Some Unique Halloween Eve Happenings in the Lakes Region

halloweenStrange and spooky creatures will be prowling dusky streets exchanging tricks and treats in many towns next week, marking the culmination of the harvest season and ushering in the return of darkness. There is a chill in the air, and folks everywhere are hunkering down for the coming winter. But before we settle in, there are some fun opportunities for us grown-up kids to celebrate and welcome this festive holiday amongst friends and strangers alike. Here are a few unusual ways to get out and about the night before Halloween…

Ghost Story GalaThe Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich kicks off its 27th season of Storytelling Dinners with a night of haunting ghost stories on Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:30pm. Six compelling storytellers will be at this popular inn and restaurant to tell their favorite spine-tingling tales! Taking turns in the spotlight will be: White Mountain storytellers Ed Fayle and Joan Veilleux, central NH storytellers Lauretta Phillips and Peter Brodeur, and seacoast area storytellers Angela Klingler and Shelley Hersey. Each Corner House storytelling season begins the Thursday before Halloween, and continues on Thursday evenings through the end of May. The cost is $19.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes salad, entrée, glass of wine, dessert, and coffee. For more information, visit the Corner House in website at or to make a reservation please contact Don Brown at 603-284-6219 or

The Night Before HalloweenThe Night Before Halloween – A Wine & Art Treat – The lakes gallery at chi-lin in Meredith presents Landscapes, From East to West, a new exhibit that will run through November and includes fifteen artists from all over the world. Guests who attend this special opening will be able to share a glass of wine or tea with New Hampshire artists Kathleen Brennan, Mary Graham, Andy Moerlein, Patricia Giebutowski, and Bruce Iverson. The evening continues with a short stroll around the corner—past “The American Dog” sculpture—to Hermit Woods Winery, where visitors can sample a variety of local wines with cheese and crackers. (Guests must purchase a wine glass to sample wine.) Artwork from the exhibit and a wide selection of workshops available this November & December can be found at More information on the award-winning wines of Hermit Woods can be found at

Phantom of the OperaThe Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth will be showing this classic 1925 silent film on Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm, accompanied by live music by Jeff Rapsis. Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber created the hit stage musical, this silent film adaptation of the classic French novel starring Lon Chaney helped place ‘Phantom’ firmly in the pantheon of both horror and romance. Just in time for Halloween! Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at or by calling 603-536-2551.

Come to the Lakes Region for some fabulous pre-Halloween fun!

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit and And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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