Let's start this Spooky season off with; “The Ghosts of Smuttynose”

York Parks and Recreation present “The Ghosts of Smuttynose”, featuring witches, a haunted schoolhouse, folk lore and the infamous murder at Museums of Olde York, Friday, October 18, 5:30-8pm. General admission $5. Call (207)[masked] for information, or contact our sponsor, George Hosker-Bouley (978)[masked][masked]

 Returning for a second year the wildly successful “The Ghosts of Smuttynose” has added new thrills and an expanded site to thrill and scare people of all ages. The haunted-house style performance of Maine’s most famous murder will return in Jefferds Tavern alongside an expanded site that includes a haunted schoolhouse, scary true stories told in the town cemetery, a smoking witches cauldron complete with hags of yore and ghost stories, ghouls, folklore and the truth behind some of witches secrets.

 This expanded celebration comes off the success of last years “The Ghosts of Smuttynose” where 17 students directed by George Hosker-Bouley created a haunted- house style chilling performance of the planning, plotting and the eventual murders carried out by convicted murderer Lewis Wagner. This performance will once again be presented with an expanded site to encapsulate the true spirit of Halloween.

 Walk into the eerie light of the cemetery to hear ghost stories detailing some fun and some historical scares. The historical schoolhouse will bring as much terror as an unexpected pop quiz as you hear the ranting’s and ravings of a truly “mad” teacher. Escape from the schoolhouse only to walk into a coven of witches brewing up scares and foreboding around their cauldron. Discover why witches carry brooms and some of their other secrets if you dare.

 Presented by the Yorks Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Museums of Olde York this event will truly kick off the haunting season in grand style.

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  • gayle

    That was fun. nice to meet all of you
    what a great guitarist and good tunes to dance to

    October 20, 2013

  • Pete M.

    Good seeing everyone. My favorite was the lesson on how not to be judged a witch. BTW, the Cove closed at 8:30! The new owner has scaled back closing time again?

    October 20, 2013

    • DENISE D

      So where did you guys eat?

      October 20, 2013

  • Dave F.

    By George it wax fun!

    October 19, 2013

  • Laurie L.

    The actual show was decent, however the hour long wait was frustrating.

    October 19, 2013

  • Doug C

    An enjoyable evening with a great cast of carecters. Entertaining and informative at the same time.

    October 19, 2013

  • Pete M.

    Hi, I will be there at 6:30. Was planning on going to the Cove on Long Sands Beach afterwards. Nice bar upstairs and decent food.
    Pete

    October 18, 2013

  • Dana O.

    Thanks for steering the ship Doug. I know you guys are all going to have a great time at yet another George Hosker-Bouley production! His shows are always fantastic!!! So have fun, we'll see you soon.

    October 18, 2013

  • Doug C

    I've been told that parking might be difficult Friday because York is having their Harvest Fest starting on Friday afternoon. There are some alternate parking sites if the lot at the Tavern is full. Some people park at York hospital, the entrance can be accessed by the road across from Cumberland Farms, there is also an elementary school right on the main road that should be open to park in. There is also a shopping plaza a short way down the road that is a short walk back to the Tavern. Thanks Cathy for letting me know about these alternate parking sites.

    Hope to see a lot of you at 6:30.

    October 17, 2013

  • gayle

    Is anyone coming from the seacoast that wants to carpool?

    October 17, 2013

  • Doug C

    I would suggest carpooling if possible because the parking lot is rather small.

    October 17, 2013

  • Doug C

    I just got back from the tavern and it is fairly easy to find. Take I95 north into Maine and take Exit 7 (York exit), as you get off the exit stay in your right lane. Go to the lights and turn right onto Route 1 and get in the left lane. Go to the first set of lights (about 3/10s of a mile ) and turn left onto Route 1A. Follow Route 1A approx. 8/10ths of a mile and turn right on Lindsay road, the tavern is on the corner. Take the first right into the parking lot.
    We can meet in the visitors center to buy tickets at 6:30. Visitors center is straight up the walk way from the parking lot, you'll walk past the school house and tavern on your way to the visitor's center.
    If you need to contact me my cell phone is[masked]-1323.
    I'll check back here later and see what people think.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Doug C

    Hi all,
    Dana asked me to step in for him because he is unable to make it.
    The address for the Tavern is 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909. I think 6:30 would be a good time to meet, a lot of people work and this will give them time to get home and head to York. I am going to take a run over this afternoon and check it out and figure out a meeting place. I will post it a little later. If anyone has any suggestions let me know. I'm headed out to check this place out.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • cathy k

    I was wondering to. what time to meet and where?..the Harvestfest is in York at that time so it may be difficult to park if your not familiar with the area....

    October 17, 2013

  • Susan

    I thought we were meeting @ 5:30.

    October 17, 2013

  • Doug C

    Is the group going to set a time to meet and go through togther?
    Or is everyone doing this on their own when they happen to get there.

    October 17, 2013

    • Anna

      I'd like to go through at 6pm then see if anyone wants to go grab a bite to eat....

      October 17, 2013

  • Karyl A.

    my work sched changed and now i work friday nights!! I wanted to do this one!! Bummer

    October 9, 2013

    • Dana O.

      Work, well that just always seems to get in the way!

      October 14, 2013

    • Dana O.

      Gee Karyl, your work is just becoming such a burden! :|

      October 14, 2013

  • Kelly

    I am not able to attend because I can't handle people jumping out at me. Sounds like a fun time!

    October 14, 2013

  • gayle

    Sounds great i cant wait

    October 13, 2013

  • Carla

    The location says Old Town, ME- I'm assuming thats a mistake and it's in York? I would like to go but won't know till last minute.

    October 13, 2013

  • aRLENE T.

    unfortuneatly I have to work late!

    October 8, 2013

  • Susan

    Sounds fun!

    October 4, 2013

  • eleanor

    Sounds wonderful and a great way to start off the "spooky" season!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Jodi N.

    I am sooooo bummed I will not be in town for this - Dana - do you know if this is a one-time thing that George is doing? I love the Smuttynose tales!

    September 18, 2013

    • Dana O.

      Unfortunately it is Jodi. But we have many more surprises in store that'll be coming up throughout the holiday season!

      1 · September 18, 2013

    • Jodi N.

      Thanks Dana! Appreciate your answer! :)

      1 · September 18, 2013

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