Complete Boo! Fest Schedule
Shepherdstown will celebrate Halloween this year by holding its first annual Boo!Fest.
Most events will be free; those that will require an admission fee are noted on the schedule.
In addition to the scheduled activities, many of the town's restaurants will offer Halloween-themed menus throughout the period. Check with your favorite restaurants for details.
Details of some activities may change. Please check the Shepherdstown Visitor's Center website at www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com for the latest schedule information. If you have questions, contact Visitor's Center Director Jan Hafer at 304-876-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct/ 25
9-11 p.m. First Annual Vampire Ball. (Admission fee.) Shepherdstown Community Club, 102 East German Street. Proceeds benefit Club programs.
Saturday, Oct. 26
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market. Train Station, 100 Audrey Egle Drive.
10 a.m. Zombie Run! at the Shepherd University Wellness Center. (Admission fee.) A Relay for Life Event proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.
12-1:30 p.m. Monster Mask Making. Trinity Episcopal Church churchyard, corner Church and German Streets. (Rain Location: Stone House at 112 West German Street).
12-1:30 p.m. Get Your Zombie ON! Part One. Zombie make-up demonstration by nationally known make-up artist: R.J. Haddy, Reynolds Hall, 109 North King Street. Make-up kits available for purchase.
12-2 p.m. Hallowed Grounds. History as told through the churches and graveyards of Shepherdstown. Tour leaves from King and German streets.
2-3:30 p.m. Film: The Nightmare before Christmas. 1993 animated family movie by Tim Burton. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 West German Street.
2-4 p.m. Global/Local Fusion Food Tasting. Food tasting of international recipes using locally grown food. Stone House at 112 West German Street.
3 p.m.-closing. Tarot Card readings at Shaharazade's Restaurant & Tea Room, 141 West German Street.
3:30-5 p.m. Pumpkin Painting. Trinity Episcopal Church churchyard. (Rain Location: Stone House at 112 West German Street).
3:30-5 p.m. Get Your Zombie ON! Part One-Again. Continuation of Zombie make-up demonstration by nationally known make-up artist: R.J. Haddy, Reynolds Hall. Make-up kits available for purchase.
4-6 p.m. Haunted House open. Shepherdstown Community Club.
5-7:30 p.m. Creepy Cocktail Crawl. Special Halloween adult beverages for sale at participating restaurants.
5-6:30 p.m. Get Your Zombie ON! Part 2. Learn the "Thriller" Zombie Dance from Instructor Jennifer Seeley and the "Shepherd University Zombie Core." King Street in front of Town Hall. No make-up or costume required
5-8:30 p.m. Bonfire with cider and candied apples for sale. King Street at German Street corner.
7-8:30 p.m. Get your Zombie ON! Part 3: Zombie Street Dance. Come all zombies, zombie fans and "Thriller" dancers?Everyone is welcome to join the Zombies and dance in the street. King Street in front of Town Hall.
8-9 p.m. Walking Ghost Tour. (Admission fee.) Meet at the Mecklenburg Inn; bring a flashlight.
8:30 p.m. Tilted Torch Spook-o-rama Variety Show. (Admission fee.) Shepherdstown Opera House. Audience costumes welcome.
9-11 p.m. Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The 1975 classic. Reynolds Hall. Characters welcome. Bring your own supplies or buy at show.
Sunday, Oct. 27
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepherdstown Farmers Market. North King Street, behind the Library.
12-2 p.m. Haunted House Open. Shepherdstown Community Club.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Book Readings of favorite Halloween Tales. Children 10 and under. Four Season's Book Store, 116 West German Street.
1-2 p.m. Registration for Halloween Costume Parade for People and Pets (see below). Shepherdstown Visitor Center's Tent at King and German streets.
1-3 p.m. Hallowed Grounds. History as told through the churches and graveyards of Shepherdstown. Tour leaves from King and German Streets.
1-2 p.m. Meet your Friendly, Neighborhood Ghosts. (Admission fee.) Family-friendly walking ghost tour. Meet at the Mecklenburg Inn; ends at the Entler Hotel with a special chat about the Entler ghost.
2-4 p.m. Cider and candied apples for sale. King Street at German Street corner.
2:30-4 p.m. Halloween Costume Parade for People and Pets. Walk the runway in your Halloween Best. King Street in front of Town Hall.
3 p.m.-closing. Tarot Card readings at Shaharazade's Restaurant & Tea Room.
Monday, Oct. 28
5-7 p.m. Performance/ Readings of Edgar Allan Poe classics. Bistro 112 Restaurant, 112 West German Street. Buy dinner and enjoy the show.
7-8:30 p.m. Film: Frankenstein. (Admission fee.) 1931 original Boris Karloff version. Shepherdstown Opera House
9-10:30 p.m. Film: Dracula. (Admission fee.) 1931 original Bela Lugosi version. Shepherdstown Opera House
Tuesday, Oct. 29
10:30 a.m. Costume Parade followed by Halloween Story Time and Crafts. For infants through age 5. Meet outside Shepherdstown Library for parade; proceed to Shepherdstown Community Club next door for Story Time and Crafts.
5-7 p.m. Performance/ Readings of Stephen King classics. Domestic restaurant, 117 East German Street. Buy dinner and enjoy the show.
7-8:30 p.m. "Appalachian Haints and Hauntings" with storyteller Lyn Ford. Auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, North King Street. Sponsored by the WV Humanities Council and Shepherd University/
Wednesday, Oct. 30
4:30-8 p.m. Spooktacular All-You-Can-Eat Dinner. (Admission fee.) Kid-friendly. Shepherd University Student Center.
6-8 p.m. Performance/Reading of scary, classic West Virginia tales. Yellow Brick Bank restaurant, 201 East German Street. Buy dinner and enjoy the show.
7-9 p.m. 13th Annual Shep-or-Treat Halloween. Halloween games and events for children ages 14 and under. Shepherd University Student Center.
7-8:30 p.m. Film: Night of the Living Dead. (Admission fee.) 1990 remake of the 1968 classic. Shepherdstown Opera House
9-10:30 p.m. Film: House of 1000 Corpses. (Admission fee.) 2003 film, written and directed by Rob Zombie. Shepherdstown Opera House.
Thursday, Oct. 31
10:30-11:30 a.m. Shepherdstown Day Care Center Halloween Parade. German Street, from Princess to King streets.
4-5 p.m. Scary Story Reading & Crafts. For children of all ages. Shepherdstown Library.
6-9 p.m. Haunted House Open. Shepherdstown Community Center.
DUSK-8 p.m. Traditional trick or treating in Shepherdstown.