Bonfire Bash & Spooky Stroll at Grandfather

Article Published: Oct. 13, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 29, 2011
Bonfire Bash & Spooky Stroll at Grandfather

The moon rises over Grandfather Mountain, which is hosting a Bonfire Bash and Spooky Stroll Oct. 29.

Photo by Jim Morton

Celebrate Halloween with a spooky new opportunity at Grandfather Mountain.

On Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., the mountain will open its gates to guests for a rare after dark event.

The Bonfire Bash and Spooky Stroll will thrill guests with frightening ghost stories told by firelight and guided walks through the pitch-black woods and a spooky cemetery. Local storytellers Maggie Christenbury and Owen Gray lead the night’s eerie tales rich in Appalachian folklore.

Hot apple cider, marshmallow roasting sticks and chairs will be provided. Guests should bring blankets, flashlights and s’more ingredients to enjoy around the fire.

All proceeds from the Bonfire Bash go toward renovations on Grandfather’s eagle habitat. These renovations include building a roof for the habitat that will play a vital role in sheltering any partially flighted eagles that the mountain may house in the future.

To learn more about this project or to reserve a spot for this event, contact the habitat staff at (828) 733-8715. Admission is $15 per person. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

Grandfather Mountain is located on U.S. 221, two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305.

For more information, call (800) 468-7325 or visit

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