Southern Coalition for the ARTS is at work again planning a Halloween Fest for the first weekend of October in downtown Logan. The weekend will consist of to two events: Halloween Fest on Friday October 2nd and Kids Fest on Saturday October 3rd.
The theme for October 2nd will be “Night of the Living Dead” and promises to be a night full of “horrific entertainment,” according to Managing Director Jamie Butcher. “We are going to have a Zombie Run 5K, live music with two very well-known bands: the Big Bad and Let the Guilty Hang, a Parade of the Walking Dead, and we will cap the night off with a special promotional premiere of the Addams Family at Midnight.” All the events will take place in downtown near Hot Cup and the live performance of the Addams Family will be at the Coalfield Jamboree Theatre just down the street in downtown Logan.
“It is important for us to have cool, fun things going on in downtown. We wanted to create an event that would give teens and adults a reason to come to downtown in the evening,” Butcher said. “Registration for the 5K begins near Hot Cup at 8 pm, and the race and live music will kick-off at 9 pm. Hot Cup will be open, Rock City Bakery will be selling their wares, and we will have some vendors from the bands including artwork and interesting jewelry.” The big finale for the night will be a Midnight showing of the Addams Family, a new broadway show based on the cult-classic television series and movies. In this live production, the Addams family members dance on the graves of the Addams’ family past and bring to life the dead ancestors for one night of celebration and to help Uncle Fester in dealing with Wednesday’s new problem. “That is where we got the Halloween Fest theme for this year: Night of the Living Dead,” Butcher said. “At 11 pm, there will be a Parade of the Walking Dead. The Zombie Ancestors of the Addams Family will lead this parade from the Hot Cup to the Coalfield Jamboree as the theatre opens for people to take their seats for the show.”
Saturday October 3rd will be dedicated to the young children. There will be a trunk or treat in front of the Coalfield Jamboree Theatre, near the Courthouse, as well as carnival games and face-painting. Butcher added, “All outside activities will be free to for children and for this one night only, there will be a special Kid’s admission price of just $5.00 at the door.” (All advance ticket sales will be regular price of $12.00). Kid’s are also encouraged to dress in costume for the Saturday, October 3rd show and there will be a costume contest with prizes during intermission of that particular show. The Addams Family show run will continue October 9th and 10th at 7 pm and October 11 at 2 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
8 pm – Registration for Zombie Run 5k begins (No Pre-Registration)
9 pm – Zombie Run 5k begins
9 pm – Live Music begins
11 pm – Parade of the Walking Dead
Midnight – Addams Family Live Production by the ARTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
5:30 Trunk or Treat and carnival games
7 pm – Addams Family Live Production by the ARTS
Intermission – Costume Contest