Weekend Fun Advisory

By on 26 October, 2010 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Halloween rubber head in a jar. That's the spirit! (A friend of ours made this!)

Halloween is almost here. As we noted a few weeks ago, the River Region (and its environs) offer plenty of opportunities to get your fright on. Over the last few weeks, we’ve noticed a few other goings-on around town that we wanted to share with you.

First up is the Halloween Flea Market. They (by which we mean the collection of sellers gathered under a rough unifying umbrella group) put together a Facebook page, and it’s almost making us wish we were going to be in town to witness the craziness. Evidently the event (Saturday and Sunday) marks the return of a monthly Montgomery flea market — which we are totally psyched about, even though we’re not major shoppers.

Then there’s the Farm to Fork Food Invasion over at Hampstead. Yes, this isn’t in Midtown, (and has nothing really to do with Halloween) but it’s still for a good cause and sounds fun. Proceeds evidently go to benefit Montgomery’s new downtown farm, and the music and food look amazing. There’s a sold out dinner Friday night, but it’s not too late to buy tickets for Saturday’s 2-5 food expo at Ham and High, followed by music (and, presumably, drinks) across the street at The Tipping Point.

Friday night brings the annual Winter Place open house. We’ve been meaning to go for a while, but this year we really mean it. Not familiar with Winter Place? It’s a good story. Visit their website. The open house is Friday from 5-10. There will be barbeque, beverages, and historic preservation talk! It should be a super interesting evening which won’t in any way interfere with your Sunday plans to trick and or treat. Just be careful if you plan on rolling someone’s house as part of your “tricking.” And be careful if you catch someone doing it to you.

Friday’s a busy night. If you hit Winter House early, you might make the Haunting on the Harriott II. According to the City, the cruise will have live entertainment, food, Halloween drink specials and a costume contest. The cost is $35 for adults, and the boat boards at 7:30p.m. The cruise itself is from 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m. On Saturday night, the Harriott II sails again with a “Tricks N Treats Cruise” featuring a full meal, crafts and costumes for kids, games, and candy. Cost is $39 for adults and $18 for children ages 3-12. Ship boards at  5:30p.m., and sails from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. For more information, call 241-2100.

Finally, Saturday is the Loachapoka Syrup Sopping Day. Expect plenty of syrup, things to sop it with, and vendors of crafts of all kinds. The tiny town usually has a population under 150, but more than 15,000 come to experience the Syrup Sop. It’s close to Montgomery, and on the plus side syrup consumption might get your system ready for Halloween sugar shock.

Kate and Stephen are Midtown residents with a cat, a garden, an old house and a sense of adventure. They write about life in Midtown here and about life in Montgomery at their blog Lost in Montgomery.

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