event will cost $5 and the Balsam Range Bluegrass will provide music for the event.

Greek Life is also hosting “Hall-O-Ween” trick or treating in the Village. Everyone in the Village will dress up in kid friendly costumes and host the event for the kids in the community.

There are also many Halloween themed events happening off campus. The Boneshack, the new restaurant and bar located on Main Street, will host a costume party on Friday, Oct. 29. The bar will feature drink specials and prices for that night. You can find the Boneshack on Facebook to get the information as it is released.

Also downtown, Trick or Treat on “Treat Street” will take place in Sylva on October, 30. The Downtown Sylva Association and downtown merchants will celebrate Halloween from 2-5 p.m. with trick or treating and other fun activities in downtown Sylva.  They are inviting everyone to come out and enjoy an afternoon in the community filled with fall colors, festive costumes, spooky stories, loads of candy, and much more.

If you are looking for an event to send chills up your spine, Saunooke Village in Cherokee can do just that.  There is an old abandoned mine shaft that was owned by a greedy, money hungry man who never let his miners come out of the mine. When the mine collapsed over 100 years ago, the miners, as well as the owner were killed. The owners still haunts the mine protecting his treasure.

There are two tunnels in the mind people can visit. One tunnel, “puppy dogs and rainbows”, is a treasure hunt for kids. The second tunnel, “enter at your own risk”, puts the willing visitor in an elevator and drops 588 ft. below the earth’s surface. Student tickets are $5 and regular tickets are $6.