Folk Halloween Revival

A Vintage Halloween Experience

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For centuries, there were no mass produced Halloween costumes.  People hand crafted their own costumes for All Hallow's Eve.  With Halloween's commercialization by the 1960s, their mass production nearly extinguished this ancient folk art along with most of the rest of our ancestors' folk traditions.  Together, we will revive them.

Exhume the old ways with Candlelight Frights this Halloween.

BACK FROM THE GRAVE, 

REAL HALLOWEEN 

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Journey through Halloween past where you may find inspiration for your own ghoulishly delightful costume ideas.

Wear a purchased costume if you must but to exhume this folk art, join us at Artisan Alley to create your costume like your ancestors did.  

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Peer into the past through highlights showcasing last year's Candlelight Frights.  Rediscover tradition far richer than trick-or-treating, mask wearing, & apple bobbing.

Save the dates (scroll down).  Tickets are on sale now.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
See what some of our past participants have to say!
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Join Candlelight Frights for an immersive, interactive, authentic Hallow's Eve experience.  

Do something different this Hallowe'en. 

BACK FROM THE GRAVE, 

REAL HALLOWEEN.

Exhume the long forgotten traditions of your ancestors intimated by the ancients

•  Fortune-telling •  Halloween Party Customs, Traditions & Games (1820-1970s) •  

• Ghost/witch folk tales by candlelight •

•  Field & Farm Traditions  •  Handcrafted Costume Workshops • 

Creative Costume Contest  •  Beer or Cider / Snacks

•  Snap Apple Night/Nutcrack Night Fire, Candle, & Nut Traditions •

•  Murder Mystery (each night)  •  Find Your True Love •

•  Solve escape room style clues & discover local macabre history

•  Candlelit Halloween superstition walk

VIP Premium Experiences: Historical exploration of Victorian-era practices and traditions surrounding the afterlife 

Save the Dates! 

Venue:  Izaak Walton Clubhouse (just past Fort Caspar)

Wednesday, October 25-Tuesday October 31, 2023


Casper Heritage Harvest Festival:

Ticket Bundles w/ Allied Community Orgs:

 (bundle & save, get $5 off ticket price when you bundle)

The VIP Experience


9 PM-midnight ($30):

Wed 10/25, Thurs 10/26, Fri 10/27, Sat 10/28 & Tues 10/31


includes

The full candlelight vintage handmade Halloween experience 

AND 

two premium experiences:



I: The Premium Dumb Supper

In this Victorian tradition, people ate a meal for wandering spirits at midnight before taking a bite of a soul cake and exiting the venue in reverse to sleep with the soul cake under their pillow in order to dream of their true love.   


II: The Premium Voyage into Vintage Victorian Spiritualism 

entertaining, captivating and interactive theatrical presentations and historically authentic demonstrations providing a unique opportunity to explore Victorian-era practices and traditions surrounding the afterlife (you can go to both when you choose the VIP experience):


Spirit mediumship

An immersive journey into the mysteries of Victorian spiritualism with a certified medium


The Tools and Practices of Spiritualism:  

Step into the Past: A Glimpse into Victorian Culture - Discover the Surprising Practices of Spiritualism:  A guided exploration of the tools of Victorian spiritual practices and traditions 


An the appointed eve, Samhain, Pomonalia, All Hallow's Eve, Halloweven, or Hallowe'en

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023




Family friendly Experience & Jack O Lantern carving contest 

(None of the scary historical spiritualism stuff, but all the fun party traditions, take your ghouls trick-or-treating then bring em by for some party tradition action & carving contest)

4-6 PM: $10 (BYOP/TT*)

*Bring your own pumpkin or turnip & carving tools OR buy one from us for $15

CIDER & HOT CHOCOLATE 



Hallow's Eve Early Experience

GET EXPERIENCED EARLY (MINUS VIP) & DO YOUR THING AFTER

6-9 pm: $20


The VIP Experience: 

9 PM-midnight: $30

 (I) Dumb Supper  &

(II) premium Voyage into vintage Victorian Spiritualism Historical Demonstrations (included) 


(III) costume contest live voting 

includes participants from all nights 

(10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31)

Cast votes between 10-11 PM on 10/31 

CLICK HERE for more information

Abandoned houses are the ideal spots for old-fashioned dumb suppers. SIMON WEBSTER / ALAMY

Abandoned houses are the ideal spots for old-fashioned dumb suppers. SIMON WEBSTER / ALAMY 

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