Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ghoultide Gathering

It was a chilly morning this past Saturday when Kristen, Richard and I set out for the hour and a half drive to Northville, MI for Ghoultide Gathering. After hearing about the event from our friend Jennie for a few years, this year our curiosity got the best of us and we decided to attend. Here is the line to get into Mill Race Village.

We were greeted with life size pumpkin scarecrows!
The 5th annual event was from 10-2, but die hard collectors came for the special Friday night showing from 6-9. We heard that some people lined up at 8:00 in the morning on Friday, undeterred by the rain that day!

Here's Richard and I with Jennie Hepler of The Prim Pumpkin! It's through Jennie that we had heard about the event. She is a wonderful Halloween doll artist, and recently got married. The weekend to Ghoultide was her and Joe's honeymoon! You can see Richard's pumpkin feet hanging (the socks were a gift from Jennie). They didn't allow strollers, and this was the first time I was going to use his carrier for a good length of time. He's such a laid back baby though that he did great!

They did not allow pictures inside the buildings that housed the artists, but to see some of the fabulous artwork you can follow the links on the Ghoultide site. The other historic buildings were open to tour as well. The village was surrounded by a stream and little bridges, making the setting so magical. Kristen did manage to snag a picture of this artist's sign, for the peacock feathers of course!

Getting Richard introduced to Halloween right away!

Kristen of Once Upon a Spiderweb.

The sun finally managed to break through and warm things up a bit. It was a wonderful experience for us Halloween lovers! Stay tuned for my next post that details our next stop of that October 1st Saturday: The Rustbelt Market.

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